Monday, March 23, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Zelda II Edition

This is our second of two weeks examining the music of the Legend of Zelda universe. Last week we looked at the 2D offerings, so it only makes sense that this week we survey the 3D games. From Ocarina of Time to Twilight Princess, this week's VGMs have you covered.

V276. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Kokiri Forest

Let's transition from the classic 2D top-down Zelda titles to Link's adventures into three-dimensions. We'll start off with two tracks from my favorite Zelda and favorite game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The first track is the Hyrule Symphony version of Kokiri Forest, a place serving as host to a young boy's humble beginnings.

V277. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley

Our second piece of music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in this Zelda themed set of videos comes from Gerudo Valley. It's definitely a mandatory song for a favorite video game music compilation, don't you think? Stylized with a Spanish flair, Gerudo Valley is a wonderful track stirring memories of leaping across a broken bridge with Epona over and over again.

V278. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Boss Battle

No doubt my favorite boss theme that The Legend of Zelda franchise has to offer, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask's Boss Battle theme was and still is quite epic-- though I hate to use that word since it's hip to overuse the word with today's youth. I think it's an actual honest use of the word though, no doubt!

V279. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Ocean

This is the overworld theme of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Instead of an overworld full of land to traverse, the majority of the world was covered with water meaning Link needed to sail across the deep blue seas from destination to destination. This was occasionally tedious to do especially during an infamous end game quest, but otherwise the game was yet another fantastic installment in the Zelda series.

V280. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Ordon Village

We wrap up our look and listening to the Legend of Zelda series of videos with a selection from Link's newest adventure, Twilight Princess. I am ashamed to say that I only got past the second dungeon before a flood of other games, shorter games, grabbed my attention. Regardless, this theme comes from Link's hometown of Ordon.

That concludes another week of music. Tune in next time when it will be on like Donkey Kong!

1 comment:

SpinachPuffs said...

What are you saying, SP? That you never played through the whole of Twilight Princess?! I am ashamed...

That Ocean music from Wind Waker is so catchy - though I only know it from Phantom Hourglass. I know it's the part that everyone is meant to hate, but I loved the sailing bits just for the sake of that music!

Also, I reckon the in-game version of Kokiri Forest is better, even if the violins do make it sound very smooth :D