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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 249: Celebrating 20 years GameCube + WarioWare: Get It Together! And SkateBIRD Reviews

This week on NXpress, we celebrate 20 years of the Nintendo GameCube and review the insanity of WarioWare: Get It Together!

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Two whole decades of the cube! This week on the NXpress Nintendo PodcastCameron DaxonMarc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill celebrate the 20th birthday of the Nintendo GameCube before reviewing the newly-released WarioWare: Get It Together! The Big N’s sixth-gen effort may not have lit up the sales chart like its predecessors, but what it lacked in commercial success it made up for in critical darlings, boasting an exceptional library of some of the most groundbreaking and innovative games of its era. The gang walks through only a small smattering of the landmark experiences that the purple cube has to offer, from the graphical showcase of Luigi’s Mansion to the hassle of connecting your GBA to your GameCube to the splendors of sailing on the Great Sea in The Wind Waker. That’s not to mention that its lightweight design and built-in handle technically made it a hybrid console decades before the Switch…

After a quick breaking news segment to discuss the out-of-nowhere reveal that the latest Switch system update would support Bluetooth audio, Cameron dives into the microgame madness of WarioWare: Get It Together! with an in-depth review. The craziness may get out of hand sometimes, but with a friend along for the ride, there’s still plenty of wacky fun to be had with Wario’s debut outing on Switch. Closing things out with a much-needed dose of feathery cuteness is an indie spotlight on SkateBIRD, an adorable take on Tony Hawk that might just be one of the year’s most charming indies.

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Playlist:
LFXIV – NXpress Intro

02:00 – Opening Topic: 20 Years of the GameCube
Pirate Dance” – Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix
34:40 – Talking Point: Switch Bluetooth Support and WarioWare: Get It Together! Review

Waluigi Stadium & Wario Colosseum” – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
1:01:00 SkateBIRD Indie Snippet
Pagoda Peak” – Mario Party 7

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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