Zelda Fanart Spotlight- Crossovers

HachiJanuary 16th, 2013 by Hachi

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Zelda Fanart Spotlight. Last Wednesday we took a look at various Zelda goodies such a fan made plushies and some delicious cookies. This week I once again opted to feature multiple artists, with the theme of “crossovers”. Many games (including ones not published by Nintendo) reference the Legend of Zelda series, but only a handful such as The Smash Brothers Series and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, have featured Link himself. That’s where the Zelda fanart community comes in and shows us exactly what we are missing out on!

Link and Makar – Animal Crossing Style by Pillar-of-Zereshk

This simple, yet adorable digital drawing re-imagines Link in the Animal Crossing universe. Okay, so this one is actually possible to pull off in game, but the idea of Makar themed Gyroid is just too good to pass up.

The Battlefield by thefreshdoodle

Like the Animal Crossing picture, this one is actually reality thanks to our favorite Nintendo beat-em-up, Super Smash Bros. However, thedynamic and raw rendering of this drawing makes this pictures leagues above the actual game in the style department.

The Legend of Zelda and the Mysterious Pikmin by Suikasen

This picture feels so much like it could one day be canon. The style the artists drew this picture in would be right at home with the rest of the Toon Link games and would be the perfect step in evolving the Cel shade look for future games. With the very similar species of Korok, Kikwi, and Minish, Pikmin seem like they would be right at home in either the Forest Haven or Faron Woods. They would also be a lot safer, as Link would probably be the one fighting off enemies for them instead of the other way around.

Make sure to support these artists by checking these images as well as their entire gallery on their DeviantART account and leave us your thoughts below! What do you think about these crossovers? Is there any other series you’d like to see a Zelda crossover of?

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  • MiniJen

    I love the Metroid crossover one!! so epic!! Link and Samus are my two favorite video game characters evah!

    • Thunderlite421

      Hear, hear! When I saw Samus and Link duking it out I went “HOLY S****!”

  • SecondGear


    • Honkhonk


  • TrueMasterSwordWielder

    In the Pikmin one it looks like Link has a bit of a lazy eye.

  • NamGam

    I think the second one is supposed to be a simular take of the art style of Street Fighter IV or Street Fighter X Tekken. Though I think thefreshdoodle did a better job than both of those. Awesome.

  • Time’s Champion

    That pic with the Pikmin is very pretty.

    My answer to the last question of the article: A Doctor Who crossover would be awesome, but, alas, it would never happen.

    • ChuckNorrisLoZ

      That would be amazing. Not quite sure how you’d pull off time travelling space-alien meets fantasy world mute hero…

      • Time’s Champion

        Um… with the TARDIS, because, whether it’s the Doctor driving or not, she does tend to take him to some ood places. Or maybe the Timelords send the Doctor that way; they’ve sent him to on errands before, and not just as part of a punishment after they caught him. Or maybe the Master wants the Triforce in a bid to continue living, and the Doctor and Link become each other’s impropto companion.

  • avalpsychicguy

    I like the Metroid one, although I still think Link and Samus should totally hook up, not fight. ;)

    • ChuckNorrisLoZ


    • SecondGear


    • Duuuuude

      Gotta spread the loo<3ve duuude

      No more hate man, only dreams!

    • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

      I wonder how that would work out.

  • Link_The_Ultimate_Chronomancer

    Even Nintendo realized how well Pikmin would fit in Cell-Shaded Wind Waker: three of them are in it. The statues you place the pearls in. I’d post a screenshot here, but I’m too lazy. Go Google it or something.

  • iimmaaggiinnee

    I kinda always thought that ‘Toon Link looked a little like an Animal Crossing character.

  • Emma Mix

    Love the Animal Crossing one!

  • Kablamogroup

    Excellent pictures, except one small detail: in the second picture, Samus’ arm cannon is on the wrong arm. Just sayin’.

    • Hero of Time

      I just noticed that as well! Great find!

    • zombie_eat_flesh

      Maybe some people are left-handed? (link link nudge nudge).

      • Nevan Lowe

        But Samus is right handed.

        • zombie_eat_flesh

          I know that. I was implying that Link is either a righty or a lefty depending on the game.

          • Nevan Lowe

            he’s Lefty in all normal zelda games, Righty in games that are flipped, like masterquest oot on the 3ds, and the WII version of twilight princess

          • zombie_eat_flesh

            *cough cough Skyward Sword cough cough*

  • blueocarina

    I’d like to see a crossover with Lord of the Ring.

    • ChuckNorrisLoZ


      • guest-ZeldaBoy

        Why not? I once put a fictional character in a real place (Link at Camp Flieshmann, my boy scout camp).

  • itsameluigi1290

    I’d like to see a Sonic and Zelda crossover IF IT’S NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK. But these are great pictures anyway, regardless of their lack of Sonic.

    • Zelda is the Bomb!!!


      • itsameluigi1290

        NO U XD

        • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

          I think you don’t understand what I mean.

          • itsameluigi1290

            I do, I’m just being silly. I take it you don’t want Sonic and Link in a crossover? Or you don’t like Sonic?

    • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

      Oh, at first, I thought you meant a crossover game. And I’m like NO. But then I realized you meant crossover artwork. And I’m like YES.

      • itsameluigi1290

        Smash Bros. is good enough for me ATM :D

  • Turtles!

    The pictures are amazing, but I think I like the one with the Pikmin the best. It would be cool if the Koroks and the Pikmin were friends :)

  • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

    Dragon Ball Z and Zelda crossover.
    Does anyone else think that would be awesome?