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Nintendo-Okie Podcast – Episode 286

Okay so you know how the main podcast crew records stuff then puts it out on Monday? Well Shelby’s internet died or started to revolt, I don’t know which. So we have a three man crew this week and each person just happens to be in a different state.

Starring: Tony, Shannon, Ethan
Run Time: 01:15:20

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Star Wars Pinball Gets Rebellious

Star Wars Rebels PinballMy favorite Star Wars Pinball table is based on the Clone Wars animated series. Zen Studios is going back to a galaxy far, far away with their newest table. This one is based off the newest animated series, Star Wars Rebels.

According to a press release “Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels will take players on a journey to a galaxy far, far away, teaming them up with the crew of the starship Ghost, including Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Zeb Orrelios, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla and the grumpy astromech Droid™ Chopper as they join forces to take on the evil Empire. The table will feature fully-animated starships including the Ghost and TIE fighters, a flaming engine thruster spindisk, Chopper’s own mini playfield, and seven exciting missions inspired by the show.”

I have not had a chance to see this show yet. I’ve heard good things, but I do like Zen Pinball and will definitely be taking a look at this when it comes out. Look for Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels on April 27 on all platforms, with the exception of Wii U and 3DS. I reached out to the developers who said the table is coming to Wii U at a later date. It is not expected to be available on 3DS.

Rollers of the Realm Review

Rollers of the Realm LogoRollers of the Realm is not exactly what I was expecting when I first booted it up. I knew the description of RPG mixed with pinball put some expectations into my head as what to expect, but it’s not really what I was expecting at all. I was looking for a more traditional pinball game with some RPG elements.

Whereas most games of this nature are an RPG built inside a pinball game this is really a pinball game inside an RPG. You have all of the traditional elements of an RPG. You have a party that each have different jobs with various strengths and weaknesses. You have an experience gauge, gold and different skills. You travel to various locations to complete tasks while continuing the story of these travelers. There are enemies with health bars that you must attack.

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Zen Studios Announces New Pinball Tables Coming To Wii U


With the recent rash of publishers announcing their intentions (or lack thereof) for Wii U it’s refreshing to see one bringing more content to the system. Zen Studios, famous for their Zen Pinball / Pinball FX series, and Castlestorm, has announced a new update coming for the Wii U version of Zen Pinball 2.

A new update is set for the title on August 28th that will bring the latest round of Marvel themed pinball tables to the game. These include tables based on Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool and Doctor Strange. In addition to that, the recently released Walking Dead themed table will be made available for purchase. Each of these tables will be available for $2.99 each.

“We’re huge supporters of the Wii U, and have worked to ensure a great pinball experience across the board for our fans on the system,” said Mel Kirk, VP of Publishing at Zen Studios. “This table update is only a small piece of our ongoing future commitment to the platform, so be ready for more announcements coming soon.”

Zen Pinball is available to download for free from the Wii U eShop and you can try out tables before deciding to purchase them.

NES Remix Review


When you were a kid and you were playing Super Mario Bros. for the 265th time did you ever come up with new ways to make the game interesting? Did you ever do things like try to get through the level without breaking a block, jumping on a goomba or getting any power ups? I know I’ve done things like that and new games sometimes incentivize that by giving you achievements to add to your gamer score. There’s one series that’s been doing something similar called Retro Game Challenge (Game Center CX in Japan). This game, based off a popular TV show, would use fake video games that were loosely based on real titles and give you crazy challenges to do in those games. Nintendo has now teamed up with the developer of that series to create a title that would remix old NES games and do the same thing with real world titles. It’s called NES Remix and it shows you that you might not be as good at those old games as you thought you were.

What You Need to Know

NES Remix takes 16 classic Nintendo games and mixes things up. You are given a series of challenges that get progressively more difficult as you go along. They’ll start out pretty simple. For example you just need to get to the goal pole in a Mario level or make it to the finish line in ExciteBike. From there it progresses to more difficult challenges like collect all the coins in a level before time runs out, kill all the enemies in a Zelda dungeon room without being hit or make it to the top of a Donkey Kong stage with Link (who can’t jump). By the end of each games challenge you will be stringing together a dozen different challenges that take you on an abridged journey through the entire game. In addition to the challenges inside levels you also have remixed levels that completely change the way levels are played. For example you’ll have to play World 1-2 in Super Mario Bros. backwards with Luigi (who plays like he does in Lost Levels). By completing challenges you are given a star rank and a number of “bits”. The better you do the better those ranking and by collecting bits you unlock 8-bit stamps that can be used in posts on the Miiverse.

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Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 190

Nintendo Okie Podcast LogoReader feedback, we got a mega helping of it this week. Not to mention Mario 3D World, Arkanoid DS, A Link Between Worlds, buying too much stuff and talking about games. We got a pretty good show this weeks, folks. We got some news and the normal amount of random. Remember, pants are optional.

Starring – Tony, Shannon, Micah, Shelby
Run time – 2:02:12

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The Question Block – Episode 80

noqbEpisode three of our five episode run is live and coming at you. As of the last episode, Tony and I are tied for correct answers but will we still be after this episode? More importantly, how many answers will you get correct? Listen to this episode and send your answers to podcast@nintendo-okie.com. You have until October 11th to submit your answers for a chance to win the prize pack we are giving away.

The Question Block – 80
Round 1 – Western Game Music
Round 2 – What’d You Pay For Those Shoes?
Round 3 – Pinball Wizard
Round 4 – Brick And Mortar

Don’t forget, send in answers! You could win free games. We also have a Twitter account, a Facebook group and a YouTube channel. I figured I would mention those too since this is the part where I plug stuff.