The Zelda-'Twin Peaks' Connection is Real


I’m late to the party here, but I had no idea that ‘Link’s Awakening’ was directly influenced by David Lynch.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at


Ummm how did I not know this??? Link’s Awakening was the first Zelda game I owned and played to the end as well, and it has remained burned into my subconscious ever since. I guess the influence isn’t overt, but the dream logic and general odd-yet-familiar vibe that permeates the game is clear indication.
Very very happy to know this now!


I also played Links Awakening first, and wonder if that’s part of why I hadn’t noticed this. When your introduction to the series is a bizarre one, you just take it as a given that the series operates this way.


Most likely. The next Zelda I played through was Ocarina of Time and I took it for granted that alternate universe Mario and Luigi ran a farm together.


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Link’s Awakening was one of the first first-party Nintendo I can remember playing. When I later saw chain chomps in Mario 64 I was really confused: “woah why is a Zelda enemy here?!?”


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