by Steve Napierski to Comics

A wordless yonkoma? This is something I would expect to see on Omake Theater. Hmm…

I’ve shared countless video game mashups on Dueling Analogs over the years and I’m still surprised that Nintendo has not taken full advantage of merging two of their popular franchises to create one brand new “original” IP. Sure, there’s the Smash Bros. series, but just think of the PR Nintendo could have if they created a game where Mario and Link trade places and Link has to save the Mushroom Kingdom while Mario rescues Hyrule. There are definitely a lot of opportunities here.

source: deviantART

Discussion (6)¬

  1. ThisIsNotDan
    ThisIsNotDan says:
    May 30, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    Brawl in the Family recently did a Mario/Zelda mashup comic, only in their version it was Bowser and Ganondorf who switched places. Part 1 at http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2014/02/14/545-divide-by-hero-part-1/

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:
    May 30, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    Samus Aran – Space bounty Hunter.
    Fox McCloud – Space Mercenary
    Captain Falcon – Space Bounty Hunter.

    all given the same job.

    Aaaand race.

  3. Metal C0mmander
    Metal C0mmander says:
    May 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    That ending was perfect.

  4. Alexander
    Alexander says:
    May 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    I don’t think Mario would do well in Hyrule, honestly. Not too many enemies defeatable by simply jumping on them in the Zelda world.

    Link, on the other hand, would do WONDERFULLY in Mushroom Kingdom. Peach would “magically” forget about Mario’s existence, and Link would have 2 new princess girlfriends! (pretty sure Daisy never cared for Luigi to begin with…..)

    And I’m glad there’s no such thing as a Luigi’s Mansion/Pokemon crossover game. One word: Giratina. *shudders*

  5. Sixclaws
    Sixclaws says:
    May 30, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    That watermark.. It needs to be even bigger.

  6. marvin
    marvin says:
    May 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    What about Toad? Why does everybody forget about Toad..? :(