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  • Summary: The Skull Kid personifies the mischief and mystery of the Lost Woods, but a cursed mask has now morphed him into something exceedingly more terrifying. When he dupes Link into entering a land called Termina, the Hero of Time faces a pressing challenge in a strange, new land: stop the moonThe Skull Kid personifies the mischief and mystery of the Lost Woods, but a cursed mask has now morphed him into something exceedingly more terrifying. When he dupes Link into entering a land called Termina, the Hero of Time faces a pressing 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. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 81 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. Apr 6, 2015
    100
    To my immense surprise, I haven’t fallen for a Zelda game like this since I played the The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991). Evidence of master craftsmanship is everywhere in this game. By the time you’re flipping a temple upside down then right side up, you may discover that your imagination has been enlarged.
  2. Feb 13, 2015
    95
    After years of petitioning we have our Majora’s Mask remake, and it’s absolutely worth the time.
  3. Feb 4, 2015
    93
    Purists will decry the changes made to Majora’s Mask no matter how slight they may be, but I am seated firmly in the “change is good” camp. It’s everything you remember, but without the boredom or frustration related to the passage of time.
  4. Feb 4, 2015
    90
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the New Nintendo 3DS is a great remake, with many interesting changes from the original formula. Most of the new features work in a great way, offering a smooth and lovely gaming experience. Zora’s new swimming system is a little bit disappointing, clumsy and less fun than the original one. Both new players and fans of the original Nintendo 64 game should give this new Majora’s Mask the right amount of love.
  5. Feb 5, 2015
    90
    There's no better way to keep you busy till the release of Zelda Wii U at the end of the year than The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. It's perfect from a technical point of view and time seems to have had no impact on this masterpiece.
  6. Feb 9, 2015
    87
    A great adaptation of one of the most loved Zelda of all times. 15 years have passed, but it's still a gorgeous game with a unique and uncanny atmosphere.
  7. Feb 19, 2015
    60
    Its relative ease makes redoing the challenges very pedestrian, and worse yet, replaying the same dungeon also means reliving all the pre-faffing-about to get there. You have to endure many of the same conversations, cutscenes and menial tasks you already know of and know how to do. Regardless of what decade you played it in, that is not fun.

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  1. Negative: 11 out of 159
  1. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    A fantastic classic N64 game that has been remastered to perfection! While some may think Ocarina of Time is better than Majora's Mask, itA fantastic classic N64 game that has been remastered to perfection! While some may think Ocarina of Time is better than Majora's Mask, it really doesn't matter because both games are fantastic! Get and enjoy both! This game looks and feels great with my "NEW" Nintendo 3DS XL. Highly recommended, a masterpiece! 10/10 Well done again, Nintendo! Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2020
    10
    Game: The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D
    Genre: Action Adventure
    Developer: Grezzo Publisher: Nintendo System: Nintendo 3DS (3DS) Year
    Game: The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D
    Genre: Action Adventure
    Developer: Grezzo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    System: Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
    Year of Release: 2015
    Length of Playthrough: 31 Hours

    Total Score: 97/100
    Value Score: 9.7/10

    • Story: 10/10
    • Characters: 10/10
    • GamePlay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 9/10
    • Sound: 9/10
    • Music: 9/10
    • Length: 10/10
    • Replay Value: 10/10
    • Player Value: 10/10

    Pros
    +Improved graphics and animation compared to the N64 version
    +QoL improvement: not having to quit each time after saving
    +QoL improvement: quest hints via statues and some quests shorten
    +QoL improvement: abilities and changes which make the game less of a headache compared to the N64 ver
    +Inventory screen reworked and boss battles reworked
    +New side quest exclusive to the 3DS remake

    Cons
    -A lot of backtracking for sidequests

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    Series wise score comparison sake

    The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past (SNES): 91
    The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past (GBA): 92
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (3DS): 93
    The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS): 100
    The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D (3DS): 97
    The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (GCN): N/A
    The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii): 96
    The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds (3DS): 94
    The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (WiiU): 99
    The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (3DS): 78
    The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS): 74
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  3. Feb 17, 2015
    10
    I've read a lot of claims that nostalgia plays a huge role in how people view Majora's Mask. Speaking as someone who hasn't played the game inI've read a lot of claims that nostalgia plays a huge role in how people view Majora's Mask. Speaking as someone who hasn't played the game in something like 10 years, I was really looking forward to the possibility (and eventual reality) of playing an enhanced version of one of my favorite childhood games.
    My intent was to view the game from the fresh lens of a modern gamer, withholding expectation. I can honestly say that I was not only satisfied with this remake but also impressed by how well the game holds up to modern standards in spite of its age. It felt fresh, unique, and incredibly timeless (so to speak).

    You can tell that Grezzo put a lot of effort into enhancing the graphical quality of the game while maintaining the atmosphere and feel, just as they did with Ocarina of Time 3D. The story and characters are unique, deep, and lively. The transformation masks are diverse and fun. There is a real weight to Link's responsibility, and the resulting pressure and trepidation from a limited three-day time loop remains a novel component of the game. I can definitely say it is one of the better single-player gaming experiences I have had as of late.

    There truly is nothing quite like it, past or present. And in the end, that's precisely what makes it so great.
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  4. Mar 14, 2017
    9
    My personal favorite Zelda game with flashy new graphics & in 3D on a portable?

    Hell yea! Quick tip, download the 1.1 patch otherwise
    My personal favorite Zelda game with flashy new graphics & in 3D on a portable?

    Hell yea!

    Quick tip, download the 1.1 patch otherwise the game is missing certain elements that the original had. Dunno why they left them out of the release copy as the game is a lot better with them.

    The only thing I don't like that they changed is the Zora fast swimming now costs magic to maintain & the 3DS' control stick just isn't good when doing goron rolling. Other than that, it's the exact same game with extra details & stuff to make tracking side quests easier as well as a helpful hint system.
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  5. Feb 28, 2015
    9
    Majora's Mask 3D is a well-constructed enhancement of one of the most unique games not only in its respective series, but in all of gaming.Majora's Mask 3D is a well-constructed enhancement of one of the most unique games not only in its respective series, but in all of gaming. The new graphics put the original to shame, yet the intriguing atmosphere is still left perfectly intact. Anyone who is familiar with the original will notice one or two questionable changes, though someone who is playing the game for the first time won't notice a thing. Luckily, the good changes in Majora's Mask 3D far outweigh the bad ones (most notable being the new bomber's notebook).
    All in all, Majora's Mask 3D is (sadly) just as unique today as it was 15 years ago.
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  6. Apr 2, 2021
    8
    Juego bastante recomendado para los fans de la franquicia. Personalmente lo siento algo inferior a Ocarina en aspectos como el mapeado y bandaJuego bastante recomendado para los fans de la franquicia. Personalmente lo siento algo inferior a Ocarina en aspectos como el mapeado y banda sonora pero sigue siendo una gran entrega altamente recomendada. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2016
    0
    One of the most overrated and overhyped Zelda games of all time. Hipster trash.

    This game was a Nintendo experiment to find out how little
    One of the most overrated and overhyped Zelda games of all time. Hipster trash.

    This game was a Nintendo experiment to find out how little they can invest in making a new "AAA" game and getting away with it. On the N64 it just recycled and re-arranged all the assets of Ocarina of time, with minor additions/alterations. They didn't want to waste time making new levels, so they introduced a ton of backtracking and justified it with a "turn back time" gimmick. They padded a very small game to last for many boring and frustrating hours. Then called it "innovation".

    Suprisingly, it failed back then. I say suprisingly, because Nintendo fans aren't known for being smart or having good taste in games, in general. After all, if they knew any better, they wouldn't have bought a N64 in the first place, for just 2-3 good games. Still, it was so sh1t it failed and was forgotten.

    Then, as it always happens with hipsters and with the help of some manufactured hype after the Ocarina 3DS remake, somehow opinions that Majora's mask was an underrated gem surfaced. Counting on kids having never played the original back in the day, and adults having forgotten.

    And we got this, in the same way we got it on the N64: A recycled game from Ocarina of time 3DS. With some improvements to hide the fact that this game is a polished POS.

    Games like this are the equivalent of taking a turd, puting a ribbon on it, placing it on a museum and calling it "modern art". Hipsters should buy it 5x times in order to learn, the rest of us should play better games. Avoid.
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