A Link to the Turntable

Musician and producer (Lily Allen, Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse) Mark Ronson unleashed a music video today for his new song “Circuit Breaker.”

The music video is clearly inspired by the NES The Legend of Zelda and the SNES A Link to the Past. It features 16-bit style graphics of a green-clad hero wandering about in a screen-by-screen overworld and dungeon, slaying rather familiar looking monsters.

While the sprite work and level design leave a much to be desired, clearly the music video shines in the unadulterated nostalgia and pure fan-ish joy.

Also enjoyable is the way the music video is set to the beat of the music, resulting in Link stabbing Darknuts and Ghibdos in time to the melody.

While the song isn’t my usual cup of tea, I have to say I find it addictive and have now watched the music video over three times. Perhaps I’m simply starved for new Zelda stuff during this calm before the storm of Zelda Wii, or maybe the music video is rather good. Regardless, it’s fun to see a tribute to the old school roots of our favorite franchise with such a catchy new song.

Source: Stereogum
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  • By_Farore

    o.O

    I guess even -he- is eager for a new Zelda.

    That pig playing the djembé reminded me of Ganon. ..Just because it looked like a pig.

    Don't like the song (not my type either) but it's nice to see simple and cute lyricless videos every once in a while.

  • Umm…good effort…

  • MegaLinkX

    I liked it a lot. It does need some cleaning up, but it was original, I liked the song, and I love the "record collection". Very cool.

  • I think Someone has also played too much DJ hero while waiting for Zelda Wii to come out and between replays of SNES and NES Zelda games 😛

  • thelovelytwili

    I liked how the Link imposter slashed enemies with his sword to the beat of the music. hilarious

  • ChainofTermina

    oh, yeah, I always used to listen to music while playing Zelda, and moved Link around and do stuff to the rhythm of the music. it's fun.

    this was very cute. I liked it a lot. I especially got a kick out of the old man DJ. this song is almost similar to a type of music that I like, though I prefer it a little faster and with words.

    still, this was very nice.

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  • Keaton

    The drum-playing enemies were cute xD

  • KniL

    the best zelda clip ive seen in a while 😉

  • Shaelyn

    that's how Zelda SHOULD have ended – a kiss from the princess! YES!

  • Thareous33

    Finally! I finally get to listen to it! But it was such a waste, for this reason more than me not liking it all that much: When the video was playing, my computer kept freezing up. I couldn't even more the pointer a millimeter! This was the first time when I had to exit the entire screen. Suqish day!

    Anyways, wasn't so crazy about the rhythm of the music, but video was cool. It was awesome that the "impostor" could defeat those buggered Darknuts with his sword! >8D

  • MegaLinkX

    Can't get it out of my head, I LOVE this song… and even though it IS choppy. I do love the video.

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