The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes; All Demo Music!

Do you like the Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes so far?  Find any of the music from the recent demo somewhat catchy and want to listen to it outside of the game?

Well if so, you’re in luck!  Thanks to the efforts of some people in the 3DS music community, we now have every song from the demo available to listen to right here and now.  The main theme?  Available in good quality, complete with no sound effects.  The boss themes?  Same deal.  And the ominous chanting filled area themes are included too, if those are more your thing.

So here it is.  All the music from Tri Force Heroes:

It’s not much of the soundtrack so far, but it’s enough given that the game is only in demo form.  When the game comes out and we’ve played the whole thing, maybe then we’ll have the rest of the music available as well.

But what do you think about the music in The Legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes?

Something Strange; A Catchy Luigi’s Mansion Song for Halloween

Not much to say here, other than that you should definitely listen to it if you like the Luigi’s Mansion series:

Composed and sung by popular Youtuber MandoPony (he’s known for making songs based off various video game franchises and TV shows), it’s a nice tribute to the original Gamecube game complete with lyrics summarising much of the story and atmosphere of the game.  All in all, it’s a very catchy song for halloween, and one that’s just perfect for anyone wanting something a bit different to play at a halloween party this year!

What do you think of this song?

Eight Awesome Nintendo Music Covers You Need to Listen To

When it comes to great covers of Nintendo songs, there are plenty to choose from.  Indeed, with such projects as Zelda Reorchestrated, OC Remix and Pokemon Reorchestrated out there making covers of entire soundtracks, you could probably find a ton to listen to from those sources alone.

But here are some… slightly more obscure (but still fantastic) Nintendo music covers.  The kind on Youtube that don’t ever seem to get enough views for their quality and that arguably deserve the attention more than the big names ever will.  Here are eight awesome Nintendo music covers that any of you fans just have to listen to!

8. Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story Final Boss; Orchestral Remix

Now, there have been many, many covers of the fantastic final boss theme from this game.  Like, 8 bit ones, 16 bit ones, rock ones, techno ones… you name a music style and someone has probably redone this theme in that style.

But here is possibly the best of them.  Behold, the epic orchestral remix of Bowser’s Inside Story’s final boss theme:

Yes, it’s loud as hell.  Your ears could well be blasted clean off the side of your head if you play this at maximum volume.  But either way, it is epic.  Just the perfect thing for a grandiose final boss showdown, regardless of the game.

7. Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Soundtrack; Orchestrated

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga is already a game with a phenomenal soundtrack.  But do you know what would make it even better?

If the whole thing was redone in an orchestral style using decent instruments.  And what do you know, there’s actually someone on Youtube who’s doing just that!  Behold Bryan Hermus’ fantastic covers of the Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga soundtrack.  Including Stardust Fields:

The main battle theme (as you’d expect):

And the main boss theme, which sounds even better with updated instruments:

You can keep track on his progress on his Youtube channel, as linked here:

Bryan Hermus (Purple 1222119)’s Youtube Channel

He’s only done four tracks so far, but hey, he’s only started this project in June 2015, so give him some slack.  Maybe if we’re lucky we’ll get to hear some fantastic covers of songs like Cackletta’s theme and Bowser’s Castle too!  Or even something that makes Joke’s End actually sound cool rather than repetitive!

6. The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past; Metal Dark World Cover

Enough said to be honest:

It’s already a great song, and this metal cover of it just makes it even better than it already was.  Very well done to CSGuitar89 on Youtube for this cover!

5. Donkey Kong 64; Mad Jack Theme

The original song was already menacing as all hell.  This?

Is at least ten times more so than even that.  Seriously, if hell had a soundtrack (in the good sense), this would be it.  It’s arguably the best Donkey Kong 64 music cover ever made.

4. The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening; Ballad of the Wind Fish Remake

It’s rare that any Nintendo song (or remix) could actually drive us to tears, but this one seems to actually come close to doing so.  Remixing the original ending song from the Game Boy classic in a way that makes it sound like a current gen title (or better), Fox Amoore’s amazing Ballad of the Wind Fish remake is one of the best Zelda music covers out there.  Brings back the sadness of seeing Koholint Island disappear like the dream it ever was.

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Legendary Hero Theme Played on Ocarina in Majora’s Mask

The video’s a tad old now, but it’s still as impressive as it ever was.  Have a listen:

Yep, it’s the intro theme from the Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker.  Except actually played in game in Majora’s Mask 3D.

That’s pretty impressive, especially considering it was done on a virtual instrument in a game not in any way meant for this sort of thing.  What do you think of this great remake of the Legendary Hero song?

Majora’s Mask Soundtrack Staying the Same in Remake

It’s not the most massive news in the world (The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D only had one new song, and that was saved for the ending credits), but it’s been confirmed that Majora’s Mask 3D will be the same.  Here’s Koji Kondo’s comment on the game’s soundtrack and why it’s staying the same as before:

Actually, with Majora, we thought it was really important to protect the feeling of the game because the music was tied so well to the original gameplay. We’ve done some clean up on the audio quality, but the music itself we haven’t changed.

Honestly?  I agree with him.  Just tell me that songs like this one need replacing:

They don’t. They’re pretty much as good as they can get, and even a remake can’t improve on this.

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