Ocarina soundtrack arrives; blows mind.


If you registered a copy of Ocarina 3D quickly enough, you stood a good chance of guaranteeing a free copy of the game soundtrack. The CDs are shipping, and mine arrived this weekend. No complaints or nitpicks here: this is an extraordinarily perfect bonus. This is exactly what a game soundtrack CD should be, and it blows the pants off the disappointing Mario history soundtrack included with the Mario anniversary Wii set.

In fact, when Nintendo’s site described this disc as containing 51 tracks, I immediately suspected they’d do what they did with Mario and make half the selections sound effect samples.

But, no–This is the real deal: the tracks are all music, and all wonderful. Though many run less than a minute, the entire set adds up to a terrific 67 minute ride through Ocarina’s unforgettable themes.

Wouldn’t it be great if every Nintendo game offered a soundtrack like this? And why, oh why do they not release their music on iTunes…or sell it directly online? Sigh. Here’s the track list:

Title Theme
Deku Tree
Fairy Flying
Kokiri Forest
Inside the Deku Tree
Boss Battle
Hyrule Field Main Theme
Kaepora Gaebora’s Theme
Hyrule Castle Courtyard
Zelda’s Theme
LonLon Ranch
Kakariko Village
Goron City
Lost Woods
Middle Boss Battle
Dinosaur Boss Battle
Zora’s Domain
Great Fairy’s Fountain
Potion Shop
Temple of Time
Master Sword
Ganondorf’s Theme
Chamber of the Sages
Sheik’s Theme
Horse Race
Kakariko Village Orchestral Version
Windmill Hut
Minuet of Forest
Forest Temple
Bolero of Fire
Fire Temple
Ice Cavern
Serenade of Water
Water Temple
Nocturne of Shadow
Prelude of Light
Shadow Temple
Gerudo Valley
Spirit Temple
Requiem of Spirit
Kotake & Koume’s Theme
Ganondorf Battle
Last Battle
Ocarina of Time
Ocarina Songs
End Credits
End Credits 2 (orchestral)

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  1. Awesome, now I have to go check my mailbox. lol

  2. Yeah boy its good 🙂 It is now on my 3ds dsi and 360 and of course my comp and mp3 player. I say mp3 player cuz i do not have an ipod ;(

  3. Just got mine in the mail yesterday, looking forward to making some wicked ringtones.

  4. Yea That’s what came to my mind as well. It totally blows the socks off the Mario cd. Which begs the question what the hell happened there. I’m still trying to figure why anyone with half a brain would even think a sound effect being a whole track would be a good idea. My gosh if the whole Zelda cd consisted of only the last 2 medley tracks (50, 51) I would have been already happy. Just So good.

  5. @Eugene
    Ha! Me too!

    It is quite brilliant, but I can no longer go without mentioning one omission: The Door of Time. Most powerful 20 seconds I’ve ever experienced, right there. Other than that, I LOVE the soundtrack. In fact, I think I’m addicted to it.

  6. One of the tracks is listed as “orchestral”… does that mean the rest of the soundtrack is just midi? I had thought they were going to release a fully orchestrated soundtrack.

  7. @Caleb:

    The whole score was re-recorded for 3DS, but they kept the midi sound after deciding that altering it too much changed the game’s atmosphere and made it no longer feel like Ocarina. So, the only full orchestra track is the new closing credits music.

    Though I’d like to see/hear what the game would be like fully orchestrated, I must admit that keeping the original sound style definitely makes Ocarina 3D feel true in spirit to the original even though the graphics are completely revamped.

  8. I love the OoT Soundtrack, but considering that the ZREO Team provided the entire thing, fully orchestrated and for free 2 years ago, I don’t feel like I’m missing out by not having this.

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