Fan-made tribute to a beloved character sparks nostalgia for the classic Nintendo 64 adventure game.
There’s something magical about revisiting a game from your childhood. For me, that game is The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64, Majora’s Mask offered a unique twist on the classic Zelda formula.
Set in the bizarre land of Termina, the game follows Link as he tries to save the world from a rapidly falling moon. But that’s not all – the game also features a time loop mechanic, until they discover a way to stop the moon from falling, players are made to repeat the same three days repeatedly.
For many fans, Majora’s Mask is one of the most beloved entries in the Zelda franchise. So when a fan created an impressive 3D model of the game’s masked troublemaker, Skull Kid, it’s no surprise that the internet took notice.
The model, created by Reddit user VioLXIV, is a vibrant and colorful tribute to the iconic character. Using a retro-inspired art style that harkens back to the Nintendo DS Legend of Zelda titles, the 3D-modeled creation is a stunning representation of Skull Kid. As the animated antagonist spins around slowly, wearing the most powerful of the 24 masks from Majora’s Mask, he’s accompanied by his fairy companions Tatl and Tael.
Redditors were quick to praise the impressive fan creation. Many complimented VioLXIV on their use of the retro-inspired art style, with one commenter saying that they had “always loved DS-era 3D models.”
Others praised the amount of detail packed into the Skull Kid model and shared their desire to revisit Majora’s Mask after seeing the unique fan art.
It’s clear that Majora’s Mask has a special place in the hearts of many gamers. The game’s dark and twisted world, along with its unique time loop mechanic, set it apart from other entries in the Zelda franchise. And while some players found the time loop frustrating, for others, it added an extra layer of challenge and complexity to the game.
For those who grew up with Majora’s Mask, seeing a fan’s impressive 3D model of Skull Kid is a reminder of the game’s lasting impact. It’s a testament to the power of nostalgia and the way that games can shape our memories and experiences.
But the fan-made model also speaks to the enduring popularity of the Zelda franchise. With the rave reviews following the July 16, 2021 release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game, it’s clear that the series is still as popular as ever.
A final word
In the end, the impressive 3D model of Skull Kid is a reminder of the enduring power of games and the creativity of the gaming community. It’s a tribute to a classic game that has captured the hearts of gamers for over two decades, and it’s a testament to the passion and dedication of fans who continue to keep the spirit of Majora’s Mask alive.