Cheated Angle: In order to emulate A Link to the Past's art style in 3D, namely the lack of perspective and characters being fully depicted from the side despite being seen from above, typical for most 2D top-down games, all assets in the game are actually tilted away from the camera. Since the camera always pans at the same angle, this trick is barely noticeable and surprisingly effective, as demonstrated here◊. Interestingly, you can actually notice it if you wall-merge next to certain objects or set pieces, but it's only really noticeable if you're looking for it.
With the cel-shaded design being officially known as "Toon Link", some Smash Bros. fans have taken to calling the returning classic design "Classic Link".
It gets a bit more confusing with the reveal of the next game, Tri Force Heroes, which uses this game's models for Link but gives him Toon Link's facial features; yet the official artwork clearly depicts Toon Link, not this game's Link.
I Knew It: In the August 7, 2013 Nintendo Direct video, Satoru Iwata confirmed the existence of the Dark Triforce fans had been speculating about since first seeing the logo. However this only represents that their Triforce was destroyed. In intact form, it looks just like the normal Triforce except pointing down.
Dummied Out: The similarities this game shares with its SNES predecessor are made even more apparent by the cut content. Several early models of areas exist within the game's files, all with similar layouts to the final game, but using SNES textures as placeholders.