To be honest, Phantom Hourglass is one of those games in the series that didn’t make quite an impression to me. I did play it many years ago, and I kind of liked the touch controls, the settings, dungeons, and especially how creative the boss battles were with the controls and items. It is a good game, just one I haven’t felt the need to play again since the first and last time that I did.

But if there is a more lovable aspect about the game, it’s the awfully relatable captain, Linebeck. His personality, as well as his relationship with Link during the game pretty much reflects how I feel and deal with people throughout my life. I could even say he’s one of my favorite characters from the series — I could, if it wasn’t for his theme. I mean, it is very fitting for the character, it’s just not so memorable to me.

Medli’s Melodies is a series in which we choose our favorite songs from The Legend of Zelda franchise, or highlight a special piece of music from the perpetually creative fan community. Music has always such been such an integral component of Zelda games, and we’re here to celebrate that every week!

But you know what I like a lot? Arrangements of music from retro games, like the orchestral arrangements and concerts for the music from the Zelda series. And you know what I like even more? The complete opposite! Retro arrangements of music from newer games. That’s where Bulby, one of my favorite remixers ever, comes to save the day. This 8-bit arrangement of “Linebeck’s Theme” gives it a new and refreshing feel and makes me think of the ambiance of Link’s Awakening, with a retro tropical environment.

Knowing the effort it takes to make these kinds of remixes only adds to the enjoyment of the final product. It gives a new yet familiar feel to a theme, to the point where it has made a forgettable theme so much more likable and enjoyable.