Radio Free Nintendo
Episode 454: Mobile Sidejob
November 22, 2015
This is a very serious conversation about "microtransactions."
Episode 453: Even the Podcast Leaked Early
November 14, 2015
I guess this makes Jon the show's Cloud Strife? I'm not comfortable with this analogy.
Episode 452: You Are a Jerk, Bollocks-Head
November 8, 2015
It turns out it's actually a butt; our mistake.
Episode 451: Just Add an H
November 1, 2015
Who would have thought finding a guest would be as easy as throwing around a letter.
Episode 450: Tone Down Your Exorcising
October 25, 2015
It's fine to be enthusiastic about your work, but stop shooting the walls.
Episode 449: Can't Outshine the Sun
October 18, 2015
There is a new king at Royal Tennis Academy. Long live the King!
Episode 448: Accurate Portrayals of Baboons in the Media
October 11, 2015
Don't believe Nintendo, baboons are horrifying.
Episode 447: Who Is Cobra Commander?
October 4, 2015
This isn't a rhetorical question; I need to know.
Episode 446: Black Hatred in Vague Human Shape
September 27, 2015
The Super Mario Maker circle is complete and we reveal the winner of our Mario Maker-inspired RetroActive poll.
Episode 445: I Made a Stage with Boos in It
September 20, 2015
I'm always looking to maximize the number of Yoshi kills my stages feature.
Episode 444: Toys-to-Afterlife
September 13, 2015
Disney may have Infinity, but Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer provides the truest look into the unlimited expanse of oblivion.
Episode 443: Autumn of Too Many Leaves
September 6, 2015
If Nintendo puts out some games we won't have to keep finding names for this.
Episode 442: You Got to Have a Fall Guy
August 30, 2015
Jon Lindemann's got to know we're going to get him out.
Episode 441: The Model of Efficency
August 23, 2015
The Thunder Round has gained some new Lords.
Episode 440: Indefatigable Podcast
August 16, 2015
Season 5's got a fresh new look, with the same great RFN taste.
Episode 439: Grapple Dem Tears
August 9, 2015
The sun may set in the west, but the hover tank rises in the east.
Episode 438: Spiritual Predecessor
August 2, 2015
Online games and news from Japan take the spotlight in this three-dude episode.
Episode 437: Yoshi the Harbinger
July 26, 2015
New Yoshi games don't always require his return, as far as he knows.
Episode 436: Federation Farce, RFN Edition
July 19, 2015
We can't talk about this subject anymore. *Similarities to other podcasts are purely "Coincidental"
Episode 435: Discovery of a Superb View
July 12, 2015
An expert guest helps us preview some new games and revisit some old ones, mostly from Japan.
Episode 434: Dr. Wario's Snake Oil
July 5, 2015
We're FINALLY back from E3 with fresh games and your Listener Mail (mostly about the show, of course).
E3 2015 Home Team Podcast: Monday - All the News That's Fit to Announce Early
June 15, 2015
James, J.P. and Donald knew with Smash Direct and the Nintendo World Championship there would be some pre-show news to talk about. Little did they know that the good ship E3 would spring so many leaks. We've got a quick catch-up for you.
Episode 433: Now E3 is Real
June 14, 2015
I am become Hype.
Episode 432: Tears of Joy/Rage
June 8, 2015
It's the least predictable time of the year, so there's no better time for our annual E3 Predictions!
Episode 431: NOT TAKE MIRROR!
June 1, 2015
The live event is over, but the recording is now one of our biggest episodes ever!
Episode 430: Dad Humor Overload
May 17, 2015
Crouching Squid, Rolling Thunder
Episode 429: Valkyrie Needs Bucket Badly
May 10, 2015
A first-time guest brings New (Leaf) Business, while we check out PuzzDra, HarmoKnight, Kerbals, and a lot of retro games. Plus: the debut of Silky MC, James's cure for your backlog, Gui's hope for Splatoon, and Kojima's future with Nintendo.
Episode 428: Ham-Fisted Villain O'Clock
May 3, 2015
RFN gets really real on the decline of Konami, Goldeneye 007 on Wii, and Geometry Wars. Plus: return of the Thunder Round!
Episode 427: In Defense of Lanky
April 26, 2015
Curtis joins the ruckus to talk about all the hottest topics of 2015: Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, and Twilight Princess.
Episode 426: Connoisseur of Chaos
April 19, 2015
James is delighted by nearly everything on this episode, which features another infamous FPS and the return of the Listener Mail Lighting Round... or maybe it's better named the (Lords of) Thunder Round!
Episode 425: Korn Hits the Road
April 12, 2015
Gui plays a first-person shooter, on GameCube! Plus, your emails include the final Club Nintendo Elite rewards, Smash balloting, obscure rock band adventures, and Splatoon's voiceless online modes.
Episode 424: Don't Say Pumped
April 4, 2015
Ahh, there's too much to talk about! How did we cram it all in? With some help from Donald and our listeners' emails, as it turns out.
Episode 423: A Diaper Too Small
March 29, 2015
You are not prepared for the New Business about to go down. Plus: Elliot's Quest, Xeodrifter, NX launch games, living with a non-gamer, the mythical Nintendo phone, and haunting hanafuda music.
Episode 422: Alien Movement
March 22, 2015
Nintendo is going third-party -- on smart phones and tablets. We might have something to say about that.
Episode 421: Eat That Frog
March 15, 2015
So many Nintendo games! So much quasi-Metroid! So great Listener Mail! Such grammar!
Episode 420: Professor of Printed Pieces of Paper
March 8, 2015
We have a weird set of games for New Business, and then it's time to sling cards in RetroActive!
Episode 419: Lincoln Loggo
March 1, 2015
The foursome is back together with loads of cool games and a sprawling edition of Listener Mail!
Episode 418: By the Throat
February 22, 2015
Our friend Josh Hillyer helps induct the New 3DS XL into the RFN tradition of Things-We-Really-Like-But-Still-Complain-About.
Episode 417: Anything But Sonic
February 15, 2015
Our friend TYP drops in to helps us discuss lots of indie games, Pokemon, the D.I.C.E. awards, Virtual Handheld, and how to choose the right Smash Bros. character.
Episode 416: ExciteClaus
February 8, 2015
We're more than happy to recommend a few Club Nintendo rewards.
Episode 415: Boring Victory Lap
February 1, 2015
Get ready for RFN's first-ever live unboxing (of horror).
Episode 414: Glitter Glory
January 25, 2015
We catch up with a few games that didn't make our Top Five lists, and then a special guest lends a credibility boost to our stupid yearly predictions!
Episode 413: Strip Club Regulars
January 18, 2015
Even this extra-large episode can barely contain all the Nintendo Direct news and our Top Five Games of 2014!
Episode 412: The Pink Bros
January 11, 2015
We played games over the holiday break and would like to tell you about all of them!
Episode 411: Turduckenlanders
January 4, 2015
Welcome the new year with a special episode that's all emails, all the time.
Episode 410: amiibarf
December 21, 2014
We finally get Bayonetta 2 and Captain Toad into New Business, just in time for the year's end. Plus: your Listener Mail!
Episode 409: Treedodgers
December 14, 2014
We've got reactions to Zelda's huge world, a follow-up on Wii U's health, and lots of new games!
Episode 408: A Really Nice Guy
December 7, 2014
Back to our usual format, we blast through games and emails in this post-Thanksgiving episode.
Episode 407: Guillaume & Watch
November 30, 2014
The RFN guys play and discuss Smash Bros for Wii U in this unique episode, recorded during a four-way online match!
Episode 406: Wrasslevania
November 23, 2014
We had to record just hours before Smash Bros. launched on Wii U, but there are still games to discuss and emails to be answered.
Episode 405: Quality of Fantasy Life
November 16, 2014
It's November, y'all -- so here's an entire show of new game impressions!
Episode 400: A Little Help from My Friends
November 12, 2014
Here it is, the long-awaited milestone episode recorded in a professional studio, live and in person! Updated with remixed vocals and much better volume balance!
Episode 404: Reign of Firebrand
November 2, 2014
It's another big show as Karl joins to preview the telethon and discuss unreleased games, new games, old games, and sleeping.
Episode 403: Je Te Plumerai le Text
October 26, 2014
Sorry, the Box Hunter is out this week. Instead, a friendly tiger joins our circus!
Episode 402: Witch Time Zones
October 19, 2014
Craig Harris joins us for impressions of Bayonetta 2, memories of unreleased games, and much more!
Episode 401: Themesters
October 12, 2014
It's time to get back to normal, and that includes Smash Bros, system updates, and Listener Mail.
RFN 400: The Highlights
October 6, 2014
Here are the podcast highlights from our first 400 episodes, as chosen by listeners! Update: Greatly improved audio quality for the AAC/M4A version of this episode!
Episode 399: TVii Sen'SeY
September 21, 2014
One week prior to the big anniversary, we discuss TVii (really), the Smash Bros. 3DS demo, and much more!
Episode 398: Mildly Violent Immolation
September 14, 2014
This week's episode is overloaded with brand new games and a brand New 3DS.
Episode 397: RFNware Shop Channel
September 7, 2014
Dan Adelman is our special guest for an intense look at establishing WiiWare, DSiWare, and the eShop. Plus: we discuss the effects of Phazon within the games media in Listener Mail.
Episode 396: Always Be Leaking
August 31, 2014
We're back to prune backlogs and examine a rare set of leaks from Nintendo.
RFN Off-Topic: 2014 NFL Preview - NFC
August 29, 2014
In part two of RFN's already-ruined attempt to predict the NFL season; Jon, Greg, and James discuss the NFC, the Super Bowl, and the true meaning of "outlaw bloodlines."
RFN Off-Topic: 2014 NFL Preview - AFC
August 24, 2014
You asked and we answered: Greg, Jon, and James return for yet another NFL preview show, two in fact!
Episode 395: Freaking CEOs
August 17, 2014
Hear our early reactions to the funding success, plus lots of discussion about Nintendo games, Sega games, classic games, Japanese indie games, and massively multiplayer online role-playing games.
Episode 394: Slippy When Wet
August 10, 2014
Yep, that's the joke. That's all it was. Sorry to keep you in suspense.
Episode 393: Tower of Drillaga
August 3, 2014
TYP drops in for a five-dude show!
Episode 392: Xenodachi Life
July 27, 2014
Hear about the games we're playing this summer, then hear our thoughts on summer gaming in general. Plus: is it time for a 3DS upgrade?
Episode 391: Like Crabs in a Bucket
July 20, 2014
After doing this for years you would think everyone would have built up a camaraderie, but in the end everyone's just trying to be the first to escape.
Episode 390: Internal Swords
July 13, 2014
We want to tell you about a handful of Nintendo games!
Episode 389: Best Practices
July 6, 2014
Weird assortment of games in New Business leads to weird assortment of stories and questions in Listener Mail!
Episode 388: Visitation Rights
June 29, 2014
You wish us to talk even more about Shovel Knight and E3? MEKKA-LEKKA-HI, MEKKA-HINEY-HO
Episode 387: Exit Plan
June 22, 2014
Regrouping after E3, we have several new games, a real solution to Jon's Mario troubles, and a debrief on the big event and its effect on Nintendo's image going forward.
E3 2014 - California Dreamin'
June 15, 2014
Three regulars and special guest TYP join forces in one room to digest more E3 games, our favorite announcements, and those little moments on the floor that can only happen at gaming's biggest event.
E3 2014 - Home Team Assemble
June 13, 2014
What is the E3 experience for the half of RFN that isn't at E3 playing Smash Bros? Guillaume, Jon and special guest Greg Leahy give their thoughts on Nintendo's E3 2014 performance.
Episode 386: A Blue Shell of Our Former Selves
June 8, 2014
This week's episode features special guest Billy Berghammer and a spectacular title provided by Mr. Jon Lindemann. It's always the quiet ones.
Episode 385: Boogy-Dad, Boogy-Dad
June 1, 2014
This is what passes for normal on RFN.
Episode 384: One for the Road
May 25, 2014
This shorter episode focuses on the upcoming E3 Expo and our predictions of what may (won't) happen.
Episode 383: Trigger Fishing
May 18, 2014
Curtis subs in for Jonny, but we still manage to talk about everything from the Xbox One to the Magic Kingdom, from NFC Figures to million-dollar press events.
Episode 382: The Gerenicity
May 11, 2014
The gang is back with brand new Nintendo games, Dark Souls 2, the Tomodachi controversy, and your emails!
Episode 381: A Golden Opportunity
May 4, 2014
RetroActive: Goldeneye Online is finally complete, with the help from a friend. We also check out several brand new Nintendo games!
Episode 380: Will the Circle Be Not Broken
April 27, 2014
Guillaume is back with tons of games from PAX East and otherwise! We also revisit Mario 3 and even preview our grand plans for RFN 400 this fall.
Episode 379: RFN After Hours
April 20, 2014
A good friend joins us for the first time, even as Jonny exits halfway through. We still get to talk Mario, Milon, more Rusty, and answer your emails!
Episode 378: So I Mortgaged an Axe Murderer
April 13, 2014
We're joined by Developer/Podcaster Lewis Pugh and discuss Smash Bros. and Tomodachi Life on this loaded episode!
Episode 377: When Fun Just Isn't Enough
April 6, 2014
A new platform on Virtual Console gives us the perfect excuse for a Game Boy Advance retrospective feature. Also: a Mario Kart Wii fanboy reacts to the latest MK8 info!
Episode 376: Terrible Parenting
March 30, 2014
This week we look at games built on terrible ideas, license games that don't follow their license, and Layton. After the break we discuss topics ranging from Nintendo's marketing strategy for major events to Mario Street Basketball.
Episode 375: Whatcha Been Shipping?
March 23, 2014
Our games range from old to recent and brand new, including a stunningly difficult new platformer. We also look at the state of RPGs on Wii U and respond to Smash Bros tournament backlash.
Episode 374: Men of Leisure
March 16, 2014
Greg steps in to sort out Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and your Listener Mail.
Episode 373: Death of a Soft Salesman
March 9, 2014
Jon is back, and he brought along Billy for this big episode in which we give Nintendo WiFi Connection an honest (if slightly premature) eulogy.
Episode 372: Mystic Quest is (Not) Okay
March 2, 2014
Let's take a field trip from Murder School to spend time with our buddy Donald, the newest Donkey Kong game, and so much more!
Episode 371: Ghost Commander
February 23, 2014
Guys, we did it: Garnett Lee on a full episode of RFN. Listen up!
Episode 370: The Contemplative Podcast
February 16, 2014
Oven-fresh reactions to the latest Nintendo Direct, plus a Bravely Default roundtable and Listener Mail!
Episode 369: Super Meat Party
February 9, 2014
It's slim pickings the week before Bravely Default, but we fill the gap with... third-party Wii U games???
Episode 368: Is Your Heart Big Enough?
February 1, 2014
In which Jonny rediscovers Pikmin 3, and James exposes the true Quality of Life.
Episode 367: Rubbin' is Racin'
January 26, 2014
Here's the recording of our complete live episode, including RetroActive for F-Zero X and GX.
Episode 366: Too Cool for School
January 19, 2014
You asked for predictions, so here we go!
Episode 365: Demo Dogma
January 12, 2014
Bravely Default blows our minds, but not enough to further delay our Top 5 Games of 2013!
Episode 364: Bland Boiled Chicken
January 4, 2014
Here's the cure for your holiday hangover -- RFN is back in 2014!
Episode 363: Quantitative Easing
December 22, 2013
We may not have adequately explained NES Remix, but it's not for lack of trying.
Episode 362: The Day the Music Died
December 15, 2013
We hardly knew U.
Episode 361: Slap Happy
December 8, 2013
Controversy abounds as we catch up with more holiday games and your provocative emails!