S1E10 - Lightning Round: Celeste, Mario, and Donkey Kong Country!
Are platformers about more than just being really good at moving right and jumping over things?
In our season one finale, we tackle three games in one episode: Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong Country, and Celeste. Each one has similar core mechanics but tells a completely different story! We discuss what those toads were doing in all those castles, whether King K Rool is a communist or just a regular pirate king, and how a new hair color can help you climb a therapeutic mountain. Join us as we look at three very different interpretations of what it means to be a platformer!
Check back each week for a new discussion of a video game story! As always, catch us on Instagram and Twitter at @playervsplot, send your questions and comments to [email protected], and check out our website, http://playervsplot.com!
CORRECTION: Chris mentions a story about Rockstar showing a port of Super Mario Bros 3 to Nintendo in this episode. Chris was mistaken; it was actually ID Software that did this!
Super Mario Bros.: 7:30 Donkey Kong Country: 38:06 Celeste: 1:05:30