Corn Log, Stardate 2.1.16. Another episode of the Portable Power Podcast appears. Marc starts with a review of I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream. Does he find the gameplay as torturous as the subject matter? Emrys discovers sometimes the treatment is worse than the affliction in Amateur Surgeon 3 for Android. Finally, Marc travels through time via worm hole (or corn hole?) to review Metroid Zero Mission, a port for the Wii U of the Gameboy Advance game that was itself an updated port of the NES classic Metroid. Is all of the updating and porting enough to rend a hole in the fabric of space and time? The answer (and a lot of gross burping noises) await you.
Ask someone to hold your hair and gently rub your back as you listen to the first 2016 episode of the Portable Power Podcast. Your beloved hosts return with some mild format changes to make your podcast listening experience a more positive one as a whole. Emrys reviews Pokemon Picross, a freemium game for the Nintendo 3DS. Is it a worthwhile freemium game, or is it only for squares? Marc reviews Xenoblade Chronicles X. But wait, isn’t Xenoblade Chronicles X a Wii U game? Y would Portable Power Review that? Listen and you’ll Z. We wrap up the episode with Our Portable Past. Kevin reviews a more recent game: Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, although Shantae’s booty is more enchanting than it is a curse.
After recollections of Christmas gaming past, the reviews get underway. Marc tricks out his (3DS) home (menu) with (digital) bling in Nintendo Badge Arcade. Emrys hopes to avoid paying alimony to his 10 Billion Wives on Android. Kevin tries to force his way solo through levels in Triforce Heroes on 3DS. We finish the episode with Marc adopting the lifestyle of a kittenapper in Neko Atsume: Kitten Collector for iOS.
The sad news of Satoru Iwata’s passing has made its rounds, and the hosts of Portable Power wanted to voice their own thanks. Joining them is Claire Lara, Twitch streamer and Nintendo fan. Listen as the hosts reminisce about his games and legacy.
Thank you, Iwata.
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In the spirit of Nintendo’s E3 2015 digital event, your hosts get felt up and then fisted with no strings attached. Joining them is Christopher Arnold, president of Nami Tentou Mushi, to talk about his experience attending the event as well as a special new project he’s working on. He talked to us about it first, but our slow episode turnaround time ensured we’re the last outlet you heard about it from!
Thanks to Christopher for joining us. Check out Nami Tentou Mushi to learn more about his projects!
After a challenging question of the week, Marc leads the charge with a conversation about the new 3DS. Pokemon Shuffle on the 3DS eShop is up for a brief critique after that. Did Nintendo set a new standard for the free-to-play puzzle genre or will it be lost in the shuffle? An in-depth discussion of the remastered N64 cult classic, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, follows. Are your heroes over the moon about the re-release? Emrys is seduced by the marketing campaign for Game of War featuring Kate Upton. But is its success due to a well-rounded game experience or an ample budget for advertising? Once the horrifying moon of Termina is but a memory, Marc travels back in Our Portable Past to talk about the GBA game Golden Sun.
What better way to ring in a new year than by talking about the best games of the previous one? In this episode Emrys, Marc, and Kevin talk about the noteworthy portable games of the last year. What was named the cream of the crop? What was dubbed the biggest turd? What was dubbed that should have been subbed? Did a certain free-to-play sub game win any awards? Listen to find out… but no, Steel Diver did not win anything.