Majora's Mask

Seahorse is Missing



Seahorse is Missing (SHIM) are puzzle hacks where the Seahorse 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 SHIM 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.

Apparently some small brained gamer known as jess57329 stole the seahorse from the fisherman in Great Bay, and hid it somewhere in Termina.


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 are what will lead the player to the hidden Seahorse. 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

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 Seahorse.

Start with:

  • Ocarina of Time
  • Deku Mask
  • Song of Healing
  • Song of Time
  • Magic Meter

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 Seahorse chest on the map.


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.


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.


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 to your blockers whitelist in order for the tracker to function.


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
Wii Virtual Console
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5