Mark Brown, creator of Game Maker’s Toolkit, has a new video in his Boss Keys series. In these videos, Mark explains how The Legend of Zelda series hits and misses dungeon design, game mechanics and other little aspects.

Even if you weren’t a fan of Skyward Sword as a whole, this exploration of what hidden gems are tucked away in the game’s design is fascinating. The Ancient Cistern, Lanayru Mining Facility, Sandship, Sky Keep, Earth Temple, Fire Sanctuary and Skyview Temple are given a look (with the Ancient Cistern getting the most love). And yes, there are spoilers in the form of puzzle and dungeon solutions. If you have yet to soar on a Loftwing, then you can view the full playlist of Boss Keys and see if your favorite Zelda game has been covered!

 

 
If you’re not a big Zelda fan, Mark has other Nintendo related videos on his channel. I highly recommend watching Nintendo — Putting Play First and The Secret of Mario’s Jump (and other Versatile Verbs), especially if you’re dreaming of becoming a game designer!

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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