Episode 103: In a Bind

On July 27, 2015 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 103: In a Bind

Some said it would never happen. Some said it couldn’t be done. And yet, at long last, The Binding of Isaac has made its way to Nintendo platforms – and we’ve got full impressions in this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast. The show first begins with a look at the latest news, including the ongoing drama surrounding Devil’s Third, fresh details on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and a discussion of Nintendo’s unexpected arcade renaissance (including hands-on impressions of Mario Kart Arcade GP DX). We then turn our attention to the business side as we break down June sales numbers and potential marketing strategies for Super Mario Maker, before concluding the episode with thoughts on Evo 2015, impressions of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, and the announcement of our SteamWorld Dig giveaway winners.

But wait, there’s more! Our Summer Giveaway Series continues with your chance to win a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U DLC bundle featuring playable characters Ryu, Lucas, and Roy, along with the Suzaku Castle and Dream Land 64 stages. Yes, we’re giving all of that to one lucky winner! To enter, just a leave a comment below telling us your favorite Super Smash Bros. character. You can also enter (or earn an additional entry) on Twitter by following @RandomNintendo and retweeting this tweet. You may also want to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to make sure you don’t miss the reveal of our winner in Episode 104.

As always, we’ve included links below for more information on all the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp so you can easily locate the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!

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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 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on August 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. Visitors may enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. You can also enter the contest, or gain an additional entry, by retweeting a designated tweet posted by the @RandomNintendo Twitter account. One winner will be chosen at random and receive the following prize: one (1) eShop download code for the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U DLC of playable characters Ryu, Roy, and Lucas, and stages Suzaku Castle and Dream Land 64 (MSRP: $15.96). Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winner will be chosen at random on August 8, announced in Episode 104 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email or Twitter Direct Message.

27 Responses to “Episode 103: In a Bind”

  • Andrew wrote on July 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm:

    My favorite Smash character is Samus. I remember mastering the charge shot in the original N64 version.

  • Jia Liang wrote on August 2, 2015 at 3:24 pm:

    my favorite is Kirby. can keep on flying so i won’t die

  • neokombat wrote on August 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm:

    my favorite is Kirby, a resident of the planet Pop Star and main character of the Kirby series, which was also created by Masahiro Sakurai. Kirby may be a cute puffball, but he’s saved his homeland several times against all kinds of enemies. He has the unique ability to copy his enemies’ powers and use them himself.a close second will be r.o.b

  • Mauricio Tarot wrote on August 2, 2015 at 5:10 pm:

    my favorite character is kirby…he can eat the enemy that’s the best!!! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

  • alexgo wrote on August 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm:

    My favourite character in Smash is Link. I think he controls the best and has the best moves.

  • Alex wrote on August 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm:

    My favorite character is Samus.I chose her when I started playing Melee.I used other characters too,but I played as Samus most because at the time I owned very few games,Metroid Prime being one of those games.It later became my favorite game and encouraged me to give Metroid Prime 2(and later 3) a try.It also had some influence in why I became more comfortable using Samus which then carried over into Brawl then later Wii U

  • Brenda Zhao wrote on August 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm:

    kirby because he is so round and pink

  • Andy wrote on August 2, 2015 at 10:37 pm:

    My favorite Smash character is Little Mac. A fighting “flea” with a deadly punch!

  • Chan Bun wrote on August 3, 2015 at 6:43 am:

    My favorite character is Ryu because he can throw fireballs.

  • Kevin Stern wrote on August 3, 2015 at 10:09 am:

    My favorite character is Jigglypuff. it’s funyn to watch the little guy sending Bowser or Donkey Kong into the air.

  • Mr.Majora wrote on August 3, 2015 at 10:19 am:

    Lucina!

  • Roy wrote on August 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm:

    Mine is Captainn Falcon of course.

  • hestar69 wrote on August 3, 2015 at 5:47 pm:

    My fav char is toon link..I seem to be able to do good with him and the others,not so much lol :P

  • Nick wrote on August 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm:

    Mewtwo!

  • SIX min WHISTLE wrote on August 3, 2015 at 8:22 pm:

    King Dedede, fear the hammer!

  • KGear49 wrote on August 3, 2015 at 11:17 pm:

    Pikachu. I used him since the 1st smash bros and continued to use him in each game afterwards.

  • Sergeant Piddles (@SgtPiddles) wrote on August 4, 2015 at 10:31 am:

    Good ol’ Samus. She’s got such a nice variety of moves. Just perfectly balanced.

  • Dwb6 wrote on August 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm:

    My favorite is fox, but really like villager and zero suit samus aswell.

  • Juan wrote on August 5, 2015 at 6:31 am:

    My favorite is the newbie megaman. Excited to see other companies entering the scene

  • Josue C wrote on August 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm:

    Link hands down, best suite of directional B attacks

  • Sergio wrote on August 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm:

    Pikachu ever since the original.

  • yarbroughnatasha wrote on August 6, 2015 at 7:59 pm:

    Pikachu for his down B attack.

  • gam3r2xtreme wrote on August 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm:

    Link all the way. I have been playing him ever since the original game was released. In melee, I wasn’t too happy with the introduction of the bow, but I have realized it can be a powerful tool when used correctly to stun an incoming attacker for enough time in order to perform a quick smash attack to take the stock.

  • Alex Blaschak wrote on August 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm:

    Captain Falcon. Hyess.

  • Paul Goochroy Mapp wrote on August 7, 2015 at 10:49 pm:

    Absolute favorite for Wii U is probably Shulk. Great moveset, speed, etc. Love Smash Bros!!

  • Jason Rechtman
    Jason Rechtman wrote on August 8, 2015 at 1:21 am:

    Thanks for entering, everyone! Our winner will be announced tomorrow in our next episode.

  • Anthony Nwankwo wrote on August 9, 2015 at 2:22 pm:

    Lucas. PK Fire!

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