Here are a couple of longer pieces I wrote years ago for my old video game music blog Cruise Elroy.

Ocarina music in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

A close examination of the songs Link learns to play in Ocarina of Time, with lots of sheet music and audio samples. An abridged version of this piece appeared in issue 5 of Kill Screen magazine in 2011.

Battle music in Mother 3

Another music-heavy essay examining the beatmatch mechanic hidden away in Mother 3’s combat system.