Retronauts Episode 232: Nester

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme: bowtie and the brat.

Mario might be Nintendo's big-time mascot, but for six years of Nintendo Power, one banana-haired brat served a similar role. In what amounted to one of the first manga series snuck into the hands of American children, Nester existed as the foil to the real-life know-it-all Nintendo rep Howard Phillips, who used his insider info to humiliate a small child through a few dozen very entertaining and expertly installments. On this episode of Retronauts, join Bob Mackey, Henry Gilbert, and Bill Mudron as the crew explores the brief but notable history of Nester throughout both print and games.

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As with all of the episodes I personally produce, this week’s cover art is by Nick Daniel. Check out his Twitter, or patronize his Patreon!