For every Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Master Chief out there in the land of gaming mascots, there are plenty of underrated, also-ran heroes. These are the characters that set out to become major media franchises and, for whatever reason, didn't quite make it. The age of the mascot platformer is over, but these characters are never forgotten. On this episode of Power Button, we pay tribute to favorite mascot characters such as Aero the Acro-Bat, Bubsy the Bobcat, Plok, the Battletoads, Bonk, Jazz Jackrabbit, Commander Keen, Earthworm Jim, and many more. Will we ever see them again? We certainly hope so. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.