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Feb 11, 2022

In the first installment of our Super Mario World deep-dive miniseries, Derek Yu (Spelunky) and Maddy Thorson (Celeste) join us to talk about our personal histories with the game, its iconic world map and multi-layered secrets, and all sorts of Mario ephemera in-between.

Show notes:

Super Mario World

Derek Yu

Maddy Thorson

Ep. 75: Finding our Intersection Tastes

Kaizo Mario

SMW as an "athletic game"

Atheltic Theme

The Wizard (1989)

Mario death sprite

How to get 50+ lives in SMW