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Episode 610: Koopa Troopa Has a Car, and He's Pissed!

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - February 16, 2019, 9:23 am EST
Total comments: 5

This week's Direct brought a ton of news, but the big news is the psychological effect of driving.

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You saw the same Direct we did. You know all the stories. You've also spent the last 32 hours feverishly watching the Astral Chain trailer.

It's fine. It's natural, even.

Let us lead you to something entirely, slightly, more productive. Here is RFN's equally feverish reactions.

00:04:05 Super Mario Maker 2
00:13:05 Super Smash Bros. 3.0, BOX BOY! + BOX GIRL!, Captain Toad DLC
00:20:30 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
00:27:33 Tetris 99
00:37:40 Assassin's Creed 3
00:39:10 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
00:44:00 Dragon Quest Builders 2, Hellblade, Yoshi's Crafted World demo
01:00:25 Tsum Tsum, Starlink, DELTARUNE, GRID Autosport, Unravel 2, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Rune Factory
01:09:30 ONINAKI
01:12:00 Daemon x Machina demo
01:19:41 Astral Chain
01:28:51 Dragon Quest XI
01:36:23 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

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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 Behind The Door, from Final Fantasy IX. It was selected by Greg. Composition by Nobuo Uematsu. All rights reserved by Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.


EnnerFebruary 17, 2019

Thanks for the early upload! This was a really fun Direct. A lot of games in it look good. I've been messing around with Daemon X Machina Prototype Missions and I am a bit more up on it then you guys are. That may be because it has been so long since I've played an Armored Core game.

azekeFebruary 18, 2019

Don't turn off insta-drop on Tetris 99.

Just use joycons -- which are superior controllers for Tetris anyway.

On Final Fantasy Legend: SE trademarked "Final Fantasy Legend" in Europe and US recently.

Quote from: azeke

Don't turn off insta-drop on Tetris 99.

Just use joycons -- which are superior controllers for Tetris anyway.

I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing this.  I didn't have a problem with inadvertent up button inputs until using the pro controller, and this is one of the few cases where the left joycon dpad being split really helps make sure you're using precise input.  Also, I think having the option to insta-drop is kind of critical to staying competitive in Tetris 99.

My Tetris 99 strategy has been relatively the same as what was mentioned on this episode.  I don't know that it adds much value to explicitly target anyone else until you get somewhere in the 40-50 people left range.  Start of game, i'd probably focus on just making sure your tetris lines are as low to the floor as possible and playing cleanup if anyone's dumping on you.  The problem once you get to 50 and below is if you're utterly average at Tetris like I am, you're not going to have the time to specifically target an individual - I usually just designate the "KO" targeting default after that.  I've gotten to 3rd place in a round, but never a 1st place victory.

All that aside, I have to say..... "_______ has a car, and he's pissed!" is one of the funnest things I've heard on this podcast in a while.  Bravo.

vuduFebruary 20, 2019

RE:  Train segment in Yoshi demo

There's an egg block right next to the train station.  If you boarded the train with anything less than full eggs you have no one to blame but yourself.

ShyGuyFebruary 25, 2019

I panicked when I was on the train and missed with my throws.

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