Episode 126 – Imagine Dragon Quest

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News:

Pokken Tournament players raise $15k for the Make-a-Wish foundation

Nintendo’s First-Ever Super Bowl Ad Features Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda, and Imagine Dragons, unforch

Splatoon 2 voice chat features future clarified – set play appointments, private battle voice options

Switch online service to cost roughly the equivalent of $17-26 per year

Games:

Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragon Quest VIII 3DS, Donkey Kong ’94, Pokemon Duel

Music:

No Use for a Name – Hybrid Moments (Misfits cover) (*NEW* Unofficial Nintendo Fun Club Theme Song (through the Switch launch))

Screeching Weasel – Pauline

Episode 122 – Holy Thunder Force, This Rules

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Games:

Thunder Force III, Sonic 2, Columns, Turbo Outrun, Pokemon Sun and Moon

Music:

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

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Aquatic Ruin Zone (Masato Nakamura)

Rhapsody of Fire – Holy Thunderforce

Ryan’s Top Five Nintendo Games of 2016

5) Gotta Protectors

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You want a reason why this game made my list? How about ten?

4) 7th Dragon III Code VFD

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I really wasn’t expecting this to be my favorite 3DS JRPG of the year, but the awesome soundtrack and accessible dungeon crawling really resonated with me!

3) Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

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While not as ~perfect~ as Awakening, Birthright provided a solid story and, as expected, excellent SRPG gameplay. I still need to play Conquest and Revelation!

2) Pokemon Go

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Still playing it; sorry haters.

1) Sega 3D Classics Collection

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As far as the Sega 3D Classics go, this really isn’t a collection of the best of ’em. No Out Run? No Gunstar Heroes? No Streets of Rage 2? Lame! But even with that in mind, this is still my Nintendo GOTY. Why? Because M2 did such an incredible job with these ports/remakes that they elevate even the most mediocre games into something incredibly fun and playable. With a multitude of options and perfect emulation, this is the gold standard for preserving and re-releasing classic games.

Honorable Mentions (other cool games I dug this year, but didn’t make much progress in):

Pokemon Moon, Dragon Quest VII, Monster Hunter Generations, Kirby Planet Robobot

Episode 121 – Runaway

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News:

Games:

Super Mario Run

Music:

The Vandals – Nothing’s Going to Ruin My Holiday

Jughead’s Revenge – Hit and Run

Episode 120 – This Switch Rumor is BANANAS!!!

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Plug:

Check out our Pretty Cool PlayStation Podcast, Enos Lives!

News:

Eurogamer Sources: Nintendo Switch will have GameCube Virtual Console support

Super Mario Run, Breath Of The Wild Switch Shown On Jimmy Fallon Show

Is Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Frame Rate Smoother on Switch? FPS Comparison (Switch Vs. Wii U)

Games:

NES Classic, Famicom Mini, Double Dragon II, Ninja Gaiden, Atlantis no Nazo, Super C

Music:

The Roots – Boom!

The Roots – You Got Me

Famitsu Issue #1 (reprint)

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While it seems like every year for the past 15 years has been touted as “peak Famicom nostalgia” in Japan, the launch of the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer could make this fall the true nostalgia boom. To accompany the release of the (preorder-sold-out) mini console, publications have begun releasing some cool magazines and guides. While I have a handful of these preordered (LOVE that Amazon.jp now ships to the United States), the one I was most excited about arrived today. Pictured above, this is a reprint of Issue #1 of Famitsu (originally released in June, 1986), the iconic publication that led the way for gaming magazines in both the East and West. Let’s take a peak inside, yeah?

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Episode 118 – The 2016 Nintendo Fun Club Podcast Halloween Special (or whatever)

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News:

Digital Foundry Retro – Metroid Prime

New segment “Who’s Switchin’ It Up??” about developers making Switch games:

Nobunaga’s Ambition coming to Switch

Level 5 is gonna make games for Switch, but not sure what yet

(j/k that’s not really a segment we’re doing. unless you think it would be cool and it would inspire you to give us a nice review on iTunes. then we’d totally do that segment soundoffinthecommentsetc)

Animal Crossing New Leaf Direct

~breaking news~

INTI CREATES AND SUNSOFT TEAM UP TO CREATE “BLASTER MASTER ZERO”, COMING SPRING 2017 TO 3DS

Games:

Twisted Fusion, Resident Evil Revelations, Dead Space Extraction, Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon

Music:

Ghost – Square Hammer

Slayer – Raining Blood