Nintendo released a Wii U bundle, which included a digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. For those of us North American folk who want the retail copy, we have to wait until Friday. Nintendo, as well as many concerned gamers, hope that the new bundle and low price can start the momentum for the struggling Wii U.
Regardless, we're not here this fine Monday night to talk about that. No, tonight we have five songs from The Legend of Zelda series to help celebrate The Wind Waker HD's retail release this Friday. From Zelda II to Majora's Mask, you will certainly get your Zelda fix in by listening to this five terrific tracks.
v471. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN) - Ocean
Set sail for uncharted land with Link in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker! When the game's style was originally shown off, many Zelda purists turned their noses to it. They asked, "Where was the realistic art style from a year ago?" When the game finally came out, all of those cries were hushed. Now, with The Wind Waker HD for Wii U out digitally and the retail version on the way, the style is one of the most cherished of the entire series.
v472. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) - Palace
Phil has something to admit-- he's never beaten the original Legend of Zelda or its nontraditional sequel Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. That's okay, though, on the latter because he's not alone. Zelda II is a very difficult game. The rest of the gang at SuperPhillip Central didn't beat it until recently!
v473. The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Ages/Seasons (GBC) - Tarm Ruins/Lost Woods
Capcom's now-defunct Flagship studio worked on a pair of original Zelda games for the Game Boy Color-- The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons. There was to be a third game, but time constraints did not permit such an ambitious undertaking. Still, these two Zelda games are wonderful enough by themselves, but together they make one impossibly great duo.
v474. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) - Song of Healing
After The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D's release, many Zelda fans (including us) have been demanding Nintendo remake Majora's Mask on the Nintendo 3DS next. After all, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask share many assets. Hopefully that day comes, as it's been quite a while since we've visited the land of Termina.
v475. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS) - Castle Town
Sitting in front of Hyrule Castle is the town, where the inhabitants barter and trade with one another, as well as live their lives. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was the second of two Nintendo DS-exclusive games. Many do not care for both games, as they were controlled with the stylus almost solely. We were enamored with the controls, and loved the innovation and ease of mobility created by them. Still, we'll take an analog stick and buttons over a stylus any day.