The Deku Pipes are from The Legend of Zelda: The Mask of Majora have scope. You can play “Sonata of Awakening” on them and use them to solve puzzles on the Nintendo 3DS. But if you’re really creative, you can see their potential as an everyday tool. And one Youtuber did just that, putting together an impressive cover of Toto’s “Africa”.
YouTuber Bigfatfrown managed to escape the classic 1980s by using some instruments in Majora’s Mask 3D: bongo drums, guitar and Deku Pipes. The YouTuber puts the five playable buttons of Deku Pipes to good use. It took a bit of ingenuity to work it out – specifically, several layers of melodies and drum beats, edited on top of each other, like an a cappella singer performing every piece of harmony. At the song’s most tumultuous moment, Bigfatfrown features seven different layers, each performed on the Nintendo 3DS. Thanks to the edit, if you look closely, the video is more of a tutorial on how to do it yourself (if you’re into that genre).
This isn’t the only 3DS cover Bigfatfrown has recorded. YouTuber also created a brief excerpt of hook in “Take on Me” by A-ha. Who knows what else of Deku Pipe bangers awaits?
https://www.polygon.com/22917810/africa-toto-zelda-majoras-mask-instruments-deku-pipes Toto’s ‘Africa’, covered in Zelda: Majora’s Mask on Nintendo 3DS