Eiji Aonuma Takes A Shot At The Shooting Gallery In The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

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In the first part of the video introduction series for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, producer Eiji Aonuma walked us through Clock Town. In the second video, he puts his Octorok shooting skills to use, as he challenges the Shooting Gallery.



After a brief introduction, Aonuma begins by saying “before anything, there’s something I need to tell you guys—I really suck at video games. Out of everyone on the Zelda staff, I am probably the worst at this mini-game. Please don’t expect any super feats.”


He then pays the 20 Rupees to take a shot at the Shooting Gallery, to see how well he can perform while on the spot. The goal is to hit the red targets, but not the blue ones.The record is at 42, and Aonuma plans to do his best to try beating it within the given 1 minute and 15 seconds.


He says that reflex-based games like these become tougher as you get older, but it definitely looks like Mr. Aonuma gets into it, and he’s actually not half bad using the Gyro controls. In the end, Aonuma is satisfied with his new record of 47 hits; however, the victory is short-lived, as he is then told to try getting a perfect of 50 hits, to which he responds with a laugh, saying “oh, please.”


In his second attempt, Aonuma is shown a little less relaxed than the previous run, but he comes so close to getting the perfect game. He says he got a little too nervous and ended up missing the very last Octorok.


Third time’s the charm, though, as he manages to get all 50 kills, and a Piece of Heart, on his third try. He’ll attempt to challenge another mini-game on the next video of the ongoing Majora’s Mask 3D video introduction series. We’ll be sure to cover that when it happens.


The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D will release in North America and Europe on February 13, 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS.

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