A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Link uses masks throughout the game. At times, he uses the masks to trick people into thinking heâ€™s someone else so that he can accomplish a goal.
Violence & Scariness
Fantasy violence throughout the game with the main character using swords, bow & arrows, and bombs to complete tasks. Enemies disappear in a wisp of smoke when killed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The Great Fairy in the game is dressed in what looks like only Ivy leaves. The blocky graphics make for highly exaggerated breasts for female characters.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is a re-release of the 2000 Nintendo 64 title of the same name, and that it will not work on the Wii unless you have either a Gamecube controller or the add-on Classic Controller connected to the Wii. Parents also should know that even though the game is rated E, its themes are very dark due to the impending crash of the moon into the world. Each game day, the moon gets closer and does not let up – the sense of hopelessness and dread permeates the game.
Is It Any Good?
The dark feeling of an inevitable end makes playing Majora's Mask somewhat depressing. At any time, you can look up to the sky and see the moon getting closer and closer. Thankfully, just as in The Legendo of Zelda: Ocarina of Time you can learn songs which will reverse or slow down time to allow you to accomplish tasks throughout the game.
For players who enjoy the Zelda series, Majora's Mask offers a very interesting twist on the standard game story. For a new generation of gamers who are experiencing this game for the first time, the game is quite enjoyable if one can get past the outdated graphics and sound. Younger gamers may not appreciate and/or worry about the dark undertones of the game, so to them, it may simply present a new adventure game with fun challenges including great puzzles.
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