Majora’s Mask was the first Zelda game that I played after completing Ocarina of Time, and it was a perfect segue that increased my love for the Zelda franchise immensely. I fell in love with the dark atmosphere that the game introduced, and it was unlike many of the other Zelda games I had played before. The game even takes place in a new world called Termina, as opposed to the usual land of Hyrule that is prominent in most games. I found that there was so much to reflect on in Majora’s Mask, as the game portrays themes of sorrow and impending doom as the moon moves closer and closer to crashing into Termina.
In 2015, Majora’s Mask 3D was announced for the Nintendo 3DS, and I remember rushing over to GameStop to reserve my copy as soon as I possibly could. On the morning that it was available, I drove to back to GameStop with so much excitement and anticipation. After getting to experience the original game on the N64 and GameCube, I was dying to know what kind of changes the creators had made to the graphics. The employee handed me my copy when I walked over to the register, and suddenly everything felt so real. I was finally going to be able to play Majora’s Mask once again, but in a slightly new way.
When I got back to my house, I quickly opened the case, grabbed my Nintendo 3DS, and waited impatiently for the console to load.
Majora’s Mask 3D blew all of my expectations out of the water. I was entirely engrossed in the gameplay every single second, as I made mental notes every single time I saw the updated graphics. I truly fell in love with Majora’s Mask all over again as laid in my bed and played the games for hours. Being able to play Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask on my 3DS was exciting for me, because now I could take two games that I loved and play them anywhere I went. I even went over a friend’s house and played through Majora’s Mask on my 3DS while he played it on the N64. It’s so incredible to see how far technology has come in such a short amount of time, and I can’t wait to see what Nintendo releases next in the upcoming years.