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Tag: Termina

The timeline for the Zelda series has been under a lot of scrutiny since it was published in the Hyrule Historia. As a result, all sorts of theories have sprung up about how the games are interlinked and, as an extension, how all the incarnations of Zelda, Link and Ganondorf are connected. In Ocarina of Time we hear the tale of how three golden goddesses created the land of Hyrule but what if that wasn’t the only land they created?…

We have shared many different Zelda theories with you over time and some of them have come from the very talented GameOverJesse. One of his latest Zelda theories takes us to the events in Majora’s Mask and tickles our brains with what secrets that dark, looming moon that hangs over Termina could hold. Could Majora never really have intended to destroy Termina but to deliver upon it a fate even more horrible? Why does the inside of the moon look…

USAopoly has recently released several different The Legend of Zelda inspired puzzles for fans to enjoy, and now it would appear as if one more will be added to the list. Gamestop is currently listing a Majora’s Mask Termina Puzzle available for pre-order. The puzzle is being offered as a Gamestop exclusive and will be released on August 1st. This collector’s puzzle has 550 pieces and once completed it reveals a beautifully detailed map of Termina from Majora’s Mask.  …

Sometimes things aren’t always what they seem, even the Lens of Truth has its limitations. Most Zelda games have some sort of plot twist changing the way you view what’s going on and sometimes affecting your goal. Not too long ago I posted about a video showing the ‘true’ ending to Majora’s Mask but now we have the other end of the game: the beginning. YouTuber The Alien Banana has created a short animation showing the true reason the moon…

No matter how far away a new Zelda game is, or how little we know about the next entry in the series, thoughts and theories are always swirling in our minds. What will the next game be like? Will it be top-down or 3D? Will it be set in Hyrule or somewhere else? How in the world can we possibly know what will come next in the series? Welcome back to a set of articles designed to do just that: extrapolate on past Zelda games to inform us about potential future entries. To do this, I’m taking a close look at the Zelda timeline; in particular, each of the three eras: the Era of Decline, the Child Era, and the Adult Era. This time, we’re looking at the Child Era.

While most of the time a lot of competitions and release dates tend to favor those in the USA, there is the odd occasion where us in the UK get to try things first. Such is the case with the Majora’s Mask DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors. A lot of people seemed disappointed when it turned out Tingle was a playable character rather than Skull Kid but he could still be an awesome fighter. Along with the two new characters,…

One thing I love most about games getting remastered is when the company decides to provide updated art and concepts. In this case, Nintendo has updated the official map of Termina and needless to say, it looks stunning. I like how it almost feels like a hand painted map that one would keep on them at all times. While the map itself isn’t inherently that useful for navigation purposes, it’s still a great overall skyview of the entire world…

Hyrule is a classic kingdom that has gone down as one of the most memorable places in gaming history, in any one of its many iterations. Nowadays, it even has Hyrule Warriors named after it. As much fun as it is to revisit, though, is it time to move on to new and interesting places with different elements? Join the discussion after the jump!

Link’s Awakening and Majora’s Mask share two very interesting traits that separate them from most other Zelda titles: neither game takes place in Hyrule, and neither game has an emphasis on Ganon or Zelda. Those similarities aside, these game do differ on how clearly their settings are projected. The events of Link’s Awakening took place on Koholint Island, which in the end was very clearly dreamed up by the Wind Fish. Majora’s Mask, on the other hand, makes it very unclear of what you were exploring. Head inside to join this daily debate!

Majora’s Mask is definitely my favorite Zelda, though for different reasons than most. While I love the side-quests and the depressing themes present, what sells the game for me is the dramatic and serious elements in the game. The Moon is going to crash and kill everyone in Termina if you, the hero, do not intervene and save them. Nothing in Termina will remain. All those characters, with their intricate routines and side-quests… gone. Tragic, isn’t it? Except for the…