Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Look Into Video Games: Mario in Zelda

 Since legendary game-developer Shigeru Miyamoto created both the Mario and the Zelda series, Nintendo's favorite plumber and his friends make quite a few appearances in the Zelda series. Like a Mario painting in a house in A Link to the Past.
 But not just Mario appears, but the Chain-Chomps as well. An interesting thing to note is that they were intended to be in the Zelda games first, but ended up having their initial appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3 in 1988. 
 They also made an appearance in Link's Awakening, as Bowwow who symbolized a dog. The reason for this is that the Chain-Chomps were inspired by a dog that scared Shigeru Miyamoto as a child. 
 Link's Awakening has a lot of Mario cameos to say the least. Luigi got demoted to raising chickens. 
 Some girl think she looks like Princess Peach. 
 And you can win a Yoshi doll in a mini-game. I loved this one. 
 Wart also made an appearance with his original Japanese name Mamu. Instead of being an evil boss like in Mario, he's a good ally who teaches Link a song. 
 In Ocarina of Time, you can notice that Hyrule Castle loves Super Mario 64
And that the Happy Mask Salesman in Majora's Mask is also a Mario fan. I can't blame him. 


DWei said...

Heh, I really need to get around to playing the Gameboy one.

Shaw said...

you missed two zelda character that are very obvious homages to mario and luigi ;)

Bob Bushell said...

I've never seen it!

The Offender said...

The Mario universe is clearly the far distant past of the Zelda universe.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Glad you you like this game, Mario and Zelda are one of my favorites ! Luigi too ....

Adam said...

I already did one about Talon and Ingo before, along with a couple others.