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Nintendo Minute - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 20 Challenges in 20 Minutes

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Nintendo Minute is never a minute! Happy New Year everyone. We’re so excited to be back with the first Nintendo Minute video of 2020. We thought it would be fun to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and see if we can complete 20 challenges in the game in 20 minutes. We didn’t want to fail at the first video of the year so we tried really hard. How do you think we did? As always, thanks so much for watching. We’re so excited for this year! Can’t wait to share it all with you.

Modding the Ring Fit Adventure Ring-Con to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Get in shape with Link!

Wouldn't it be fun if you could use the Ring Fit Adventure Ring-Con with other games? While Nintendo doesn't seem too keen on that, modder Super Louis 64 managed to scrape together his own solution. He's cooked up a mod that lets him use the Ring-Con to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the results are pretty interesting!

New Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time any% speedrun record sits at 12:59

How long will this record last?

Somehow, speedrunners continue to chip away at the any% speedrun time for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. A new record has been set by Lozoots, who managed to wrap the game up in just 12:59. This absolutely shattered the previous record, which clocked in at 16 minutes 58 second, 366 milliseconds. This new record was set by using a trick that allows players to warp directly into the game’s credits.

This may be the flashiest takedown of a Lynel in Zelda: Breath of the Wild yet

How is this even possible?!

I don't know how, but people are still finding some amazing new ways to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Japanese player Peco has put together a clip showcasing his absolutely insane battle with a Lynel, and the footage is still blowing my mind. This looks like a whole new way of fighting in Breath of the Wild, and it requires all sorts of super-quick inputs and major planning. The end result is unlike anything I've seen so far!

Creator of Tetris says he loves Switch, names Zelda: Breath of the Wild as one of his favorites, calls Tetris 99 'absolutely great'

The man has excellent taste!

Few people have had the same impact on gaming as Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris. He managed to create was is essentially the perfect puzzle game. Tetris was loved from the first day it came onto the scene, and the continued sequels and spin-offs to this day continue to show just how popular Tetris is.

One of the more recent titles with the Tetris name is Tetris 99, the Tetris take on the battle royale experience. What does Pajitnov have to say about it? The gang at USGamer asked the man himself to find out.

"Tetris 99 is absolutely a great title. Basically, I think the one-player version of Tetris has been more or less stabilized over the years. That's good, and we're just adjusting the game to new user interfaces. But for two-player modes and serious competition, there are several challenges to overcome. I really want Tetris to establish itself as an esport. We're getting there very slowly but surely."

Turns out Pajitnov is a fan of the Switch in general. When asked about Switch, Pajitnov responded with, "I love Switch. They [Nintendo] did a great job on it." He even went so far to name The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as one of his favorite Switch games, saying that he has to fight to play the game, as his son keeps stealing the Switch from him!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan-made animation is a wonderful tribute to the game

Breathtaking

Would you love to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild again, but you don't have the time to do it? Watching this animation from Lee Jumi and Seon Seungyeon should more than do the trick, as it really encapsulates what the experience is all about. It's easy to tell a ton of work went into this, and a love for the source material is woven through. This really made me want to jump back into the game, and even had me tearing up a bit. I'd say that's two signs of this being a fantastic tribute!

Modder adds The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask's moon to Pokemon Sword and Shield

Now we need the sun from Super Mario Bros. 3

Modders love to take games and make the impossible possible, and now they've turned their focus towards the latest entry in the Pokemon franchise.

Pokemon Sword and Shield is already filled with all kinds of fantastic, massive, and powerful creatures, but one modder wanted to bring in some backup from another game. As you can see above, this mod allows you to have the Majora's Mask moon as a playable Pokemon in the game. When you throw this sucker into Gigantamax form, things really get impressive!

Nintendo grabs trademarks for Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Splatoon, and The Legend of Zelda

Seems like mostly merch

Nintendo is doing a bit of upkeep with their trademark registrations. The company has filed a round of trademarks in Japan for numerous franchises Nintendo fans will be quite familiar with. New trademarks for Pikmin (200 purposes related to merchandise), Animal Crossing, Splatoon, and The Legend of Zelda have all cropped up. In the case of the last three franchises, it seems the trademarks apply to merch you'd find at Nintendo TOKYO.

Fans working to decompile The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Time to see what secrets await

It seems that Nintendo's first party efforts on the N64 continue to interest and intrigue nearly 25 years after the console's launch. Fans of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time continue to dig through the game to see how it works, and find out what secrets remain in the game's code. The next step in those efforts is now underway, and it'll give us all an even better look at what's behind the curtain.

A team of GitHub coders are working now to decompile the entirety of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Decompiling the game's code will give us something that we can easily read, rather than something an emulator turns to to run a game. Once decompiled, any comments the devs left while working on the game will be on display, and the broken-down details of the code itself can be used to create further mods, hacks, and more.

It's going to be a long road to get everything decompiled, but seeing what fans have done with the game so far means we should be in for quite a treat when the project wraps.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild player shows a slick way to grab yourself a Sand Seal

Now that's pretty smart!

PSA: Fastest way to get Sand Seals is to bomb them. Much faster if you use Korok Leaf to launch bombs. from r/Breath_of_the_Wild

Looking for a quick-and-easy way to get yourself a Sand Seal in Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Redditor Lainerjob24 has come up with a unique solution that involves Link's bombs. If you want to take things a step further, you can throw in a Korok Leaf for some extra style points. Either option should be much easier than trying to snag one of these Sand Seals by just sneaking up on them.

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