The Super Switch Club: A Nintendo Switch Online Book Club Thing
“The Super Switch Club” is a documentary-style, crowd sourced, hype/re-play podcast where players from around the world are invited to relive the nostalgia of retro games on the Nintendo Online virtual library – from the NES to the 16-bit era. It’s kind of like a book club, but with video games! (Part of the We Can Make This Work Probably Podcast Network!)
Follow The Super Switch Club on Twitter and Instagram – @SuperSwitchClub and check out our Discord page to keep up with the pod! Also check out Podcasters Assemble – which inspired this project, and Bill’s JPRGs and Other Trappings Podcast – where this show first got it’s start!
For Season 1 we played Zelda II (1987) for the NES. Last season we made our way through the original STAR FOX (1993) for the Super Nintendo! And this season we’re playing 1992’s “Ecco the Dolphin” for the Sega Genesis!
In order to make the best podcast possible, we want to hear about some of your favorite (and least favorite) things about these iconic games! You can submit monologues for just one section of the current game or send in an audio file for every single one, but in each submission be sure to say who you are, list a single Podcast / You Tube channel / project / social media page that you’d like to promote, and then talk about anything you loved about the game! (See below for Topics, Schedule, and FAQ)
As a guideline, here are some good topics to think about for each episode:
- Your history with the franchise
- Story and Characters
- Stage Design
- Boss Fights
- Secrets / Strategies
- Overall impressions
- Your Score (send in screenshots on our Discord!)
These are 100% suggestions feel free to skip some and to talk about anything else you love about the game, just try and keep things in chronological order if possible. Click here to watch Troy show you just how easy it is to record a submission (this is an example from the Star Wars season of Podcasters Assemble). At the end of your submission it’d be awesome if you could give us your read of “Super Switch Club!”, so that we might use it as the intro for this or another episode of the show.
In order to stay on schedule, it is imperative that you meet these deadlines with your submissions! Recommended 3-10 minute entries, 15 mins max! (OR ELSE)
*Note: due to an influx in new submitters and extenuating circumstances on Bill’s end, the season is currently running behind, but rest assured, it will still be coming out in due time!
|Episode 1: The Instruction Booklet (and dolphin facts)|
|Episode 2: Levels 1-6 – Complete “Ridge Water” (aka the one where everyone rage quits)|
|Episode 3: Complete Level 12 “Deep Water”||TBD|
|Episode 4: Complete Level 17 “Jurassic Beach”||TBD|
|Episode 5: Complete Level 21 “Dark Water”||TBD|
|Episode 6: Complete the Game||TBD|
|Nintendo 64 Nomination (Season 4) – must do at least one entry this season||ASAP|
|*Podcast Promos and Plugs*||N/A|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this an Audio Only Lets Play podcast?
A: No, well at least not in the traditional sense, the Super Switch Podcast is a Podcasters Assemble style podcast where we cut back and forth between multiple submitters. Since we edit in background music for the final product, it helps to not have video game music and sound effects in the background of your submission.
Q: Can multiple people submit together?
A: Because the submissions all get chopped up and mixed together, it’s a lot easier if each person submits a separate audio file. If you do record together for brainstorming purposes, please try to work your actual answers as monologues, without cross-talk between the separate people.
Q: How long should my submission be?
A: As long as you need to share your thoughts. For best results we suggest 3 – 10 minutes (15 minutes max please). If you go any longer some of your audio will likely be cut out to keep a good flow with different submitters.
Q: What if I want to submit, but don’t have any projects I want to promote?
A: That’s totally fine! You can just say your name in the intro, and for the link we can put your Twitter, Instagram, or other social media, or we can just thank you by name without a link.
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