I know everyone has seen covers and remixes of Nintendo songs, but this 21 year old instrumentalist has brought some light to what someone who puts their mind to something can do to an already great song.

Casper Smit, or CSGuitar89 (as he’s called on YouTube and his website), grew up in the Netherlands, and didn’t lay his hands on an instrument at all until he was fourteen, where he played the bass guitar for an assignment in his music class.  He immediately took up an interest in guitar, and asked his music teacher for lessons. The teacher taught Casper for about a year and a half, until the teacher moved to Brazil.  Since then, he’s taught himself.  You can check out the rest of his bio here at his site.

Find out why that’s so impressive after the jump.

In the past year, he’s caught an interest in video game music, and he thought he could use his talents in that field.  He was right.

He has 33 songs published on his site as of now.  Some are video game covers, some are not (he even did the Family Guy theme!), but they’re all equally as good. And he has more Legend of Zelda songs than any other game. Go figure.

Here are a couple of youtube videos he’s put out, but you should go to his site for high quality mp3’s and even more tracks!

Hyrule Field

Gusty Garden Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy)

  • He's very quick with his fingers and is awesome at keeping up with the beat. Absolutely incredible!

    • tsubasa_z

      We don't say: 'As finishing touch, god created the Dutch' for nothing

  • dissapointed dutchie

    OMG finally the Netherlands produce someone awesome, what happens?
    He moves to Brazil T_T

    • Actually, his teacher moved to brazil. I got a few complaints to change it, so I did. The post is a little more specific now. Sorry for the confusion.

  • Headphoneguy

    I have to learn to play the guitar like that, it was awesome!

  • Random

    I'm eating big, ol' biggo beef sandwitch I got from Arby's that I abstained from eating while driving 17 hours from Louisiana to Texas.

    And now mustard just fell on my cotton Hanes T-shirt. That's going to leave a stain!

    • QueenxLink

      Random much?

  • Kiante

    Wow, he was great!

  • Muskiok

    Very well done, and that's comin' from someone who knows his music!

  • Just so you all know, in the hyrule field video, he's the blond one.

  • Ashmic

    Casper Smit is the coolest name i ever heard!!

    • QueenxLink

      Yeah, Casper is a pretty cool name for someone 🙂

  • Henri

    very cool!

  • QueenxLink

    I think some idiot went around rating down our comments; even the good compliments. Just look, most have -1 on them. 😛 Btw, awesome music! Casper's got talent.

    • wayofthesheikah

      Yeah, I noticed that's been happening to a lot of people's comments (mine too), and most of them don't even deserve it. By the way loved the Hyrule Field montage, that was epic! Makes me want to pick up my own guitar again and start playing again…

      • chad

        I propose we thumbs up anyone with a good comment that has been thumbs downed

        • Oneyoudon'tknow

          I know who it is! It's matt17 from the previous post. He's been getting bashed here lately and, to be frank, he can't take the heat. Just look at how he writes and you can tell that he's immature. He must be a descendant of a Mafia gang or something, how he talks an' all.

          Well, I'll be seein' you!

  • chad

    this is really cool thanx for the upload caleb

  • Lach Menel

    I found my self noding my head back and forht to the music while taping my laptop, which is something I`ve never done before. That alone proves it`s awsome music (I`m REALY picky)!
    Also,if you look closely in the background at 50 seconds, or any other time you see his head in Hyrule Field, you will notice a N64 with a OoT cartrige!
    Any how, great find and very entertaining!

  • mrnjlw1090

    It would be epic if they put his Hyrule Field cover in Skyward Sword.

  • Shadow Knight

    First one is so AWESOME!! Totally need to learn it if i can keep up 🙂

  • Shadow Knight

    Where can i get the tab or music for this??

    • Muskiok

      He has them at his website. Follow the link! And while your there, be sure to check out his other Zelda songs. They're all fantastic!

      • Shadow Knight


  • PLEASE READ! Casper told me that it sounded a little like it was HIM that moved to Brazil, and I saw a comment saying that he thought that he moved. Well, he didn't. His teacher did. I got a few complaints to change it, so I did. The post is a little more specific now. Sorry for the confusion.

  • Blizz

    I think I sharted my pants while listening to the Gusty Garden one.

  • TheRunningMan

    Wow, not since that one-man Wind Waker effort have I been this blown away with Zelda covers.

    I totally hear this Hyrule Field cover as the opening theme to the Legend of Zelda anime that never will be made.

  • CorvosKK

    Sounds absolutely beautiful! Man, I hope he keeps this up!