Power Button - Episode 31: The Resurgence Of The Nintendo Platformer
December 08, 2010
This has been a fantastic year for fans of classic old-school Nintendo platformers thanks to Wii titles like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and more. For this week's episode of Power Button we decided to throw some praise on the return of our beloved genre and discuss why it took until 2010 for the jumping revolution to strike back. That leads into a talk about why Nintendo chose now to return to the format that made them a household name the first time around and what it means for future Nintendo products. Join Joey Davidson, Brad Hilderbrand, and I for a forty-minute chat about why stomping on monsters never goes out of style. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons,@aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.