Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s Cooking References Classic Games

Exploring The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, players have picked up on a few Easter egg secrets; one of which is Link humming beloved tunes from the Zelda franchise while cooking. These melodies come from several titles like Link’s Awakening and Ocarina of Time.

The 2017 game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild revolutionized open-world gameplay by emphasizing exploration and reducing hand-holding. Its successor, Tears of the Kingdom, takes it a step further, offering an even bigger map with vertical elements and hundreds of secrets to uncover. Cooking has not been altered from Breath of the Wild; Link can choose five ingredients from his inventory to throw into a fire or pot, and after a few seconds, he can enjoy the food, which provides health regeneration, buffs and other benefits

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The sound of Link combining ingredients on a flame often gets the most attention, but some fans have also noticed familiar tunes coming from Link’s background humming. As reported by Twitter user TAHK0, the melodies that Link hums are recognizable to long-time Zelda fans. These songs include “Zelda’s Lullaby” from A Link to the Past, the “Ballad of the Wind Fish” from Link’s Awakening, the “Ballad of the Goddess” from Skyward Sword and A Link Between Worlds, and “Saria’s Song” from Ocarina of Time. These melodies are likely to evoke nostalgic memories for many Zelda fans.

As players continue to explore the possibilities of cooking in Tears of the Kingdom, they are uncovering more and more tunes that Link hums while at it. Moreover, Link is expected to spend more time in the kitchen than in Breath of the Wild thanks to the new quality-of-life improvements. For instance, recipe cards have been added in order to help players remember their favorite recipes. Additionally, a new Zonai device has been brought in, functioning as a portable cooking pot so that experimentations with ingredients can be done wherever there is a fire.

By defeating Constructs and exploring, Link can find the Zonai Device Dispensers spread throughout Hyrule. These machines allow him to use his Zonai Charges to receive a random assortment of Zonai Devices, including the Portable Pot. This makes cooking simpler and it won’t be too long before fans have a full list of all the tunes from the Zelda series that Link hums.

Nintendo Switch now has the game The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ready for players to experience.