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POWER PROS — Nintendo News & Views

Former Nintendo Power editors talk Nintendo news and topics
POWER PROS — Nintendo News & Views


Former Nintendo Power editors talk Nintendo news and topics


Games & Hobbies


Double-Edged Sword (and Shield) [PP186]

Nov 28, 2019 01:29:14


We embark on our journey into the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield, solve puzzles and crimes in Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition, and get stupid in The Stretchers! Plus: New amiibo, Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold, Sonic movie news, and more, including a celebration of 15 years of Nintendo DS! (Intermission Music: The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors - Pursuit)

Oh Yeah, Luigi Time! [PP185]

Nov 9, 2019 01:00:55


The bro in green takes center stage this episode as we discuss Luigi's Mansion 3 and look back at Luigi's storied history! Plus: Terry Bogard's debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, and more! (Intermission Music: AI: The Somnium Files - Psyncin' in the SWaiN 2)

Sixth Sense [PP184]

Oct 26, 2019 01:01:13


This episode is bursting with RPG goodness, including impressions of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition for Switch and a look back at 25 years of Final Fantasy VI. Plus: Return of the Obra Dinn, Shakedown: Hawaii for 3DS, and more! (Intermission Music: Final Fantasy VI - Kefka)

Fall Feast of Games [PP183]

Oct 18, 2019 01:15:57


An embarrassment of gaming riches arrives on Nintendo Switch, including Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition, Untitled Goose Game, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, Killer Queen Black, The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors, Fight'n Rage, and more! Plus: The Last of the Wii U Ports and...a very cute grandmother!? (Intermission Music: Breath of Fire - Song and Dance)

Bonus Stage: Genesis Does! [PPEX03]

Sep 30, 2019 01:22:50


It's a Sega Genesis celebration! From Sonic to Golden Axe to Dynamite Headdy, we commemorate 30 years of Sega's 16-bit classic by picking the best Genesis games you can play on Nintendo systems, plus we power-up with the recently released Sega Genesis Mini! (Intermission Music: The Revenge of Shinobi - Ninja Step)

Sweet Dreams [PP182]

Sep 27, 2019 33:26


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening arrives on Switch and redefines an all-time classic. Plus: Mario Kart Tour, Daemon X Machina, AI: The Somnium Files, and more, including the best dream-inspired games on Nintendo systems. (Intermission Music: Mighty Switch Force! - Whoa I'm in Space Cuba)

Chain Reaction [PP181]

Sep 15, 2019 01:03:33


This episode: Nintendo news and impressions overload! Astral Chain, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, River City Girls, Ring Fit Adventure, Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection, Shovel Knight Dig, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Super Kirby Clash, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, Overwatch: Legendary Edition, SNES games on Switch, Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more! (Intermission Music: Axelay - Stage 1)

Game Boy Gala [PP180]

Aug 23, 2019 01:00:02


We celebrate 30 years of Nintendo's original portable powerhouse - the Game Boy - with the system's 30 best games! Plus: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Grandia HD Collection, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Vitamin Connection, A Hat in Time, Indie World highlights, and more! (Intermission Music: Mega Man V - Jupiter Stage)

Wild Ideas [PP179]

Aug 9, 2019 52:49


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is coming to Nintendo Switch, and this is what we want to see! Plus: Grandia HD Collection, Cooking Mama, Pokémon Sword & Shield, and more! (Intermission Music: Perfect Dark - Menu Screen)

House Party [PP178]

Aug 1, 2019 01:18:45


Class is in session with Fire Emblem: Three Houses for Nintendo Switch! Does the legendary strategy series still bring the heat? Plus: Mighty Switch Force! Collection, Blazing Chrome, My Friend Pedro, the Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, The Outer Worlds, new amiibo, and more, including 30 years of Capcom greatness! (Intermission Music: DuckTales - Himalayas)

Let There Be Lite! [PP177]

Jul 11, 2019 42:53


Nintendo has unveiled its latest hardware: the Nintendo Switch Lite! Plus: Dr. Mario World, Pokémon, and the coolest transformations in gaming! (Intermission Music: Final Fight 2 - Hong Kong 12:00PM 1)

Makings of Greatness [PP176]

Jul 5, 2019 01:17:04


Super Mario Maker 2 is here! Does it build upon the success of the original? Plus: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Dragon Quest Builders 2, River City Girls, Mighty Switch Force! Collection, Catan, SolSeraph, and more, including the Game Boy games (and handheld series) that need to make the jump to Switch! (Intermission Music: Nintendo World Cup - Match Theme 2)

E3 2019 Aftermath [PP175]

Jun 20, 2019 01:29:17


Hands-on with some of the year's most anticipated Switch titles, including The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Contra: Rogue Corps, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and more! Plus: Cadence of Hyrule, Contra Anniversary Collection, Gato Roboto, Hue, and other recent releases! (Intermission Music: Contra - Stage 3)

Nintendo Direct E3 2019 [PP174]

Jun 12, 2019 47:34


E3 2019 is here! We discuss all the Nintendo and third-party news and announcements, including the Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Pokemon Sword & Shield, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, Daemon X Machina, Dragon Quest XI, Witcher III, Collection of Mana, Contra: Rogue Corps, No More Heroes III, Panzer Dragoon, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, The Messenger: Picnic Panic, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, and more! (Intermission Music: Banjo-Kazooie - Spiral Mountain)

Crystal Clear [PP173]

May 31, 2019 01:10:51


E3 2019 is coming - here's what we want to see! Plus: Resident Evil 4 for Nintendo Switch, Contra Anniversary Collection, Mario Kart Tour, Pokémon announcements, Baldo, and the most ambitious crossover in puzzle-game history - Crystal Crisis! (Intermission Music: Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage - Title Screen)

Long Live 3DS [PP172]

May 17, 2019 01:16:09


As the 3DS era draws to a close, we pick the system's top 30 must-have games! Plus: Super Mario Maker 2, Shakedown: Hawaii, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Detective Pikachu movie impressions, and lots more! (Intermission Music: Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Mad Forest)

Ultimate Final Four [PP171]

May 3, 2019 01:11:48


Which characters deserve to fill the remaining DLC slots in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Plus: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics, Box Boy + Box Girl!!, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, Ninja Warriors Once Again, Doraemon Story of Seasons, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and more! (Intermission Music: Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics - Burning Heat ~ Vulcan Venture/Gradius II)

Fantasy Fulfillment [PP170]

Apr 19, 2019 01:15:32


Dive into the world of Final Fantasy with Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD Remaster, as well as a look at the past and present of gaming's premiere RPG series! Plus: Joker debuts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Cuphead, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Labo VR, Castlevania, new amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: Final Fantasy X HD Remaster - Chocobo Jam)

First Timers [PP169]

Apr 12, 2019 01:11:49


The latest major Switch and 3DS releases discussed: Yoshi's Crafted World, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Mechstermination Force, and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn! Plus: Nintendo rumors, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Mario ornaments, and the Pros' first encounters with classic franchises, including Super Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokémon, Mega Man, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Mario Odyssey - Above the Clouds)

The Nindie Connection [PP168]

Mar 28, 2019 01:06:55


Legendary classics return on Switch: Final Fantasy VII, Castlevania, Contra, and more! Plus: Big indie news with Shantae 5, Cyber-Shadow, Cuphead, Cadence of Hyrule, and many others, as well as the Nintendo/indie collaborations we want to see! (Intermission Music: Final Fantasy VII - Cosmo Canyon)

SP Enhanced [PP167]

Mar 14, 2019 01:12:32


In this episode: Nintendo Labo VR, Deltrarune Chapter 1, Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove, RemiLore, Trials Rising, The Alliance Alive HD Remastered, RPG Maker MV, The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, and lots more, including the SP NES games that should come to Nintendo Switch Online! (Intermission Music: Deltarune Chapter 1 - Field of Hopes and Dreams)

Reggie, Set, Go! [PP166]

Mar 1, 2019 57:53


Pokémon Sword and Shield have been revealed: new games, new region, new Pokémon! Plus: As Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime prepares to retire, we discuss our favorite Reggie moments and memories. Also: Yo-Kai Watch 3, Ace Attorney, Resident Evil, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Mario 64 - Bowser's Theme)

Reawakening [PP165]

Feb 22, 2019 01:22:45


Nintendo's 2019 Switch lineup is looking better than ever! We discuss The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, Dragon Quest XI, Daemon X Machina, Yoshi's Crafted World, and many others! Plus: Steins; Gate Elite impressions, new amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: Tetris & Dr. Mario - Tetris Music B)

Nintendo's Biggest Blunders [PP164]

Feb 13, 2019 01:10:41


Even the Big N makes mistakes! From Virtual Boy to CD-i Zelda to the Wii U, we discuss Nintendo's most egregious errors! Plus: Wargroove, Baldur's Gate, Xbox Live on Switch, listener mail, and more! (Intermission Music: Lethal Weapon - Stage One; Dramatic Reading Music: Royalty Free Music: "8 Bit Adventure!" By HeatleyBros)

Delicious and Nutritious [PP163]

Feb 1, 2019 01:09:34


Nintendo presses reset on Metroid Prime 4! What does it mean for the series? Plus: Piranha Plant debuts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dr. Mario World announced, new amiibo, Switch hardware rumors, Gris impressions, and more, including our favorite gaming foods! (Intermission Music: Super Metroid - Brinstar ~ Overgrown with Vegetation)

Playing with Style [PP162]

Jan 24, 2019 01:22:25


The Pros dig into the biggest recent releases, including New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, and Onimusha: Warlords. Plus: New indie Switch games, Mortal Kombat 11, listener letters, and more, including Nintendo's coolest (and least-cool) system designs! (Intermission Music: Super Double Dragon - Mission 4)

2019 Nintendo Preview [PP161]

Jan 10, 2019 01:08:06


Super Mario! Fire Emblem! Pokémon! Animal Crossing! Luigi's Mansion 3! Yoshi's Crafted World! Shovel Knight! Ace Attorney! Mortal Kombat! Doom Eternal! We take a peek at all these games and more as we preview what's sure to be one of Nintendo's biggest years ever! (Intermission Music: Sega Genesis Collection - Toejam & Earl ~ Funkotronic Beat)

The Best of 2018 [PP160]

Jan 4, 2019 01:13:24


The Pros pick the best games of 2018! Will the obvious hits win or will an unexpected contender take the prize!? Plus: Battle Princess Madelyn, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Warframe, Phantasy Star, the worst amiibo ever, listener mail, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Kid Icarus ~ Underworld)

The Ultimate Battle [PP159]

Dec 20, 2018 01:27:37


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has arrived, and the Nintendo Switch will never be the same! Plus, the pros are back from Japan with their picks for the biggest games that still need to come to the West! Also: Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Sega Genesis Collection, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Mortal Kombat 11, new amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: Okami - The Sun Rises)

Stop or Go? [PP158]

Nov 22, 2018 01:08:49


Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee hit Switch! Is it a worthy remake? Plus: Blazing Chrome, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Creating a Champion, Arcade Archives: Urban Champion, and more, including the 2018 gamers' non-game gift guide! (Intermission Music: Bad Dudes - Stage 2)

Timeless Legend [PP157]

Nov 15, 2018 49:58


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time turns 20, and we celebrate with the game's most memorable moments! Plus: Diablo III, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, Detective Pikachu trailer thoughts, new NES Switch games, and more! (Intermission Music: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Horse Race)

World of Light, World of Color [PP156]

Nov 8, 2018 56:20


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is almost upon us, and we dig in to the latest characters and features! Plus: Game Boy Color 20-year celebration, Save Me Mr. Tako, Castlevania Season 2, Resident Evil on Switch, and more! (Intermission Music: Ghost Trick - Main Theme)

Scared Silly [PP155]

Oct 26, 2018 59:50


Embrace the darkness with Luigi's Mansion for 3DS, Dark Souls Remastered for Switch (and its amiibo!), and the all-time scariest Nintendo characters! Plus: The World Ends With You: Final Remix, the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, and more! (Intermission Music: Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Overdrive)

Whip It Good [PP154]

Oct 19, 2018 01:22:04


It's party time with Super Mario Party for Switch! Plus: Chasm, Starlink, the latest NES games for Nintendo Switch Online, and more, including an in-depth look at the legendary Castlevania series! (Intermission Music: Castlevania: Dracula X - Bloodlines)

Mega Mania [PP153]

Oct 4, 2018 01:07:35


Mega Man 11 has arrived! We discuss the game, the amiibo, the book, and beyond! Plus: Dragalia Lost, Alwa's Awakening, Yo-Kai Watch 3, Shadowgate, and more, including the best robot characters on Nintendo systems! (Intermission Music: Mega Man 4 - Skull Man Stage)

GameCube Generation [PP152]

Sep 27, 2018 54:02


This episode: Valkyria Chronicles 4, Undertale, Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog & Lightening Force, news from the Tokyo Game Show, and more! Plus: The GameCube-era games that should appear on Switch! (Intermission Music: Mario Paint - Gnat Attack Stage 2)

Breaking the Rules [PP151]

Sep 20, 2018 01:10:07


Super Mario Bros. 2, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Castlevania II: Simon's Quest defied expectations 30 years ago. How do these surprising NES sequels hold up 30 years later? Plus: Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country, Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle, Sega Genesis Classics, and more, including our early experiences with Nintendo Switch Online! (Intermission Music: Final Fight - Bay Area 3)

The Best of the Modern Era [PP150]

Sep 14, 2018 01:19:37


Big news from the latest Nintendo Direct, including Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing for Switch, nine Final Fantasy games, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Nintendo Switch Online (including Pro Wrestling!?), and lots more! Plus: The top 50 Nintendo-system games of the modern era! (Intermission Music: Octopath Traveler - Battle Theme II)

Don’t Shoot the Messenger [PP149]

Sep 7, 2018 01:14:21


Experience timeless ninja action in The Messenger, fight like a girl in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, and get strategic with Into the Breach! Plus: Mega Man 11, Dragalia Lost, Shovel Knight, Valkyria Chronicles, and more, including the remaining NES games we want to see added to Nintendo Switch Online! (Intermission Music: Donkey Kong Country 2 - Snakey Chantey)

Indies Everywhere [PP148]

Aug 30, 2018 01:20:28


Nintendo Switch now has 1,000 games - and these are the indie titles you don’t want to miss! Plus: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Blade Strangers, Kero Blaster, Bad North, Onimusha: Warlords, Shovel Knight Showdown, Chasm, and more, including the latest Nindie Showcase announcements. (Intermission Music: Blade Strangers - Fight for Glory)

Hungry Like a Wolf [PP147]

Aug 24, 2018 01:04:41


Okami HD leads the pack of recent Switch releases, alongside Iconoclasts and Dead Cells. Plus: Diablo 3, Doom Eternal, Grandia, Etrian Odyssey Nexus, and more, including the Nintendo worlds we’d most like to visit. Also: A new segment approaches!? (Intermission Music: The Guardian Legend - Underwater Corridors)

Smash Surprises [PP146]

Aug 9, 2018 01:18:11


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate heats up as Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, assist trophy Shovel Knight, and loads of other new details are announced for Nintendo’s fighting extravaganza! Plus: WarioWare Gold, The World Ends with You: Final Remix, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Mega Man: Fully Charged, and more, including what we want to see in a redesigned Switch! (Intermission Music: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Snake Eater)

Comic Mischief [PP145]

Aug 2, 2018 00:47:06


Laugh it up with the funniest games on Nintendo systems! Plus: Code of Princess EX, Shantae DLC, Nintendo Labo, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum & Fun, and more! (Intermission Music: Code of Princess - Holy Princess (Solange’s Theme))

Nintendo Power 30th Anniversary [PP144]

Jul 27, 2018 01:28:34


It’s been 30 years since Nintendo Power debuted and changed the way we played games! We look back at the magazine’s evolution and share our (and our readers’) fondest memories of the publication - including a special guest! Plus: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2, Sonic Mania Plus, Pool Panic, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Mario Land - Chai Kingdom)

Lights, Camera, Nintendo! [PP143]

Jul 19, 2018 01:13:11


What Nintendo properties would make the best TV and movie adaptations? We pick the games we want to see brought to life! Plus: Octopath Traveler, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Bomb Chicken, Splatoon 2 amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Midna’s Lament)

Versus Mode [PP142]

Jul 12, 2018 01:28:00


Grab a friend (or nemesis) and check out our list of the greatest multiplayer games across all Nintendo systems! Plus: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Pocket Rumble, Hollow Knight, Yo-Kai Watch Blasters, Anime Expo news, new amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: Totally Rad - Act 1 Part 1)

Revenge of the NES Classic [PP141]

Jun 28, 2018 01:13:05


Just when you thought it was safe…the NES Classic is back (and we have ideas on how it could be improved)! Plus: Mario Tennis Aces, Paladins, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and more, including thoughts on what was missing from this year’s E3! (Intermission Music: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Plucky Pass Beginnings)

E3 Aftermath 2018 [PP140]

Jun 21, 2018 01:15:02


We go hands-on with some of the year’s biggest Switch games, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mega Man 11, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu, Team Sonic Racing, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom! Plus: Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Smash TV - Title Theme)

Nintendo Direct E3 2018 [PP139]

Jun 13, 2018 00:55:57


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been revealed at the biggest gaming event of the year! We discuss the characters, stages, and features of Nintendo’s flagship fighter. Plus: Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Party, Fortnite, StarLink: Battle for Atlas, Daemon X Machina, Pokémon, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC, new amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: Splatoon 2 - Inkoming! (Wet Floor))

The Road to E3 2018! [PP138]

Jun 7, 2018 01:21:35


E3 2018 is almost here! Get hyped for the big show with speculation and predictions of what we’ll see on Nintendo systems this year, including Super Smash Bros. and much more! Plus: Sushi Striker, Mario Tennis Aces, Fox n Forests, West of Loathing, Wild Guns Reloaded, listener letters, and the strangest dramatic reading yet! (Intermission Music: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Street Fighter Alpha 2) - Sakura Stage)

Let’s Go Catch ‘Em All [PP137]

Jun 1, 2018 01:27:49


Get ready to return to where it all started with Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu & Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee! Plus: Mega Man 11, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Ikaruga, Runner3, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Pokémon Quest, and more, including the game compilations we want to see on Nintendo Switch! (Intermission Music: Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja - Title Screen)

Bonus Stage: Super Mario Bros. Movie Commentary [PPEX02]

May 26, 2018 01:46:50


Celebrate 25 years of the Super Mario Bros. live-action movie with this feature-length commentary to accompany the outrageous film. Come for the plumbers, goombas, and fungus; stay for the monkeys and the nonsensical, inebriated babble. Glug, glug, glug!

Definitive Legacy [PP136]

May 24, 2018 01:05:50


Gaming icons return to Nintendo Switch in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2! Plus: Resident Evil 7, Go Vacation, Gal Metal, and more, including the 25th anniversary of the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie! (Intermission Music: Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge - Wily Station Stage)

Smash Selection [PP135]

May 17, 2018 01:12:44


Which new characters should join the roster in Super Smash Bros. for Switch? We make our picks! Plus: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition, Nintendo Switch Online, Blade Strangers, Raging Justice, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and lots more! (Intermission Music: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest - Funky the Main Monkey)

The Perfect 10s [PP134]

Apr 26, 2018 01:17:13


Nintendo Labo is here! Is Nintendo’s cardboard creation crazy fun or just plain crazy? Plus: Dark Souls, Sonic Mania Plus, Night Trap, and more, including the games from past and present that are worthy of being awarded a coveted 10 out of 10! (Intermission Music: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - Sewer Surfin’)

Genre Jumble [PP133]

Apr 19, 2018 00:55:16


A Pokémon platformer? A Sonic horror game? We pick popular Nintendo-system franchises that could benefit from a genre change! Plus: Sega Ages, Octopath Traveler, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Collector’s Edition, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Mario Odyssey - Bowser Battle 1 ~Nimbus Arena Showdown~)

Lost in the Past [PP132]

Apr 12, 2018 01:19:00


Feel the magic of Shantae, enter the ring with Punch-Out!!, and save the President from ninjas in Bad Dudes! Plus: Mega Man X Legacy Collection, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, Senran Kagura Reflexions, and things we miss (and don’t miss) from gaming eras gone by! Are you a bad enough dude to check out this episode?! (Intermission Music: Mega Man X - Highway Stage)

Tournament of Villains [PP131]

Mar 29, 2018 01:01:47


Charge up your Nintendo 3DS for Detective Pikachu and The Alliance Alive! Plus: PixelJunk Monsters 2, Steins;Gate Elite, and…the Tournament of Villains showdown, where evildoers like Bowser, Mother Brain, Ganon, Dr. Wily, and King Dedede battle it out for the title of Nintendo’s top troublemaker! (Intermission Music: Sonic Pinball Barty - Burning Hearts)

When Foxes Fly [PP130]

Mar 22, 2018 01:29:44


Do a barrel roll! It’s time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Fox! Plus: Kirby: Star Allies, Sonic Mania Plus, Super Smash Bros, The Messenger, Pool Panic, Bomb Chicken, listener mail, and more! (Intermission Music: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon - Kai Highway)

Smash Bros and Beyond! [PP129]

Mar 9, 2018 01:05:23


It doesn’t get bigger than Super Smash Bros on Switch! Plus: Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion, Captain Toad, WarioWare Gold, Luigi’s Mansion, Octopath Traveler, Undertale, Okami HD, Code of Princess EX, Owlboy, Mario and Zelda soundtracks, and more! (Intermission Music: DuckTales Remastered - Transylvania)

Happy Birthday to Switch! [PP128]

Mar 2, 2018 01:26:27


We celebrate a year of Nintendo Switch by discussing the system’s best games, how it needs to improve, and what we’re looking forward to next! Plus: The Alliance Alive and much more! (Intermission Music: VVVVVV - Positive Force)

What If…? [PP127]

Feb 23, 2018 01:06:59


The witch arrives on Switch in Bayonetta 2! Plus: Super Mario Odyssey update, the Super Mario Encyclopedia, Mega Man news, and more, including “What If?” looks at major Nintendo moments. (Intermission Music: Pictionary - Title Screen)

Historia Repeats Itself [PP126]

Feb 16, 2018 00:26:52


In this episode: Xeodrifter for Switch, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for 3DS, new Splatoon 2 amiibo, MyNintendo news, and more, including our least-played games on Switch and Nintendo 3DS! (Intermission Music: Yoshi’s Island - Athletic Theme)

Shipping Department [PP125]

Feb 8, 2018 00:50:01


Love is in the air as the Pros discuss their favorite gaming couples! Plus: Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, Space Dave, Fox n Forests, new CyberConnect2 Switch games, and more! (Intermission Music: Solatorobo: Red the Hunter - Blue Sky Extreme)

Good Friends, Better Enemies [PP124]

Feb 2, 2018 01:18:54


Great heroes need great rivals: we discuss Nintendo’s greatest nemeses! Plus: The latest Nintendo news including Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo Switch Online, and the Super Mario Bros. animated movie, as well as Celeste, Scribblenauts Showdown, Wild Guns Reloaded, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, the end of Miitomo, listener mail, and more! (Intermission Music: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Together in the Great Sky)

Think Inside the Box [PP123]

Jan 19, 2018 01:28:26


Now you’re playing with power - paper power - with Nintendo Labo for Switch! Plus: Kirby: Battle Royale, Dragon Quest Builders, Lost Sphear, Detective Pikachu, Super Meat Boy, and more, including the great game localization debate! (Intermission Music: Snake’s Revenge - Big Boss Battle)

Nintendo Direct Mini & More [PP122]

Jan 12, 2018 01:03:34


Dig in to Switch’s early 2018 lineup: Mario Tennis Aces, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (with new Funky mode!), Dark Souls Remastered, The World Ends With You: Final Remix, Ys VIII, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, and everything else from the Nintendo Direct Mini! Plus: Super Mario Cereal, new Arcade Archives titles, listener mail, and more! (Intermission Music: Legacy of Ys: Books I & II - First Step Towards Wars)

2018 Nintendo Preview [PP121]

Jan 6, 2018 01:09:50


It’s a new year with big games on the way, including Kirby, Yoshi, Bayonetta, Dragon Quest Builders, Project Octopath Traveler, and more! Plus: Wishes and predictions for 2018, as well as impressions of recent indie releases like Floor Kids, Poly Bridge, and Slain: Back From Hell. (Intermission Music: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Gormott)

The Best of 2017 [PP120]

Dec 31, 2017 00:25:26


What’s the best Nintendo game of 2017? Hint: A knock-down, drag-out fight between Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is involved! Plus: The return of Nintendo Power, impressions of Vs. Super Mario Bros., and the dramatic conclusion to the adventures of Captain Nintendo! (Intermission Music: Axiom Verge - Without Place)

Mega Manniversary [PP119]

Dec 21, 2017 01:14:40


Platform like it’s 1999 with Yooka-Laylee on Switch! Plus: River City: Rival Showdown, Pokémon news, 30 years of Mega Man, and more! (Intermission Music: Mega Man IV - Wily Battleship Stage)

Champion’s Road [PP118]

Dec 14, 2017 01:22:18


We return to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to explore the Champions’ Ballad DLC! Plus: The End Is Nigh, 80’s Overdrive, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Bayonetta, and more, including three years of amiibo! (Intermission Music: The End Is Nigh - Retrograde)

Xenoblade Unsheathed [PP117]

Dec 7, 2017 01:17:31


Embark on a titanic journey with Nintendo’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Switch! Plus: Resident Evil Revelations, Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition, Battle Chef Brigade, Gear Club Unlimited, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Mega Man 11, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Mario cereal, and more, including our 2017 holiday non-game gift guide! (Intermission Music: Uninvited - Dancing Devil)

Bonus Stage: Mega Man Is Back! [PPEX01]

Dec 5, 2017 00:27:27


Mega Man 11, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2, and Mega Man X1-8 are coming to Nintendo Switch! We discuss the Blue Bomber’s return and why we’re so excited to play Mega Man on a Nintendo system again in this special extra episode! (Outro Music: Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1)

Ultra Adventure [PP116]

Nov 20, 2017 00:39:30


We return to the Alola region for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon! Is it worth the repeat visit? Plus: Skyrim on Switch, and games that could breath new life into the Nintendo 3DS! (Intermission Music: Pilotwings 64 - Mission Menu)

Use the Force, Sonic! [PP115]

Nov 17, 2017 01:41:47


Sonic Forces: fast fun or rapid rubbish? Plus: Doom, Rocket League, and LA Noire arrive on Switch, Mario Party: The Top 100 hits the 3DS, amiibo, Zelda news, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC, and lots more, including the must-have exclusives from the Wii Shop Channel! (Intermission Music: Godzilla - Title Screen)

Let’s Do the Odyssey! [PP114]

Nov 2, 2017 01:03:28


Nintendo’s biggest game of the season, Super Mario Odyssey, has arrived on Switch! We go in-depth on the game’s new play mechanics, controls, enemies, kingdoms, amiibo, and more, including our top 10 favorite outfits. Plus: A very special dramatic reading! (Intermission Music: Super Mario Odyssey - New Donk City (Band Performance))

Fight Fire with Fire [PP113]

Oct 27, 2017 01:11:08


Fantastic fall releases continue with Fire Emblem Warriors and The Mummy Demastered on Nintendo Switch! Plus: New Nintendo 3DS XL Super NES Edition, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, 30 years of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and more! (Intermission Music: Fire Emblem Warriors - Alight (Hoshidan Wind))

Peripheral Power [PP112]

Oct 19, 2017 01:04:17


From ROB to the Power Glove, we discuss the best and worst NES peripherals! Plus: Tiny Barbarian DX and Stardew Valley on Switch, Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, listener mail, and more! (Intermission Music: Tiny Barbarian DX - Riding Cats Like a Boss)

Two Bros and a Lady [PP111]

Oct 12, 2017 01:01:10


Two of the season’s biggest 3DS games have arrived: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions and Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy! Plus: Nintendo World Championships 2017, Golf Story for Switch, ninjas, ninjas, ninjas, and more! (Intermission Music: Shadow of the Ninja - Introduction)

Playing with Super Power [PP110]

Oct 5, 2017 01:03:31


The 16-bit revolution returns thanks to the recently released Super NES Classic Edition! We discuss the hardware, the controller, the features, and more, including a countdown of all 21 of the included games. Which takes the number-one spot!? (Intermission Music: Sim City - Good Job, Mayor!)

Gotta Fight ‘Em All [PP109]

Sep 29, 2017 01:11:02


Pokémon hits Nintendo Switch with Pokkén Tournament DX! Plus: Steamworld Dig 2, Arcade Archives: Mario Bros, Zelda news, and more, including a guide to newcomer-friendly entries in gaming’s most beloved series! (Intermission Music: Radar Mission - Game B)

Insert Coin [PP108]

Sep 21, 2017 01:03:21


Nintendo's favorite bounty hunter is back in Metroid: Samus Returns on Nintendo 3DS! Plus: Delve into the bizarre mysteries of Thimbleweed Park on Switch, take a look back at Nintendo's arcade legacy, and more! (Intermission Music: Rush'n Attack - Stage 2)

More than Mario [PP107]

Sep 14, 2017 01:13:44


From Super Mario Odyssey to Nintendo arcade games to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to Doom, we break down the highlights of latest Nintendo Direct! Plus: Monster Hunter Stories, Double Dragon IV, Super NES Classic (and NES Classic) news, and the best non-Mario platformers on Nintendo systems! (Intermission Music: Double Dragon IV - Mission 7)

Return to the Wild [PP106]

Sep 7, 2017 01:38:42


Lock and load! Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has arrived on Switch! Plus: Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Super Meat Boy Forever, burning-hot Street Fighter II SNES carts, nostalgic NP posters, and more, including a spoiler-filled look at how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild stacks up six months after release. (Intermission Music: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Mid Boss Mayhem)

Champion Edition [PP105]

Aug 24, 2017 01:21:58


Go home and be a family man! We celebrate 25 years of Street Fighter on Nintendo systems! Plus: Monster Hunter Stories, Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition, Shantae: Pirate Queen's Quest, the Super NES Classic debacle, Rocket League, listener letters, and more! (Intermission Music: Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers - Zangief Stage)

Back in Blue [PP104]

Aug 17, 2017 01:13:54


Sonic is back and better than ever in Sonic Mania on Switch! Plus: Retro City Rampage, Chicken Wiggle, Samus New 3DS XL, Nintendo World Championships 2017, and more, including the "holy grail" games Nintendo needs to release to make fans' dreams come true! (Intermission Music: Chicken Wiggle - Under Construction)