Nintendo which celebrated its 125th Anniversary last year has had an extraordinary history, originally producing handmade playing cards and several small niche businesses. But ever since 1977, Nintendo has grown into one of the world’s most prolific and beloved video game makers. Nintendo became a household name outside of Japan in 1985 with the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System. The best-selling gaming console of its time, the NES saved the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983. Nintendo has since been the most enduring and influential company in the medium and its consoles, branding and innovative game achievements have given the company a momentous status in popular culture. And so 30 years after the NES hit North American shores, we’ve decided to start our very own Nintendo podcast. Welcome to episode 1 – What’s NX? On topic is the recent Nintendo Direct, the NX, Nintendo’s mobile plans and classic boss battles.
00:00: Nuts for Nintendo ABC Special Clip
01:30: News: Best of Nintendo Direct
38:00: Nuts for Nintendo ABC Special Clip 2
39:00: Classic Boss Battles: Mike Tyson
45:00: Classic Boss Battles: No More Heroes
49:00: Classic Boss Battles: Mr. Hand
56:00: Jimmy Fallon Show Clip
57:00: Bonus Content: What we want from the NX
01:27:00: Bonus Content: DeNA and Nintendo’s mobile plans.
01:42:00: Nuts for Nintendo ABC Special Clip 3
01:44:00: Song of the Week: Punch Out!! Theme
Here’s the article reference during our discussion of Mr. Hand.