1001 Video Games
The N64 version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
As with Ocarina of Time
, Majora's Mask
was meant to be released for the 64DD add-on, but eventually got crammed into cartridge format.
Both this game and The Minish Cap
are the only Zelda
games in which Ganon/Ganondorf doesn't appear, not counting Link's Awakening
in which the shape-shifting final boss assumes his form briefly.
The song Ballad of the Wind Fish
previously appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Several persons, items and music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
return in this game, in either the same or a different role.
References to the game
In the MTV animated series Undergrads
, the game's black countdown screen (which greets you at the beginning of each dawn, provided you're not in a dungeon) was parodied with the words "72 HOURS UNTIL THE END OF FRESHMEN YEAR" in the season finale.
This game marks the first appearance of Tingle, the strange man who thinks he is a fairy.
Information also contributed by
Big John WV,
Tiago Jacques and
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- February 2006 (Issue #200) - #155 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time"
- Game Informer
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #68 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll