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If there’s one game that made a mark on me this year, it’s Hades. Supergiant Games have made something special, and Nintendo itself has (continually) taken notice. 

For the first episode in a video series Nintendo is calling Six Quick Things, they’ve brought on Greg Kasavin from Supergiant to share some thoughts and facts about their roguelike.



Most interesting to me is the influence The Legend of Zelda had on one of Zagreus’ attacks. Citing The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past specifically, Kasavin noted it as the standard for their own spin attack – performed with a spear in this case, though. Also, the game was initially conceived as being about the Labyrinth of Crete and may have instead starred Theseus and the Minotaur Asterius.

Keep an eye out for more Six Quick Things episodes, and see many more things we thought of in our Hades review.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.