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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 253: Metroid Dread Review and Tetris Effect Connected



Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread Review

This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, longtime Goomba Stomp writer and former editor Mike Worby joins Cameron DaxonMarc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill to review the long-awaited Metroid Dread. Over a decade in the making, Nintendo has teamed up with Mercurysteam once again to officially revive the 2D Metroid formula, and Mike walks the hosts through everything that makes Dread such a triumphant comeback. Stuffed with secrets in its sprawling map and posing plenty of challenge in its many boss battles, Metroid Dread isn’t just a successful revival of a dormant series, but it pushes its genre forward with bold new ideas – even including a few ideas from series like Dark Souls. In any case, whether you’re a series veteran like Mike or a newcomer like Marc, there’s no denying that Samus’s latest mission has all the makings of a modern classic.

Next up, Marc takes the gang on a throwback tribute to celebrate the glory days of Pac-Man with a review of Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon, a beautifully made book commemorating the fortieth anniversary of one of gaming’s most recognizable icons. This week’s closing spotlight ends on a high note as Campbell reviews the recent Switch version of Tetris Effect Connected, a technically faithful port of the most memorable and musical take on the Tetris formula.

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LFXIV – NXpress Intro

00:46 – Main Event: Metroid Dread Review
Theme of Samus Aran” – Metroid Dread
45:45 – Talking Point: Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon

Pac-Man (Club Mix)” – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
1:02:35 – Spotlight: Tetris Effect Connected on Switch
“Classic Score Attack” – Tetris Effect Connected

The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at 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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  1. Andy Gamer

    October 29, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Knowing Nintendo this game was completed a decade ago and they just polished it up for a new release on Switch. It really makes you feel like the last Metroid.
    It has a little something for everyone. The developer knows how to do it best.

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