The Great Fairy’s Fountain theme has been a part of the Zelda series since 1991, and Zelda fans have been covering the song with all sorts of instruments ever since. One very impressive cover was recently done by professional Harpist, Amy Turk. She fell in love with the Zelda series during her teenage years and has since transcribed a number of Ocarina of Time songs for the harp. Her solo arrangement of the Great Fairy’s Fountain was nearly ten years in the making, and it shows. This cover is the most beautiful and accurate one I’ve probably ever heard, check it out after the jump!
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While the Legend of Zelda series is generally spared from the overuse of its characters in copious amounts of spin-off games, it has spawned a few interesting (or disturbing) side games in its lifetime. Most of us are aware of Freshly Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland– but did you know a second Tingle based spin-off game was produced in Japan? Or that there was a third CDi Zelda game? YouTube gamer TheJWittz teamed up with Alex from Zelda Universe for a Nintendo Fact video on “Rare Zelda Games.” Most of the games on the list were news to me as the pair spotlights some of the most obscure sub-series titles.
Check out the video after the jump for a look at these rare Zelda gems!
Have you ever tried explaining the events of the Legend of Zelda series to a friend who doesn’t like video games nor medieval adventures? If you haven’t, then the people over at YouTube channel, DailyYou have got you covered. In its most recent “Fairy Tale Friday” video, the channel pokes fun at some of the Zelda series’ odd happenings and sums up the bearers of the Triforce in brutally honest ways. Their telling of the story is riddled with innuendoes, memes, and comical analogies that would entertain even non-gamers.
If you’re ready to laugh at a rather crude retelling of our favorite legend, hit the jump!
Ever wonder what the Legend of Zelda would be like had the whole series been made in a cheesy Western style like the Hidden Village? You’ll only have to wonder for a little while longer, because we’ll soon be seeing a Spaghetti Western style Legend of Zelda tribute series from Youtube’s beatdownboogie. For a little taste of the bearers of the Triforce as cowboys and cowgirls, check out the trailer for the aptly named Hang ‘Em Hyrule film series after the jump!
Music in Zelda usually isn’t the type of thing one would headbang to or yell “DROP THE BASS” about, but thanks to Will & Tim of DubstepGutter the Ocarina of Time’s Song of Storms now has an ear-popping EDM counterpart. This version starts off with a play through of the original song, then springs to life with pounding bass and electronic turntable manipulation. Some of Link’s grunts and Navi’s chimings are sprinkled in throughout as well. The best part is, the song is free for download!
Give this pumped up remix a listen after the jump.
A recent video posted by Nintendo News Network takes a look at the unused content from Legend of Zelda. Going by a leaked prototype from the original game we get to see some of the early elements from the game that were altered or not included in the final product. They show some of the changed overworld screens, different looking sprites and significant changes to the dungeons from the complete game.
Jump inside to check it out for yourself.
One thing that’s usually accounted for in a game is its soundtrack. Depending on its quality, that may improve thoughts/opinions of the title. It’s a huge part of the game, and will hardly go unnoticed. There are some that are good, and some that are bad- it all depends on the effort given and the composer in-charge. The Legend of Zelda has had quite a few games, and their soundtracks are pretty hard to overlook. That’s why I’m going to talk about the game’s music, and maybe even get opinions on which Zelda title has the best soundtrack. Hit the jump to tune in!
Many covers of various Zelda tunes have been uploaded and shown around the internet for many years now, and as always we’re welcoming more into the world day by day. They are pretty fun to listen to, after all! Since any instrument of the musician’s choice can be used there’s always a large selection of covers to listen to. Recently, a YouTube artist who creates Nintendo covers, known as ALBEDO, has uploaded a cover of Link’s “House” using the recorder – a total of five recorders, to be exact. Check out all five after the jump!
In a recent interview with Gamereactor Magazine, series director Eiji Aonuma gave fans a little more information concerning the upcoming Zelda Wii U title; not only will it be the first real open-world Zelda game, Aonuma promises that the game will “support as large of a world as the Wii U hardware can handle.” Hit the jump to check it out for yourself.
At dawn on this new day I’m sure many fans were finally able to get their copies of Majora’s Mask 3D, but aside from the game itself special edition bundles were hard to come by, especially in North America. For those of you who missed out on preordering the limited edition bundle with the Skull Kid figurine, here’s one last chance to snag it. Nintendo’s recurring youtube segment Nintendo Minute recently released a “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Reactions” video which included a Majora’s Mask sweepstake at the end. The sweepstake prizes are the Majora’s Mask 3D limited-edition bundle which includes the Skull Kid figurine and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game, one Majora’s Mask 3D-themed Nintendo 3DS case, and one Majora’s Mask 3D tank top.
The cover for “The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D Perfect Guide” book, published by Famitsu is a thing of beauty. Famitsu’s Perfect Guide series’ additions are the end all be all of guide books, but unfortunately this one will only be released in Japan. It contains detailed charts and maps for Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as guides to understanding the three-day cycle, and directions on where to find heart pieces and stray fairies. Hit the jump to see the cover up close!
With all of the hype surrounding Majora’s Mask 3D, many fans have been enjoying a nostalgia kick and pondering all of the components that made Majora’s Mask so enjoyable. One of these would certainly be the music, which always fit the different scenarios so well that it helped immerse players into the atmosphere of Termina. Musician Michael T. Samson recently arranged an extraordinary addition to the multitude of Majora’s Mask medleys out there. Samson’s orchestral rendition “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask” elegantly takes listeners through Link’s adventure, and is a must hear for any fan of Majora’s beautiful music.
We’re less than a month away from the release of the Majora’s Mask 3D remake, meaning lots of new details and photos will be shown over the next few weeks. And so far, we’ve been getting overwhelmed with new details, from the changes that will occur in the remake, to the new features given for the New Nintendo 3DS. Within the last few weeks, the Official Japanese Twitter for The Legend of Zelda has been sharing a decent handful of new screenshots, and you can check them out after the jump.
Obviously, there are many opinions on the latest installments of Super Smash Bros. You could say they’re great, you could say they’re okay, and sometimes, you can just flat out hate them. And between the two versions (Wii U/3DS), both have their ups and downs. It’s all depending on your personal preference. Sometimes, it’s good to hear and relate to other’s opinions, too. And that’s our quest today. YouTuber Micahsoft has published a video with the sole-purpose of detailing his opinion on both versions, and getting some laughs out of us. And you can check it out right after the jump!
There are many remixes of various Zelda songs on the internet, ranging from good, and bad; each one made with lots of hard work and dedication. And Music Creator dj-Jo sets the record for some of the coolest remixes out there. This isn’t what you’d typically find on Zelda Dungeon, but this YouTuber definitely deserves attention for his astonishing remixes. Hit the jump to listen for yourself!