Posts in category: Ocarina of Time

Minuet of Forest Cover on Harp and Piano

downloadEveryone loves to see high-quality covers of famous Zelda songs, but sometimes, we get to hear a great fan cover of one of the songs you actually play in the games. The skilled musicians on the scarcitude . YouTube channel have covered Ocarina of Time‘s Minuet of Forest on Harp and Piano, and they did a beautiful job.

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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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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.

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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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Gossip Stone: Which Zelda Title Has The Best Soundtrack?

zelda-screenshotOne 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!

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Gossip Stone: Does the Ocarina’s Power Rival the Triforce?

ocarinaof_time-s400x300-265646 To celebrate our newest series, Tadtone Tuesdays, we look at one of the most powerful items in all of the Zelda canon. Link’s arsenal is made up of many powerful items that he uses throughout his quests, however, one item in particular holds a magical power that goes far beyond the abilities of just causing damage or solving puzzles. Between Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, the Ocarina is possibly the most powerful item in all of Hyrule, second only to the Triforce itself. But depending on the way you look at it, the Ocarina could in fact be seen as the more powerful legendary tool, hit the jump to find out why!

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ZD Top 5 – Playable Songs

Song_of_Storms_(Ocarina_of_Time) In addition to the amazing orchestrated soundtracks and enchanting overworld themes from throughout the Zelda series, come the sometimes under-appreciated playable tunes. These catchy and often short musical quips are played on a multitude of instruments and present themselves as important to players for a multitude of reasons. Some songs are elevated by their musicality, some by their functions in-game, and others by pure nostalgia. Whatever the reason, these little ditties have become the cherries atop an already magical set of games.

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Gossip Stone: What Is Your Definition of a Zelda Item?

link-itemsBeing a life-long Zelda fan can sometimes be difficult.  To have an interest in a puzzle solving adventure game, it’s ironic that I find myself often having trouble solving one puzzle in particular: Which Zelda is my favorite? With nearly 20 years of personal experience with the franchise and having played all 17 of the canonical games, it’s hard to really know which game is my favorite. My go-to deciding factor is usually the amount of the items found within the game.  Because of this, A Link to the Past had always held the highest position in my mind as it seemed to have the largest number of items.  However, once I started really looking at the items themselves, I found it harder and harder to determine what really counted as an “item”. So what exactly is a “Zelda item”?

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Hand Carved Bunny Hood Replica From The Wolf of Bees Workshop

10854810_817899784943197_8807038868379933050_oIt might not keep away Stalchildren, or let you travel faster than you usually do, but it will certainly look amazing. The wooden artisans over at ‘The Wolf of Bees Workshop’ have faithfully re-created the extremely useful Bunny Hood from Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, giving it a modern looking swagger with a tasty wooden aesthetic. Make the jump (or should I say hop) to check out some pictures of this beautiful piece!

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Analysis of the Evolution of Princess Zelda’s 3D Models

z3d Video game graphics have improved immensely over the years and The Legend of Zelda is a prime example of its growth, beginning with 8-bit sprites and transitioning to fully animated 3D models. And there’s no doubt that 3D animation has come a mighty long way since Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64. Imgur user, game designer, and 3D artist John Guerra was thus inspired to pick-apart the workings of five 3D Princess Zelda models. The jump in resolution from Ocarina of Time to Twilight Princess in terms of polygonal faces is shocking, and the animation textures in Skyward Sword explain why its graphics were simpler than its predecessor’s. To see the full analysis, hit the jump!

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Trailer Drake: 10 Popular Ocarina of Time Opinions

Kaepora Gaebora Upside DownYouTuber TrailerDrake, known best for his Unpopular Opinion series, has finally caved to the demands of his viewers. Drake made his name by pointing out the weaker parts of popular games and series gathered a few million views combined over all of these videos. But now he’s done with being so negative all the time and drawing flak from all the over-protective gamers who love their series and will hate everyone who speaks otherwise to death, so he decided to go another route: be friendly and say things that he will get no flak for, since everyone shares these opinions. For this first episode he started with the most popular Zelda game, Ocarina of Time. Watch the video after the break, and see if he agrees with your opinions!
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Zelda Dungeon Talks: Which Game has the Best Character Development?

TPOneMore-LinkMidna-620x In a series that’s been running for as long as The Legend of Zelda has, there are always going to be some minor characters that end up swept by the way-side; but Zelda usually does a pretty good job of making its characters memorable. Despite the many enriching titles to chose from, a select few stood out in the minds of the Zelda Dungeon staff as exceptional utilizers of character development. Some games did a better job of developing our Hero, some the core cast of characters, and some the minor characters or kingdom as a whole; but which is the most engaging style of character development?

In this week’s Zelda Dungeon Talks various staff members share their opinions on character development throughout the series, and its involvement or lack thereof in certain games.

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New Ocarina Of Time Speedrun World Record Set By Skater82297

Ocarina_Playing_(Ocarina_of_Time)Recently, speedrunner Jodenstone had topped his recent Ocarina of Time record by about 2 seconds, making the world record 18 minutes and 5 seconds. Today, speedrunner Skater82297 -who has been known to discover various glitches in Ocarina of Time- has topped the world record with a record time of 18:03 (18 minutes and 3 seconds) for an Any% Speedrun. In fact, he’s going for another almost immediately after hitting the world record. If you’re quick enough, you may be able to watch him streaming live. Hit the jump to check it out.

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