Episode 138 – Super Banana Blitzkrieg Bop 2

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John, Kevin, and Ryan celebrate 5 years of the Nintendo Fun Club Podcast by talking about Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2 on the GameCube!

Music:

The Misfits – We Are 138

Paramore – Hard Times

Check out our Let’s Play videos: Try, Try My Darling

Episode video:

Super Monkey Ball gameplay w/ commentary:

Super Monkey Ball 2 gameplay w/ commentary:

I am now in possession of a totally sweet Famicom collection

Thanks to my good friend (and former roommate in Japan) Kevin, I now have a totally rad collection of boxed Famicom games. I’m not super interested in just sticking ’em on a shelf and letting them sit though. I’ll definitely be unboxing all of them, taking pictures and maybe video. If you have any questions about any of these, feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer!

Thanks again, Kevin!

Revisiting Final Fantasy IV DS

With thousands of games available at the touch of a button across multiple platforms and a limited amount of free time, I’m constantly asking myself “what should I play?” Sometimes, the answer is easy: the week’s Hot New Release. Maybe I’ve been stoked for it for years, or maybe I just want to be “part of the conversation,” but in a technology and hype-driven industry, the HNR is always enchanting.

Other times, the choice is not always as clear. For me, it’s oftentimes a perfect storm of coincidences that results in me combing through my shelves (digital or physical) asking “do I have a copy of that?” And then, “how should I play it?” This was the case for me recently with Final Fantasy IV.

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Episode 137 – Mario Skart

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News:

Details For First Breath Of The Wild DLC Pack Announced

Nintendo Announces New 2DS XL

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States

200,000 Neo Geo Games Have Been Downloaded on Switch

Games: 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Blazing Star

Music:

Blue Meanies – Acceleration 5000

Mustard Plug – Go

Check out our Let’s Play videos: Try, Try My Darling