November 9, 2017
As most people know, Mario and Link are the 2 biggest characters in the Nintendo franchise. Their first console games were released in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and continue to release to this day, most recently with Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild. Have you ever wondered as a Zelda fan if Link knows Mario? I’ve never put much thought into it. I’ve always considered them their own franchise and universe and that was that, but this new video from YouTuber ProtoMario has got me thinking a little.
He focuses mainly on Link’s Awakening (spoiler ahead), which was released on the Game Boy in 1993. He notes the many Mario enemies and characters we encounter throughout the game. If you have played Link’s Awakening, you know that the whole thing is just a dream. If this is not Link’s world, it’s Link’s mind, then why would he dream up all of these enemies and characters? He has had to encounter them on his adventures before. It’s a very interesting theory. What are your thoughts? Do you think Link knows Mario? Let us know in the comments.
You can check out the video below or click here to view it on Youtube. ENJOY!