It's that time again. As with the Pokemon series, the Kingdom of Hyrule and the lands beyond it hold too many secrets and so we're back with another round of amazing Zelda facts and secrets. How do you get mistaken for a twenty foot skeleton? Why is the Ocarina of Time blue? Why is a certain boss fight hilarious in German? What is the connection between Luigi and Dodongo's Cavern? All of this and more will be revealed...
What does Luigi have to do with The Legend Of Zelda?
Being one of Nintendo's most popular and revolutionary games, Super Mario 64 was no stranger to rumours of hidden content. One of the most recurrent 'secrets' was that Luigi, mysteriously absent from the game, was actually a hidden playable character.
The speculation arose from the discovery of a plaque embedded in a statue in one of the castle courtyards. The writing on the plaque was largely obscured, but it was thought to say "L is real 2041", which many people interpreted as a hint towards Luigi's existence in the game.
So, what does this have to do with The Legend of Zelda? Well, the texture for the plaque appears in Ocarina of Time as well, on a stone protrusion in Dodongo's Cavern.
Funnily enough, unlike in Super Mario 64, Luigi actually makes an appearance in Ocarina of Time as you can spot a portrait of him through the window of Hyrule Castle. In a weird coincidence, this cameo is in a castle courtyard, the same kind of place that the original "L is real" message was found in Super Mario 64.