The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 211 - Revisiting The Best Ganon/Ganondorf Fights

Episode 211 - Revisiting The Best Ganon/Ganondorf Fights

May 9, 2022

This week, we had some scheduling snafus that lead us to not being able to record a new episode, BUT instead of taking the week off to relax, recharge, and sip Pina Colada's, we're instead releasing an episode from the vault, one of our best shows, where we are ranking all of Link's showdowns with the King of Evil himself, Ganondorf!

Joined by the amazing Mallo Photography, we get talk all things Ganon in this blast from the past!

 

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Episode 210 - Daily Debate Roundtable!

Episode 210 - Daily Debate Roundtable!

May 2, 2022

With absolutely nothing going on in the world of Zelda, Andy and Al spend this week answering some of the Daily Debates the Zelda Dungeon Writing Team have come up with, and the conversation is fantastic! How long is too long to wait for a sequel? Does that Breath of the Wild 2 footage look a little too good for the Switch? How are choosing as our party if we can pick any Zelda NPC's to back us up in a RPG? What unique dungeon theme should be revisited in the future? What would be the spot in the Zelda world we would just like to chill out in?

All this and a ton of other questions answered in a light and breezy show this week! Don't miss out!

 

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Episode 209 - Tunic Review: Is Tunic the Best Zelda-Like Game Ever?

Episode 209 - Tunic Review: Is Tunic the Best Zelda-Like Game Ever?

April 25, 2022

You know how much we love us a good Zelda-like game, and with Breath of the Wild 2 being delayed, there was no better time for arguably the greatest ever Zelda-like game to grace our consoles: Tunic! The cute adventure of a little fox on a lonely island wears its inspiration on its sleeve and offers an incredibly dense, challenging, fun, at times obtuse, nostalgic adventure all at the same time. The gang are joined by Rod Lloyd, who penned the official Zelda Dungeon review of Tunic, to discuss anything and everything about the game!

Tunic is available on Steam and Xbox right now, and we couldn't recommend it enough! We'd love to hear your thoughts on this touching adventure, so let us know what you think!

 

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Episode 208 - Examining the Gimmick of Every Zelda Game

Episode 208 - Examining the Gimmick of Every Zelda Game

April 18, 2022

A good or bad gimmick can elevate or detract from a game, and the Zelda series is unique in that every single game has a distinct, unique gimmick associated with it that makes them ripe for examination! This week, we're diving in and discussing what's worked and what needed improvement over the years with Zelda gimmicks; Dual worlds are a favorite staple, but maybe stylus or motion controls weren't for everybody. Transforming via masks was likewise awesome, so why did transforming into a wolf fall flat? How can one multiplayer Zelda game have one of the best gimmicks in the series while another has the absolute worst?

All this is discussed in this box-of-gimmicks retrospective, PLUS, we hypothesize on what Breath of the Wild 2's gimmick might end up being; spoiler - it's a gimmick we've seen before! Come hang out with us!

 

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Episode 207 - Ranking Every Zelda-Themed Smash Bros. Stage

Episode 207 - Ranking Every Zelda-Themed Smash Bros. Stage

April 11, 2022

Get ready to rumble, because this week the gang are talking a little Smash and a little Zelda, and specifically, what the best stages to play on are. Is Temple still the favorite and what makes it such an elite stage? Are Bridge of Eldin and Gerudo Valley just a little too boring to be great? Is N64's Hyrule Castle "Zelda" enough? Was Breath of the Wild's representation in Smash Ultimate below average? Why dies 2D Zelda get no love at all in the fighting series? And what stages would we have picked if we were in charge of making those decisions?

All this, PLUS some followup from last weeks Breath of the Wild 2 delay. You won't wanna miss this episode!

 

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Episode 206 - Breath of the Wild 2 Delayed: Our Reactions

Episode 206 - Breath of the Wild 2 Delayed: Our Reactions

April 4, 2022

With last weeks disappointing yet somewhat expected announcement of the delay of Breath of the Wild's sequel, the gang get together to discuss their thoughts and reactions. Is this the most disappointing Zelda delay yet? Are Nintendo just saving this game for new hardware? Is there something deeply flawed with Nintendo's developmental process? What was up with that busted Master Sword in the trailer? And maybe most importantly, how fresh did Aonuma-san look with his fresh hair cut?!

All this and more discussion, including thoughts on E3's cancellation. Come hang out with us this week and let us know your thoughts on Breath of the Wild 2's delay!

 

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Episode 205 - Zelda II: Adventure of Link Q&A!

Episode 205 - Zelda II: Adventure of Link Q&A!

March 28, 2022

This week, we're giving some love to an often overlooked and underappreciated game in The Legend of Zelda: Adventure of Link! Okay, maybe it's not all love, but we do answer all of your questions about the game and come away with some really engaging discussion! What're our favorite spells? Did the XP system help or hurt the game? What were our favorite bosses? Did we like the random encounters on the overworld? Did the lack of map hurt this game? What are the biggest redeeming factors of this game? How did Adventure of Link inspire the Zelda series, both in terms of what to do and what not to do?

All this and so much more! Come and hang with us as we go way back to finally give the black sheep of the series its day in the sun!

 

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Episode 204 - Definitively Ranking Ocarina of Time

Episode 204 - Definitively Ranking Ocarina of Time

March 21, 2022

Definitive Ranking returns for the first time since summer 2021, this time examining arguably not only the greatest Zelda game, but the greatest game period - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! We're taking a look at the classic 10 categories that make up any great Zelda game - the controls, the dungeons, the story, the music, etc. - and ranking them on a scale of 1-5. Come play along as we shower this game with deserved praise and reminisce about the characters, the side quests, the memories, the legacy, and the foundation that Ocarina of Time laid out, while also examining how it holds up in 2022.

All this, PLUS next week, we are hosting an Adventure of Link Q&A! If you have a question about Zelda II, ask us either on Discord, Disquis, Twitter, wherever, and we'll answer your question next week!

 

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Episode 203 - Picking Our Favorite Zelda Song for Musical March Madness 2022

Episode 203 - Picking Our Favorite Zelda Song for Musical March Madness 2022

March 14, 2022

It's that time of year again where MUSICAL MARCH MADNESS makes its triumphant return! As in years past, the gang go through the bracket and decide each matchup until the field of 64 has been whittled down to just one final champion. Some of our picks this year were surprising even to us, to make sure to tune in, as we also discuss whether we should vote for past winners or let new songs win, the dichotomy of some of the worst games having some of the best music, and our most overrated Zelda song!

Come listen and don't forget to play along with us this year for the fourth annual Musical March Madness.

 

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Episode 202 - Playing Zelda Themed Wordle

Episode 202 - Playing Zelda Themed Wordle

March 7, 2022

We are nothing if not topical here on this show, so we decided we would hop on the biggest bandwagon of the last couple months and challenge each other in a game of Zelda themed Wordle! We made a few tweaks to make the game a little more accessible for listeners and out our spin on the popular word guessing game. Andy and Al face off in a game of wits to see who can guess the correct word! Come play along with us!

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