This game was remade on the Game Boy Advance in 2005, adding six new stages and a new soundtrack. It was eventually released on the Wii's Virtual Console in its original form in 2007 and 2008. For reasons unknown, it was delisted on an unknown time in November 2012 in North America and November 25, 2012 in Europe.
Link is mentioned by Bazaar when you ask him about the castle but then tell him you are saving (bear coins) for Swanky's. He says, "Are you sure? Some cheeky lad called Link was in just last week and he asked about the castle too. He didn't have enough coins, but he seemed such a nice fellow that I agreed to accept 500 rupees instead. After that he left... muttering about my shells being the wrong shape or something. Oh well!"