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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 306: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Review



Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Get ready for an NXpress of galactic proportions! This week on the NXpress Nintendo PodcastCameron DaxonMarc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill review the most anticipated RPG to hit the Switch this month (well, one of them at least). Before Marc reviews Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, though, the gang responds to an urgent question from an NXpress listener: what’s the best Andross fight in the Star Fox series? The hosts compare the mad scientist’s appearances throughout Star Fox on the SNES, Star Fox 64, and Star Fox Adventures to assess which game has the best showdown.

After that, it’s on to the main event: Marc’s all-encompassing review of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the sequel to one of 2017’s most surprisingly delightful Switch exclusives. This follow-up takes Mario and the Rabbids crew to the stars with an adventure that adds new dimensions to the original’s already solid strategic gameplay loop. It might be lacking in the writing and music departments, but Sparks of Hope succeeds where it matters most with creative and satisfying tactical gameplay that makes the game one of the best representatives of its genre on Switch. Tune in for Marc’s all-encompassing thoughts!

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LFXIV – NXpress Intro

0:39 – Talking Point: What’s the Best Andross Fight in the Star Fox Series?
“Main Theme” – Star Fox 64

16:00 – Main Event: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Review
“Throwback Galaxy” – Super Mario Galaxy 2

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.