Author: Sean Gadus

Link’s Awakening has been a huge hit on Nintendo Switch. The remake featured a striking new art style that was impossible in 1993, as well as some quality-of-life improvements. In addition to the visual and control changes, the music was revamped and rearranged with modern sensibilities. The soundtrack of the Link’s Awakening remake is incredibly memorable, though some fans may not always have the musical vocabulary to explain how/why the music worms its way into your brain. This detailed video…

The Divine Beasts are some of the most awe-inspiring sights in Breath of the Wild. These mammoth mechanical behemoths serve as the game’s four primary dungeons. However, before a player can solve a Divine Beast’s puzzles and fight the dungeon boss, they must engage in an “assault sequence” in order to actually reach it. These sequences involve the crippling of the Divine Beasts’s mechanical systems in order to gain entry to it’s chambers. The assault sequences are unique with their…

Skyward Sword is one of the most divisive games in the Zelda franchise. The game’s controls, structure, and design are all points of contention in heated fan debates. In contrast, many people praise the game for its music. While not as famous as that of Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword‘s soundtrack is consistently great across the board. Despite the generous praise forSkyward Sword‘s music, people often skipped over the game in conversations about the best music in the series. Due to…

Many children and adults treasure the opportunity to have a space that belongs exclusively to them. Whether it is a bedroom, rec-room, or an office, we all need a special place that we can call our own. By decorating and customizing these places with our favorite posters and belongings, we create spaces that are both safe and comfortable. This full bedroom mural by Hannah Baker is an amazing piece of art that would make any room feel special. The mural…

“The Ballad of the Wind Fish” is one of the most well-known songs in the Legend of Zelda series. Even gamers and fans who have never touched Link’s Awakening are familiar with the beautiful, heart-breaking tune. In some ways, the song has become almost as famous as the game itself. This simple Kalimba remix of the song by Fai Kalimba is a beautiful rendition of the classic song. The arrangement feels like a soothing lullaby version of the song, as the…

In Link’s Awakening, Link arrives at Koholint Island after a massive shipwreck. In a beautiful, mysterious sequence, Link awakens from his slumber in Marin and Tarin’s house. During this segment of the game, a unique song plays which is referred to “Link is Awake” or “Sword Search”. This epic rearrangement of the tune by Amie Waters is for anyone loves the lush sounds of synths. In addition to a variety of synthesizers and electric pianos, the cover also includes a…

It can be argued that one of the most exciting moments in Breath of the Wild was the aerial assault on Divine Beast Vah Medoh. With the heroic Rito warrior Teba, Link soars into an intense airborne battle in order to destroy Vah Medoh’s cannons. The sequence is a visual treat, especially with the clouds and falling snowflakes providing a beautiful backdrop to the fierce conflict. I think the musical theme for this sequence is one of the most dramatic…

Link’s Awakening has been a massive comercial success with 3.13 million units sold in less than twelve days. Overall, critics and fans have praised the game for its lush art style and for the smart tweaks made to the controls/inventory. Despite the overall positive reception, there has been a small but vocal constituency that believes Nintendo may have been too faithful to the 1993 original. These fans and critics assert that the game could have been even better if Nintendo…

Breath of the Wild is considered to be one of the most beautiful and scenic games of the decade. With such an amazing landscape, the game deserves a soundtrack worthy of its grandeur. Fortunately, composers Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, and Hajime Wakai paired each inspiring location with a unique and wonderful musical theme. The Hateno Village theme song is a great example of music that illustrates Breath of the Wild‘s splendor. It is one of many theme songs that exemplifies…

Spirit Tracks is a game with a complicated legacy. Some fans absolutely love the game while others believe it is a lesser Zelda experience. It seems like the only thing that most fans agree on is that the game’s music is incredible. From the opening title screen to the end credits, the game has a variety of thrilling and beautiful melodies. While Spirit Tracks has many great songs, the “Realm Overworld” theme is by far the most iconic song from…