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Episode 509: You Could Die Tomorrow

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - February 12, 2017, 1:01 pm EST
Total comments: 5

We could all die tomorrow; the odds are very high.

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The entire Radio Free Nintendo team has reassembled for one of the last episodes before the launch of Switch.

We start the show with New Business, and James has a look at Fire Emblem Heroes. You've probably all played it already, because it's free, but that doesn't stop us from talking about the game and its marketing potential. Guillaume returns to Dreamland with Kirby's Return to Dreamland. Where he was before is a major point of discussion. He also has a look at Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate, but we're more interested in examining the Japanese interest in cat herding. Greg has divination powers, and he also has thoughts on SteamWorld Heist for Wii U. Jon didn't have much to speak about. He was out of town all week and saw a concert; it was good. End of New Business.

We follow our break with Listener Mail. Topics covered: the versions of Breath of the Jon, what stray puppies are in Jon's Wii U backlog, and Jon's advice for someone who isn't excited about Wii U games anymore. The rest of us are here too, but Jon's aura contaminates this segment from the jump. You can have our breath down your neck by sending us an email.

We will be recording our RetroActive on Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom on March 2, less than an hour before the Switch launch! If you want to contribute to an episode that will sound weirdly out of place, you can post your thoughts in the official thread.

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 Bluffs Custom Music'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 Poet's World ~ Moonshadow Land Theme (Symphonic Version) from the Dragon Quest VIII (Japan version). It was requested by Ben. All rights reserved by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.


ClexYoshiFebruary 12, 2017

My poor widdle Samsung Galaxy S3 can't handle Fire Emblem Heroes, which makes me incredibly sad. oh well...

MASBFebruary 13, 2017

Son, I am disappoint! I think RFN is firing on all cylinders these days, but I think you threw a rod this episode. Not because of what was in it. That was high quality as always. But rather, what was missing.

Only the briefest of brief allusions to the Super Bowl? If anything deserved a nice healthly segment this week, it was that! What I want to know is, what happened? Did Jon get a little lazy on wash day and instead of wearing his Julio is Coolio t-shirt, he was watching the game decked out in San Jose Sharks regalia? Did Greg not make the required number of sacrifices to the blood gods?

I wanted to hear the resignation in Jon's voice that only a fellow Atlanta sports team fan can know. I wanted to hear the bile rise in Greg's throat as he grudgingly praised Tom Terrific (sorry, Tom Seaver)!

I realize there may be only six RFNNFL fans in the world (three of which are on the show), but bah gawd! let our voices be heard, proud and unashamed!

Before the show we had reached an informal understanding - the state of the nation would not be used as a punchline if recent sporting events were not either. This rocky peace was maintained mostly under threat of Mutually Assured Destruction.

MASBFebruary 16, 2017

Sometimes you have to let the world burn, James. It's like a tire fire. Don't put it out, better to just let it burn itself out. :)

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterFebruary 16, 2017

I enjoy the few political references that slip through the cracks but at the same time I hope they stay few and far between.

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