Episode 161: A Super Mario Bros. 2 dream reunion

The power quartet regroups for a return to Sub-Con.

Can you believe it's been five years since Retronauts clawed its way back from the grave through the magic of Kickstarter and no longer being subject to the scheduling frustrations of being part of a larger publishing entity? Yow! I'd like to say this episode was meant to be a celebration of the show's return back in July 2013, but... that would be a lie. I just wanted to talk about Super Mario Bros. 2 and I figured Dr. Sparkle and Ray would be two of the people best suited for the task. So we happened to be together, just like we were in episode one of the reboot, and... well, here we are. An accidental celebration. Yay us?

The original intent for this particular episode was to cover both games released under the name Super Mario Bros. 2 — the American and Japanese versions — but perhaps unsurprisingly we only tackled the first game. And that's OK. We have a follow-up already recorded and in the can. Ray will get his day in the sun, don't you worry.

In the meantime, please enjoy this episode, which in Japan will be released under the name Doki Doki Retronauts.

Retronauts Episode 161
Super Mario Bros. 2
MP3, 46.4 MB | 1:38:10

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Episode description: We celebrate five years of rebooted Retronauts by getting the original band back together! Ray Barnholt and Dr. Sparkle return to discuss Mario Madness: The U.S. version of Super Mario Bros. 2.