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  • Summary: Thrown into a parallel world by the mischievous actions of a possessed Skull Kid, Link finds a land in grave danger. The dark power of a relic called Majora's Mask has wreaked havoc on the citizens of Termina, but their most urgent problem is a suicidal moon crashing toward the world. LinkThrown into a parallel world by the mischievous actions of a possessed Skull Kid, Link finds a land in grave danger. The dark power of a relic called Majora's Mask has wreaked havoc on the citizens of Termina, but their most urgent problem is a suicidal moon crashing toward the world. Link has only 72 hours to find a way to stop its descent. Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
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  1. Daily Radar
    100
    There is no masking this one; it is, to mince no more words, a wonder.
  2. Majora's Mask is, withouht a doubt, a magnum opus of epic proportions. It may not be as great as "Ocarina of Time," but it gets as close as it possibly can. One of Nintendo's greatest.
  3. Where Majora rises to the top is its concept – three days to save the world. The execution of the idea is flawless: time means everything and the player always has to be aware. The save system is absolutely perfect, letting players feel comfortable in controlling time but still keeping them on the edge of their seats when things get hairy.
  4. It drew me into the world of Clock Town unlike any game I've played before, including "Ocarina." This could be the last truly legendary title for the Nintendo 64.
  5. The storyline to Majora’s Mask is far superior to that of the first game and besides the camera and the occasional annoyance created by the advance of time, the puzzles, quests, objects and characters that you meet in this game make it a more than worthy sequel.
  6. CNET Gamecenter
    90
    Stunning, optimized graphics; immersive, rich sound; refined, complex, and deep gameplay; and a mature, gripping plot make it a game that you won't want to miss.
  7. Some will appreciate the game's differences, while others will find the game's focus on minigames and side quests tedious and slightly out of place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 208
  1. RM
    May 15, 2008
    10
    One of the things I found most gripping about this game was it's atmosphere. It was a lot of fun, there was plenty of humour and One of the things I found most gripping about this game was it's atmosphere. It was a lot of fun, there was plenty of humour and pleasant activities, but it was also a seriously dark and sad tale, where you got the impression a lot of things/people were in disarray. The idea of going back in time and all the problems start over again. Not to mention some of the peculiar, random, pyschedelic stuff they put in (like the paradise of a moon where you taled to the child before taking on the last boss - who asks "shall we play"). A very strange and eerie game - the last computer game I think I ever really enjoyed. Expand
  2. Jan 9, 2011
    10
    One cannot help but compare Majora's Mask to Ocarina of Time as it is a direct sequel. Naturally, this was extremely hard to live up to andOne cannot help but compare Majora's Mask to Ocarina of Time as it is a direct sequel. Naturally, this was extremely hard to live up to and that is the most likely reason for the more negative opinion. Personally I found the game absolutely brilliant. As a sequel to Ocarina of Time it took the basic features of it and enhanced and twisted them into a darker and more perilous setting - Termina. Right from the beginning we can see that the game is darker, with the enigmatic travelling mask salesman and the mystery surrounding Majora's Mask. The whole mask concept is really what makes the game stand out, adding a multitude of side quests and new gameplay as well as making the game feel a lot more dark and mysterious. As many other reviews have said, the game was hard but for me that' part of what made it so great - the increased difficulty not only adds to the challenge but makes the game feel more dark and twisted when compared with Ocarina of Time. Overall I just feel that Majora's Mask captured the feel of Ocarina of Time and put a unique take on it making the game feel very fresh and just plain awesome. Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2013
    10
    This game is amazing, not quite as long as its predecessor, but with no less heart.
    Majora's Mask's story is amazing, it is a story of
    This game is amazing, not quite as long as its predecessor, but with no less heart.
    Majora's Mask's story is amazing, it is a story of friendship, heartbreak, revenge, and redemption all done in a lighthearted but mature way and not the traditional Nintendo happy go lucky way.
    The gameplay is solid with some improvements upon Ocarina of Time, the animations are more fluid, and there are more of them, link instead of awkwardly jumping in one direction, instead does a flip or a side jump across jumps.
    The NPC's will at first seem too be lazy and rehashes from the last game, but if you pay attention too the story it will make sense why they're all back.
    If you haven't played this game you ether need mental treatment, or you're wasting your time reading this, go play it, NOW.
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  4. Dec 20, 2013
    10
    This is the best game I've ever played. There's more things to do than in Ocarina, the sidequests and masks were great, and the music isThis is the best game I've ever played. There's more things to do than in Ocarina, the sidequests and masks were great, and the music is really good. Also, the time-travel works really well, you can spend half a dozen cycles and still have more to do. The graphics are great for a 64 game, and my only complaints are with two music tracks and one boss. Seriously, that would have been the perfect water temple if not for Gyorg... Expand
  5. RossP.
    Nov 15, 2007
    10
    My personal favorite game in the series. At first, I completely abandoned the game because I could not deal with the whole time reset/save My personal favorite game in the series. At first, I completely abandoned the game because I could not deal with the whole time reset/save thing. After completing OOT, I came back to this game to give it another chance. As I rediscovered the new ways to explore and interact with the land. I was completely enamored. You can't say you have beat the game without completing everything 100%. And that may take a while, because it has the MOST side quests/collectibles out of any Zelda game. And the amazing thing is that the little things never get worn out, tired, or boring. Absolutely NOT a OOT rehash. This is by far the most original Zelda title. It could be considered a whole other series. If you have doubted this game before, try it. I dare you. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2017
    9
    Wuao, el drama de este juego es increible, mas la jugabilidad de ocarina mas un extra, pero a la vez todo es muy raro, es un capricho mio noWuao, el drama de este juego es increible, mas la jugabilidad de ocarina mas un extra, pero a la vez todo es muy raro, es un capricho mio no ponerle el 10, por que no hay conexion directa entre muchos de sus elementos pero todos por separado se manejan muy bien Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2017
    0
    Not only is this game overrated, it is also one of the worst Zelda games I have played. The groundhog day gimmick is forced down your throat,Not only is this game overrated, it is also one of the worst Zelda games I have played. The groundhog day gimmick is forced down your throat, there is very little story and there are some of the worst dungeons and bosses I've seen in the series. There are only two sidequests worth the effort, despite claims that all of them are brilliant.
    It is a crime that this sorry excuse for a Zelda is ranked above Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. Sorry contrarians, this is a video game that did deserve the hate when it came out.
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