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WarioWare Touched!

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Which on do you prefer?

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You know that floor routine we mentioned? The one with Zelda? Well here it is!

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I mentioned when are very own Austen cleared Canned Heat I post this.

‏@broodwars64

"...or will I play something that's actually fun? Tempted to really go after Canned Heat today in EBA just to get it out of the way.

Hah! **** YOU, Elite Beat Agents! Canned Heat CLEARED! Took about a dozen tries, but got all "Yes"s & won the song.

Well, now that I've seen (& beaten) the "You're the Inspiration" stage in Elite Beat Agents, I'm kind of OK w/ shelving the game for good. "

Well here it is.

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Like to see the level from the Excellent Elite Beat Agents that was giving Austen troubles?  Look no longer!

Once Austen has triumphed over this adversity and has experienced his reward we may post the song he wanted the game for.

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So you've listened to Nintendo Free Radio Episode 2 and your sitting there thinking I just can't envision the Magic Labyrinth. Here is a good review by Board to Death of the game that shows the concepts in action.

Yes, they did mention that David Bowie.

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A playthrough of Kat and Ana's stage from WarioWare, showing two of the game's best songs.

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Enhanced m4a Version ready for action!

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This is the "Cities" stage Austen reference in his discussion of Sound Shapes on NFR Ep. 2  Note the elements mention in the episode.

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This is how things get settled in our home towns.

Ryan is on vacation this week (wow, only 1 episode in and we’ve already killed our first editor!), but Stephen; Austen; and Donald are jazzed up to deliver this very musical encore performance.

In New Business, Donald appropriately kicks off the Prelude with tales of his “No deaths, SNES only, FINAL DESTINATION!” run through The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Following a brief look at the GBA’s WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames, “Impressions are…GOOOOO!” for the DS’s rhythmic Elite Beat Agents. Afterwards, Austen continues the motif with an enthusiastic look at the recently-released PlayStation Vita/PS3 downloadable musical platformer Sound Shapes (a game with not one but TWO Platinum trophies, so of course he had to have it!).  Afterwards, strap yourself in for a lengthy Solo about how the writing and gameplay mechanics certainly aren’t the forte in the latest installment of the Kingdom Hearts series on 3DS. Find out how the “Drop” system lived up to its name by encouraging him to drop the game after a few disappointingly painful hours. Eventually, Austen wraps-up his New Business with an ironically-brief look at the PlayStation Network’s grind-heavy downloadable dungeon crawler Rainbow Moon. Finally, Stephen brings the segment to a close with impressions of the perplexing (and apparently steamy) PC RPG The Witcher; some final thoughts on the 3DS’ Theatrhythm Final Fantasy; and his experience playing the mystical board game (Yes, Board Game!) The Magic Labyrinth with his son.

After the break, we begin our Second Movement going for the Gold by discussing what we’ve been watching lately, including the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games; the Secret World of Old Nickelodeon TV shows; and the anime Blu-Ray for the terrible, but aurally-pleasing, Escaflowne: The Movie! Next-up, we have the long-awaited debut of Listener Mail, featuring a submission from beloved NWR listener Sarah from Iowa City asking why companies often release games from similar genres within the same time period! We then conclude the show with our Grand Finale: 1Ups/Poison Mushrooms,” where we hand out praise and derision in equal measure to the best (and worst) things we’ve seen in the past 2 weeks. Some topics include Japan’s fear of reverse importation, the 3DS’ “Download Later” feature, and the sudden trend of developers refusing to patch games on the Xbox 360.

The full crew should be back next time, but we’d love to hear your thoughts on this and past episodes, so feel free to drop us a comment in the Talkback thread or on our website.  Be sure to send in your Listener Mail as well to l, and (time permitting) we’ll read and discuss it on an upcoming show!  You’re also welcome to talk with us and other fine (and often eccentric) folks over at the Nintendo World Report Forums!  Finally, please don’t forget to rate us on iTunes.  We’ll see you in a few weeks, but until then we hope you enjoy the show!

This podcast was edited by Stephen Shook. Music for this episode is copyrighted to Yoko Kanno; her band, The Seatbelts; Victor Entertainment; and the band Canned Heat. This music is included under Fair Use protection.

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