Nintendo has historically been rather careful with whom they lend out their characters and properties, which is why the likes of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda are such a recent breath of fresh air.

That's not to say there were instances in the past where Nintendo's characters were used – or at least referenced – in third party games, which is handy because we made a whole video about it; if there were no examples it'd be quite a short and dull affair.

Games such as Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and even NBA Jam V3 all feature cameos from one or more of Nintendo's IPs, so give that video a quick watch if you want to see the whole kazoo, and drop us a comment in the place where comments go letting us know what classic examples you remember.