Sacred Realms Podcast: A Link to the Past

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Sacred Realms is a Zelda retrospective podcast, where hosts Matthew and Lyndon Willoughly discuss the Zelda series as they replay all the games. I’m a frequent guest on the podcast, offering my perspective as both a game designer who and a Zelda fan.

I appeared in a couple A Link to the Past episodes. We discussed topics like verticality in dungeon design, and 2D vs 3D gameplay. We paid special attention to the infamous block-dropping puzzle in the Ice Palace – and I discussed why it is so difficult and why I suspect the Zelda team considered it a failure.