Nintendo Times Radio 53: Nintendo Direct Hopes & Dreams

Welcome to season 3 of Nintendo Times Radio podcast! Thanks to everyone who has stuck with us from the beginning and welcome to all of our new listeners. We have a fun-filled episode to kick off the New Year.

We go over the latest games we’ve been playing (some new and some not so new), and of course take a look at the latest headlines and discuss how the adventure genre kicked off 30 years ago. Our Feature Presentation contains three e-mails from our listeners that we dive headfirst into discussions and games. You’ll have to listen for all the zaniness! Let’s just say we pick our top 5 best looking Super NES games, lay out our hopes and dreams for the mythical upcoming Nintendo Direct that hasn’t been announced at time of recording, and we have a special surprise for James. Enjoy!



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Nintendo Times Radio is a podcast covering the entire spectrum of the video game universe. Unlike the site, we often discuss games and topics unrelated to Nintendo. In other words, even if you’re not the biggest Nintendo fan out there, we hope you’ll find some value in our conversations and topics. Here’s what’s in store for this episode:


0:00 – Frontier (by: Doctor Vox)

0:39 – Welcome


5:23 – James – Uncharted 2 & Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4 Pro)

17:48 – Ben – NBA 2K18 (PS4 Pro)

21:20 – Craig – Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (Switch)

25:16 – Craig – Blossom Tales (Switch)


30:01 – Attack on Vah Ruta by Nintendo – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild OST


31:48 – Birth of the Adventure Series – NES 30 Years Ago Discussion

42:38 – The Nintendo Store Sells Odds & Ends

49:34 – Nintendo Sets 20 Million Switch Goal For FY 2018

57:40 – 64GB Switch Game Cards Delayed Until 2019

59:58 – Level 5 Focusing On Switch In 2018

1:00:37 – Nintendo Switch Overtakes Wii U LTD Sales In Japan

1:02:23 – Amazon Fuels Nintendo Direct Speculation

1:03:30 – Amazon Lists Top Gaming Items Sold In 2017

1:05:58 – Neon Green & Neon Pink Joy-Con Controllers Coming To U.S.

1:07:03 – Most Played Switch Games of 2017


1:10:54 – Island of Zeal by Mazedude – Chrono Trigger Remix


1:13:16 – The Mailbag Featuring: Top 5 SNES Best Graphics, Nintendo Direct Hopes & Dreams, Who Wants To Be A PlayStationaire


2:24:03 – Thanks For Listening!


2:25:12 – Riptide by Disco Dan – Donkey Kong Country Remix


Craig: @NintendoTimes85

Ben: @BenGaming00

James: @MajorLameGamer


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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