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Hyrule Tech

For the most part, the Zelda series is set in a quasi-medieval world, the traditional setting of sword-and-sorcery fantasy. There are kings and princesses living in stone castles, and Link fights with swords and rides a horse. There are some … Continue reading

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Hyrule on the Hog

Years ago, I wrote a post on how common people turning into pigs is in mythology and fantasy. More recently, this post on Power of Babel also addressed the theme of pig-people, specifically that of orcs with the heads of … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost in the Machine

It’s a well-known fact that, back in the earlier days of Nintendo, they censored a lot of religious references in the English translations of games. It’s stated here that their policy was to exclude “symbols that are related to any … Continue reading

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Nintendo in Book Form

I grew up in the heyday of Choose Your Own Adventure books, which allowed the reader to make choices from a list of options at certain junctures in the narrative. A lot of them led to death, because that was … Continue reading

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I Can’t Wait to Bomb Some Dodongos!

Maybe the Creationists are right that humans and dinosaurs once co-existed, as per this pictorial evidence: Or maybe video game makers just realize the universal truth that dinosaurs are cool, which is probably why Young-Earth Creationists now prefer to say … Continue reading

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The Wizzrobe of Oz

The fact that The Wizard of Oz is often cited as an archetypal fairy tale is a mixed blessing for someone like me. On the one hand, it’s cool that one of my favorite books has become such a widely … Continue reading

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Comics from Calatia

In addition to the Mario and Captain N comics, Valiant’s Nintendo Comics System also included a Zelda series. Like the others, it was influenced by the DiC cartoons, which means we get a lot of Link hitting on Zelda, but … Continue reading

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