The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask: Five Reasons It Belongs On 3DS
Forget about sales. We want more heartwarming commercials featuring bearded Robin Williams.
For many gamers, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is hands down the best entry in the long-standing series, but plenty also appreciate one of the franchise's biggest oddballs, Majora's Mask.
Released on Nintendo 64 in 2000, this quirky yet satisfying quest tasked players with preventing a strange moon from crashing into the world, while at the same time harnessing the powers of different masks. Bizarre, yes. One heck of a fun time? Absolutely.
With this in mind, it appears Nintendo may give The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask the 3DS treatment, as it did for Ocarina. In fact, producer Eiji Aonuma admits to discussing the matter to Zelda creator, Shigeru Miyamoto.
That said, we think porting this memorable title to the system would be a great idea. Here's why.
Ocarina of Time 3D did gangbusters
Nintendo recently announced that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, a sweet remake of the classic N64 original, sold over one million copies, making it the most successful 3DS game yet.
That said, it makes perfect sense to continue this Zelda momentum with a game that sold over three million units back in the day.
Millions love this game
Majora's Mask is without question one of the N64's greatest games, and lots of fans continue to celebrate this achievement a decade later. Suffice to say, the Nintendo faithful would welcome a portable version with open arms.
Millions didn't play this game
Think about it. Majora's Mask debuted in 2000 a bit late in the console's life cycle. Some gamers had already jumped ship to another machine (PlayStation, PlayStation 2) while others had not been born yet, so there's a whole generation of players that missed out.
Bolsters 3DS' portfolio
With the increased threat from smart phones and Sony's PlayStation Vita, Nintendo must do whatever it takes to keep 3DS in the public eye. Although the company will create a variety of new games, retooling old ones from its celebrated library is a smart idea. Majora's Mask...it's time to shine again.
More commercials featuring Robin Williams
We have to hand it to Nintendo, those ads starring Robin Williams (longtime Zelda fan) and his daughter Zelda are among the best we've seen. Re-releasing Majora's Mask just gives the publisher another reason to knock on his door.