The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 131 - Reviewing Cadence of Hyrule: Symphony of the Mask

Episode 131 - Reviewing Cadence of Hyrule: Symphony of the Mask

October 20, 2020

Get ready to groove this week! The gang break down all their thoughts about the final piece of DLC for the rhythm based Zelda adventure Cadence of Hyrule. How is playing as Skull Kid? What are the different masks like? Is the music as great as what we expect? Will the punishing difficulty be too much for some players to overcome? And more importantly - should you buy it?

Come see if Symphony of the Mask is music to our ears or a broken record!

PLUS - Who was that guy at the end of the latest Age of Calamity trailer? We have some thoughts! Come find out!

 

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Episode 130 - Ranking the Top Ten Boss Fights in the Zelda Series

Episode 130 - Ranking the Top Ten Boss Fights in the Zelda Series

October 13, 2020

Last week, I boldly claimed that Monk Maz Koshia, the final boss from The Champions' Ballad, might be the greatest boss fight in the entire series. This week, we put that to the test, as Alasyn, Rod Lloyd and I all came up with top ten lists for the best of the series! Epic final confrontations? You know it! Seriously fun fights with cool items? Yessir! Classic Zelda enemies and new ones alike? Of course!

Come debate with us and make sure you let us know your own top 10 lists!

 

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Episode 129 - The Champions’ Ballad Retrospective, Part 2

Episode 129 - The Champions’ Ballad Retrospective, Part 2

October 5, 2020

It's time to put a bow on the emotional and fantastic DLC from Breath of the Wild! Today, we go over all of the trials and Shrines in each Champions song, talk about the Final Divine Beast, gush over that amazing final boss fight, and explore whether or not the extra memories added in The Champions' Ballad did enough for each Champion, and how Age of Calamity can finally give us closure for Mipha, Urbosa, Daruk, and Revali.

 

All this PLUS our thoughts on Minecraft Steve joining Smash Bros.! You do not want to miss this action packed episode!

 

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Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 128 - The Champions’ Ballad Retrospective, Part 1

Episode 128 - The Champions’ Ballad Retrospective, Part 1

September 28, 2020

The episode we promised you a month ago is finally here, and it's too big to fit into one part! Come relive Breath of the Wild's DLC with us as we cover the initial announcement, that incredible trailer from The Game Awards, all the bonus outfits and sidequests, the Great Plateau enemy camps and Shrines, our thoughts on the One Hit Obliterator, and if we liked the Master Cycle!

PLUS  we go over the recently announced Age of Calamity news, including our thoughts on Impa as a playable character, the ruins, and the incredible mapping of the stages!

Make sure to tune in next week for part 2 of the Champions' Ballad Retrospective as we'll be covering the memories, the shrine quests, the Final Divine Beast, and Monk Maz Koshia!

 

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Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 127 - All Your Age of Calamity Questions Answered!

Episode 127 - All Your Age of Calamity Questions Answered!

September 21, 2020

You have questions about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity? We have answers! We asked you guys to feed us your most pressing questions about the upcoming prequel and you did not disappoint. Alasyn and I answer over 50 questions! Do we think Zelda's mother will show up? What kind of DLC do we want? What Breath of the Wild tracks do we want remixed in the signature Hyrule Warriors style sound? Will we see Purah in her adult form? Is there any way we get a happy ending? Will Cia and Lana show up?

 

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Episode 126 - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Our Reaction, Theories, and Thoughts

Episode 126 - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Our Reaction, Theories, and Thoughts

September 11, 2020

The title says it all! We're giving you this weeks episode nice and early so you can hear all of our takes, thoughts, theories and more on Tuesday's blockbuster announcement of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity! Will this game be canon? Who else might we play as? Will we see the demise of the Champions? Does Link start off with the Master Sword? What's up with that baby Guardian? Will we get a tease for Breath of the Wild 2?

All this and so much more! Make sure you do NOT miss this episode! Also, make sure to ask us a question for next weeks episode on Facebook!

 

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Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 125 - Picking Our Favorite Zelda Character in Fall Brawl II

Episode 125 - Picking Our Favorite Zelda Character in Fall Brawl II

September 7, 2020

If you didn't know, Fall Brawl II is right around the corner, pitting 64 Zelda characters against each other in a NCAA-style tournament, so naturally we decided that we wanted to get in on the action! Come hang out as we run through the bracket to determine our favorite Zelda character, and play along with your own bracket as well (you can fill one out here!). Who is our winner? Come listen to see!

PLUS, hear our thoughts on Mario 3D All-Stars and get a really cool Zelda II-esq game recommendation!

 

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Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 124 - Star Fox Adventures: Remembering One of the Great Zelda Inspired Games

Episode 124 - Star Fox Adventures: Remembering One of the Great Zelda Inspired Games

August 31, 2020

Get ready to do some barrel rolls, because today's episode is all about the swan song for Rareware on Nintendo consolesL Star Fox Adventures! How did a Star Fox game end up with Ocarina of Time's game engine? What did we think of the Arwing segments pasted in here? How does the world of Dinosaur Planet compare to Hyrule? What are the dungeons like? And for the love of God, what's up with the voice acting!?

All this, and just general talk about Star Fox as a franchise and why it hasn't taken off in recent years, so don't miss it! Alasyn is off this week, so Amanda van Hiel steps into the cockpit to co-pilot this mission! Make sure you check her out over on Twitter (@amandavanhiel) and over on her Twitch channel!

 

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Episode 123 - The Downfall Timeline, Ura Zelda, and FPS Gameplay in Ocarina of Time Q&A

Episode 123 - The Downfall Timeline, Ura Zelda, and FPS Gameplay in Ocarina of Time Q&A

August 24, 2020

We hope there are some fans of Ocarina of Time around, because this week we dedicated an hour to Ocarina of Time Q&A! How would the game have turned out if it was a FPS, like originally intended? What's our least favorite thing about the game? Can Ocarina legitimately be called the greatest game ever made? Could Link and Zelda be brother and sister? What are our favorite mini games? What's this new theory that actually makes the Downfall Timeline make sense?! All this and more!

We were joined by the face of Zelda Universe, Amanda van Hiel, this week so make sure you check her out over on Twitter (@amandavanhiel) and over on her Twitch channel!

 

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Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 122 - Ranking Every Ganon / Ganondorf Fight!

Episode 122 - Ranking Every Ganon / Ganondorf Fight!

August 17, 2020

Get ready to fight evil this week, as the gang strap in and discuss every single final boss fight with the series' big bad himself: Ganon! From Beast Ganon to Ganondorf to Calamity Ganon, we dissect what we liked from each fight, what maybe didn't work as well, and which one was the most disappointing of the bunch. With eight different fights to choose from, there's lots of meat on the bone!

Making her first ever appearance on the podcast this week is Mallo, a Zelda fanatic and photograph extraordinaire! If you're not already, make sure that you check her out over on Twitter(@mallorymphoto) and Instagram (@mallorymariephoto)!

 

Follow the Champions’ Cast on Twitter:

Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

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