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Breaking the Rules [PP151]

9/20/2018
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Super Mario Bros. 2, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Castlevania II: Simon's Quest defied expectations 30 years ago. How do these surprising NES sequels hold up 30 years later? Plus: Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country, Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle, Sega Genesis Classics, and more, including our early experiences with Nintendo Switch Online! (Intermission Music: Final Fight - Bay Area 3)

Duration:01:10:07

The Best of the Modern Era [PP150]

9/14/2018
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Big news from the latest Nintendo Direct, including Luigi's Mansion 3, Animal Crossing for Switch, nine Final Fantasy games, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Nintendo Switch Online (including Pro Wrestling!?), and lots more! Plus: The top 50 Nintendo-system games of the modern era! (Intermission Music: Octopath Traveler - Battle Theme II)

Duration:01:19:37

Don't Shoot the Messenger [PP149]

9/7/2018
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Experience timeless ninja action in The Messenger, fight like a girl in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, and get strategic with Into the Breach! Plus: Mega Man 11, Dragalia Lost, Shovel Knight, Valkyria Chronicles, and more, including the remaining NES games we want to see added to Nintendo Switch Online! (Intermission Music: Donkey Kong Country 2 - Snakey Chantey)

Duration:01:14:21

Indies Everywhere [PP148]

8/30/2018
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Nintendo Switch now has 1,000 games - and these are the indie titles you don't want to miss! Plus: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Blade Strangers, Kero Blaster, Bad North, Onimusha: Warlords, Shovel Knight Showdown, Chasm, and more, including the latest Nindie Showcase announcements. (Intermission Music: Blade Strangers - Fight for Glory)

Duration:01:20:28

Hungry Like a Wolf [PP147]

8/24/2018
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Okami HD leads the pack of recent Switch releases, alongside Iconoclasts and Dead Cells. Plus: Diablo 3, Doom Eternal, Grandia, Etrian Odyssey Nexus, and more, including the Nintendo worlds we'd most like to visit. Also: A new segment approaches!? (Intermission Music: The Guardian Legend - Underwater Corridors)

Duration:01:04:41

Smash Surprises [PP146]

8/9/2018
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate heats up as Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, assist trophy Shovel Knight, and loads of other new details are announced for Nintendo's fighting extravaganza! Plus: WarioWare Gold, The World Ends with You: Final Remix, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Mega Man: Fully Charged, and more, including what we want to see in a redesigned Switch! (Intermission Music: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Snake Eater)

Duration:01:18:11

Comic Mischief [PP145]

8/2/2018
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Laugh it up with the funniest games on Nintendo systems! Plus: Code of Princess EX, Shantae DLC, Nintendo Labo, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum & Fun, and more! (Intermission Music: Code of Princess - Holy Princess (Solange's Theme))

Duration:00:47:06

Nintendo Power 30th Anniversary [PP144]

7/26/2018
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It's been 30 years since Nintendo Power debuted and changed the way we played games! We look back at the magazine's evolution and share our (and our readers') fondest memories of the publication - including a special guest! Plus: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2, Sonic Mania Plus, Pool Panic, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Mario Land - Chai Kingdom)

Duration:01:28:34

Lights, Camera, Nintendo! [PP143]

7/19/2018
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What Nintendo properties would make the best TV and movie adaptations? We pick the games we want to see brought to life! Plus: Octopath Traveler, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Bomb Chicken, Splatoon 2 amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Midna's Lament)

Duration:01:13:11

Versus Mode [PP142]

7/11/2018
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Grab a friend (or nemesis) and check out our list of the greatest multiplayer games across all Nintendo systems! Plus: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Pocket Rumble, Hollow Knight, Yo-Kai Watch Blasters, Anime Expo news, new amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: Totally Rad - Act 1 Part 1)

Duration:01:27:59

Revenge of the NES Classic [PP141]

6/28/2018
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Just when you thought it was safe...the NES Classic is back (and we have ideas on how it could be improved)! Plus: Mario Tennis Aces, Paladins, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and more, including thoughts on what was missing from this year's E3! (Intermission Music: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Plucky Pass Beginnings)

Duration:01:13:05

E3 Aftermath 2018 [PP140]

6/21/2018
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We go hands-on with some of the year's biggest Switch games, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mega Man 11, Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu, Team Sonic Racing, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom! Plus: Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Smash TV - Title Theme)

Duration:01:15:02

Nintendo Direct E3 2018 [PP139]

6/13/2018
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been revealed at the biggest gaming event of the year! We discuss the characters, stages, and features of Nintendo's flagship fighter. Plus: Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Party, Fortnite, StarLink: Battle for Atlas, Daemon X Machina, Pokémon, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC, new amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: Splatoon 2 - Inkoming! (Wet Floor))

Duration:00:55:56

The Road to E3 2018! [PP138]

6/7/2018
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E3 2018 is almost here! Get hyped for the big show with speculation and predictions of what we'll see on Nintendo systems this year, including Super Smash Bros. and much more! Plus: Sushi Striker, Mario Tennis Aces, Fox n Forests, West of Loathing, Wild Guns Reloaded, listener letters, and the strangest dramatic reading yet! (Intermission Music: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Street Fighter Alpha 2) - Sakura Stage)

Duration:01:21:35

Let's Go Catch 'Em All [PP137]

6/1/2018
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Get ready to return to where it all started with Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee! Plus: Mega Man 11, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Ikaruga, Runner3, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Pokémon Quest, and more, including the game compilations we want to see on Nintendo Switch! (Intermission Music: Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja - Title Screen)

Duration:01:27:49

Bonus Stage: Super Mario Bros. Movie Commentary [PPEX02]

5/26/2018
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Celebrate 25 years of the Super Mario Bros. live-action movie with this feature-length commentary to accompany the outrageous film. Come for the plumbers, goombas, and fungus; stay for the monkeys and the nonsensical, inebriated babble. Glug, glug, glug!

Duration:01:46:50

Definitive Legacy [PP136]

5/24/2018
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Gaming icons return to Nintendo Switch in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2! Plus: Resident Evil 7, Go Vacation, Gal Metal, and more, including the 25th anniversary of the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie! (Intermission Music: Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge - Wily Station Stage)

Duration:01:05:49

Smash Selection [PP135]

5/17/2018
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Which new characters should join the roster in Super Smash Bros. for Switch? We make our picks! Plus: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition, Nintendo Switch Online, Blade Strangers, Raging Justice, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and lots more! (Intermission Music: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Funky the Main Monkey)

Duration:01:12:44

The Perfect 10s [PP134]

4/26/2018
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Nintendo Labo is here! Is Nintendo's cardboard creation crazy fun or just plain crazy? Plus: Dark Souls, Sonic Mania Plus, Night Trap, and more, including the games from past and present that are worthy of being awarded a coveted 10 out of 10! (Intermission Music: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - Sewer Surfin')

Duration:01:17:13

Genre Jumble [PP133]

4/19/2018
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A Pokémon platformer? A Sonic horror game? We pick popular Nintendo-system franchises that could benefit from a genre change! Plus: Sega Ages, Octopath Traveler, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Collector's Edition, and more! (Intermission Music: Super Mario Odyssey - Bowser Battle 1 ~Nimbus Arena Showdown~)

Duration:00:55:16