From the shores of Lake Hyrule all the way to the Mushroom Kingdom and back again, the internet is filled with unusual and cool covers of musical pieces, not least of all, including many songs from video games. While it is may not be difficult to find a piano or guitar cover of your favourite musical score, there are some covers out there that are slightly more unusual than the rest for one reason or another.
Well, if you are up for something a little bit more different today, then here are five video game music covers that have that little something, which makes them both unusual and cool. More so than what you might normally expect.
5. Gerudo Valley on the MarimbaArguably, one of the most popular video game songs that gets covered is Gerudo Valley from the Nintendo 64 game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. While there are tons of different remixes out there, the one type you typically would not expect to run across is the song being played on the marimba. As the top YouTube commenter pointed out:
"Imagine this phone call:
Dude 1 - 'Hey man, wanna come over and play Gerudo Valley with me? I've got the marimba set up!'
Dude 2 - 'Sure, Ocarina of Time is my favouri-... wait what?'"
4. Banjo-Kazooie Orchestra on PianoBanjo-Kazooie was a fun game with its own cult following, again for the Nintendo 64. Among many of the reasons the game stood out, was its comical musical score. Many of the pieces were similar in nature and built off of the same key signature and rhythm, but they all spanned wonderfully across the entire game, taking on a variety of different feels to match the environment.
One of the songs players most commonly heard was Gruntilda's Lair, which would literally transform as you were listening to it, depending on the zone you walked into. This YouTube cover, uses one player and one piano to cover all of the different instruments in the base version of the song.