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Episode 818: Can a Mario Movie Make You Cry?

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jonathan Metts, and Xander Morningstar - April 16, 2023, 5:02 pm EDT
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Guillaume is still out, and this time Jon is out as well.

Oh what to do, what to do?

How about have Greg and James invite two guests on the show: former NWR-staffer and Mario Party Party participant Xander Morningstar and the return of former NWR Director and former RFN host Jonny Metts.

We kick the show off with Xander telling us how his Dr. Mario World speedrun ended. Then, he and Jonny review The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Jonny then dives into Atari history with Atari 50 and Akka Arrh. Atari 50 is a great collection and Jeff Minter's decision to remake canceled Atari arcade game Akka Arrh sure is a choice. Xander closes out New Business accidentally responding to last week's email about series meta-challenges: telling us about his runs through the Metroid, Zelda, and Mario franchises.

After a break we hit a single email question: do we expect the successor to the Switch have backwards compatibility? Who can say? Not us! You can ask us for such daring insights here.

Lastly, the entire crew talk about the "final" trailer to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Speaking of Zelda, here's your reminder that we're still going to do our Wind Waker RetroActive part 2, next month. You can post your comments here

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 what he's up to at his website.

This episode's ending music is The Library of Ancients from Final Fantasy V. Composition by Nobuo Uematsu. It was requested by A.G.. All rights reserved by Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.


Thanks for having Jonny and I!

Thanks for joining us, and hey you don't need to catch-up on this one!

That's been the long game... no need to catch up if you're one step ahead!

LemonadeApril 18, 2023

It was great having Jonny and Xander on this week

DoomsDayDonutApril 18, 2023

I really hope to god we don't see Minions in Mario Kart. Please be wrong, please be wrong...

pdoksusMay 25, 2023

I just finished listening to episode 621 (Phallic Ships and Sonic's Hips). How many millions more could Nintendo have made by following Sega's lead and having all the characters wearing footy pajamas? Sega does what Nintendon't.

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