Retro Wrap-Up: Majora’s Mask Edition

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

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Majora's Mask | Retro Wrap-Up

Among the many things that happened this past week, one of the more memorable was the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. While it tried really hard to be overshadowed by the new Monster Hunter, the New 3DS and the next wave of amiibo, the remake of the Zelda classic takes top billing for the week’s events. Whether you really love it or were frustrated beyond belief, Majora’s Mask offered an experience not found elsewhere in the series.

Since this week’s Retro Wrap-Up celebrates the 3DS remake of this dark and spooky entry in the Zelda franchise, the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team–in other words, me–has unearthed some TV spots for the original game. Some of these ads live up to the “dark and spooky” hype the game had. For an added bonus, you can see the trailer shown at E3 back in 2000. Can you believe this game was originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000? Can you believe 2000 is now 15 years ago?

Here are the highlights from this past week

REVIEWS & PREVIEWS:

ORIGINAL CONTENT:

NEWS:

Just as we did last week, let’s start with the new Xenoblade Chronicles X news. There was quite a bit.

And in other news…

Be sure to check out our Operation Recap on our YouTube channel for an alternate take on this week’s news.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for retro commercials, let us know by either Facebook, Twitter, or just leave a good old-fashioned comment below.

About Eric Chetkauskas

Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.