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Hylian Highlights: Celebrating The Legend of Zelda
April 8, 2018
by the RPGFan Staff

So many vital gaming series began in the 80s. It's only in recent years — as developers celebrate 20- and 30-year milestones — that many of us have really stopped to think about how much of our lives we've spent with the likes of Zelda, Mario, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, and so many more. We celebrated Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary in grand fashion at the end of 2017, and all through April, we're going to celebrate Nintendo's "not really an RPG as its mostly adventure, until 2017 and now it's a bonafide action RPG" series.

Over the course of the month, we'll have several themed collaborative articles from several members of the RPGFan team, touching on classic Zelda conceits like some of our favorite dungeons, equipment, and characters. In addition, every episode of Retro Encounter for the month is going to be Zelda-focused, so each Thursday you'll have another Zelda-based show to listen to.

Below you'll find links to each part of our Hylian Highlights feature, with more coming each week in April. We hope you enjoy some of these memories as much as we enjoyed revisiting these games and collecting them.

Articles
Masterful Mechanics Incredible Items Memorable Music Delightful Dungeons Bombastic Boss Battles Outstanding Overworlds Spectacular Sidekicks Enigmatic Easter Eggs Superb Sidequests

Retro Encounter Episodes
Retro Encounter 130: Favorite Legend of Zelda Retro Encounter 131: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Retro Encounter 132: What is Zelda? Retro Encounter 133: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap


Twitch Schedule & Status

Sundays
April 28: TBA • 10am PDT/1pm EDT
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past w/ Mark • 1pm PDT/4pm EDT

Mondays
Suikoden II w/Maxx • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory w/Kat • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT

Tuesdays
Final Fantasy VIII w/Kyle • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Wednesdays
Mass Effect 2 w/Nathan • 10am PDT/1pm EDT
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Thursdays
Tales of Vesperia - Definitive Edition w/Kat • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Fridays
Super Robot Wars X w/Kyle • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Final Fantasy XIV Online w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Saturdays
Final Fantasy XIV Online w/Scott • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT

Retro Encounter 185: Missing Classics

Retro Encounter 185: Missing Classics

Podcast
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

Review
Random Encounter 163: Bonds of Crystal and Light

Random Encounter 163: Bonds of Crystal and Light

Podcast
Dragalia Lost Review

Dragalia Lost

Review
Retro Encounter Final Thoughts ~ Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Retro Encounter Final Thoughts ~ Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Podcast Feature