Let’s travel through time and unravel five heroic facts that you may not know about the Nintendo 64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
1) Marajoara’s Masks
Ever wondered about the origin of Majora’s Mask, and where Nintendo drew influences for the game? Majora’s Mask in particular is littered with interesting designs that seem to play off ancient civilisations of the past. A lot of fans have speculated that the game’s designers were inspired by the Marajorca period, a community on the island of Marajo that flourished between 800AD and 1400 AD.
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2) Happy Mask, Happy Miyamoto
The mysterious Happy Mask salesman can be found wandering the deepest forests to try and flog one of his goods, and it seems that this cheeky chap is based on the creator of Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto.
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3) An Expansion that Never Was… Enter Majora’s Mask
It’s no secret that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a massive success. The 1998 Christmas blockbuster took the industry by storm, and paved the way for many 3D adventure games and RPGs that followed. Because the game sold better than Nintendo expected, the Japanese giant was keen to release an expansion, but series producer Eiji Aonuma had other plans, and was challenged to make a brand new game in under a year.
4) A Musical Nod to the Past
In the Zora Hall portion of the game, classic songs from past Legend of Zelda games start to play – including the Dungeon theme from the very first game, and the cave theme from A Link to the Past. Those Zora sure are a talented bunch!
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5) Sword Play
Most fans would associate a sword and shield with the series, but the sword isn’t needed throughout the game – with only a small portion of events requiring you to wield that blade. Other weapons and transformation mask items can do just as well for folk wanting an even bigger Majora’s Mask challenge.
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