We’re in the home stretch to E3 2015, so it’s only fitting to cover a game all about stretching. In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we do just that with our full impressions of Stretchmo. We first kick off the show with an assortment of pre-E3 news, including a new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon for 3DS and the resurfacing of Art Academy on Wii U. We then turn our attention to Amiibo, telling our harrowing tales from Wave 4′s launch and exploring the potential dangers of Amiibo-exclusive content. Our focus then shifts to the world of tournament play as we discuss the Nintendo World Championships qualifiers and general attitudes about so-called “right” and “wrong” ways to play a game. From there, it’s all about the eShop as we talk about the unexpected Nintendo Humble Bundle and conclude the show with Stretchmo.
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As always, we’ve included links below for more information on the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp so you can easily find the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!
- [0:02] Nintendo Confirms New Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon Game (IGN)
- [0:11] New Wii U Art Academy game pencilled in for June release (MCV)
- [0:25] Yoshi’s Woolly World features unlockable Amiibo skins (Eurogamer.net)
- [0:33] The Amiibo Problem (Kotaku)
- [0:49] Lorry full of special edition Splatoon Amiibo stolen (Wired UK)
- [0:54] Project Cars Wii U Version Struggling, May Shift to Nintendo’s Next Console (GameSpot)
- [1:01] Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifying events (Nintendo.com)
- [1:28] Nintendo gets a Humble Bundle and it’s all indies (Polygon)
- [1:34] Interview: Nintendo of America’s Damon Baker on the Brave New World of Humble Nindie Bundle (Nintendo Life)
- [1:41] Stretchmo (Official Site)
- [0:02] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (Pokemon.com Game Page)
- [0:11] Art Academy: Atelier (Nintendo.co.uk Game Page)
- [0:24] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo.com Game Page)
- [0:26] Amiibo (Official Site)
- [0:54] Project CARS (Official Site)
- [1:02] Ultimate NES Remix (Official Site)
- [1:12] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Official Site)