Top Ten: Nintendo Crossovers

The best mashups in Nintendo history!

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

3) Link of the Highest Calibur

Soul Calibur II (GameCube, 2002)

Soul Calibur II was a multiplatform release, dropping on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube, with each console featuring its own unique fighter. Spawn and Heihachi appeared on the PS2 and Xbox versions of the game, respectively, but neither could hold a candle (or is that a torch?) to Link being the special character for GameCube. Soul Calibur II on Nintendo’s home system was the best-selling of all three, and for good reason: the game was that much better with Link in it. With a killer move set and abundance of classic Zelda weapons and items at his disposal, Link was a force to be reckoned with. Sadly, despite pushing huge numbers, the Soul Calibur series proper hasn’t graced a Nintendo console in years. Hopefully if it does again, Link will be back on the roster.


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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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