Anyone who owned a Nintendo 64 knows that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a timeless classic to many (I personally find Majora’s Mask to be the superior title), but what if it were it turned into a 16-bit musical? Well, you get this three and a half minute number set to Koji Kondo’s memorable score that runs through Link’s early beginnings in Kokiri Village all the way to his battle with Ganondorf. In addition, the video displays a troubling (and humorous) love triangle between Princess Zelda and Malon of Lon Lon Ranch.
With Nintendo themed musicals making the news lately, this one has more of a charming and somewhat cheesy feel to it. It’s almost a love letter of sorts to the N64 classic.
The 16-bit video was brought to life by composer Michael Moffit and animator Chris McGregor. Also, to anyone’s surprise, Tay Zonday of “Chocolate Rain” fame makes a guest appearance as the voice of the Great Deku Tree. Now, I can’t imagine that character without hearing Zonday’s deep singing voice in my head. Oh, the humanity!