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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Super Punch-Out!! and When Great Isn’t Great Enough

The night before every stream, I do a technical check. Firing up all of my equipment, I ensure that everything is functioning as intended and that the audio mix between my mic and the game. After configuring everything for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, I revisited an old fave: Super Punch-Out!!.

At the time of its release, I adored this game. Beat it many times over back in the day, and couldn’t put it down on this day until I sent the final boss down to the canvas. Much of my muscle memory was still intact, as I finished the campaign with a record of 16-2.

In large part, Super Punch-Out!! is still a great game and worthy of your time. Personally, I think it’s better than Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! – its predecessor that has reached mythical status in the gaming community. Even so, it quickly got lost in the shuffle at the time of its release and it’s nonexistent in the greater conversation of gaming. What happened? Continue reading

This Ends Tonight! – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Live Stream – FINALE

Hell bent on wrapping up the final two worlds of Yoshi’s Island in one sitting, this stream went into overtime as I struggled to push through the game’s surprisingly challenging final levels. As we march Baby Mario towards Baby Luigi, I vent about Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Also, what the heck is a cuddler!?

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Belly of the Beast! – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Live Stream – Part 3

In hindsight, it seems so obvious to push the pot. But in the moment, I oddly struggled trying to figure out how to take down this potted plant boss in Yoshi’s Island! Throughout the stream, I share an update regarding my dying Nintendo Switch, and things get really nostalgic in this edition of show and tell! Apologies for the abrupt ending due to technical difficulties!

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Push the Pot! – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Live Stream – Part 2

In hindsight, it seems so obvious to push the pot. But in the moment, I oddly struggled trying to figure out how to take down this potted plant boss in Yoshi’s Island! Throughout the stream, I share an update regarding my dying Nintendo Switch, and things get really nostalgic in this edition of show and tell! Apologies for the abrupt ending due to technical difficulties!

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Touching Fuzzy, Getting Dizzy! – Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Live Stream – Part 1

A blast from the past stumbles in for a random late night stream! Had a wonderful time playing through the first few worlds of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island while hanging out with everyone that came by. Topics of discussion throughout the stream included the unfortunate fate of my Nintendo Switch, managing my growing hair in the middle of a growing pandemic, a racing-heavy PlayStation 1 show and tell, and stonks!

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I Just Want a Cape! – Super Mario World Live Stream

With my 3-year-old “nephew” tuning in, we decided to play a little bit of Super Mario World for him! I embarrass myself by being completely unable to get a cape, and I struggle to explain where Yoshi disappeared to after I jumped off his back to reach the final platform. Apologies for the conflicting music. Will remember to shut off the lo-fi beats for games where I want to play the music!

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SNES Hidden Gem! X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

A game I remember fondly from my childhood, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse has kind of slipped off the radar. We give this slept-on X-Men game some love by playing through the opening missions!

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Super Nintendo Show and Tell

Donkey Kong Country! Super Mario World! Shaq-Fu? Take a look at some of the hits and misses in my Super Nintendo game collection while we share stories of retro gaming awesomeness!

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Carpet Ride from Hell! Disney’s Aladdin on SNES Live Stream

Do you remember this one from back in the day? We play through the first few levels of Disney’s Aladdin, but man that carpet ride level is no joke!

Highlights

Finally beating the carpet ride level!

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