Episode 62 – The Page Turned, and the Yoshis Grew Happier


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Metroid Fusion, Yoshi’s Story, Mario Golf, Golden Sun, James Bond 007


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

Common Rider – Classics of Love


Episode 61 – The Games of the Year of Luigi


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Our Games of the Year of Luigi picks!

Also, picks from @MableGrl3, @tylerohlew (StickItInYourPocket), and @fix_your_face (Qoopa Klub Podcast)


Best Soundtrack

Best Art Design

Best Writing or Localization

Best Virtual Console Release

Best Multiplayer Game

Best Remake/HD Port

Best eshop Exclusive

Best Game With Luigi In It

Overall Best Game

Final question: Was this the best year of Nintendo ever?

Games discussed: Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol, Attack of the Friday Monsters!, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Bravely Default, The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, 3D Streets of Rage, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Mega Man X, Pokemon Y, Inazuma Eleven, NES Remix


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Lorule Overworld

Earthbound – Onett

Streets of Rage – Violent Breathing

Super Mario 3D World – Double Cherry Pass

The Bouncing Souls – Ship in a Bottle

Thoughts – Crystalis (Game Boy Color)

crystalisReleased: June, 2000

Developed by Nintendo Software Technology / Published by Nintendo

Crystalis on Game Boy Color is an odd release- one that begs many questions. Why did NST (Nintendo’s North American development branch) remake an obscure NES game released in 1990 on the Game Boy Color in 2000? Why didn’t original developer SNK bring the game to their own RPG-starved handheld (which was still active at the time), the Neo Geo Pocket Color? Why was this version never released in Japan? But the biggest question to me is: why did NST make the changes they did? Continue reading