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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February 28, 2022
And now, time for something a little different! We’re transforming the show into the Pokémon Cast this week, as we give our thoughts and in depth review of the new open world, Breath-of-the-Wild-esque Pokémon adventure Pokémon Legends Arceus! We go over how the new open world format feels, the new mechanics used to catch Pokémon, and how the game is the perfect blend of classic games, Pokémon Go, and Breath of the Wild! We also discuss the games music, weight in on the graphics debate, offer some criticisms about the story, look at how side quests could be improved, and give our two cents on the new Hisuian forms for some classic ‘mon!
All this, PLUS, we discuss how the newly revealed Pokémon Scarlet and Violet could impact the release schedule for Breath of the Wild 2! Come and catch ‘em all with us!
February 21, 2022
We finally made it to a whopping 200 episodes! There are so many people to thank, so many friends we’ve made along the way, but all that is for another day! Today is about competition, and we’ve got both of Andy’s podcasts facing off against each other in a trivia contest! 20 Zelda and 20 Metroid questions await the combatants, each of varying difficulty, so if you think you know the answers, come play along with us!
We can’t thank everyone enough for all the support over the last four years. We love all of you!
February 14, 2022
We finally got a Nintendo Direct, and while it was mostly awesome, the absence of Breath of the Wild 2 loomed large over the proceedings. We break down what exactly we think is going on with that game and when we think it will be fully revealed, and then spend some time breaking down the rest of the games shown off. Splatoon 3, Triangle Strategy, Advance Wars all look awesome, and the new titles revealed like Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Fire Emblem Warriors 2, and Nintendo Switch Sports also look really promising. Throw in a free update for Metroid Dread and DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and we had a mostly good time!
Come hear our full thoughts, and THANK YOU to everyone who tuned into our Episode 200 live stream! Look forward to that in podcast form next week!
February 7, 2022
February is here, and you know what the means: it's the month of loooove, and we are getting a bit salacious this week as we take a look back over the years and rank all of the various love interests that Link has had over the years. Are we #TeamZelda or #TeamMipha? What was the first true romance for Link? Does Link show any romantic affection for Tetra or Midna, or are they just business partners? What moment in the most heartbreaking, and why can't destiny let our boy have nice things? What character from Twilight Princess has the opposite of chemistry with Link?
Come have fun with us, and stick around for some quick Pokemon talk, Sony talk, and Episode 200 plans!
January 31, 2022
You know those things that happen during the course of a Zelda game that just make you smile? Well we're diving deep into those moments in our show today to discuss what our favorite (and least favorite!) Zelda tropes and reoccurring elements are! Everything from Link beginning the game asleep to the Dead Man's Volley to companions to trading sequences, all the way to box art, reusing old bosses and more! Come strap in and let us know what your favorites are!
PLUS, don't forget to tune in on February 13th for our episode 200 live stream! We hope to see you there!
January 24, 2022
In a somewhat darker twist on our All-Star Team episode from a few weeks back, the gang are now picking their LEAST favorite themed dungeons in the series, which is not as easy as you may think! We pick out the dungeons that make us cringe, from the intro dungeon, to ice themed, to water themed, to mini-dungeon, all the way to the final dungeon! Come listen to figure out our thought process, what self-imposed rules we created for ourselves, and to hear us reveal our lists – in which some of the dungeons might surprise you, and some might seem obvious!
All this, PLUS, some Microsoft/Activision talk, and discussing whether we should watch more Zelda-themed movies in the future. Come hang out with us!
If you want to play along and make your own list, use this template:
Forest Themed Dungeon:
Water Themed Dungeon:
Fire Themed Dungeon:
Ice Themed Dungeon:
Desert Themed Dungeon:
Scary Themed Dungeon:
Vertical Tower 2D Themed Dungeon:
Technology Themed Dungeon:
Final Castle Dungeon:
January 17, 2022
We're back for another week with a very special episode, one that we've been looking forward to for a while: analyzing the world, characters, and themes of Studio Ghibli's 1997 masterpiece Princess Mononoke and seeing how that movie made a lasting impressing on the Zelda series, and Breath of the Wild in particular. We compare Link and Ashitaka, Zelda and San, Lady Eboshi and the citizens of Irontown to the fabled Sheikah clan, analyze the similar themes of nature versus technology, and even look to the plot of Princess Mononoke to deduce where we might be headed in Breath of the Wild 2.
Come get sweat away with us, and PLUS - we reveal our big episode 200 plans! Come and hang out, and if you haven't ever seen it, or maybe it's been a while, do yourself a favor and watch Princess Mononoke this week!
January 10, 2022
We are answering a PLETHORA of fan questions, so with absolutely no time to waste, let's go over some of what we touch on this week. Other than Breath of the Wild 2, what's our biggest hope for Zelda in 2022? Why aren't the CD-i game included in Best Zelda Ever? What' the right balance between reveal and release? What Nintendo IP would we sacrifice to bring another IP back from the dead? What old Zelda bosses should make a comeback? Will there be a Breath of the Wild 3?
All this and so much more, PLUS, tune in next week when we detail our big plan for episode 200!
January 3, 2022
Happy New Year everyone! To kick off 2022, we're looking back at the year that was and then up ahead at the year that is to come! Was Zelda's 35th anniversary really that bad? Do we think Breath of the Wild 2 is still on track to release in 2022? What was the turning point in 2021 where fans started to get grumpy with the anniversary? Are hopes for a mobile Zelda game officially dead? Is Minish Cap headed to Switch in 2022? And what did Mario and Covid do to throw our Zelda 35 expectations out of whack?
All this and a lot more too, PLUS, don't forget to head over to Discord or Facebook to ask us a Zelda question for next week!