Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is the black sheep of the Zelda franchise. An action side-scroller with role playing elements, the game was vastly different from its predecessor. The Temple theme is one of the notable elements of Zelda II to have a life beyond the 1989 game, becoming a huge part of the Smash Bros. series, used as the music for the spacious Temple stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee.

This synth version of the Temple Theme by Ace Waters is a unique and exciting take on the song. The song starts out quietly, with the distinctive baseline that the theme is well known for, before growing louder and more dramatic. This version is intriguing because, while there are many orchestrated covers of Zelda songs which attempt to use real instruments to recreate the iconic song, this song embraces its synthetic sound. The synthetic and electronic sounds are reminiscent of music from Netflix’s Stranger Things, which was created by Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon.

This cover is Ace Water’s first release for Zelda Month 2018. Be sure to check out his channel over the next few weeks for more great music. And you can hear a few of last year’s Zelda Month arrangements here and here.

What do you think of this synth cover? Let us know in the comments below!

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