Infendo Radio Episode 317: Short and Sweet

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Changes are in Infendo Radio’s future. Episode 317 (with Lewis Pugh, Colin Crompton, and myself, Holly Fellmeth) details those changes and more. We try to guess who will be announced for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS (I edited pretty quick to get the episode out before the streamed event, which you can view here at 7:00am PT!), talk about Poker Dice Solitaire Future, answer community comments, and…well, I’ll let you find out the rest! But I will tell you this: Lewis shares some exciting, exclusive news with us as well. So really, this is a can’t-miss episode.

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In addition to being a girl gamer, Holly prides herself on being a red-head. Consequently, the blue shell in the Mario Kart series is her natural enemy. Don't worry, though: she still loves Mario Kart and is very good, despite the occasional blue shell-sabotaged race. Like any Nintendo fan, Holly also loves Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Kirby...you name it. But she'll try just about anything (besides horror games) and has a soft spot for unique, little-known rhythm games like Rhythm Heaven and Samba de Amigo. NNID: Aeroweth

9 Comments

  1. I’m having to disagree with the Mario 64 statements.
    In my opinion, the only better 3D Mario game is Sunshine. The Wii games and the 3D Land/World game are a close third.

    Hasn’t aged well? Holly, you hurt my feelings lol. Personally, it’s one of the only Mario games I can hop into at any time for any reason.

  2. Hey, I did put SM64 at my number 2 spot! 😉 Being the first 3D Mario game, it was incredibly engrossing. But Super Mario World, to me, is just a pitch perfect Mario game, more so than any 3D Mario game has been (or possibly ever will be; time will tell!).

    I’m a huge fan of the two Galaxy games, but as far as fun and memories go, they still don’t top Mario 64. It’s just that no other Mario game tops Super Mario World for me.

  3. First, congrats to Holly on her new gig. You always sound a little nervous but hopefully this gives a nice confidence boost.

    I think SM64 hasn’t aged as well because it easy to compare it to SM Galaxy. In that comparison, it’s not even remotely close. Visually, Galaxy just destroys it. The side scrolling Mario’s also don’t hold up, but I think it doesn’t seem quite as bad. Plus SMB3 hold such nostalgia for everyone, I think we’re more forgiving.

    I’ve also felt like the 3DS is getting a bit ignored recently. Nintendo is apparently still stretched too thin. This is another downfall of turning off 3rd party developers – there’s nothing to fill in the gaps.

    I’ve been saying it for two years – but it’s time for them to dump the Wii U. We’re two years out, with many available first-party titles now, and it’s still not even close to 10 million units sold. It’s a fail. Kill it and just move on already. Games like MK can provide a decent bump, but it’s already trailing the other 2 again.

    Meanwhile, the 3DS is actually not doing very well either. Compared to the DS, it’s a joke. I love the system and play it regularly, but how often do you see people playing a 3DS vs a phone/tablet? It’s laughable. We can’t be very far off from Nintendo being a software-only company.

    And yet, they stubbornly march on. It’s painful to watch.

  4. I second the congrats to Holly! I’ve always enjoyed when you hosted when I’ve been off so will be cool to be on the show whilst you host XD

    I think its a bit harsh on the 3DS to call it a failure, it often outsold the big consoles in monthly sales, its nearest competitor the Vita really is doing terribly and the 3DS has gathered a great library of original games and spot pass and street pass has turned out great.

    The Wii U? Obviously its not doing as well as hoped, and with XBox One and PS4 having a much better launch than there predicators it looks worse by comparison. Again its not all bad Wii U has been outselling PS4 in Japan recently despite PS4 not having launched long ago there. Also on a games note I think Wii U has done very well, maybe its because Nintendo knows they don’t have third party help from the past but despite its short life so far there allot of fantastic Nintendo games on Wii U.

    The problem with dropping Wii U is it put Nintendos next console in an even trickier spot. Not only will they need to convince people this new console will get third party support, they would need to convince people they wont drop support for it 2 years on. I think allot more people would wait it put to find out, making a vicious cycle.

    Nintendo needs to ride it out with Wii U, deliver great games and prove to everyone that’s what there good at and take there time to make sure the next launch is not rushed, released at the right time and with the right games.

  5. Thanks! I have found there’s a natural quaver to my voice. I do still get nervous at times (I certainly was nervous starting out!), but generally I’m totally at ease now…though there was an unusual amount of nerves in this episode, probably because it had been a while since I’d done a recording. 🙂

  6. The real issue with dropping the Wii U would be that there is no way Nintendo can give a decent console right now to replace it. You would be putting Nintendo even deeper into their issues. Whether or not you think the Wii U deserves to live another day, Nintendo needs to ride it out and take whatever success you think they may have while they prepare their next piece of hardware.

  7. I’ve only recently learnt of your podcast but I have thoroughly enjoyed each one I’ve listened to.

    With regards to the topic on the order of the 3 Mario games, I find myself agreeing with Lewis. 1st Mario Bros 3, 2nd Mario World, 3rd Mario 64. Each are tremendously good in their own way, but for me I believe it’s my age 🙂 Growing up with Nintendo from the NES era and playing each of these games in order of release holds a lot of nostalgia dear to my heart, haha.

    Anyway, good luck with the show and keep up the good work!

  8. Well, since my question still hasn’t been answered, I’m asking it again.
    Hello everyone. I just recently started listening to Infendo Radio podcasts yet again. I have a question, which may or may not have been explained in past episodes(I’ve listened to almost everything post E3), but I’m curious so here goes. My question is “What is your guy’s favourite game at E3?” I suppose I can also ask one more since you guys like when you get them. One of my favourite games that I saw at E3 was Splatoon, so here’s a quick question about it. “Do you think any other modes, or maps will be available? Do you think it’ll draw in any new people to the shooter genre?” And finally one last question that’s probably been on everyone’s radar. Smash Brothers! Okay this is a 4 part questions I suppose…”What newcomers/veterans that they haven’t announced will be in the game? What modes(not announced) will be in both versions? What stages do you want to see for both versions that haven’t been announced? Finally, which version are you more interested in(3DS, or Wii U)?
    Thanks. Loving the podcast! Have a safe/fun summer!

  9. Also congrats to Holly Fellmeth to becoming the newest host of Infendo Radio!

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