Listen to the Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening Theme by Konami of Random Encounter

Been on a VGrock kick lately, so had to head over to listen to some good ol' Random Encounter. This wonderful rearrangement of music from Legend of Zelda Links Awakening is exactly the cool down track I needed to hear.

Celebrating 23 years of Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening music

Was it all some weird dream?

Link's Awakening was my first solid introduction to the Legend of Zelda series. The game was strange, obtuse, and confounding. I got stuck a dungeon or two in, and never saw the ending to the game in my first stab at a Zelda game, but I roamed around the game world regardless, enamored with the endless mini games, sword cutting, and doing my best to figure out what the hell is going on. 

Despite my young failings, the game will always hold a very special place in my heart as the first Zelda game I ever played, and what has lead to this overabundance of Legend of Zelda merch surrounding my work desk as I type this.

The Legend of Zelda has more to do with rap than you might think. Much like many of today's leading hip hop artists, Link started from the bottom. He washed up on Koholint island with nothing to his name. After fighting through a world that feels created just to hold Link down, he slashes through the darkness and rises to the top. Literally. The very top of the island where the Wind Fish sleeps. 

Also, if Link is Jay-Z, then Zelda is Beyonce right? Why isn't there a drawing of that?

Did you enjoy reminiscing with these VGM remixes for Link's Awakening week? Share some of your favorite Legend of Zelda and Link's Awakening moments and memories!

This week we are celebrating 23 years of Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening music

This Saturday marks the 23rd anniversary of the Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening,  will turn 23, in honor of that, I'm highlighting some of my favorite covers and remixes of music from Link's first  foray into the world of handhelds.

I can't think of a better song to kick the week off than this short but over-the-top rearrangement of the opening music from the game by7 Careless Juja

Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary from OC ReMix available now for free download

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The surprisingly unstreamable, but who cares because it is free anyways and assuredly awesome new album from OverClocked ReMix is available now. Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary is an album length album of tributes to classic and niche tracks from the original DMG-001. 

It's a heartbreaker that Super Mario Land 2, arguably one of the best Super Mario platformers ever, was not in on the festivities. There are a ton of other classics though, such as the original Super Mario Land, Pokemon, and Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

MeowMeow & BowWow a Link's Awakening tribute

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The immense musical might of Spamtron and Dj CUTMAN have recombined in their new album MeowMeow & BowWow. In their latest album, the duo pays tribute to the classic Game Boy title The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening. This classic handheld game is the fourth installment of the long running Nintendo series, and has recently celebrated it's 20th anniversary just this past month.

Dj CUTMAN and Spamtron drop some feverishly catchy remixes that will get your mind all set for adventure. Bump this in the club and people will start dropping rupees.