Zelda’s 25th: Remembering Majora’s Mask

JordanNovember 15th, 2011 by Jordan

As another part of their 25th Anniversary celebration, GameInformer has published an article looking back at Majora’s Mask. The article looks at the interesting ways Majora’s Mask departed from the Zelda formula while still keeping many things fans loved about it. Including various looks at some of the masks in the game as well as thoughts on the moon’s unique manner of reminding you of the time limit, this is a great way to look back on one of the Zelda series’ more unique entries.

When I think back to Majora’s Mask, my most immediate memory is that of the moon. It wasn’t just some timer on the HUD or a repeated reminder from your fairy; it was an omnipresent menace that would become immediately apparent by simply looking at the sky. This constant race against time was a novel gameplay mechanic, but it also served as one of the most stressful features in any game I’ve ever played. I spent hours exploring Hyrule Field at my leisure in Ocarina of Time. In Majora’s Mask, I felt like I was constantly running for my life.

Be sure to head over to GameInformer’s website to read the full article, and tell us some of your favorite parts of Majora’s Mask. Also, don’t forget to check out some of GameInformer’s other looks at classic Zelda titles of the past.

Source: GameInformer

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Thareous Thareous

    I consider Majora's Mask to bear the greatest storyline, if not only due to the Skullkid being a puppet to Majora and the Moon as our worst foe the entire time. We always had to race against them to complete our activities throughout each 3-day cycle and then save our progress by going back in time.

  • Mr. Resetti

    MM is one of the best!! :D

  • robotortoise

    I cannot WAIT to see that evil moon falling at me in 3D!

    • Die

      shut up

  • Zora_Waterfall

    Operation Moonfall FTW!

    • GaroMaster


  • Toukochu

    MM's really awesome, Operation Moonfall has to be done!

    • LinkFan

      I think it will most likely get made for the 3DS

      • Toukchu

        I hope it does, the more Zelda the better!

  • LinkFan

    I loved the darker feel to it

  • twili lord

    MM was one of my favorites because of the masks, I enjoyed changing from race to race, plus mask Making is actually my hobby.
    P.S. looks like I'm stuck as twili lord instead of majora. :(

  • Linkasouorus

    I so want t play this game!!! I've been watching Chuggaaconroy's Let's play on MM!!!

  • Japas

    Majora's Mask is my favorite game I'm the series, I just wish I could go back in time and play it for the first time :)

  • Jadusable

    You've met a terrible fate, haven't you?

    • yamcha626

      Nice name. The ben story freaked me out a while back.

    • http://www.zeldadungeon.net GreenLinkLego

      You shouldn't have done that…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002424822349 Rin Okumura

    I haven't played it…that face… *is scared for life* lol

    • http://www.zeldadungeon.net GreenLinkLego

      U mean BEN? I'm never going back to ikana after i watched it. Or the moon?

      • GaroMaster

        Ikana is my homeland…

  • Zora fins

    MM is one of my favorite games of all time!

  • http://www.zeldadungeon.net GreenLinkLego

    MM FTW!

  • sportpak

    bunny hood ruled


    Great albeit difficult game. So many memorable characters, dungeons, and sidequests. Let the moon fall on 3DS!

    • http:///http://www.zeldadungeon.net/ awsomeMrlink

      Did you know that one of Mars' moons will crash into Mars in 50 billon years?

      • Darknightstand

        if a moon crashes into mars than that means….IT…..IS…..TERMINA!

      • A_LINK_IN_TIME

        No way!

    • GaroMaster

      I paid $170 for my 3DS, DON'T LET THE MOON FALL!!!

      • Marie

        I paid $250 for my 3DS, and I'd love to see Majora's Mask on it.

        • GaroMaster

          If you're an ambassador, you don't have a red one like me…

  • http:///http://www.zeldadungeon.net/ awsomeMrlink

    Wanna know my favorite part of MM? Watching Calebs walkthrough on it.

  • GaroMaster

    My gold holographic cartridge is my most prized possesion. PLEASE DON'T LET MOONFALL RUIN THE GAME!!!

    • Julius09

      the non holographic cart is more rare

      • GaroMaster

        The gray one is the least common, but not nearly as epic and not for collectors!

  • http://playfreegames.site50.net/ joanna

    I use to get addicted to Runescape but parents force stop me to play this game because its waste of time and boring. I rather play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess because all three of this games are much better and it has much better quality than Runescape.

  • Skull Kid

    This is the best game EVER! Majora's Mask is awesome! (Majora's Incarnation freaked me out, though.

  • Tektite

    When I first got the game when I was 10 or 11 back in 2000-2001 I didn't like the fact you had a time limit, I quit playing during snowhead temple, every single time.
    It wasn't until about 2 years ago that I actually sat down and finished the game 100% from start to finish in like a week, and it was so worth it, this game is amazing after you get past the fact there is a time limit.

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