It’s the first episode of the New Year and we’re celebrating with a party. A Mario Party. This episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast features our impressions of Mario Party: Island Tour, along with a game that involves a totally different type of party, Bravely Default. We also share impressions of two Wii U downloadable titles, Wii Sports Club: Golf and RUSH. As always, the show first begins with news as we discuss recent 3DS announcements, fresh Super Smash Bros. details, and the “reboot” of Toki Tori developer Two Tribes. Plus, we assess the current eShop indie scene and examine where it needs to go from here.
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Below, you can find links for more information on the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp to easily find the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!
- [0:02] Yoshi’s New Island Release Date Revealed (Nintendo World Report)
- [0:08] Flavoured Cats Teaser (YouTube)
- [0:10] Disney Magical World Announced for 3DS (IGN)
- [0:17] Nintendo 3DS software sales increased in 2013, sold 11.5 million hardware units in US (Joystiq)
- [0:19] Nintendo calendar says Inazuma Eleven in North America Q1 (Tiny Cartridge)
- [0:26] New 3DS App Will Make a Manga Artist Out of You (Kotaku)
- [0:32] King Dedede joins the Super Smash Bros. cast (Destructoid)
- [0:39] Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Feature Unique Trophies (IGN)
- [0:42] Interview: Two Tribes Explains Development Closure and Starting Again (Nintendo Life)
- [0:56] Nintendo’s stock price jumps upon China’s suspension of console ban (Polygon)
- [1:41] Bravely Default’s Western release tones down its skimpier costumes (Polygon)
- [1:03] Mario Party: Island Tour (Official Site)
- [1:26] Bravely Default (Official Site)
- [1:47] Wii Sports Club: Golf (Official Site)
- [1:58] RUSH (Two Tribes Game Page)
- [0:02] Yoshi’s New Island (IGN Game Page)
- [0:08] Flavoured Cats (Official Site)
- [0:10] Disney Magical World (IGN Game Page)
- [0:19] Inazuma Eleven (Giant Bomb Franchise Wiki)
- [0:26] Comic Studio (Nintendo.co.jp Game Page)
- [0:32] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Official Site)