Episode 125: The Movie Game

On May 29, 2016 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 125: The Movie Game

There’s something about movies. Whether it’s Angry Birds this month or Mortal Kombat twenty years ago, the allure of turning video games into feature films is apparently too hard to resist. With Nintendo now getting in on the act, we’re using this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast to explore exactly what it is that makes video game movies turn out so badly and how Nintendo can overcome that curse. Of course, there’s plenty of other news to discuss too, including fresh details on Pokemon Go and Yooka-Laylee, some positive E3 2016 news, and even more new 3DS game announcements from Nintendo. All that, plus we reflect on two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle games in honor of next week’s release of TMNT: Out of the Shadows.

What do you think is key to a successful video game movie? Let us know in the comment section 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. Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo as we continue our eShop game giveaways. All it takes to win is a retweet of specially designated tweets that we’ll be posting throughout the next few weeks.

As always, you can learn more about the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also includes a time stamp so you can easily locate the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!

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One Response to “Episode 125: The Movie Game”

  • Satoshi wrote on June 23, 2016 at 11:03 am:

    Hey Jason and Angel,

    Just wanted to thank you for another great show! Really enjoyed it! I’m glad to say I’m fully caught up on the show and very much looking forward to the next one with all your E3 impressions and experiences. Thanks for all you do!

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