This thread is specifically for the in depth discussion of Link in Super Mario Bros. Crossover. Feel free to post hints, tips, tricks, ideas, suggestions, impressions, etc. Wiki Page: http://www.explodingrabbit.com/wiki/Link Official Comment From Jay Regarding Link Why isn't Link from Zelda II in the game?? Spoiler A lot of people probably don't agree with me, but I think Zelda 2 Link is a bad idea for a character. I've played the game as both Zelda 2 Link and Zelda 1 Link. Before I put in Zelda 1 Link, I was worried about Link as a character because he was boring compared to everyone else. He couldn't do anything unique, and he was the character I played the least as. But then I put Zelda 1 Link in and everything changed. I was relieved. The following is a list of why I think Zelda 2 Link is a bad choice for a character and Zelda 1 Link is better. This is just my opinion, so there is no reason to be offended, but I actually feel pretty strongly about this. Zelda 2 Link: There isn't anything he does that makes him unique (besides upward and downward thrust). He has a very short attack range. His sprites are ugly. His shooting sword looks and sounds stupid, moves slowly, and has a short range. He has to crouch to hit every short enemy, and that combined with his short attack range makes hitting enemies annoying. His controls are slippery. His jump is low and it makes him look like he has to take a shit. He doesn't have any interesting items or magic. When I tried to save him by giving him a boomerang, it just flew over the enemies and I couldn't throw it straight down because down makes him crouch. Zelda 1 Link: His sprites look cool. He can attack in four directions. Downward and upward thrust are a natural extension to his moveset. His shooting sword is long range, looks awesome, and is possibly the best sound effect ever in a video game. He's small, which makes him unique and makes it easy to hit enemies. His boomerang is badass. He has tons of other awesome items that I haven't put in yet. His attack range is short, but not as annoying, and enemies can be stunned for easy attacking. Playing as a small character that can kick the shit out of everyone makes me feel awesome. He's classic. The Legend of Zelda is my favorite Nintendo game. (not a reason... just saying) That was weird. I usually don't write long posts. But for real, I think Zelda 2 Link would be a boring character. I don't see any reason for putting him in the game besides the fact that he was in a side scroller and the other Link wasn't, but I don't think that's a good reason.