Seeing the Star Fox picture reminds me.
Breath of the Wild also has great tribute. Probably, not as blatant as the SF reference and I know it could just mean something else related to Japanese/Buddhist culture, but I choose to believe the creators wove that story together in a sweet tribute to Iwata.
There’s the Satori Mountain east of the field and east of the horse statue (which is definitely Epona by the way), with an NPC that has an uncanny resemblance to Iwata near it, and on top of it there’s a creature called Lord of the Mountain. Which is already fitting. It’s rare to see it, but if you can make a picture of it the description reads the following;
“ This noble creature watches over all animals that make their homes in the forest. Legends say this holy creature is a reincarnation of a sage that died on the lands it now protects. It has an acute awareness of its surroundings, so it seldom appears before people. It's sometimes known by its other name, Satori. “
I got kind of sad reading that for the first time.