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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 125: ‘Owlboy’, ‘Dandara’, and How We’d Make a Mario Movie

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Indies, indies, and more indies! The Nintendo Switch is dominating our lives with an abundance of well-crafted low-budget experiences, and this week Rick, Tim, and Patrick revel in some of the better ones they’ve been playing. From Patrick’s measured praise for Dandara to Rick’s effusive acclaim for Owlboy, as well as a few more games thrown into the mix like SHU and Darkest Dungeon, there are plenty of titles to be covered. Before that, Patrick gets past the embarrassment of just getting around to playing Skyrim and lets the guys know what he thinks of wandering around Tamriel on the Switch. After having Breath of the Wild as an intro to open-world games, does this former masterpiece still hold up? I think you all know the answer.

Later on, the crew holds a Hollywood-style production meeting for the newly confirmed Super Mario movie. We brainstorm our ideas for directing, casting, composers, and give our elevator pitches for how the story should play out. Usually, we would scoff at script by committee, but what happens here results in creative genius. For all this and more, have a listen!

You can listen to our show on StitcheriTunesPodbean, or simply click the play button below.

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Playlist

Intro
Nintendosage: Mini Review of Skyrim, Darkest Dungeon, and Shu
David Kirth – Darkest Dungeon soundtrack
Main Event: Review of Dandara and Owlboy
Jonathan Geer – Owlboy soundtrack
Bonus Content: How to make a Super Mario Bros. movie
Jonathan Geer – Owlboy soundtrack

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The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at NXpresspodcast.com in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.

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