Our best soundtrack tournament continues with two new titles. As Four Swords Adventures and Link’s Awakening duke it out in yesterday’s poll, Hyrule Warriors and A Link to the Past step into the fray.

Hyrule Warriors Vs. A Link to the Past

When creating their hack-and-slash side game, developer Koei Tecmo wanted Hyrule Warriors to contain as much Zelda fan service as humanly possible. This is why we saw heroes, villains, items, weapons, and locations from across the series come together in this one game. Well, the game’s soundtrack followed this same philosophy, as Hyrule Warriors (and its re-releases) featured countless classic Zelda tunes, all re-worked to fit the action and excitement of a traditional Warriors game. Songs we’ve heard a thousand times are amped-up to eleven, presented in a more heavy metal or military march style. Even Zelda‘s classic House theme sounds epic as heck!

A Link to the Past and its iconic soundtrack need no introduction. The groundbreaking title helped realize the vision set forth by its NES predecessors by telling a captivating story within its vast game world. The tale spun by A Link to the Past would not have been as successful without Koji Kondo’s masterful score. The composer took all that he accomplished in the first Zelda game and built upon it. His hard work birthed countless tunes that we still hum to this day, and I’d argue that this game’s soundtrack helped cement The Legend of Zelda‘s identity for generations to come.

So, it’s time to decide which game had the better soundtrack: Hyrule Warriors or A Link to the Past

Which Game Has the Best Soundtrack?

  • A Link to the Past (76%, 232 Votes)
  • Hyrule Warriors (24%, 72 Votes)

Total Voters: 304

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Here’s some important tournament information:

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  • We will post a new Round 2 voting page each day, Monday through Thursday.
  • Voting for each game will be open for exactly one week.
  • Every Friday, we will post a wrap-up article explaining the results of the prior week.
  • Once voting pages for all Round 2 bouts have been posted, there will be a one-week break before the Quarter-Finals begin.

See you tomorrow!


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