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Episode 581: Washer Dryer Time Machine 2: It Never Gets Better

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - July 22, 2018, 5:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 5

We've spent the last few years really making the 2010s a firestorm, let's go mess up the 1980s too.

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Let's get right to it! James kicks-off New Business this week with a look at the big new JRPG taking Switch by storm: Shining Resonance Refrain! He spends roughly 10 minutes saying, "Well, it's fine..." It sure is a Sega JRPG; remember when this series was a Fire Emblem competitor? Guillaume has finished off Mario + Rabids and moved onto The Next Penelope. The game might resemble F-Zero, but it's without hideous characters and adds more shooter gameplay. Greg has a look at Sonic Mania Plus, the add-on to last year's Sonic Mania. For the first time in over a decade, new came to a well-liked 2D Sonic game, now without cart docking. Jon closes out New Business with a look at Mega Man Legacy Collection 1. If you haven't seen Mega Man 1 in a while, you might not realize how much of a bastard that game is. Come for the classic games, stay for Legacy Collection 1's awesome museum.

After the break, we take on a trio of listener mail. This week we send games into the past, decompose entertainment industry jargon, and test market portable Virtual Console devices. You can try to convince gamers of the 1980s that Cybermorph is the future of games 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 Perry'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 Opening Stage (Zero) theme, from Mega Man X4. It was selected by James. Composition by Toshihiko Horiyama. All rights reserved by Capcom Co., Ltd.


EnnerJuly 23, 2018

Peter Moore? Peter Molyneux!

Shame James isn't taking to Shining Resonance Refrain as Syrenne did. Syrenne's review has encouraged me to get the game first, over Octopath Traveler, since I'm more in the mood for summer breeze anime times.

LemonadeJuly 23, 2018

I hadnt noticed until James and Greg brought up NES or Nes. Now that it has been pointed out, I find it weird that americans dont call it the Nes. I have always called it Nes and Super Nes.

LemonadeJuly 24, 2018

Project X Zone 2 has an even better version of the ending music for this episode

KDR_11kJuly 25, 2018

The reason you fall so fast off the Gutsman platforms in MM1 is that they forgot to reset your vertical velocity when standing on a sprite platform like that or the magnet beam, your velocity increases constantly like you are falling so the moment you don't have the platform under you you rocket downward. Speedrunners love that but everybody else...

KobeskillzAugust 09, 2018

Megaman 1 is tough but not as much as you’d think. It has some bs sections later in the game but generally areas where you think is impossible to not get hit you can master them.

No not in 100 hours or even 10 hours. Really just replay an area for 30 mins to an hour and you’ll master them.

Doesn’t take long at all honestly. Even if you abuse save states to try a particular tricky area to improve.

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