Posted on September 21 2018 by Sean Gadus
Clock Town is one of the most iconic locations in the entire Zelda series, and at release, it was a huge selling point for the game. In 2000, Nintendo’s rendition of a living, breathing town, with non-playable characters who followed their own unique three-day schedules was an incredible achievement in game design.
This arrangement by Docjazz4, FunkyEntropy, Theophany, and XPRTNovice captures the feeling of wonder and awe that the players feel when they travel through the different parts of Clock Town for the first time. It’s an incredibly well-realized arrangement. The opening notes gently introduce the song, then instruments are gradually added in, including the sounds of an acoustic guitar and an ocarina-like instrument. The song even uses the distinct sound of a bell, similar to the sound used to signify the start of a day in the game, as well as beautiful background vocals. It is a gorgeous, joyful arrangement that builds towards a powerful and heartfelt conclusion.
Majora’s Mask is a game that is well known for its darker themes and its maturity, but this song also illustrates the beauty of the world of Termina. There is a joy to touching the lives of so many and that is reinforced at the end of the game, when you succeed in your quest to save Termina and its people.
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