Retro Wrap-Up: Super Mario Bros. 3 Edition

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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Retro Wrap Up - Super Mario Bros 3 | oprainfall

Another week is behind us, ladies and gentlemen. As many know, I was a tad too swamped for the Retro Wrap-Up last week. Indeed, Boston/PAX East gave me many unforgettable memories…but it also gave me the flu. I’ve been down and out since around Wednesday sometime. Finally feeling better! I think. I hope. …Maybe I should go sleep for twelve more hours.

…This week’s Retro Wrap-Up celebrates a game that made my sickness/drifting in and out of consciousness a hundred percent more bearable. (And the only reason I’m not talking about Golden Sun is because I already covered that one a long time ago.)

I’m kind of upset that I wasn’t well enough to cover Golden Sun and Super Mario Bros. 3 in this week’s Nintendo Download. Nonetheless…in the spirit of FINALLY!!, the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team—me—brings you a handful of Super Mario 3’s greatest TV moments here in the United States… and maybe a little something extra.

Here are the highlights from this past week:

Dark Souls II | David Fernandes
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars | Steve Baltimore
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE | Tyler Lubben
Chuck’s Challenge 3D | Guy Rainey

Smashing Saturdays! Week 24: April 14-18, 2014
Crowdfunding Spotlight: Hex Heroes

We didn’t get a chance to record The Downpour Podcast because PAX East/flu, but here’s three days of our voices, in case you missed it! Stay tuned for Episode 48 coming April 28th!
The Downpour Podcast: PAX East 2014 Day 1 Recap
The Downpour Podcast: PAX East 2014 Day 2 Recap
The Downpour Podcast: PAX East 2014 Day 3 Recap

(Don’t worry; I’ll write up a massive PAX East Compendium post soon!)

Tales of Hearts R Announced for Release in the West
Fairy Fencer F, Danganronpa 2, & Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Release Dates Announced
Sony Announces Localizations of Three New PS Vita Games
Cave Story Coming to European 3DS eShop
(Again, in the spirit of ‘FINALLY’! Haha.)

Do you have any awesome ideas for the retro commercials I should try to find next time? Email [email protected] or send a tweet. Of course, you can always let me know in the comments below!

We have another take on this week’s biggest stories. Have you seen Operation Recap via our YouTube channel? Be sure to tune in! Ah yes, and many thanks to Jeff for filling in last week! I’m too prideful to sit this out two weeks in a row.

  • James Best

    Aw, you left out the Japanese Mario 3 commercial. That was the best one.

    • Every once and a while I’ll do a Foreign Wrap-Up featuring commercials from outside North America. Maybe I’ll throw it in then!