It was named #155 out of 200 of the "Greatest Games of Their Time" by EGM Issue #200 (Feb. 2006).
The song Ballad of the Wind Fish previously appeared in another Zelda title: Link's Awakening.
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.
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.
This game marks the first appearance of Tingle, the strange man who thinks he is a fairy.
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.