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Episode 881: Battle Pass? Hard Pass!

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Guillaume Veillette - July 4, 2024, 12:53 pm EDT
Total comments: 1

James's recovery from a bike accident caused the article to get delayed a few days.

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Note: Due to Audacity living up to its name, James's audio is rough for the second half.

A little late for the article, but here's what awaits in this week's episode of the Horace Hagiography: Guillaume has been fighting the entire solar system for everlasting peace in Mega Man V for Game Boy (via the newly-Mega'd Game Boy NSO app), then provides a report from the west coast of Canada on their arcade scene complete with pinball on the half-shell and Baby Pac-Man, before closing the book on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Jon is back on the Diablo IV grind, while Greg provides a bookend with a recent GBA library addition in his 391st playthrough of Metroid: Zero Mission. (We exaggerate. Barely.)

Listener Mail never really gets on the rails, with the first question being how in the hell the Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster ended up coming out on Steam with uncapped framerates and the ability to soft-lock on the pause screen. Then the show goes into a stream of injury-fueled "yes, and" as the crew tries to figure out a new name for The Legend of Zelda which somehow contains multiple references to Whoopi Goldberg's biggest mistake before casting various and sundry platform fighters. Obviously, Wilford Brimley is the Fox in the 80s action movie realm, given how busted his oatmeal spoon is.

If you think you can follow any of that, you're more than welcome to send your attempts in.

(00:02:44) New Business - Game Boy Mega Man V.(00:11:07) Arcade games: Baby Pac-Man, TMNT pinball.(00:19:18) The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.(00:32:50) Diablo 4.(00:44:21) Metroid: Zero Mission.(00:57:04) Listener Mail - Baten Kaitos I & II Remaster on Steam.(01:20:15) The Legend of Zelda needs a new name.(01:51:39) Imagine a worthy Smash Bros competitor.

This episode was edited by James Jones. The "Men of Leisure" theme song was produced exclusively for Radio Free Nintendo by Perry Burkum. Hear more at Perry's SoundCloud. The Radio Free Nintendo logo was produced by Connor Strickland. See what he's up to at his website.

This episode's ending music is "Durridin Forest" from Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore. Arrangement and Composition by Jake "ButtonMasher" Silverman. It was requested by Spencer. All rights reserved by Seedy Eye Ltd.


LemonadeJuly 04, 2024

Tears of the Kingdom is a weird one. It can be amazing at times, but I think overall it goes for too long. It is also more difficult than Breath of the Wild.
If I was to replay it now with item duplication patched out, I think I would enjoy it much less.

The bad audio want that bad. Im glad it was left in the show.

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