Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Sunday, June 29, 2014, the Podcast Pirates look at a franchise that launched a sub-genre: Mario Kart!
DOOM AND GLOOM
This week, the Podcast Pirates take a look at the franchise that spawned an entire sub-genre: Mario Kart! With the recent release of Mario Kart 8 and its near universal acclaim, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick look back on the history of what could possibly be Nintendo’s flagship series at this point. The Pirates discuss each game and what it contributed to the growth of the franchise. Then, Spike and Slagkick discuss a handful of other kart racing games that are notable, for good or bad!
RUMOUR HAS IT
– Saving Suda51 (USGamer)
A great article by Kat Bailey sharing how Grasshopper’s partnership with GungHo has given Suda51 the support he needs to make the kinds of games he wants.
Captain Spike has been playing and Shovel Knight. First Mate Slagkick has been playing Shovel Knight and the NES Remix games.
SOCIAL LINKS QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Tonight, we’re talking about kart racers! Do you have a favorite?
Facebook bonus question: Is there an underappreciated kart racer that you feel has never gotten its due? Tell us about it!
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