Nintendo Times Radio 125: The NES & Super Mario Bros. Turn 35

The NES released in the US on October 18, 1985 so we take a look back at the launch and discuss some of our favorite games for the classic 8-bit powerhouse. It’s also the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. so we thought it would be appropriate to do a proper Top 10 list of our favorite games in the series!



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Nintendo Times Radio is a podcast covering the entire spectrum of the video game universe. Unlike the site, we often discuss games and topics unrelated to Nintendo. In other words, even if you’re not the biggest Nintendo fan out there, we hope you’ll find some value in our conversations and topics. Here’s what’s in store for this episode:


0:00 – Paranoid Empire (by: Doctor Vox)

0:38 – Welcome


7:15 – Craig & Ben – Super Mario Bros. 35 (Switch)

25:59 – James – Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta (PS4 Pro)

27:36 – Ben & Craig – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) Halloween Update

33:03 – Ben – Marvel’s Avengers (PS4 Pro)


34:56 – Super Mario World by Ambassadors of Funk Feat. M.C. – Super Mario Compact Disco


39:26 – Nintendo Treehouse Live

46:26 – Steve In Smash

49:51 – PS5 Backward Compatibility News

59:01 – Game Pass Streaming Coming To iOS

59:56 – PS5 Camera Will Not Work With PS4 VR

1:01:56 – Sony Overhauls Trophy Levels

1:06:57 – Watch Dogs Legions Post-Launch Update Plans


1:12:48 – Maze 1 by Akihabara Electric Circus – Super Mario Bros. 3 Remix


1:16:22 – 35th Anniversary of the NES & Super Mario Bros.


2:55:13 – Thanks For Listening!


2:56:07 – Super Mario Bros. Theme by Ambassadors of Funk Feat. M.C. – Super Mario Compact Disco


Craig: @NintendoTimes85

Ben: @BenGaming00

James: @MajorLameGamer


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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