Top Ten: Nintendo Crossovers

The best mashups in Nintendo history!

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

4) The Legend of Sonic’s Island

Sonic Lost World (Wii U, 2013)

Not one, but two epic DLC crossovers were cobbled together for Sonic Lost World. The first, Yoshi’s Island Zone, boasted aesthetics and music drawn from Yoshi’s games, with a Yoshi Story quilted playing field, Shy Guys, and a trail of eggs shadowing Sonic for the duration. The second, The Legend of Zelda Zone, ratcheted things up even more with Sonic exploring an open, 3D environment modeled after the Zelda series. Clad in Link’s tunic, hat, boots, and gauntlets, Sonic gathered rupees and heart pieces, and even got a wave from Hyrule’s protector himself. Now, if only Nintendo and Sega can get a full Sonic/Nintendo crossover game in the works…


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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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