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Will you share your Majora's Mask Memory?

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So, it just occurred to me that MM was release for the 3DS today and I wanted to share ,and then ask you, for a memory from waaaaaaaaay back in 2000. So I rented the game from Hollywood video ( for all you youngsters out there http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Video) but, someone had collected all the masks and beat the game 100% completion, and all the save files were's too alluring to delete ( I mean common, I this was the only chance to use the Fierce Deity Mask) so to appease the gaming gods, I went through the temples and rebeat, the beaten bosses so I kind of beat the game??? So bit of a latchkey kid and my dad left me home near all night and all I could do was find music to play while I tried in vain the save the Romani Ranch from the Aliens ( that was the worst part seeing Romani's blank stare after the cows are abducted....I think see was actually a replicant or clone or maybe just got her brains scrambled, very depressing.) So I found Petula Clark's "Downtown" and I would play it over and over while ridding the mini-epona though Termina Field.. So all of the save files were taken so I used the least completed one..and my memory is spotty, but I remember getting spotty progress, done maybe a few masks, but not anything substantial, I never got the Goron Mask for myself, but I remember using the save file that had it, but I have a clear memory of getting the Razor Sword and thinking it was the coolest thing ever...then have it break...serious that sword is the most epic looking blade in the Zelda universe ( Master sword....nah Razor Sword!!!) I found out only about 7 years ago there was the Fairy Sword, but meh if it's not in the B button slot...it's not a sword in my book. Oh and the Gold dust? People I felt like a rich man at 13 when I won that gold dust!! What about the Zora you save from drowning? Really a Zora need's so be dragged on to land?...whatever.....but me likes the New Wave Bossa Nova ( get it cause it's water so New Wave?...New Wave????) but the Kafei and Anju, yeah I remember completing that for sure, best part is the thieves' hide out....OH and this....Ive been waiting years to get this off my chest is it me or does Child Kafi look like Michael Jackson circa 2003-ish? I-am-kafei.jpgmichaeljacksonmug1.jpg

Any way so that's all I can real say about Majora's Mask...Sooooo to sum up....Petula Clark's Downtown, Michael Jackson may or may not be Kafi, Razor Sword gives the closest shave, apparently Zora's can drown(?), Friendly Sperm will teach you Brazilian Jazz, Aliens abduct then mutilated cows and don't waste time playing video games when someone else can play beat them and you can turn chid Link in to a FREAKING GOD WITH A TRIANGLE SWORD!!!!!!!

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I never played Majora's Mask or Ocarina of Time, and my hopes that they would be remade for next-gen consoles is probably never gonna happen (think Zeldas on PS4, or at least new Zelda quality on Wii U)

Tried to play them much later with emulator but they were just too old for me to get into it..

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First - I love this game. I grew up with it and never really played Ocarina of Time until much later. So I'm not as spellbound by Ocarina of Time - that feels more like a typical, less interesting 'quest' kind of game. This one is so much more intimate and layered and bizarre and probably helped shape my life in a weird direction.

Anyway the biggest thing that sticks with me is me in the beginning, not knowing what to do at all as a dumb kid, and I was in the spooky tunnel to the astronomer tower when the moon hit, and then that game over cutscene happened and I was so spooked out I didn't want to play the game again for days. (not to mention - before starting the game, the Mask coming towards the camera, spinning and making a spooky noise, was also sufficient to creep me out a bit.)

i can't wait to get the remakke. I might try to get all the heart pieces and fairies this time - I was satisfied with just all the masks 10+ years ago but I'm an adult now dammit :v

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I never played [...] Ocarina of Time [...] Tried to play them much later with emulator

How far did you get ? It's still a very solid game to this day even vs the new ones.

My memories of Majora's Mask was the stupid expension pakc which I didn't buy, but rented once. So I played about an evening and that's it. It looked veeery boring, at least the intro/first hours were.

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I remember my friend Keith telling me about it and thinking that it would be hard to beat in only three days. Then I played it at his place and fell in love. I saw the ending from when he beat it (dawn of a new day) and then beat it myself, even being sure to get the Fierce Diety mask.

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The part in the beginning where Link has knock the ocarina from the skull kid had me absolutely terrified when I first played it many years ago. I had absolutely no idea what to do initially!

What a great game, and great music (Astronomy Observatory being a standout for me). I still prefer it to OoT, and that game is excellent too. I think it's the character depth and the poignancy of the side/mask quests that really make it for me.

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I actually don't think I played Majora til they put out the GC version. It's why I got a GameCube in the first place. I wish I hadn't waited so long, but I actually never owned an N64. The first time I played it was after a long play session of Eternal Darkness, so I actually went into the game with kind of a creepy mood already, and I absolutely loved it. It's my second favorite Zelda game to date, and I think it captures a great feeling of adventure that a lot of game companies have kind of lost since then. It wasn't afraid to try something new (and dark) with an established franchise.

And who doesn't love collecting masks? And the terrifying mask salesman?

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MM is the coolest fucking game of all time. IMO while OoT was revolutionary for its time, it hasn't aged that well. It suffers from linearity, and a big world with little to do. On the opposite end, I feel like every inch of MM is oozing with substance and content. I remember being so entranced by the atmosphere of the game - the mood of the characters and their evolution through the three days. Never has a game put me in such a powerful immersive context.

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An amazing game, ahead of its time and boldly made in a lot of ways. For me, my memory boils down to one scene: in Ikana Valley, when you play the Song of Healing to return the scientist to his normal self and he embraces his daughter. Even thinking about it now just about makes me tear up. Very, very effective.

Also, I had never heard of that Ben Drowned stuff. Pretty creepy. Nerdy ghost stories ftw.

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Sorry I'm late to the party! So I used to own Majora's Mask on my Nintendo 64 a few years back, and I remember how there were only two files. I decided to be courteous and let my two older brothers play it first, so I could learn a thing or two from them....big mistake!!!

 

So my Majora's Mask memory is never getting to play it.

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I remember after I played Ocarina of Time, I heard about Majora's Mask and a few of my friends who were Zelda fans didn't like it as much. I didn't bother playing it initially, but a few years later another friend of mine left his MM cart at my house. I decided to play through it, and LOVED the game. He wound up leaving a ton of other games at my house too including some pretty awesome SNES carts like Earthbound(!), Secret of Evermore, and Contra 3. We stopped hanging out after he got into heavy drugs, and then he never asked me for the games back. 

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i enjoyed a lot completing the small diary to help people around the town, but never went back into the main game and didn't finish it.   fun concept but to annoying to play for my taste.

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I absolutely loved the interaction with everyone in town.  It made me feel more a part of the story that way. While I was just a kid at the time of the original release I played it to death.. It was my Christmas break and I was a homebody and my parents really wanted me to go to dinner with them instead of me just making a can of soup or ramen. So they bribed me with Majora's Mask. So many hours spent when we got back.  I remember doing Snowhead during a pretty nasty Blizzard we had outside that year.. was awesome. I continued to bring that game out once every three months. And the story only got better as I got older. There was a lot I didn't understand because I was just too young, but the older I get I appreciate the story and darker story more and more. It's like fine wine to me it just gets better with age.  Everything from the music, to the environments, to the story just strikes something with me. From the upbeat Clock Town theme to the despair within The Final Hours it draws me into it in ways no other game has been able to.  As a matter of fact I'm on playthrough fourteen on the 3DS version as I type this.

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