After Zelda Ocarina of Time, another title in trouble with the Nintendo Switch Online emulator

Soon available via subscription Nintendo Switch OnlineFollowing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Timethat is Majora’s Mask, promises a visual embellishment. But this one should not be total, unless last minute corrections.

Already come out many times, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time had nevertheless managed to create a sensation again by being made available via the Nintendo Switch Online (NSO) subscription. Because the title remained devilishly effective, but also because its emulation was deficient.

Since then, Nintendo has somewhat revised its copy, without however offering a result that lives up to the monument thus carried. One could therefore wonder about the imminent arrival of Majora’s MaskfollowingOcarina of Timeon serving.

The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask: on the NSO, an unobvious transparency

Whereas The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask should only land on the NSO on February 25, 2022, in just a week, our colleagues from GameXplain were able to get their hands on this version and draw up a comparison with the original N64.

The opportunity, and it was expected, to discover or rediscover Majora’s Mask with sharp outlines. Remember that the game had already emerged for the first time on GameCube in a collector’s disc, a version which was also subject to a few crashes. A more extensively reworked version was then released on 3DS.

But beyond a globally enhanced visual for this release on the NSO, VGC points out that the emulator of the service visibly struggles to ensure transparency as convincing as on Nintendo 64. The difference would be obvious on a scene where Skull Kid appears surrounded by an aura. The latter appears more marked on the NSO, which seems to be explained, at least in part, by a transparency effect that is not very well transcribed.

In sum, Majora’s Mask would inherit its big brother’s flaws, but perhaps NSO users will live with it after a sigh. Both titles will remain available on the Wii U Virtual Console for a few more months.

Source: GameXplain YouTube account (via VGC)

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