|Chris Houlihan is never seen in-game|
|First appearance||A Link to the Past (1992)|
- "My name is Chris Houlihan. This is my top secret room. Keep it between us, OK?"
- — Chris Houlihan
Chris Houlihan is a character from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. In the original Super Nintendo version of the game, an error condition may occur while loading, that sends Link to a Top Secret Room owned by Chris Houlihan. Here, Chris Houlihan telepathically communicates with the hero, informing him that this is his room. The room itself contains 225 Rupees for Link to collect.
In the early 1990s, Chris Houlihan won a contest held by Nintendo Power, in which the winner would be allowed to have his name appear in the game. Because of this, the North American version contained Chris as a character and owner of a secret room. In all later ports of the game, Chris Houlihan is removed, but his secret room remains.