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by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, and Minoru Yamaizumi - July 27, 2012, 9:11 pm PDT
Total comments: 10

Danny hosts his first Famicast. Are there any objections?

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Man down, man down!!

Not to worry. With JC out the country (of Japan), Danny takes the reigns to guide the Famicrew to victory!

Daan finally gets hold of the full version of Time Travellers for 3DS and gives his impressions of this time-bending genre-defying game. Continuing his demo-to-full-game theme, the self-styled rhythm game master talks about Taiko Drum Master on 3DS. Find out if its hit-or-miss (sorry)! Danny goes retro with his new business as he pops in the GameCube classic Eternal Darkness, then follows up with a full Kirby retro throw-down with the new Dream Collection on Wii. Is it better than the Mario collection? I think you probably can guess the answer to that. (hint: this has more than one ROM on the disk)

Keeping with the GameCube classics streak, Minoru plays through Pikmin 2, one of his favourite games. He swears a lot less this time for some reason. 

After that, Danny gives his eulogy to SpotPass TV, probably the only non-Japanese person to do so, followed by a run down of the "Chotto" Nintendo Direct focussing on Oni (Demon) Training that has just come out in Japan. Life in Japan tries to find out just how accurately the Phoenix Wright games portray the Japanese legal system. It sounds like a joke, but the results may surprise you!

The crew then wrap up the show with some of your great letters, which were taken from our awesome forum thread right here. Drop by if you want to post your own questions. We answer all SFW ones, and sometimes the NSFW ones too...

So put on your shampoo hat and make sure have the exact change for another ride on the Famicast express!

This podcast was edited by Danny Bivens.

Music for this episode of The Famicast is used with permission from 8 Bit Weapon. You can purchase their music and shirts from their website 8bitweapon.com

Additional music for this episode of The Famicast is copyrighted to Nintendo, and is included under fair use protection.


famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)July 27, 2012

Radio Trivia: Famicast Edition!

Listen to the episode first then check back here to see how many you guessed right!

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) - Battle Theme
2. Eternal Darkness Black Rose Maximillian Roivas Chapter Theme (8 bit)
3. Pikmin - Night Comes (8-bit version)
4. Super Mario World: Vanilla Dome
5. Phoenix Wright - Cornered (8 bit)
6. WWF Royal Rumble (SNES) - Million Dollar Man Theme Song
7.Zelda Rap Beat - by Kyrptonite VEVO on YouTube

Good luck and enjoy the episode!
For questions & comments on this episode sound off below, for new topics/questions be sure to check out our always-informative "NWR Japan Crew" thread right here.

TJ SpykeJuly 27, 2012

With GameTrailers not doing any videos to iTunes since June, I don't know when I will get to watch the Nintendo Direct video.

Look forward to hearing the episode.

I would direct you here for Nintendo's own archive.

Also, loving the sound of the music in this episode.

TJ SpykeJuly 28, 2012

I don't want to stream them, that is why I liked the iTunes versions. I could download them and watch them wherever and whenever I want/

supergttJuly 28, 2012

the download links are messed up. they don't actually lead to any files.

Pixelated PixiesJuly 28, 2012

That sucks. First I can't read James' & Zachary's article and now I can't download Famicast? What good is the internet without NWR?

I think the download links in this article should work now. The subscription feeds have worked fine from the beginning, as far as I can tell.

TJ SpykeJuly 28, 2012

Yep, downloads on iTunes are fine. I listened to the episode this morning. Good as usual.

famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)July 28, 2012

From the comments so far, looks like Danny's job is safe. FOR NOW.

CericJuly 29, 2012

Alright it is a Shampoo Hat:

Though now someone will need to tell me what this is:

I think its in Japanese.

PS: I'm Disappointed there was no Boy Band talk.

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