Did You Know Gaming – Majora’s Mask Training

KyleMay 28th, 2013 by Kyle

Did You Know Gaming has been on something of a Zelda roll lately! The site that uncovers obscure video game factoids and other trivia just unveiled a new discovery about Majora’s Mask regarding the special upgrades Link can receive. A new picture from their Twitter page tells all! Jump from a Deku Flower to learn more.

As seen below, it looks like Link originally learned the moves he learned in Majora’s Mask in a more traditional way. Link learns new moves by collecting Stray Fairies in the game’s dungeons and returning them to a nearby Great Fairy Fountain, where the Great Fairy is reassembled and then teaches Link a new move as a reward. While in the final game, Link simply received the upgrade magically (and by holding his hands out just like any other item he received), this photo suggests that the Great Fairies were actually supposed to show Link how to do the moves they unlocked for him.

So what do you make of this revelation? Is the original way more interesting? Or did Nintendo do the right thing by sticking with what’s worked in the past? Debate in the comments! Go!

Source: Twitter

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kraviken Kravik

    Would be fun to see the cut scene. :D

  • Thelegendoflink

    I already knew about this because you can still watch them as some person found the data of the cut scenes in the majoras mask cartrage and put the videos on youtube! Only problem with them is that theres text in them but its all in japanese.

    • Haley the Hylian

      Uh… Learn Japanese, then watch the cut scenes? owo…. Or find a person who can translate xD

  • bob

    So freaking old…

  • Tessa of the Sheika

    well, I’m glad they cut that. THAT would have been boarderline awkward.

  • Darmani

    I already knew about this. The picture in the article showed Link learning the spin-attack, whilst there being another where Link was doing sit-ups to receive double health/damage resistance. There was also something in the Beta which, after Link did the sit-ups cutscene, he would become the Fierce Deity, probably meaning that it wasn’t meant to be a mask, but rather an upgrade to Link’s current form. This was probably cut due to the fact that you may be stuck like that for the rest of the game, therefore the game wouldn’t be as Zelda-like as it is now. Majora’s Mask may have been an innovation in the Zelda series, but that defence upgrade may have taken it too far to be recognizable to old-school players, therefore, it was cut.

  • Ilias

    I recall hearing something about this. I believe it had to do with the response to the almost-naked great fairies in OoT.

  • Midna’s Sister

    Training him physicly would make a load more sense. Plus, if you had to press a series of buttons, that would be SO MUCH FUN. :3

  • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

    Really? You’re going to post about it but not show the video of it? Here’s the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05mivgwKdXw

    The translation from Japanese is something like this:

    Great Fairy: “Do as I tell you. Hold B to gather energy. Release B! Alright, now try it on your own.”

    I think Link looks kind of stupidly cute when he falls down in the video. :P

    • Never

      That’s absolutely hilarious and completely unnecessary.
      I could see the great fairy in a newspaper ad after watching that.

    • TheMightyDekuWarrior

      “Hold B to gather energy. Release B! O_o

      • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

        And that’s how you do a Kamehameha in Zelda.

  • K2L

    Kind of knew this already, but it’s still a cool bit of trivia.

  • Dirty Dan

    so its kind of like what they did on TP. neat.

  • Some guy

    This has been known seince the first N64 Emulator the supported game shark, so for abut 10 years. you just nw figured this out?
    wait, it was know when n64 game shark that could support majoras mask came out (2.2 I think)
    Idiot.

  • pokemonsquad20

    I Think this inspired the training with the howling stones to learn new moves in twilight Princess

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003298020387 Alan Da Cruz Nascimento

    Great Personal Fairy Trainer. :’D

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