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Episode 053 – Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

Episode 053 – Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

Episode 053 – Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are celebrating our anniversary! It’s time to go back to the Mario series, as we’re playing Super Mario Bros. 2 by Nintendo for the NES.

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  • 0:00 – Intro, which has the awesome title theme from the game.
  • 38:00 – Steve may or may not have remembered to put in some tunes from the Minibosses.
  • 46:15 – Emails! We hear from some of our favorite writers of the past year.
  • 1:01:30 – Snifferoo. Todd Brisket has nominated a game that focuses on story, space-shooting and other fun stuff!


– According to Price Charting, Super Mario Bros. 2 retains its value fairly well! The loose cart price is $20, and the box and manual bumps the price up to $37. New-condition copies go for $293. Super Mario Advance ranges from $9.50 to $41.50, since it’s much newer.

– The full Minibosses Super Mario Bros. 2 medley can be found here on YouTube.

– Chris Kohler of Wired has a good long read from 2011 on the secret history of the game.

Episode 001 – Super Mario Bros. + The Lost Levels

Episode 001 - Super Mario Bros. and The Lost Levels

Episode 001 – Super Mario Bros. and The Lost Levels

Your Parents Basement is meant to be a fun podcast project, where some folks talk about their favorite classic games. Click here for our first episode on Super Mario Bros., as well as its way-too-hard counterpart, The Lost Levels.

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