Why Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island is a Timeless Classic

Over on Twitch, I recently wrapped up a playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. It’s a game that I’ve always held in high regard, but going through it now as an adult decades later further solidified its standing in my mind as an all-time great. What makes this one so special?

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The Worthwhile Compromise of Retro Mini Consoles

Playing old video games in modern times is a weird experience. On one hand, we’ve been able to play older games on newer hardware for quite some time. However, I’ve always preferred the experience of playing games with original controllers on original hardware.

Going the other way, collecting and playing retro games in their original form is such a pain and only getting harder. Classic consoles are oftentimes difficult to hook up to modern TVs and the picture is often compromised. Worse yet, the prices for original copies has soared due to scarcity and demand.

When done right, the modern wave of retro mini consoles is proving to be a solid compromise between the two.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – Live Stream – Hyrule Castle to Desert Palace

I swear this live stream isn’t sponsored by 7-Eleven and Nintendo! In advance of Link’s Awakening‘s release, we take a quick stop in Hyrule for A Link to the Past! As I fumble my way through Hyrule as “Jettt”, we discuss our picks for most overrated Zelda game, seeing Ellen Page IRL @ the Toronto International Film Festival, using save states as a crutch, and what games we’re hoping Santa leaves under our Christmas tree this year!

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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island on the Super NES Classic Live Stream

Time to dig into one of my all-time favourites. It’s Yoshi’s Island on the Super NES Classic!

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Mega Man X on the Super NES Classic Live Stream

Having recently re-emerged in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, we go back to X’s debut in Mega Man X on the Super NES Classic!

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Street Fighter II Turbo on the Super NES Classic Live Stream

Playing the first Street Fighter game I ever owned. Street Fighter II Turbo on the Super NES Classic!

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