Ok, so Kairamek had a nice idea of having a kind of “Obligatory Ice Level Day in July” for Summer of Zelda. Unfortunately I won’t have enough time to properly draw any Zelda ice levels, so I figured to do the next-best thing; I’ll profile some awesome Zelda characters/bosses! Bear with me because I’m kind of doing this on the spot, so I can’t be nearly as thorough as I was with OILD. But it’ll still be fun, right? I’ll upload new sketches daily, and additionally, the thumbnails for these posts double as nice little LJ/forum icons! Feel free to use them! Hopefully you can use them as nice little ice breakers to link people to TSG’s site and explain Summer of Zelda and ACT Today’s entry into the Pepsi Refresh Project. Speaking of which, GO VOTE FOR ACT TODAY RIGHT NOW! And get everyone else to do the same! That said, here’s our first profile: that smoke-disliking dinosaur-creature, DODONGO…
“DODONGO DISLIKES SMOKE,” jabbers the old man in the original Legend of Zelda. “THAT MOSTLY SOUNDS LIKE NONSENSE,” said any kid playing the original Legend of Zelda. But it’s true, Dodongo does dislike smoke. Or rather, he dislikes eating lit bombs and having them explode in his stomach. But then again, don’t we all?
Dodongos have been in a ton of Zelda games, and they’re pretty similar throughout the series. They have armored hides, so most of your weaponry isn’t going to work. But stuff an explosive down their gullets and KA-BOOM, no more monstersaurus. In some games, Dodongos have a weak point on their tails too, so if you’re out of bombs, just run around them and attack there. In Oracle of Ages and Oracle of seasons, Link could even befriend a cute little Dodongo named Dimitri. However, unlike his vicious cousins, he was a river creature, and could cross water easily. Other variants include the gigantic King Dodongo boss from Ocarina of Time, the Dodongo Snakes in Link’s Awakening, and the tiny Kodongos in A Link to the Past.
Remember, when the Pepsi Refresh votes are properly tallied, I’ll try to give you a new Zelda-themed wallpaper for every day ACT Today hits the #1 spot. I’m HOPING I can upload those wallpapers the same day. I’m doing a few non-TSG-related things too though, so please forgive me if I’m occasionally a little late with the wallpapers. But hey, it’ll be worth it if ACT Today reaches the top, you know?