6: One Toot on This Whistle

The flute noise from the original Legend of Zelda has resurfaced in later games, woven into the soundtrack in sometimes hard-to-notice ways. In this episode, I'm attempting to round them up, all while celebrating Koji Kondo and the other composers who have defined this series' sound.

Track listing:

0:06: Title Theme / Legend of Zelda (FDS) / Koji Kondo
3:34: Overworld Theme / Zelda II: The Adventure of Link / Akito Nakatsuka
5:56: Grass Land / Super Mario Bros. 3 / Koji Kondo
8:17: Light World Dungeon / Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Koji Kondo
11:14: Title Theme / Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Koji Kondo
15:15: Forbidden Woods / Legend of Zelda; The Wind Waker / Kenta Nagata and Koji Kondo
18:58: Wind Ruins / Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap / Mitsuhiko Takano
20:49: Shrine / Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Manaka Kataoka
26:50: Fortune Teller / Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Koji Kondo
28:35: Dark World / Switched on NES / Switched on NES: A Link tp the Past

Drew Mackie