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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

Link's Awakening

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The photo enclosed in Christine's letter

Ocarina of Time

Malon's Bowser brooch

Ocarina of Time 3D

Majora's Mask

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  1. Face shown on the Mirror Shield.
  2. Face shown on Mayor Dotour's chair in its opposite emotion.
  3. Possible reference to Elvis Presley.
  4. Possible reference to Darth Maul.
  5. Mario.
  6. Possible reference to a luchador mask.
  7. Possible reference to King Dedede.

Majora's Mask 3D

The hidden R.O.B.

Oracle of Seasons

Four Swords

The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

  • Thwomps, Cheep Cheeps, Big Cheep Cheeps, and Chain Chomps appear as enemies.
  • Talon resembles Mario.
  • Mako, whose face resembles Professor E. Gadd, reappears in this game.

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

Twilight Princess HD

Phantom Hourglass

Spirit Tracks

  • A figurine of Tingle can be found in several houses and shops. A golden version also exists inside the Trading Post.

Skyward Sword

  • 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.
  • There are industrial objects in Lanayru that vaguely resemble Gamecubes.

A Link Between Worlds

Hyrule Warriors

Tri Force Heroes

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

  • Impa's hand motions are from the anime Naruto.
  • Mipha's traversal is swimming over land, in reference to an exploit from Breath of the Wild that Sidon can be captured from the Vah Ruta battle.
  • Sidon's Remote Bomb attack is "Hole In One" from Rhythm Heaven Fever.


See Also


  1. "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.
  2. "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.
  3. Totaka's Song in Link's Awakening
  4. "DRING DRING! DRING! Hello! Madonna à l'appaouïelle. No darling... CLIC! Tu as dû faire un faux numéro!" — Telephone (Link's Awakening)