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Portraits of Mario
characters in Ocarina of Time
Cameos, also known as Easter Eggs, are extras intentionally programmed into a game by the developers. Throughout The Legend of Zelda series there have been many Cameos and Easter Eggs, such as images, characters, and enemies taken from other Nintendo franchises.
The Legend of Zelda
A Link to the Past
The photo enclosed in Christine's letter
- Tarin resembles Mario, as they look similar, like mushrooms, and turn into raccoons.
- The Cucco Keeper resembles Luigi.
- Christine's love letter to Mr. Write includes a photograph of Princess Peach.
- A Yoshi Doll can be obtained as a prize in the Trendy Game.
- Many enemies from the Mario series make an appearance, including Bloopers, Bob-ombs, Boos, Chain Chomps, Cheep-Cheeps, Goombas, Piranha Plants, Pokeys, Shy Guys, and Thwomps.
- Mamu the frog is Wart from Super Mario Bros. 2. Mamu is Wart's Japanese name.
- An enemy called Anti-Kirby (called simply Kirby in Japan) appears in Eagle's Tower. It attacks by inhaling and is colored pink in Link's Awakening DX.
- Sea Urchins resemble Gordos from the Kirby series.
- Mr. Write is based on Dr. Wright from SimCity, who is a cameo of SimCity's creator Will Wright. The music in his house is a remix of Dr. Wright's theme.
- Richard is the hero's rival from Kaeru no Tameni Kane ha Naru, a Japan-only game for the Game Boy. Richard's Villa music is a remix of the Kaeru overworld theme. The frogs inside his house also appear in the game.
- Totaka's Song can be heard in Richard's Villa after the song loops for several minutes.
- In the French Canadian version, if Link calls from the phone in Grandpa Ulrira's house, Madonna will answer him.
Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Time 3D
- Face shown on the Mirror Shield.
- Face shown on Mayor Dotour's chair in its opposite emotion.
- Possible reference to Elvis Presley.
- Possible reference to Darth Maul.
- Possible reference to a luchador mask.
- Possible reference to King Dedede.
Majora's Mask 3D
The Wind Waker
Four Swords Adventures
- Thwomps and Chain Chomps appear as enemies.
- Talon resembles Mario.
The Minish Cap
- Bob-ombs and Lakitus appear as enemies.
- The vine growing sound effect from Super Mario Bros. plays when a vine is grown.
- Chain-link platforms with flipping gates resemble the ones from the Mario series.
- Dr. Left is based on Dr. Wright from SimCity.
Twilight Princess HD
- A figurine of Tingle can be found in several houses and shops. A golden version also exists inside the Trading Post.
- A Tingle plush can be found on Zelda's room inside the Knight Academy.
- One of the pictures on the wall inside Skipper's house in his retreat is a reference to an infamous scene from the movie Titanic.
A Link Between Worlds
Tri Force Heroes
- A picture of Makar can be seen hanging amongst the pictures of the Miiverse Gallery.
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
Portrait of Mario in A Link to the Past
Chain Chomps in A Link to the Past
Artwork of Tarin from Link's Awakening
Yoshi Doll artwork from Link's Awakening
Chain Chomp artwork from Link's Awakening
Artwork of Mr. Write from Link's Awakening
Anti-Kirby from Link's Awakening
Artwork of Talon from Ocarina of Time
Artwork of Ingo from Ocarina of Time
Stone of Agony artwork from Ocarina of Time
Unused Arwing from Ocarina of Time
Posters featuring Skyward Sword artwork from Ocarina of Time 3D
New Super Mario Bros. Level from Ocarina of Time 3D
The Star Fox team Masks in Majora's Mask
GameCube and Ultra Hand in the Bomb Shop of Majora's Mask 3D
Ten Billion Barrel in the Town Shooting Gallery of Majora's Mask 3D
Wii Remote in the Goron Shrine of Majora's Mask 3D
Love Tester in the Marine Research Laboratory of Majora's Mask 3D
Artwork of Dr. Left from Oracle of Seasons
Thwomp from Oracle of Seasons
Donkey Kong recreation in Oracle of Ages
Bob-omb from Four Swords and The Minish Cap
Artwork of Manny with an 8-bit Octorok from The Wind Waker
Tingle Tuner from The Wind Waker
The Masks from Majora's Mask in The Wind Waker
Thwomp from Four Swords Adventures
Chain Chomp from Four Swords Adventures
Dr. Left from The Minish Cap
Lakitu from The Minish Cap
Map of Dee Ess Island in Phantom Hourglass
Artwork of Fyer with a Bullet Bill from Twilight Princess
Tingle figurine inside the Trading Post in Spirit Tracks
Tingle figurine inside the Castle Town Shop in Spirit Tracks
Tingle's plush from Skyward Sword
Majora's Mask inside Link's house in A Link Between Worlds
Painting of Makar in A Link Between Worlds
Picture of Makar in Tri Force Heroes
Robot resembling Chibi Robo in Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love
Link in Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love
Princess Zelda in Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love
Mini-game select screen in Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love
- ↑ "A four-limbed, jumbo-sized Pakkun Flower. Speeds up with each limb lost. Possesses somewhat powerful offensive strength." — Clyde Mandelin, The Legend of Zelda Manuals Comparisons, Legends of Localization, retrieved March 31, 2015.
- ↑ "A giant Unira. Due to its enormous size, shockwaves will cause its body to shrivel up. However, it has powerful offensive strength." — Clyde Mandelin, The Legend of Zelda Manuals Comparisons, Legends of Localization, retrieved March 31, 2015.
- ↑ Totaka's Song in Link's Awakening
- ↑ "DRING DRING! DRING! Hello! Madonna à l'appaouïelle. No darling... CLIC! Tu as dû faire un faux numéro!" — Madonna (Link's Awakening)