The top 10 most shocking Nintendo videogame facts!

Here are 10 Nintendo facts that you may not have heard before.

1. In Metroid Fusion, there is a Nintendo Gamecube cameo.

Still don’t see it? Look a little closer.

Nintendo Gamecube cameo in Metroid Fusion

2. There is something special about the city names in Earth Bound.

  • Onett
  • Twoson
  • Threed
  • Fourside
  • Summers
  • Tenda

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = (sum) 10

3. In Link’s Awakening, the character Mr. Write is actually Dr. Wright from Sim City

Nintendo Zelda Links Awakening Mr. Wright

That’s Mr. Write from Link’s Awakening. Now look at Dr. Wright in Sim City.

Sim City Dr. Wright

4. Toad hates you.

Mario Castle Toad princess another castle
He’s just telling us that the princess is another castle, you say? Well look closely.


Didn’t your mother teach you some manners, Toad?

5. In Ocarina of Time, killing a ReDead near another ReDead will result in it eating the other ones corpse. Skip to the 1:30 mark to see.

Or maybe he’s just mourning. Yeah…

6.  In Pokemon Silver and Gold, the clouds and ocean in the title screen hold a little secret.

pokemon silver version game freak nintendo title screen

pokemon gold version game freak nintendo title screen

The clouds are recolored from the ocean floor. And in Super Mario Bros…

Super mario bros cloud bushes the same

The clouds are recoloured versions of the bushes.

7. In A Link to the Past, there’s a picture of a certain plumber in a house in Kakariko village.

Mario A Link To The Past Poster
And if you pull it off the wall, you’ll get rupees!

8.  If you speed up the GameCube menu music 25x, the melody will resemble  another Nintendo system.

That’s right it’s the Famicom Disk System startup music!


9. Nintendo was working on a phone along with Nokia in the early 2000s (credit to Pocket Gamer). The phone was taken to Nintendo’s board of directors for approval and was rejected.

Nintendo Phone Patent

Patent by Nintendo, not necessarily related

10.  The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has one more sequel aside from Link’s Awakening. It’s called BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban which fans translated as The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets and was only available on the Satellaview Super Famicom add-on.

legend of zelda ancient stone tablets

Since the game was only broadcast for a limited time (at one section a week), it could not be digitally preserved. There is no complete copy of the game.

Even then, emulation efforts for this game have still went on thanks to memory packs used by the Satellaview (temporarily copies to the memory pack to be overwritten with another game) that still contained the game.

BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban minigame week 3

BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban secret bottle 3


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