whereas The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Initially released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000, it looks like there’s still a secret or two lurking in the game. One such discovery has recently been unveiled by a programmer who found that the stars in the sky are not the same for everyone playing it.

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Like many other RPGs, Zelda: Majora’s Mask Lets players enter a name for their save and playable character, allowing them to use it instead of the name ‘Link’. While most probably thought it was only used in cutscenes and to differentiate each file from one another, it turned out that it had a large role in making the sky special for each player.


A programmer, @zel640, was considering code for Majora’s Mask That’s when he made the interesting discovery, and later shared it with Twitter. Skybox, which displays the stars in the sky, is actually generated uniquely based on what the player sets as their save file name. While the dreaded moon in the sky may be the biggest attention grabber, those who study the sky will find that the stars are in different positions from one location to another, as long as the file names differ.

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It’s an interesting development, and still unique among games today. While Skyboxes have come a long way over the past two decades, improvements have primarily focused on making the skies more realistic and visually appealing. Creating a unique series of constellations for each player does not play a role in the game itself, so it is unclear who it was. Majora’s MaskHad scrapped content, a canceled quest line, or just a bizarre experiment Nintendo entered into the title.

Unfortunately, this oddity is only true for the N64 version. Zelda: Majora’s Mask, The game’s portable Nintendo 3DS remake doesn’t continue the trend, with every player’s Skybox looking the same. There were several notable differences in Majora’s Mask The remake, however, shouldn’t come as a big surprise that it didn’t go ahead either.

over the past few years, Ocarina of Time And Majora’s Mask It has been found that a lot of cut, scraped or otherwise modified material is hidden in their files. While it’s been decades since his release, Zelda: Ocarina of Time The whole thing was recently deciphered by a team of programmers, and Nintendo Gigalick has revealed beta data for the game. Only time will tell whether many more secrets will be revealed in future.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Available for the N64, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo GameCube.

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