Episode 62 – The Page Turned, and the Yoshis Grew Happier

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News:

Directs!

Games:

Metroid Fusion, Yoshi’s Story, Mario Golf, Golden Sun, James Bond 007

Music:

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

Common Rider – Classics of Love

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

Thoughts – Crystalis (Game Boy Color)

crystalisReleased: June, 2000

Developed by Nintendo Software Technology / Published by Nintendo

Crystalis on Game Boy Color is an odd release- one that begs many questions. Why did NST (Nintendo’s North American development branch) remake an obscure NES game released in 1990 on the Game Boy Color in 2000? Why didn’t original developer SNK bring the game to their own RPG-starved handheld (which was still active at the time), the Neo Geo Pocket Color? Why was this version never released in Japan? But the biggest question to me is: why did NST make the changes they did? Continue reading

We want your Games of the Year of Luigi picks!

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The Game of the Year of Luigi episode of NFC is going to be a bit late. Sorry!

With members of the podcast doing grown-up and cool stuff like going on vacation with their family or recording in a studio with their band, we haven’t been able to get the “Guyforce” together to talk about our favorite Games of the Year of Luigi.

But!

We can use the extra time to make the episode even better! Since YOU make everything better, we’d like to get YOUR picks as well! Here are the categories we’re going to be using:

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

You can email us your choices at Nintendofunclubpodcast@gmail.com and we’ll read them on the show :-)

If you want to get even crazier, you can record yourself talking about the games and we could just splice that right in! Just email us and we can work out dropbox info if you decide to go that route.

A brief reasoning behind each of your choices would be rad, but not necessary. Also, don’t feel like you need to have a choice for every category. It’s cool, no worries.

Get your choices in by Thursday, April 3rd, please!

This celebration of excellence on Nintendo platforms will hopefully be worthy of The Year of Luigi! Please look forward to it!

Reminder: The Year of Luigi took place from February 20th 2013 to March 18th 2014. #NeverForget

Episode 60 – Welcome to my Fantasy Zone

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News:

Azure Striker Gunbolt announced

3D Fantasy Zone Opa Opa bros announced as next Sega 3D Classic for 3DS

Games: Bravely Default, Guacamelee, Bit Trip Runner 2

Music:

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

AFI – A Single Second

Episode 59 – Hockey Hair of the Kong

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News:

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia coming to Wii U

Nintendo switching off Wifi for Wii and DS

Games: Bravely Default, Inazuma Eleven, Weapon Shop de Omasse, Ice Hockey, Castlevania, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams

Music:

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

Ice Hockey – Title Theme

Propagandhi – Dear Coach’s Corner

Episode 58 – Sonic Boom Eleven

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News:

Sonic Boom

Nintendo Direct

Games:

Bravely Default, Batman: Arkham Origins, Pokemon Bank, Steel Diver Sub Wars, Ninja Gaiden, Inazuma Eleven

Music:

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

Ninja Gaiden – Battlefield

Sonic Boom Six – Keep on Believing