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Episode 691: Those Weird Deviants Who Start With Sunshine

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - September 20, 2020, 10:10 pm EDT
Total comments: 7

Don't play Super Mario Sunshine.

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Hey look, an episode we didn't botch!

Nintendo rewarded us with yet another Partner Direct. We had a lot Monster Hunter, some Ori, and a little bit of Hades. James has some early impressons of Hades to go with its drop.

We have a two-part New Business. Guillaume is playing Super Punch Patrol, a side-scrolling brawler from the maker of Gunman Clive. Greg is playing LIMITED TIME ONLY Super Mario 3D All-Stars (+ Sunshine). As the title says, don't play Sunshine, kids. Jon concludes New Business with Stunt Race FX, for some reason.

Part two of New Business is New Business from the past. Guillaume revived his audio from last week's lost episode. He has impressions of Florance, Sayonara Wild Hearts, The Stretchers, and he includes his missing pitch for Odama 2.

This episode was edited by James Jones. 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 >Plane from Pilotwings Resort. Composition by Asuka Ito. It was selected by Greg. All rights reserved by Nintendo Co., Ltd.


KDR_11kSeptember 21, 2020

Palicos don't talk but other felynes do, e.g. the chamberlyne that takes care of your home. But then again player controlled hunters don't speak either so maybe they're just sending the idiots that can only communicate in grunts out to be cannon fodder.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterSeptember 21, 2020

Palocos could talk in Generations Ultimate and the other classic style games.

I haven’t listened yet. But I feel slightly targeted based on the title.

M.K.UltraSeptember 24, 2020

I am one of the deviants who started with Sunshine. But as Greg mentioned it is the first re-release. Having missed the Gamecube generation I never played it. I thought about getting a Gamecube disc to play on my Wii but they are pricey. My initial thoughts are that it controls better than 64 but not as good as Galaxy, which seems obvious given the lineage. I may change my tune after attempting to 100% it.

The camera in 64 is a bigger villain than Spike.

I feel like y'all are tryin' to get me to come out of RFN listening retirement with podcast titles like that.

Super Mario Sunshine isn't as bad as some (including me) have made it out to be.

Super Mario Sunshine isn't as good as some contrarians make it out to be, either.

It's a fine game, my problem is that FLUDD makes it not feel like a Mario game.

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