The Adventure of Link Manual Comment
Lowders are beetles with a hard carapace. They are found in deserts and caves. They generally moves slowly, but when Link is in direct sight, they will streak straight at him. Link can easily defeat them with one strike from his Sword, with the Downward Thrust being one of the most effective ways.
Lowder's English name comes from the surname of a former Nintendo Powerline counselor, Greg Lowder.
Aruroda's name is similar to the Japanese Lowder's name, Rōdā, suggesting a link between the two.
|Names in Other Regions|
- "Lowder" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 130)
- "They ended up using "Lowder" for one of the creatures in [Zelda II: The Adventures Of] Link. Remember that, Caesar? One of the small, slimy creatures? It was one of those guys that translated all the characters from Japanese to English. Whoever did this one did it to insult me, because the description of it was all "slimy creature." I’m like, "You know what? There's now a creature in The Adventures Of Link named after me, so I really can't argue with that too much."" —Greg Lowder (What was it like to be a Nintendo game play counselor?)