Episode 61 – The Games of the Year of Luigi

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Our Games of the Year of Luigi picks!

Also, picks from @MableGrl3, @tylerohlew (StickItInYourPocket), and @fix_your_face (Qoopa Klub Podcast)

Categories:

Best Soundtrack

Best Art Design

Best Writing or Localization

Best Virtual Console Release

Best Multiplayer Game

Best Remake/HD Port

Best eshop Exclusive

Best Game With Luigi In It

Overall Best Game

Final question: Was this the best year of Nintendo ever?

Games discussed: Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol, Attack of the Friday Monsters!, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Bravely Default, The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, 3D Streets of Rage, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Mega Man X, Pokemon Y, Inazuma Eleven, NES Remix

Music:

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Lorule Overworld

Earthbound – Onett

Streets of Rage – Violent Breathing

Super Mario 3D World – Double Cherry Pass

The Bouncing Souls – Ship in a Bottle

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Episode 57 – Smash

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News:

Nintendo is not a trendy asshole (investor briefing)

New game announcements: Moon Chronicles, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Tomodachi Collection

The Curious Incident of Ryan’s Wii U in the Transfer-Time

David Gibson is not Dave Gibbons

Games:

Sonic Lost World (Ryan’s “review”), Super Mario 3D World, 3D Super Hang-On, Bravely Default, Metal Slug 1 & X

Music:

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

Super Hang-On – Outride a Crisis

Triforce of 90s Epitaph Records punk songs about aggressively maintaining individuality despite immense pressure to conform:

Bad Religion – Against the Grain

Pennywise – My Own Way

Offspring – Smash

Episode 55 – Blackout!

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News: The Great eShop outage of 2013

Games: 3D Shinobi III, Super Mario 3D World, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Code of Princess

Final thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (starts around 55 minutes in)

Music:

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

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker – The Legendary Hero

The Falcon – Blackout

Episode 52 – Super Hang-On To Your Hats, It’s Gonna Be A Bumpy Ride

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WARNING: Once again I messed up setting up my mic and it picked up every nasty wheeze my decrepit disgusting body made. Sorry for being gross and way loud- Ryan

Games: Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Sega 3D Classics: 3D Space Harrier, Sega 3D Classics: 3D Super Hang-On, Pokemon X & Y

SEGA 3D Classics – 3D Space Harrier Interview with Developer M2

SEGA 3D Classics – 3D Super Hang-On Interview with Developer M2

Music:

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

Boris the Sprinkler – Goddamn Rollerbladers

Nintendo Fun Club Podcast Episode 51 – It’s Nintendo Friday, I’m in Love

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John and Kevin talk Nintendo’s two huge holiday releases, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D World (sorry Mario Party), on Nintendo Fun Club Episode 51.
Games:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
Music:
The Bouncing Souls: We Love Fun (unofficial Nintendo Fun Club theme song)
A Link Between Worlds: Milk Bar
Super Mario 3D World: Main Theme
Weston: Dinosaur


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The Moment and Momentum of Super Mario 64: Nintendo’s Search to Find Balance for Video Games’ Most Sure-Footed Hero

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By Kevin

In a recent interview with Destructoid, Ubisoft’s Ashraf Ismail suggested that this year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag could be compared to Nintendo’s revolutionary Super Mario 64.  His point rests on the fact the new Assassin’s Creed game is built around navigating an ocean, which connects to various portals to the game worlds, much like the castle in Super Mario 64.  While not necessarily convincing me to expect such revolutionary things from Assassin’s Creed IV, Ismail’s comments has inspired me to think an awful lot about Super Mario 64.  This comparison was not only striking because of the contrasting tone of Assassin’s Creed games when compared to Mario games but also because Super Mario 64 is a game that I hold on a level few other games equal.

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Episode 48 – A Link Between Links

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APOLOGY: I (Ryan) am super sniffly and heavy-breathing this episode and didn’t mute myself enough. It’s totally gross and I’m sorry 😦 *deep bow*

News:

Oct. 1 Nintendo Direct

Aonuma at NYCC talking A Link Between Worlds

Games: Vampire: Master of Darkness, Final Fight 2, Mega Man ZX

Music:

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

Saves the Day – In the In Between

Don’t forget to mail your Resident Evil thoughts/memories to us to read on the show to Nintendofunclubpodcast@gmail.com!!!