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Majora's Mask Redux

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Description:

Majora’s Mask Redux is a hack that aims to improve the original experience of Majora’s Mask by adding some QoL improvements by applying the ASM patches provided by the Majora’s Mask Randomizer project by Saneki and its contributors.

Documentation for the majority of the features can be seen here:


Main Features:

  • D-PAD can now be used to access all three transformation masks and the ocarina, allowing a total of seven items to be accessible at all times. Note that this means that the map is no longer possible to toggle off. NB: In the download there are included two patches: both provide the exact same changes except for the position of the D-PAD HUD (left or right on the screen).
  • When using the bow, magic arrows can be cycled in a similar fashion to wind waker’s magic arrows by setting one and pressing the “R” button.
  • Ocarina can now be used underwater as Zora Link.
  • Increased block pushing speed.
  • Increased Mikau pushing speed to shore.
  • Correct Purple and Gold rupee colors.
  • Permanent Razor Sword.
  • 4th Piece of Heart Sound Effect fix by ozidual (Fix Publicly available: https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/zelda64/mm-piece-of-heart-sequence-numbers-t969.html?sid=be5374d9252ef4f5c14b2678f97f5b30#p10168 )
  • - Mushroom Bottle Get Item fix by fkualol (Fix Publicly available: https://wiki.cloudmodding.com/mm/Talk:Ovl_player_actor/Get_Items )
  • Restored Title Screen colors to match that of the Japanese title screen (ZELDA in purple, THE LEGEND OF & MAJORA’S MASK in a yellow-ish color)
  • Text script revisions and restorations from other MM versions (including Japanese v1.0, PAL and even from Majora’s Mask 3D)
  • Retranslations for the Great Bay Turtle, Lulu’s Diary and Deku Butler’s texts, localized based on the Japanese release.
  • Missing or misplaced Sound Effects that play alongside the script have been properly restored
  • Unused Area titles missing in MM (U) v1.0 from MM (J) v1.0 have been restored, and well as new ones added back based on Majora’s Mask 3D.
  • Uncensored Skull Kid face and beak ported from MM (J) v1.0.
  • Cleansed Southern Swamp map object fixes ported from the Poisoned Swamp map data from MM (U) v1.0.
  • Restored the Deku Palace grottos route, ported from MM (J) v1.0.
  • Move the Bomber Kid when doing the Hide & Seek to be next to the bell in East Clock Town, ported from MM (J) v1.0.
  • Zora Physics ported over from MM (J) v1.0
  • Fix the Goht cutscene so he doesn’t run over Link, ported from MM (J) v1.1.
  • Restore the Shop Music to have its full intro, like in MM (J) v1.0.
  • Custom Troupe Leader’s Mask item name graphics (and text).
  • Custom Romani Ranch fixed sign.
  • Comma graphic fix ported from MM PAL.
  • Ikana Canyon’s Fairy Fountain color fix by Dybbles.
  • All vanilla elements (cutscenes, introduction and first cycle, rewards) are retained.

TODO:

  • (WIP - Missing code for switching) Custom Ocarina icons for other instruments when Link changes forms (Like in Majora’s Mask 3D).

New instruments overwrite unused items, which can be loaded for testing via cheat codes. The C-Button icons, item descriptions, item names and subscreen icons are all in place, all that’s needed is the code to make them switch properly when Link changes form: Slingshot ($0B) for Deku Pipes, Blue Fire ($1C) for Goron Drums, and Hylian Loach ($26) for Zora Guitar. Deku Pipes are completely new, Goron Drums and Zora Guitar are ported over from unused assets from MM (J) v1.0.

Current on-going thread about the Ocarina Icons: https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=31054.0


What if you want to have the censored Skull Kid wooden face from the US release? Or maybe you like the original Deku Palace route instead of the Japanese one?

That and MUCH more can easily be changed, thanks to an amazing software called Patcher64+ Tool, which allows you to toggle whatever feature you want on or off according to your liking, so you can create your own custom Majora’s Mask Redux ROM! You can download the software here if you want to customize your own ROM patch:

The tool depends on a computer with PowerShell support. Windows 10 is recommended, but other OS that can install PowerShell could also be used.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Legend of Zelda, The - Majora's Mask (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo - Nintendo 64 (BigEndian) (20200502-232230)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: d6133ace5afaa0882cf214cf88daba39e266c078
  • File/ROM CRC32: b428d8a7

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
SanekiHackingPrimary hacking and ASM work.
MarocHackingMM Randomizer rewrite and main Redux hacking
ShadowOne333HackingFixes/changes ported from other MM versions, uncensoring, text revamp and other custom assets
GhostlyDarkOriginal HackingCorrect rupee colors
darklord92Original HackingPermanent Razor Sword
fkualolOriginal Hacking4th Piece of Heart SFX fix
ozidualOriginal HackingMushroom Bottle Get Item fix
AdmentusOriginal WorkPatcher64+ Tool developer

User Review Information

Way more features than advertised

Reviewed By: Haz on 18 Sep 2021

Nothing much to say on this hack really, it’s fantastic. Removes all of the old n64 jank and allows the 64 version of MM to stand alongside the 3DS version (with the Restoration mod of course).

Something I think new players should be aware of, though, is that when using Patcher64+ the amount of features here far exceed what the RHDN page entails. I want to list some of the major additions so that you can make an informed choice on whether you want to play this or the modded 3DS version.

  • 16:9 Widescreen
  • Extended Draw distance
  • Customizable sound effects for all instruments and even the low health beep
  • Customizable colours for clothes and UI elements
  • Customizable Hero Mode (with the option of enabling a Master Quest romhack)
  • Customizable Ammo and Wallet capacities (so you can bump them up to more reasonable values like future games/remasters)
  • Countless other tweaks, fixes and restorations for the world, controls, text, literally anything and everything
  • Granular control over all of these options

It’s all fantastic work, never touch the original version ever again.

Version 2.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Way more features than advertisedHaz18 Sep 20212.0Yes
And just like that it surpasses the 3DS versionPurePixels06 Jun 20201.1Yes
Main Issues of MM Fixed and then someClaudeDixon04 Jun 20201.1Yes
L BUTTON TOGGLES MAP.wiiluvglover6418 May 20201.1Yes
Fantasticifightdragons08 May 20201.0Yes
Much needed hacks for this gameMattKimura06 May 20201.0Yes