The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is the second 3D Zelda game to hit the Nintendo 64 just two years after its predecessor, Ocarina of Time. Most of the base gameplay and ideas are fairly recognizable from the previous title, but things get more interesting here. Majora’s Mask starts off with Link traveling through the woods when all of the sudden he is tricked by fairies and a character we’ve come to know as Skull Kid. Skull Kid then proceeds to steal Link’s ocarina, kidnap and get rid of his horse, and transform him into a Deku scrub. This sets up the motivation for the player to want revenge as well as the desire to become human again. One of the fairies that was part of Skull Kid’s schemes is busy pestering you when a door closes behind the escaping pranksters, leaving her stuck behind with you. You two are then reluctantly paired to help one another. The fairy, Tatl, needs you to safely bring her back to Skull Kid, and you need Tatl to direct you to him. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the first 3D Zelda game released on the Nintendo 64. This review is assuming you are already familiar with Zelda games or have read my review on The Legend of Zelda for NES. The reason for this is because it does many of the common Zelda things you would come to expect. Let’s just be honest and admit that you probably already know a lot about the Zelda series and Ocarina of Time just from hearing everyone else talk about it so much. There’s not much I can add to the conversation of its praise. However, I’d like to still try and talk about some ways that the game is unique. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is a 2D top-down adventure game developed by Capcom and Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. It’s part of the Legend of Zelda series. The main story is basically that you, the apprentice of a blacksmith, go to the village festival with your friend, who just so happens to be Princess Zelda. You witness the award ceremony for the winner of a sword fighting competition. However, an evil being tries to steal the award, a sacred blade. The blade shatters due to the powers hidden inside Zelda and in return, the evil sorcerer turns Zelda to stone. So it’s up to you to restore the blade and battle the evil being in order to save Zelda. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap”

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is another installment in the action adventure series of Zelda games and was released on the Nintendo Wii and GameCube. This review will be assuming you either know about The Legend of Zelda series or that you have read my first review of the first Legend of Zelda game. So by this point you should already know all the basics of Zelda games. It would also be helpful to be familiar with Ocarina of Time specifically. The most basic plot is that you get transformed into a wolf creature, encounter a strange being of the Twilight realm, and decide that you need each other’s help in order to reach your own goals. You want to become human again, and the creature, Midna, wants to get back to her home to save it. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)”

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is an installment in the Legend of Zelda series of action adventure games on Game Boy. If you’d like to know more about what a Zelda game is like then you can check out my review on the first title The Legend of Zelda. Link’s Awakening was originally planned to be a Game Boy port of the Super Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. However, due to some history lesson I don’t know all the details on it became its own game. Basically, you are sailing in a storm and end up shipwrecked on the shore of a mysterious island. You awaken in the house of the people that found you unconscious on shore. From this point on, it’s up to you to figure out where exactly you are and how to leave the island. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening”