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Episode 530: The Missed Opportunities of BMX XXX

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - July 9, 2017, 3:29 pm PDT
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We introduce a new feature to Radio Free Nintendo this week: Email Update! We start the show with some news on previous Listener Mail questions, in an effort to keep our audience abreast of all the goings on in Nintendo land. Stay tuned to see us forget to ever do this segment again.

Following these timely updates, it's New Business. James kicks it off with a look at recently-on sale Snake Pass for Switch. Often accused of being a snake, James finds that these past aspersions were highly inaccurate. Being a snake has never been more difficult. Jon has a very early look at the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the DLC...DLC, The Master Trials. Jon also got to use this DLC to reflect on his past choices navigating Zelda. These aren't the choices needing self-reflection, but we're hopeful this will establish healthy habits. Guillaume has also been playing Zelda! He finished off Oracle of Ages and then moved onto Link to the Past. However, the real treasure of this segment is an oddly-placed riff on My Nintendo. Free Swapdoodle stationary now available. Greg polishes the brass...chin with ARMS. An update on his previous report from the competitive hand-flinging simulator, he's pretty convinced he's found his ceiling. I too have found my ceiling, trying to come up with another body part pun.

Following a short snippet of Perry Burkum music, it's time for Listener Mail. This week we cover: if the European SNES Mini is 50 or 60hz for unpatriotic Americans who want to defect from their home's SNES, circumnavigating our backlog like 16th Century explorers, and what will be left for Nintendo to publish in 2019. You to can give us a window to talk about Scores (NSFW) by sending us an email.

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's SoundCloud. The Radio Free Nintendo logo was produced by Connor Strickland. See more of his work at his website.

This episode's ending music is Jergingha - Planet Destruction from Wonderful 101 (via Super Smash Bros. for Wii U). It was selected by Greg. All rights reserved by Nintendo Co. Ltd.

Talkback

wcmullinsJuly 10, 2017

I have on three separate occasions bought the same game twice.


I bought Darksiders 2 on Xbox 360 twice. Once at gamestop and another time at a pawnshop (haven't played the first one and it bothers me I have the first one on PS3)
I bought MGS Revengeance both on PS3 and Xbox360 w/o realizing it.
Lastly, I bought Infamous 2 twice. The 2nd time I was like yea you know what I really liked the first one. I bought it and was really happy all the way home. When I went to put it on the shelf, I realized it was already there (still haven't played it)


I have a problem. Although I don't enjoy going to game stores anymore because I own all the games I could possibly want for systems I currently play besides a few notable gamecube releases that are super expensive now. Most of the games from last gen are super cheap currently and that was how they were gotten. I have been tempted to start buying games for N64 or older >________> 

LemonadeJuly 10, 2017

I played BMX XXX one a very long time ago. I kind of want to buy it just for the weirdness of it.

Quote from: wcmullins

I have on three separate occasions bought the same game twice.
I bought Darksiders 2 on Xbox 360 twice.

I actually own Darksiders 2 twice as well. Once on 360 because I got it new for $2 (played it and loved it). Then I bought it again recently because I wanted the Wii U version.

I also own Runner 2 on 360 and Wii U because the Wii U version was delayed here in Australia for some reason. Thats another game I really love.

WanderleiJuly 11, 2017

PAL SNES has better aesthetics than NTSC SNES.


ClexYoshiJuly 12, 2017

every time I double dip, it tends to be intentionally in support of the developers or... at the very least the rights holders to a game... or it just happens to be in a compilation I've gotten or such.

The only instance I can think of where this happened not for the specific reason of "I will buy Super Metroid in every form it comes out in." or "I feel kinda bad for getting Freedom Planet the first time on Steam Sale, I will get it again for Wii U on full price" is that I have 2 copies of Wind Waker on Gamecube. NO clue how it happened. maybe a friend left their copy over? I distinctly remember only purchasing that game once and then never beating it after being impressed by it's graphics and let down by it's gameplay.

The game I own the most repeat copies of is... well, it WAS Super Mario Bros., but now it's... probably Sonic 1. it MIGHT be SMB1.

It frightens me that I don't actually know this.

it also frightens me that for as many different ways I own Sonic 1, I know for a fact that  it's not even half the friggin' ways Sega has re-released or repackaged that game.

At least with SMB1, I can go "Okay, I have a standalone SMB cart, a SMB/Duck Hunt/World Class Track Meet cart, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, a Wii VC Copy, and a 3DS VC Copy. I'm really only missing the All-stars disc, a Wii U VC Copy, and maybe like... a GBA NES Classic series cart.

I'm really only missing out on SMB/Duck Hunt, NES World Championships, Super Mario All-Stars+ Super Mario WOrld, an action replay+Animal Crossing on Gamecube, and a play choice 10. aaand I guess that special 25th anniversary Wii with the special rom on it with a graphical edit"

With Sonic 1, I have all these alternate versions, but there's SO many more because of how hard Sega has shilled that game in compilations. You literally get a copy of Sonic 1 with every purchase of Sonic Generations, and I double dipped on that game for PC mods. There's a DS port. there's a (Legendarily Bad) GBA port. There's Sonic Jam on the Sega Saturn. there's the (Really good port done by the guys that are making Sonic Mania) iOS/Android version, there's the 3DS version by M2, there's Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, there's PS2/Xbox compilations of random Sega Games, there's Sonic Mega Collection, there's Wii VC, there's whatever horribly emulated versions they put on Xbox Live Arcade and PSN before they released Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, there's actually 2 seperate revisions on the original Genesis/Mega Drive Hardware that fixes some background scrolling bunk and adds a single ring to a route in Labyrinth Zone act 1 so you can potentially take the shortcut that skips most of the level but still get 50 rings for a special stage.


I'm probably missing... SOMETHING in there. those are just ports off the top of my head.

seriously, the Sonic 1 with every copy of Sonic Generations as an unlockable thing is almost as obnoxious as the Mario Bros. with every copy of a Super Mario Advance/Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga game.


TL/DR

Don't sweat buying Darksiders 2 twice, I've done far more egregious. I also may own Shovel Knight and a couple of the Shantae games at least 3 different ways...


Also, I kinda love the hot take on Starfy.

As for games that I got and I will never play? most of the time those tend to be games I want for the collection or games that someone else buys me. I have a copy of elite beat agents I just got. have NO intention of playing due to lack of stylus, but people talk it up and I wanna be able to be like "Yeah, I have that." when people ask.

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