Player Discovers Zelda Majora’s Mask Secret 20 Years After It Launched

A player has discovered a cool secret in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 20 years after the game had originally launched.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was first released for the N64 back in 2000, yet new secrets are still being discovered. However, this new secret in question was discovered by a programmer who almost quite literally, looked to the stars.

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When you start up just about any Legend of Zelda game, the player is asked to enter their name to be used when Link is being addressed. You can choose a new name of your choice or you could stick with using Link. For me personally, I often stick to the default Link name.

It’s written in the stars!

When a name is chosen it would be safe to assume that its purpose is for when being addressed in-game. However, there seems to be much more to your name being chosen than we first thought.

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Programmer @zel640, discovered some clever coding that results in the stars in the sky being uniquely generated depending on what the player has chosen as their name. “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?!,” said @zel640. “Huge thanks to Tharo for helping on this function as well.

It might be easily missed, but in a nutshell, if in one playthrough you chose your own name as the save file, the stars will align in a unique way. However, let’s say that you chose Link as your save name, the stars will align differently. Which is a cool little feature.

Have you ever noticed the stars align differently in multiple playthroughs of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask? If so, let us know across our social media channels. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is available for the N64, 3DS as well as GameCube.

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