It’s finally time for one of the most iconic arch rivalries in video gaming. It really took a while, but here we are, the third entry of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 4 is none other than Link vs Ganon!
I’ll skip the explanation of the rivalry this time, because I think it’s really unnecessary. If you know that the main protagonist of the Legend of Zelda games is not called Zelda, then you’re probably aware. If not, well…I won’t judge.
So what songs are included? It might surprise you that I refused to use the Legend of Zelda Main Theme for Link’s side and instead went with Tal Tal Heights. Now there’s one flaw of logic here, as this actually comes from the game The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, one of the games without Ganon. Now I could argue that the game is all about Link and thus fits him quite well – but the truth is, Tal Tal Heights is simply one of my favorite renditions of the Main Theme.
For Ganon there’s quite a bit more, as I included his Theme (which appears at least in A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time), his Battle Theme from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Gerudo Valley from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I also managed to add a bit of Zelda’s Lullaby to the mix, which makes the triforce complete, right?
I also added some Ganondorf voice clips, because I like that:Link vs Ganon (77 downloads)
– but for those of you who don’t like these voice clips that much, there’s a separate version:Link vs Ganon [No voice Edit] (52 downloads)
And here is the video as usual:
You can’t imagine how perplexed I was when I finally completed A Link to the Past a short while ago and found out that Ocarina of Time actually reused many songs from that game. Having played OoT long before ALttP, it was hard for me to understand that many of those iconic tunes from OoT actually came from the SNES game…
Anyway, if all goes according to plan I’ll see you again in 2 weeks with the next entry of VG Arch Rivals Vol. 4!