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Nintendo Free Radio 35: This Snail Is Fart

Posted on April 27th, 2014

Looking for some more inside baseball? We aim to please.

There's been a rush of episodes lately, but now Nintendo Free Radio appears to be back at standard operation. For New Business, Austen leads off (surprisingly) with quick hits on "it's-not-a-puzzle-game-Donald" Towerfall Ascension (PS4), which is pretty good for an Ouya port, and Tecmo's newest dungeon crawler-destroyer Deception IV: Blood Ties. Austen follows up with brief updates on three games of recent  vintage: Final Fantasy X HD, Infamous Second  Son and Knack. Stephen hasn't had a chance to play much, but after a quick trip to the Castle of Illusion he does lead the crew down the aisles of Sony's Easter weekend flash sale. (Note: We are well aware this segment includes complaints about the lack of Vita support. It literally came and went during editing. Blame Sony for its inclusion.) Donald wraps with a game fresh off its one Shine Get Moment in the NFRIT, Beyond Good and Evil and surprisingly hasn't encountered a single matchstick in Profesor Layton and the Azran Legacy, but has encountered back loot luck in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

In Whatcha Watchin', Austen finally did get around to seeing Captain America: Winter Soldier, but saves most of his time for classic combat/harem anime Ranma 1/2 (Season 1) and CBS's take on Sherlock Holmes in Elementary. Stephen takes a few minutes to provide catchup on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D before grabbing the latest frightning find from his Netflix... Turbo FAST. Turns out, rocket-powered snails is as insane as it sounds. Donald's turn covers Miyazaki's return to child-friendly fare in Ponyo before being reminded of a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, as well as acknowledging a recent passing and the end of an era.

The Listener Mail had a couple of extended pieces, one posted without comment on our website and the other addressed in detail, as Shawn wants to know how the show is edited. War stories are traded and we hope it makes clear why these episodes can take a while. The Mushrooms address gaming parodies, Square re-releases, and plagiarists getting awards... though we do risk redundancy.

Want to give us some more mail to chew on in extended detail, or just comment in general? Leave a comment below or send an email to nintendofreeradio@gmail.com. Until next time, eat, sleep, and end the streak.

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