Episode 83 – Rainbow Connection

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News:

Color Game Boy game mysteries revealed! (spoiler: it’s magic)

Rodea the Sky Soldier coming to NA on 3DS and Wii U thanks to NIS America!

Curve’s OlliOlli to offer cross buy functionality on Wii U and 3DS

Games: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Resident Evil Revelations, Harvest Moon: A New Beginning, Pokemon Shuffle

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Fifteen – Rainbow Connection

How the Nintendo 3DS became my favorite portable game system of all time (a love story)

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This past weekend, it happened- the Nintendo 3DS became my favorite portable game system of all time. Everything had been building to this point for a while, but the combination of the phenomenal New 3DS XL hardware, Majora’s Mask 3D, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate pushed it over the edge. The hardware has reached its final form, its true potential, and it has a robust library of 1st and 3rd party games totally in my wheelhouse. But for a system to be a “favorite” it needs more than tech, and yes, even great games. It needs memories- personal connections. And I have had quite a few fantastic experiences revolving around the system. Continue reading

Episode 82 – A fashion disaster is not the end of the world

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News:

Netflix (possibly) developing a live-action Legend of Zelda series

Games: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, New 3DS XL, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, 3D Fantasy Zone, Flipnote Studio 3D, Wave Race 64, Style Savvy Trendsetters

Music:

Pennywise – 30 Seconds ’til the End of the World

Fenix TX – Flight 601 (all I’ve got is time)

The weird world of DS Lite music skins

Most North American Nintendo fans have come to terms with the reality that we’re not getting the regular New 3DS this week, and thus no super kawaii Kyary Pamyu Pamyu faceplates. But Kyary is far from the first musician to feature on the exterior of a Nintendo handheld. At some point, probably around 2008, a company called MusicSkins LLC (maybe aka Zing Revolution) created A TON of DS Lite skins that may or may not have been licensed. Continue reading

Episode 81 – Five Below

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News:

Club Nintendo to be discontinued in favor of new rewards program

Pokken Tournament details

LttP comics to be reprinted as a graphic novel in May

Games: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Majora’s Mask 3D / New 3DS XL, Codename: S.T.E.A.M. demo, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Gunman Clive 2

Music:

The Bouncing Souls – We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)

Blink-182 – Carousel

Stuff I did recently:

Welcome to My Phantasy Zone: Why a 3D Phantasy Star Would Rule

3D After Burner II Review

Nintenshow Episode 51

What $40 can get you in the DS section of GameStop these days (part two)

If you haven’t read part one, check it out here!

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Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure: Hatsworth combines a solid action platformer and match-3 game into a really polished package. It’s extremely well-designed and legitimately funny (omg TEA TIME); turns out the hype was justified! Continue reading

Thoughts – Joy Mech Fight (Famicom, 3DS Virtual Console)

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Ever since Splatoon was revealed, something felt familiar about it. Not about the game itself, which looks incredibly unique, but the feel of the game in Nintendo’s lineup. Then, while playing Collectible Badge Center on my Japanese 3DS I spotted a familiar cartridge in the crane game: Joy Mech Fight.

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