Welcome back for the second half of the chat between my son and I about his favorite Nintendo Switch games right now! Last time we discussed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kirby Star Allies and Super Mario 3D World. Today we finish up talking about that last one and also get into his top two games: Animal Cross: New Horizons and Super Mario Odyssey! We also talk about how excited he is for Kirby And The Forgotten World, which we still haven’t played yet.
We talked a bit about the weird continuity of the Donkey Kong series. If you’re curious here’s an in-depth rundown of Donkey “Cranky” Kong Senior’s history! Also, for good measure, he’s a pic of the kids playing the Switch after getting it!
This is not an ad, but I’m a big fan of my Retron which allows me to play my NES and Sega games without hassling with the old units. If that’s something you’d be interested in check out the Hyperkin website, they have all sorts of retro gaming options on there. They come with controllers, but you can also plug in your own if you still have them lying around.
On today’s episode, I’m joined by my very special guest, my son Jack! He’s very excited to talk about his five favorite Nintendo Switch games. On this first part, wee talk about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kirby Star Allies and Super Mario 3D World. Come back next week to find out what the top two games are!
When talking about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Jack’s main character is Captain Falcon and he’s from F-Zero. We also talk about ROB the Robot from the NES era. Here’s a video showing what he could do.
If you want to listen to a few of the other episodes I mentioned in the intro you can check out my ranking of the Leprechaun films here and my recap with the kids about our favorite family shows of 2020 here.
If you’re interested in some of the episodes I mentioned in the episode, you can give them a listen. I talked about Weird Records on Episode 21 and the Foo Fighters’ Hail Satin on Episode 46.
During my brief talk about Led Zeppelin’s 1977 tour, I neglected to mention that I was speaking about these being their last shows in the United States.
And now for some music in video form! Here you have a live version of “A Fifth of Beethoven,” a whole Commodores show from 1977, “Take Me Back To Chicago” live from 1977, Tom Jones singing with Janis Joplin (because why not?), Muddy Waters Chicagofest 1981 show with Johnny Winter and Heart’s all-time classic “Barracuda” plus the Wilson Sisters and Jason Bonham doing “Stairway” for good measure.