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Episode 617: The Platonic Ideal

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - April 7, 2019, 6:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 10

We talked a lot about Yoshi, titles are tough to come by.

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It's an all-New Business show this week. Greg kicks us off with deep impressions of Yoshi's Crafted World. He's basically done everything there is to do, and as the worldwide expert on T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas we look to him for his dissertation on the latest Yoshi title. We actually take a break here, and come back with Jon's retro New Business. This week he rediscovers Final Fantasy VII and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Lastly, Gui closes us out folding cardboard with Labo Vehicle Kit.

Just a reminder, time is limited to vote on our Zelda-like RetroActive. Cast your votes now.


Did we do emails? No! Send them in!

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 Informing About the Parting from Ghost Trick. Composition by Masakazu Sugimori. It was requested by MASB. All rights reserved by Capcom Co., Ltd.


KDR_11kApril 07, 2019

Come on people, vote Spirit Tracks, let's inflict that train on more people!

Honestly, the debate over quality standards of email at the end is the best case scenario for the stupid one-off I sent a while back when James Jones called-out for last second emails. 

Because Jon alluding to it more than once and referencing it as the low bar that James shouldn't aspire to made my Monday.

LickingerApril 08, 2019

You shouldn´t have included actual Zelda games to the poll. Of course one of them is going to win.

EnnerApril 09, 2019

Crystalis brigade, ho!

jarodeaApril 10, 2019

Bah, Spirit Tracks it is.  It's one of my least favorite Zelda games but I do recall the dungeons being among my favorites so maybe, terrible touch controls aside, a play through wouldn't be so bad.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterApril 10, 2019

We need more support for the oracle games. But I suppose I could put the losing Zelda on the forum retrospective docket.

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We need more support for the oracle games. But I suppose I could put the losing Zelda on the forum retrospective docket.

I was surprised there was such a swing to Tiny Toon Link Train Adventure.  Last I had checked the Oracle games had healthy leads.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterApril 11, 2019

Yeah I've decided that since people aren't submitting their own recommendations for the Forum Retrospective I am going to steal both whichever zelda game loses the poll (which looks to be the oracle games as of this writing) and whichever of the non zelda games ends up getting third place (which right now looks like it will be Crystalis) for future forum retrospective discussion deals.

adadadApril 14, 2019

I know it'll lose but I voted for Landstalker. I'd be curious to try it. Its spiritual successor, Alundra, would make for a really compelling Retroactive discussion, but alas it's never come to a Nintendo system.

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