Legend of Zelda, The: Majora's Mask
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  • Reach the end having only played the Song of Time once. (Must Redo Prologue)

    177 (159) of 4,798 – 3.69%

    3.31% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.69% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by MoonLegend on: 05 Dec, 2017 01:54
    Last modified: 26 Jul, 2023 19:06

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    DynamixDJ 19 Apr 2023 14:46
    I have gone one step further and created an in-depth walkthrough for this cheevo:

    Dumelax 2 May 2023 14:40
    Came here after watching Smiffic's video. Glad to see it here, hehehe
    lovelessrapture 9 May 2023 10:06
    So is the owl statues allowed? Or it has to be done in one straight run?
    Mutawarrior 9 May 2023 10:57
    Yup they are.
    FreudianLisp 15 Jun 2023 14:02
    If you miss the Epona deadline, this is a good backup (if you can bomb hover. If you can’t then you might want to try anyway because it’s pretty easy in MM):


    This skips Garo mask, and you can get over the Ikana fences and great bay fence with a Goron Bomb Jump just like at the beginning of the video. Those are the only three things you need Epona for.
    FreudianLisp 20 Jun 2023 02:59
    WOW that was rough. I forgot that skipping the ranch means you can’t get milk which means you can’t go through the bottom of the well. I had to learn to skip past the sun block and get the mirror shield from the back way. Then with only a few hours left, I had to skip the majority of STT, including learning the BK skip for the first time… and doing it all with only 3 hearts was pretty crazy.
    professorgascan 4 Jul 2023 13:04
    Never played this game before so I don't really understand what's involved with this but am I right in thinking it's a 5 or 6 hour run with no save allowed?
    DynamixDJ 4 Jul 2023 13:21
    That's basically correct, but you can span it over two or three sessions if you're prepared to keep your comp running with the game paused.
    FreudianLisp 4 Jul 2023 14:58
    You don't need to leave the game running, you just can't make any "hard" saves with the song of time to reset the clock. Owl saves are "soft" saves that do not reset the clock and will be deleted after loading the save 1 time.

    You are free to save with owl statues as much as you want and even save scum in-game by duplicating the owl save to the second slot in the file select menu. Can confirm first-hand that the achievement still pops after abusing this to its fullest.

    1) Save at an owl right before a tricky part
    2) At file select, duplicate the file to the second slot as a backup
    3) Load back into the first file and make the attempt
    4) If you mess up, reset the game. The owl save is now gone and slot 1 is reverted back to the last "hard" save (the beginning of the game in this case)
    5) Delete slot 1, and duplicate slot 2 (the backup owl save) onto slot 1
    6) Repeat from step 3 until you get a run good enough to keep
    Dumelax 4 Jul 2023 17:23
    Ayo nice! Thanks for sharing the tips! Might come useful if I need additional strategies. Thank you for sharing more ways of playing!
    professorgascan 4 Jul 2023 21:29
    Cheers all, and thanks for the tip @Freudian. I only played ocarina of time back in the day, so I’m looking forward to finding out what majoras mask has in store.
    DynamixDJ 5 Jul 2023 09:02
    If it helps, I've created an in-depth video guide for this cheevo:

    professorgascan 5 Jul 2023 10:00
    That's awesome, cheers!
    boostergaming4 23 Jul 2023 02:37
    this achievement shouldn't be on main set this is just for ultra hard fans
    now i have to study this shit just to get jpeg saying i beat game on first 3 day cycle
    kinda ruins the fun...
    Jazmataz 23 Jul 2023 04:34
    You don‘t have to do it mate.
    Don’t focus on the Badging/Master every Thing here.
    Dumelax 23 Jul 2023 08:32
    For someone who's that deep in Super Mario 64, you shouldn't be afraid of an achievement like this one. I genuinely think while quite difficult, it's a really fun challenge! The planning and execution that go around it can make for a great time. I sure am looking forward to it.
    boostergaming4 23 Jul 2023 17:39
    i love Majora's mask and i just wanted normal set that i master for getting 100% completion on the game
    but yeah i guess i shouldn't master everything here
    i loved retroachievements becuz it shows my progress in old games that i love so much but challenges like these i really don't know
    well try this someday
    26 Jul 2023 19:06
    Thoreau edited this achievement's description.
    SolidarityGG 16 Jan 2024 00:48
    MM needs a speedrun and/or glitch showcase set for this and easily a few dozen other things I can think of...OoT has one, its a travesty MM doesn't given it has many similar kinds of tricks and such.
    Rampagingtaru 16 Jan 2024 06:24
    I think it comes down to the first day and making it to Epona. So if you make it to Epona during night 1 I would back up that save. I followed a guide but also skipped a lot of the optional the guide was collecting. Example do you really need extra heart containers when you've already beat it on 3 hearts. While the guide was collecting that stuff I was advancing the dungeons. I did mess up with the gold sword lol I wasn't paying attention to the time and lost my chance on that. But that magic milk helps so much. Just use some of that extra time to get the fairy sword. I had the entire night of day 3 leftover by the time the dungeons were over.

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