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jackal27 avatar 11:08 AM on 02.13.2009  (server time)
Sound Test: Zelda: Link's Awakening- Tal Tal Mountains

Music is relative. It effects us in such a personal way that we can't possibly hope to describe the extent of that effect to anyone. It's why we are so protective (and sometimes even snobby) about it. Your personal taste in music will always be better to you than anyone else. So it's best to probably just accept that.

Here I will weekly (heh...) choose a piece of game music that I love and share it! Then talk about it. Not too complex, but I hope it's something you'll enjoy!

Sound Test: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening- Tal Tal Mountains

This week's choice was totally random! My good friend SupraDarky uploads his (extensive) list video game music favorites to YouTube, so I just used the last song he uploaded! Fortunately it happened to be this one!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was my first experience with a 2D Zelda game. It's such a strange game that I remember playing it and feeling slightly... Disturbed. I was used to the serious realism of Ocarina of Time, so to start playing a Zelda game with Mario characters, self-aware NPCs, and talking animals was quite a shock. I also hadn't caught onto the idea that every Zelda game was a stand-alone story so I was even more confused. Going back to it though, it's definitely one of my favorite Zelda games. Something about it just rubs me the right way... Maybe it's the island setting since I loved Wind Waker so much as well, who knows.

My favorite thing about this game has to be the music though. Koji Kondo is a master of his craft isn't he? This is one of the few Game Boy soundtracks that I actually listen to the music outside of the game. Every track in it just sounds like K.K. had a lot of fun composing them, which is probably the main reason why it's such a fun game to play. There are even some hidden tracks here and there if you know how to find them.

Tal Tal Heights is one of my the best songs in the game and maybe even my favorite. It's such a masterfully executed take on the famous Overworld Theme and just gets me pumped to go kill some Moblins everytime I listen to it. It's very energetic. Also, is it just me or is the music in this game super complex? I mean, what other Game Boy games have like 5 or 6 instruments playing at once? There's so much going on there that it boggles my mind.

I'm sure that I'll be posting more music from this wonderful game at some point, but for now enjoy the Tal Tal Mountains them or the remixed Super Smash Bros. Brawl version below. I don't think it's as good as the original, but it's still great. Enjoy!

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