Episode 58 – Sonic Boom Eleven

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News:

Sonic Boom

Nintendo Direct

Games:

Bravely Default, Batman: Arkham Origins, Pokemon Bank, Steel Diver Sub Wars, Ninja Gaiden, Inazuma Eleven

Music:

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

Ninja Gaiden – Battlefield

Sonic Boom Six – Keep on Believing

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Thoughts – SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

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Originally Released: 2008

Version Played: Wii

On the most recent episode of the podcast, I extolled the virtues of Neo Geo games on the Wii Virtual Console, while coming off as a bit dismissive of the SNK compilations released on the Wii, which I had never played. See, as a long-time Sega fan, I’ve been burned by poor emulation, lengthy load times, and ugly visual filters in these “too good to be true” value-packed comps. After spending a dozen or so hours with the 16 games on SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1, I’m happy to report that my worries were unfounded- this is a fantastic package. Continue reading

Episode 57 – Smash

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News:

Nintendo is not a trendy asshole (investor briefing)

New game announcements: Moon Chronicles, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Tomodachi Collection

The Curious Incident of Ryan’s Wii U in the Transfer-Time

David Gibson is not Dave Gibbons

Games:

Sonic Lost World (Ryan’s “review”), Super Mario 3D World, 3D Super Hang-On, Bravely Default, Metal Slug 1 & X

Music:

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

Super Hang-On – Outride a Crisis

Triforce of 90s Epitaph Records punk songs about aggressively maintaining individuality despite immense pressure to conform:

Bad Religion – Against the Grain

Pennywise – My Own Way

Offspring – Smash