In this episode I (Ryan) interview Seth S. Scott, the creator of Membrane (now available on the Nintendo Switch eshop). It’s a pretty rad convo about NYU’s game development program, “Run Naked,” SSX Blur, and more. Unfortunately my audio gets weird and echo-y during the last 7 minutes or so, but thankfully I don’t talk too much. Sorry!
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!
Whoa, random! The Smash Bros. for 3DS demo just appeared on the Japanese eshop this evening. As soon as I read @iamnotagoomba‘s Tweet, I was all over it! I’ve played a few rounds and oh! It’s so good! There are five characters playable (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Mega Man, and Villager) and one stage in the demo (as far as I can tell). You can play single player and set the CPU difficulty or play local multiplayer if you happen to have someone with a Japanese 3DS and the demo nearby. Anyway, here are some phone pics I took poking around in the interface! Enjoy!
I recently bought a Japanese 3DS and man, that eShop is good. From Sega 3D Classics such as OutRun and Fantasy Zone to Virtual Console releases like Trip World and Joy Mecha Fight, there is a ton of great stuff there that just isn’t available on the North American eShop.
Although you can apparently use foreign credit cards on the Japanese eShop, the actual Japanese point cards are way more fun. Here are some that I’ve bought:
Attack of the Friday Monsters, Summer Carnival ’92: Recca, Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder, Aquamoto Racing 3D, Bravely Default demo, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 (Game Gear), Sonic 2 (Master System), Sonic Chaos (Master System), Sonic Triple Trouble