Top Ten: Nintendo Crossovers

The best mashups in Nintendo history!

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

8) Yoshi Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube, 2004), Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater (Nintendo 3DS, 2012)

The Metal Gear Solid games are known for having a peculiar sense of humor. There’s plenty of high drama and intense action, of course, but series director Hideo Kojima always injects plenty of jokes and goofy moments to balance out his epic espionage soap operas. That being said, it doesn’t get much goofier than seeing Yoshi’s big, honking green schnoz tucked away for thorough snoops to discover. In Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Yoshi and Mario figurines (along with a GameCube) are resting on desktops in the office where Snake and Ninja face-off hand-to-hand. Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater brought Yoshi back for more Nintendo cameo fun, squirreling the lovable dino into a number of obscure nooks for intrepid explorers.


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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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    • 1249 points
      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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