Suit up, it’s time to join the Toad Brigade. In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we share full impressions of the utterly adorable Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and tell you if its gameplay is as good as its charm. We also discuss the surprisingly large amount of Nintendo news that came out of The Game Awards, including first Zelda Wii U gameplay details and the latest on Mario Maker. Plus, we weigh in on the Amiibo shortage drama, examine Nintendo’s November sales numbers, and announce the winner of our $35 eShop credit giveaway.
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As always, we’ve included links below for more information on all the games and news covered in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp so you can easily find the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!
- [0:02] Inaugural Game Awards pulls in massive audience, blows last VGAs out of the water (Polygon)
- [0:12] Nintendo’s Creators Show Off Next Year’s Massive, New Wii U Zelda (Kotaku)
- [0:18] Zelda Wii U is more of a throwback to the original game than you think (VentureBeat)
- [0:29] Nintendo’s ‘Mario’ level creator just got a lot crazier (Engadget)
- [0:42] Codename: S.T.E.A.M.: 5 Things You Need To Know (IGN)
- [0:49] Etrian Mystery Dungeon Coming to North America (IGN)
- [0:51] Record Breaker is Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2’s expanded version for 3DS (Polygon)
- [0:54] Life Of Pixel Tours Gaming History On Wii U eShop (Nintendo News)
- [0:57] Nintendo: Yes, We’re Discontinuing Some Amiibo Figures (Wired.com)
- [1:11] U.S. console and game sales weaken in November (VentureBeat)
- [1:17] Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Have Shipped 7.7 Million units worldwide (GoNintendo)
- [1:23] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Official Site)
- [0:12] The Legend of Zelda Wii U (IGN Game Page)
- [0:29] Mario Maker (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [0:42] Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (Official Site)
- [0:49] Etrian Mystery Dungeon (Official Site)
- [0:52] Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Braker (Official Site)
- [0:54] Life of Pixel (Official Site)
- [0:57] Amiibo (Official Site)