Did You Know Gaming – Link’s Awakening and Mamu

DaveyDecember 11th, 2012 by Davey

This one may be obvious to those of you who have played Super Mario Bros 2. and Link’s Awakening, but a curious part of Link’s Awakening is that it features the final boss of Super Mario Bros. 2. Though they serve different roles in the two games, there’s no doubt that they’re the same character, and they even share the same name. Hit the jump for more!

So this Did You Know Gaming, I’ll admit, is a little lame. Link’s Awakening is practically a collection of other Nintendo characters thrown on a single island, and even other Zelda games did a similar thing, such as Ocarina of Time’s Talon and Ingo. Link’s Awakening features a plethora of Nintendo character cameos, such as the Chain Chomp, Yoshi, and Kirby. Some of the characters in-game even break the fourth wall with their dialogue.

So maybe a weak theory about Super Mario Bros. 2’s and Link’s Awakening’s plot consisting of dreams, considering the appearance of other Nintendo characters, but overall an interesting piece of trivia.

Source: Did You Know Gaming?

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  • Bryan21

    I figured after chain chomp that any other characters in Link’s Awakening that looked at all similar to mario characters, were in fact from the mario world. So this isn’t a surprise except for the name actually being Mamu in Mario 2.

  • VikzeLink

    Well, I didn’t know this, but that may be because I’ve never played Super Mario Bros. 2 ^^

    • Ness1985

      How old are you?

      • VikzeLink

        Im 19 and 1/2, first console was N64, I’ve played the first Super Mario Bros. on my GBC

        • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

          If you can, find some way to play Super Mario All Stars. It’s a Super Nintendo game with re-hashed copies of the first three Mario Bros. games and the original Mario Bros. 2.

        • faror

          im 13 and my first concole was N64. while my 2 older sisters were painting there nails me and my 3 older bros would be playing mario 64 and yes i was about 3 at the time i also played moster trucks, mario cart and super smash bros on N64. and the reson im hooked on zelda now is cuz when i was 6 i watched my bro play oot. and then for 4 years i dreamed of playing it always thinking about it then when i was 10 my sister got TP and last year i got oot. after 7 years of waiting my dream came true!

  • Owen

    So, if you dream in a video game, a frog will be there?

  • Lucky Elkaa

    Well, in the French version of Link’s Awakening, he’s called Wart, so it’s even more obvious.

  • firecrb

    Turns out the mario developers found a different game they slapped the SM2 title on

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

      Super Mario Bros. 2 was never released in America under its actual name, instead we got Doki Doki Panic with Mario characters thrown in. We eventually got the real SMB2 as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

  • http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005S0W0MS/?tag=signalpublis-20 Thareous

    …Mamu looks like a bloated Yoshi who ate too much Happy Fruit.

    • soul

      correction; if the KING yoshi got bloated and ate too much happy fruit

  • Vaati101

    I vaguely remember Mamu in Link’s Awakening, but after seeing it again I guess it’s completely valid to make that assumption.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Memo-Torres/736818452 Memo Torres

    I never got to play the Gameboy Color Legend of Zelda games :'(
    Anyone know if they are downloadable games on the Wii or 3DS?

    • npatoray24

      Me neither, i wonder…

    • Vaati101

      So far Link’s Awakening is available on the 3DS e-shop only.

      • Turtles!

        I really hope the Oracles series will be added to the 3ds,though.

  • faror


    • Linkfan99

      I haven’t even played it, nor do I know anyone who has played it , and even I know that it is a dream.

      • baileygirl99

        Me too.:-S

      • faror

        I probably would have known that too but I don’t like to read a lot about the
        plots of games I plan on playing. Normally I know the whole plot of games.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dylan.m.prouty Dylan Mandalore Prouty

      You spelled “Farore” wrong. Just saying.
      But still, it’s not worth getting that worked up over.

    • http://twitter.com/bgorch01 Shadowe102gamma

      It’s called Link’s “Awakening” for pete’s sake!

  • Avia Rayne

    That’s so weird, because I knew Mamu was from a different game, but didn’t even KNOW it was from another Nintendo game!

  • BlackRaven6695

    Also in Link’s Awakening you can find Totaka’s Song, A Yoshi Doll, Chain Chomps, Bloopers, Boos, Cheep-Cheeps, Goombas, Piranha Plants, Pokeys, Shy Guys, Thwomps, Bob-ombs and Kirby.

  • Linkfan99

    wouldn’t it have been faster, shorter, and easier to say “subconscious” instead of “subcon (short for subconscious)”?

    • DFM

      They do it that way because the in-game name of the dream realm in Mario 2 IS Subcon, not Subconscious. Sort of like how Impa is short for “impart”. It’s a reference *to* the word without actually *being* the full word.

      • Linkfan99

        Oh, that makes more sense. And also, I didn’t know Impa was short for that. That’s pretty interesting!

      • Mikau94

        I didn’t know that about Impa. Do you know the reasoning behind that? My first thought was that she was given the name because she imparts Zelda’s Lullaby to Link in OoT but she was given the name much earlier than that.

  • ZeldaMaster97

    The ‘Did you know Gaming’ title looks like the font from the Mega Man games.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bs88145 bs8814

    I’m really not surprised. Nintendo have often done this (mixed two of their game franchises) as little easter eggs. But this one is probably the most open one.

  • Anonymous Person

    My first console was a SNES and I’m only 10. I guess I never got a GCN at that time??? I have the Mario-All Stars and let me say, the GB version of Wart looks hideous.