The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 149 - Our Reaction and Thoughts on Skyward Sword HD and the Nintendo Direct

Episode 149 - Our Reaction and Thoughts on Skyward Sword HD and the Nintendo Direct

February 23, 2021

The first Nintendo Direct in over 500 days did not disappoint! Come hear the gangs reaction to all the news about Skyward Sword HD, the Age of Calamity DLC, Breath of the Wild 2 being name dropped, the lack of Zelda 35th Anniversary talk, and all the other big announcements from this week!

Don't worry, next week we'll get back to our regularly scheduled Oracle of Seasons dungeon ranking, but this week we are way too excited about this Nintendo Direct!

 

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Episode 148 - Oracle of Ages: A Retrospective Celebrating 20 Years

Episode 148 - Oracle of Ages: A Retrospective Celebrating 20 Years

February 15, 2021

Happy birthday to The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages! Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the Oracle games first graced our Game Boy Color's, but today, we are here to honor the puzzle focused Oracle adventure. Alasyn had never played Ages, and Andy hadn't touched it in years, so the two get together and spend an hour and a half talking about everything they took away from their experience! What was awesome about the overworld? How does Ages put a new spin on an old gimmick? What was the issue with some of the dungeons? Were we surprised by the story?

All this and so much more! Come celebrate with us, and don't forget about next week when we tackle the dungeons of Oracle of Seasons!

 

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Episode 147 - What Improvments Should Be Made in a Skyward Sword HD Port and Other Daily Debates Answered

Episode 147 - What Improvments Should Be Made in a Skyward Sword HD Port and Other Daily Debates Answered

February 9, 2021

What's up everyone?! Come hang out with us this week as Andy and Al give their two cents on some of the biggest Daily Debates the Zelda Dungeon writing team out together over the last few months. What improvements need to happen in a Skyward Sword HD? What's our favorite dungeon theme? What games do we wish would have had more development time? And should those sus Anouki ever grace us with their presence again?

All this and so much more! PLUS, we got two weeks of Oracle content coming at you the next couple weeks, so stay tuned for that!

 

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Episode 146 - Zelda CD-i Retrospective Part 1: The Faces of Evil

Episode 146 - Zelda CD-i Retrospective Part 1: The Faces of Evil

February 2, 2021

MAH BOI! Didn't you know this episode is what all true warriors strive for? That's right, we're finally here to give you a deep dive into one of the most notorious "Zelda" games ever created: Link: The Faces of Evil! Hear our thoughts on the remastered versions and what improvements it makes, what we unironically love about the game, some frustrating parts, and so much more!

Come hang with us, plus hear about Al's new car and give Andy some Zelda puppy name suggestions! And don't worry - we'll cover Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon later this year!

 

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Episode 145 - Ranking the Worst Bosses in the Zelda Series

Episode 145 - Ranking the Worst Bosses in the Zelda Series

January 26, 2021

We try to keep it pretty positive on this show, but sometimes you just have to wade through the mud, which is exactly what we're doing this week. The gang are reaching low to recall and discuss some of the absolute worst bosses in the Zelda series! Though the bosses that Link faces off against are usually pretty fun, over 35 years there are bound to be some stinkers, so put your boots on and swim through the mud with us!

There's some familiar faces on this list, but maybe some will surprise you! Come let us now what you think!

 

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Episode 144 - Midna’s Return, Ganondorf’s Inclusion, “Ugly” Art Styles and More in Twilight Princess Q&A!

Episode 144 - Midna’s Return, Ganondorf’s Inclusion, “Ugly” Art Styles and More in Twilight Princess Q&A!

January 19, 2021

Buckle in for one of our longest episodes ever as the gang take YOUR questions on and about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess! Would we like to see Midna return? What would we have changed about the story? Did Ganondorf undercut Zant? Was the Wolf gimmick used to its full potential? What is the games legacy? And of course, what does Andy think about the art style and what really makes it "ugly"?

There are a couple good rants and a whole lot of interesting Twilight Princess insight. Come and hang out, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook so the next time we do a game Q&A, you can get your questions answered!

 

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Episode 143 - Discussing Everything We Want and Don’t Want From Zelda in 2021

Episode 143 - Discussing Everything We Want and Don’t Want From Zelda in 2021

January 11, 2021

We're kicking off the year 2021 with a bang! We tasked the Writing Team over at Zelda Dungeon to give us their most wanted happenings from the Zelda series in 2021 (obvious stuff like Breath of the Wild 2 and Skyward Sword HD coming out aside) and they did not disappoint! We're going long to cover all of the ideas suggested! Zelda Dungeon Maker, different amiibo, virtual concerts, Twilight Princess Master Quest, embracing randomizers, Four Swords Adventures Online and more! Come tell us what you think is likely, and what YOU want to see go down in 2021.

Hang out with us here, and make sure to get a question in over on Facebook for next weeks episode: Twilight Princess Q&A! Until then!

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Episode 142 - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC: Our Hopes and Expectations

Episode 142 - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity DLC: Our Hopes and Expectations

January 4, 2021

Welcome to the first show of the new year! 2021 is shaping up to be quite the year for Zelda, and with it's 35th Anniversary looming, who knows what kind of announcements we could be in store for this year! One announcement that seems pretty likely is that we're going to get some downloadable content for Age of Calamity, so this week, the gang break down exactly what they want to see and what they think is likely to happen!

New playable characters, new maps, new enemies, and maybe even a new Divine Beast! Come hang out and tell us what you think is coming down the pipe for the Warriors title! As with previous episodes, watch out for Age of Calamity spoilers!

 

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Intro remix song by SilverTom!

Episode 141 - Imagining a Cyberpunk Zelda Game

Episode 141 - Imagining a Cyberpunk Zelda Game

December 28, 2020

Open your eyes.

All around you, tall, sweeping skyscrapers everywhere the eye can see. Dark, gritty streets. Neon lights illuminating the night. The potion shops, open and selling luminescent brews to anyone willing to pay for them. Round the clock surveillance by the flying Guardian drones. A frightened people, scurrying about, desperately trying not to be noticed. 

The land of Hyrule has changed over the centuries. Using the Sheikahs technology, the world has advanced further than anyone ever thought possible. The legends and the gods of old were forgotten, and in their place, new gods rose up: the gods of technology, media, and progress. Gone was the Kingdom of Hyrule. Replacing it was GanIncorpotated, the largest conglomerate in the world who was secretly controlling everything and everyone. Presidents, mayors, leaders, were all nothing. GanIncorp were the men behind the masks. 

Citizens living in fear. GanIncorp running the world. No hope. No tomorrow.

Open your eyes.

You are Link. Welcome to Hyrule 2149.

... I mean, you'd play that game, right? Come listen as we pitch what a really cool Cyberpunk Zelda might look like, and how there's a lot more cyberpunk in Zelda already - maybe more than you think!

 

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Episode 140 - Reviewing EVERY Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Episode 140 - Reviewing EVERY Playable Character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

December 21, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! This week, the gang gives you a little early Christmas gift as they sit down and discuss every single playable character in Age of Calamity! Which ones did we like? Which ones did we not? Is it worth it to unlock them all? We break it down and let you know exactly where we stand!Of course, be weary of spoilers, because this episode holds nothing back If you're waiting on Hyrule Warriors from Santa, bookmark this and listen after you're done!

All this, PLUS, some very quick Sephiroth chat and Patricia Summersett followup! Make sure you check it out. From the entire Champions' Cast team, Merry Christmas everyone!

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