Majora’s Mask Crashes Into Virtual Console

By Spencer . May 18, 2009 . 7:01am

imageWe’re the last region to get The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask because Nintendo saved it as North America’s 300th Virtual Console game. Will you save Termina from impending doom before three days pass?


Link and the player inevitably face failure when they start The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. While Link can save himself by using the Ocarina of Time and going back through time, the rest of Termina’s residents suffer a terrible fate. When Link returns to Termina three days earlier the villagers treat Link as a new visitor. The dark Zelda game costs 1,000 Wii Points ($10). Note that Nintendo of America didn’t sell this game at a premium price like they did in Japan.


Crystal Defenders R2 and Silver Star Chess are the other downloadable Wii games this week. Art Style: PiCOBiTS (aka Art Style: PicoPict), a puzzle game where you match square bits with falling blocks to reveal eight bit sprites, is this week’s DSiWare game.



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  • YES! YES! Finally. Best Zelda after Twilight Princess.

    Crystal Defenders R1 seemed pretty pointless to me so I’ll pass on R2. Might check out the Chess game though. Too bad there’s no online…whose bright idea was that?

    • Happy Gamer

      im ashamed to say i missed these games during it’s release. i didnt own a 64. didn’t have the money to own all consoles back then. i had a PSX and Saturn.

      i played Ocarina way later like…on gamecube release (pre order of windwaker)

      im grabbing this game game now! i saw some videos and it looks really dark as much as twilight princess.

      but alot of people would be surprised how dark zelda games can get! when i first got link to he past on my SuperFamicom, i was scared when i was ported to the dark world for the first time.

  • Awesome, I need to play Majora’s Mask (I only played like a little off of a friend’s copy).

  • I love how Agetec doesn’t announce anything and then all of a sudden BAM a Wiiware title of theirs comes out.

  • I’ve never been able to get into Zelda games other than the NES and SNES… and Game Boy ones. This one particularly suffered the fate of hardly being touched, even now after… how many years?

    In my heart, I know they’re not bad games by any stretch of the imagination, but I can’t seem to get into them. Any suggestions why? What can I do to get my Zelda blood pumping?

    • I wish I could help. These are fantastic games…nothing else gives you the feeling a Zelda game does. Perhaps you could try Phantom Hourglass since it’s so different from all the others and see if it suits you?

  • Chow

    I played this on that Gamecube collector’s disc. Never finished it, but based on the nature of the quests and the time travelling, would I be able to remember what to do about them if I ever do continue on again?

    • SpoonOfTheDead

      I remember being slightly angry when i found out Majoras mask had a time limit :(!

  • lostinblue

    does it support progressive scan? because the PAL version didn’t.

  • Juan C

    Does this version freeze? My GC version froze a lot.

  • jarrodand

    Awesome! 3rd best Zelda ever imo (after the NES original and Link’s Awakening, in that order) and long overdue. No Collector’s Disc style visual glitches, framerate hiccups or (most importantly) crashing. Less audio glitches too so far (really minor, none of the “warbeling” from NST’s crappy emulation present). And yeah, US version is 480p from what I can see, same crisp image quality and smoothed sprites as other VC N64 games.

    Pictobits is a nice surprise too. I was sure we’d get some other filler Art Style game first… let’s hope next week is just as good DSi-side.

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