This week Shelby rolls out west, Shannon deals with a lot of shapes/sounds, and Tony goes back to the dedicated hug button. episode-301 Starring – Tony, Shannon, Shelby Run time – 1:30:02 How about sending us an email? How about entering our contest? What contest you ask? Listen to the show then use the address firstname.lastname@example.org. You could also use the social networking websites Twitter, … Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 301
Up until this point the digital Club Nintendo rewards have consisted mainly of old Virtual Console games and DSiWare games from a few years ago. This month marks the first time that an original, exclusive 3DS title is a part of the digital rewards you can earn through the loyalty program. For 200 coins you can pick up a copy of the tower defense style … Continue reading New Club Nintendo Rewards Include a 3DS Original
The tower defense genre grew from one small game type to encompass a number of different ideas across a number of titles. It can range from something as simple as just placing towers to defend small paths from invading creatures, to using flora to defend your home from invading zombie hordes, or you can even get crazy and defend dungeons from enemy armies with full control over where you can move. You can take large tanks into battle or you can build your defenses and watch them mow down enemies. Nintendo hasn’t really gotten into that type of gameplay, until now with Dillon’s Rolling Western for the 3DS eShop.
What You Need to Know
Dillon’s Rolling Western is a mix of tower defense and an action game. You star as Dillon, the titular character who also happens to be an armadillo. You go around 10 different towns protecting helpless villagers from nightly invasions of beings called Grocks. To do so you’ll mix tower building with traditional action controls. You’ll spend the daytime hours gathering resources, money and food to protect the town, but at night things get serious and it’s up to you to make sure the villagers make it through the night. Scrogs are a precious commodity and the invading Grocks like to eat them. If you lose all of the village’s Scrogs then it’s game over and you replay the day. As long as one Scrog survives you, and the villagers, will live to see another day.
Questions are asked on this episode of the Okie Cast. What are the top five games Wii players want? Who is still making SNES games? Why haven’t Micah and I moved to Japan yet? Will the Wii U controller be sentient? Is Michael Pachter mad the Wii HD never happened? These are the tough issues we talk through in episode 106. We also talk about … Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 106
I’m always up for exciting news about the eShop. I really think the service is beginning to take off. I just downloaded Pushmo and have been playing through it. I’m really liking it so far. I’ll have a review of the game when we come back from the weekend. Until then I thought you’d like to see a couple of trailers for some upcoming Nintendo … Continue reading Two eShop Trailers
The Nintendo eShop has been curiously devoid of a lot of original games to play. Much like the 3DS itself it’s been a bit of a slow starter, but things are starting to pick up. Nintendo has released two exclusive eShop games in the last month and they’re set to release three more at the beginning of 2012. None of the eShop games announced through … Continue reading eShop Sees a Large Number of Titles Set For Early 2012