Category: Majora’s Mask

It’s music time again! Video game cover band The Game Brass has released their latest album. It is an ensemble selection of the Zelda series’ most popular music tracks titled Horns of Hyrule. On their Twitter page, the band announced that pre-orders of their album have opened.   It’s TIME! Pre-Orders for our newest album, “Horns of Hyrule”, are OPEN NOW! 🎶🎺 Music from The Legend of Zelda series, 11 tracks, 16-piece brass ensemble, features 40 brass playing friends, all…

I’ll tell you what my wishes have been this year: a Zelda equivalent to all the nostalgic Super Mario games that were re-released on the Switch for a limited time in honor of the series’ 35th anniversary last year. Can you imagine a bundle with Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and The Wind Waker releasing in all their glory on the Switch? With what Nintendo did for Super Mario’s anniversary, it didn’t seem too far-fetched to wish for something like this….

No Zelda adventure takes place without a blade in hand, and most allow that primary weapon to be improved upon at least once. Starting with The Legend of Zelda, upgrading Link’s sword has always been one of the most satisfying moments in each game. Whether you’re a completionist or you rely on these upgrades to mitigate the game’s difficulty, ascending a sword’s power always comes with a palpable sense of strength. Which of these blade upgrades is your favorite? Specifically, we’re talking…

Though the Zelda series has a plethora of recurring iconography, most titles in the franchise implement a mechanic or feature that sets them apart from the others. Sometimes these are tied to the primary gameplay loop, the narrative, or even the hardware the game runs on. While not all have been successful, a few have created genuinely unique experiences that can’t be had anywhere else. With Skyward Sword HD at the forefront of many fan’s minds right now, much focus has been put on…

Its new trailer at E3 revealed to us many new details about Breath of the Wild 2. And with more information to speculate on, some fans have begun to draw parallels between Breath of the Wild 2 and Majora’s Mask. On the surface, these two games share some notable features. Both are a follow-up to a massively successful Zelda title (Breath of the Wild and Ocarina of Time, respectively). Both also use assets from and take a darker tone than their respective predecessor….

In 2007, Eiji Aonuma famously said, “When a player is playing a Zelda game, my desire is for the player to truly become Link — that’s why we named him Link, so the player is linked to the game and to the experience. Of course, the player can always change Link’s name to their own name to further that notion should they want.” This of course comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the history of the franchise; in…

Majora’s Mask was a surreal game. When I first played it, I was fascinated by the reuse of Ocarina of Time‘s assets as a spin-off title. To my own surprise, I became engrossed in Termina and its plight. Years before the open-world Breath of the Wild, Termina had unique cultures that each possessed their own priorities, but would still engage in interspecies activities such as trade. The three-day programmed paths for the NPCs made the overworld feel dynamic and alive,…

Chosen families are crucial to anyone who feels ostracized or in need of support that blood relatives can’t or won’t supply. But they are particularly important to members of the LGBTQ+ community who continue to face both social isolation and even expulsion from their homes. While the Zelda series does not contain much in the way of positive queer representation, it does feature quite a few examples of the value of chosen families. Not only do these portrayals serve to…

If the split timeline after Ocarina of Time is to be believed, then no hero ever went to Termina in either the Downfall or Adult Eras. The events of Majora’s Mask would have played out unopposed, and The Moon would crash into Termina. Such a catastrophic impact certainly would have destroyed the surface of the world, and it would have caused such a colossal amount of debris in the sky that an ice age would set in. My question to…

As someone who has played the majority of Zelda games, there’s one thing I’ve noticed through the years: Things seem to be getting… easier. Now, I might be the only one with this opinion, but the thing I remember most when I first played Ocarina of Time, was how challenging it was! Some of those bosses like Phantom Ganon and Twinrova could dwindle your hearts with only a few good hits, especially if you didn’t know what you were doing. And don’t get…