Tag: Super Mario Bros

Link and Mario were certainly two of the biggest names on the Nintendo 64, setting the system apart with their many classic games. Though these Nintendo icons made quite the team on the N64, not many considered what would happen if Link explored Princess Peach’s castle in Super Mario 64 or if Mario journeyed through Hyrule in Ocarina of Time. Fortunately, YouTube’s SwankyBox recently asked the very interesting question, “What if Mario and Link switched games on the Nintendo 64?”

The most widely recognized Nintendo characters usually hail from the Mario and Zelda franchises, so it just makes sense that they would cross over sometime. Most everyone knows that Link is now a playable character in Mario Kart 8, but did you know that Easter eggs tying these two video game giants together have been present since their very first games?

The most mind-blowing Easter egg to me was that a total of 10 Mario enemies can be found in Link’s Awakening, including fan-favorite Mario boss

In a recent Cracked article, the world of popular Nintendo games is turned on its head, and the player is actually controlling the bad guy. Yes, that’s right, those nights you spent beating Kirby’s Adventure or Ocarina of Time were actually evil missions: quests of murder and death at the hand of the main character. There is no justification for it, by Cracked.com’s logic, you are a heartless beast. Hit the jump to find out why!

The Legend of Zelda is the game series that we all know and love. Almost all of us hold the Super Mario series very close to us as well. For a lot of us, Super Mario 64 was our very first video game ever. I love them both, but has the Zelda series made decisions so that the games are stuck at a standstill?

A very fun and interesting fan game has recently hit the net over at NewGrounds. It is the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES, with one huge twist; you can play as many other classic NES characters, including our beloved Link! That’s right, you can storm your way through the Mushroom Kingdom playing as Link, slashing at Goombas, stomping on bullet bills, and tossing your boomerang at koopa troopas. In addition to being able to play as Mario and…