One of the best remembered games on the Nintendo 64 is The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, a title with a dark plot that immediately became a favorite of many. More than 20 years have passed since its premiere and a secret that Termina’s sky was keeping has just been discovered.
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Did you ever turn to heaven from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask to see something other than the moon? Well, it seems that most did not, so it was only just this year that it was discovered that the stars that could be found are more special than it would have been thought.
According to one programmer, the stars that are found during the night in Termina are not the same for everyone who plays it, and their position may vary depending on the name you chose for your user.
Here you can see it:
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
– zeal. (@ zel640) November 27, 2021
As you surely know, each set of The Legend of Zelda allows you to enter a name for Link and until now it was thought that it only worked to personalize the experience in the texts of the game. But apparently that option had a bigger role to play and adorned the sky uniquely for each gamer.
The user @ zel640 is the one who made the discovery while studying the code of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, and managed to confirm that the skybox, which shows the stars in the sky, is actually formed with differences depending on the name you set within the game.
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Of course, this detail can only be found in the original version of the Nintendo 64, so if you want to observe in a better way, it may be useful to jump to the Astral Observatory within the game outside of Termina.
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