On the most recent episode of the podcast, I extolled the virtues of Neo Geo games on the Wii Virtual Console, while coming off as a bit dismissive of the SNK compilations released on the Wii, which I had never played. See, as a long-time Sega fan, I’ve been burned by poor emulation, lengthy load times, and ugly visual filters in these “too good to be true” value-packed comps. After spending a dozen or so hours with the 16 games on SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1, I’m happy to report that my worries were unfounded- this is a fantastic package. Continue reading →
We love podcasts. Like, a ton. It’s why we started The Nintendo Fun Club Podcast in the first place. We thought we’d take a moment here to celebrate the shows that kept us smiling during our commutes / housework / lunch breaks in 2013. These are the shows that cover the games we care about, with little or none of the hyperbole, gleeful cynicism, armchair analyzing, posturing, or “AAA game” focus present in other gaming podcasts (I mean, it’s OK if podcasts want to do that stuff, it’s just not what we’re into these days). Anyway, the shows here are not in any particular order, but everything here comes with the Official Nintendo Fun Club Podcast Seal of Quality. Basically, if you like our podcast, you’ll love these, because they’re way better Continue reading →
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
My friend and former college/Japan roommate Kevin lives in Tokyo and reviews everything from toys to games as Shumi Nagaremono (The Hobby Drifter). His most recent video review is of the FC Mobile, a portable Famiclone, and it’s pretty well-made and informative. I kinda totally want one of these now.