Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo, Grezzo
Console: Nintendo 3DS
Hours Played: ~12 hours
In 2000 Nintendo released the original Majora’s Mask as a follow-up to their hugely successful original foray into the third dimension with Zelda, 1998’s Ocarina of Time. To this day those two games still stand in the eyes of many gamers as the magna opera of the Legend of Zelda series, and for very good reason. Majora’s Mask remains the darkest, most emotional and poignant game that Nintendo ever made and stands in stark contrast to the much safer and lighter fare that post-2006 “Grey Logo Nintendo” prefers to release. Such a rare and sentimental game to the Nintendo gaming community deserves an equally stellar update with modern graphics and mechanics, but does Majora’s Mask 3D (MM3D) pay proper tribute to the classic or did it meet with a terrible fate?