Travis4

Joined 01/23/2012

Web developer and all-around geek.
https://travisnewman.me

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We're throwing vegetables at short guys in masks in this episode, as we review Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES!

This is the second of a three-part series on the NES Mario trilogy. Next month we'll be finishing the series with Super Mario Bros. 3, so come play it and talk with us about it, and we'll include your thoughts in the next NES Classic review episode!

Join the event here: https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/events/172/cheerful-ghost-games-club-super-mario-bros-3


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It's that time again, Cheerful Ghost Games Club is back with Super Mario Bros. 3!

In season 3 of Cheerful Ghost Radio, we are starting our NES Classic reviews with Super Mario Bros. 1-3. We're finishing things off with Super Mario Bros. 3! Come play the game and discuss it with us, and we’ll include your thoughts in the episode!

And it's not like you need an excuse to play this incredible game, right!?

Super Mario Bros. 3 was the last game on the NES, and it pushed the system and the series to new heights with the new feature set, improved graphics, and new elements. The third game introduced some Mario series staples, like the overworld, power-ups you could use outside of gameplay, and bonus levels, and brought some new characters and enemies that are still around today.

Come play Super Mario Bros. 2 with us over the next couple weeks and share your thoughts about it, and we'll discuss your thoughts on air.

Join up here:
https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/events/172/cheerful-ghost-games-club-super-mario-bros-3



Humble is back with their 20th numbered bundle! For a measly buck, you get The First Tree, Tangledeep, and Among the Sleep.

Beat the average for Getting Over It, Tooth and Tail, and... wait what? Dream Daddy Dadrector's Cut. I'm not shocked by the premise of this game, but the name is something. Is this the first foray into romance games for Humble Bundles?

For $10 you can get all of the above games, as well as Overgrowth.

I'm so out of the loop on indie releases, none of these was even on my radar. From what I've read, however, Tangledeep is well worth the price of entry, more so if you're only spending a buck.

I've honestly been out of the bundle game for a while now, and haven't snagged one in a while. What about you? Have you bought bundles as much recently? Is this one piquing your interest?


Swing your arms from side to side, in this episode we're doing the Mario and reviewing Super Mario Bros. on the NES!

This is the first of a three-part series on the NES Mario trilogy. Next up is Super Mario Bros. 2, so come play it and talk with us about it, and we'll include your thoughts in the next NES Classic review episode!

Join the event here: https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/events/169/cheerful-ghost-games-club-super-mario-bros-2


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In season 3 of Cheerful Ghost Radio, we are starting our NES Classic reviews with Super Mario Bros. 1-3. Next up is the first sequel, Super Mario Bros. 2! Come play the game and discuss it with us, and we’ll include your thoughts in the episode!

And by the way, if you don’t have an NES Classic or the original, but you do have Nintendo Switch Online, you can play it there as well!

The Super Mario Bros. 2 we know in Western territories isn't the first game to go by that name. The first one (re-released later as The Lost Levels) was deemed too hard for us, so Nintendo reskinned Doki Doki Panic and released that as Super Mario Bros. 2 for us noobs in the west.

Come play Super Mario Bros. 2 with us this week and share your thoughts about it, including any thoughts you have about The Lost Levels release on SNES.

This is the second in a three-part series about the Super Mario Bros. games on the NES Classic, so watch this space! We’ll have an event for Super Mario Bros. 3 in March!

If you want to join up, hit the link below!
https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/events/169/cheerful-ghost-games-club-super-mario-bros-2


I've been wanting a Mario Maker port on the Switch for a while now, but a sequel may be even better! Coming this June, Mario Maker 2 brings more features and more things to do, with each iteration of Mario as expected.

But the big surprise for me was. the Link's Awakening remake! The 1993 Gameboy masterpiece was my favorite Zelda game for quite some time, so I'm glad to see it reimagined. The art style is very charmingly cartoony, like everything's made out of plastic. We don't know much about any potential gameplay changes, and we know nothing about a release date yet, except it'll be in 2019. The little teaser at the end will have to hold you over.

In addition to these two, Nintendo also announced a whole host of other neat things, including some new games and some older games getting Switch ports:


  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

  • Box Boy + Box Girl

  • The new update for Smash, but... basically no details about it

  • Some new updates to Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2

  • Dragon Quest 11

  • Disney Tsum Tsum Festival (which I think makes more sense if you know what a Tsum Tsum is)

  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (with the crew from Starfox!)

  • RuneFactory 4, and the announcement of 5

  • Onikani, a really pretty looking action RPG by Square Enix

  • Yoshi's Crafted World (including a demo release today!)

  • There was a LOT about Fire Emblem: Three Houses

  • Tetris 99... a Tetris ... battle royale game?

  • Dead By Daylight Switch release

  • Deltarune, the sequel to Undertale

  • Daemon X Machina, a new mech game

  • Grid Autosport

  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

  • Unravel 2

  • Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered

  • Astral Chain, a new game from Platinum Games (makers of Bayonetta) that looks incredible!




In this episode we tackle the conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable trilogy, Glass. If you haven't seen the film yet, beware, the last half of this episode is full of spoilers, but we'll warn you about them when we're done with our monthly playing/watching segment. Spoiler alert: Mr. Glass sees dead people! David Dunn was a ghost the whole time!


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If you still have Wii Shop points, spend 'em while you can. On January 30, it will no longer function.

Along with this any video-on-demand services will stop functioning on the Wii.

This brings up a topic we've discussed a lot on the Cheerful Ghost Roundtable, and now on Cheerful Ghost Radio. When will digital games be preferable to physical? For me, it's when I can have some guarantee that I can come back 20 years later and play these games.

Nintendo has gotten much better about their online services in recent years but they still aren't quite as straight-forward as their competitors were even last generation. But that said, we don't know when Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo will shut down the ability to download old games, or even our beloved Steam (praise Gaben) may go under at some point.

I don't know what the ultimate answer is for this. It's easier with PC-- with enough bandwidth, hard drive space, and redundancy you could keep playing PC games forever. It isn't so easy with consoles due to how they have different methods of DRM and storage access.

I had a lot of fun with the Wii Shop and some crazy games I wouldn't have played without it, and it's sad to see it go.

https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/reminder-wii-shop-closes-january-30-2019


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