The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask; a game that came out over a decade ago, a game that is held dearly by many, and a game that finally got the remake it deserved. Majora’s Mask 3D released on February 13th for the Nintendo 3DS, but with the reception the original got does the new iteration hold up? That’s what I plan on discussing in this review so let’s get started… after the break!
Well, after years of waiting, numerous teasers, tons of trolling (thanks Sakurai) it’s finally here… Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has finally arrived. Let me tell you, Smash for Wii U is no joke. This game is full of content and is a lot of fun to boot. This review is obviously going to be a review for Smash on Wii U, so let’s get started after the break!
Umbra Witches, Luman Sages, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and sexual poses… Bayonetta has it all. I’ll be doing something a little different with this review, because I played Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 at the same time, back to back from one another, I’m gonna do a joint review and review them both at once…
Let’s get started after the break.
Well, it looks like Nintendo has finally done it…The 3DS has “met with a terrible fate”. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is FINALLY coming to the 3DS, us over here at NintyBuzz couldn’t be more excited. I don’t want to speak for everyone here, but at least for myself, Majora’s Mask is the greatest game ever made. I did a review of the N64 version for NintyBuzz a while back if you wanna check it out, it’s right here.
To celebrate this glorious announcement, we’ve decided to take some of the screenshots and trailer from the remake under the magnifying glass and analyze them a bit.
Check them out after the break!
So, a new trailer was released for Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. A few things were emphasized in the trailer… One them was already discussed in a previous article, so I won’t be going over Hidden Bases.
Now, let me ask you…Remember Metagross? Remember how over-powered he was? Well, Metagross got a Mega Evolution. That over powered beast just got even stronger. From the looks of the trailer, his arm looks like four cannons, two on each side… If you look carefully though, you can see four more arms in that back. Are those going to have any significance? I doubt it, they are probably just for looks but who knows.
Another thing that got featured in the trailer were 5 gym leaders, and 2 of the elite four. Petalburg’s Norman, Rustboro’s Roxanne, Mauville’s Wattson, Dewford’s Brawley, and Lavaridge’s Flannery where all showcased along with their slight redesigns. It was not shown whether or not they will have the same Pokemon or whether they will have Mega Evolutions. Two of the elite four got shown off as well… Sidney (who looks like a total creeper now) and Phobe were displayed. I believe the champion will have a Mega Evolution based on X and Y (This is pure speculation, the champion was not shown once in this trailer). But, like the gym leaders, I’m not quite convinced that the rest of the elite four will have a Mega Evolution.
With everything Game Freak and Nintendo has shown off so far with these two remakes, they are shaping up quite nicely. I’m very excited to explore Hoenn with the same graphics engine of Pokemon X and Y… I hope it can live up to what the originals were (Knowing Nintendo and their track record with remakes, I wouldn’t worry too much). Keep an eye out for more news on Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, and anything else Nintendo here, have a good day.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Saphire are set to release on the 21st November in Japan, North America and Australia, and 28th November in Europe exclusively for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.
Welcome to another new feature which we like to call, What You Missed. With these articles we review an old Nintendo classic which you may have missed due to not even being conceived when the game was released, or just simply not being interested at the time. These games are usually ones which we hold dear from the past. So, what’s the first game which will take the honour of being first, it’s none other than Majora’s Mask!
First, some background info on this old gem. Majora’s Mask was originally released on the Nintendo 64 back at the beginning of the Millennium [that’s the year 2000 for those who have difficulty with numbers]. It was the sequel of Ocarina of Time which is set in a parallel version of Hyrule. If you missed out on it, never fear, as back in 2009, Nintendo released it on the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console [can also be accessed on the Wii U’s Wii Mode] and it is still up for a total of 1000 Wii Points! Now, on with the review! If there was one game that stood out to me as a child it would have to be The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. It truly took what it’s predecessor and prequel, Ocarina of Time, did and added a very dark twist to the series. The three day time mechanic and the dark atmosphere have truly added a level of complexity to the Zelda series that still has yet to be replicated today. The game itself only has four dungeons, but what it lacks in dungeons, it makes up for with side quests, storyline, and just overall feel of the game.
You start your quest going through the Lost Woods in search of Navi… But, an encounter with a Skull Kid, who is wearing Majora’s Mask, completely derails your journey and you end up in a parallel land to Hyrule called Termina. Upon entering Termina you meet up with the Happy Mask Salesmen who tells you the Skull Kid had taken an evil mask from him called Majora’s Mask. Once you enter Clock Town (essentially the Hub of MM and the first area in the game) you see an ominous Moon lurking above that inches closer as 3 days pass. Through out the quest you will be able to transform into a Deku, Goron, and a Zora who all have different abilities and are used to solve various puzzles and challenges. Again, the game has a lot of emphasis on side quests and MM holds one of the deepest side quests that spans over the 3 days and involves a good amount of the characters in Clock Town. Something I want to add that I haven’t seen spoken about enough is the time mechanic. This has been a debate among the Zelda fanbase and is looked at in one of two ways… Love it or hate it. Now, you will have the ability to slow down time, speed up time and go back in time so the stress of the time limit is completely up to you (I always slow down time so I can enjoy everything the game has to offer).
The game itself is now 14 years old, so because of that, the graphics are blocky and textures are streched… But it still looks good to this day due to the art style Nintendo went with. Like I mentioned earlier, the gameplay of Majora’s Mask is something I have yet to see recreated in any of the Zelda games…It’s story and gameplay holds up very well even by todays standards. It goes to show that Nintendo is truly a master of their craft if their old games hold up today. This is a game I highly recommend, if you haven’t played it yet do yourself a favor… Pick up an N64, Gamecube or download it on the Wii Virtual Console. It is an amazing game and I would rate it a 9.5 out of 10 (1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest). Nintendo showed with Majora’s Mask it can take a light-hearted franchise, add over looming elements of death and despair, and create one of the oddest and best games I had ever played.
I hope you enjoyed the review, if you have anything to add please leave your opinions in the comment section.