Top Ten: Nintendo Crossovers

The best mashups in Nintendo history!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 09/27/2014 12:00 4 Comments     ShareThis

1) Battle Royale

super smash bros brawl

Super Smash Bros. (Various)

It doesn’t get any better than the Super Smash Bros. series for crossovers. What started as the ultimate mix of Nintendo franchises blossomed into a full blown video game industry extravaganza when Super Smash Bros. Brawl hit Wii. Seeing the likes of Snake, Sonic, and Mario in a single title remains one of the most epic, exciting moments in gaming history. Some might call that hyperbole, but come on; does it really get much bigger than that? Oh, wait, it does: when Super Smash Bros. launches on 3DS and Wii U, Sonic, Mega Man, Pac-Man, and Mario will be throwing down! From fighters to items to trophies, Smash Bros. is the absolute pinnacle of crossovers and Easter Eggs.


What crossover has been your favorite from over the years? Any Easter Eggs you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments!

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4 Responses to “Top Ten: Nintendo Crossovers”

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    OG75 says...

    Hmmm.. This list has me pondering the differences between “crossovers” and “cameo appearances” due to number 5.

    That being said, thanks for the great read Robert!

    Depending on what we’re talking about here, my own personal list might include NES Remix, as well as those bizarre Mario appearances on the Gamecube EA Sports games (“SSX On Tour” and “NBA Street V3”) Having Mario, Luigi and Princess play hoops against Carmelo Anthony and other NBA stars on an urban basketball court is just strange. Very unique and surreal.

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      Robert Marrujo says...

      In my defense, I will say that I did note that “key cameos” would be on the list, lolol. Glad you liked it! I thought about those appearances, too. I also weighed Mario and Sonic Olympics, but Smash felt like the better one to represent that intermingling.

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    OG75 says...

    My bad for not noticing your “key cameos” comment on your intro. That’s just sloppy on my part. Apologies! Again, Loved the list! Not sure how you manage to consistently churn out so many great features. Nintendojo is better for it.

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      Robert Marrujo says...

      Thanks OG! I’m just lucky I work with such great people here, I think we all feed off of each other’s energy and it makes us write better. Keep reading, and we’ll keep trying to do a great job for all of you.

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