Many Mario Cameos in Link’s Awakening – Looking Back

By Kendra J
August 19, 2018

I remember when I first played Link’s Awakening, it was around the time I had my Game Boy Color in 1999. At the same time, I was playing various Mario titles including Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, and the NES titles. As a child playing Link’s Awakening, I thought that the games coexisted in my Game Boy (the imagination of a child!), mainly because I was seeing Mario characters in the Zelda world. I never questioned it at the time and did not fully understand the concept of cameos.

Let’s look back at the Mario cameos I found in Link’s Awakening!

I remember seeing the Chain Chomp, Goombas, Thwomps, Yoshi doll, Piranha Plants and Shy Guys as a child. Little did I know that there were many more cameos, and I did not realize there were other Mario characters until there were more playthroughs completed. The Mario enemies were quite common throughout the dungeons, and other characters such as Wart and Princess Peach made an appearance as well.

In my opinion this game has a lot of replay value and I will be revisiting it again in the near future!

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