With their jumping shoes on, Rick and Ben hop into the world of platform games. From plumbers to super worms, our hosts talk about their favorite series and games that fall under the platformer genre. Plus, Rick gets frustrated by recent criticisms of classic games, and Ben calls out Neil deGrasse Tyson.

File Under: Video Games, Platform Games, Platformers, Donkey Kong, Space Panic, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario World, Super Mario Land, Super Mario 64, Shigeru Miyamoto, Sonic the Hedgehog, Disney’s Aladdin (Sega), Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong 64, Rare, Earthworm Jim

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3 comments on “The Hipster Thing To Do

  1. Dude, I really miss games like the original Metroid or Kid Icarus (sp?).
    I am no earthworm expert… but I support you naming your first child Earthworm Jim or even Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

    • The early Metroid games are so good. That is another series where people seem to want to trash these days. They are so good though. I think the only Kid Icarus I played a lot was a Game Boy version. But I really enjoyed it.

      Update on the episode: Heather has still not said anything about the name. I should have put a time frame on that legally binding contract.

    • I have to thank the Castlevania series for keeping this sort of old school game relevant for the last decade or so while no one else was doing it. Thankfully with the rise of games like Bloodstained and Shovel Knight we are seeing a resurgence from indie developers that are realizing that there is a lot of people that love this style of game and that the genre has been largely ignored by bigger studios. I’m all for it.