They Finally Made An Official Legend Of Zelda Electronic Ocarina

I can’t say that I know much about ocarinas outside of The Legend of Zelda, but I do recall [...]

I can't say that I know much about ocarinas outside of The Legend of Zelda, but I do recall seeing various attempts at building an electronic version of this ancient wind instrument over the years. Purists might want to stick with standard Zelda- themed Ocarinas, but I have to imagine that an electronic version would offer some convenient benefits. It appears that we're about to find out.

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(Photo: ThinkGeek)

ThinkGeek has developed an officially licensed Legend of Zelda Electronic Ocarina of Time, which I can only assume will appear in the highly anticipated sequel, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time II: Electric Boogaloo.

The Electronic Ocarina of Time features two modes: Classic Mode unlocks a hidden song when you play the corresponding 6 button tune. Free-Play Mode allows you to create whatever melodies you like.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as though there is any sort of volume control or headphone jack - which seems like an oversight. Then again, this plastic electronic Legend of Zelda ocarina is only $30, so a lack of features isn't all that surprising. I bet it would be a good starting point for a mod though.

Product Specifications

• Legend of Zelda Electronic Ocarina of Time
• Officially-licensed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time merchandise
• A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive
• Classic Mode - Play the corresponding 6 button tune to unlock a hidden song or try again.
• Free-Play Mode - Create melodies without constraints!
• Illustrated song book indicates the six note cues to make the ocarina play Zelda's Lullaby, Epona's Song, Saria's Song, Song of Time, Sun's Song, and Song of Storms
• Use the buttons to play 8 different notes and adjust the pitch up and down at will
• Includes a stand for display
• Imported
• Batteries: 3 AAA (included)
• Dimensions: 7" long x 4 3/4" tall x 2 1/4" deep (5 1/2" tall on the stand)
• Weight: 6 oz. (without stand because you're going to be PLAYING it, not looking at it)
• Includes Ocarina of Time, stand, and illustrated song book