Posted on November 18 2020 by David Nystrom
There are many themes and many characters that have made the world of Hyrule (and similar regions/provinces/kingdoms) one of the most memorable and enjoyable places to visit in gaming. Of these characters, Beedle has made a tremendous impact since his debut in The Wind Waker back in 2003 (2002 in Japan). With his signature sounds of gratitude and farewell, he’s reappeared in many titles, and each time he’s brought his charms to us. His music as well has been one of his most iconic traits.
Recently on YouTube, Bubly created an 8-bit sounding cover of “Beedle’s Theme” from his original appearance. This charming cover is set to a little animation of Link standing before Beedle in his floating shop. While the song beeps and chirps along, Beedle reacts as he does in the game, but in classic Game Boy-esque graphics.
I am a sucker for retro takes on songs. This applies in almost all genres, not just video game music. But this one is especially fun because it’s such a fun tune already. The sounds of the classic handheld systems make me feel like a kid again and just make me happy. I also really love the animation. It helps put me in the perspective of playing the game in the proverbial good old days.
What do you think about this cover? Is it one you would put on and jam out to? How about the animation? Let us know what you thought in the comments below or chat about it over in our Discord!