Hyrule Castle

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Hyrule Castle is the seat of the Royal Family of Hyrule in the The Legend of Zelda series. It has appeared in crossovers between the Mario series and the The Legend of Zelda series.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Hyrule Castle as it appears in the original Super Smash Bros. game.

In Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Castle appears as a lengthy stage based off of its appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In single-player mode, Hyrule Castle is the first stage the player battles on. During gameplay, a whirlwind appears about every 30 seconds; any character caught in it is blown upwards, and sometimes out of the stage if sufficiently damaged. The castle also has a little shack at the far right end of the stage, which may act as an additional platform. This stage serves as Link's home stage in the game.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, a similar but much larger stage called Temple takes its place. Hyrule Castle, in its The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess incarnation, also appears in the background of the Bridge of Eldin stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In a Nintendo Direct that premiered on June 14, 2015, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that developers have been working on porting Hyrule Castle (along with Peach's Castle) into Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as downloadable content. It was later released on July 31, 2015, under the name Hyrule Castle (64).

Songs[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]
Name Source Credits
Hyrule Castle Stage The Legend of Zelda Arrangement Supervisor: Hirokazu Ando
Composition: Nintendo
Arrangement: HAL Laboratory
The Legend of Zelda Medley The Legend of Zelda / The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Arrangement Supervisor: Taku Inoue
Composition: Nintendo
Arrangement: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]
Name Source Credits
Hyrule Castle Stage The Legend of Zelda Arrangement Supervisor: Hirokazu Ando
Composition: Nintendo
Arrangement: HAL Laboratory
The Legend of Zelda Medley The Legend of Zelda / The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Arrangement Supervisor: Taku Inoue
Composition: Nintendo
Arrangement: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.
Hyrule Field Theme The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Original
Overworld Theme (The Legend of Zelda) The Legend of Zelda Original
Overworld Theme (A Link to the Past) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Original
Termina Field The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Original

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Hyrule Castle as it appears in Hyrule Circuit in Mario Kart 8.

In Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Castle appears as part of the Hyrule Circuit course in the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content pack. As the castle is surrounded by Zora's River, racers access it by gliding from Hyrule Field to the castle's roof. When racers enter the castle, they drive down a curved staircase into a large chamber that houses several Rupees and the Master Sword resting on the Pedestal of Time, surrounded by several stained glass windows. If racers are able to hit all three Spin Boost bumpers on the way down the staircase, a small Boost Pad ramp appears in front of the Pedestal of Time; if this ramp is used, racers can get an additional speed boost by touching the Master Sword. When exiting the castle, racers drive over a bridge and onto a path leading into Hyrule Castle Town.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハイラル城
Hairaru Jō
Spanish Castillo de Hyrule
French Château d'Hyrule
German Schloss Hyrule
Italian Castello di Hyrule
Portuguese Castelo de Hyrule
Korean 하이랄 성
Hailal Seong
Chinese 海拉鲁城堡 (Traditional)
海拉魯城堡 (Simplified)
Hǎilālǔ Chéngbǎo