The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 57 - Breath of the Wild’s VR and Casting Zelda Characters as The Avengers!

Episode 57 - Breath of the Wild’s VR and Casting Zelda Characters as The Avengers!

April 30, 2019

After (un)comfortably deep diving into Tingle’s Rosey Rupeeland last week, Andy decided to briefly escape the country, so Taylor sets out to find Kevin to help him discuss today’s topics. Breath of the Wild has continued its inexorable ride with a VR element using Nintendo Labo while Kevin and Taylor debate whether VR is a good idea. The game also gets an update that improves the load time of Shrines, which of course leads to the Champions’ thinking about speedrunning!

It wouldn’t be Champions’ Cast episode if we didn’t get caught up in the hype of a certain major movie to be released last week and to coincide with this, we’re playing the role of casting directors and work out which Zelda characters could best play Avengers heroes! Ever wonder what Zelda characters might look like in a tabletop RPG session? Kevin & Taylor have put some serious thought into it and we lay out some demands for what we want to see in Nintendo’s ever expanding non-video game Zelda selection.

 

It’s a jam packed episode this week so don’t miss it!

Episode 56 - Joker’s Finally in Smash and a Deep Dive Into Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland

Episode 56 - Joker’s Finally in Smash and a Deep Dive Into Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland

April 23, 2019

Happy Easter weekend everyone! We hope you guys ate your weight in chocolate eggs and turkey! We spent a lot of our time over the weekend taking Super Smash Bros' newest playable fighter, Joker, for a spin! Do we like him? Who's he play like? What about his stage? We break it all down AND THEN deliver a deep dive all into the fabled game itself... TINGLE'S ROSY RUPEELAND! Yes, Andy has finally finished it (with 100% completion to boot!) and shares some thoughts about this strange game while recounting the weirdest thing he saw!

This is a great episode full of fun and some surprisingly in-depth Tingle talk, so make sure you check it out!

Episode 55 - What We Want From a Legend of Zelda Movie

Episode 55 - What We Want From a Legend of Zelda Movie

April 15, 2019

Video game movies are usually pretty terrible. So terrible in fact, I have another podcast totally dedicated to them. But they don't have to be - not when you've got the guys from Virtual Theater on the case! Yessir, Gooey Fame is back on the Cast to lend his expertise to the show discussing how to make a Zelda movie that doesn't suck!

What kind of tone should this movie go for? Should the costumes be changed?  Does Link talk? Anime, animation, or live action? All of this and more in this jam packed episode! And if you like the two of us talking about video game movies, make sure you check out our podcast Virtual Theater on Soundcloud!

Episode 54 - Playing a Zelda Themed Game of “Would You Rather?”

Episode 54 - Playing a Zelda Themed Game of “Would You Rather?”

April 9, 2019

Helloooo and welcome to another fun episode of the Cast! This week, we play a fun game of "Would You Rather?" centered all around Zelda! Would you rather have more frequent releases that are good, or would you rather have to wait for a great one? Would you rather have Naughty Dog or Insomniac develop a Zelda game? Would you rather each new Link start from scratch and experience the hero's journey, or harness all of the memories and experience of previous Link's? Would you rather play as Zelda or Ganondorf?

All this and way more, with even a bonus Metroid WYR question sprinkled in! Plus , we talk about Breath of the Wild's upcoming VR experience! This episode is a load of fun!

Episode 53 - Cadence of Hyrule, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and the Future of Nintendo and Indie Developers!

Episode 53 - Cadence of Hyrule, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and the Future of Nintendo and Indie Developers!

April 2, 2019

The Champions' are joined by special guest Rod Lloyd this week to talk about the totally out-of-left-field Cadence of Hyrule announcement, what Rod thought of Crypt of the Necrodancer, what this could mean for the future of Nintendo and Indie Devs, and for a bit of fun, dream up their perfect pairings of Indie Developers and which Nintendo series they would like to see them create a game in!

We've got a news round up and a story about Andy's drug-deal-like purchase of Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland behind a Tim Horton's coffee shop! You won't wanna miss this one!

Episode 52 - Definitively Ranking Every Dungeon from Ocarina of Time!

Episode 52 - Definitively Ranking Every Dungeon from Ocarina of Time!

March 26, 2019

Can you believe it's been an entire year of The Champions' Cast? In a very special show, Andy and Taylor reflect back on the show's beginnings and give thanks to everyone who helped it along the way before diving into a deep conversation about their favorite game: Ocarina of Time! The fellas rank all the dungeons in the game, plus all the mini dungeons, and even both the N64 and 3DS version of the Water Temple for good measure!

Plus, there's a brand new Zelda game! Cadence of Hyrule gets some love on the show before promising to dive deep into that next week! This will be a show you don't want to miss! From both of us, and everyone at Zelda Dungeon, thank you for making The Champions' Cast such a success!

Episode 51 - Picking Out Our Favorite Piece of Zelda Music

Episode 51 - Picking Out Our Favorite Piece of Zelda Music

March 19, 2019

If you didn't already know, the Champions' Cast is all about cheap plugs, and this week we take it to the extreme: we play a game based off our Musical March Madness tournament (which if you haven't checked it out, A) it's going on right now, and B) WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?). We take the bracket and pick our own winners... with some back and forth negotiations in there to determine some winners and losers. It was a fun ride, and for maximum listening pleasure, play along and decide what song would win if YOU were in charge of proceedings!

Episode 50 - A Third Oracle Game and Whether Nintendo Should Remake Ages and Seasons

Episode 50 - A Third Oracle Game and Whether Nintendo Should Remake Ages and Seasons

March 12, 2019

Andy and Taylor are back taking in a bunch of fan questions. Should Nintendo remake the Oracle games? What about making that long rumored third game? Which Zelda has the best ending? Did Breath of the Wild's high tech take away from the fantasy element? And do we actually believe the rumors of another Zelda game coming out in 2019?

This weeks show is a light and breezy one, full of fun! You won't wanna miss it!

Episode 49 - Breath of the Wild’s Legacy Two Years Later

Episode 49 - Breath of the Wild’s Legacy Two Years Later

March 5, 2019

It's a busy week in The Champions' Cast, as Andy and Taylor reflect upon the two year anniversary of one of the most impactful and important games Nintendo ever released: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We discuss it's legacy among other Zelda titles and wonder if we'll ever see another release quite like it. Also on the docket: Honoring the 3DS and how it brought old school Zelda to so many new fans, asking whether the 3DS will be more remembered for it's N64 remakes or original Zelda titles, and just a little talk about the recently announced Pokemon Sword & Shield!

This will be one you don't wanna miss!

Episode 48 - Link’s Awakening: Discussing the Graphics, Music, Price, and Principle of Remakes

Episode 48 - Link’s Awakening: Discussing the Graphics, Music, Price, and Principle of Remakes

February 26, 2019

After a bit of a break, and more importantly after some time for the dust to settle on the Link's Awakening announcement, the lads are back and tackling the biggest issues and comments around Nintendo's dreamy announcement (sorry, that was horrible...). Will this be The Wind Waker 2.0? How much is this gonna cost? Do we find the anime to chibi style jarring? Is this remake connected to Breath of the Wild at all? And most importantly, did this remake need to happen at all?

We go over all this and more, plus pay tribute to the legend himself, Reggie Fils-Aime, in this weeks can't miss show!