The High Five Podcast Episode 57 – Jack’s Favorite Switch Games Part 2

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.

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Ad It Up: Donkey Kong & Mario Handheld Games

nes handheld pun 15 1989Anyone remember these NES handheld games starring Mario, Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr.? I didn’t even know they existed until I saw this ad while reading Punisher #15 from 1989. I was mostly taken by the artwork on this ad which seems more stylized than a lot of other DK/Mario artwork I remember from being a kid around this time. Man, that Mario looks MAD.