Today’s the day, Zelda Universe! This is the very day that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was released in the Americas for the Nintendo 64 ten years ago. And I believe I speak for all of the diehard Majora’s Mask fans out there, as well as the entire Zelda fan community, when I say, “Happy 10th Anniversary, Majora’s Mask!”

What made Majora’s Mask so unique, you ask?  Well, here we have four great reasons!

• Tick Tock! – Majora’s Mask is the only Zelda game in the series with a “time limit” mechanic, due to the fact that the moon will fall and destroy Termina if you don’t keep track of time!

• Darkness – Majora’s Mask has a dark atmosphere, as you and the people of Termina must constantly deal with the unstoppable threat of apocalype from the constantly falling moon.

• Collectibles – Like Wind Waker, Majora’s Mask has a lot to collect—Rupees, Masks, bottles, etc. It has the most masks of any game in the series, and each of them has its own unique function.

• Side-quests – A good Zelda game must have side-quests. It’s like jelly on toast – it’s got to be there in order to taste good. Majora’s Mask is a giant side-quest in the Zelda series (because it doesn’t take place in Hyrule), but that’s not all – the game itself is filled with in-depth sidequests, boasting the best and largest number of quests of any Zelda game.

That’s not all that Majora’s Mask brought to us, so why not head over to your Virtual Console and start up a new file of Majora’s mask, in honor of its 10th birthday? It’s sure to be worth your while.

Happy Gaming to you all and long live the Zelda Universe!

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