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Episode 423: A Diaper Too Small

by James Jones, Jon Lindemann, Jonathan Metts, and Guillaume Veillette - March 29, 2015, 12:56 pm PDT
Total comments: 9

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.

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Last week's mega-news is still issuing aftershocks through this episode, but things have calmed down enough for us to resume the usual order of events. New Business starts innocently enough as Guillaume picks up Xeodrifter on a sale and finds that the reduced price was just about right. Then everything goes upside-down. Somehow, on the same week (can you smell the collusion?), Lindemann shocks the world with his impressions of... Babysitting Mama, while equally devious James subjects our ears to the metallic whining of... Wappy Dog. It's a kid-friendly gimmick theme that we never saw coming. After that foray into the bizarre, Jonny gets back on track with a fairly glowing report Elliot's Quest, an intensely challenging tribute to Zelda II. With our remaining time, we go back to Gui for a look at the early 3DS "Overclocked" remaster of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor.

It's no surprise that listeners had a lot of thoughts and questions relating to Nintendo's pivoting, so we start the email segment with some hardy speculation about the timing and initial games for the NX launch. (Some of those comments were made obsolete a day after recording by the delay for Zelda on Wii U, because Nintendo always rewards the cynical.) We also continue a recent trend of "advice column" emails by considering how to balance your life when co-habitating with someone who doesn't share your love for video games. Next up is the timely return of an age-old question: could Nintendo make their own, gaming-centric mobile phone? And finally, one poor chap's purchase of a 3DS home menu theme ignites a firestorm of debate over RFN's own Now Playing feature. Comment on any topic from this episode, or ask us anything related to video games, with yonder email form.

As of this posting, there are just a couple more days of voting on the next RetroActive -- be sure to make your mark by Wednesday, April 1st, and that ain't no joke! This is probably the only time we'll put Mario, Zelda, and Metroid up against each other.

We want everyone to participate and hopefully play along with us, whichever game wins.

This episode was edited by Guillaume Veillette. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Bluffs Custom Music.

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EnnerMarch 29, 2015

The double threat by Jon and James brings a bountiful amount of mirth.


Oh, are we doing advice in this podcast too? I wonder if I should write in a question about food!

James Jones is just stalling with tamogachi friends to avoid playing the perrenial masterpiece that is Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.  Do your job, Jones!

lilboyillinoisMarch 30, 2015

You forgot to mention the amazing Xeodrifter soundtrack.  :-\

My plans for that horrible package are already set. I'm just not ready to execute them yet.

ClexYoshiMarch 30, 2015

Furbies frighten me quite a bit. i have a traumatizing story to share some day, but... not today.

I imagine Wappy dog would probably trigger that irrational fear in digital pets in me as well.

macverdeMarch 31, 2015

The 3DS version of SMT DS Overclocked is much better than the original, at least for me.

The addition of voice acting, extra epilogue (8th day) and an achievement system. Made me put 300 hours to beat 100% of this game.


I hope gui not abandon this game, because it´s my favorite 3ds game (along with fe awakening). And i can't wait to play SMT DS 2 Record Breaker (May, 5).

pokepal148April 02, 2015

Quote from: Crimm

My plans for that horrible package are already set. I'm just not ready to execute them yet.

We need to get Sonic 06 on him as well. The holy trinity of sonic awfulness (aalthough i'd replace shadow with secret rings)

ClexYoshiApril 02, 2015

Quote from: pokepal148

Quote from: Crimm

My plans for that horrible package are already set. I'm just not ready to execute them yet.

We need to get Sonic 06 on him as well. The holy trinity of sonic awfulness (aalthough i'd replace shadow with secret rings)

Sonic Labyrinth (GG)
Sonic Genesis (GBA)
Sonic Blast (GG)
Sega Sonic the Hedgehog (Arcade)
Sonic Spinball (Genesis)
Sonic Shuffle (Dreamcast)

these are all games I would rather play Secret rings than play. and yeah, Secret Rings wasn't exactly great. honestly, Black Knight did a fair bit to fix Secret Rings' problems and it's actually worth looking at, but yeah...

I'd have probably argued that doing all three Paths of The Doom in Shadow is some of the worst sort of video gaming busiwork, but then again Sonic and the Secret Rings has the Dino Jungle egg mission, which... at least during the egg mission you can't get lost like you can in The Doom?

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