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Apr 1, 2022

In the fourth installment of our Super Mario World deep-dive miniseries, Davey Wreden (The Stanley Parable) joins us to discuss the infamous Star and Special worlds, and walk us through the ever-evolving, often hilarious culture of Kaizo Mario.

Show notes:

Davey Wreden

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

The Beginner's Guide

Ivy Road

Elden Ring VICE article

The Japanese names for the Special courses

Asshole Mario Stage 1

Asshole Mario Stage 10

Asshole Mario 2 Stage 9

Claustrophobia Kaizo hack

Icing (game)

The Complete History of Kaizo Mario

Homework for next episode:

SMW Remade From Memory

Sonic Saves the World played by Grand POOBear