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Presented by Anonymous Dinosaur and Nintendo World Report, this is Smashterpieces - a casual walk through the history of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Roster. On this show, hosts Joe DeVader and Matt Zawodniak are playing one game for every fighter in the newest Super Smash Bros. game, from 1984's Duck Hunt to 2017's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Each game will be live-streamed by both of us, and then we'll convene to talk about it on the podcast.

Your new look might be because we've finally made our way into the third dimension with Smashterpiece #19, Super Mario 64. Join us, alongside NWR’s Jordan Rudek, as we discuss what may well be the most influential and historically significant video game ever made, one that wrote the book on 3D gaming and launched the industry into the future. What are some things about the game we think didn’t age so well? What are our favorite and least favorite worlds to explore? Why do we keep mentioning Croc? All this and more in today’s episode!

Join us next time as we begin our journey to save the lifestream in Smashterpiece #20: Final Fantasy VII.

You can find previous episodes at Anonymous Dinosaur's website!

Our list of games can be found here!

You can watch Joe stream here! Matt will be streaming Final Fantasy VII on NWR's Twitch Channel.

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Re: Smashterpieces Podcast Episode 19: Super Mario 64 (ft. Jordan Rudek)
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 11:28:07 AM »
I've played this game so many times front to back...and is certainly one of the first games I ever played. I remember talking to my friends in kindergarten about it! Great discussion; it's a shame the Lego set was announced so long after this episode. I think building that would have been a funny inclusion for the win condition. A few (of many) things that have stuck out to me over the years are that "Break the Wall" is incredibly cryptic and I have no idea how I managed to figure that out as a youngin'. I also thought that Bowser being multi-colored in the final fight was really cool for some reason, but it now kinda plays into the whole "so-long-gay, Bowser" bit. I also thought it was interesting you guys didn't mention the DS remake, unless I missed that.

Ranking your favorite three levels and the three you enjoyed the least is a fun idea. It's hard for me to pick, but I think I would go with:

1. Bob-omb Battlefield
2. Lethal Lava Land
3. Big Boo's Haunt

1. Rainbow Ride
2. Tick Tock Clock
3. Tall, Tall Mountain
« Last Edit: September 27, 2021, 11:30:02 AM by Morningshark »
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