A version of this originally posted in November 2012.


  • shawksta - October 15, 2014 1:38 p.m.

    Stop making me even more excited for Bayonetta 2, its already enough you guys review Nintendo games weeks in advance.
  • LEGOMatrix - November 30, 2012 1:23 a.m.

    I know it's not a cameo per se, but "It's a me, Mario!", from Assassin's Creed 2 was extra special because it was also on Xbox 360 and PS3! Are there any other examples on Nintendo references on competing consoles? Obviously Hyperdimension Neptunia, but anything more subtle?
  • AuthorityFigure - November 29, 2012 2:05 a.m.

    01. Mario's brief cameo appearances vastly outnumber those in which he is a playable character. 02. In both Halo 2 and the Halo 3 beta, when a Spartan falls to his doom, he'll yell 'yahooooo' - commonly known in Halo circles as the 'Super Mario Scream'.
  • antiAntag0nist - November 28, 2012 5:50 p.m.

    I expected to see Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix on this list.
  • Dadyo238 - November 28, 2012 8:23 p.m.

    The thing is that was less of a cameo and more of a game centered around him, so it didn't really apply.
  • Net_Bastard - November 28, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    The Nintendo Village course in SSX On Tour made the game a lot better. The course, although short, had a lot of shortcuts and was extremely fun to play on. And you always felt awesome when you pulled a Monster trick off the final jump. Also I didn't know that the Nintendo characters were so badly rigged.
  • CountRichtertoffen - November 28, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    The strangest thing about that NBA Street V3 cameo is the fact that instead of having voices, Mario, Luigi, and Peach communicated exclusively through 8-Bit noises. One guy on the team would be like "CROSSED YOU OUT DOG!" and Mario would respond with an 8-Bit coin sound. It was bizarre.
  • Bar79 - November 28, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    Yoshi statue in Metal Gear Solid remake for the Gamecube.
  • shawksta - November 28, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    Great list, there was one game which pitted Bomberman with Wario however given the two, it didn't feel off, rather right. The cameos reminded me about how Final Fantasy characters White Mage, Black mage,Cactaur, Moogle and Ninja appeared as playable guests in Mario Sports mix and Mario Hoops 3-on-3, I honestly think hoops needs a sequel mix's basketball portion is nothing near what hoops had
  • ChiChiRocket - November 28, 2012 7:43 p.m.

    I believe you're referring to Wario Blast. That game was a mainstay of my early elementary school days.
  • vakarian - November 28, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    You missed the link and samus costumes in samurai warriors chronicles on the 3ds.
  • Chalphy - November 28, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    Link and Samus costumes were in Dynasty Warriors Vs, but Takamaru from Murasame's Mysterious Castle was indeed in Samurai Warriors 3 for Wii.
  • Redeater - November 28, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    Scribblenauts feels strangely scaled back but in a good way. Summoning any Nintendo characters and watching them interact with each other is a blast. Link+Ocarina+Hylian Shield+Mastersword+Ganon They actually act like they are supposed to and if you do something like summon Sheik when Zelda is on screen.....Sheik vanishes. Extra hilarious bonus points for attacking Peach while Mario is around.

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