Link, the hero of the game and the entire series, is a playable character for all three Super Smash Bros. titles. Also, Zelda, who was also in this game, became a playable character in both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In addition, the enemies Octorok and Like Like first appeared in this game. The game is also available as a playable masterpiece in Brawl.
All three Super Smash Bros. titles also feature the overworld theme of this game. Super Smash Bros. Brawl features the overworld theme and a song that mixes the title screen theme and the theme used in the dungeons.