Developer of TowerFall and Celeste Maddy Thorson joins the panel to cover the Treasure of Sierra Madrock, Nephew Tokens, and if double jumps are really necessary.

Questions this week:

  1. Topher Florence asks: Cast a Super Mario Bros. Movie using the actors from the 1999 film The Matrix. There are no other restrictions. (06:51)
  2. How can a game’s soundtrack encourage gameplay? (13:45)
  3. Why did MicroKingBlizzardActivision show off that diversity chart like they were proud of it? (19:33)
  4. How much of Nintendo can the Saudi Prince of Arabia own before it’s no longer ethical to buy Switch games? (27:05)
  5. Should video games abolish the double jump? (30:42)
  6. Reg asks: What is the best video game manual you have read? (37:50)
  7. How do you implement accessibility options in a game where its difficulty is the point? (43:34)
  8. Do video game release dates mean anything anymore? (48:25)
  9. Will 3D platforming ever be better than 2D platforming? (54:16)

LIGHTNING ROUND: GameFAQ&As – Super Mario Maker 2 (01:00:03)

Recommendations & Outro (01:03:39)

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Frank: Find and play the Titanic platformer made by Dragon Co.

Tim: Don’t play Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (or do)

Maddy: V Rising

Brandon: Don’t add Amazon Prime Movies to your list at the end of the month, Lacroix Despheres

Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield and Maddy Thorson. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.