Episode 124: Horse of Cards

On May 15, 2016 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 124: Horse of Cards

If last episode was all about the bombs Nintendo dropped, then this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast is the fallout as we see where the chips – or in this case, perhaps cards – fall for the rest of 2016. Also, we’ve got horses, solitaire, and a frog named Grippy Toad. The show begins with look at what will be keeping us busy now that NX and Zelda are off the table for 2016, including the first solid details on Pokemon Sun & Moon, a 2DS renaissance with both a price drop and new game announcements, and Mario’s Minecraft takeover. We also explore the ongoing woes of the toys-to-life world, examining Disney Infinity’s sudden discontinuation and what it could mean for amiibo going forward. The show then concludes with our full impressions of horse racing/solitaire hybrid Pocket Card Jockey and Wii U’s Star Fox Guard.

Have you had a chance to horse around with Pocket Card Jockey? Share you thoughts on the game, or any of the topics discussed in this episode, in the comments below! If you liked what you heard in this episode, don’t forget to subscribe to us on iTunesGoogle Play Music, or your podcasting app of choice. You may also want to follow us Twitter @RandomNintendo as we’ll soon be hosting a fresh batch of eShop game code giveaways. Simply retweet specially designated tweets coming before our next episode for your chance to win.

As always, we’ve included links below for more information on the games and news discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp to easily find specific segments of interest. Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Episode 124: Horse of Cards”

  • Satoshi wrote on May 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm:

    Hey Jason, Angel, and Elvis.

    Yes, I know Elvis wasn’t on this podcast, but he was on the previous one. Anyways, I’m happy to say I’m all caught up on all the podcasts other than the most recent one from yesterday. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the show. All your hard work and dedication is really appreciated!

    I was glad to hear your opinions on which of the new Starter-Pokemon you’d choose. For me, unless Poplio evolves into something REALLY cool, or Rowlet and Litten evolve really lame-ly; I’m going with Rowlet as of right now. He’s really cute and has a bow-tie.

    Oh and I was glad to hear your all your thoughts on Nintendo’s “different” E3 plans. (forgive me, not sure which episode was which.) While I think its good “if” they had to make last minute changes, they aren’t just wasting resources and time to make needless demos and the like. I mean its good they are 110% in on NX right now. I just hate the anti-Nintendo sentiment it brings about so quickly. I mean despite all the great games and content Nintendo produces, and they do near-unarguably produce the best, Nintendo is always “doomed.” They made 148 million dollars in profit when the Wii U is “failing” I highly-doubt that Nintendo is doomed. I will admit to being disappointed about having to wait a little longer to find out what NX is though. No matter what it turns out to be, Day-1 purchase. Zelda is all I need to hear to be a buying in.

    Last thing, I was glad to hear that you got the Humble Bundle codes I sent. After I sent them I was worried they may have gotten lost in cyber-space. Oh and thank you for being willing to accept and give them away. Thank you. :)

    Thanks again for the podcast and all you do! Really appreciate your dedication! Looking forward to the next show!

    • Jason Rechtman
      Jason Rechtman wrote on June 5, 2016 at 1:59 pm:

      Thanks, Satoshi! Rowlet has become my favorite of the three starters, so I’m glad to see you’re making the correct choice. :P

      You make a very good point about E3. No matter how Nintendo approaches it, they’d probably face a lot of “doomed” criticism. No Nx, they’re doomed. NX is there but perhaps slightly overshadowed by some other announcement, they’re doomed. At least by giving NX its own event later in the year, Nintendo doesn’t have to be directly compared to other hardware that may be 100 feet away from its NX demo units at E3.

      Thanks again for those Humble Bundle game codes. We emailed you a reply, but perhaps it got lost somewhere along the way. We’re actually giving away the first of the two codes you provided starting tomorrow. :)

      • Satoshi wrote on June 13, 2016 at 8:44 pm:

        Hi Jason.

        I’m glad the Humble Bundle codes got to you okay. I was just worried, like you said that things get lost in cyberspace. No big deal though. Glad you could share them with people. Thank you. I hope the Give Away(s) go/went well.

        Anyways, yes I agree, as of now Rowlet does seem like the best choice. I can’t wait to see the game in action tomorrow!

        Thanks as always for a great show!

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