The Best of Zelda on the Net
Below you'll find a compilation of what we at Zelda Guide consider the best of the best when it comes to fan-made and teaser Zelda videos on the internet. Each video offers a unique artistic look at the Zelda series. They will leave you laughing, intrigued, and some will have you awe-inspired. So we'd like to applaud the work done by these great Zelda fans, and share their work with you.
The Best Video Yet
This video got a lot of peoples attention to say the least. There's lots of videos that are edited clips made to look like legitimate future Zelda titles (some are certainly more plausible than others), but this one was different. Wii.tv released this compilation of "production stills" in late March 2007. It's vague, its sketchy, and obviously fake. But the concept is so different and such a change of pace from the typical Zelda gameplay, that it offers a fresh perspective on the series and what should or shouldn't transpire into in future Zelda titles in the series; A series that some argue needs a change beyond just another sequel to Ocarina of Time. Overall though, the kind of reaction this seems to get from fans, when taken seriously, is extremely varied, as it would prove to be a far too hard for true fans to digest (Wind Waker was hard enough).
But once again yes it's fake, and yes it was an April Fool's Joke (even though it was right before April Fool's). Would it be cool? I would like to think so.
You've probably heard the song from this first video since its all over the place. But if you haven't here's one version of it including scenes from the ending of Ocarina of Time.
And yes, the song in the background is NOT System Of A Down, or even by a band called the Rabbit Joint. Its actually a parody made by Joe Pleiman for his album The Rabbit Joint.
This next video is probably one of the most creative fan-made Zelda cartoons on the net. The Return of Ganondorf. Link with awesome ninja skills? Ganondorf crying? The video offers all sorts of Zelda humor, and is sure to put a smile on every Zelda fans face.
Hyrule Field?...on HaloCE?! Yep.
Ok, if you are old enough to remember the old Legend of Zelda cartoons on TV, or you've run into them by chance, you'll remember that Link says a particular phrase A LOT. And yes its kind of annoying, but its still a funny retro look at the beginnings of Zelda. The following video is a compilation of all the times Link says the phrase.
So in summation, I just have 4 words for this video: I hope you enjoy! :P ok maybe not the 4 words I was thinking
The Legend of Zelda: Quantum Link. This video offers a bizarre but hilarious real-world presentation of a typical Zelda scene. Just don't mind the fairy :P You got Pants!
This Zelda cartoon offers an interesting humorous look at Link as a child, growing up with Saria, the hypothetical story never told before Ocarina of Time. Everything from how Link got his name, how he learned to use a slingshot, and how he got his fabulous green garb. There's even a plug to buy Ocarina of Time at the end!
The Zelda cartoon below was made right before the launch of the Nintendo Wii. Its a great outake of Link and Aryll on Outset Island in Wind Waker. When Aryll catches a Wiimote while fishing, Link becomes a puppet to her commands.
In case you haven't seen the Zelda fan movie, The Legend of Zelda: Hero of Time, here is the trailer for it. Don't know what it is? Its an independent low budget film produced by BMB Finishes, and is being directed by Joel Musch. It's certainly one of the most ambitious Zelda movie projects out there, as we await the day a major motion picture of Zelda might hit the theaters.
More information about the project can be found here
I'm sure you've all seen tons of compilations of Zelda trailers to fans personal music favorites. This is probably one of the best out there, synced very well to the music, and its of Twilight Princess trailer clips!
Music of The Legend of Zelda
The following are video clips of real people playing classic Zelda music. These are some truly great musicians at work, and it shows in how well these songs sound.