10th anniversary of Majora’s Mask

Today is the 10th anniversary of Majora’s Mask!  YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! So, I decided that this event deserved my first write up for the site.   As many of you probably know already, Majora’s Mask is one of my favorite zelda games (or any games for that matter)  of all times.  Back when it was released it was a huge departure for the series.  People were expecting a standard sequel to OoT with few changes, using the same zelda formula.   Instead they got a strange and dark game with a new formula.    It introduced a new “Clock” on the game which made you beat the game within 72 Hours in game.  Skull kid is commanding a moon to fall on the city and destroy it in 72 Hours.  The game has a very dark atmosphere, much different from any Zelda game before it.  Early in the game, you recover your ocarina which allows you to play the song of time to return to return to the dawn of the first day.  You keep all your major items, but you lose all minor items (Bombs, Arrows, rupees etc.).  To avoid running out of time, you can play the song of time backwards to slow down time to half speed.  Your goal is the gather the four giants from the four compass points and bring them to the top of the clock tower to stop the impending fall of the moon.   The game is widely considered by many people to be more side quests and collectables than required quest.  This is where the game shines.  The side quests have an extra level of interactivity of meeting people at certain times and coming to places at specific times to talk to a person there only at that time.   This all culminates in the tragic and climatic 3 day Anju and Kafei side quest.  This game is just as good as any other Zelda game and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking this out on the Wii Virtual Console.   Even if just to celebrate the anniversary of the game.

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2 Comments

  1. avatar mrsniderman
    Posted October 27, 2010 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Happy Bday Majora’s Mask. Only 10 years. Somehow I thought it was older…. Great review. Maybe I will play this game someday… Being as it is your favorite, I would be a fool to miss out on it. Thanks for your great description of the game, I didn’t really get it before.

  2. Posted October 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    yay one of my favorites!!! this game was released almost 1 year after superman 64(N64 funfact) so, they’re improving on 3-D graphics…

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