They Create Worlds

And Landing on it!

April 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 112 - And Landing on it!


We continue our dive into platforming games.  We look at the three main "schools" of thought brought about in the 2-D era.  We start with the fast platforming pioneered by Sonic with Crash Bandicoot.  The cinematic platformer of Prince of Persia is continued with Tomb Raider.  Nintendo, makes its shift into 3-D with Starfox, and the development of the N64.  This culminates with the release of Super Mario 64.  These early transitions continue to evolve into the modern action platformers of Uncharted, and Super Mario Sunshine.


How Crash Bandicoot Hacked The Original Playstation:

Crash Bandicoot:
TCW 082 - An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood:

Crash Bandicoot Commercial:

Sega Saturn Tomb Raider:

TCW 036 - Raiding Eidos:



Stunt Race FX:

Super Mario World 2:

Croc Legend of the Gobbos:

Super Mario 64:

Jax and Dexter:

Sonic Adventure:

Super Mario Sunshine:


Uncharted 2:


New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!


TCW Email: 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast


Alex's Video Game History Blog:

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019:


Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download: 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - 


Copyright: Attribution:

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App