Posts in category: Fan Material

Ocarina of Time Hyrule Field Theme Acapella

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 10.00.44 PMYouTube user “Mr Dooves” (under the channel name Triforcefilms) has recently collaborated with acapella musician Jaron Davis to cover Ocarina of Time’s iconic “Hyrule Field Theme.” This tune is one of the most memorable and familiar songs from the game, symbolizing adventure as Link steps into that vast overworld hub for the first time.
Hit the jump to hear this multitrack musical arrangement!

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Ganon the Animation

95956Animator Alexis Morand recently posted an amazing new video featuring animated adventures of the Gerudo king titled Ganon. In the video we see some popular scenes from various parts of the series such as Koholint Island, Lost Woods, and Death Mountain only from the perspective of Ganondorf in the place of Link. He wanders from familiar scene to familiar scene to a musical score from James O’Connor Moneley.

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ZD Gallery: Din’s Fire

Din's Fire Happy Sunday, Zelda fans! It is time for this week’s ZD Gallery feature. Just to recap, since this is a new series to Zelda Dungeon, the ZD Gallery is where we pick an artist among us Zelda fans out there that has created something to show their love for the franchise and, not only shine a spotlight on their work, but the artist themselves. For this week’s installment, we were able to chat a little with an artist known on Tumblr as Nox Zaiden, who created this beautiful piece titled Din’s Fire.

Make the jump to read the interview!

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Phantom Hourglass Style Game “Oceanhorn” Moves to PC

Oceanhorn-wallpaper-GOTY In 2012 the heavily Zelda-inspired game Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas released in the app store, but now its adventure and JRPG elements have made it popular enough to be picked up by Steam. It is available for purchase in the Steam Store for $14.99 and has received very positive reviews. Oceanhorn is an adventure game set in a world that blends fantasy and technology, its story surrounds an ancient sea monster that tirelessly tries to hunt down the player; Siliconera spoke with the game’s Creative Director, Heikki Repo about his inspiration, the move to PC, and the chance for a console release of the game.

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Dark World Theme Played on Unconventional Instruments

Dark World We’ve been featuring a lot of different musical covers here on Zelda Dungeon, but I don’t think we’ve ever heard anything quite like this before. Imagine what the Dark World theme from A Link to the Past would sound like played on instruments that you may not have considered instruments before. Like maybe a 3D printer, or what about an old floppy drive? I know, some of you guys are wondering what the heck a floppy drive is, or wondering how it’s possible to play music on machinery that is used for something entirely different. Trust me, you just have to hear it to understand.

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New Graphic Novel Puts a Twist on The Legend of Zelda

sq Tevis Thompson and artist David Hellman came together to create the graphic-novel “Second Quest” that is heavily based on The Legend of Zelda series, only its protagonist is a curious young girl who refuses to accept her world the way it is. “Second Quest” is a meditation on the culture of videogames, the importance of courage, and the beauty of adventure. The story went on sale on April 22nd, it can be bought as an e-book or hard copy. Twenty pages are available for free online and a poster is available for purchase as well. To read more about pricing and see excerpts from the novel, hit the jump!

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Piece of Heart: Geography Matters…

MMMap Welcome to the tenth installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “Geography Matters…” The gist of it is that certain environments breed certain types of people– culturally, psychologically, financially, historically, and otherwise. Aside from general settings, specific geographical monuments also have significance.

The effect of geography is easy to see in the Zelda series, one simply has to look at the different races that have developed throughout Hyrule. And hey, if it hadn’t been for the odd customs of the Gerudo Tribe, the Prince of Darkness may not have turned out so dark.

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Wind Waker- Grandma’s Theme Clarinet Cover

Grandma Here’s a melody from the Zelda series we don’t find covers of too often. Remember Link’s sweet ol’ grandmother from The Wind Waker? Well, a YouTube channel that normally features brothers Josh and Justin posted a video a few days back covering the theme song of Zelda fans’ favorite grandma. Make the jump to hear for yourself!

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Graphic Designer Creates A Zelda-Themed Aquarium

9kkfRStAlright, we’ve all seen a thing or two when it comes to fans making cool Zelda items. There are tons of things, like lamps, pillows, replica swords and shields, custom consoles, or even masks.  But, have you ever seen a Zelda-themed aquarium…? If not, you have to check this out. It’s one of the coolest Zelda-themed fanmade projects I’ve seen a very long time. Oh, how I’d krill to see tons of fish in this… an infinite scale of them would be dolphinitely nice.  Anyways, if you want to sea what this aquarium is all about, hit the jump to dive in (don’t dive into an aquarium, that’s nuts)!

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Serenade of Water English FanDub

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Serenade of Water ranks up there as one of my all time favorite tunes from the Zelda series. It pulls at your soul while calming your mind. YouTuber Iruka Same has written and recorded beautiful English lyrics to go along with the Serenade of Water that will leave you in a wondrous trance. Hit the jump to listen to the melodious tune. Read more…

Awesome Custom Zelda-Themed Keyblade

KingdomHeartsKeybladeKingdom Hearts/Zelda crossover fanart is not at all uncommon. There are loads of drawings and paintings of custom keyblades and Kingdom Hearts-style outfits for Zelda’s characters, but crafts and large-scale builds are often some of the coolest projects. This keyblade in particular, made by Sephiroths-Shadow on deviantART, is called the Guardian of Hyrule Keyblade, and it has a beautiful design. Sephiroths-Shadow has even posted a few pictures mid-way through the whole project to show off the build process.

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Sailor Majora’s Moon Mask

3556565Animator and YouTube member ArtistGamerGal recently posted their latest video. A parody of the transformation sequence from Sailor Moon only with Link as the Sailor Guardian titled Sailor Majora’s Moon Mask. In the video we see Link in his fight with Majora put on the Fierce Deity mask which activates the transformation.

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Artist creates Wind Waker Stained Glass Cross-Stitch

Zelda-outside-1000x667The beautiful stained glass from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has been recreated in cross-stitch, crafted by user Eponases. This 37,446-stitch design was created using thread, each small unit of color was stitched meticulously by hand. The stained glass design is iconic, embodying the art style and beauty of The Wind Waker. To see the amazing stained glass window project up close, hit the jump to take a look! Read more…

ZD Gallery: A Link to the Hoarding Disorder

Klepto Link Zelda Dungeon would like to welcome all you Zelda fanatics out there to one of our newest features, the ZD Gallery. Not to be mistaken with the Nintendo Gallery; there won’t be any cool figurines. However, there will be some amazing fan created art. Every week, we’ll be showcasing a fan who has created something in tribute of the Zelda franchise. Whether its drawn, painted, built, crafted, sewn, played, whatever- we’re going to cover it with a special editorial on not only the art, but also the artist. This week, the spotlight is on Barrett Biggers and his ink blot style creation of a psychological diagnosis on our favorite hero. Go ahead and make the jump to see our interview with Biggers and to check out more of his work!

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