There are some first-party Nintendo games that became legendary franchises. This… is not one of those games.
Released in 1990 for the NES, StarTropics was specifically designed by Nintendo R&D3 with Western audiences in mind. In fact, it was never even released in Japan until 2008 on the Wii Virtual Console! This stylish and innovative game, featuring a genre mash-up with Dragon Quest-style villages and Zelda-like dungeons, gained a cult following of devoted fans, three of whom are on this podcast! Does StarTropics live up to their childhood memories? It’s time to stick some bananas in our ears, hop into our yellow submarine (piloted by R.O.B. the Robot), and find out!
Featuring: Jono Logan, Nick Mangiaracina, Michael Salbato; Edited by Jono Logan
Opening and ending music by Miles Morkri
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