Episode 78 – The amiibro Spirit

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News:

Theatrhythm Dragon Quest announced for 3DS!!

Bravely Default, Chrono Trigger, and Secret of Mana tracks hitting Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call on Christmas Eve!

Duck Hunt coming to Wii U VC on Dec. 25th

Games:

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Fire Emblem, Donkey Konga 2, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pikmin 3, Whoa Dave! (interview with the game’s creator, Jason Cirillo over at Stick it in Your Pocket)

great piece by Christian Nutt dissecting the design philosophy of Captain Toad (and Nintendo in general)

Yeah, Taiko Drum Master totally came out way before Donkey Konga

Music:

Bad Religion – What Child is This

Yuzo Koshiro – Rydia (X’Mas Edit)

Bad Religion – O Come All Ye Faithful

30 minutes (and 90 yen) in Collectible Badge Center

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Well this was a bit of a surprise!

Nintendo sneakily released a (free) app on the Japanese 3DS eshop today that allows you to play a UFO catcher to win pins that you can use on your home screen.

Following a fairly bizarre tutorial, you have the opportunity to give the UFO catcher a shot, at no cost!

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Rad Sega themes on the Japanese 3DS eshop!

Themes.

Outside of amiibo, themes are my biggest Nintendo vice these days. Between my North American and Japanese 3DSs, I have about a dozen of ’em. I swore I was out of the theme game, but then Nintendo and Sega had to pull their greatest collaboration since Bayonetta 2: retro Sega themes. There are two on the eshop, for 200 yen each. Needless to say, I purchased both (and took some pictures to share)!

Theme 1: Hi-Tech Sega

This theme is based on Sega’s legendary Astro City arcade cabinet design. The music is awesome arcade ambiance!

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Episode 77 – Real Horses Don’t Run Into Trees

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News:

The Video Game Awards, Zelda Wii U gameplay, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Games:

Mighty Final Fight, Super Monkey Ball 2, Persona Q, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pikmin 3

Music:

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

Final Fantasy Main Theme – RAFVEN

Blanks 77 – Spirit of ’77