Majora's Mask

Ice Arrow is Missing

ROM HACK by JIMMIE1717

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The "hidden" West Clock Town owl statue has been modified to work differently. More details are available below in the information section.

WHAT IS ICE ARROW IS MISSING?

Ice Arrow is Missing (IAIM) are puzzle hacks where the Ice Arrow has been hidden some where in the game and cryptic clues have been left behind that lead to it's location. The clues can mean a range of things: from a specific time of day, the amount of a specific object in a room, or to certain events that happen in the game. It's up to the player to solve the clues and get back what is rightfully theirs!

The clues are not necessarily restricted to Majora's Mask specifically. What this means is that clues could possibly be a phrase or a saying used in every day life. A clue could be something from a book, film, song lyric or anything at all! Generally when clues like this are used a specific word or words will be highlighted to signify they are more important.

Every Part of IAIM are their own unique puzzle. No two Parts are alike. Just because the player may solve one does not necessarily mean they will be able to solve another.

Before we ran into you we ran into some other kid in the Lost Woods. Said his name was ProbablyButter? … Anyway Skull Kid took his Ice Arrow and hid it some where in Termina. And it is up to you to find it!

INFORMATION

Below is some general information about the ROM Hack. Make sure to look over them otherwise you may end up wasting time on something that doesn't work how you think it might.

THE CLUES

The clues are what will lead the player to the hidden Ice Arrow. They follow the criteria listed below.

Clues are:

  • Wooden Square Signs
  • May be hidden inside other Objects
  • Accessible without Glitches
  • Present all 3 Days / Nights

Clues are NOT:

  • Wooden Arrow Signs
  • Invisible
  • Placed Out of Bounds
NEW FILES

When a file is created the first set of 3 days are already completed. Players will not have to play out the long static intro where they would otherwise be stuck in Deku Link form. This means players can jump right into playing the game and go searching for the clues and Ice Arrow.

Start with:

  • Ocarina of Time
  • Deku Mask
  • Song of Healing
  • Song of Time
  • Magic Meter
  • Mask Transformation Cutscenes cleared
MAPS & COMPASSES

All Tingles, Dungeon Maps, and Compasses are removed. This is to prevent the possibility of just getting a map and/or compass and then be able to see the hidden Ice Arrow chest on the map.

THE MOON

Going to the Moon is much quicker. When entering the Top of the Clock Tower it will take the player straight to the Moon. This means Oath to Order is not required to get there. I felt this was the best option if I wanted to place any clues on the Moon. Additionally talking to the Child with Majora's Mask on will allow the player to go back to South Clock Town.

AREA VERSIONS

Some areas have two versions of it such as Southern Swamp. There are the Poisoned and Cleaned Swamp. If the clue location specifically mentions one the clue will only be present in that one. It will not exist in the other. If the clue location doesn't specifically mention one then it will appear in both.

IKANA CANYON AND STONE TOWER

Normally Ice Arrows are suppose to be required to access upper Ikana Canyon and Stone Tower. A Deku Flower has been added to allow access to these areas for casual players. This allows for clues to be placed in these areas while still allowing casual players to access them.

WEST CLOCK TOWN OWL STATUE

In West Clock Town the owl statue from South Clock Town can be seen near the upper exit. However, it is NOT the South Clock Town owl statue. It is a separate owl statue entirely and simply placed for appearences.

A very well known glitch called Index Warp can be done by activating the owl statue in West Clock Town and no others. This glitch allows the player to warp to any of the owl statues in the game without ever having to activate them. It is possible, however, to hard crash the game using this glitch.

Due to seeing some casual players making use of this glitch just trying to save themselves some time and then ending up crashing their games I decided to change how this owl statue works. If at any point the player activates this West Clock Town owl statue it will not only activate itself, but it will also activate all of the normal ten owl statues in the game as well.

CLUE TRACKER

To help the player keep track of their clues and where they found them so that they don't forget a tracker is provided. This can also be used to show the clues on stream if the player is live streaming their gameplay. This can make it easy for viewers to also see what clues have been found and where they were found.

For setting up the tracker initially click on a clue, if it highlights with blue then this clue is now active. Select a location from the list to set this clue to that location. At anytime the player can click on the text of a clue and edit it. Clue text can by highlighted by clicking and dragging to select the text to highlight. Once it is selected, right click to highlight it.

Special Note: Due to my filenaming of the tracker it is possible it won't want to function at first. This will more than likely be due to an adblocking extension for your webbrowser if you have one. If this is the case for you, then you will need to add iaim.jimmie1717.com to your blockers whitelist in order for the tracker to function.

DOWNLOAD

Ready to get started? Select the part for the version you would like to play. The ROM Patcher will open and automatically begin fetching the patch file. Then open the ROM and apply the patch.

Note: You must always use the Nintendo 64 ROM. Even for patching the Wii Virtual Console version.

Nintendo 64
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17
Part 18
Part 19
Part 20
Part 21
Part 22
Part 23
Wii Virtual Console
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17
Part 18
Part 19
Part 20
Part 21
Part 22
Part 23

Some parts were either difficult or not entirely designed how I would have liked them to be due to not knowing how to make the changes necessary to achieve what I wanted. These parts were later revised to make them easier or reflect what I actually wanted.

The original versions are still available below, however any quality of life changes that were later added are also applied to these versions for consistency.

Nintendo 64
Part 6
Part 9
Wii Virtual Console
Part 6
Part 9