The guys meet up, minus a busy Cameron, to talk about Pokemon Go, Mario Maker, Mario Colour Splash and even play a little game of trivia.
The new and improved Red Coin start off with a new episodic format! A more compact show means more laughs and more thrills but with that classic Red Coin taste. They guys talk about Pokemon GO updates, Mario Run, Pokemon Generations, Shovel Knight, NX rumours and some new Pokemon Sun and Moon info. All that and they play a competitive round of “Who’s that Pokemon?”.
With Adam away and not much new news, Aaron, Cameron and Chris have a little discussion and a bit of fun.
After another Pokemon filled main episode, the guys decided to figure out which Pokemon types are the best.
The guys go live on Facebook to talk about the ever growing amount of Pokemon information, as well as a look at the new 3DS designs, an old favourite finally making it to the Wii U and some shenanigans happening in Pokemon GO.
Directly after a big Pokemon announcement the guys get together to talk about the huge news that got dropped (Spoiler Warning! Head to the 27 minute mark if you intend to go into the new Pokemon games blind.) They also talk about Pokemon GO and some substantial NX rumours.
Pokemon GO is finally out! The guys get together to talk about the amazingly successful launch of Niantic’s new mobile game, Pokemon GO. It absolutely exploded in its first week and has record player retention stats. It’s the second coming of Pokemania!
The guys get together to talk about the last ever Splatfest, another NX rumour or two and some Pokemon news (Spoilers). We also have a spooky guest join us at the end.
After E3 the guys get together to discuss all the huge announcements that were made. They take a close look at the Pokemon Sun and Moon gameplay and elaborate on the details of the new Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Also a special guest pops in to talk about Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Aaron, Adam, Cameron and Chris all headed out to the 2016 Pokemon VGC in Perth. It was a huge turn out with all sorts of trainers coming to test their mettle in the new VGC format!
The guys meet up on a very chilly Perth night to discuss the new information about Pokemon Sun and Moon. They also discuss their results from the Perth 2016 Pokemon VGC, a little more E3 hype and… shoes?
For the first ever Red Coin Challenge, Cameron asks the guys some Nintendo trivia. Get the answer right you nominate someone else to eat a jelly bean, get it wrong, you eat it. The twist? Each colour jelly bean has the potential to be a good flavour or a disgusting flavour!
Now that the dust has settled after the starters announcement, the guys get together to talk about some Pokemon. They discuss their thoughts on the starters and some VGC stats and prep. They also talk a bit about Playtonic’s project, Yooka-Laylee, Nintendo wanting to try its hand at making movies and some new NX information and theories.
Only minutes out from the Pokemon announcement, the guys discuss the new starters, the new region and the new legendaries. They finally get to talk about Star Fox Zero, having actually played it. Aaron and Cameron talk more about Miitomo and My Nintendo and they look at some of the new amiibos coming out.
In this episode the guys start hyping up E3 and address the recent Nintendo announcements regarding the NX and Nintendo’s plans for E3. They also talk about Splatoon and the recent Splatfest and a little about Star Fox Zero.
Episode 026 – Our Nintnedo
In this episode the guys take a detailed look at Nintendo’s first smart phone app, Miitomo. They also discuss Club Nintendo’s successor, My Nintendo, some Zelda rumours and they talk about some games coming out soon that they’re excited for.
Don’t be alarmed, but all 4 members are back at it in this episode. The guys talk a lot about Pokemon. Pokken Tournament, Pokemon Go, Pokemon VGC and Pokemon Sun and Moon. But its not all Pokemon, just mostly. They also talk a bit about the fake NX controller, Adam’s round up of the Nintendo direct, My Nintendo rewards and Hyrule Warriors on 3DS.
As seems to be the tradition, one of the boys is MIA and this time it’s Adam. Aaron, Cameron and Chris get together to talk Nintendo Direct, Mario Maker updates, plushy Pokemon, HD Twilight Princess, a touch of mobile gaming and the Hype Train for E3 is starting to load.
Today I picked up Pokken Tournament and had a quick play. Here you see just the first tutorial level showing some of the basics. I went on to play for another hour or so beating the first Single Player Tournament. Pokken is a must buy and just from the first hour of play alone, I can tell this is going to be great!
Here are the official Red Coin rankings for the top 8 Mario Kart 8 tracks!
Aaron and Cameron put together a little level of their own and had Adam and Chris take it on!
The guys go on an adventure to the new gaming lounge, The Glitch, in West Perth. We booked a couple of hours and checked out the place. Big thanks to Adam and all the staff down there for being so friendly and helpful.
The Red Coin crew headed out on a little field trip to the new retro gaming museum in Perth, The Nostalgia Box. We had a look around, met the owner, Jessie, and had a go on a few ancient systems. Big thanks to Jessie for letting us film, be sure to check it out!
Here is the definitive list of the top 8 levels in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U.
It just gets better and better. The third time around Cameron takes long time friend and Red Coin associate Chris through a nifty little game call Conker’s Bad Fur Day. Can you believe he had never played it!? Let’s pop that cherry!
Aaron and Cameron take on the devious level “Trials of Mario” created by Adam and Chris. Can they complete it? Let’s find out!
In the second innings of the Cherry Popping World Series, Aaron and Adam from Red Coin: The Nintendo Podcast get their Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed cherries popped. We are playing on the Wii U again this time around, so you only get to see Aaron and Adam playing, but hey, that’s the point right? Let’s pop that cherry!
Aaron and Adam headed over to Melbourne for PAX Australia 2015! Here’s what they got up to.
The maiden voyage of H.M.A.S Cherrypop. In this brand new (Adult) format, Cameron from Red Coin takes the game virginity of friends as they experience games they have never played before. First up, we pop James, from the upcoming Red Coin affiliate, Cocktails and Consoles. James joins us in playing Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. Aaron and Chris from Red Coin stop by and play too! Let’s pop that cherry!
The Legend of Zelda is a series rich with history, fantastic level design and epic moments, adored by millions of fans across the world. From its humble beginnings on the NES, to the evolution into the 3rd dimension and beyond, the Zelda franchise has managed to evolve with the times, yet still remain the same at its core. This is what has kept this series so close to my heart, ever since my fledgling days in 1998.
This article reflects my top 8 all time favourite Legend of Zelda games. I must stress, however, that I came into this spectacular series in 1998 and did not experience the famous NES and SNES entries until much later on.
And with that out of the way, let’s go.
For the sake of this article, original games and remakes have been treated as one.
The full group gets together to talk about the new 20th anniversary Pokemon information, the guys talk about the recent direct, RBY back on the 3DS, Pokemon crossovers and merch and the guys look into some of the interesting new Nintendo NX rumours.
The Red Coin team meets up (minus Aaron) to talk Pokemon, Pokemon and Pokemon. They also talk about the recently released Smash Bros. characters Corrin and Bayonetta. Chris checked out a Pokemon tournament, Cameron has been busy on Mario Kart and Adam still hasn’t played any more Zelda.
The guys catch up in this episode (minus a little sick Chrissy) and talk about Tri Force Heroes and its download play, Aaron and Adam’s VGC results, more Pokemon discussion, NX hype and rumours and a bit about the recent Red Coin road trips.
This time around, the guys discuss a little bit about what they’d like to see happen this year. The Nintendo NX gets more hype, AGDQ gets a recap, heaps of Pokemon news and the guys delve into a bit about VR. Don’t forget to check out the Conker’s Bad Fur Day video and the first Red Coin Top 8!
The first episode for 2016! The boys start off the new year by looking back at 2015. Best Game, Most Annoying Trend and Most Anticipated Game of the Year are but a few of the categories the guys put their votes in for. Hear Aaron, Adam, Cameron and Chris argue, debate and convince each other (live) what should take the top spot in each category. Goodbye 2015 and hello a brand new year of Red Coin: The Nintendo Podcast!
Tis the season for Nintendo games! The boys are finally back together to discuss the Smash Bros direct, some changes to the Pokemon VGC rules, a Mario Maker update and a little Christmas cheer!
The boys are back…kinda. Chris tags in for Cam to join Aaron and Adam in discussing the recent game releases and events. Chris gives us his impressions on Yo-Kai watch and how it differs from the other popular creature collecting game. Aaron confesses his undying love for Destiny (again!) and Adam makes a bold commitment live on the show!
In this Pokemon centered episode, the guys (minus one Chris) talk a bit about Aaron and Adam’s Nintendo Direct opinions, a lot about the Pokemon specific announcements and a little bit more about the new VGC style tourneys happening in Australia.
Cameron and Chris got together after the Nintendo Direct to discuss what was announced and the accuracy of our predictions this time around.
In another special split episode, Aaron and Adam report from their comfy hotel room in Melbourne. They let us know a bit about what they got up to and some of their favourite games on display. In the second half the boys are back in town and all together again to discuss their Nintendo Direct predictions. How will they go?
In this episode Aaron and Adam get ready for their PAX adventure. The fellas talk about new info on the NX, continued Pokemon GO support, discuss Mario Tennis and Zelda Triforce Heroes. Cameron talks a bit about his poor Guitar Hero experience and hypitty hype hype for PAX.
By Cameron Van der Does
I woke up this morning at about 8 o’clock eager to go and get the new Guitar Hero. Unfortunately the stores don’t open till 9. So I had a shower, played some Pokémon Shuffle, edited the new Red Coin Cherry Popping video and did some price research. I found that Kmart are doing it for $109 so I was ready to price match at EB Games. I drive around the corner because luckily I live right near Garden City shopping centre, I park close to the entrance and head inside. The roller door is still down as its only 8:58 but I am excited and happy to wait the 2 minutes. The doors open, I walk in. “I’m here to pick up my Guitar Hero!” [Read more…]
Aaron’s back from his Mexican getaway and he’s eager to get his two pesos in. The guys catch up on Aaron’s Mario Maker experiences, talk a bit about Pokemon Shuffle and more hype for Pokemon GO. Lego Dimensions gets a look at and Aaron and Adam announce their PAXAus takeover. But most importantly, stickers! Red Coin stickers are now available and they are great. Contact the Facebook page for more info.
Aaron and Cameron stopped recording, but that didn’t stop the guys from Explosive XP! An interesting chat with some very strong opinions on the Metroid series.
In this very special international episode, Aaron and Cameron chat with the guys from the Explosive XP Podcast. They discuss the differences in gaming between our countries, the evolution of Mario Kart, some Smash Bros. and some hype for Mario Maker. (This episode was recorded on the 6th of September prior to Super Mario Maker’s release).
For the American feed and post episode chat, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU-ZQlwMVdM.
For more stuff from these dudes check out their site http://explosivexp.vidmy.com/
In this episode, Aaron has abandoned us to pursue a life of crime in Mexico. The rest of the guys discuss the long awaited Super Mario Maker, Pokemon GO and the new President of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima. If you have a Mario level you have designed, send it in and the crew will play and discus it sometime soon.
The Short but Important History of the Wii U
By Cameron Van der Does
With news of the impending NX the Nintendo Wii U seems all but done for. Released at the end of 2012, the console hasn’t even been out for 3 complete years and already Nintendo have announced their working on its successor, the secretly codenamed, NX. Now it is true we have no dates set yet, but even if it takes them 2 years to complete and release the NX that still means the Wii U existed as a relevant format for only 5 years. [Read more…]
In the 10th episode, the guys talk about the Giant Yoshi and Shovel Knight amiibo (amiibos, what is the plural), more massive Mario Maker magnificent hype, some mobile gaming and we answer a fan’s great question. If you have something you’d like to hear the boys talk at length about, comment on the Facebook or Youtube pages.
In this episode, the guys get together to discuss some mobile gaming, more hype for Mario Maker, hopes and dreams for what’s next with Pokemon, the lack of excitement for Star Fox and some Red Coin news.
The fellas get together at Adam’s house to discuss SGDQ, mass Nintendo game updates, what we’re currently playing and a bit of the business side of Nintendo.
For the very first time… Red Coin on film! (Due to unforeseen circumstances, our amazing footage was lost. Have no fear though, we have a new camera now and will do even better next time!) Well, assuming you are watching this on Youtube, otherwise you’re still hearing the soothing sounds of our voices like normal. In this milestone episode, the boys take a look at Splatfest, Woolly World, the kids of today and current Nintendo news.
After the sad news of Satoru Iwata’s passing, the guys got together to relive their favourite “Iwata Moments” and discuss just what he meant to Nintendo and the gaming world in general.
Nintendo conference aside, some really cool stuff happened at E3. The guys discuss the non Nintendo side of things from this years E3, compare results of our E3 predictions and discuss a little Nintendo stuff, I mean it is a Nintendo podcast.
In the wake of the disappointing Nintendo E3 conference, the fellas discuss the pre-E3 Nintendo Direct, we compare our predictions to what actually was announced and break down each game.
With E3 just one week away, the Red Coin crew discuss their E3 2015 predictions in a special BONUS episode!
From cool killers, to comic relief, Australia has had some memorable characters in games. Not as many as we probably should though and they tend to be few and far between. It was tough to choose which characters should make the list as most Aussies tend not to play a big part in their games, but we had a think, did some research and found the top 8 Aussies in games.
#8 The Guru
An anthropomorphic Koala resembling a traditional Aboriginal Elder, living in a hut near Yuendumu, Australia, The Guru served as Murray the Hippopotamus’ strict but caring spiritual teacher. After being rescued from a group of evil miners, he joined the group, using his psychic abilities to help the gang. The Guru has no real fighting ability but is able to hypnotise his enemies to do his bidding for him. He also has demonstrated telekinesis, lifting objects and enemies with his mind as well as telepathy to read people’s minds. He is understood to also know numerous techniques which he teaches to his students, however it is unknown if he can use these himself. We may not be able to understand what he says, but he’s a wise old koala tasked with guarding the Mask of Dark Earth, so a fitting start to the list.
Emerge from your vaults, it’s time to prepare.
By Ben Nunn
[Insert holy music here] Fallout is back. Hear that sound? It’s the clackitty clack of the hype train barreling down the rickety tracks of skeptical consumerism. But it’s not slowing down, if you’re a Fallout fan, it’s time to jump on board, or sit back down in your corner rocking chair in the dark and cold with your two cats, Doubt and Sir Reginald What’s the Point It’s only Going to Be Another 8th Gen Franchise Killing Failure, (He’s bitter about his name too). [Read more…]
After a re-brand and successful launch of a new website www.redcoin.net.au, the crew get together once again and discuss their final thoughts on Splatoon now that it has finally hit shelves as well as a few other Nintendo tidbits.
Roving and Crafting Your Days Away
By Cameron Van der Does
It’s 1:33am as I write this, I can’t sleep so that makes it the perfect time to try out a new game. I was going through my Facebook, as you do, when I noticed an ad for a game in the App Store. Now usually I am not one to get a game from an ad on Facebook, but the name “RoverCraft” grabbed my attention. Is it because I subconsciously connected it with Minecraft? Yes, but then I noticed the game art. It reminded me of a flash game I used to play many moons ago, so I downloaded it in the hopes it was the same people. [Read more…]
A Tale of Shovelry… Or was it Chivalry?
By Ben Nunn, and Chris Massara
Well, I suppose I could assume that if you haven’t got Shovel Knight by now, then you don’t want it. But do you know that you don’t want it? Are you sure? I didn’t want it, at first, in fact, if I wasn’t so loose with my money, I may not have played it to this day. I really only bought it because of all the hype. I sat down, and I played it, for about 20 minutes, and I stopped, never looking back. Until only just last week, I decided to play it while in between parts of my day, and I ended up playing for 3 hours straight. I fell in love. My point is, how many games do we miss out on just because we cant be bothered finding out if they are good? So here I shall share my thoughts, a long with my friend Chris, who has adopted this game from the start.
A Brief History of Australian Game Censorship
By Cameron Van der Does
For some reason, Australia has been stuck with a ridiculously strict rating system for a long time and we only got the R18 rating in 2013! For a full list of banned and censored games, search in Google and you’ll find a nice long wiki list, a list too long for me to go into every instance of stupidity, so I will stick to a few key situations. [Read more…]
A Gap in the Timeline
By Jake Galiano
Take a look at the official Zelda timeline. Should the Hero be successful following the events of Ocarina of Time, the timeline braches off into the Child Era and the Adult Era, the latter of which contains the events of the Wind Waker saga. After Phantom Hourglass, we see a significant time gap, followed by the dawning of a new era – the Era of Hyrule’s Rebirth – in which a ‘New Continent is discovered.’ Nintendo may as well have written ‘Insert New Zelda Game Here’! Again, look which branch of the timeline we are on, and it almost seems obvious that this ‘new continent’ is simply the old Hyrule – after the Great Sea has disappeared. Hyrule’s Rebirth could be the world of Zelda U.
Review Your Wallet, and Buy It.
By Ben Nunn
I usually get a little cautious about Indie games, even though the waters have been warm for a long time now, I still hesitate to dip the tea bag and take the leap of faith. But it’s indie games like these that make me confident to keep trying them, and try I did. NOT A HERO probably found its legs faster thanks to well-known publisher, Devolver Digital, not to mention that Roll7, the developer, also has the highly regarded side-scrolling action skater title ‘OlliOlli’ under their belt. But what actually caught my attention was the trailer. Roll7 presented the game with humour, and a don’t-give-a-damn attitude, right off the bat, and I like that. So I opened my Velcro-flap wallet, ruffled through the pile of suffocated moths and gathered my year’s savings, to give this game a shot.
Why Nintendo should do more re-makes.
By Cameron Van der Does
Most of us have very fond memories of a game, or a set of games, from our childhood. Whether you grew up on Zelda, Mario or even Conker, we all have that one title we’d love to see on a new console. Nintendo have had a decent history of porting across some of our favourites, bringing us NES and SNES games to the then new Gameboy Advance and N64 games to the DS. More recently we have been given a link to our pasts in the form of the Virtual Console on the Wii and now the Wii U. Hits such as Super Mario 64 and Donkey Kong 64 are now finally accessible through the Wii U’s Virtual Console, but is that really the best we could get?
Due to the recent Splatoon Global Testfire, the team decided to get together and give you a rundown of how it all went!
Fourth show! This week the crew talk about the Splatoon Direct, Nintendo financial reports, Yooka-Laylee and more!
3 episodes in! A little different than usual, due to circumstances beyond our control, we were not able to all sit together this time round. So we have cleverly combined two parts, seamlessly, into one. In this episode we talk about the new Mario Kart 8 DLC and discuss the Pokemon VGC (Video Game Championships).
Here it is! A second episode… This aint no one time deal baby. In this episode we have a close look at the new Smash Bros character, Mewtwo. We talk the future of Smash DLC, Mario Kart upcoming tracks, the omission of Game Chat for Splatoon and the announcement of a new Guitar Hero game.
Here, in our first attempt at a podcast, we break down the recent Nintendo Direct and talk about what we would like to see in the future of Nintendo. In part two we look at some of the indie games being released on Nintendo eShop, the Mario Kart DLC and the addition of the 200cc speed class.
Here, in our first attempt at a podcast, we break down the recent Nintendo Direct and talk about what we would like to see in the future of Nintendo. In part one, we focus on the new Smash Bros. DLC, who we’d like to see on the Smash Ballot and some of the new amiibo functionality.