The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask Easter Egg Revealed 21 Years After Release
The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask was first launched on 27th April 2000. Fast forward 21 years later and a new easter egg was discovered, and it’s quite an interesting one. Here’s what went down.
The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask New Easter Egg
So last night I discovered that the position of the stars in the sky in Majora’s Mask is randomized based off of… the player’s file name?! Huge thanks to Tharo for helping on this function as well. pic.twitter.com/aIqsZv9qPk
— zel. (@zel640) November 27, 2021
3D artist and programmer Zel recently discovered that the sky in The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask is actually unique for each player. Apparently, the position of the stars in the sky will differ depending on the player’s save file name.
He shared a screenshot on Twitter showing how the 8 characters for the file name will influence the position of the stars in the sky. This is pretty cool given that a game from two decades ago is capable of giving a view that is unique to them. As for how many different star arrangements you can get, it’s said to be quite a lot of variations.
As for why the developers opted to do this instead of a set skybox is unknown at this point in time. For those of you who aren’t aware, The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask was launched on 27th April 2000 for the Nintendo 64. It’s the sixth main installment of the popular franchise and the sequel to Ocarina of Time, which is also launched on the same platform.
In case you were wondering, this easter egg is not available in the 3DS re-release of The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask. If you want to see it for yourself, you need to play the original Nintendo 64 version of the game.
Pokdepinion: This is a pretty cool easter egg, especially considering that not many games today have that kind of minute detail being put in by the developers. It also makes me think that there are a lot more things we may have missed with older games.