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.
Warning! This is not a drill! The Portable Power Podcast earns its explicit rating in this episode. Marc tracks down feral beasts in the Monster Hunter 4 demo on 3DS. Emrys harvests precious ores to build shelter against things that go bump in the night in Terraria. In Our Portable Past, Kevin squeezes every bit of fun out of the underrated Game Boy Advance game Drill Dozer. Also, stick around until the end of the episode to take our “Are You a Sociopath?” test. Our diagnosis is based on no relevant medical information, but you should still respect it as you would a mental health professional’s.
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.
After your hosts share reminiscences of favorite RPG memories, Kevin begins reviews and finds Mimpi fetching. Marc bounces over boundless barrels in the Game Boy classic Donkey Kong. Then Emrys gives his take on the reworked third generation gems, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Nieces and nephews the world over, gather ’round for another episode of the Portable Power Podcast! Emrys plants his seed in Waking Mars on Android devices. Marc puts his effort points into downloading Warhammer 40k: Space Wolf (and wishes it truly was only 40k) for iOS. To close out the episode, Marc and Kevin tell Emrys stories of their blissful lives in Reveria in Fantasy Life for 3DS. Make sure to listen all the way to the end of this episode!
This episode, Emrys kicks off the review train and solves the world’s (math) problems in Calculords for Android. Marc behaves poorly and takes a trip to bullet hell in Gemini Strike for iOS. Lightning may be unable to strike twice, but Mighty Gunvolt and Azure Striker Gunvolt both strike Kevin out of the blue. Finally, Emrys finishes out the episode with fond reminiscences of medical malpractice in Trauma Center: Under the Knife.
This episode features more games reviewed than you could drive a stake through the heart of. Kevin descends to combat the adorable armies of hell in Angel in Danger 3D for iOS. Marc pines for Titty Elf in Arcane Soul. Emrys brings about the more desirable of two outcome in Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies for 3DS. Kevin gets into gardening and arranges shrubs in Almightree: The Last Dreamer for iOS. After we launch Our Portable Past, Marc wades through the denizens of Dracula’s castle in the bite-sized Game Boy classic, Castlevania: The Adventure.