It’s unknown how exactly Zero was reincarnated, but two things are certain; he’s back and he is pissed. Taking on the appearance of a fallen angel, complete with a halo and red wings, 02 actually cries blood in his concept art, and small splotches of what appears to be blood come out of his eye with every hit it takes. This is the first and only appearance of blood in a Kirby game, and it definitely gets the impact it was looking for. After his defeat, 02 and the Dark Matter deteriorate into nothing, and are finally vanquished for good. However, Dark Matter recently starting seeping back into the games in Planet Robobot… Perhaps Zero will return as 03 someday…? The Zombies from Conker’s Bad Fur Day While not exactly what you’d call a “kids” game, Conker’s Bad Fur Day is still not the kind of game where you’d expect to be legitimately scared. It’s a mostly raunchy and comedic adventure, taking jabs at Rare’s usual cutesy gameworlds as seen in Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64, complete with googly eyes on damn near everything.
However, things get a little spooky whenever you enter the aptly named “spooky” chapter. In this chapter, Conker travels to his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Count Batula’s mansion. An angry village mob soon arrives at the front door, revealing that Count Batula is a vampire. Shocker. Conker and Batula team up, and put the villagers into a grinder, killing them and feeding their blood directly to the Count. Eventually the Count becomes so overweight, and ends up falling into the grinder himself, killing him. Afterwards, Conker is left alone in the mansion, when suddenly the dead rise to attack. These Zombies are presumably the remains of the villagers from earlier in the night, and are actually quite frightening. They have unpleasant gurgling moaning noises, and feature bloody and decaying flesh all over their bodies, in addition to a rotting eyeball hanging from their eye socket. Soon enough, the mansion is full of them and the only way out is through them. Like many Zombies throughout different forms of media, these Zombies can only be killed with a shot to the head The gameplay switches to a third-person shooter for this segment, completing the whole ‘Resident Evil’ feeling this chapter oozes.
Again, while not a children’s game, let’s not pretend like we didn’t all play, or at least try to play this game when we were younger. I guess this level put us back in our places, running back to our Super Mario 64s and Banjo-Kazooies. Although they had their fair share of scares too, so it looks like nowhere is safe. The Moon From Majora’s Mask Honestly, we could fill an entire list of entries just from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. The game has no shortage of absolutely horrifying characters, from the Skull Kid, to the Happy Mask Salesman to the Majora’s Mask itself. But for now, we’re going to be looking at the one character who is with you for your entire journey. The constant reminder that looms over your head to make sure you know that time is running out, and everyone you know will be dead soon. The Moon from Majora’s Mask makes sure you feel rushed and panicked everytime you look up in the sky as he gets closer and closer with each passing day. Visible from just about every outdoor area in the game, the Moon slowly creeps down towards Termina until the third and final day where it makes impact with the ground and kills everyone.
Furthermore, the Moon has a constant look of pure anger as it stares down at you. It’s unclear if this is the actual moon from the sky, or an original creation made by the Majora’s Mask. It is rather strange how small it is compared to the actual moon in other Zelda games, but this could be explained by Termina being a in different dimension from Hyrule. There is no mention of the Triforce or Zelda in Termina afterall. Towards the beginning of the game, a gem falls from the Moon, called the Moon’s Tear. Did this thing cry? Could it be possible that the Moon doesn’t want this? Is it being forced down to the ground against its will? Is it even sentient? These are all questions that have no answers, and perhaps its best that they remain unanswered. Despite its obvious rocky exterior, the final area of the game takes place on the surface of the Moon, depicted as a sunny meadow with a single large tree in the middle. Butterflies float about as four masked children run around the tree, with a lone child wearing the Majora’s Mask sitting underneath the tree. The Moon is truly an enigma in the world of Termina. Early screenshots of the game show a faceless moon, with the ugly face we’ve come to fear being added in later. Well, it certainly made those short three days feel a lot shorter, so I guess the face got the job done. Let’s be thankful that the Moon doesn’t have a face in any other Zelda game. Or in real life for that matter.