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The Title Theme
First appearance The Legend of Zelda (1987)
Appearances The Legend of Zelda
Ocarina of Time
The Minish Cap
Power(s) (The Legend of Zelda)
Weakens Digdogger
Reveals hidden entrances
(The Minish Cap)
Summons Zeffa

"The Title Theme" is the name sometimes affixed, albeit somewhat incorrectly, to a familiar six-note melody frequently associated with the Legend of Zelda series. Prior to the debut of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the piece had no name at all; it was incorporated into the title theme of that particular game.

Appearances

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The Legend of Zelda

When used, the Recorder plays the six-note theme. With this item, Link can make Digdogger vulnerable to attack, warp from anywhere on the Overworld to the entrance of any dungeon he has already cleared, and reveal certain concealed dungeon entrances.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This is the game in which the theme was assigned its name. It is used as the melody in the game's title screen music, and is also extended beyond its usual six notes.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

All over Hyrule are mysterious stones that, when examined, explode to reveal a sigil representing the wind. After clearing the Fortress of Winds, Link obtains the Ocarina of Wind, which allows him to summon the bird Zeffa to carry him to any of the sigils that have been unlocked. The tune played by the Ocarina of Wind is "The Title Theme".

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Non-canonical appearances

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Super Mario Bros. 3

The tune plays whenever Mario or Luigi use the Warp Whistle to bring them to the Mystical Warp Zone. The appearance of the Warp Whistle itself is similar to that of the Recorder in The Legend of Zelda, and both warp the player by means of a whirlwind which moves across the screen. The song remained in the game when ported to the Game Boy Advance under the name Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Wii's Virtual Console. The reason for the theme appearing here is because the creator of the Zelda franchise, Shigeru Miyamoto, is also the creator of the Mario franchise.

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