Don't have time to play Radio Trivia on Friday nights? Download this and play it any time you want.
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Nintendo trivia has been an important part of our history. Since 1999 we've been offering up weekly contests in our chat room where we'd ask questions and you'd answer them. Our Radio Trivia off-shoot has turned into our main event around these parts, where the questions are replaced with great video game music.
We've got a lot of fans of our regular podcast, Radio Free Nintendo. We know you like listening to us talk about Nintendo. We've also got a lot of devoted fans of Radio Trivia. (We wouldn't have been doing it for as long as we have if we didn't!) We put two and two together on this one and came up with a new podcast: Radio Trivia: Podcast Edition.
Here's how it works. Download the MP3. Listen to it. We'll play three songs from a game that was released on a Nintendo platform, which could be a game on any system from the NES to the Wii. After the first two songs, we'll ask you a question about that game, which will serve as either a hint for those that don't know what the game is, or a challenge for those that already do. After we play the third song, we'll reveal the game, the answer to the question, and chat a bit about the game before moving on. Just like regular Radio Trivia, there are five games in all.
However, unlike our regular Radio Trivia contests, this is not a competition against other people. We devised this as a test against yourself. How much video game music do you know? This is how you can find out. Even if you don't know one tune from another, you can still enjoy some great game music, and learn a little about the best-sounding games ever made. It's a win-win for everyone!
We're considering the first crack at this as a "pilot episode" of sorts, so there aren't any iTunes or Odeo feeds. Please download the MP3 it and let us know what you think of the newest member of the Nintendo World Report family by responding to this article's talkback thread. (The link is at the top if the page.) We'd like to know what you like and don't like so we can improve upon it as we start to do this more regularly.
Enjoy the music!