Video Game History: Zelda Cameos in Other Video Games

Link Cameo Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven stars SNES

While there are plenty of hidden references to the series in many video games, TV shows, and comics; the Zelda series doesn’t get as much in-game cameos as Mario does. But Link does make a few cameos here and there. One of his early ones was in Super Mario RPG where he’s sleeping in a house.

Zelda whistle in Super Mario Bros 3 NES

Most people didn’t realize that the Warp Whistle in Super Mario Bros. 3 is just like the one in the original Legend of Zelda. Even plays the same sound.

Piantissimo Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo Gamecube

A really vague one is Piantissimo from Super Mario Sunshine. His natural talent for running is a reference to the running-man in Ocarina of Time, and the Post-man in Majora’s Mask.

Kirby Sword ability zelda cameo

Kirby likes Link so much that he borrows his trademark hat and sword in most of the series.

Tetris DS zelda stage Nintendo DS

I also remember Link’s Zelda Stage in Tetris DS. Very sweet.

Link Soul Calibur II Nintendo Gamecube

And I loved him as a character in Soul Calibur II for Nintendo Gamecube. The other 2 versions didn’t have Link.

Master sword Link tunic Animal Crossing

I really want to get Animal Crossing 3DS since I can now combine two of my favorite series.

Zelda swords Nintendoland WiiU

Ditto for Nintendo Land’s Battle Quest mode. Multiplayer-mode with the ability to be Links? Count me in!

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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