Posted on January 29 2015 by Victor Vega
From new swimming controls to fully revamped bosses, Majora’s Mask 3D has received its fair share of improvements from the original Nintendo 64 release. GameXplain recently released a short, one minute video showing off yet another, although minor, difference that can be found in the enhanced remake: Idle Animations. Specifically for the Deku Scrub, Goron and Zora transformations.
Idle Animations refer to the animation that takes place when the player does not have their character perform any action. In the original N64 version of Majora’s Mask, if the player offered no controller input while transformed as any of the three main masks, Link would simply stand there and look from side to side. In this 3DS remake, however, if you wait a couple of seconds they will each do a brand new animation. While wearing the Deku Mask, Link stretches his cute, little legs and back. In his Goron form, he performs two back stretches. While transformed into a Zora, Link appears confused about the fins that have sprouted from his arms.
This may not seem like much, but it’s definitely a nice addition that helps bring more life to these different transformations. The video also gives us a chance to take in the new character models for each of them, albeit zoomed in a tad. What do you think about these new animations? Do you feel they help give Link more character or do you think they’re unnecessary? Let us know in the comments below!