List of all Great Fairy Fountain Themes through the Zelda Series

Fairy Fountain is a song that appears several times in The Legend of Zelda series. The Fairy Fountain theme debuted in A Link to the Past, where you can hear it on the file selection screen and inside Fairy Fountains. The theme was inspired by Super Mario Bros 3’s map theme for World 3, Water Land.

The harmonies in this Great Fair Fountain theme are repetitive and soft. It comprises two main elements: a staccato melody that winds slowly up and down and a fuller harmony that shifts down a diatonic step after every note of the melody and returns to the top every eight bars. Interested to discover all the fantastic Fairy Fountain themes through the Zelda series? Stay tuned!

A Link to the Past

A Link to the Past introduced many Zelda franchise staples, such as items that unlock sections of dungeons and the overworld (Pegasus boots, Hookshot, and Master Sword). It also introduced parallel worlds, such as the light and dark worlds seen in Twilight Princess and A Link Between Worlds. In addition, arrows became a separate item, the magic meter from Adventure of Link returned, and Link could move diagonally and run thanks to the Pegasus Boots. He could swipe his sword sideways, allowing him to attack from a much wider range. The Fairy Fountain theme version from A Link to the Past is used for the start screen and the fountains scattered throughout the map. Despite being 16-bit music, it has a great tempo and sounds like twinkly harp music.

Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time was one of the most anticipated games of its time, possibly because of the large open 3D world to explore, the third-person perspective, and the targeting system. Ganondorf, the King of the Gerudo Thieves, dupes Link as a child. The evil human uses Link to access the Sacred Realm. He places his tainted hands on Triforce, making the Hyrulean lands barren. Link hopes to fix this, and thus, he travels through time with the help of Rauru, gathering the powers of the Seven Sages. 

 The Fairy Fountain theme from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the most outstanding. It’s a little slow and depressing. The addition of synthy harps and piano adds a little more depth to the timbre of the instruments, which is a standout feature.

Majora’s Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is the sixth main installment of The Legend of Zelda series and is the sequel to the first 3D Zelda game, Ocarina of Time. A link has three days in-game to complete its objectives before the moon crashes and lands on Clock Town, destroying it and its inhabitants. Those three days equate to approximately 54 minutes in real-time, which is extremely short. Link, thankfully, has his trusty Ocarina of Time, which plays the “Song of Time,” to travel back to the first day.

The song used in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was the same as in Ocarina of Time. It’s not surprising; Majora’s Mask reused many of Ocarina’s assets as part of Nintendo’s time-saving strategy, which allowed the game to be released in less than two years, so they didn’t have to re-record Fairy Fountain. As a result, the Fairy Fountain theme is slow and melancholy. The sounds of the piano and synthy harps give it the same “depth” feeling.

The Wind Waker

Link would cross the sea for the first time, aided by the King of Red Lions, a talking boat that assisted Link on his adventure. The Wind Waker would be effective in helping you to change the direction of the wind, allowing you to travel across the ocean. On each island was a treasure, enemies to be fought, and secrets to be discovered. Fairy Fountain appears in two variations in The Wind Waker. The Fairy Queen is one of them. Fairy Queen is an oddly carnival-themed take on the creepy flirty child queen of the fairies. The Fairy Spring is the alternate version that is a lovely, languid version of Fairy Fountain, with ethereal vocals. It gives the well-known tune a tone of awestruck wonder, transforming it from a sparkly piece into something more religious and divine.

Four Swords Adventures

Four Swords Adventures, the eleventh game in The Legend of Zelda series, features the return of Vaati. Shadow Link captures Zelda and her six shrine maidens while Zelda attempts to strengthen the seal on Vaati, forcing Link to remove the Four Swords from its pedestal and re-release Vaati. Throughout the game, it is revealed that Shadow Link is a minion of Ganon attempting to cover the land in darkness with Vaati’s assistance.

Four Swords Adventures has a version of Fairy Fountain as its map theme, and it’s a much more adventurous and rollicking piece. The pounding percussion makes it sound more like a Grand Quest theme than a song about relaxing (and maybe getting a slightly bigger bomb bag). It’s louder than the original from A Link To The Past and in a different key than Ocarina of Time.

The Minish Cap

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap was the exclusive Zelda for the Game Boy Advance, and it continued the trend of giving Link a talking piece of equipment. This time, the Minish Cap, a hat named Ezlo, could shrink Link to microscopic proportions so he could find the Kinstone fragments and save the Minish people. It introduced a few new items, such as the Gust Jar, Cane of Pacci, and Mole Mitts, and allowed Link to learn new sword techniques and fuse elements to his sword throughout the game. The Fairy Fountain version in Minish Cap is warmer, slower, and gives off a “sleepier” vibe than the File Select version. On the other hand, the Minish Cap’s File Select take is much “bassier.”

Twilight Princess

The look of Twilight Princess is one of the first things players will notice: darker and more realistic visuals. Twilight Princess firmly establishes Link as a central figure in his hometown, with many friends from various backgrounds. After leaving, he meets more members of the enigmatic resistance and other characters, such as the Fishing Pond siblings, the people of Kakariko, the main villain Zant, and the Village Spirits of Light. Of course, the Twilight Princess characters would be incomplete without Midna. This Twili imp is a pivotal character responsible for Link’s initial release as Wolf Link. The Fairy Fountain theme version from Twilight Princess appears more mournful than the other tracks. In addition, the higher-fidelity music gives off a calm atmosphere that makes you feel like you are resting.

Phantom Hourglass

Phantom Hourglass follows Link as he attempts to rescue his friend Tetra, who has been turned to stone, from the clutches of the Ghost Ship and defeat Bellum to restore her to normalcy. Link enlists the help of a crusty old ship captain named Linebeck to search the seas for the three Spirits and Pure Metals required to defeat the enemy and restore order. The game allows you to aim your boomerang and arrows and features interesting boss battles in which certain parts of the enemy are displayed on the upper or lower screen. Fairy Fountain of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is a fantastic song that strikes a balance between being too muted and too synthetic. All of this complements the movements of launched arrows and boomerangs!

Spirit Tracks

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was the direct sequel to Phantom Hourglass, and it substituted choo-chooing across the kingdom by rail with an inspiring soundtrack for sailing the high seas. You’d plot a path, set the speed, and use the built-in cannon to clear the path of enemies. Link’s Phantom companion, which he could take into dungeons with him, was also new. The phantom could transport Link through dangerous environments and protect him from harm. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks’ File Select Fairy Fountain theme is unique. Its instrumentation is heavily inspired by the locomotive theme, with chugging percussion and echoey maracas that sound like a steam engine.

Skyward Sword

The skyward sword goes to great lengths to make Link’s animation more fluid, so the player can feel the impact of quickly climbing a wall or jumping a gap. Link can progress through the levels by leaping over holes, grabbing ropes, and climbing walls. The Sailcloth, a parachute that breaks Link’s fall, is also introduced in Skyward Sword, allowing players to dive from any height without fear of death. You can also use your shield to deflect enemy attacks or evade them to create an opening for a counterattack; both actions deplete the shield’s durability, causing it to break over time. Skyward Sword’s File Select Fairy Fountain theme is a bit loud and revolves around the intricate sounds of the harp. The theme also has soaring strings that come in a little later in the game but make the entire gaming experience more thrilling!

A Link Between Worlds

A Link Between Worlds doesn’t waste your time. Link is off to the races almost immediately after waking up in your iconic bed, encountering his first dungeon in less than five minutes. The ability to rent the equipment required to complete the various dungeons is another fantastic feature. The Selection Screen in The Link Between Worlds is one of the best Fairy Fountain themes. It moves slowly, thoughtfully, and reverently. Some interesting things about the file select screen music in A Link Between Worlds.

 The main melody sounds more like a child’s xylophone than a typical piano and seems to evoke some sort of nostalgia, which is appropriate for a game based on A Link to the Past. Second, a new melody is played on strings that pirouettes away from the familiar tune to create something unique and fresh. However, there is a brief background tune played on an off-beat harp. It’s meant to get you both nervous and excited about the game.

Tri Force Heroes

Tri Force Heroes features a variety of dungeons to battle through with two 3DS-wielding friends. You’ll take on the roles of Blue, Green, and Red Link. The Links can form a Totem by climbing on top of one another, allowing them to reach higher elevations. To battle bosses and gather loot, the Links must work together and coordinate their attacks to solve puzzles, such as one Link throwing a Bomb while the other propels it away with the Gust Jar. Tri Force Heroes Lucky Lobby Ball Fairy Fountain theme plays while you keep the Lucky Lobby Ball in the air while waiting for new matches. Though it includes the sound of the sword swipe when you’re playing the game, the tune’s melodic tone will grow on you.

Breath of the Wild

The game’s standout feature is the expansive world of Breath of the Wild, which Link can explore at his leisure once he’s left the Great Plateau. Wearing metal during a lightning storm will result in a nasty shock, while wearing too little in cold environments, and too much in hot environments will cause damage. Breath of the Wild’s Great Fairy Fountain theme is fast, but it fits with the Fairy Fountains in Breath of the Wild, which is exciting, a little unnerving, and difficult to find. As a giant woman emerges from a flower, screams, and then devours you, your heart beats in time, almost as if it’s trying to keep up with itself. The fact that the theme is very quietly played in the background allows you to enjoy all unpredictable aspects of the game!

Final Thoughts

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