Category: Majora’s Mask

For over 30 years, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has been a highlight of the summer months. Celebrating both the majesty and the terror of the ocean’s apex predators, this wildly popular programming block has offered viewers a unique window into the primal world of sharks. Shark Week has been around almost as long as the Zelda series. So, in honor of this week’s sharp-toothed festivities, I set out to explore the many sharks that have existed in Hyrule and beyond….

After his adventures battling Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time and stopping the fall of the moon in Majora’s Mask, not much is known of the Hero of Time’s later adventures. Canonically, there is a sizable gap between Link venturing deeper into the forest mounted on Epona at the end of Majora’s Mask and appearing as an armored Stalfos in Twilight Princess, guiding the next hero to save Hyrule. This gap has served as a catalyst for much speculation, including fan…

One of the hobbies that I’ve been finding a lot of enjoyment in recently has been manga reading. I have a few series I’ve been collecting and I started looking at some of the Zelda manga to see what’s available. Looking at the list, though, The Wind Waker doesn’t have a proper or localized manga adaptation, which was pretty disappointing. I think the expansive ocean world setting and Link’s driving motivation to rescue Aryll would make for a compelling story…

Voice acting in Zelda has always been a divisive and somewhat controversial topic. Many, if not most fans waver between asking what voices could honestly do the characters justice, and why voice acting would even be necessary in the first place. Breath of the Wild was our first genuine appetizer for a potentially fully voiced future installment (don’t come at me CD-I fans) and even that received lukewarm reception at best from some of the more passionate members of the…

Although not the titular character, Zelda games more often than not have Link as the protagonist. There have been so many different games over the years and thus many incarnations of the hero Link, each undergoing their own adventure within their respective game. Link is meant to be a self-insert for the player, but is still a character within the story that takes a massive task upon himself. Whether it’s in saving Hyrule from the encroaching twilight in Twilight Princess,…

Ever since the Zelda timeline was worked into canon, there have been several gaps that felt worthy of exploring. These gaps span a few hundred years collectively, and leave the story of events to our own imagination. Popular modder Kaze Emanuar has taken it upon himself to fill one such gap, and has created an unofficial interquel between Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. His new mod is appropriately named The Legend of Zelda: The Missing Link and is designed…

It’s Christmas in July if you’re interested in the development of a game from its beta phase to the finished product. Tons of data showcasing prototypes of retro Nintendo games have leaked online, reportedly originating from a breach of BoardOn’s servers back in May, yielding an estimated two terabytes of data. We previously reported on the unearthing of 16-bit side-scrolling Link sprites, which was by far the highlight for Zelda news to come out of the wave of leaks involving…

Over the course of three months, Zelda Universe has been progressively posting a brand new dub of Majora’s Mask in honor of the game’s 20th anniversary. With the final episode up on their YouTube channel as of July 24th, fans that are excited to partake in the celebration can now view the full story. Totaling seven episodes, the complete dub features an extensive voice acting cast, with main characters Link and Tatl voiced by Hayley Nelson and Ana “Squeakychiona” Garcia,…

Even though Majoras Mask was released all the way back in 2000, its music still inspires musicians today. The game has some unforgettable songs, such as “Song of Healing” and “Clock Town”; but personally, I really like “Oath to Order.” This track, also referred to as “Calling the Four Giants”, gives me the feels on so many levels: how the giants still remember their friend and want to help when he is in trouble, the way they urge others to…

Animator MajorLink has made a pattern of reanimating key scenes from games like Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. Bringing a fresh look or a different perspective, the high-quality animations serve as a celebration of the Hero of Time and his iconic story. This animation in particular showcases the scene with Sheik and Link in Kakariko Village, highlighting the heroism of not only those two characters, but of Navi as well. A very character-driven moment, “Unbreakable” breaches a friendliness between…