Episode 64 - Super Mario Land & Super Mario Land 2

21Aug

In this nostalgic episode of the PlayCast, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) discuss the exploits of everyone's favorite 'shroom eating plumber in Super Mario Land and Super Mario Land 2. Originally created for Nintendo's OG, cartridge-swapping handheld as a launch title, the first Super Mario Land and the "gray brick" celebrated their 30th birthdays on July 31st. So what better way to celebrate than to play them!

In this episode we discuss the in and outs of both games, what we liked and didn't like about them, and determine if they are worthy additions to the Mario series. Get ready for another edition of the Concertcast, a quick, better-late-than-never review of the film Ready Player One, and hear our thoughts on which library we would rather be stuck on a desert island with, the original Sony Playstation's or the Sega Saturn's. Our friends and followers on social media also weigh in on our Question of the Month: "If you could eat a mushroom that made you bigger or smaller, which would you choose and what would you do at that size?" Episode #64 of the PlayCast is a fun-filled nostalgia trip that you will not want to miss!

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on these games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the games more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 64 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=19173.0

Show Notes:
Intro - 00:00:55
Bulls#$tin' & What's New - 00:04:14
ConcertCast - 00:13:24
Pickups - 00:52:03
Whatcha Playin' - 00:59:39
Question of the Month - 1:11:40
Super Mario Land & Super Mario Land 2 Discussion - 1:19:15
Upcoming Titles - 02:16:28
Outro - 02:22:35

Music:
Opening/Closing theme by Cameron Johnson of Atma Weapon (http://atmaweaponnc.bandcamp.com)