The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
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!

Episode 47 - Link’s Awakening Remake is Finally Happening for the Switch! Our Reactions and Hopes

Episode 47 - Link’s Awakening Remake is Finally Happening for the Switch! Our Reactions and Hopes

February 14, 2019

Wow. Wowowowowow!! Talk about a way to end a Nintendo Direct! YES, the long rumored remake of Link's Awakening was FINALLY revealed today and Andy and Taylor dive full steam ahead into it! Did we like the trailer? What's up with those graphics?? Is it going to get a subtitle? When do we expect it to be released? Does this put the kibosh on the Skyward Sword HD rumors? All this and so much more!

We also cover everything else presented in the Direct, so buckle in for a very special mid-week edition of The Champions' Cast!

Episode 46 - Who Are Link’s Greatest Love Interests and Talking the Greatest Love Stories in the Zelda Series

Episode 46 - Who Are Link’s Greatest Love Interests and Talking the Greatest Love Stories in the Zelda Series

February 11, 2019

Welcome to a very special loooove themed episode of The Champions' Cast. With Valentines Day right around the corner and Zelda Dungeon celebrating it's Week of Love, Andy and Taylor pick up this perfect opportunity to talk all things romance in the Zelda series and run with it! Do we even like romance in Zelda? Do we like choosing your partner or a predetermined narrative? Who do we "ship" together in the series? What are the greatest romantic angles the series has ever produced? Where do we stand on Midna, Anju, Kafei, Marin, and... Navi?? And most importantly, are we #TeamMipha or #TeamZelda??

Love is in the air in this episode, so sit back and enjoy our deep dive into all four pieces of the heart!

Episode 45 - The Wind Waker Followup, Nintendo News, and Imagining a Zelda Kingdom Hearts Game

Episode 45 - The Wind Waker Followup, Nintendo News, and Imagining a Zelda Kingdom Hearts Game

February 5, 2019

WELCOME BACK to another week, another episode, another great time hanging out with us over at The Champions' Cast. Since thing last week got a bit testy, we brought in friend of the show / middle man / fight breaker-upper Gooey Fame to give us his two cents on The Wind Waker. The boys relax and run through a bunch of Nintendo news, including new Dr. Mario, Darksiders, and Switch sales numbers, before having a chat about what Zelda game needs the 'Resident Evil 2' treatment and how cool it would be to have Sora and co. from Kingdom Hearts explore Nintendo worlds instead of Disney!

You'll wanna check this out for sure! It was a fun and breezy episode after last weeks storm, so come hang out with us!