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Mario Maker, Zelda, Star Fox Coming to Nintendo Selects

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Three classic Nintendo 3DS games are joining the Nintendo Selects discount program: Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and Star Fox 64 3D. All three games will be available for $19.99 and sport the Nintendo Selects packaging starting Feb. 4.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS is the portable version of the Wii U hit that lets you make your own Super Mario levels. The editor includes four distinctive eras and dozens of items and special effects to create an infinite and endlessly replayable list of 2D levels. The 3DS version includes touch screen controls and 100 pre-assembled courses in the Super Mario Challenge. It’s rated E for Everyone.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is a 3D remaster of the 2000 classic sequel to Ocarina of Time. Link must race to save the city of Termina from destruction at the end of a crashing moon, using time-travel to help people, solve quests, and explore dungeons. It’s rated E10+.

Star Fox 64 3D is a remake of the 1997 Star Fox game for the Nintendo 64. Control Fox McCloud’s Arwing starship as you blast your way through the planets of the Lylat system and square off against the evil Dr. Andross. The 3DS version includes the original 64 Mode and a new 3DS Mode which includes improved balancing and objectives. A more difficult Expert mode can also be unlocked as you play. Star Fox 64 3D is rated E10+.

Nintendo Selects is an excellent way to pick up great first party Nintendo games for cheap, though currently there are no Switch games in the program. Other Nintendo Selects games include Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

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[Review] Majora’s Mask 3D

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Platforms: Nintendo New 3DSXL, 3DSXL, 3DS, 2DS
We Played On: 
3DSXL

Like all Zelda games, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for the Nintendo 3DS is an action-adventure puzzle game with fantasy elements. But Majora’s Mask is something special. For one, it’s an intensely emotional game. Its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, tells a heroic saga of good versus evil; in Majora’s Mask, the enemies are less clear. Link, the protagonist, spends most of his time helping the people around him, who have detailed stories, personalities, and problems.

I am in love with this game. Majora’s Mask 3D is crammed full of excellent conversation starters about friendship, grief, failure, and love. For Zelda fans, I consider it required reading.

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