Sorry, Mario! Your podcast is in another castle!
Mike and Casey pull on their Power Gloves and strap on their Virtual Boys because, it’s time to save the Mushroom Kingdom with Ask an Atheist‘s Sam Mulvey and Bob Mackey of the Retronauts podcast! This month, we’re talking about the video game company that practically served as a fifth food group for an entire generation: Nintendo!
We discuss the company’s multi-decade dominance of the video game market, its legacy, and how it pulled the industry out of the nosedive of Atari’s implosion in the early 1980s. We talk about how visionary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto created the canvas of our childhoods, and how the company went from standing atop the wreckage of Sega to becoming the Switzerland of the modern day console wars.
“Opening Theme from the Legend of Zelda” by Koji Kondo
“Overworld Theme to Super Mario Bros. 2” by Koji Kondo
Previously titled: “On the Altar of Saint Miyamoto”
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Scary mask in Mario 2 Mike mentioned is named Phanto. I was terrified of him too. Murderous turtle monsters and walking mushrooms with fangs I could handle. Phanto…no. I would always get my brother to grab the keys for me.