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Former Nintendo Power editors talk Nintendo news and topics

Former Nintendo Power editors talk Nintendo news and topics


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Former Nintendo Power editors talk Nintendo news and topics




Bonus Stage! Nintendo E3 Report 2021 [PPEX7]

E3 2021 has come and gone, so it's time to discuss the latest reveals, including The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Dread, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, WarioWare: Get It Together!, Mario Party Superstars, Kazuya in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more! (Intermission Music: Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising - Jess's Theme)


Bonus Stage! Turtle Power [PPEX6]

Cowabunga! To commemorate the announcement of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, we're looking back at the fearless foursome's most notable outings on Nintendo systems, including on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and more! (Intermission Music: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Let's Go Turtles)


Bonus Stage! Nintendo Direct Returns [PPEX5]

In this bonus episode, the Power Pros are back to discuss all the recent big news from the long-awaited February 2021 Nintendo Direct, including Splatoon 3, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Mario Golf: Super Rush, Pyra/Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Project Triangle Strategy, No More Heroes 3, and more! Plus: What was missing! (Intermission Music: Project Triangle Strategy - Main Theme)


Bonus Stage! NES 35th Anniversary Special [PPEX4]

It's a special Power Pros episode celebrating 35 years of the NES with 35 reasons we love the system! From Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid to Ninja Gaiden, Mega Man, and Contra, all the classics are here! (Intermission Music: Blaster Master - Area 1)


Grand Finales [PP200]

The Pros discuss their favorite video game endings! Plus: New Pokémon Snap, Summer in Mara, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, Sunset Riders, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, Lego Super Mario, and more! (Intermission Music: Shantae and the Seven Sirens - Sunken Shipyard)


Well Excuse Me, Power Pros! [PP199]

We're really feelin' it with Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for Switch! Plus: Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass news, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, and a look back at the Legend of Zelda animated series! (Intermission Music: Viewtiful Joe - Some Like It Red Hot)


Show Me Your Moves [PP198]

Shantae is back in Shantae and the Seven Sirens, the Half-Genie heroine's biggest and possibly best outing yet! Plus: What the Golf?, Sega Ages: Thunder Force AC, and more, including gaming's most satisfying moves! (Intermission Music: Streets of Rage 4 - Nora)


All the Rage [PP197]

Rock out with your Switch out as we pick gaming's greatest soundtracks! Plus: Streets of Rage 4 delivers a retrotastic beatdown, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, G-LOC Air Battle, Mortal Kombat 11, Harvest Moon: One World, and more! (Intermission Music: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch) - Manbo's Mambo)


Duties, Disasters, and DLC [PP196]

Work gets weird in Good Job!, we shake and quake in Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, and a legend is reborn in Trials of Mana. Plus: Updates to Super Mario Maker 2 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo holiday ornaments, we rate Nintendo's Switch DLC offerings, and more! (Intermission Music: La-Mulana 2 - Miss Explorer)


Party Plans [PP195]

Super Mario's 35th anniversary is approaching - we discuss the rumors and possibilities of how fans may be able to celebrate on Switch! Plus: Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche, Cooking Mama: Cookstar, Trails of Cold Steel IV, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, and more! (Intermission Music: Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche - Boss - Chefinoff)


Double Direct [PP194]

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Bravely Default II, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Good Job!, Baldo, and Summer in Mara are among the Switch highlights from the recent Nintendo Direct Mini and Indie World Showcase presentations! Plus: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, La-Mulana 1 & 2, and more! (Intermission Music: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - Battle!)


Ultimate Showdown [PP193]

Which six characters should join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC? Plus: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, Murder by Numbers, E3 canceled, LEGO Super Mario, and more! (Intermission Music: Vice: Project Doom - Stage 7)


Pork Chops for the Win [PP192]

We chow down on Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold for Switch to see if it cuts the mustard! Also: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vitamin Connection, Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle, Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection, Goblin Sword, Streets of Rage 4, Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon, and more! Plus: Super Mario Bros. 3's 30th Anniversary! (Intermission Music: Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - Drunken Waltz)


Best of the Decade! [PP191]

From Mario to Zelda to Pokémon and beyond, the Pros pick their top 10 games of the past decade! Plus: Code Shifter, 198X, The Wonderful 101 on Kickstarter, Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Collection, Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and more! (Intermission Music: Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix - Starring Wario)


2020 Nintendo Preview [PP190]

The year ahead is already packed with Switch goodness, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Streets of Rage 4, Axiom Verge 2, and beyond! Plus: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, Sega Ages Shinobi, amiibo, and more! (Intermission Music: Killer Instinct Gold - Main Theme)


The Best of 2019 [PP189]

Last year was jam-packed with fantastic games for Switch owners - the Pros look back at their favorites! Plus: Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, Vitamin Connection, Ring Fit Adventure, and more! (Intermission Music: Bust-A-Move - Bubble Bustin')


Merry Memories [PP188]

'Tis the season to be gaming as the Pros reflect on their favorite Nintendo holiday memories! Plus: A Hat in Time, Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace, Luigi's Mansion 3 DLC, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, and more! (Intermission Music: Wii U eShop - Holiday Music)


Heroic Nonsense [PP187]

Heroland brings quirky comedy role-playing to Switch, and Shovel Knight gets regal with King of Cards! Plus: Nintendo Indie World report (featuring Axiom Verge 2, Streets of Rage 4, Sports Story, and beyond), Super Mario Maker 2 X The Legend of Zelda, Trails of Cold Steel III, the 2019 gamer's non-game gift guide, and more! (Intermission Music: Mighty Final Fight - Boss)


Double-Edged Sword (and Shield) [PP186]

We embark on our journey into the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield, solve puzzles and crimes in Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition, and get stupid in The Stretchers! Plus: New amiibo, Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold, Sonic movie news, and more, including a celebration of 15 years of Nintendo DS! (Intermission Music: The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors - Pursuit)


Oh Yeah, Luigi Time! [PP185]

The bro in green takes center stage this episode as we discuss Luigi's Mansion 3 and look back at Luigi's storied history! Plus: Terry Bogard's debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, and more! (Intermission Music: AI: The Somnium Files - Psyncin' in the SWaiN 2)