I’m sure all of us know that The Legend of Zelda franchise has a huge community, so we’re bound to see fans creating various things from, or inspired by the series. As we’ve all come to know, many Zelda fans have created their own custom Zelda-themed products, ranging from necklaces, to lamps, to an NES in-whole. And as I’m sure we’ve all seen a few Zelda-inspired headphones here and there over the time we’ve explored the internet. But the fan who customized the face-plates of this headset to make it Majora’s Mask-themed…? It’s just too beautiful for words… If you want to check it out in all it’s beautiful, shiny glory, take a hit at the jump!
Posts in category: Majora’s Mask
In the last two weeks famous acapella singer and YouTube personality Smooth McGroove has done three covers of Majora’s Mask songs. McGroove is no stranger to Zelda acapella covers; twenty six of his covers are Zelda related, a dozen of those covers have one million views, and his Palace Theme cover is well on its way to joining those ranks.
Additionally, McGroove has covered many Majora’s Mask songs in the past, including the Song of Healing, Stone Tower Temple, Astral Observatory and the Song of Unhealing. His description of this video suggests that it will be some time before he decides to revisit Majora’s Mask music. But, you can find his three new covers of the Oath to Order, the Milk Bar Theme, and the Deku Palace theme bundled after the break!
If you love the Legend of Zelda series, then you know who Tingle is. The middle-aged man whose vehicle of choice is a balloon attached to his back. Tingle first appeared in Majora’s Mask on the N64 and appeared in quite a few Zelda games proceeding that; specifically Oracle of Ages, The Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, The Minish Cap, and he is part of the Majora’s Mask DLC of Hyrule Warriors. Tingle also makes minor appearances in Phantom Hourglass as a poster on the wall of Mercay Island’s bar, in Spirit Tracks as statues in both Hyrule Castle Town’s shop and Linebeck III’s shop, and in Skyward Sword as a doll in Zelda’s room at the Knight Academy. Kotaku recently had an interview with Eiji Aonuma on how Tingle ever came to be. Check out what Nintendo’s top Zelda creator said, after the jump!
Welcome to the sixth installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “Hanseldee and Greteldum” so we’ll scour the Zelda series in search of parallels to fairy tales (oddly enough I found none alluding to Hansel and Gretel, nor Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, so I changed the title rather than be misleading).
The land of Hyrule connects with the real world when it takes a page from our favorite bedtime stories. A young boy clad in green with an unruly shadow and fairy companion, a girl who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to protect her family and homeland, fairies who aid a hero on his way to slay a dragon and wake a sleeping princess– The Legend of Zelda sounds like something straight out of Disney!
A lot of people dislike Majora’s Mask 3D because they believe it to be too complicated and too much work. With only having three days and having to switch between masks so often, a lot of people don’t like it. So whether you’re replaying it or it’s your first time, there are some things you need not worry about with Kotaku’s list of tips on surviving in Termina. Check out some details after the jump!
In a sea of lightening-fast processors and 500 gigabyte hard drives, sometimes it is nice to just sit back and remember our roots. YouTuber Bulby helps us in this quest for nostalgia by re-mixing some of our favorite video games themes using the 8-bit hard drive of the NES era. In honor of the newly released Majora’s Mask 3D, Bulby has release an 8-bit version of the Clock Town Theme. Hit the jump to listen and call back those old, wonderful memories. Read more…
At dawn on this new day I’m sure many fans were finally able to get their copies of Majora’s Mask 3D, but aside from the game itself special edition bundles were hard to come by, especially in North America. For those of you who missed out on preordering the limited edition bundle with the Skull Kid figurine, here’s one last chance to snag it. Nintendo’s recurring youtube segment Nintendo Minute recently released a “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Reactions” video which included a Majora’s Mask sweepstake at the end. The sweepstake prizes are the Majora’s Mask 3D limited-edition bundle which includes the Skull Kid figurine and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game, one Majora’s Mask 3D-themed Nintendo 3DS case, and one Majora’s Mask 3D tank top.
Josh M., also known as Youtuber ReallyFreakinClever, has made his fame with in-depth analysis of some of our most beloved video games with his Really Freakin’ Clever series and poked fun at our favorite titles with his 64 Things Wrong series that started as an April Fool’s joke. Josh himself is a musical theater student, so it comes as no surprise that he has released an upbeat parody of the hugely popular Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars set within Termina and featuring our favorite Hero of Time. Hit the jump to listen to this funky beat. Read more…
Last time on With a Terrible Fate, I undertook a three-part analysis of the Song of Healing, a central game mechanic taught to Link early on by the Happy Mask Salesman. But in spite of arising several times so far in our discourse, I have yet to ask the question of precisely what the Happy Mask Salesman is, or what he is doing in Termina. In spite of existing on the outskirts of Termina’s world, some of the most memorable quotes from the game are uttered by the Salesman: “You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?” and “Wherever there is a meeting, a parting is sure to follow” bookend Link’s entire adventure, and the Salesman says both of them. I begin by providing background of the Happy Mask Salesman from “Ocarina of Time”; next, I assess the relation he bears to the world of Termina in “Majora’s Mask”; lastly, I turn once more to the Song of Healing to see what our new perspective on the Salesman can reveal about the sequence in which he teaches Link the song. This article aims to argue a thesis of what exactly the Happy Mask Salesman is in relation to Termina; what bearing his more famous lines have on the game will be treated individually in later pieces. Read more…
Tumblr user zethofhyrule noticed that Majora’s Mask 3D prematurely made its way onto the shelves at his local Target. The game appears to be already available for purchase, made up with the price sticker and theft-protection-casing, however Zeth did not indicate whether he was able to buy the game at that time. Odds are the employees at this particular Target jumped the gun on displaying Majora’s Mask 3D, it’s doubtful Zeth was able to purchase it and much less likely that all Target locations are releasing the game early. In any case, it wouldn’t hurt to check your local Target, if only to see the game in-the-flesh.
The cover for “The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D Perfect Guide” book, published by Famitsu is a thing of beauty. Famitsu’s Perfect Guide series’ additions are the end all be all of guide books, but unfortunately this one will only be released in Japan. It contains detailed charts and maps for Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as guides to understanding the three-day cycle, and directions on where to find heart pieces and stray fairies. Hit the jump to see the cover up close!
This past Monday GameXplain posted a video explaining the difference between Deku Link’s water skipping ability in Majora’s Mask for Nintendo 64 and Majora’s Mask 3D. Even though it’s not a big difference, some people are complaining about the slight change. While you still get just 5 jumps on the water, you’re not allowed to use the spin attack to gain momentum. For example, you can’t use a spin attack to easily get to the lily pads on the left side of the Deku Palace, but GameXplain demonstrates that it’s not impossible.