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Often, the memories of our favorite video games can be distilled to one specific moment. In our new recurring 'Moments' feature, we're going to discuss some of our favorites.
When Samus Aran and Link showed up in Super Mario RPG, it was mind blowing. Despite Mario, Link, and Samus all being Nintendo characters, the three had never interacted with one another. These days, Mario, Link, and Samus are a couple of chums with Super Smash Bros., but before then, this was the only place you could see these Nintendo mascots hanging out in the same room.
Both cameos are of the characters in bed resting. Interacting with sleeping Link activated a familiar Zelda tune, and Samus talks in her sleep about Mother Brain. Cameos are pretty common these days with characters from games appearing in entirely different franchises as unlockables or special DLC, but back in 1996, we couldn't believe what was happening.
Thanks to YouTube user Carlitonsp1 for uploading the clip!
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Hmmm... I never noticed them and I've played the game 2-3 times. But then again, I was never a big Zelda or Metroid fan.
I remember really being excited when I saw Link the first time in Rose Town. I never actually saw Samus. Another great moment was the 2D Mario curtain in Booster's Tower...
I've GOT to play through Super Mario RPG again. What an awesome game. So full of secrets and little goodies.
Another outside-franchise nod was the Final Fantasy-style fight against optional super-boss Culex. He wasn't actually a Final Fantasy character, but he looked like he could be, and his battle music was the boss theme from FFIV.
Meh, it really wasn't that BIG to me. It was a nice surprise back then, but not a mind-blowing one. Well, to me at least. That game was great, though.
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I love cameos and easter eggs thats why i particularly love the Arkham and MGS games....they are the best at this now-a-days
I really need to play through this some day.
I don't understand why we are talking about this.
That was pretty sweet. It's always cool seeing little things like that in games. I love it.
Its been fifteen years and Nintendo and Square still haven't gotten back together to make a REAL Super Mario RPG 2...
Awesome, I remember hearing about this, but I don't remember Link...cool!
one of my favorite, no probably my favorite game of all time! :D i love it.
even though its really basic, this is one of the best rpg's of all time. i wish there would've been a direct sequel; paper mario is good, but the original thought of teaming mario, bowser, and peach together was very creative. im suprised nintendo won't port this over to the 3ds. i think it'd do really good.
Is this game available on the Nintendo E Shop for the 3DS?
I had multiple play sessions through this game and never noticed these...
Never found either of those guys in Mario RPG, but I have heard about them. You guys should do the Final Fantasy Boss that also appears in that game. www.youtube.com/watch
Yeah this is pretty cool but why bring it up now?