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Fans hit back at Nintendo's recent wave of soundtrack takedowns

Fans find a creative way to let Nintendo know what they think.

Nintendo fans have hit back at a recent decision to block the soundtracks of a number of its biggest games, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, and Mario Kart Wii, by trolling the company on social media.

As spotted by Screenrant (thanks, Nintendo Life), fans noticed the soundtracks had been pulled a few days back. Whilst absolutely entitled to do this, Nintendo hasn't explained why it's forcibly removing the music from YouTube, nor offered an alternative place for fans to listen to their favourite tracks.

In response, players have dug up an old Nintendo UK tweet from last year which asks players to let them know which is their favourite piece of music from the Legend of Zelda series and they've been... Well, see for yourself:

While there's no doubting that ELO's Mr. Blue Bky is a complete GOAT banger, sadly it's no match for the music Zelda fans are looking for. The compilation above, however, conveys just how many fans are aggrieved by the decision, and how they're attempting to let Nintendo know exactly how they feel about it.

As yet, Nintendo has not commented publicly on the situation.

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When​ ​her friends​ ​were falling in love with soap stars, Vikki was falling in love with​ ​video games. She's a survival horror survivalist​ ​with a penchant for​ ​Yorkshire Tea, men dressed up as doctors and sweary words. She struggles to juggle a fair-to-middling Destiny/Halo addiction​ ​and her kill/death ratio is terrible.

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