Recently, I replayed Ocarina of Time on my Nintendo 64.
The first time you exit Kokiri Forest and walk out into the big world outside of it, the theme of Hyrule Field sounds very good as you move toward the town. It gives you a sense of an epic adventure beginning and makes one's skin shiver in a good way.
After beating the game, I'm now trying to recreate that experience, to be able to show it to somebody else. So I loaded up my save file, moved back in time to child Link and made sure the time was "day". Then I saved. Now, I exit Kokiri Forest and walk out on Hyrule Field, but even though I have made several attempts, I just can't get it to play the "proper" Hyrule Theme. It uses different "variations" which don't sound as good at all. I think they are different parts of the same longer theme, picked according to some unknown logic.
The time it takes Link to walk across Hyrule Field is roughly how long it takes for a day-night cycle, so the music stops before it ever gets to the good part. (Assuming that I'm right in my guess about what is going on.)
Is the first time you walk out "special" to the game? Or is it entirely random? Is it only random once you've heard the good version at least once? I actually never noticed this before.
Also, this is not some glorified music memory that I'm getting all mixed up in my head, because I recently heard it with my own ears, straight from my Nintendo 64. It definitely doesn't sound the same when I try it now.
The best part, which I'm trying to hear, goes like this: "du-du-du-du-du-DU-du-du-du, du, du-du-du-du-du-du-DU-du-du, du-du". It can be heard (after a few seconds) here:
Why is not the good version playing for me now? Is there anything I can do to make sure that the good one/part is playing when I show the game to somebody who has never experienced it and I really want to highlight how magical it sounded to my young ears back in the day?