Parent reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

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Common Sense says

age 10+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 50 reviews

age 10+

Polished gameplay, but the actions of the antagonists are just...

If the story of Majora's Mask happened in real life, Skull Kid would be arrested for his apocalyptic-sized tantrum. Let's measure his crime. He knocked out an old lady in the forest, poisoned the Deku Palace's supply of water, nearly killed an entire race under a blanket of snow, manipulated pirates to steal unborn babies! Despite all this, the game wants us to empathize with him! The takeaway here is don't. If we allow characters, fictional or others to walk away scott free without consequences, we become terrible sycophants to terrorists.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 14+

I love this game, but it can be disturbing. The mask transformations are honestly creepy for younger kids, and there are sexual references and jokes. There also a few situations where kids are given alcohol. Also, the game just has a dark theme. Overall, it is my favorite Zelda game, but I do not recommend it for children.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 7+

My favorite video game!

I still remember waking up Chirstmas morning when I was 7 and getting an N64 and this game. Ever since it has been my favorite game. Back then I didn't understand a lot of the themes or messages but as I got older I realized them more. I won't do into detail but it's actually a very deep game and there are tons of articles that talk about it. This game can be a bit scary for small children because of the monsters, and the face on the moon, even now there are some unsettling moments (the mask salesman for example). I would play with them if they're young. There is also some fantasy violence but no gore and they do make references to alcohol but never actual mention or show it. Overall it's worth picking up and I hope they remake it for the 3ds.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 8+

This is made of AWESOME JUICE!

Great, great game! There is nothing wrong about this game. I think it is safe for most ages. The only things that could be creepy or frustrating would be: -challenging game -many twisted and awkward enemies and things (such as: skull kid, majora, all bosses, few masks, moon and that weird house surrounded by mummies) -must be able to read -must have LOTS of patience -you may feel rushed at times (that's what makes its fun!) 'part from that this game is suitable for all ages...
age 10+

Good for the older Zelda fans. Like, 12+. Mainly because it's just not as appealing to younger fans.

This game was pretty good, but not super good. Ocarina was much better. My only concern is that the game is actually pretty creepy compared to Ocarina of Time. A slightly disturbing transformation video takes place each time you put on a mask that makes Link transform into a different type of character. Also, Majora is sadistic and all that. As for the Great Fairy, the graphics are so horrible it really is not an issue. Also, most kids may find that the fact they have a limited time to beat the game will be incredibly frustrating. You have to save the world from a moon crashing into the town (which is happening because of Majora). If you let the moon crash before going back in time (which also resets everything that happened in the world except for stuff you unlocked in temples. You also lose all your item and money stock), you have to start ALL OVER. Like, your game file is completely reset (correct me if I'm wrong. That happened to me when I did that.) But yeah, Ocarina is a much better choice than this. Even at 14, when I got it, I found it frustrating. It took me on and off 2 years to beat it. Ocarina took me almost 3 whole days, and it was a lot more fun. In short, the game is fine. It's just hard and frustrating for most younger kids who would like Zelda (almost exclusively because of the time limit, which is about 3 hours).

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Too much violence
age 9+

If you can get your hands on a N64, you MUST play this game.

For its generation, it's one of the best video games ever made. The quests and missions are incredibly fun, and all sorts of secrets and hidden items will keep you playing for hours. Violence is minimal, with sword-fighting, but very little blood, if any at all. All kids of parents who grew up in this generation should show their kids this amazing game.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models