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Zelda: Majora's Mask came to me in a dream - Koizumi

Koizumi reveals his inspiration

Yoshiaki Koizumi has told Official Nintendo Magazine that the idea for The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask came to him as he was idly daydreaming.

Unlike Shigeru Miyamoto who draws inspiration from real life, the Ocarina Of Time director told us that dreams have provided him with ideas for games.

"Occasionally I also take images from dreams. Perhaps I am a little bit different from Mr Miyamoto in that sense.

"So if I could just give an example of one of those idle daydreams that turns into an idea for a game, I would look up at the moon and think about what would happen if the moon started to fall towards Earth. From that idea we moved onto the world in Majora's Mask which is threatened by being destroyed by the moon."

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Koizumi must have pretty weird daydreams if he imagines the moon being like the one in Majora's Mask.

After all, as we said in our Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Virtual Console review, the N64 adventure is the most twisted Zelda game ever.

Hands-up who would like to see it being remade for 3DS?

You can read the full interview with Yoshiaki Koizumi in the August issue of Official Nintendo Magazine when it goes on sale on Thursday 7 July. The issue is with subscribers now. Want to make sure you receive ONM before it reaches the shops? Subscribe now!

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