Nintendo Easter Eggs

Double Jump Kris MiiHi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday yesterday! Our family had a great time celebrating, especially because it was our nephew’s first Easter (not that he’ll remember it but it’s the thought that counts).

Today I figured I would do a post celebrating some famous “Easter Eggs” found in some of Nintendo’s video games. Feel free to share some of your own!

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In “Ocarina of Time” for the Legend of Zelda series, there are portraits of Mario, Bowser, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Luigi. As Young Link, when you go into the castle courtyard, play around with the camera to take a peek inside the castle windows and you’ll spot the portraits. Bowser also makes an appearance at Lon Lon Ranch in the form of Malon’s broach!

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“Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars'” toughest boss fight is the hidden boss Culex. Although Culex has never appeared in an Final Fantasy game, he is considered as part of a crossover for that series, considering Final Fantasy is Square’s flagship series. The crystals that are his allies in battle, the way his overworld and battle sprites are animated, and the music itself are all allusions to the Final Fantasy series.

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In the Legend of Zelda game Majora’s Mask, there is a row of masks on the selection screen that allude to the characters in the Star Fox series. Whether it was a happy coincidence or an actual Easter Egg put in the computer by Nintendo, I’m not positive, but sharp-eyed Nintendo fans quickly picked this up!

What are some of your favorite video game Easter Eggs?

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