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Episode 232 - Definitively Ranking the Dungeons in Spirit Tracks!

Episode 232 - Definitively Ranking the Dungeons in Spirit Tracks!

September 26, 2022

Al again! Judy and I are back with even more Spirit Tracks love this week. And for this episode, we are joined by a fellow DS Zelda enthusiast, and one of the masterminds behind the Zelda Dungeon Marathon, Katherine Endicott! Today we sit down and discuss the dungeons found in Spirit Tracks and rank them definitively from not bad, to the absolute best in the game! Who knew that one train game had such great dungeons?

Come hang out with us and see if you agree with our list! As always, feel free to play along and share your own definitive ranking of these epic dungeons!

 

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Episode 231 - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Retrospective and More With The Gossip Stones!

Episode 231 - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Retrospective and More With The Gossip Stones!

September 19, 2022

Hello everyone! Al here. Andy is on vacation this week, so I'm taking over! I'm joined by Judy Calder of Gossip Stones fame, and we decided to take this opportunity to give good ol' Spirit Tracks the love it deserves in a deep-dive retrospective. But that's not all! We also chat about the recent Direct, what we're personally looking forward to from all the titles that were showcased, and of course, we shared our thoughts and feelings on the Zelda series' latest title; Tears of the Kingdom!

Some of us may go on vacation, but the podcast on all things Zelda never rests!

 

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Episode 230 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Revealed; Our Reactions!

Episode 230 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Revealed; Our Reactions!

September 13, 2022

We are coming in hot with a NEW EPISODE that features our reactions to the Nintendo Direct, and specifically, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom! We analyze the trailer frame by frame, talk about the Zelda titles we didn't see, discuss the title and it's story potential, and so much more! Plus, we're breaking down the rest of the Direct, talking Pikmin, Fire Emblem, Octopath Traveler, Goldeneye, and more! Come hang out with us!

 

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Episode 229 - Picking Our Favorite Zelda (or Smash Bros.?) Character in Fall Brawl 4!

Episode 229 - Picking Our Favorite Zelda (or Smash Bros.?) Character in Fall Brawl 4!

September 12, 2022

It's that time of year again! That's right - IT'S FALL BRAAAWL! You know the drill by now - 64 characters face off in a single elimination popularity contest until only one remains, BUT there's a catch this year: half the field are Super Smash Bros. characters! As we do every year, we go through the tournament match by match and pick our favorites until we arrive at one winner! Zelda Cast Social Media Manager Jules Gia is getting in on the action with us this week, and you can get in on the action yourself by filling out a bracket! Check out the full contest details here!

We pick a winner, PLUS touch on those Nintendo Direct rumors! You won't wanna miss this one!

 

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Episode 228 - Zelda’s Percentages: Breath of the Wild 2 Edition!

Episode 228 - Zelda’s Percentages: Breath of the Wild 2 Edition!

September 5, 2022

Welcome back to another episode of ZELDA'S PERCENTAGES! The premise is simple: we read off a statement and then assign a probability of said statement coming true! This week, however, we're putting a bit of a twist on the gimmick by inviting our friend and Zelda Dungeon social media manager McKenna Krebs on the show and using her blog, zeldaisthegirl.com, as inspiration for our questions! Based on FOUR YEARS of wishlist's, we go through, read off, and assign a percentage to everything McKenna hopes to see in Breath of the Wild 2! Swimming and diving? Repairable weapons? The accordion as a musical instrument? A rebuilt Hyrule? More involvement from the new Champions? The Minish making a return? And of course, the million dollar question: is Princess Zelda a playable character?

All this and more, PLUS, we are announcing the winner of the Blossom Tales II giveaway! Make sure to check out McKenna's blog for more content and thoughts on Breath of the Wild 2!

 

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Episode 227 - Reviewing Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince!

Episode 227 - Reviewing Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince!

August 29, 2022

What's going on friends!? This week, we are diving head first into one of our most anticipated Zelda-like games in the last several years: Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince! We were big fans of the first, so we had really high hopes for this sequel, and for the most part, it delivers! Come listen as we dissect the dungeons of the game, praise the overworld, review the items, and ask about the future of the Blossom Tales series as it now finds itself at a cross roads: either lean into being a Zelda clone even more, or start to forge its own identity. Come listen, and if you want to read Andy's written review, check that out here!

That's not all though! We are giving away a copy of Blossom Tales II to one lucky listener! Head here for contest details (FYI: it's as easy as like and retweet!).

 

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Episode 226 - Ranking the Best NON-CASTLE Final Dungeons in the Series!

Episode 226 - Ranking the Best NON-CASTLE Final Dungeons in the Series!

August 22, 2022

A couple weeks ago, we ranked every version of Hyrule Castle/Ganon's Tower/Final Dungeon's that took place inside of a castle, and head a really engaging discussion about what constitutes a great final castle dungeon. This week, by popular demand, we're taking that and asking what makes a great final dungeon that's NOT set in a castle, and trust us when we say this was a lot harder than it seemed. Does flow into the final boss count for a lot? Should the area be somewhere unique, not seen before? How much can presentation make up for lack of puzzles?

We discuss all this and more, PLUS some fierce debate on how to make chili and some quick Blossom Tales II talk!

 

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Episode 225 - Grading Every Outfit in Breath of the Wild!

Episode 225 - Grading Every Outfit in Breath of the Wild!

August 16, 2022

Another week has crept away with no Breath of the Wild 2 news, but fret not: we're here to talk about a part of Breath of the Wild that we haven't explored yet: fashion! Well, fashion, stats, practicality, etc... Yes, that's right, we are here today to bust our best Blue Steel and critique all of Link's outfits in Breath of the Wild! Which armor set do we have a soft spot for? Which ones are the bottom of the barrel? Are our opinions of the Tunic of the Wild controversial, or do more Zelda fans agree with us? Can Andy convince Al that the Tingle Suit is S-tier? Maybe most importantly, who thought it was a good idea to take Rex's, of all characters, outfit from Xenoblade and slap it into Breath of the Wild!??

All this, PLUS some Summer of Metroid Madness talk and a brief couple of movie reviews. Come hang with us, and make your own outfit tier ranking here!

 

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Episode 224 - Ranking the Best Final Castles in the Series!

Episode 224 - Ranking the Best Final Castles in the Series!

August 8, 2022

What's up Zelda fans! This week, Andy and Al are taking a trip through the series to discuss and rank all of the best FINAL CASTLES (and Towers... and Palaces... and-) in the series! About half the games feature some kind of version of Hyrule Castle / Ganon's Tower / Some kind of equivalent, so we're breaking down which one is the cream of the crop! What's the right length for a final castle? Can a dungeon lack charisma? Is re-fighting the same bosses from earlier dungeons at the end of the game ever a good idea? And most importantly, when Andy and Al reach a standstill about where one particular castle should be ranked, who breaks first!?

All this and more, PLUS some terrible coffee stories and technical bloopers aplenty to laugh at (make sure to stick around to the very end!), so make sure you come join us! Also, check out Zelda & Chill 2 for that sweet Hyrule Castle beat!

 

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Episode 223 - Zelda Dungeon Marathon Q&A!

Episode 223 - Zelda Dungeon Marathon Q&A!

August 1, 2022

It's our first show since returning from the 2022 Zelda Dungeon Marathon, and this week, Andy and Al don't have a show topic per-say, but rather, are just sitting down and catching up! They go over some of the games they played at the Marathon, tell some stories about the event, discuss some recent happenings in the video game world, debate whether we'll see Breath of the Wild 2 at the 2023 Marathon, and answer some fan questions about the event and Zelda in general.

Come catch up with friends, and make sure to check out the Q&A Spiteri Show tweet to ask some podcast questions!

 

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