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The NXpress Nintendo Switch Podcast is Goomba Stomp's award-winning flagship podcast, a weekly show focusing on all things Nintendo. We like to keep things on the lighter side, but with years of journalistic experience under our belts, it allows for in-depth analysis and perspectives. Here you will hear us review some of the greatest games ever made, from the NES, SNES, Gameboy and the N64 up to the Gamecube, Wii, WiiU and Nintendo Switch. There's also a sprinkle of news each week and the occasional interview with indie developers across the globe. Hosted by Ricky D, Tim Maison, and Patrick Murphy, the show has gained a huge following since it debuted in 2015 at the now defunct e-zine, Sound On Sight. It has since gone on to be nominated one of the ten best gaming podcasts worldwide and is featured on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, Radio FM and of course on GoombaStomp.com.

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The NXpress Nintendo Switch Podcast is Goomba Stomp's award-winning flagship podcast, a weekly show focusing on all things Nintendo. We like to keep things on the lighter side, but with years of journalistic experience under our belts, it allows for in-depth analysis and perspectives. Here you will hear us review some of the greatest games ever made, from the NES, SNES, Gameboy and the N64 up to the Gamecube, Wii, WiiU and Nintendo Switch. There's also a sprinkle of news each week and the occasional interview with indie developers across the globe. Hosted by Ricky D, Tim Maison, and Patrick Murphy, the show has gained a huge following since it debuted in 2015 at the now defunct e-zine, Sound On Sight. It has since gone on to be nominated one of the ten best gaming podcasts worldwide and is featured on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, Radio FM and of course on GoombaStomp.com.

    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 230: An Interview with Lost Words: Beyond the Page Creative Director, Mark Backler!

    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 230: An Interview with Lost Words: Beyond the Page Creative Director, Mark Backler!

    This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, Campbell Gill and Cameron Daxon are approached by a brand-new challenger – Mark Backler, the Creative Director of the brilliant Lost Words: Beyond the Page! In this special interview episode, Campbell and Cameron pick Mark’s brain to learn everything there is to know about this recently-released atmospheric indie platformer. Lost Words is the poignant story of a young girl who struggles to come to terms with her grief after the passing of her beloved grandmother, so in their wide-ranging interview, the hosts dive into everything from the game’s touching subject matter to Mark’s development history to learn about the creation of this emotional and memorable title.
    Mark’s interest in the gaming world started way back on the Commodore 64, eventually leading him to a career on recognizable franchises like the Fable series and the early Harry Potter games. We cover how his professional experience informed his eventual journey toward indie game development with Lost Words: Beyond the Page, then dive deep into the process of crafting such an emotional and impactful narrative. We explore the symbiotic relationship between the game’s writing and its gameplay, delve into the process of developing its deeply-researched psychological narrative, and ask what it meant for Mark to see his game running on Switch. We even get a sneak peek at what his team is working on next – and that’s only a snippet of everything we discuss during our in-depth conversation! Be sure to tune in for a vivid glimpse into the indie game development process with Lost Words.
    You can listen to our show on YouTube |  Stitcher | iTunes |  Podbean | Spotify | Listen Notes | iHeartRadio | Player FM | Amazon Audible
    Playlist:LFXIV – NXpress Intro00:37 – Main Event: Lost Words: Beyond the Page Developer Interview“A Writer Writes” – Lost Words: Beyond the Page

    • 56 min
    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 229: Ask Iwata Impressions and Shantae Review

    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 229: Ask Iwata Impressions and Shantae Review

    This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, the next generation of hosts, Cameron Daxon, Marc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill gear up for another retro-themed indie extravaganza. The gang starts out by reviewing the recently-released Ask Iwata, a semi-autobiography that chronicles the career and wisdom of the beloved Nintendo executive. By turns enlightening and entertaining, Cameron praises the book as a new look into one of Nintendo’s most familiar faces. After that, the hosts take a detour to recognize a major unspoken Nintendo holiday and acknowledge the 15th anniversary of the infamous Mother 3. Of course, this leads to the usual questions: Will Western Nintendo fans ever get to play this elusive epic on Switch? Will Reggie ever release his hidden English localization of the game? The answer to both questions is probably no, but even then, it’s worth celebrating this seminal title in Nintendo’s release history.
    Things take a magical turn in the Main Event as Campbell reviews the Switch re-release of the indie adventure that started it all, the original 2002 Shantae from the Game Boy Color. It might show its age in some respects, but this debut adventure of WayForward’s mascot half-genie is more than worth replaying today – especially if you love a bit of silly puns and humor every now and again. It’s an impressive game today, and considering that it managed to pack so much personality into such limited hardware, it’s a highly impressive title. Lastly, Campbell closes the show by sharing some early impressions of the recently-released The Longing, an anti-game that tasks the player with waiting 400 days (in real time!) to wait for a king to wake from a deep slumber. It might not sound like much of a game on paper, but in practice, it might just be worth sticking with for a year and a half – especially if you want to catch up on reading some fine literature.
    You can listen to our show on YouTube |  Stitcher | iTunes |  Podbean | Spotify | Listen Notes | iHeartRadio | Player FM | Amazon Audible
    Playlist:LFXIV – NXpress Intro00:40 – Nintendosage: Ask Iwata, Mother 3 Anniversary“Onett” – EarthBound20:30 – Main Event: Shantae Review“We Love Burning Town” – Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse43:00 – Indie Spotlight: The Longing“Fourside (Melee)” – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    • 59 min
    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 228: Indie World Reactions, SaGa Frontier Remastered Review, and More

    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 228: Indie World Reactions, SaGa Frontier Remastered Review, and More

    This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, the next generation of hosts, Cameron Daxon, Marc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill discuss all things indie after Nintendo’s most recent Indie World Showcase, reviewing a newly-released indie gem, and then discussing a new remaster of a classic RPG for good measure. The gang starts by going over all the exciting announcements from the presentation, celebrating the diversity of the games and developers shown off in this latest indie event.  Maybe Hollow Knight: Silksong didn’t make its much-requested appearance, but there was still plenty to love. From the fantastical action of Aztech Forbidden Gods to the rampant style of Aerial_Knights Never Yield to the bodacious action of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Nintendo once again brought the goods when it came to spotlighting its smaller development partners.
    After breaking down all those new announcements, the gang goes for a blast from the past as Cameron reviews the recently-released SaGa Frontier Remastered, a refreshed version of Square’s classic experimental RPG from 1997. With a fresh coat of paint and plenty of quality-of-life improvements to make the game easier to play in the 21st century, Cameron praises the game for its unorthodox story structure and complex but rewarding gameplay. It might not be the most beginner-friendly game in the world, but for anyone who loves old-school RPGs, there’s never been a better time to get into the cult classic that inspired RPGs for decades after its release. Closing things out with a return to the indie spotlight, Campbell reluctantly says yes to reviewing Say No! More, a lighthearted on-rails story game that’s all about knowing your limits and saying no to overwork. Not only does it offer a valuable message, but it also gives pun-lovers some much-needed representation in games.
    Playlist:LFXIV – NXpress Intro00:55 – Nintendosage: Indie World Discussion“Go! Getsu Fuma” – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate33:10 – Main Event: Saga Frontier Remastered Review“Trick” – SaGa Frontier1:07:05 – Indie Spotlight: Say No! More“Main Title Theme” – SaGa Frontier

    • 1 hr 19 min
    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 227: Pac Man 99 First Impressions, Star Wars: Republic Commando Review, and More!

    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 227: Pac Man 99 First Impressions, Star Wars: Republic Commando Review, and More!

    This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, the next generation of hosts, Cameron Daxon, Marc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill try out Nintendo’s latest battle royale extravaganza, review a cult classic Star Wars title getting new life on Switch, and chat about a wide range of artful and impactful indies on Switch. 
    The gang kicks off the show by sharing their very early impressions of Pac-Man 99, released mere minutes before the time of the show’s recording. The hosts discuss the game’s incredible potential and celebrate this latest development in Nintendo’s retro-infused battle royale. One might say that developer Bandai Namco really “pac”-ed in plenty to love! Next, Marc and Cameron review Star Wars: Republic Commando, Aspyr’s latest faithful port of a legacy Star Wars game. The hosts lead the way in breaking down this title’s interesting role in the overall Star Wars canon, praising its uniquely exhilarating tactical first-person gameplay, and emphasizing that even those who aren’t especially engaged in the franchise (ahem, Campbell) will find plenty to enjoy. 
    Lastly, the hosts close the show with a substantial indie spotlight on a few promising titles, starting with the stunningly stylish Genesis Noir, a beautiful game that blends a striking art direction with a beautiful jazz soundtrack to make a gorgeous, if technically unstable experience. Cameron then shares his experience with Lost Words: Beyond the Page after last week’s spotlight, confirming the game’s emotional impact and sharing his personal reactions to some of its most touching moments of grief and loss. Ending things off, Marc finally joins Cameron and Campbell in riding the Hades hype train thanks to its recent physical release, offering his glowing impressions of the game’s first hour.
    You can listen to our show on YouTube |  Stitcher | iTunes |  Podbean | Spotify | Listen Notes | iHeartRadio | Player FM | Amazon Audible
    Playlist:LFXIV – NXpress Intro00:50 – Nintendosage: Pac-Man 99 Impressions“Pac-Man Fever” – Buckner & Garcia14:14 – Main Event: Star Wars: Republic Commando Review“The Arena” – Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones38:10 – Indie Spotlight: Genesis Noir, Lost Words: Beyond the Page, and Hades“Finale” – Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones

    • 1 hr 6 min
    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 226: Monster Hunter Rise Impressions, Nintendo Disappointments, and More

    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 226: Monster Hunter Rise Impressions, Nintendo Disappointments, and More

    This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, Goomba Stomp Anime Editor Matthew Ponthier joins the next generation of hosts, Cameron Daxon, Marc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill to discuss Capcom’s record-smashing, monster-murdering hit Switch exclusive, Monster Hunter Rise. But before the gang set out on their hunt, they take some time to bemoan a recent slew of Nintendo disappointments. They mourn the death of Mario on March 31st, complain about the perpetual problem of Joy-Con drift, and lastly, break down Yuji Naka’s fantastically failed comeback, Balan Wonderworld. Cameron shares his experience of losing precious hours of his life trudging through this dismal attempt at revitalizing the 3D platformer – even an accompanying novel adaptation can’t redeem this mess.
    Moving onto the main event, Matt takes the stage to tell the gang everything there is to know about Monster Hunter Rise. Touching on everything from its lineup of new and returning monsters to its innovative wirebug mechanics, Matt breaks down how Rise is a worthy entry in this long-running series that does its legacy justice. While it still might not be the most intuitive game for newcomers to get into, it offers more dynamic and exciting gameplay than ever when it comes to taking down these massive foes. Ending things out with the usual Indie Spotlight, Campbell says some words about Lost Words: Beyond the Page, a former Google Stadia exclusive that has now come to Switch. Praising its emotional storytelling and poignantly relatable depiction of childhood grief, Lost Words is a touching platformer whose lackluster gameplay is compensated by its gut-punching emotional storytelling.
    You can listen to our show on YouTube |  Stitcher | iTunes |  Podbean | Spotify | Listen Notes | iHeartRadio | Player FM | Amazon Audible
    Playlist:LFXIV – NXpress Intro00:42 – Nintendosage: Nintendo Disappointments with Mario 35, Joy-Con Drift, Balan Wonderworld“Hurry Up! – Overworld” – Super Mario 3D Land15:35 – Main Event: Monster Hunter Rise Impressions“Brave Hunters” – Monster Hunter Rise55:50 – Indie Spotlight: Lost Words: Beyond the Page“Meowcenaries” – Monster Hunter Rise

    • 1 hr 14 min
    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 225: Happy Birthday, Animal Crossing New Horizons!

    NXpress Nintendo Podcast 225: Happy Birthday, Animal Crossing New Horizons!

    This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, goomba Stomp writer Marty Allen joins the next generation of hosts, Cameron Daxon, Marc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill to celebrate the first birthday of the game that defined 2020, Animal Crossing New Horizons. Before diving into commemorating one year of island colonization, however, the hosts dive into the recent announcement of the Pikmin series coming to mobile – courtesy of Niantic, the developers behind Pokemon Go. Will this new title feature AR Pikmin hiding in the wild? Will it give you a real-life army of little minions to follow you around? Only time will tell. Next, the hosts chat about the impending end of Mario’s 35th Anniversary on March 31, marking the final day that the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection and Mario 35 will be available for purchase. Is this limited availability a memorable celebration, or is it an arbitrary end to an already-lacking celebration?
    Moving onto the Main Event, Marty kicks things off by reflecting on one whole year of Animal Crossing New Horizons. New Horizons was the game of 2020, keeping people connected during a turbulent pandemic and providing peace in a year of social unrest. The hosts exchange notes on their experiences with the game, describing a year preoccupied with building the perfect island and forging lasting personal memories in the game’s world. Even if Campbell and Cameron aren’t on the same hype train as millions of others were when it came to New Horizons, all the hosts acknowledge that there is plenty to appreciate in this adorable animal lifestyle simulator. Closing things out on a decidedly less cutesy note, Marc and Marty shine an indie spotlight on Gnosia, which is essentially what you’d get if you turned Among us into a visual novel and threw in a few RPG elements, plus plenty of other anime and JRPG influences for good measure.
    You can listen to our show on YouTube |  Stitcher | iTunes |  Podbean | Spotify | Listen Notes | iHeartRadio | Player FM | Amazon Audible
     
    Playlist:LFXIV – NXpress Intro00:50 – Nintendosage: “Pikmin Go” and the Death of Mario“Forest Life” – Animal Crossing: New Horizons18:42 – Main Event: One Year of Animal Crossing New Horizons“Drivin'” – Animal Crossing: New Horizons46:40 – Indie Spotlight: GnosiaBubblegum K.K – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    • 1 hr 3 min

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