Last time on Nintendo Free Radio, Western 3DSs still had one analog, Telltale was the only company doing episodic adventure, and Persona 5 had no gameplay footage. Thankfully, all of those things have changed. For New Business, Stephen played a game we don't have a clean joke for in PSN flash sale victim Monster Monpiece, then threw on Strike Suit Zero in an attempt to cleanse himself. Donald went Western indie in more ways than one with Gunman Clive 2 which marked the last game he played on the 2DS, as the New 3DS arrived and there was much rejoicing (as well as Codename STEAM demo and brief Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo discussion). To wrap his segment, Donald gives good news about a good Nintendo system's games being playable on Wii U as he grabbed the download of Super Mario Galaxy 2 and returned to the sweet embrace of EAD Tokyo. Austen has been wasting his Wii U on a system that clearly can't stack up, but has the very void-infused Vita platformer Nihilumbra, and the clearly moneyhatted adventure game Life is Strange to fill in good game content.
After a round of Now Posted on motorcycles (you have got to be ****ting me - Ed), a brief round of Whatcha Watchin' ensues. You won't like Stephen when he's angry, but you may like Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Austen has an update on Log Horizon and extended impressions of Thundercats (2011), while Donald shows that when you need legal advice, you Better Call Saul.
The Feature this time 'round is a super-charged Lightning Round originally codenamed "Twenty Minutes of Hell". Topics include PAX South, JRPG Week, Nintendo's multimedia endeavors and somehow turning Marble Madness into a MOBA (as Mark Cerny cries out in agony). The Mushrooms include two sad farewells, a host pulling a Jeffersons and Nintendo's horrible precedents.
We'd love to hear from you on anything somewhat on topic, so drop it below, emal us (email@example.com) or send it to @nfrpodcast on your local fire-breathing Twitter machine. Also, if you would like a nice followup to the Wizard talk from Episode 50, the good Dr Metts recently broke down the musical career of former child star Jenny Lewis on Discover Music Project (http://www.crosstawk.com/newbusiness/2015/2/14/discover-music-project-episode-65.html) so plug in for an hour and a half of great music discussion.
This podcast was recorded on February 15th and edited by Donald Theriault and Austen Parkin. All clips and music copyright their respective owners. Yes, we’re working on catching up on the podcast backlog.