ReMix:The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past "hyrule castle dark world" 3:58

By posu yan

Arranging the music of one song...

"Hyrule Castle"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo , 1991, SNES), music by Koji Kondo

Posted 2000-08-17, evaluated by djpretzel

Po is good! This unique, heavily hip-hop style mix from Zelda 3's 'dark castle' is simple, minimalist hip-hop with a solid groove, very little processing, a clean sound, and a tight beat. All-in-all, very addicting and awesome background music for chillin' : If LINK came back to earth and went on a revival tour with the Fugees, things might go a little like THIS ^^ I wholeheartedly recommend you grab it.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2024-03-23 18:54:43

Almost 24 years later and Link still has time to chill in that dark castle. Good times!

on 2015-08-08 13:19:52

posu yan, I love you plenty. But idk I'm just personally not a fan of this. It's fine, it works, I have no problem with slowing down Hyrule Castle or making it a hip-hop beat. I think that aspect works really well. There's some good groove to this. I just personally think that this version of this idea, right here, is a little bit empty and simple for my taste. To be it feels like a good basis, for something more. But that's my opinion.

(also KogeJoe I know you said that thing 8 years ago but please... chill. 'sounding good' is incredibly subjective.)

on 2014-06-15 12:16:18

Nice, chill, hip-hoppish ReMix of Hyrule Castle, sweet. Almost makes me think of a couple of hyrule solders just cruising down a street in a top-down with bandanas on their heads with this in the background, which is funny enough. Po is the master of chill grooves, and I have to say that I liked this mix.

dANGER boy
on 2011-12-13 16:25:46

Chill, just chill. Simple hip-hop and never gets old. Brilliant combination of simple beat, clean production, and a great source. Did not see this one coming but definitely worth grabbing AND keeping.

on 2009-01-06 22:09:39

Needs a little more transverse sections. Becomes repetitive maybe because the music has similar music and rhythm throughout. Try to diversify some of the elements. Overall, not too bad.

on 2008-01-29 12:39:56

I have to admit when I first saw this was a sub-100 remix I was pretty worried, but I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that it was po!, who is nearly always on top of his game.

This mix is very much laid back, and not only is it slowed down, but there are some cool rhythmic and harmonic changes sprinkled throughout. Though in a few instances it is almost too sparse, it is kept inflated by the rotary epiano, and the super clean beats.

Hearing the melody slowed down to a crawl actually makes it sound cooler i think, as it takes on a more sinister feeling. That feeling is softened a bit by the sample used, but hearing this is very refreshing, and gives me a whole new perspective to look at this melody.

on 2007-04-07 16:45:24

First of all, let me just say that usually I'd think that hyrule castle should never be slowed down.

That said, as someone who hates rap and hip-hop, that this is a really good remix, and if more hip hop were like this, I'd probably like the genre.

on 2007-02-01 17:34:07

Another one of those tracks that just doesn't do well as a remix, especially in this style.

Like, people need to develop a sense of what sounds GOOD, and what DOESN'T.

There are people that think that ANYTHING can be re-mixed into a hip-hop, dance, jazz, or WHATEVER track. Some, and a LOT of tracks from different games can. But, not ALL, and people need to really sit down and think things through.

This really does NOT sound good in hip-hop. Or if there is "potential," it really sucks, at least for now.

on 2005-10-28 20:26:27

Yeah, I hear no glitch at 1:25.

Hip-hop is cool. It's amazing how well this melody fits with the beat. Coulda been a little less chez and more gangstaesque.

on 2005-08-17 19:01:54
Just a quick note: this is a remix of "Hyrule Castle" not "Dark World" like the ReMix information says.

Thank you for your time.


No problem, thanks for the heads-up. It's been fixed. Cool stuff, BTW. Though an older piece, it's definitely consistent with some of Posu's other laid-back pieces like Axelay "Citylights." He be chillin' it good.

on 2005-08-16 05:48:13

Just a quick note: this is a remix of "Hyrule Castle" not "Dark World" like the ReMix information says.

Thank you for your time.


on 2005-01-13 22:35:02

I imagine Link walking down the street with "homies" wearing dark glasses. I never thought i'd use that word...

on 2004-09-23 20:18:46

I love Po's whole soul/hip-hop/RnB style but this one was a little choppy and he could have chosen a better snare font

on 2003-10-17 03:06:07


I'm generally NOT a fan of hip-hop, rap and RB music, but when people make hip-hop remixes on this site, I'm pretty much always pleased with the result. No exception! Awesome stuff.

I half expect someone or something to start rappin'

A great compliment for a hip-hop beat, and I agree wholeheartedly.

Beat is what the song was missing, you add it to the song.

Yeah! And it goes so well, it seems like the original should have had more of this "Link chillin' wit da brothaz in tha hood" feel.

on 2003-10-10 02:14:04

OK, first of all, I really love this thing, the hip hoppy beat and the electrotune taking the melody are great twists to this awesome tune from a link to the past. it sounds so chill-out and minimalist. but I have one complain, mainly with the file: at 1:25 there is a BIG jump in continuity. does anybody else has this? or its just my file? :(


anyway, this song rocks, and really gives a new face to this theme.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo , 1991, SNES)
Music by Koji Kondo
"Hyrule Castle"

Tags (10)

Downtempo,Hip Hop
Electric Piano,Piano,Synth
Arrangement > Minimalist
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information

3,902,410 bytes


8-bit Jazz Heroes - Press Start
View All

Latest Albums

View All

Latest ReMixes