A few weeks ago I was able to volunteer at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo and during my time I met the awesome guys that run the podcast "Watch Out for Fireballs!" Watch out for Fireballs! is a cool retro themed podcast that covers topics close to our hearts like Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Bionic Commando, Secret of Mana, Earthbound and the recent episode on Super Mario World.

The most recent episode is interesting in that it features a plethora of stories and opinions on the fantastic Super Mario World on the Super Nintendo. They set up a TV and SNES playing Super Mario World and recorded people's thoughts on the game. I point this all out, not only because it is awesome but because I contributed my own audio story in the podcast of a level I initially hated, but have since grown to love. A bit of context, I was playing the level as I was talking, I don't know why but I felt that was worth sharing.

Nab the episode and for your information my story starts at 34.10. You have me at Beck's Loser, yeah I talk about that song too.

Grab the episode here:
http://duckfeed.tv/woff/30

If you are interested in more retro rad, check out the Fireball guys on the web here:
http://www.watchoutforfireballs.com/

For more backstory about Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2012 and my involvement, look see here:
http://cheerfulghost.com/assets/social/cheerfulghost_mini.png

More information for you all that love to clicky click:
http://floatzel.net/smw/levels/
http://www.smwiki.net/wiki/List_of_Super_Mario_World_levels
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_World

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 10/12/2012 at 05:31pm

Jon! Thanks for the write up! We enjoyed meeting everyone and I love the idea for this site. I'm looking forward to joining the conversation.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/12/2012 at 05:33pm

Look forward to having you Gary. It was a fun episode, glad to be part of it!

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