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This week on the NXpress Nintendo Switch podcast, Marty Allen joins Tim and Rick to discuss Journey to the Savage Planet , a first-person action platformer, a Metroidvania-style exploration game, and a very funny satire, all in one colorful, pulsating package. In addition, Marty gives a breakdown of Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, an eclectic collection of games to play and discover on your Nintendo Switch system.

In the main event, the boys discuss forgotten games made by Nintendo which have never once been ported. These include rare and hard to find gems; games that will likely never be reborn due to licensing issues, and of course, games that rely on a certain accessory that is no longer made.

All this and more!

Playlist

Journey to the Savage Planet clip
LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Journey to the Savage Planet Review
Journey to the Savage Planet Soundtrack
Main Event: Discussing Forgotten Games
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Soundtrack

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There’s a lot of great new games to play on the Switch this month!

It’s another jammed-packed episode of the NXpress Nintendo Switch Podcast! This week, Games Editor Marc Kaliroff joins us to discuss his review of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition on the Nintendo Switch and how the port adds a near-perfect refining coat to what was already a masterpiece. In our main event, Indie Games Editor Campbell Gill joins us to discuss the Paper Mario-inspired Bug Fables from developer Moonsprout Games as well as WayForward’s Shantae and the Seven Sirens which could easily rank as one of the finest Metroidvanias on the market. All this and more!

Playlist

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Clip
LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Review
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Soundtrack
Main Event: Discussing Shantae and the Seven Sirens and Bug Fables
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Soundtrack

 

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Technical glitches can’t hold us down forever, as this week the NXpress crew is back with their second attempt at wrapping up coverage of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. After putting in an incredible 300+ hours, Ricky D joins Tim and Patrick to talk about what decorative and engineering feats he has accomplished, and where there is left to go for his 5-star island village. Along the way he shares some stories, and passes along a few tips to those looking to maximize their crafting time.

Before that, Patrick gives a brief rundown of Super Mega Baseball 3, which despite its cartoony look and ridiculous title, turns out to be a pretty fun baseball sim that captures a good portion of what makes the sport of baseball so magical. From the strategy of the pitcher-batter duel to a fairly in-depth franchise mode, there’s a lot to love here for fans.

Lastly, the guys react the surprise announcement of Paper Mario: The Origami King. Does this latest sequel look like it will be a return to the traditional RPG that so many have been craving for the series, or will it further divide gamers by embracing the more gimmicky route of the last couple of entries? Either way, there are at least some of us who don’t mind either way. For all this and more, have a listen!

Though Nintendo hasn’t oiled its mitt and strapped on some cleats since 2013’s Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball, the company is no stranger to America’s pastime and has a wealth of prospects in its franchise farm system. As such, its only natural that the NXpress would eventually do a baseball draft of Nintendo characters, and that time is now. This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, Tim and Patrick fill their rosters from the deep stable of Nintendo games, stacking their lineups with speed and power, while trying not to sacrifice fundamental defense. Will they be drawn to traditional ‘eye-test’ scouting, or will sabermetrics lead to that championship team? You’ll have to tune in to find out who made which surprising picks!

Before that, the two catch up on what they’ve been playing recently. Having finally played through all that Fire Emblem: Three Houses has to offer (and taking over 250 hours to do so), Patrick sends the game off on one last spate of praise. Meanwhile, Tim fills him in on what’s been going on in Animal Crossing New Horizons, including describing his island’s spooky setup, as well as the new additions coming via DLC.

For all this and more, have a listen!

Another Animal Crossing Podcast Special

We just can’t get enough of Animal Crossing: New Horizons so we’ve decided to dedicate another episode of the podcast to discuss the game.

This week, we share our experience visiting each other islands as well as what we’d like Nintendo add to the game in the near future.

Closing the show is a quick conversation about the Super Mario LEGO set. That right, the LEGO company and Nintendo have partnered, and their collaboration has led to a reimagination of the LEGO building experience, enabling an entirely new way to play inspired by the beloved video game icon.

 

Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, LEGO Super Mario is a new product line that features an interactive LEGO Mario figure who collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. The new line promises to take legendary brick-building to a new level, and we have some opinions about it. All this and more!

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Animal Crossing: New Horizons discussion
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack
Main Event: Animal Crossing: New Horizons discussion
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack
Bonus Content: LEGO Super Mario discussion
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Podcast Review

We can’t just get enough of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and so we’ve decided to dedicate another episode of the NXpress Nintendo Podcast to the latest entry in Nintendo’s pleasant little life simulator series.

After one week of playing the game religiously, we have plenty to talk about. We’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far and we’ve had a grand time decorating our new homes while making friends with new arrivals. We’ve also been working around the clock to get a three-star rating for our islands and after 60 plus hours spent on our deserted island getaway, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is everything we hoped it would be and more.

Join us in this episode as we take a break from our new virtual lives and share stories; trade tips and answer your questions. All this and more.

 

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Addressing the Super Mario Switch rumors
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack
Main Event: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack
Bonus Content: Good Job Review
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Review

It’s no surprise that this week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast the guys devote the majority of their time talking about the long-awaited gaming vacation that is Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Rick, Tim, and Patrick share some details of what they’ve accomplished so far on their island getaways, dish on the local weirdos, stress over mortgage payments, wonder at the abundance of tarantulas, and muse on the new breakable tools. So how did we each settle in? Beachside property or the secluded wilderness? What are our plans for the future, and will there be hilltop castles involved? Despite its meandering nature, there’s always plenty to discuss when it comes to Animal Crossing!

In addition, our first segment deals with the recent Nintendo Direct Mini, and whether there was anything that caught our interest among the many expected titles, ports, and same-day drops. And in our last segment, we do a quick wrapup of the March Indie World. Though it may not have been the most dazzling, there were still one or two titles worth mentioning that hold potential. For all this and more, have a listen!

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Nintendo Direct Mini Review
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack
Main Event: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack
Bonus Content: Nintendo Indie Direct Review
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soundtrack

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NBA Suspended? No Worries, We Got You Covered

Forget about who is best at lengthy quests to save the magical kingdoms — which Nintendo characters can survive forty-eight minutes of running up and down the basketball court, and emerge victorious? This week, that’s exactly the question that the hosts of the NXpress Nintendo Podcast hope to answer. Rick, Tim, and Patrick cull through Nintendo’s extensive roster of characters in order to build their ideal team through our first sports draft. Will they go for speed and shooting? Or perhaps construct a squad of brutes that can out-muscle their opponents inside? What B-level players will be forced to sit on the bench? And since when did mind control become such an important tactic when shooting hoops?

All of these questions and more will be answered via lengthy explanations and passionate defenses (even if the league isn’t big on blocking shots). Before that, however, the guys discuss a multitude of topics, including the cancellation of E3, and the impact of the lengthy lack of first party releases for the Switch. For all this and more, have a listen!

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: E3 and the struggles indie game developers
Mario Hoops 3 on 3 Soundtrack = “Training Theme”
Main Event: Fantasy Nintendo Basketball Draft
Mario Slam Basketball Soundtrack – “Basketball Kingdom”
Fire Emblem Three Houses Theme Song

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Tom Nook has an eye for business. That’s why the staple Animal Crossing character took time out of his very busy schedule to host a new video presentation about his latest endeavor, the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package.

This week, Rick, Patrick, and Tim discuss the latest Nintendo Direct and the ins and outs of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on March 20. Our podcast covers everything a potential Deserted Island Getaway Package customer will want to know including the lack of cloud saves, the mobile app, and what makes this game different than previous entries. We also discuss the basics of homeownership, details about new characters, land development, exploration, crafting and so much more.

This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, Rick, Patrick and Tim debate which characters should be included on the Mount Rushmore of Nintendo. In the main event, they discuss the problems with shopping at GameStop and why they choose to shop either online or buy digital copies of games.

Closing the show is a discussion on the DLC added to Pokemon Sword and ShieldFire Emblem Three Houses and Super Smash BrosUltimate. Does Byleth deserve to be in Smash? Is the new Pokemon expansion pass worth your money? Should you be excited to play Three Houses yet again? For all this and more, tune in!

Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Nintendo?
Super Mario Bros. Theme Song
Main Event: The problems with shopping at GameStop
Donkey Kong Country Theme Song
Bonus Content: Fire Emblem Three HousesSuper Smash Bros., and Pokemon DLC
Fire Emblem Three Houses Theme Song

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