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  1. Also, question: when we fill the questionnaire, do we do it in Private Messages only, or can we do it in this thread, if we want to?


    You can do it in the thread, or as a PM, if you want it to be a surprise, up to you. Whichever way, it’ll appear on the podcast. Thanks.
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  2. A look at the local 2-player mode in Super Punch Patrol.

    [Let’s Play: Together] Super Punch Patrol (Part 1)

    Old Nintendo Gamer & Son battle through the violent and corrupt streets of Gravy City. Do they bring the Crime Boss to justice? And, how does the game run in local two-player on one Switch?
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  3. PodPals for Episode 50 - Sorry no voting for our 50th episode, but all that nostalgia will see us through.

    We like to throw events out so that our community can participate in sharing their gaming experiences with us.  And, our N-E Cafe PodPals Programme does just that.

    This time though we are looking forward to our 50th episode which will be recorded on the 25th of October.

    This time we’ve chosen not to hold a voting session, but to choose the games ourselves.

    As hosts we have chosen all the Mario games, with easy access so everybody has a chance of participating.  The 50th episode PodPals theme is Mario, seeing as it’s his 35th Anniversary and all.

    That means we’re asking everyone in the community to play through any Mario game.  They are the 4 NES titles, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels.  The 4 SNES Super Mario All-Stars Counterparts, which released on the SNES Online App a few weeks back.  Or any of the 3D games, on any platform of your choosing.

    We don’t expect anybody to play all games, but you're more than welcome to try if you want.

    Whilst playing through the games, we would love for you to share your experience of it, by posting here or in the N-Europe Video Game Club Thread, N-E Cafe thread at the N-Europe forums, and we’ll share your very own personal journey with the games, and our critique on our special PodPals episode, and episode 50 of the N-E Cafe recorded on the 25th of October.  Do Mario's games still hold up?

    You can play all these Mario games on any console or service you so desire.  From the Nintendo Switch Online NES and SNES Apps, the NES and SNES Mini, as a Virtual Console game (on Wii, Wii U, 3DS), or even on the original hardware.

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Let’s get gaming together.

    And that's not all, if you'd oblige us we have a Mario 35th Anniversary Questionnaire to get you memories flowing.  Answer as you wish, essays or one word answers, we'll take it all and include them in the podcast recorded on the 25th of October.

    50th Mario Episode Questionnaire

    1. Favourite 2D Mario Game

    2. Least Favourite 2D Mario Game

    3. Favourite 3D Mario Game

    4. Least Favourite 3D Mario Game

    5. Favourite Mario Spinoff title

    6. Least Favourite Mario Spinoff title

    7. Favourite Mario memory

    8. Worst Mario memory

    9. Funniest Mario memory

    10. Favourite power-up

    11. Favourite Mario character

    12. Least Favourite Mario Character

    13. Best Mini game in the Mario Universe

    14. Worst Mini game in the Mario Universe

    15. Any other Mario nostalgia you want to share?

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  4. Sorry for the double post, but it's the easiest way of getting all this across.

    First of all,

    Game Giveaway

    In collaboration with Digital Cyber Cherries we are proud to announce our 2nd Game Giveaway, a European Nintendo Switch eShop code for the game Hypercharge: Unboxed.

    Starting from today, as of podcast release date, we’ll be sending out a tweet, that explains all you have to do to enter the competition to have the opportunity to win that game for yourself.

    You’ll need to follow us on Twitter (@necafe2), like and retweet the competition tweet.

    We’ll draw the winner on Saturday, 26th of September, and announce the winner on the 46th Podcast recorded on the 27th, and released on the 29th.  And we’ll announce the winner on Twitter that Tuesday, too.

    Competition Tweet is here; https://twitter.com/NECafe2/status/1305654140060590080

    Good Luck.

     

    Second, we are preparing for the 50th visit to the Cafe nice and early to involve as many people as possible.

    PodPals for Episode 50

    We like to throw events out so that our community can participate in sharing their gaming experiences with us.  And, our N-E Cafe PodPals Programme does just that.

    This time though we are looking forward to our 50th episode which will be recorded on the 25th of October.

    This time we’ve chosen not to hold a voting session, but to choose the games ourselves.

    As hosts we have chosen all the Mario games, with easy access so everybody has a chance of participating.  The 50th episode PodPals theme is Mario, seeing as it’s his 35th Anniversary and all.

    That means we’re asking everyone in the community to play through any Mario game.  They are the 4 NES titles, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels.  The 4 SNES Super Mario All-Stars Counterparts, which released on the SNES Online App a few weeks back.  Or any of the 3D games, on any platform of your choosing.

    We don’t expect anybody to play all games, but you're more than welcome to try if you want.

    Whilst playing through the games, we would love for you to share your experience of it, by posting here or in the N-Europe Video Game Club Thread, N-E Cafe thread at the N-Europe forums, and we’ll share your very own personal journey with the games, and our critique on our special PodPals episode, and episode 50 of the N-E Cafe recorded on the 25th of October.  Do Mario's games still hold up?

    You can play all these Mario games on any console or service you so desire.  From the Nintendo Switch Online NES and SNES Apps, the NES and SNES Mini, as a Virtual Console game (on Wii, Wii U, 3DS), or even on the original hardware.

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Let’s get gaming together.

    And that's not all, if you'd oblige us we have a Mario 35th Anniversary Questionnaire to get you memories flowing.  Answer as you wish, essays or one word answers, we'll take it all and include them in the podcast recorded on the 25th of October.

    50th Mario Episode Questionnaire

    1. Favourite 2D Mario Game

    2. Least Favourite 2D Mario Game

    3. Favourite 3D Mario Game

    4. Least Favourite 3D Mario Game

    5. Favourite Mario Spinoff title

    6. Least Favourite Mario Spinoff title

    7. Favourite Mario memory

    8. Worst Mario memory

    9. Funniest Mario memory

    10. Favourite power-up

    11. Favourite Mario character

    12. Least Favourite Mario Character

    13. Best Mini game in the Mario Universe

    14. Worst Mini game in the Mario Universe

    15. Any other Mario nostalgia you want to share?

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  5. It's that time of the week again, and boy do I have a big post for you this week.  Lots going on at the Cafe, so without further ado.

     

    N-E Café [044] Sonic’s Only 30 Next Year

    Episode 44 of the N-E Café has hosts Lee Davies, Gregory Moffett and Nick Lone discussing the latest Nintendo News; games they’ve recently been playing, including Spellbreak, Mario, and Link’s Awakening; a game giveaway; our plans for the big 5-0h; and a Listener Question about the next big anniversary.

    This is episode 44 of the N-E Café Podcast, an N-Europe Podcast. Enjoy!

    ⦁ Intro Music: Conker’s Bad Fur Day - Windy & Co.

    ⦁ Introductions: 0:00:30

    ⦁ Nintendo News: 0:02:24

    ⦁ Game Giveaway: 0:47:24

    ⦁ Episode 50 Plans: 0:48:32

    ⦁ Download Delights: 0:52:53

    ⦁ Spellbreak: 0:59:27

    ⦁ SMB 2: 01:12:30

    ⦁ Link’s Awakening: 1:17:38

    ⦁ Mario Games: 1:24:34

    ⦁ Listener Question: 1:34:08

    ⦁ Closing: 1:50:11

    Can you guess what game the Transition Tunes come from?  If they ring a bell, get in touch with us, or if you have a Listener's Question you’d like us to discuss, contact us right here.

     

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  6. Managed to secure a preview code for Bertil Horberg's newest game, Super Punch Patrol.  It's an old-school side scrolling beat 'em up, with no frills, but Bertil's attention to detail and the 1080p/60fps play make this game smooth as hell.  Check it out,

    [Lee Plays] Super Punch Patrol (First Look)

    Old NIntendo Gamer takes a look at the streets of Gravy City, and comes away impressed at what Bertil Horberg has built there.
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  7. My full play-through of The messenger is now up to part 12, and our shared Borderlands is up to Part 17.

    But today I want to share a first look at a new eShop title I purchased this week,

    [Lee Plays] Hotshot Racing (First Look)

    Old Nintendo Gamer takes a first look at Hotshot Racing on the Switch. Working through the menus and the first 4 races in the first cup of the GP mode. Hyped!
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  8. The Messenger is up to Part 10, Borderlands up to Part 16, and we recorded a new game of Armello (Game 2) where for the first time I managed a Kingslayer Victory, well happy with that.

    [Let’s Play: Together] Armello (Game 2)

    Old Nintendo Gamer & Son play through another entire round of Armello. This time with a beautiful winter theme, the snows have settled in. Will it soothe the King’s rot?

  9. 1) What games are people playing on their Switch at the moment? 

    Paper Mario: The Origami King (early days so far, but liking the adventure part, not so much the battling)

    2) What's the next game release you're looking forward to? 

    Hotshot Racing, and it's out tomorrow, may put down that preorder price today.

    3) How many people are actually picking up Super Mario 3D All-Stars on day one? 

    Not at all, if I can manage it.  My son may have other ideas, I'll keep quiet and hope it passes by.

    4) Which game are you looking forward to playing first?

    If I did, I'd look forward to Sunshine the most, but I'd probably play them sequentially.

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  10. 1 minute ago, S.C.G said:

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    N-E Café Episode 43 now available!

    Now up on the main page. :D

    An excellent PodPals episode I thought, all of the talk about The Messenger just makes me wish that I had gotten around to playing it before now.

    The music from the game sounds really good, I think I will get aorund to playing it soon anyway, it has been on my list of games to play for a while. :smile:

    Of course, the banner couldn't be anything else but The Messenger, it was surprisingly difficult to find any clean .png images for this but I got a clean logo from the press kit. :peace:

    Thanks again for another excellent episode.

    Our pleasure, and thanks for promoting it again, Sam.

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  11.  

    N-E Café [043] PodPals (The Messenger) is there.  Where?, I hear you ask, there, right there at all good podcast providers.  Just check to OP for a full list of ways to listen to us ramble on about Nintendo.

    Episode 43 of the N-E Café has hosts Lee Davies, Gregory Moffett and Nick Lone discussing the latest Nintendo News, including the Mario Direct; they’ll be skipping Recent Games this week to make room for their Big Topic, a deep dive into The Messenger with our community, as part of our PodPals episode.

    This is episode 43 of the N-E Café Podcast, an N-Europe Podcast. Enjoy!

    ⦁ Intro Music: The Messenger - Autumn Hills

    ⦁ Introductions: 0:00:44

    ⦁ Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct: 0:03:30

    ⦁ Nintendo News: 0:36:46

    ⦁ Download Delights: 0:50:50

    ⦁ PodPals (The Messenger): 0:57:47

    ⦁ Closing: 2:05:04

    No Transition Tunes game this week as they all come from The Messenger, but if you do want to get in touch with us, or if you have a Listener's Question you’d like us to discuss, contact us right here.

     

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  12. Played a little Spellbreak over the weekend with my son.  It's the newest free-to-play battle royale title, and we came away very surprised at the quality of the title.  It features cross-play across consoles, too.

    [Let’s Play: Together] Spellbreak (Part 1) Squads

    Old Nintendo Gamer & Son tackle their first sojourn into the realms of magic. Very much still getting to grips with all the systems the game throws at you.

  13. 3 hours ago, Jonnas said:

    Did I hear that right, Edith Finch for 2.69€? That's a steal, I got mine for 5€, and I already felt it was cheap. Don't worry about being recent, it's one of those Story-Driven games.

     

    In the UK eShop its 7.19 pounds (no pound sign on this keyboard)

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  14.  

    N-E Café [042] Lights, Camera, Action! is now live at all good podcast providers.  Just check out our OP for all the links.

    Recorded on the 30th of August, 2020.  

    Episode 42 of the N-E Café has hosts Lee Davies, Gregory Moffett and Nick Lone discussing the latest Nintendo Direct; games they’ve been playing, featuring, Ships, Streets of Rage 4, Mario Golf 64, Mark of the Ninja and Yooka-Laylee 2; and this week our Big Topic, overlooked Action Adventure and RPG Games on the Switch.

    This is episode 42 of the N-E Café Podcast, an N-Europe Podcast. Enjoy!

    ⦁ Intro Music: Streets of Rage 4 - They’re Back

    ⦁ Introductions: 0:00:27

    ⦁ Nintendo News: 0:03:35

    ⦁ PodPals Request: 0:38:40

    ⦁ Download Delights: 0:39:38

    ⦁ Ships: 0:48:07

    ⦁ Streets of Rage 4: 0:54:30

    ⦁ Mario Golf 64: 0:55:48

    ⦁ Mark of the Ninja: 1:00:49

    ⦁ Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair: 1:03:28

    ⦁ Topic of the Week: 1:07:44

    ⦁ Closing: 1:34:03

    Can you guess what game the Transition Tunes come from?  If they ring a bell, get in touch with us, or if you have a Listener's Question you’d like to discuss, contact us right here.

     

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  15. [Let’s Play: Together] Borderlands (Part 14)

    Old Nintendo Gamer & Son plough on through the Borderlands. Talking to Taylor Kobb, and then removing his brutish brother, Jaynis, from power the only way possible, violently. Finishing off by meeting Erik Franks, who has more jobs for us.
    Our Borderlands LP continues, and will do for some time.

  16. 13 hours ago, WackerJr said:

    No, I really don’t have any idea.  Even though the podcast has probably been recorded I’ll take a random guess:

      TT guess (I really don’t know!) (Hide contents)

    Killer 7

     

    It has been recorded, and it wasn't Killer 7, either.  Find out soon, :cheeky:


  17. A little more Realm Royale, as my son and I join a squad in 2 matches.  Disaster in the first, saved our reputation in the following match.

    [Let’s Play: Together] Realm Royale - Squads (Part 1)

    Old Nintendo Gamer & Son play their first two games of Realm Royale together. A drubbing and a face-saving performance follows.

  18. Another game I spoke highly of in the last podcast was Armello, so without further ado, here's a complete play through one whole game (9 days, 18 turns) of that board game.  It is a long video I know, but I don't care.  It was great to record and play, and it'd be a shame to split it up into parts.

    [Let’s Play: Together] Armello (Game 1)

    Old Nintendo Gamer & Son settle their differences in the complex board game, Armello. Watch as they try to explain what’s going on.

  19. 1 hour ago, S.C.G said:

     

    Does that mean that there's now only a week until the Podpals episode? I should get on with playing The Messenger...

    A week and a half now.  Will be recording the PodPals episode on the 6th of September.  NIck finished the game in 10 days, so there's time Sam.  I'm struggling to find the time to play, record it, and complete it.

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