Episode 122 – Holy Thunder Force, This Rules

3d-classics

Left-click here to listen in your browser or right-click, then “save link as…” to download the episode!

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

Advertisements

Ryan’s Top Five Nintendo Games of 2016

5) Gotta Protectors

WVW69jdBFosOhnuvOa

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

4) 7th Dragon III Code VFD

81j167cbayl-_ac_sl1500_

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

fire-emblem-fates-birthright-cover

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

img_87701

Still playing it; sorry haters.

1) Sega 3D Classics Collection

top_banner

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 108 – Good News (and Popplio)

Pip

Left-click here to listen in your browser or right-click, then “save link as…” to download the episode!

(Good) News:

Interview: Humble Bundle Co-Founder John Graham Reflects on the Successful Friends of Nintendo Promotion

Microsoft says partnership with Nintendo on Minecraft has ‘been great’

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward launches in North America on Aug. 19th

Phoenix Wright®: Ace Attorney® – Spirit Of Justice launching Sept. 2016

Pokemon Sun/Moon – New trailer, starter Pokemon and release date revealed
DISCUSSION: Who is the best starter Pokemon in in Sun / Moon??

Games:

Sega 3D Classics Collection

Music:

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

The Menzingers – Good Things

Episode 94 – PKMN GO(MG)

3D_16

Left-click here to listen in your browser or right-click, then “save link as…” to download the episode!

News:

Sega 3D Classics Vol. 2 collection / Sega TGS Day 3 stream

Tatsumi Kimishima named new Nintendo President

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice moves to 2016

…as does Star Fox Zero

Pokemon GO

Games: Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, Super Mario Maker, Dr. Mario Miracle Cure

Music:

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

Hatsune Miku – Weekender Girl

Alkaline Trio – The Torture Doctor

Episode 87 – Shenmue Bones

16953901709_3061a4b64b_z17140089065_8cbdaf6744_z 17138515422_952bd2b2c2_z

Left-click here to listen in your browser or right-click, then “save link as…” to download the episode!

News:

SEGA’s 3D Classics Return this Summer with SEGA Genesis Games for Nintendo 3DS

Games: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, 3D Fantasy Zone II W, Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Star Fox Adventures,Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

Music:

きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ – つけまつける

Bare Knuckle 2 – In the Bar

**Reyn Time Baby**

Dragon Quest Solo Guitar Collections – Town (DQ IV)

Blink 182 – Feeling This

CLANNAD Official English Release Kickstarter

Episode 84 – 50 inch bottoms

jnco

Left-click here to listen in your browser or right-click, then “save link as…” to download the episode!

News:

Chrono Trigger turns 20!

Xenoblade Chronicles X’s battle theme turns 16!

Games: OlliOlli, 3D Out Run, Theatrhythm Dragon Quest

Music:

FOB – Thriller

Xenoblade Chronicles X – Battle Theme

Chumped – Name That Thing

My 3D Out Run review

My Theatrhythm Dragon Quest demo impressions

Thoughts – Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives

HNI_0035

While I’ve written about many Sega 3D Classics individually, here I’m just looking at the first retail collection of the series. Sega 3D Classics are simply the best versions of classic Sega titles, with stunning 3D effects and a plethora of options for both hardcore retro enthusiasts and those playing the games for the first time.

This collection includes Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone Opa-Opa Bros. (the first game in the series), OutRun, Bare Knuckle (Streets of Rage), The Super Shinobi II (Shinobi III), Ecco the Dolphin, and two more games I’ll get to in a moment. Since these 3D classics have been out for a while (in Japan at least- we’re still waiting on OutRun and Fantasy Zone here), and I’ve talked them to death on this podcast, I’m just going to focus on the package itself. Starting with the actual package. Continue reading