The Legend of Zelda - Music

  • 'The Legend of Zelda'

    The video game 'The Legend of Zelda' is first released in the U.S. and features what would soon become some of the most iconic video game music ever. The 'Legend of Zelda' theme is grand, representing a voyage of fantasy that has since been adapted in every other Zelda game and even symphonies.
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    Zelda music

  • "A Link to the Past"

    "The score to 'A Link to the Past' was composed by Koji Kondo. The overworld theme of The Legend of Zelda ("Hyrule Overture") returns in A Link to the Past, redone in S-SMP style for the Super Nintendo," Wikipedia.
  • "Ocarina of Time"

    "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time debuts on the Nintendo 64. Besides boasting an amazing soundtrack, it's the first contemporary nondance title to feature music-making as part of its gameplay. In the game, you use the ocarina, a kind of flute, to teleport, open portals, or summon allies. There's also a musical puzzle in which you must follow the bass line of a song to make it through the Lost Woods," GameSpot.
  • 'Ocarina of Time' soundtrack

    "The Ocarina of Time soundtrack was released in Japan in December, 1998. It comprises one compact disc with 82 tracks. A US version was produced with fewer tracks and different packaging artwork. Many critics praised the music in Ocarina of Time, although IGN was disappointed that the traditional Zelda overworld theme was not included. In 2001, three years after its initial release, GameSpot labeled it one of the top ten video game soundtracks," Wikipedia.
  • Zelda - "Twlight Princess"

    "Orchestral music for the game were considered by Kondo, envisioning a full 50-person orchestra for action sequences and a string quartet for more "lyrical moments," though the final product used digital music instead. Kondo later cited the lack of interactivity that comes with orchestral music as one of the main reasons for the decision," Wikipedia.