ShackStream: skankcore64 Episode 87 - Broken arms and scattered stars

Bryan's back to beat Paper Mario and continue his quest through every N64 game released in North America. Don't miss the return of skankcore64!


Hello Shacknews, I’m back! With a bit of bodily injury and a brief hiatus, I’m ready to continue skankcore64 and my quest to complete the only full-catalog challenge on Shacknews Twitch. The trek through every Nintendo 64 game released in North America resumes with the final moments of Paper Mario later at 1 p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET on our Twitch channel below.

Episode 87 - Broken arms and scattered stars

In the long, long ago on skankcore64, I started Chapter Eight and took the fight to Bowser’s Castle and his droves of minions. This was by far the largest and most dangerous mission for Mario thus far but I felt prepared for whatever the Koopa King had planned. I wandered the expansive castle and made some decent progress for a little over two hours and the final battle with Bowser still looms near.

Later today, it’ll be time for the few remaining sections of the castle and the ultimate showdown against Bowser. He might have the Star Rod in his grasp but I have the support of the seven rescued Star Spirits to back me up. This is it, everyone, it’s the end of an era so make sure you don’t miss another addition to the skankcore64 Game Counter™. You can always watch with the embedded viewer above but the real fun at the Paper Mario farewell party is over on Shacknews Twitch.

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Contributing Editor

From the test launch of the NES in New York to 4K gaming in his living room, Bryan Lefler has been immersed in video games his entire life. Battle tested in the arena shooters of the turn of the century yet kind to all animals that may cross him, Bryan enjoys a breadth of games but strives to be the best in any contest of digital skill. He is a former esports competitor and has been part of the Shacknews community for over 15 years. You can also catch him on skankcore64 streams on the Shacknews Twitch channel where he plays through the N64 library and follow him on Twitter @skankcore.

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