Episode 76: Comic-Con Conquered

On July 30, 2014 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 76: Comic-Con Conquered

Long days, little sleep, pop culture overload, and yes, lots of video games. San Diego Comic-Con is an event like no other and we were back at Comic-Con 2014 to take it all in. This episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast is dedicated to our hands-on impressions of the biggest games Nintendo brought to the show: Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and both versions of Sonic Boom. We also share our thoughts on the event as a whole, as well as go beyond the walls of the San Diego Convention Center to bring you the latest news, including fresh Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire details, our take on Nintendo’s unexpected all-digital Club Nintendo rewards, and an analysis of June’s sales numbers.

Our Comic-Con coverage isn’t all talk, either. We’re also hosting a Comic-Con exclusive Super Smash Bros. shirt giveaway! The shirt (pictured below) not only features the Smash Bros. insignia on the front and the game’s logo on the back, but is also branded with a “Comic-Con Exclusive” emblem on its sleeve. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us which upcoming Wii U or 3DS game you’re most excited about. We’ll announce the randomly-chosen winner in our next episode, so make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo so you don’t miss it.

As always, you can learn more about all of the games and news discussed in this episode via the links below. Each link lists a timestamp as well, allowing you to easily locate the segments that most interest you. You can also check out photos from our trip to Comic-Con in our gallery, Extra: The Sights of Comic-Con 2014. Enjoy the episode!



Enter to win this Smash Bros. shirt, which features the series insignia on the front (left), a Comic-Con exclusive logo on the sleeve (middle), and a Smash Bros logo on the back (right).

Win this Comic-Con exclusive Smash Bros. shirt just by telling us which game you’re most excited to play!

Official Contest Rules: All registrants must be a resident of the United States of America and age 13 or older. The contest begins on July 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM PDT and ends on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM PDT. Visitors may only enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. Any additional entries that a given visitor makes will be disqualified. One (1) commenter will be chosen at random and receive the following prize: one (1) special edition Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS shirt given away by Nintendo at San Diego Comic-Con (size: Large). Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winners will be chosen at random on August 9, 2014, announced in Episode 77 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email.

24 Responses to “Episode 76: Comic-Con Conquered”

  • Tommy Cheung wrote on July 30, 2014 at 11:12 am:

    Ness’ Down B heals him! PSI Magnet!

  • Jose Angel Salado
    Jose wrote on July 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm:

    Thats right!! Can’t believe I forgot about good ol Ness and Lucas. Then again I rarely play as them or against them lol Thanks!

    • Tommy Cheung wrote on July 31, 2014 at 7:23 am:

      Yeah me too. Also that’s my entry >.> Smash is my answer.

  • Josh wrote on July 31, 2014 at 4:42 am:

    Good work guys! So excited for wiiu smash!

  • coleberg2 wrote on July 31, 2014 at 6:23 pm:

    Hey guys. Good work on the podcast this week. I’m most excited for Smash Bros on Wii U this coming Holiday, but I am also pretty excited for Fantasy Life even though few gaming sites and podcasts really talk about the game. Hopefully I can win the t-shirt! Cheers!
    email address: coleberg2@hotmail.com

  • JohnnyP wrote on August 1, 2014 at 11:21 am:

    Thanks for the cast as always, so appreciated. I am most anticipating Captain Toad’s. Yes, seriously. Playing Super Mario 3D World I absolutely enjoyed the toad mini-game and wanted more. I think the reason I am is because when I played I thought this is great and could be its own thing. It was not a surprise in a way, because I had the thought, but then it was when it was announced at E3. I did not see it coming.

  • Amanda wrote on August 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm:

    I’m most excited for Smash, but there’s plenty of other games coming up that I’m looking forward to as well.

  • alexgo wrote on August 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm:

    It’s gotta be Bayonetta 2 for WiiU, that game is going to be amazing. Thanks for the giveaway, that shirt is awesome!

  • Mario wrote on August 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm:

    Super Smash Bros for Wii U!

  • noshun wrote on August 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm:

    excited for Smash

  • Kelvin Clement wrote on August 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm:

    I bought a Wii U just to play Mario Kart & Smash Bros. Now that I have MK8 I have to say Smash Bros. Is the only game I’m looking forward to also thanks for the chance to win a little piece of Comic-Con

  • Matt W wrote on August 1, 2014 at 11:12 pm:

    There are too many games to just choose one so many great selections and games coming out. Would love that shirt, been dieing to go to comic con one day and just to have a shirt from it would be amazing!

  • Hypertoken wrote on August 2, 2014 at 12:27 am:

    This awesome… I wan’t that shirt! hehe <

  • Clifton Rawlings wrote on August 2, 2014 at 12:56 am:

    I really want to see Super Smash Bros for the Wii… I saw so many videos about what they implemented in the game and it makes me want to play it even more.

  • Gram wrote on August 2, 2014 at 1:44 am:

    I am most excited about the new Smash Bros. game. I’ve played every one in the series.

  • CinematicSky wrote on August 2, 2014 at 2:50 am:

    Mainly excited for Smash because all the other games that I wanted to come out came out already and I can actually play it on my 3DS. There’s that new Harvest Moon game coming out for 3DS too though.

  • slayercommathe wrote on August 2, 2014 at 7:18 am:

    Definitely the most excited to play Smash Bros. on the Wii U.

  • Ricky Zavala wrote on August 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm:

    Excited for the wii u version! Luigi’s my main character.

  • Cole Peterson wrote on August 3, 2014 at 2:29 am:

    Smash!! ^^

  • ngoc wrote on August 3, 2014 at 9:45 pm:

    Definitely Smash for 3ds

  • Jimmy wrote on August 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm:

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the only game releasing this fall that matters!

  • Anthony Nwankwo wrote on August 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm:

    Smash For 3DS!!! I never thought we would be able to play smash on the go.

  • Fireplay28 wrote on August 8, 2014 at 10:44 am:

    I’m gonna lose this contest but… Smash Bros is basically heaven.

  • Jason Rechtman
    Jason wrote on August 9, 2014 at 12:44 am:

    Thanks for entering our giveaway, everyone! The winner will be announced in Episode 77, which hits tomorrow.

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