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Episode 539: Y Can't Fancy Dan Crawl

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - September 17, 2017, 2:27 pm EDT
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Nintendo "graced" us with a brand-new Direct this week, and 45 minutes of content somehow managed to dominate the vast majority of a two-hour podcast. In the first half, RFN reacts to nearly every part of the Direct, from finally seeing the 3DS Kirby brawler to the announcement of Wolfenstein II and Doom for Switch. Even our resident Grampy Dragon has positive things to say.

After the break we conclude our coverage of the Nintendo Direct AND kick-off New Business with Greg and James' impressions of the Project Octopath Traveler demo. Guillaume continues to research his electoral campaign for Mayor of Metro City, with a look at Final Fight 2 and 3. He concludes with negative impressions of ACA NEOGEO SPIN MASTER. Jon closes out the show by stalling for 14 minutes while he waited for Metroid: Samus Returns to unlock. Unprofessionalism permeates everything we do. You can volunteer for the Metro City Community Watch by sending us an email.

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 England from Final Fight 2. It was selected by Guillaume. All rights reserved by Capcom Co. Ltd.


MASBSeptember 18, 2017

For the first half of the episode, it sounded like a man offered to all-comers five dollars to sing in his can and Jon took him up on it. I just wonder if he had to travel to the South to do it! His Metroid segment at the end was perfection. Felt like a long-form Now Playing segment..

James mentioned wanting Arm Wrestling as part of the Nintendo Arcade Classics. I hadn't even dared to think of it as possible and now I want it! It would be great if they would go all the way and eventually release all their old arcade games, particularly any last ones that haven't made it to MAME. Important for historical purposes, even if some of the games are just okay.

It's nice to see that boards are confirmed for Mario Party: The Top 100. It was unclear when it was shown in the Direct. I really like Khushrenada's idea that the series go in a Mario Kart-like direction and have a mix of remade old games and new games in each entry of the series. Heck, why not go the remake route? The earliest games are so old at this point, might as well remake them (while replacing the lowest quality mini-games in each entry).

I do wonder how the top 100 was determined. Bloodsport at Mario Club? :)

It's interesting how I thought Octopath Traveler and Xenoblade 2 looked meh, artsyle-wise, at the January presentation. Yet, their artstyles really grew on me after watching the recent Direct.

Thanks for talking about Final Fight 2 and 3, Gui. Good conversation. Always nice to hear you guys talk about games I wouldn't necessarily expect you to.

SeacorSeptember 18, 2017

Was Jon using a Wii Speak microphone?

EnnerSeptember 19, 2017

Lindy playing Samus Returns at the end is *chef kiss* so good.

Akitoshi Kawazu, AKA the one game developer who I'd ask to write his autograph on my fists with sharpie, and then pay him and politely ask if I could get one shot at his chin as a way of communicating what I think of his games.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterSeptember 21, 2017

Quote from: Seacor

Was Jon using a Wii Speak microphone?

I think he's using a hairdryer. I mean what else would he use it for?

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