Review by XtremeGundamX

"Zelda MM Should have 10's all the way!!!"

Simply amazing. This is one of the best Nintendo 64 games you can get. If you get an N-64 get both of the Zeldas they are sure to keep you busy for a very very long time and there always interesting without a dull moment. The game is one of the best games for the system and that’s what Nintendo is know for is its awesome games. This game is for anyone old or young it’s sure too keep you entertained and busy for a long time. Majora's Mask is a game that can be played through and beaten many times before it gets boring. It has very nice looking graphics, tight and smooth control, the sounds and music are simply amazing, and the replayability is very high. The game is one of the funnest games to play. There are plenty of interactions in this game. There’s an endless amount of things to collect ranging from Heart Pieces to Masks. Link takes 4 different forms and there are 20 different masks to help accomplish different roles in the game. The game does have a down spot though and if you want to know what it is read the review. Long live Majora's Mask!

STORY

In the land of Hyrule, their echo’s a legend. A legend held dearly by the Royal Family that tells of a boy. A boy who, after battling evil and saving Hyrule, crept away from that land that had made him a legend. Done with the battles he once waged across time, he embarked on a journey. A secret and personal journey. A journey in search of a beloved and invaluable friend. A friend with whom he parted ways when he finally fulfilled his heroic destiny and took his place among legends.

GAMEPLAY **10**

Just like in Ocarina of Time the control is very tight. Response is fast and the Nintendo 64 controller works great for the game. Everything is setup just like the way Ocarina of Time is. The C-Buttons are used for using masks, assorted weapons, and bottles. The Z button, which is a targeting button, really helps the game out and makes fighting enemies and other stuff a lot easier. The way the game is mapped on the controller is very comfortable feeling. The games Limited control button (A) is very cool. The button is used for multiple things, such as diving, grabbing, and some weapon uses. The control is simply amazing and whoever thought of this way of control is brilliant. The Nintendo 64 controller has plenty of buttons to take care of everything at once.

SOUND / MUSIC **10**

In the previous Zelda game the music and sounds are pretty much the same. The sounds are very detailed and sound great. All of the sounds from Links sword to the sounds of creatures moving. The music is pretty much the same of Ocarina of Time. The music repeats over and over in one area but in another the tune will change also the setting of the game also changes it. The music can go from a happy sounding one to a dreadful or sad sounding one that really sets a mood in the game.

GRAPHICS / LEVEL DESIGN **9**

The graphics are very nice looking and are sharp. Everything is really detailed and looks spectacular although some things in this game seem to lack in detail others don't. The fairies seem to lack in detail but the levels are full of small detailing from paintings to surroundings. The graphics are very nice looking. The levels are simply brilliant I don't see how this game can be this HUDGE I mean this game is very big. The levels seem endless and can take some time to beat. The levels take place in snow, rain, water, and sun. The levels are full of hidden items to find and are full of items you need for your quest. The bad parts are here. The camera angles sometimes get confusing but sometimes they seem to fix themselves. The save feature is one of the worst parts in the game, as you can only save after you acquire certain items like Masks, Heart Pieces, Money deposited and others. Things that cannot be saved are Keys, Stray fairies, Rupees in wallet, and usable items like bombs and others. I figure that the camera angles are always fixable by just pressing c-up and the save feature can be a hassle but I figure is only worth a point tooken off.

REPLAYABILITY **10**

This is one of those games that you just don't want to quite playing and after you beat it you want to do it again. The game is very big and should take a long time to beat but its fun all the way through it. Hunting for everything and collecting all the stuff will take some time and skill too. Most of the things come easy but others can be difficult. The game is definitely worth the money as you’re surely to get quite some time of playing out of it.

CHALLENGE **HARD**

You get this game you get the guidebook, as there’s no way that you can collect everything and beat it. There’s just too much stuff to collect. The levels are very long and take some time to beat there filled with enemies and the bosses are time taking. The game is challenging at times but others its a synch is just depends where your at in the game.

OVERALL **10**

If you haven't gotten this game yet you'd better get it. The game has more high spots than low spots. Between Majora's Mask and Ocarina of Time both of them are awesome but Ocarina of Time pulls ahead. I recommend both of these great Zelda games to anyone. Just go out and buy it. They’re both definitely worth $40 and $60.


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 11/11/00, Updated 08/14/02


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