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Breaking Brad

Breaking Brad: Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels VI

Brad and world 5 showed up to this stream, and only one of them left alive.

Can we break Brad Shoemaker's will and send him packing? We put him up against some difficult video games to find out.

Sep. 16 2020

Cast: Brad, Vinny, Jason, Jan

Posted by: Brad

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This was super fun!

Warning: Do not watch while hungry.

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Well... the description isn't lying, that's for sure

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@beartaco said:

@azuregale: I can't believe Brad's dead.

It's the natural next phase of the "Brad's leaving" rumor.

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The physics in Mario 1 and Mario 2 remind me of why when I was playing the first one as a kid with my mother, we would both always whip the controller around as we jumped and ran, etc...so many of these jumps Brad Mario looks so leaden it looks IMPOSSIBLE for him to survive and yet somehow he lands. It's really odd to watch.

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Woah, Vinny and Brad looking sharp, new cameras?

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@beartaco said:

@azuregale: I can't believe Brad's dead.

"World Five and I are fighting a duel to the death. One of us has to go."

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I was so glad when Brad finally ran under Bowser.

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I hope no one watching this actually takes Vinny seriously when he says they fixed Climate Change.

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@unastrikemy school absolutely had the different colored tickets for the poor kids at lunch. Poor kids had the green tickets everybody else had pink tickets. And of course, kids made sh*t comments to the poor kids. I should know, I was one of the poor kids!

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good bye world 5

hello world 6

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They're talking about the famous Lumberjack sub's from Safeway.

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Brad's issue with playing Mario after Spelunky is why when I played my first Mario game about 5 years ago (always had Sony consoles as a kid) I could never play more than an hour before putting it down. The movement feels so strange coming to it so many years later and having spent hundreds of hours with Spelunky

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(takes long, deep breath) EVERYTHING SMELLS BAD AND MY NOSE IS ON FIRE

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I feel like freshly minced garlic is so much tastier and more aromatic, but for convenience, there's nothing like garlic paste.

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I want some garlic bread

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Did Brad just discover a brand new glitch on 5-2 at the 42 minute mark?

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17:00 There are many restoration channels, but a great one is "my mechanics".

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@brad So as to give a generic tip about the looping paths in 6-4 without explicitly giving the answer: Those small gaps in the three-level sections don't count. That is to say, e.g. after the hammer bro you don't need to go middle to upper like you were; as long as you're on top at the end it counts. The reason I mention this is, since you have the first part figured out already, it's not all that intimidating to do the rest. There are only six possibilities: (top, bottom) → (top, middle, bottom).

At least I think that's the case. There might be one more branch the game recognizes that I'm forgetting about. Regardless, I think that information will make it seem a lot more manageable.

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Man, Vinny has some good lighting skills.

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@zoofame said:

New rule: Only this subset of the crew is allowed to talk about food. The baby-mouths ruin every other discussion with their taste crimes.

I second this. However I unfortunately must fight Jason over his Waffle House waffle slander.

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@swiftoid: yeah, that was wild! Not sure what happened there haha

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Regarding the garlic discussion in this episode, here's some info you might want to know. Be careful not to buy minced garlic from China. It's often produced from forced prison labor, and it gets worse than that:

"Former prisoners say the pungent acids in the garlic can melt detainees’ fingernails, exposing stinging flesh. Those who can no longer use their hands bite off the garlic skins with their teeth."

A story about it: https://www.ft.com/content/1416a056-833b-11e7-94e2-c5b903247afd

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. . . . I kinda want to try eating 60 Taco Bell tacos.

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I'm glad Brad has started to encounter the rapid-fire hammer bros, those were the bane of my existence when I did my save-scum playthrough of this

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The more I watch this, the more I'm convinced that Brad actually doesn't want World 5 to end. He just wants an excuse to style on people with his pixel perfect glitches and jumps.

EDIT: And it's over.

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42:02 is John Starks on Reggie Miller: Did this dude just did this?

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Vinny just makes these so much more fun to watch.

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Also H-E-B is the greatest grocery store of all time, and I miss it so much.

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Jan has a vendetta against Victorville, home of the Victorville Film Archive??? What did the VFA ever do to him?

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The crew trying so hard to keep Brad distracted. Impressive!

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You dudes are gonna talk about Hot Pockets without mentioning the best one?

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Brad Shoemaker, master of the pandemic.

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Jan could easily do 60 Tacos in 20 minutes. I used to do 30 in 15 minutes.

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I don't think you could do the 60 tacos in 20 minutes if it was hardshell. We've all had that bite go awry with a taco and have the shell scrape your mouth or throat. The risk of that happening is just too high. Too high I say!

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@vinny You gotta get a Microplane zester and grate your garlic. It's the fastest and easiest way to prep it, and you maximize the amount of garlic flavor extracted.

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That is what I miss pre-covid...I have not had Waffle House in so long. Would love a big pecan waffle and hashbrowns (smothered, covered, and chunked)

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@swiftoid: @beard_of_zeus:

A TASVideos game resource page lists "Vertical screen wraparound, also smb2j lift glitches" so I think it's a known glitch? Not totally sure it's the same one, I guess it doesn't save time so they didn't go into details. Sure looked cool though!

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This is a party sub and I'm not having a party.

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Some real pro moves at 42 minutes. Wow!

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Every time Brad dies, a Koopa gets its wings

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@bawalo said:

Some real pro moves at 42 minutes. Wow!

I thought we were going to enter a Jacob's Ladder-type situation if he had made it on that run.

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Great episode, i kinda want a hot pocket.

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I know I'm late, but goodness these quarantine beards are getting sexy