Episode 41 - Imagining What Zelda Would Look Like In Different Gaming Genres

January 8, 2019

With the New Year fully underway, Andy and Taylor delve into the nitty gritty of prior mistakes, controversial Nintendo statements, and a sort of 2019 wish list for the Champion's. Taking inspiration from some other games, the boys discuss what Zelda games might look like if they weren't action adventure titles. Not only that, but Nintendo made a statement recently that has the community all stirred up. Addressing those concerns, Andy and Taylor share their thoughts on what it might mean for the future of Nintendo consoles. What would one of these episodes be without some wild speculation? We've got all this and more on the latest episode of the Champions' Cast!

Episode 40 - Looking Back at Zelda in 2018 and Predicting Zelda in 2019

December 31, 2018

Happy New Year everybody! We're hitting you with our final episode of 2018 recapping the year that was in everything Zelda! Andy, Taylor, and Kat reminisce about those Skyward Sword HD rumors, the Netflix Zelda anime that never happened, the Zelda Encyclopedia, and more! Of course, we also get juicy and dive into some booold predictions for The Legend of Zelda in 2019!

All this, plus Andy and Taylor give their games of the year picks, we reflect on the state of the Switch in 2018, and argue about Smash Bros. (because what kind of episode would this be if we didn't?)! This week's episode is a little bit of a rougher cut compared to our usual polished shows (stop laughing), but hey, it's New Year's Eve and we have plans (read: we wanna play Ultimate until midnight!). 

Enjoy and have a fun and safe New Years! We'll see everybody in 2019!

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Episode 39 - Grading EVERY Fighter in Smash Bros. Ultimate - Part Two!

December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas everyone! It's the second part of a two part epic as Andy and Taylor finish assigning grades to every single fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Picking up where we left off, we rank from C+ all the way to our select few A+ fighters! Join us in our longest episode ever yet as we dive deep into the top half of the roster!

From both of us, thank you for the amazing support this year and we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Episode 38 - Grading EVERY Fighter in Smash Bros. Ultimate - Part One

December 18, 2018

WE'VE GOT A FEVER, and the only prescription is more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! This week, it's PART ONE of a two part doozey to get you through the Christmas holidays - grading EVERY SINGLE FIGHTER in Smash Ultimate. Now, this is not as easy as it sounds, especially when it comes to averaging out two very different perspectives on what makes a good Smash fighter, so you won't wanna miss how this shakes out!

Which of Andy's favorite characters did Taylor give an F grade to? How many times can Andy say Young Link sucks before Taylor loses it? Who is their consensus pick for the worst newcomer in Ultimate? It's all here and more!

Episode 37 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Reactions and Impressions

December 11, 2018

It's finally here! Super Smaaaash Broooss!! This week, Taylor and I take a deep dive to give our reactions to Ultimate - how do we like it so far? Is Spirit Mode cooler than it seemed at first? Who is our favorite newcomer? Does the revamped Classic mode hold up? Is Taylor the only one in the world who actually likes Young Link? Is Andy really going off on Kirby again?

We also take time to talk a little God of War, Celeste, Persona, and Mortal Kombat, give our reactions to the Game Awards, talk about some cool new Zelda-like games shown off this week, and spitball ideas who the next crazy DLC fighter could be. Don't miss out!

Episode 36 - Skyward Sword on the Switch, And Why We Think It WILL Happen!

December 4, 2018

Andy and Taylor are back in action, joined this week by Zelda Dungeon's own Skyward Sword fanatic, Alasyn Eletha to talk... what else, ALL THOSE RUMORS swirling around Skyward Sword! Will they, won't they? How would motion controls work? What other quality of life improvements could Nintendo make? Can flying not suck in the remake?

All this, PLUS we talk Groose in Smash, our impressions of Pokemon Let's Go, what we want to see out of the Game Awards, Darksiders III and it's critical bombing, and more! Make this an episode you don't miss!

Episode 35 - Fun and Shenanigans as We Open the Zelda/Smash Bros. Mailbag

November 28, 2018

What do you get when Andy, Kat, Gooey, and Kevin walk into a bar? Nobody knows for sure, but if I had to bet, it would sound something like The Champions' Cast Episide 35! Taylor is away this week, so Andy recruited some of Zelda Dungeon's finest to bring you the hardest hitting Zelda and Super Smash Bros. questions!

What's the deal with how Nintendo defines echo fighters? Who's the "best Zelda girl"? Which character has no shot of making the Smash roster, but we make a pitch for anyways? How the heck do you pronounce Sahasrahla anyways?? And who decided to scrap Zelda III?? It's all here and more! Join the fun and have some laughs with the gang!

Episode 34 - Honoring 20 Years of Ocarina of Time

November 20, 2018

After two decades of awesomeness, Andy, Taylor and Kat discuss all things Ocarina of Time in this week's episode. Andy shares some beautiful moments about his discovery of games as art, Taylor gets deep with some learned life lessons and Kat let's us all know why Zelda is a badass. That's not all though, as the Champions' relive some of the revolutions in gaming introduced by Ocarina and reminisce about how fresh its take on music was. Ultimately, the Champions' have a great time celebrating this year's greatest Zelda ever!

Episode 33 - Entitlement, Best Zelda Ever, and Predicting Smash’s DLC Fighters!

November 12, 2018

The lads are back and covering a lot of different ground this week! We touch on the fallout from last weeks show and talk entitlement vs reasonable expectations, we cover the rumor and innuendo about Nintendo hiring "dungeon developers", we walk you through Zelda Dungeon's Best Zelda Ever 2018 List, and we throw our hats in the ring predicting Smash Bros's DLC fighters. Did somebody say Master Chief?!

It's all here! You won't wanna miss this one!

Episode 32 - No Zelda Love in a Disappointing Smash Direct

November 6, 2018

Welcome back to another episode of The Champions' Cast here on Zelda Dungeon dot net! This week, we have a lot to unpack in a part reaction, part analysis, part tears of agony episode as we discuss all things Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! The final Direct went down and there was no Zelda characters shown off, no Zelda stages shown off, and... a plant.

Listen to Andy rant and rave as he cuts promo's on Incineroar, Piranha Plant, Kirby, J-Pop, and people who take pictures of their food - nothing is safe! This will be one you don't wanna miss!