Thoughts – Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Demo


Earlier today, I received a code for the Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire demo. As soon as I got home from work, I opened up the email again to redeem it on my 3DS aaaaaaand

pokecodeHey! Where’d my code go? Rude!

Turns out I wasn’t the only one having issues with the code. Luckily, it seems like The Pokemon Company is on the case.

After reopening the email in a few different browsers, the code magically appeared. Next thing I knew, I was downloading a demo for a remake of a Pokemon game that I never fully appreciated. Continue reading

Episode 73 – Miiverse Jail

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3DS Update – Themes!

Canceled Factor Five Star Wars Trilogy for Wii


Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Castlevania Dracula X, Bayonetta 2 Demo, Castlevania Circle of the Moon


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

Bayonetta – Let’s Dance Boys!

Teen Idols – Midnight Picture Show

Tyler’s handheld gaming site stickitinyourpocket

Let us know your thoughts on Castlevania II for our next episode!!

Rockford aRt.cade: “FREEPLAY”


The Rockford aRt.cade group held their fourth video game art show in downtown Rockford, Il last weekend and luckily we were able to attend and take a few photos of the event. Each show the group puts on features a theme to unify the work of the various artists contributing, though this time things were a bit more open as they decided to go with “FREEPLAY” as a concept. As a result, artists created work inspired by a variety of periods, genres, styles, and formats, from NES-era mascots like Mega Man to works based on contemporary classics. Nintendo-inspired games (especially NES and Super NES) always seem to receive the most love though, so there were plenty of incredible examples featuring Mario, Link, Samus, Zelda, and Kirby. Check out the group’s Facebook page at for lots more photos and information about participating artists and potential future shows. You can also check out issue #2 of our zine, Fun Factor!, for a write-up and photos from the group’s first show.



Episode 72 – Canada is Weird

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Sega 3D Classics retail collection coming to 3DS in Japan

Final Fantasy I coming to 3DS with 3D support

Castlevania Dracula X and Circle of the Moon coming to Wii U Virtual Console in October

Our Halloween game for 2014 is Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest!

Arcade Impossible makes his DK cabinet playable through Twitch!


Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, Mighty Gunvolt, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call


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

Castlevania Circle of the Moon – Awake

Goldfinger – Miles Away

Nintendo Fun Club Podcast’s Halloween 2014 Game is Castlevania II!


Last Halloween we talked (for over two-and-a-half hours!) about the Resident Evil series. This year, we’re going to scale it back a bit and just talk about one game- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. But there’s a lot to say about it! Not just a “weird NES sequel,” Castlevania II is controversial, atmospheric, obtuse, ambitious, and influential- definitely a game deserving of its own episode.

As always, we’d love your thoughts about the game to read and discuss on the show!

You can email us at, post in the comments below, or Tweet at me (@brawndwarf)!

We’ll probably record the episode a week or so before Halloween, so please have your thoughts in by October 22nd!


Episode 71.5 – Final Fantasy Music Spectacular!


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Welcome to our Final Fantasy music spectacular! In honor of the upcoming release of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, we’re celebrating the legendary compositions from this long-running series.


Opening Theme (FF XIV)

Matoya’s Cave (FF I)

Eternal Wind (FF III)

Crystal Room (FF III)

Balamb Garden (FF VIII)

Bland Logo (FF Tactics)

Main Theme (FF V – Remastered Version)

Melodies of Life (FF IX – Piano Collection Version)

Rem Tokimiya (FF Type-0)

Fisherman’s Horizon (FF VIII – Distant Worlds Version) (I know, I said Dear Friends Version on the podcast oops)

Epitaph (FF VI – OST Remaster Version)

The Sunleth Waterscape (FF XIII Instrumental Version)

The Skies Above (FF X – Black Mages Version)

Qoopa Klub Episode 50: Fabulous Nova Crystallis (Final Fantasy XIII Special)

Special thanks to Tyler, Ian, Michael, Bradly, and Jeremy for sharing their favorite Final Fantasy tracks and memories!