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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Chillhop Music, a YouTube channel dedicated to featuring unknown musicians that focus on Hiphop, Triphop, and Jazzhop has recently uploaded a remix from Ocarina of Time. The remix was created by artist Jacob Beck also known as Favormusik. The familiar sounds from Ocarina of Time have been remixed with a nostalgic feel and warmth that will hopefully put a smile on your face, and help start your weekend just right with a super chill vibe!
Head past the break to check it out!
YouTube animator Cuccolover has released the first trailer for his upcoming animated series, The Hero of Time Saga. This series will, as his Facebook page claims, be based on Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, likely retelling both stories. It is not yet clear whether certain liberties will be taken to change what happens to the titular hero, but either way, the trailer sows off the rather impressive visuals Cuccolover has made entirely in Flash, and it looks like it will be a series worth watching.
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The Legend of Zelda series is infamous for having many goodies to be discovered along your journey, and heart pieces are one of those things that many of us are desperate to hunt down. Guides like what you can find here at Zelda Dungeon are immensely helpful in those searches, but now you have a new tool at your disposal! Trident Group has created an app to help you not only track down all of those important little heart pieces but it even helps you keep track of the ones you have already found! The app separates the heart pieces by game and gives you the total count of pieces you must collect in each one. Once you have chosen a specific title the app then gives you the list of all the locations where each piece can be found, after you have selected the location it provides you with the specifics of exactly where you can find the piece in question, and any special requirements there might be to acquire them. Once you have located your prize you can use the app to save the ones you have found. This really helps you keep track of all the heart pieces you have already located, and the ones that are still eluding you. The app just released this month an is available on the app store for free.
Head past the break to check out a few screenshots of what you can expect.
I’ve always thought that the scantily clad Great Fairies of Ocarina of Time didn’t quite match the serene and pure beauty of the Great Fairy Fountains, but that may have had everything to do with the Fountains’ theme. Composer Alan Gee took the Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme and turned it on its head by giving it a sick beat and remixing it hip-hop style! While the song still sounds traditionally peaceful, it gives the Fountain a more urban atmosphere– far more befitting of those video-vixen Fairies. Give the remix a listen after the jump.
All last month we reported that Ocarina of Time dominated the #1 spot on the Wii U shop software charts. For four weeks straight the N64 title maintained the top spot, even beating out Nintendo’s hottest new release Splatoon. August brings us a slight change however, Ocarina of Time continues to be one of the best selling software titles but it has lost its #1 spot. As of last week the classic Zelda title has now slipped into the #2 spot, this week being beat out by another N64 title, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Many of you commented before that you were surprised the game was doing so well as it had been remade for the 3DS, but I know for myself and many others although I might prefer to play the remade version on my 3DS that didn’t stop me from shelling out the dough to own the title on my Wii U (I even still have my N64 and my Ocarina of Time as well). If nothing else I gave Nintendo my rupees in the hopes that our continued support would finally get them to unleash the full quantity of amazing titles that are still to be had from the classic Nintendo library! What are your thoughts, where do you prefer to play the classic titles?
Source: Nintendo Everything
The manga artist duo behind the Legend of Zelda manga, Akira Himekawa said in a recent Facebook post that Viz Media will be offering a Limited Edition Zelda inspired tote bag at their booths at future anime and manga events. The tote bags feature the artwork of Young Link and Navi from the duo’s Ocarina of Time manga, and on the back you can see the familiar Triforce crest. The bags will be offered at Viz Media booths and will be given to the lucky fans who are making a purchase. The tote bags are sure to be extremely limited, so if you are attending a conventions you might want to scope out the Viz Media booth first and see if you will be one of the lucky ones to secure this adorable little green tote!
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Yesterday we shared a fantastic idea to create your very own Legend of Zelda inspired fireplace craft, and today we have a spectacularly decorated bathroom to show you. The pictures come from imgur and this user really pulled out all the stops in their creativity level, from painting the walls that iconic Zelda green to a Majora’s Mask wall cabinet, a Wind Waker shower curtain and oh so much more! There are so many simple touches throughout the room that really help pull the theme together, like potion bottles resting above a cabinet alongside a Navi bottle and a few other iconic Zelda goodies. Now that you are super intrigued at how this Zelda fan pulled of their Zelda inspired bathroom, head past the break to check out the full gallery of images!
Many fans of the Zelda series will remember ReDeads as creepy reanimated corpses strewn across the damp and dark crypts of Hyrule. And while they may have caused many a nightmare among players young and old, there is controversy over whether or not ReDeads were ever actually human. YouTube channel SwankyBox decided to get to the bottom of the ReDead mystery by examining the ones that appear in Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. Super Smash Bros. trophy descriptions and the fact that they lack humanlike faces point to clay altered by dark magic.
But information from the Garos and the Lake Scientist point to something much darker…
I think it is fair to say the Ocarina of Time has touched the hearts of countless fans in more ways than any other game in the series. What is it about this story that makes the game so memorable, and easy to get attached to? YouTuber Yungtown takes on this question, and explores the more emotional parts of the N64 classic, and tells his own tale of what he loves about it.
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A massive update is going live today for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS. In this update a slew of new goodies will be made available, some paid and some unpaid. You can expect to see a new Tournament mode, ability to save and post replays to YouTube, and a ton of Mii Fighter costumes. But what we are most excited about is that the Hyrule Castle stage from the original Super Smash Bros. game, and the one based on the castle from Ocarina of Time on the N64 will be available too. The stage has a large main platform with three more platforms at about the midway point. The layout of the stage allows for some pretty spectacular moves and some might even say there are a few places that make it especially worthwhile to use some aerial assaults to knock your opponent off the walls or launch into a combo or KO move. However you choose to use this stage, I am super happy to see its return to Super Smash Bros.
Throughout almost every Zelda game, Link has always had a companion that could take him from point A to point B. He could even just spin in circles, if he really wanted to- either way his companion acted as his way of transportation. And as we know, we’ve seen quite a few companions Link can use as transportation- so the question is, which do you prefer? Do you prefer galloping throughout Hyrule, or sailing above it? Perhaps even flying above the clouds? We’ll get more into that right after the jump!
Youtube user ClassicGameJunkie has released another video in his series entitled ‘How Did They Do That!?’, in which he tackles explaining the subject of Pre-Rendered backgrounds in video games. Ocarina of Time is a game prominently featured in this video, as it was a game that utilised the technique to great effect! Make the jump to check out the video!
As time has passed, we have shared many different covers with you, all inspired by the music from The Legend of Zelda. Some with very unique or different instruments than what was originally used, some were acoustic versions, and some had no instruments at all. Many of these covers showed off the amazing talent that each musician had, and a few left us wondering why… Many of you might even have a favorite that sticks out in your mind as the one that captured the essence of the music in the perfect way, or maybe it was your favorite because it gave the tune an entirely new and unexpected feel. Well, now we have a new cover for you to feast your ears on! The newly created YouTube channel focused on creating covers of video-game music with Mariachi, DaveYardShift has uploaded a cover of the theme from Gerudo Valley in Ocarina of Time.
Head past the break to see what you think.
In games like Ocarina of Time, designating a specific element to each dungeon made perfect sense because each corresponded to a Sage of said element. In many Zelda games a similar pattern is followed, either by having the player collect element specific items within the temples or placing them in provinces that bear the same elemental traits as the dungeon residing in it. This made receiving and using specific weapons in each temple viable, but with a new age of nonlinear open world Zelda games dawning, can and should this gimmick remain a staple of the series?