I’m sure most of you will remember the hidden Easter egg in Hyrule Castle’s courtyard in Ocarina of Time‘s original release, back in 1998. When Link was in the castle courtyard, if the player looked through the windows, they would see portraits of the characters from the Mario series, such as Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Mario himself.

With the game’s upgrade to the 3DS, this Easter egg has had its own upgrade: looking through the windows in the courtyard no longer shows portraits of the Mario cast. Players will now see iconic items from the Mario series, like warp pipes and blocks, and even a classic Super Mario World background.

Are you going to miss the portraits from the original game release, or are you a fan of this upgrade? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Zelda Dungeon
  • Kairai

    I don't really think they should have Mario easter eggs in such a great Zelda game to begin with, but heck, if they can update it, why not?

    GAAH!!! I just want this to come out already! xD

    • Johaun348

      I know. Mario is a great game and all, but I think they should have Zelda easter eggs, pictures from past games.

      • Litz

        There are loads of Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker references in almost every Zelda game that came out after those. I do think they should reference other Zelda games sometime instead of those two all the time. But that's just my opinion.

        I don't mind all those Mario references actually. I mean Mario does the same for Zelda. So I don't see much wrong.

  • zeldafan4040

    I like the upgrade! Although it would have been even cooler if they made it to where when you peek through the window, the Mario characters come to life and there's a cutscene of Princess Peach running away from Bower and Mario hot on the trail to her rescue and then they all go THROUGH the warp-pipe and disappear….as if Hyrule Castle were some freaky gate-way to the Mushroom Kingdom…doesn't that blow your mind??!! Lol. πŸ™‚

  • NeinNoNon

    This is partially a spoiler for me. πŸ™

    • Maxxxxxy

      I hope your not to upset, the entire idea of the site is a bit of a spoiler though.

  • i like the portraits better. it seems more likely that zelda would have a portrait of mario and the others instead of having an entire different world in one room. then again shes rich and has magical powers so maybe… xD lol

  • Aw, Imma miss those silly lil potraits. XD

  • Pietro

    Who the hell has portraits of pipes?

    Portraits of people makes sense at least.

    • Anonymous

      Oblivious kings who have no idea that there's a scheming Ganondorf in their castle walls, that's who πŸ˜‰

  • KingdomHearts

    Im actually happy to see something neew. The longer i use my time on the game, the more satisfied i'll bee ! πŸ˜€ SO HECK YEAAH, IM A FAN ! πŸ˜€

  • Soulless Creature

    I don't mind, to be honest I don't care it's just an easter egg it doesn't change the last boss from Ganon to an angry Mario.

    • Laughing Tachikoma

      *or so you think…

      • Johaun348

        …I think I hear an orchrstrated mario song on the way!

  • Ricochetmatt

    Nope. I prefer the older portraits. This seems like an unnecessary change.

  • MYKe1217

    Eh, doesn't matter. An Easter egg is an Easter egg. Though I do like the suggestion that there should be more Zelda Easter eggs from older games in the series.

  • robotortoise

    I wonder what other suprises lay in store for us. πŸ˜‰

  • KyleLink

    I giggle at the thought of Nintendo enhancing a little easter eggs like this. Lets hope the other eggs are like this and the glitches are the same.

  • Bamboozle

    The ability to snag the hat of the fishing pond owner better still be there!

  • Aura

    I'm Glad they changed it, the old easter egg was got real old.

  • Manuel

    Will they still have the easter egg where you shoot the other window and a gaurd throws a bomb at you?

  • Craig

    I think its cool that there's a whole wall mural with shelves that have pipes on them. I would have liked to have seen images on the wall from NES/NES and Toon Link just to acknowledge it in the non-toon and 16/32-bit era for fun.

  • falconfetus8

    Well thank you for spoiling it -.-

    • Maxxxxxy

      as i said above, the whole of the site is for spoilers. Don't read the updates if you don't want to be told things.

      • Genshai

        why is everyone knocking Maxxxxxy's comments down? he isn't exactly lying

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  • PaulN7687

    That’s cool. I wish I had a 3ds…