Author Topic: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks  (Read 614 times)

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Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« on: June 02, 2019, 05:03:36 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfvk6CJ3v34

A nice restrospective of the game, including development history details that I didn't know.

It's also a good reminder of how the game was inspired by Twin Peaks, explicitly mentioning it and showing foreboding owls etc.

Twin Peaks: The Return even (spoilers) lagged behind it a bit, with the suggestion that everything is perhaps Cooper's dream.

Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 04:27:48 PM »
What? Next you'll be telling me Mario Kart was inspired by The South Bank Show.

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Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 04:36:47 PM »
It was inspired by The London Boys.

https://youtu.be/pZnY0sYzieg

Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 04:46:48 PM »
day of the tentacle was inspired by an episode of minder

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Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 07:51:03 PM »
And the Minder game was inspired by Day of the Tentacle.


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Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 08:00:49 PM »
Next you'll be telling me Resident Evil V was inspired by Mind Your Language.

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Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 08:03:45 PM »
We've mentioned this in the TP3 threads before, but Final Fantasy VII makes various nods to Twin Peaks. Most notably is the visual similarity between BOB and Sephiroth. FFVII's music gets very Twin Peaksy a fair amount of the time, too. Not surprisingly TP was quite a hit in Japan.

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Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2019, 10:49:49 PM »
FFVII's music gets very Twin Peaksy a fair amount of the time, too
Yeah, I've always thought this. Audrey's Dance in particular. We've had this conversation here before, but it's always worth revisiting.

Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 10:54:59 PM »
Ah! You're absolutely right! Never thought about it before but the slums music, Oppressed People, Turks Theme, Under the Something Pizza, they're all so reminiscent of TP.

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Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2019, 11:04:54 PM »
Yeah, those are pretty much the selection of tunes I'd designate "Twin Peaksy". Swelling strings and slow jazz with lots of finger clicks and swing(?) rhythms.

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Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2019, 11:16:22 PM »
The world music (aka FFVII Main Theme), too. Sounds reminiscent of the TP title music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UARM4q7hHU

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Re: Link's Awakening/Twin Peaks
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2019, 03:43:09 AM »
Lurking in the Darkness is the Audrey's Dance-sounding one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML7M4XIoGF0