The Best Themes From The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

By Michael On 16 Mar, 2014 At 01:52 PM | Categorized As Articles | With 5 Comments

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One quality that all Zelda game possess –well  at least the one’s I have played – is fantastic themes. Some resonate with me so deeply that just upon hearing them – conjures an overwhelming sensation of nostalgia. Ocarina of Time has the timeless Lost Woods Tune, Majora’s Mask had the bleak but mesmerizing 3rd day Clock town theme and Skyward Sword graced players with the epic Sky Overworld Theme.

But in my opinion – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has one of the best soundtracks of any Zelda to date – only rivaled by the sublime themes of Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword.

For the larger part – Wind Waker’s soundtrack is a combination of upbeat and whimsical tracks that capture the essence of the high seas. In fact, Wind Waker’s soundtrack is one of the many reasons – I put this game above all other Zelda games as my favorite of all time.

In no particular order – I would like to share my pick of what I believe are the 5 best themes from the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

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As boss battle themes come – they cannot get any better than Molgera’s figuratively speaking of course.  The drum rolls at the beginning effectively introduces the listener to the upbeat and frantic tune of the flute. The piece definitely sets the tone for the epic battle against Molgera and is without a doubt the standout theme amongst the Boss’s

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This list would not have any credibility if the Great Sea theme was excluded. If a theme can make a tedious expedition from point A to point B more enjoyable – then it has to be one hell of a composition – this is most certainly true with the Great Sea theme. Keeping true with the games motif of “Wind” – this melody is beautifully arranged with a variety of Wind Instruments.

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Oh, how I love this theme. After finally given the opportunity to sail the Great Sea – your first destination welcomes Link with a pleasant tune that treats your eyes with soothing accoustics accompanied with the Flute… Well, I think it is the Flute. Regardless, I can listen to this theme for hours on end without ever getting tired of it.

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Aryll’s theme may have a tiny presence in the game, but it is certainly one of the most endearing Melody’s that Wind Waker has to offer. The piece creates an undeniable sense of serenity with the perfect harmony between the Violin and the Piano. It is the perfect song to reflect the innocence of Link’s younger sister.

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I left my favorite for last. And yes, I know this pick is cheating – as it is a medley of many themes including the Title Theme, Great Sea, Zelda’s Lullaby and Aryll’s theme. As Staff credit themes go – Wind Waker is the best of all time in my humble opinion. When listening to this sublime track one cannot help but reminisce about your adventures. Personally, I listen to this track when I am desperate for a nostalgia hit.

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Of course, there are many worthy themes that I could (more like should) put in this list – however that would defeat the purpose really. In fact, I could put the entire soundtrack here simply because of the incredible quality it is, as a collection. With this said, I would like to mention that Outset Island, Windfall Island, Inside Tetra Pirate Ship and Gohma Boss are also noteworthy themes.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with my list? What themes would you add?



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About - Michael is the proud owner and Editor-in-Chief of! He has a Bachelors Degree with First Class Honors ( try to guess his Degree), and has been writing about video games for many years. His favorite Nintendo franchises include the Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon. When Michael is not playing video games – he is usually outdoors riding kangaroo’s, playing cricket or sleeping (or doing all three at the same time).