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Episode 23: GAME CAT

by Danny Bivens, Daan Koopman, Ty Shughart, and Minoru Yamaizumi - April 30, 2013, 6:55 am EDT
Total comments: 6

A healthy dose of cats and vidya games come together nicely to create the latest episode of the Famicast.

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Brace yourselves for another monthly dose of the Famicast! As usual, the guys have been playing a healthy array of games across all different platforms. But don’t worry! There’s definitely some Nintendo stuff sprinkled into the mix!

Minoru kicks off new business by sharing his love (?) of first person dungeon crawling RPGs and even talks about an old Playstation 1 classic from From Software (the guys that brought you Demon and Dark Souls). Next up, Ty tells us what’s going on in the world of fighting games in Japan and even discovers that there are at least a couple of gamers in Japan that like Mortal Kombat! Daan, who is always hip to the latest Nintendo releases, let’s us all know about Pokémon Rumble U, Tomodachi Collection and shares a little bit more about Game & Wario. That leaves Danny to wrap up new business with a sad tale regarding Dragon Quest VII which leads into much happier talk about The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX. 2D superiority, anyone?

News. There is tons and tons of Japan related news that happened over the month of April, and then of course, on top of that, the Nintendo Direct just added more glorious information to the pile. The guys break down and discuss things like NFC card usage for the Wii U and Pokémon Rumble U, Club Nintendo exclusive DSiWare games that you can’t even get on a DSi, upcoming exclusive Japanese 3DS titles, cats and more!

So grab small glass of warm sake, some dried squid, a cat and get ready to hear the latest from Japan!

Of course, send any and all questions Japan related to famicast@nintendoworldreport.com or post on the "Questions for the NWR Japan Crew Thread." 

p.s. Be sure to check out the end of the episode for a special announcement regarding Famicast 25 from Danny!

Links for the episode:

Midwood2004 (Mortal Kombat character art and random Japanese fact site)
Nintendo Prepaid AR Card Video

This podcast was edited by Danny Bivens.

Music for this episode of The Famicast is used with permission from 8 Bit Weapon. You can purchase their music and shirts from their website 8bitweapon.com

Additional music for this episode of The Famicast is copyrighted to Nintendo, and is included under fair use protection.


pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterApril 30, 2013

mwahahaha,  cats are taking over the forums

yoshi1001May 01, 2013

Doesn't look like this is on the AAC feed.

azekeMay 01, 2013

Gamecenter CX had a segment on that barcode battle thing.

In one of them they took barcodes of two Famicom cartridges (Robocop and Terminator) and had a "battle" between them. It was amusing.

AnGerMay 01, 2013

Quote from: yoshi1001

Doesn't look like this is on the AAC feed.

Nope, it is not...

The iTunes feed has been fixed.

Thank you for your patience.

Alright, I'm a little late on this, but I hope you guys have had enough time to listen to the episode and put your thinking caps on when it came to the tracks in between the segments! You can check out what the tracks are below:

1 - King's Field (PS1) - West Coast
2 - Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 - The Street
3 - Tomodachi Collection: New Life - Mii Maker
4 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Mabe Village
5 - Mother 2 (Earthbound) - Hippie Battle
6 - The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past - Dark World

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