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Episode 446: Black Hatred in Vague Human Shape

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - September 27, 2015, 2:46 pm EDT
Total comments: 10

The Super Mario Maker circle is complete and we reveal the winner of our Mario Maker-inspired RetroActive poll.

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Radio Free Nintendo is back at full strength, and Jon gets his first opportunity to talk Mario Maker, but first in New Business Guillaume talks about the demo for the Atlus-published 3DS game redundantly titled Legend of Legacy. Not to spoil it but it looks like his pre-order is safe. Next James and Greg talk about Plague of Shadows, the recently-released addition to last year's outstanding retro-focused action title Shovel Knight. As it turns out, it would be a pretty great value even if the price wasn't free. Finally, New Business turns back to the act of Making Marios. Jon has some early thoughts, having only had limited time to dig in, but the rest of the team has more thoughts to build on last week's conversation.

After the always-ill advised Now Playing break, Radio Free Nintendo makes a triumphant return to the recently-neglected mailbag. Questions address what games to give a skilled - but not yet literate - child to play; the role of new Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima; GameCube emulation on Wii U; and the troubles of living free and easy in a world full of HR representatives. We love your questions, so keep sending them to the mailbag.

It's time for RetroActive Jr! The "winner" of our impossibly close poll was Mario Tennis: Power Tour! You can start playing with us right away and post your thoughts in the forum thread, and maybe we'll read them on the air.

This episode was edited by Guillaume Veillette. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Bluffs Custom Music.

This episode's ending music is the main theme of Star Fox. It was composed by Hajime Hirasawa All rights reserved by Nintendo Co., Ltd. It was suggested by Greg.


relewis2011September 27, 2015

It's nice to hear that you guys can rest easy tonight, avoiding the torturous playing of Mario Party AdvanceĀ  :P: :

In any case, back to the episode. Looking forward to listening to the rest!

ClexYoshiSeptember 27, 2015

"... That I know some people revile..."

Recognition. <3

TOPHATANT123September 27, 2015

There's no need to write down Mario Maker codes since you can access Miiverse from the browser on your phone and then put them straight into the game.

Don't know if it was already mentioned but Mario 3D World co-op is good for kids. I played it with a nephew and we played all the way through to the credits, presumably the first he'd ever beat.

You know what? Melia is underappreciated, she has the most character development and is the only character who has her back story fully explored. She also has the most fun move set.

Music Suggestion: Dragon Quest 4 DS Casino Theme

BiteThePillowSeptember 27, 2015

Oh cool. It's been a while since I played a perfect "10" game. This will be fun.

KDR_11kSeptember 27, 2015

Is that title talking about police officers?

EnnerSeptember 28, 2015

There are quite a few horribly wonderful tangents in this episode. Good show.

Quote from: KDR_11k

Is that title talking about police officers?


KDR_11kSeptember 28, 2015

The two worst things I've seen in Mario Maker were a Lakitu throwing Boo circles and a pipe spitting out horizontal springboards with wings.

AFAIK the MSX Parodius was garbage but the ones after that, sure, would be fine for a kid. Just give them Gradius first so they actually get the references. I also liked R-Type as a kid.

Quote from: Enner

There are quite a few horribly wonderful tangents in this episode. Good show.

This was the first one that, to me, felt like a normal RFN. It was a good feeling. Everyone got their shots in too, which is always a plus.

Jave0423September 29, 2015

The last 2 podcast were great especially the mario maker episode keep up the good work love the podcast

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