Episode 217: Mixed and Matched

On December 8, 2019 by Jason Rechtman, Angel Salado, and Kevin Gomez

“You got your Link in my Mario.” “You got your Sonic in my Super Monkey Ball.” “You got your Witcher 3 in my… Dameon x Machina?” In this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we cover crossovers big and small with impressions of Super Mario Maker 2’s surprise Version 2 update, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, and our takes on everything from Mega Man in Dragalia Lost to The Witcher in Dameon x Machina. Plus, we announce our anniversary giveaway winners, revisit Ring Fit Adventure from an exercise-first perspective, give our impressions of new Switch puzzler Day and Night, and share our all-time favorite puzzle games. 

What’s your favorite puzzle game? Let us know in the comments below and you could win a free copy of Day and Night! Three lucky commenters will be chosen at random and announced as winners in our next episode. To make sure you don’t miss it, subscribe to us on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Pandora, YouTube, or your favorite podcast app, and follow us on Twitter @RandomNintendo.

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 to more easily find the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!



Official Contest Rules: All registrants must be age 13 or older. The contest begins on December 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on December 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Visitors may only enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. Any additional entries that a given visitor makes will be disqualified. Three (3) commenters will be chosen at random and receive one (1) digital US eShop download code for Day and Night for the Nintendo Switch. Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winners will be chosen at random on December 21, 2019, announced in Episode 218 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email.

5 Responses to “Episode 217: Mixed and Matched”

  • RobertW wrote on December 15, 2019 at 1:19 am:

    Picross is my favourite puzzle game series, I love the combination of solving the puzzles logically and building the final picture. If I had to pick a specific game it would be Picross 3D on the DS, which has the fantastic 3D twist on the formula along with satisfying controls and sound effects. Thanks for the podcast, I look forward to your discussions every episode.

  • Gameknight wrote on December 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm:

    I like all Zelda games if that counts

  • falcoxx wrote on December 19, 2019 at 4:58 pm:

    Puzzle Bubble.

  • Cubivore wrote on December 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm:

    I’m glad you guys mentioned Meteos. That game was rad and my fav too!

  • Jason Rechtman
    Jason Rechtman wrote on December 22, 2019 at 6:11 pm:

    Thanks for entering, everyone! We’ve announced our winners in Episode 218, where you can also hear our Game of the Year picks and thoughts on The Game Awards. Check it out here: http://randomnintendo.com/2019/12/22/episode-218-taking-the-gold/

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