Ocarina of Time 3D Soundtrack Available for Purchase

JohnDecember 1st, 2012 by John

The music to Ocarina of Time is commonly considered one of the best video game soundtracks ever made. It is probably because of this that Nintendo released a soundtrack to the game exclusively on Club Nintendo in conjunction with the 3D remake release. The only way to acquire the soundtrack was to register the game on one’s Club Nintendo account to claim the CD for free. Although the offer was available internationally however, many missed out due to the very limited quantities in which these were produced. Despite this, another chance to get your hands on the CD has arisen. Hit the jump to find out more!

You may be familiar with the online retailer NCSX; we have featured them previously on Zelda Dungeon, most recently for retailing a set of Japan-exclusive Spirit Tracks figures. They are well known for selling Japanese imports and other rare gaming merchandise. Although the copy of the soundtrack they are selling is the Japanese version, there is no difference between the Japanese and American version apart from the text inside the booklet which comes with the CD. NCSX are currently selling the soundtrack for $38.72, so grab it while you can here.

Despite the fact that Nintendo’s games have some of the best music in the gaming world, it is still pretty rare to see official soundtracks being released in a hard copy – especially for a Zelda game. But are you going to be purchasing this? Or are you one of those lucky few who managed to snag it through the promotion during Ocarina of Time 3D’s release? Tell us in the comments below!

Source: NCSX

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  • Vaati101

    i don’t think it’s quite the right solution to charge people money for this since the CD was originally free. I think those who missed out should also get it for free to make it fair. you’re pretty much paying for a second hand-game. it’s not worth the money I don’t think.

    • Tehlul

      I’m gonna disagree with your statement.
      The CD was more or less a bonus.
      I don’t think it’s unreasonable for Nintendo to charge someone for it, especially when it’s demand.

      • Vaati101

        I don’t know why people would pay for it anyway since the soundtrack will end up on the internet for people to download. It might not be legal as such, but you can’t stop them. =/

        • VeryVeryMonster

          But it’s a cool collectable.

    • HachiNuu

      Nintendo isn’t the one selling them though. :c

      • Vaati101

        I didn’t even say Nintendo were selling them nor was I implying it.

        • HachiNuu

          What I meant was: Nintendo was the ones who gave them out for free…. Why on earth would someone else do it if they own a website dedicated to making MONEY via selling video game merchandise? Nintendo went far beyond to make sure everyone who wanted one got a copy who bought OoT3DS on that first day (even if they received it months later). They are collector items now, so no, it’s not like buying a second-hand game.

  • JuicieJ

    “The music to Ocarina of Time is commonly considered one of the best video game soundtracks ever made.”

    Never understood why. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good soundtrack, but it’s nothing to write home about. It’s just that: good. Not great.

    • John

      It’s actually probably because of that that it’s considered to be so great. Most video game soundtracks have quite inconsistent music – they mostly cover extremes from excellent to awful. Ocarina doesn’t just have an extremely consistent library of tracks, but the fact that some of them could be played manually for the first time as well added a lot of depth to the music also.

      Apart from that, Ocarina does have it’s moments – Gerudo Valley, Song of Storms and Lost Woods are classics which haven’t been topped by any other track since.

      • JuicieJ

        It definitely has a few gems, but it’s nothing like Spirit Tracks and Skyward Sword’s music. Those games have consistently great songs.

        Also, thing is, I would argue that A Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening had superior soundtracks to Ocarina of Time, as well as most games released afterwards. That’s just my opinion, though.

        • John

          Skyward Sword yes, but Spirit Tracks I’d have to disagree with you on. I think it’s just an unfortunate truth that Nintendo don’t really seem to put as much effort into the handheld game’s music as they do in the console versions and it showed in Spirit Tracks in my opinion. Admittedly it’s been a while since I’ve played it bu the only good tracks I remember are the overworld theme and the Spirit Tower dungeon theme.I liked Phantom Hourglass’ music much better actually.

          A Link to the Past was ok. The Dark World theme is a classic but that’s pretty much the only memorable track from the game as a whole for me. I’ve not played Link’s Awakening but the tracks I’ve heard are reasonably good.

          • Demise

            I like TP music the best. Currently near the end of the Goron Mines, and from the Hawk’s theme, the 1st holwing stone (I heard it’s the Song of Healing?), the Goron theme – I remember it from OoT, and now with a much richer sound, and also the Hylian Field theme, etc. etc., I just love all of it. (And I also love all the rest of the game.)

          • npatoray24

            i love TP, my #2

          • TwilightOcarina

            I loved TP’s soundtrack, as well! Queen Rutellas theme was just… Amazing. I think that, in a way, TP’s track was better since it took all the best of the other games and redid them to make them even more amazing, while still including a few of it’s original themes (Ordon theme and Hyrule Castle Town being my favorite), plus I think that the daytime music for just galloping around in Hyrule theme was the best I’ve heard. It captures the emotions I feel while running around adventuring perfectly. I especially love the oboe solo at the very beginning, and the clarinets at the very end. The Lake Hylia music was pretty, too.

          • Blackbaldrik

            I don’t really like Spirit Tracks.
            But the music in that game is freaking spectacular. Nintendo went all out with ST’s music, especially the overworld theme(s).

  • drnedaj

    Wow I wouldn’t spend that much money. Maybe $10

    • http://twitter.com/Shrugler Shrugler

      but there is 51 songs.

  • stupidsyrup97

    Haha! I found it on eBay a week ago for $15 and scooped it up. Sounds great too!

    • FenderGuitars777

      ^This. You can find it on eBay for a lot cheaper, and still unopened. Personally, I prefer to own the Japanese version of the soundtracks (some, not all, soundtracks have more tracks on the Japanese release) but eBay has both the Japanese and NA releases of this.

  • HachiNuu

    Annnd… sold out.

  • itsameluigi1290

    38 dollars? You might as well just get OoT 3D!

  • yusef

    i managed to get one then i lost it. So pissed off

  • littlemissgleek

    What the hell!? I preordered ocarina of time 3d and got it the DAY it came out. I registered it on club nintendo and NOTHING! This as well as many occasions, isn’t keeping nintendo (especially nintendo Australia) in my good books
    Not happy.

  • baileygirl99

    Cool. I liked OoT’s music. But I don’t need the soundtrack. Thank you.

  • Kablamogroup

    $38.72?! Ugh, I don’t know if I want to shell out all that money for that soundtrack. Don’t get me wrong, I love the music of OoT, it’s just that most music CD’s nowadays go for $15-20 at retail. If it had a bunch of bonus content, like a poster, or DVD ROM extras, maybe I would, but if it’s just the music, I think it’s very over priced, even for a soundtrack I love.

  • BobbilyWobbily

    Considering the 3DS soundtrack uses the same synths and everything as the N64 version, and is almost EXACTLY THE SAME, I don’t see much point in getting this to be honest, especially for that price.

  • Lexi Z

    Yeeeeaah…It’s like $20 on eBay and Amazon for the American version…No offense to NCSX, but I prefer to spend less money when I buy things…

  • Link_The_Ultimate_Chronomancer

    Or you can it for free by downloading it from THIS SITE with the above link (Or here for those to lazy to find it: http://www.zeldadungeon.net/Soundtracks.php ) and burn it to a CD. Not collectible, but still. All the comments here are complaining about the high price, which is expensive for a CD but cheap for a Zelda Collectible.

  • the_elite_musician

    Jeez, I came here to buy a CD, not exchange half my wallet for music!

  • Blackbaldrik

    I got the OoT soundtrack a while back and copied the music into my Xbox360, PC, and 3DS.
    One of the best purchases I’ve ever made. (=