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The best one?

Ocarina of Time 2 14.29%
 
Majora's Mask 0 0.00%
 
The Wind Waker 7 50.00%
 
Twilight Princess 0 0.00%
 
Skyward Sword 0 0.00%
 
Breath of the Wild 5 35.71%
 
Total:14

I'm bored and listening to some Zelda music, so, it's time for an incredibly specific poll thread.

What I'm referring to as "standard battle music" is the music that plays when you go near any enemy in the game. As a result, it's a theme you end up hearing a lot, and if it isn't good it is quite often a nuisance as it takes you away from the normally better overworld music (Breath of the Wild escapes this issue, I guess). Only 3D Zeldas have had a theme playing in this situation, so there are only 6 options here.

Ocarina of Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhW_UT9_TBE

Majora's Mask:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aWkaMI2fGc

The Wind Waker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRGii05yILI

Twilight Princess:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_UfpEE2hWA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgX6Qhf3gj8

Skyward Sword:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1-jRQg8icw

Breath of the Wild:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2cB5Pufav8

Battle.



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I think I'd go with The Wind Waker's theme.



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Ocarina of Time. I guess Wind Waker second and Majora third, but they’re all good.



It's a toss-up between Wind Waker's and Breath of the Wild's for me, but I'm going with Breath of the Wild on this one. Love the chaotic nature on the song, it's so amazingly well-written. Wind Waker's is great too, though.

Majora's Mask would be in third place, and Twilight Princess at a somewhat distant fourth. Ocarina of Time's and Skyward Sword's are the two I dislike.



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The start of OoT is a good listen but once BoTW's theme starts at 0:33 until it's climax, it is unmatched.

So BoTW I guess.



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Wind Waker or Skyward Sword.

This made me listen to SS soundtrack again... damn, it was far better than I remembered. Now I want to replay SS xD



Vodacixi said:
Wind Waker or Skyward Sword.

This made me listen to SS soundtrack again... damn, it was far better than I remembered. Now I want to replay SS xD

As much as I love Skyward Sword and its soundtrack, I can't say I was ever a big fan of this song in particular, it's just so... forgettable. Well, at least to me it is. Goes to show how different tastes can be!



mZuzek said:
Vodacixi said:
Wind Waker or Skyward Sword.

This made me listen to SS soundtrack again... damn, it was far better than I remembered. Now I want to replay SS xD

As much as I love Skyward Sword and its soundtrack, I can't say I was ever a big fan of this song in particular, it's just so... forgettable. Well, at least to me it is. Goes to show how different tastes can be!

To be fair, it's not like I love any of the Zelda battle themes. I think they are pretty forgettable overall. They do their job... but they're not Xenoblade levels of awesomeness (for example). I just listened to the SS one and it made me listen to SS soundtrack xD



Vodacixi said:
mZuzek said:

As much as I love Skyward Sword and its soundtrack, I can't say I was ever a big fan of this song in particular, it's just so... forgettable. Well, at least to me it is. Goes to show how different tastes can be!

To be fair, it's not like I love any of the Zelda battle themes. I think they are pretty forgettable overall. They do their job... but they're not Xenoblade levels of awesomeness (for example). I just listened to the SS one and it made me listen to SS soundtrack xD

Yeah, being awesome definitely isn't their job, but I find some of these themes to be pretty memorable in their own right, even if none of them come close to their game's finest songs.