The Legend of Zelda Features

MAD Magazine Published the Ultimate Video Game Parody in its January 1990 Issue

For a gang of idiots, they were pretty smart.

If The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Comes to Switch, It Needs to Rethink a Key Feature

Skyward Sword, baby, we all want to see you succeed on the Switch. You just need to re-invent yourself.

Link's Awakening's Soundtrack Was a Legendary Achievement on the Tiny Game Boy

The music for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening conveys emotion like no other soundtrack in the series.

The E3 2018 Announcements We Want Most

The E3 of our wildest dreams.

5 of the Most Unexpectedly Emotional Moments in Games

Sometimes video games go on a sudden mission to make you feel things, and you get dragged along for the ride when you least expect it.

Axe of the Blood God: Breath of the Wild Champions' Ballad DLC, Kat Plays Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and More

PODCAST | Recapping Zelda's big night at The Game Awards, Kat's initial experiences with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and more.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shouldn't Be This Good

Despite Breath of the Wild's forgettable quests and repetitive foes, it rises above its lackluster structure through other means.

Nintendo E3 2017 Preview: What We're Going to See, and What We Want to See

What's Nintendo got up its sleeve for E3 2017? We've got a few ideas -- and a sizable wish list.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: Would Nintendo's Real "Badass Princess" Please Stand Up? (Plus: Meet Ironknuckle!)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle describes Peach as "The Badass Princess." Hah, as if! Right...?

The 10 Best Turtles in Video Games

Let's celebrate World Turtle Day by counting down the ten best (unstomped) digital terrapins!

What the Heck Does Nintendo Have Planned for Its Mobile Zelda Game?

It's only a rumor, but a it's a feasible one. Which begs the question: Given Super Mario Run's failure to make cash, what can we expect from a mobile Zelda game?

A Link to the Past Deep Dive, Part 1: How an Intro Began Redefining the Zelda We Knew

CLASSIC DEEP DIVE | We commemorate the 25th anniversary of A Link to the Past’s release in North America by diving deep into what makes it great.

Miyamoto's Vision for the Zelda Series Comes Full-Circle with Breath of the Wild

Miyamoto designed the first Zelda game to offer us an idea of what exploring a new world was like, and now he's being treated to a full realization of that initial dream.

Rough Entry: My First Zelda Game Was Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II has problems, but it should also be praised for showing us a side of Hyrule we usually don't get to see.

What Makes the Bow the Ideal Video Game Weapon?

In less than two weeks, a new archery-savvy heroine will be playable on our screens with Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy. And it got us thinking, what are the best bows in video games?

New Zelda: Breath of the Wild Info -- How Shrines Differ from Dungeons, and More

An extensive Game Informer article reveals tons of new info about Breath of the Wild. We've sorted and collected the cool stuff.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Appears to Borrow From Skyward Sword in All the Best Ways

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword isn't a widely loved Zelda game, but it has a lot of elements worth re-visiting.

The Legend of Zelda's Only Cartoon Aspired to Competence in a Landscape of Trash

It might not have been the most faithful adaptation, but Link's animated adventures stood slightly above typical kids' TV dreck.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Speedy Opening Inspires Confidence

Finally, a Legend of Zelda that cuts to the chase.

Retronauts Asks, "Does The Legend of Zelda Remain Really Rad?"

After three decades, are Zelda for NES and its direct sequel Zelda II still worth rapping about? The podcast gang deliberates.

Nintendo Bumps Wii U Owners Aside to Focus All its Energy on the NX

With a very lean E3 incoming and no Legend of Zelda Wii U this holiday, supporters of Nintendo's rapidly-dying system can be forgiven for feeling slighted.

Retronauts Toots on the Ocarina of Time

This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores Link's 1998 leap into the world of 3D gaming.

All-Time 16-Bit Classics: Our Comprehensive Guide to the Best Super NES Games (Update: 1994!)

The year 1994 arrives, and with it some of the greatest games ever made. Our year-by-year video guide to the best of Super NES continues!

The Zelda of Legend: How Director Ridley Scott Might Have Influenced Ocarina of Time

What do Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, the '80s, and the N64 all have in common?

Long Time Coming: Finishing the Original Legend of Zelda in 2016

Kat finally got the original Zelda off her bucket list this year. Here's what she found.

In 2016, Nintendo Wants to Remind Us Why Zelda Matters

With the Wii U installment nowhere to be seen, two revamped rereleases will hopefully make The Legend of Zelda part of the conversation again.

Nintendo's Live-Action Films: Who Should Play Who?

Mike looks at the best Hollywood actors available for live-action adaptations of Nintendo's franchises.

Should Zelda Wii U Have a Split Release Like Twilight Princess?

The new Legend of Zelda is still listed as "TBD" on Nintendo's schedule. Could it be released on the Wii U and NX?

Breaking Tradition: An Interview with Tri Force Heroes' Eiji Aonuma and Hiromasa Shikata

The masterminds behind the latest Legend of Zelda talk about their new release, and a missed opportunity to stick Link in his Birthday Suit.

Nintendo Eschews Machismo, With Great Results

Tri Force Heroes is merely the latest example of Nintendo responding to cultural criticism in a simple, direct, and decidedly undramatic fashion.

With Golvellius, Compile Attempted to One-Up Zelda

This day in video game history: The Master System's action RPG gem is born.

The Hero's Journey Explained Through Video Games

We find a game to represent each of the stages of Joseph Campbell's famous monomyth.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #7:Tingle's Words

Don't steal them.

USstreamer Archive: Bob Takes a Trip to Termina in Majora's Mask

Revisit one of Link's strangest adventures with a solid hour of the 2000 N64 original.

Everything about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- Wii U vs Switch, Special Editions, and Analyses

We have a handy summation of everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

Majora's Mask 3D's Changes are Small, But Substantial

Nintendo hasn't made their latest Zelda remake any easier—just a bit more manageable.

2015 in Preview: Will Nintendo's Wii U Ever Be Part of the Conversation?

The Wii U is home to the best console exclusives of this generation, but that hasn't helped it gain an edge over the competition. Can 2015 be the year Nintendo gains more traction?

2015 in Preview: Your Open World Is Boring

Freedom alone does not a great game make. Here are four upcoming titles that could shake things up.

Super Mario's Maestro: A Q&A with Nintendo's Koji Kondo

The composer behind some of gaming's most legendary tunes reflects on the many changes he's experienced in his 30-year career at Nintendo.

How Shigeru Miyamoto Changed the Course of Hyrule Warriors, and Other Insights into its Development

Insights into the collaboration between Nintendo and Tecmo Koei, and what Eiji Aonuma learned from the process. Plus, the story behind Female Link.

Archived Stream: Hyrule Warriors/Virtual Console Doubleheader

Kat plays Hyrule Warriors, then jumps into Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Ninja Gaiden.

USgamer Pays Tribute to Robin Williams, Actor and Gamer

USgamer's editors come together to pay tribute to a great actor, gamer, and father.

USgamer's Best of E3 2014: Jeremy's Picks

Now that the show is over, we sort out our favorites. First up, editor Jeremy Parish weighs in on his picks of the show.

E3 2014: The Next Legend of Zelda Could be Revolutionary… If Nintendo Keeps Their Promises

This morning saw Eiji Aonuma boast about the scope of his latest creation. If he has the courage of his convictions, this new Zelda could be just what the series needs.