The Legend of Zelda series is known as much for its music as it is for its brilliant puzzles and enchanting world. If you're anything like us you're whistling or humming these memorable tunes on an almost daily basis.
So, we thought we'd round up some of the best pieces that have soundtracked Link's adventures over the years and stick them in one place for your enjoyment. Think of it as a musical refresher in the lead up to Skyward Sword's release on Friday.
THE ORIGINAL ONE
The Legend Of Zelda: Overworld
"It was a lot of trouble to express the sense of courageously running around the field slashing your sword without it getting tiresome," Kondo has said. Well, he nailed it. The NES sound chip bleeped its little heart out to deliver a symphony of heroicness that's become as iconic as Superman.
THE CATCHY ONE
The Legend Of Zelda II: Palace Theme
Akito Nakatsuka grabbed the musical reins on the NES Zelda sequel, and delivered a creepy dungeon track that's so catchy, many '80s gamers had to have it surgically removed from inside their brains.
THE SURPRISING ONE
A Link To The Past: Dark World
Koji may have been most proud of his chicken noises, but we remember this SNES legend best for the drum beat and trumpets that arrived with the revelation, three dungeons in, that the game had been hiding 60% of itself.
THE EPIC ONE
Ocarina Of Time: Hyrule Field
We could have filled a Top 250 with Ocarina Of Time - and there are only 82 songs in the game. But this majestic, ever-changing symphony is truly unforgettable - seemingly seven diferent songs, seamlessly woven together by Kondo's magical musical fingers.