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Andy and Al bring you the latest Zelda news, theories, reactions, analysis, and shenanigans in The Zelda Cast, the internet’s best weekly Legend of Zelda podcast!

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Andy and Al bring you the latest Zelda news, theories, reactions, analysis, and shenanigans in The Zelda Cast, the internet’s best weekly Legend of Zelda podcast!

    Episode 318 - Analyzing Every Direct Sequel in the Zelda Series

    Episode 318 - Analyzing Every Direct Sequel in the Zelda Series

    We're back this week continuing the discussion around Tears of the Kingdom, except this time, we're comparing and contrasting it to three other direct sequels in the Zelda franchise: Majora's Mask, Phantom Hourglass, and A Link Between Worlds! We go over what makes a game a direct sequel in our eyes, how each game changed up the gameplay from its predecessors, if there was enough new content to make the sequel feel distinct, and so much more!
    We're also covering the reaction to our Tears of the Kingdom anniversary episode, so come and hang out with us!
     
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    Episode 317 - Tears of the Kingdom: One Year Later

    Episode 317 - Tears of the Kingdom: One Year Later

    It's hard to believe, but it's been one year since the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, so this week, we're reflecting back on the game and talking about how our thoughts or opinions have changed or been cemented now that the dust has settled. We discuss Tears' legacy as a sequel, as a standalone Zelda game, and where it ranks among our favorite Zelda games. Andy and Al both have strong opinions on the game, and they don't necessarily agree either, so get ready for a killer show!
    All this, PLUS we touch on Nintendo's announcement of the Switch 2 coming this fiscal year, what that means for the rest of 2024 and 2025, and our thoughts and fears surrounding that. Come hang with us!
     
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    Episode 316 - Direct Sequels, Movie Casting, Speedrunning, and More Daily Debates Answered

    Episode 316 - Direct Sequels, Movie Casting, Speedrunning, and More Daily Debates Answered

    Unfortunately, Andy is out sick this week. So we thought we’d take it easy and discuss some of ZD’s latest Daily Debates! And joining Al in place of Andy is The Zelda Cast’s podcast producer extraordinaire, Adrielle! Here’s what’s up for discussion: What is the best final dungeon in the Zelda series? Is Adventure of Link really that bad? What is our favorite item in our personal Zelda collections? And also, what the heck are the snapper turtles saying in Majora’s Mask?
    Absolutely riveting topics up for debate. Join us for those and so much more on this week’s episode of The Zelda Cast!
     
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    Episode 315 - The Most Emotional Moments in the Zelda Series (PATREON UNLOCK!)

    Episode 315 - The Most Emotional Moments in the Zelda Series (PATREON UNLOCK!)

    Al's away and Andy's taking a spa day this week, so we have a first for our show: we're unlocking the very first episode of the Zelda Cast Top Tens that we ever did! For our debut episode, the one and only Alasyn Eletha joins the show for a double header Top Ten list: The moment emotional moments in the Zelda series, and the cheeky-but-fun Top Ten Ugliest Twilight Princess characters (paying off a running joke that's been running hard since episode one!). From waking the Wind Fish to parting goodbyes to recent moments of sacrifice, Andy and Al go over everything that will tug on your heart strings!
    To get access to The Zelda Cast Top Tens, as well as Omega Metroid's The Great Metroid Area Ranking and Virtual Theater's The Spiteri's Review, consider signing up to SPNet on Patreon!
     
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    Episode 314 - The Zelda Series' Favorite Game "Guess That Zelda Character" Returns!

    Episode 314 - The Zelda Series' Favorite Game "Guess That Zelda Character" Returns!

    It's time for the triumphant return of the best game in this Legend of Zelda business - The Zelda Cast's Guess That Zelda Character! The premise is simple - we have 16 yes or no questions to guess a Zelda character from any game in the series! This time around, our competitors are "The Canadian Nightmare" Andy Spiteri, "The Rain Waker" Alasyn Eletha, and "Main Event" Jules Gia. Come play along with us and try not to pull your hair out as we try and one up each other putting our Zelda knowledge to the test!
    All this, PLUS we touch on the Indie Direct and give our thoughts and what it could mean for the Switch 2!
     
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    Episode 313 - Reviewing Tears of the Kingdom Lofi Album "Zelda's Lofi Kingdom"!

    Episode 313 - Reviewing Tears of the Kingdom Lofi Album "Zelda's Lofi Kingdom"!

    Welcome back to the show this week, as we delve into a fantastic new Zelda fan album from acclaimed producer Jokabi and record label GameChops called "Zelda's Lofi Kingdom"! This is a soothing, melodic album that remixes some of the best tracks from Tears of the Kingdom, so this week, we delve in and review the album, talking our favorite tracks, nicest remixes, differences between this album and the Zelda & Chill series, what tracks we might have left off and what tracks we would have included, and so much more!
    Make sure to come and listen and stream "Zelda's Lofi Kingdom" on Spotify, Youtube, and more, and check out the official page on GameChops!
     
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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430 Ratings

guy who has a small complaint ,

BEEDLE

Can we have a short (or long I just think it would be hard to do long) episode dedicated to beedle

OreoSyrup ,

Stop hating

Look stop acting like your opinion is valid if you keep ragging on totk. It’s one of the best games ever made and if you can’t realize that then stop talking. It just feels like you’re hating just to be that person. Totk is awesome so stop hating on it.

BaconZL ,

Jumped the shark about TOTK

You’ve had a fantastic podcast, but guys, the dislike of Tears of The Kingdom is just depressing and uncomfortable. Maybe it’s time to move on and either not talk about it, or bring on a guest who enjoyed the game and has positive things to say. Your personal opinions are totally valid, but you’re also creating an entertaining podcast for everyone, right??? A lot of us loved TOTK. Personally I didn’t love Majora’s Mask, but I also wouldn’t want to listen to an hour of Majora’s Mask bashing because that’s no fun at all, and misses the point of this amazing game series which has something for everyone.

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