The first one we have for you is probably familiar to most people. It was the commercial shown most around the US. It shows various people looking up at the sky and random people playing Majora’s Mask in a white room. Not sure what’s going on but it definitely made me want to play the game even though it shows very, very little gameplay.
The second ad is from Japan. It kind of reminds me of the current Wii advertisements with the person playing and the game comes into the real world. It’s pretty nifty.
The next one is another Japanese ad and also one of my favorites. It shows a boy playing Majora’s Mask and the moon coming down on him as he’s playing. The music is well placed too. Although the “Nooooooo!” at the end is a little cheesy, it still shows the mood of the game well. It does seem that the “message” of these commercials is “Don’t play this game because it causes a rift in the time-space continuum causing the game to happen in real life.” Of course you still want to play the game.
This next one is just boring. No original concept, just some guy summarizing the game with footage showing what he’s explaining. It’s “meh” and I’m not really sure I would run to get the game if this is the only commercial I had seen. I also can’t figure out if the guy talking is british or american and trying to sound retarded.
The next one I am honestly not sure is a real commercial. It’s seems fan-made but I’m not really sure. It’s so called “Radio Zelda” talking about the end of the world being in 72 hours with footage of people freaking out in the background. It’s sort of lame.
And that’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed most of them (except for the one with the guy summerizing. That one is lame.) I really think Majora’s Mask had one of the best advertising campaigns. The way they conveyed the feel of the game into their commertials was a good tactic on their part. Too bad Majora’s Mask was at the end of the N64’s life. If it had come out earlier, it might have been a far better selling game. Well, C’est la vie.