Nintendo Free Radio Episode 5: The Rainbows Come From Awesome
Just imagine the â€śAwesomeâ€ť Mega could have tapped into if Capcom HAD named him â€śRainbow Manâ€ť
Like a good ninja, Nintendo Free Radio is there in your ears once more (ewwâ€¦) - but we do admit that the sparkles are a little
much. Austen, Donald and Stephen's journey through the world of games restarts with a New Business
trip to the local 16-bit arcade with Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 3
(which is certainly the game with the longest title weâ€™ve had on this show). Following a little â€śGangstaâ€ť session of tapping blocks on the street with SIMON Flash
(disclaimer: Swizz Beatz sold separately
), weâ€™re off to the Stars with Donald Duck in Disneyâ€™s PK: Out of the Shadows
(sadly, anything possibly related to Donald Duck apparently also sold separately
Afterwards, Donald soaks-up the Chibi â€śflavaâ€ť with the PSPâ€™s Mega Man Powered Up
(hey, someone remembered Mega Man Soccer!), a game that apparently beat Sony to the User-Generated Content punch. Once hostilities cease with the Mandrill in Rhythm Heaven Fever
, Donald flings a surprise Incinerate Plasmid at the critically-acclaimed and fan-beloved underwater Randian FPS Bioshock
. Keeping the surprise Xbox 360 attention going, Austen whips up a Dust Storm with a look at the â€śRecommended, Except for James Jonesâ€ť Metroid-esque XBLA Summer of Arcade brawler Dust: An Elysian Tale
. Narrowly avoiding the wrath of Vanilla Ice, we turn away from the Samurai and meld into the shadows with a game that should have been in that Summer of Arcade: Mark of the Ninja
. We finally wrap things up with a little Sparkle Hunting in Suda 51â€™s latest descent into vulgar madness (at this point, can we just buy the season pass?): Lollipop Chainsaw
Still in the grip of madness, we turn our attention to the Nintendo World Report forums with another round of Now Posted
before jumping into another installment of Watcha Been Watching
. This episodeâ€™s programming includes the most realistic event Professional Wrestlingâ€™s seen in years; the SyFy polar opposite duo of Alphas
and Warehouse 13
; ThE BoUrNe SuPrEmAcY
and the â€śKnight Rider meets Spider-Man meets Batmanâ€ť Russian spy thriller Black Lightning
(donâ€™t adjust your set. Weâ€™d never heard of it either).
Afterwards, itâ€™s time for a look at the State of the Money Hats â„˘ as our Feature Discussion
delves into the past; present; and future of pre-order bonuses in the gaming industry. Which of our hosts has the oddest collection of â€śsurprisingly usefulâ€ť useless junk? What are our hostâ€™s most fondly-remembered pre-order bonuses/limited editions? Will someone finally relieve Austen of Bucket Duty? All these questions and more may be vaguely answered in this weekâ€™s reminiscence-heavy discussion! In the wake of the great Bayonetta 2 Seppuku epidemic, we break out some Listener Mail
(yes, really!) asking what games we wish Nintendo would Money Hat for Nintendo console exclusivity.
Somehow surviving the experience with our Bodies Ready and Intact, we finally close the show with 1Ups/Poison Mushrooms
. In light of the complaints we received from PETA after the last episode, we end this episode on happier subjects such as the further decline of Japanese relevance after this yearâ€™s yawn-inducing Tokyo Game Show; the field of technological destruction emanating from Donald; and overly-punitive traffic tickets. Yes, oddly enough those are still
happier notes to end on than we had in our last episode.
We're still looking for feedback and questions for Listener Mail
, which you can send to firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can also post in our thread on the NWR forums, or leave us comments under this post on our website at http://nintendofreeradio.podbean.com
. Finally, if you're an iTunes user, be sure to drop us a rating as well so we know what you want to hear on future episodes! NFR will be back in 2 weeks with another round of barely-coherent rambling, but until then weâ€™ll continue to seek it: the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and us.This podcast was edited by Stephen Shook. All music is copyrighted to their original owners and is used under fair use protection.