Category: Zelda Fan Content

Sure, there is an upcoming Summer Direct and an eventual Switch successor reveal coming from the Big N, but nothing Link-shaped quite yet. So, as we sit here patiently waiting for whatever Nintendo will give their Zelda fans next, we can at least listen to some nice tunes until then. With that being said, the music we’re listening to today is a piano duet cover featuring a medley of different Zelda songs co-performed by Joanie Mendenhall of Supertonic Studio. The…

Beyond its own lineup of iconic franchises, Japanese game company Capcom is known for its collaborations with Nintendo on Zelda titles like Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Four Swords, and The Minish Cap. Who would’ve guessed that a prominent member of the modding scene would one day take a piece of this developer’s catalog and put it directly into a Nintendo 64 classic? That very thing happened recently, as modder Manikku announced on their X profile that The Legend of…

Few birds are as beloved in the Zelda series as the Rito bard, Kass. His theme is nothing short of legendary in the fandom. The second the accordion trill hits the ears, it’s easy to smile as you mentally prepare for one of his famous Shrine puzzles. Marcus Hedges, composer of The Marcus Hedges Trend Orchestra, put together a fanciful version of Kass’ theme worthy of a ballroom. It features Emma Kramer-Rodger on flute and Andrew Goodwin on guitar. John Elleson-Hartley…

It’s easy to hear the beauty in Zelda music. No matter how simple or complex, the pieces that comprise the series’ soundtracks draw players into the worlds of the games, evoking genuine emotional responses. They also affect Zelda fans outside the confines of the games, inspiring creativity that often results in homages and tributes to the series’ music. What if these compositions were taken from their original instrumentations and arranged for a single instrument? How would they retain their beauty?…

When the fan community comes out to show their talents, they always give forth something special. From visual art, to dioramas and crafts, to music, the Zelda fan community is one creative bunch of people. As fun as it is to create fan content for the heck of it, it’s doubly impressive to create content that also helps further your career! In the case of YouTube Partner and percussionist V-Ron Media, they’ve done both. As classical percussion goes, the art form…

Earlier this month, an unofficial native PC port of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, titled Zelda64Recomp, made its way online, largely thanks to a new recompilation tool developed by modder Mr-Wiseguy. This tool, known as N64: Recompiled, streamlines the process of decompiling/recompiling Nintendo 64 code, wherein a game’s original code is translated into modern computer code so that it runs natively on PCs, no emulation needed. The Majora’s Mask port was the first demonstration of N64: Recompiled’s utility, but we…

As we eagerly await the arrival of the official Legend of Zelda LEGO set, we continue to be blessed with hard-working fans engineering sets inspired by the franchise. From the Master Sword to a King Gleeok, from the Great Sky Island to the King of Red Lions, and with all sorts of people, places, and things in between, there is already a wealth of independent “LEGO of Zelda” works of art for us to praise. Add to the ever-growing list…

While most fans are fine with simply owning artwork of their favorite location in Zelda, others are always craving something a bit more for their personalized collection. If you have ever been one of those people that want a distinct piece of merchandise from the series, then now is the perfect time to get your hands on a rather special item. This is thanks to Etsy merchant RetroDesign3D and their amazing work on what they call “micro worlds.” The small…

Video game music (commonly abbreviated as VGM) is often seen as a genre encompassing music based on its origin (if it’s from a video game, it’s VGM, as simple as that). The reality is that, historically speaking, VGM is more than just that, as it often harkens back to a synthetic, electronic soundscape associated with 8-bit music made using programmable sound generators (this style of music is also commonly referred to as “chiptune”). And while modern music in the Zelda…

Video game emulators, hardware/software that enable a PC to behave like a different machine in order to run classic games, have existed for decades. Thanks to emulators, a generation of gamers have had easy access to libraries of retro titles, including titles developed or published by Nintendo. Unfortunately, emulation has likewise always carried a fair share of complications. Because emulators require an original game’s files (assets owned by the game’s developers or publishers), issues of copyright infringement have plagued the…