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Second N64 Zelda Title Hits Virtual Console


The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for the Nintendo 64 is often forgotten due to the critical acclaim given to its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Many consider Ocarina the best game in the series. Majora's Mask may also have fallen by the wayside because of its North American release taking place on the exact same day as the PlayStation 2. Nevertheless, RPGamers now have a second chance to experience Majora's Mask, as the game was released on the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console this week.

Majora's Mask is unique in that it gives Link just three in-game days to complete quests and dungeons. At the end of the three days, time must be restarted and most of Link's effect on the world is undone, but Link still retains some items and abilities. The game takes place in an alternate version of Hyrule, called Termina, in which citizens have their own unique time schedules throughout the three days. Link also collects various masks that each have their own use or power.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is priced at 1000 Nintendo Points. The title was originally released on October 26, 2000.

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