This week, Brian is away on vacation, so he digs into the inbox for this episode of All Things Nintendo. Joining him is Game Informer creative director Jeff Akervik. The two answer questions surrounding topics of Zelda, Mario, Smash Bros., Pokémon, and plenty more! They wrap up the show with a controller-focused Definitive Ranking, followed by an appropriate eShop Gem of the Week.
The All Things Nintendo podcast is a weekly show where we can celebrate, discuss, and break down all the latest games, news, and announcements from the industry’s most recognizable name. Each week, Brian is joined by different guests to talk about what’s happening in the world of Nintendo. Along the way, they’ll share personal stories, uncover hidden gems in the eShop, and even look back on the classics we all grew up with. A new episode hits every Friday!
00:00:00 – Introduction
00:01:47 – Dream Game Boy/GameCube Classic Consoles
00:18:49 – Surprising Breath of the Wild Gameplay Moments
00:27:03 – What We Want from Breath of the Wild Sequel
00:38:05 – What Other Characters Do You Want in Smash Bros.?
00:44:40 – Our Second-Most Anticipated Switch Game
00:48:33 – Nintendo Not Making Old Games Easy to Play
01:05:11 – Would Nintendo Make a Retro-Style Mario Game?
01:10:39 – What We Want for Next 3D Mario Game
01:15:35 – What Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Could Take from Legends: Arceus
01:18:09 – Is Pokémon Giving Us Too Much Too Fast?
01:24:24 – Let’s Give Brian Crap About Not Playing Majora’s Mask!
01:29:06 – Long Games to Play in Short Bursts
01:32:40 – Pokémon Ranger Shoutout
01:33:59 – Kind Words/Listener First Nintendo Game Entry
01:38:06 – Definitive Ranking: Nintendo Controllers
01:48:00 – eShop Gem of the Week: Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King
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