Back in the 90s, Nintendo played faster and looser with its library of characters. Sometimes Yoshi showed up in The Legend of Zelda and Kirby was whatever color he felt like in the moment be it gray or pink. In 1996, that laissez faire attitude was in full effect for the release of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the Super Nintendo. Link, Samus, and even Donkey Kong (sort of) all had inexplicable cameos in the game, and one of my big questions about the remake was whether or not those would move forward. If you’re ready to learn the answer for at least some of them, read on!
Impressively, the answer is yes! At least for Link and Donkey Kong. I have not been able to play to the point in the game where Samus appears, so I can’t answer that question yet. When get close to Link after seeing him the sleeping bed a “talk” option appears and when you click it, a Zelda musical sting plays.
Donkey Kong’s cameo is questionable as to whether or not it is him as he is just labeled Guerilla, but he sure looks a lot like Donkey Kong. Just with a crown.
The Super Mario RPG releases November 17 for Nintendo Switch.