Episode 92 – Dragon Questlove

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We had some sound quality issues in the first part of the episode, sorry!!

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News: 

Nintendo Partners with Facebook for Super Mario Maker Hackathon Event

First Nintendo NX games announced?

DQ XI info

Final Fantasy Explorers heads west in 2016

Games: Dragon Quest IX, 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, 3D Streets of Rage 2, The Wonderful 101 (thanks Tyler!!!), Steamworld Dig

My review of 3D Streets of Rage 2

Music:

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

Koichi Sugiyama – People (Dragon Quest I) (Dragon Quest Solo Guitar Collections)

Jeff Rosenstock – You, in Weird Cities

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Nintendo Fun Club Podcast – Goodbye, Mr. Iwata

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My visit to Nintendo World

Satoru Iwata’s 10 Greatest Accomplishments (Jeremy Parish – US Gamer)

Iwata’s work on Pokemon

The game industry and others react to Mr. Iwata’s passing

Chip Tanaka – Dedicated to Satoru Iwata

Shigesato Itoi’s farewell message to Satoru Iwata

Iwata Asks interview series

Games:

Balloon Fight, Kirby’s Dream Land, Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby’s Dream Course, EarthBound, NES Open Tournament Golf

Music:

Keiichi Suzuki – Because I Love You (EarthBound)

What $40 can get you in the DS section of GameStop these days (part one)

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If you go into a GameStop right now, there is a good chance you’ll find a bin filled with DS carts in CD sleeves. While (at most stores) the more expensive DS titles can be found in the glass cases (with the 3DS titles), the games in the sleeves are generally $5 or less. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been hitting my local stores and grabbing pretty much anything that looks interesting or I’ve heard good things about, but never owned. All of the games in the picture about I purchased for between $.99 and $4.99 each. I haven’t played all of them yet, but here are some quick thoughts on the ones I have:

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Phantasy Life: a guide to the Phantasy Star games on Nintendo systems

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With its inspired space setting, rich history, and distinctive aesthetic, Phantasy Star may be my favorite RPG series of all time. One may not associate Sega’s flagship RPG with Nintendo hardware, but the Wii, DS, Game Boy Advance, and GameCube are actually home to some of the best games in the franchise- many of which still hold up today! Let’s have a look. Continue reading

Episode 67 – Sad Bastard Music

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News:

Final Fantasy Explorers announced for 3DS

Smash Fest

Games:

Kirby Triple Deluxe, 1001 Spikes, Tomodachi Life, Bravely Default

Music:

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

Belle & Sebastian – The State I Am In

Chibi-Robo!

This content originally appeared in issue #2 of the Nintendo Fun Factor zine. The issue is available as a free download here; check it out!

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In 2005, developer Skip Ltd. released the quirky classic Chibi-Robo! for the Gamecube in Japan. The game follows the household adventures of a miniature robot tasked with
completing domestic objectives like cleaning up spills, finding lost items, and settling disputes between family members. Its charming protagonist and cute scenario made it one of the Gamecube’s standout exclusives and it remains a fan-favorite to this day.

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