Friday 14 October 2011

Fan-Made 25th Anniversary Cartoons

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For Zelda’s 25th anniversary, Nintendo asked DSi and DSiXL owners to create their own Zelda cartoons using the in-built Flipnote Studio software. For cartoons designed on a DS touch screen, you may expect them to be quite static or not so detailed. You would be wrong! The fans have made some quite impressive shorts, and you can view the best of them at Kotaku:

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Friday 27 May 2011

Confused by the timeline theories? This will help…

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Ah, the timeline. The bane of a Zelda fan’s existence. The cause of many a bitter feeling on Zelda forums. It seems like everyone has their own theory, that they will defend to the end of the earth. Some even argue there is no timeline! So how do we make sense of it all?

Well, this fan made video will help. I’m not going to spoil it for you, but it’s hilarious, and definitely worth a watch:

Well, I suppose that answers all our questions. Looks like the split timeline theory is true after all. Endorsed by Doc Brown.

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Monday 26 July 2010

The 15 Best Zelda Songs According To

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Over at, their staff compiled a list of what they believe the BEST Zelda songs are. Their decision was based on these four ideas: “catchines, compositon, usage in-game, and lasting emotional effect”.

See any of your favorite songs that you missed? Feel free to comment below to add your opinion!

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Friday 09 July 2010

Truth Phones!

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Hello, how are you all doing? Coping with the lack of E3 news? Here’s something to tide you over.

In my opinion, Mega64 are very much hit-and-miss. But their interpetation of this year’s E3 is very much a hit - I laughed out loud at the end. If I say too much, I’ll spoil it.

And yes, it is Zelda-related!

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Sunday 03 January 2010

Zelda Fan Movie Taken Down

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Those of you who were itching to watch the unofficial Zelda movie that I mentioned in the post below, you’re too late! The movie has been taken down, by request of Nintendo. It seems they weren’t happy with the use of their property, and gave the filmmakers until the new year to remove the film. I’m sure you have better things to spend two hours doing, anyway!

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Tuesday 29 December 2009

Community Projects Ahoy!

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Fanmade tributes are often very bad - you don’t need to look far to see some horrible Zelda fanfiction. But occasionally, fans can hit the mark pretty well. Staff member The Ocarina linked me to the two following pieces of fanmade Zelda works which may or may not fall into that category - you decide!

The first of which is for the music lovers. Zelda Reorchestrated, a fan project dedicated to reworking classic Zelda tracks into convincing faux-orchestrated versions, have finished reworking the entire Ocarina of Time soundtrack. It’s a shame that due to budget, space and quality issues, many older games with great music sound synthesised, something this project aims to counteract. The finished work isn’t actually recorded by a real orchestra, but it sure is convincing! Check it out at their homepage.

The second of which may be more controversial. The fan-made Zelda movie, The Hero of Time, has finally been released online. Many fans have mixed feelings about a Zelda movie, especially after IGN’s April Fools joke a number of years ago. However, I am being completely unbiased about the matter. This one might be good! I haven’t watched it yet, so let us know what you think of it!

Thus ends our community round-up. If you see anything fan-made that you think is pretty interesting, be sure to post it in the comments or in our forums - we’re open to all tips! Now back to Spirit Tracks.

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Saturday 18 July 2009

Zelda Enthusiast Google Employee Hides Triforce Everywhere!

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Eagle-eyed Zelda fans have been noticing something strange about the custom logos that search engine Google uses on it’s homepage to mark special occasions - hidden away discretely in the image is none other than a Triforce! These images link back to Google employee Susie Sahim, who is known to be a huge Zelda fan. Now us Zelda fans have a game to play every time Google marks a special occasion!

The Great Google Doodle Triforce Conspiracy (Google Blogoscoped)

As a bonus, click here to see a certain Susie Sahim hiding away in Google maps, dressed as a certain character. Zelda is all over the place in Google!

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