When trying to put together a comprehensive list of all the major A-list icons in the videogame industry, more than a few Nintendo characters will invariably pop up. Heroes like Mario and Link have remained at the top of the industry ever since their first appearances all those years ago.
That said, it's not easy staying on top. Despite outward appearances, Mario doesn't maintain his popularity by churning out a new Mario Party game every year. In this feature, IGN examines just what Mario, Samus, and Link – the holy trinity of Nintendo – are up to these days.