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It's hard not to think of Zelda games when considering great moments in gaming. The series, now over a quarter-century-old, is ripe with touching events and characters.
One such character is Flute Boy, from A Link to the Past. Flute Boy is a young man who, before Link, went to Death Mountain to search for the Golden Power. He is permanently transformed into a kind of monster by the power of the Dark World, and is thus unable to regain his flute (ocarina) and serenade the forest animals that would often come to visit him. His visage is portrayed in the Light World, but serves only as an apparition, a shadow, of his former self.Flute Boy eventually tells Link where he buried his instrument, and, when Link returns to the Dark World with it, Flute Boy tells him he is no longer capable of playing the flute, and gives it to Link.Having seen his flute again and found peace, Flute Boy tells Link that, essentially, he is dying, but he would like to hear his flute played one last time. Link, of course, gifts him that, and Flute Boy dies, becoming a tree. Though Flute Boy is seen standing next to his father in the ending credits of the game, apparently saved by Link's heroics, his initial death in the Dark World is an incredibly sad and touching moment. Like so many other moments in the Zelda series, it reminds players what the innocent characters in their beloved land of Hyrule endure under the tyranny of Ganon.
Skip to 8:21 in the video for Flute Boy.
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Wow. Leave it to zelda to have moments like that with no spoken dialogue at all
Nintendo is great at conveying all sorts of touching moments without spoken words in any Zelda game, that is partially what brought it to fame.
I remember this very well. A fine moment for a classic game.
A great moment indeed.
I haven't played this in a while. I think I'll start a new game this weekend.
I remember that, since I just played Link to the Past last year for the first time on GBA. Maybe I was a little late in playing it, but at least I have its sweet memories fresh in my mind. I would love to see how a 3D one would pan out.
Wow. That is just an amazing and touching moment. It makes me wish that I had A Link To The Past.
I love this game. I'm playing through it at the moment and this is an amazing part
OH GOD, THE MEMORIES!!
Still need to finish this game...-.-
Great feature Ali. Haven't played this game in years, good times.
i have a link to the past on my droid actuall i have every snes game ever made on my droid
he he he
I always thought it was one of the saddest moments in gaming as well...