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Nintendo's At It Again With Its Musical Zelda Easter Eggs

Posted by Rory Cocker

A Link Between Worlds theme hides a secret

As you all know, The Ballad of the Goddess from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is in fact just Zelda's Lullaby played backwards. If you're just discovering this for the first time, We'll give you a minute to let you come to terms with it.

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Done? OK, then catch your breath and prepare to be dazzled once more! The main theme for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS exclusive, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, also hides its own little secret. Played backwards, you can clearly hear a section of the Hyrule Castle theme from its spiritual predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Pretty cool, huh?

Also, if you play Tingle's Theme in reverse, it summons a hateful demon from the seventh layer of Hell who will bring endless pain and suffering to the mortal world. This also works if you play it forwards.

[via youtube.com]

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User Comments (28)

JellySplat

#7

JellySplat said:

Haha that's pretty funny! However I wish Koji Kondo was still making original Zelda music. If I'm wrong about this please tell me otherwise.

tsm7

#11

tsm7 said:

It's a neat idea but, personally, I didn't care much for the Ballad of the Goddess. These melodies are best played forward.

ueI

#13

ueI said:

I like Tingle, but that joke is so funny I'm going to let it slide.
The song sounds nice! I wonder how many times they can do this before I get sick of it.

sinalefa

#14

sinalefa said:

Poor Tingle is only a grown man who never let his inner child die and who can be annoying and useful on occasions.

Which reminds me of several Nintendo Life users, myself included ;)

supermonkey117

#21

supermonkey117 said:

Never knew these things thats pretty cool to know, being the zelda fan i am lately i have had the windwaker tune in my head everytime i leave the house on a quest.

Shambo

#27

Shambo said:

@Stimpy "... Awaken the dreamer, and Koholint will vanish like a bubble on a needle."

I remember crying when I read this as a child. Where would all those kind folks go then? The final battle was tough, both as a fight and due to knowing it'd all end afterwards...

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