Nintendo recently released a remake of a 1993 game for the GameBoy handheld system, which was my entry point to the "Legend of Zelda" franchise: "Links Awakening" --- enough of a challenge for me to sit down on the bench and reminisce about the story once again with an improvisation...
When I played the game for the first time and finally made to the end, I almost had to cry when all these NPCs (Non-Playable Characters), animals and just the whole island that I got used to during gameplay eventually dissolved into a bunch of clear pixels.
Nevertheless, there was a moment of bliss for me in the credits when some parts of the protagonist's journey reappeared, showing him and me that his adventure was not a dream entirely.
Enjoy reliving the beginning and the end of the remade game with this "alternative soundtrack" in the embedded video!
For those who own a 7.1 surround system, an 8-channel FLAC file can be picked up here to get an impression of what it will sound like in my living room:
- URL: http://via.woody-mc.de/to/vWenV1LR7OGlN14f
- Player: Current versions of Media Player Classic are able to properly play multi-channel FLAC files.
OST composers: Kozue Ishikawa & Minako Hamano
Game title: The Legend of Zelda -- Link's Awakening
Game published by: Nintendo