Facing Down Doomsday
The Skull Kid embodies the mischief and mystery of the Lost Woods, but now a cursed mask has transformed him into something far more terrifying. When he tricks Link™ into entering a land called Termina, the Hero of Time faces an urgent challenge in a strange, new land: stop the moon from ending the world in three days. Don't panic! You'll have some time-twisting tunes and magical masks to help you make it to tomorrow.
As the massive wooden clock in the square ticks down to certain doom, the residents of Clock Town are handling the news in their own unique ways. Can you help them through these dark days?
Problems, Problems - If you sort out some problems for the townsfolk, they'll make it worth your while. Yes, we're talking treasure.
Make a note of it - A gang of do-gooders will entrust you with the Bomber's Notebook to keep track of your many tasks.
Maps and masks - You'll need to deal with a variety of interesting characters, like the map salesman Tingle, to get what you need in Clock Town.
You've Met With a Terrible Fate, Haven't You? - Happy Mask Salesman
There's trouble in the swamp. A princess is missing, and the Deku authorities have pinned the crime on an innocent monkey. Time for an undercover operation.
This frozen peak may seem dead at first, but it's teeming with life—notably, the mighty stone Gorons who reside here. Do they hold the secret to entering the temple?
The murky, undersea world of the Zoras will come into focus when you dive into the mysteries of The Great Bay. They'll have you singing their tune soon enough.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D leaps to life on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including its newest member: New Nintendo 3DS XL. The game comes loaded with new features and enhancements, so you can enjoy total immersion in Link's world.
Face Tracking 3D - The face-tracking feature adjusts images based on your viewing angle.
C Stick - Use this second stick to freely look around Termina as you play.
Refined Look - Enhanced graphics let you experience Termina as never before.
Gyro Controls - Move your game system to look around and aim quickly.
Time Savings - Save easily and often, and jump to a specific time of day.
Touch Screen Menu - You'll have quick, easy access to items and inventory.
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by KYLE HILLIARD
Many people regard Ocarina of Time as one of the best games ever made, which makes the existence of Majora’s Mask somewhat surprising. Nintendo’s willingness to drastically alter a successful formula (and take it in such a dark direction) so quickly after Ocarina’s release is even more unfathomable now that we’ve had 15 years to reflect. Majora’s Mask plays like a Zelda game, but its restrictive timeframe and recycled character assets were divisive among fans. Despite its departure from tradition, the appeal of this entry is powerful, and Majora’s Mask 3D is the perfect excuse to revisit the strangest core Zelda game ever released.
Remake Zelda’s creepiest chapter with new visuals and some carefully implemented new mechanics
Far from the greatest technical showcase the 3DS has to offer, but it does a fantastic job presenting Majora’s Mask as you remember it (as opposed to how it actually looked on the N64)
The soundtrack has not been adjusted or changed for the re-release, and it is still one of the highlights
Link feels and moves better than he did on the N64 controller, making previously difficult sequences (like the Goron race) much more fun
Even without being remade, Majora’s Mask stands as one of the most interesting and thought-provoking entries. The experience has only been made better for the 3DS
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