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Episode 88 - Discussing the Highs and Lows of The Legend of Zelda Series in the 2010’s Decade

Episode 88 - Discussing the Highs and Lows of The Legend of Zelda Series in the 2010’s Decade

December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! We've got a special holiday treat for you as we jump in the 'best of the decade' bandwagon ad take a look back at the highs and lows of Zelda over the last decade! Breath of the Wild, Skyward Sword's E3 demo, incredible trailers, Hyrule Historia, and more! Don't miss this one!

From all of us, thank you for your support and we hope you get to eat a ton of food this week!

Episode 87 - Game Awards Reactions and Grading the Nintendo Switch’s 2019

Episode 87 - Game Awards Reactions and Grading the Nintendo Switch’s 2019

December 17, 2019

So... the Game Awards. Yikes. As you no doubt know by now, the Game Awards offered Nintendo fans a whole big steaming plate of nothing, offering three and a half hours worth of content with exactly zero really notable Nintendo announcements. In this weeks sow, we talk about our reactions and how long into the show until we all started drinking (spoiler: not long). All this, plus looking back on the year that was for the Nintendo Switch!

We talk all of Nintendo's ups and downs for the year, so make sure you don't miss out on this episode!

Episode 86 - Will We See Breath of the Wild 2 at the Game Awards, Plus Predictions!

Episode 86 - Will We See Breath of the Wild 2 at the Game Awards, Plus Predictions!

December 10, 2019

Hello and welcome to another episode! This weeks show is all about the Game Awards - predicting the winners, talking about how much Fire Emblem Three Houses was snubbed, speculating on the last Smash Bros. DLC character, and asking the million dollar question: do we see Breath of the Wild 2?!

Join us as we have some fun talking about gaming's biggest award show of the year!

Episode 85 - We Review the Best Zelda Ever 2019 List and Pick Out What We Agree and Disagree With

Episode 85 - We Review the Best Zelda Ever 2019 List and Pick Out What We Agree and Disagree With

December 3, 2019

Zelda Dungeon recently launched its biggest feature of the year with its Best Zelda Ever 2019 Edition List, so the crew get together and weight in on what they think of each games placement. How did Twilight Princess rank so high? How did Skyward Sword rank so low? Do too many people have rosy colored glasses when it comes to A Link to the Past? And most importantly - how does Kevin live with himself ranking Tri Force Heroes as his favorite Zelda?!

All this and more in this action packed episode!

Episode 84 - Debating All The Aspects That Make Skyward Sword the Most Divisive Game Ever

Episode 84 - Debating All The Aspects That Make Skyward Sword the Most Divisive Game Ever

November 26, 2019

Put your fighting gloves on 'cause it's time to pick your side in the Zelda Dungeon Civil War! With Best Zelda Ever 2019 coming this week, Andy, Alasyn, and Rod reflect on the most divisive Zelda game ever: Skyward Sword. You either love it or you hate it, and we examine why that is. Does Demise undermine Ganon? Were the controls really that bad? Is Fi the best or worst companion? Where do we fall on narrative vs exploration?

These questions are just the tip of the iceberg! I think this is one of the best episodes ever of The Champions' Cast, so give it a listen and let us know where you fall!

Episode 83 - How Pokémon Sword & Shield Reminds Us of Breath of the Wild

Episode 83 - How Pokémon Sword & Shield Reminds Us of Breath of the Wild

November 19, 2019

Hello everybody and welcome to The Champions' Cast Pokémon Cast! With not a lot of Zelda news going on, the crew decides to deep dive into the world of Pokémon Sword and Shield! What are our initial impressions? Do we like the Galar region? What aspects of these games remind us of Breath of the Wild? Is this game groundbreaking enough to be called "the BOTW of Pokémon"? Maybe most importantly, is Hop the most annoying character Nintendo has ever created? Plus, why Okamiden is worth your time!

Come join Andy and Alasyn as they take a week off from Zelda and talk Pokémon!

 

Episode 82 - It’s Pokemon x Zelda! Which Pokemon Type Would These Zelda Characters Have?

Episode 82 - It’s Pokemon x Zelda! Which Pokemon Type Would These Zelda Characters Have?

November 11, 2019

Hello friends and welcome to the first new episode in a couple weeks! This week, in honor of Pokemon Sword and Shields release later this week, the gang sit down and play a game of saying if these Zelda characters were Pokemon trainer, what type of Pokemon would they collect, and which Pokemon in particular would be their go to?

Come play along with us, and remember to like and subscribe!

Episode 81 - A LIVE Reading of Murder in Castle Town – Part 2

Episode 81 - A LIVE Reading of Murder in Castle Town – Part 2

November 5, 2019

The king of Hyrule has been murdered! And Link is on the case!

In this special Halloween edition of The Champions’ Cast, the staff of Zelda Dungeon comes together for a live dramatic reading of “Murder in Castle Town,” a murder mystery fan fiction written last Halloween by our very own Kat Vadam and Rod Lloyd. Listen along as Link investigates the grizzly murder King Hyrule and confronts a colorful cast of suspects. No one can be trusted! And no one is who they claim to be! Intrigue and danger await!

 

The Cast:

Narrator / Link – Rod Lloyd
Zelda – Judy Calder
Ganondorf – David Nystrom
Mutoh – Rod Lloyd
Ingo – Almog Rimmer
Darunia – Brandon Schmitz
Ruto – Alasyn Eletha
Nabooru – Heather Beard
Impa – Alasyn Eletha
King of Hyrule – Gooey Fame
The Mask Salesman – Kat Vadam
Potion Shop Hag – David Nystrom
Hyrule Citizen (Male) – Adam Barham
Hyrule Citizen (Female) – Alison Brunyee
Bartender (Female) – Alison Brunyee
Castle Servant Girl – Heather Beard

Music used:

Twilight Symphony by Zelda Reorchestrated

LA Noire Soundtrack

Breath of the Wild Soundtrack

Twilight Princess Soundtrack

Time's End by Theophany

A Timeless Lullaby - Brock Hewitt: Stories in Sound

Majora's Mask: Boss Battle Orchestral Arrangement - The Noble Demon

Princess in the Sanctuary - RebeccaETripp

Safety in the Sanctuary - Verdegrand

Episode 80 - A LIVE Reading of Murder in Castle Town - Part 1!

Episode 80 - A LIVE Reading of Murder in Castle Town - Part 1!

October 29, 2019

The king of Hyrule has been murdered! And Link is on the case!

In this special Halloween edition of The Champions' Cast, the staff of Zelda Dungeon comes together for a live dramatic reading of "Murder in Castle Town," a murder mystery fan fiction written last Halloween by our very own Kat Vadam and Rod Lloyd. Listen along as Link investigates the grizzly murder King Hyrule and confronts a colorful cast of suspects. No one can be trusted! And no one is who they claim to be! Intrigue and danger await!

The Cast:

Narrator / Link - Rod Lloyd
Zelda - Judy Calder
Ganondorf - David Nystrom
Mutoh - Rod Lloyd
Ingo - Almog Rimmer
Darunia - Brandon Schmitz
Ruto - Alasyn Eletha
Nabooru - Heather Beard
Impa - Alasyn Eletha
King of Hyrule - Gooey Fame
The Mask Salesman - Kat Vadam
Potion Shop Hag - David Nystrom
Hyrule Citizen (Male) - Adam Barham
Hyrule Citizen (Female) - Alison Brunyee
Bartender (Female) - Alison Brunyee
Castle Servant Girl - Heather Beard

Music Used:

Twilight Symphony by Zelda Reorchestrated
LA Noire Soundtrack
Breath of the Wild Soundtrack
Ocarina of Time Soundtrack
Twilight Princess Soundtrack
Hyrule Castle (Piano Cover) - MrBonusStage
Song of Healing Atmospheric Cover - Soundole VGM Covers
Zora Band - Big Band of Rogues

Episode 79 - Discussing Halloween Games and the Scariest Places in The Legend of Zelda Series

Episode 79 - Discussing Halloween Games and the Scariest Places in The Legend of Zelda Series

October 22, 2019

It's almost the spookiest time of the year, which means that The Champions' Cast is going full Zeldaween mode! We're here talking about the ABSOLUTE CREEPIEST places you can visit in Hyrule and beyond. We all know how creepy the Shadow Temple and Arbiters Grounds are, but what else made our list? Plus, we talk really great games in general to play around Halloween time, and spend a second talking about those Okami rumors.

Don't miss Alasyn and Andy in this weeks show!