Episode 34: The Lost Art of the Mascot Platformer

This week we talk about the most recognizable and influential genre in the entire industry! When people used to think ‘video games’ and ‘console sellers’, the first things that came to mind were mascots and platformers like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot. As the generations changed, mascot platformers began to decline whilst the mascots lived on. In recent years the platformer seems to be making a resurgence through remakes, re-releases and new projects which has us excited (bring back Jak and Daxter!!!). We dig deep into this, about what makes a mascot a mascot, sprinkle in some Nintendo shade and much more. 

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