The Super Switch Club: A Nintendo Online Podcast
“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 64-bit era, and beyond! It’s kind of like a book club, but with video games! (Part of the We Can Make This Work Probably Podcast Network!)
Each season, games are nominated by people who contributed to the latest season and then voted on in a bracket! We’ll be cycling through each system available on the Nintendo Switch Online Virtual Library: NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and N64. (Note: If a game from a franchise is chosen for a season, it’s taken out of the running until the next ‘cycle’)
- Season 1 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
- Season 2 – Star Fox (SNES)
- Season 3 – Ecco The Dolphin (Sega Genesis)
- Season 4 – Banjo-Kazooie (N64) – *up next!* (see below)
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!
“It really does sound quite absurd, adventure of a bear and bird!”
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 ‘Banjo’ series
- Trivia (Rareware)
- Story, Characters, and Quotes
- Stage Design
- Enemies / Boss Fights
- Best / Worst Puzzle Pieces
- Secrets / Strategies
- Overall impressions
- 100% Completion? (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)
Schedule (Season N64)
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)
|Episode 0: “Banjo-Kazooie” – The Instruction Manual (Intro Episode)|
|Episode 1: Spiral Mountain, Mumbo Mountain, Treasure Trove Cove|
|Episode 2: Clanker’s Cavern, Bubblegloop Swamp, Freezeazy Peak||Mon, Feb 13th|
|Episode 3: Gobi Valley, Mad Monster Mansion, Rusty Bucket Bay||Mon, Mar 6th|
|Bonus: “Super Mario Odyssey” (Nintendo Switch) – one shot||*Fri, Mar 10th*|
|Episode 4: Click Clock Wood, Grunty’s Furnace Fun (Final Thoughts)||Mon, Mar 27th|
|Bonus: “Sin and Punishment” (N64) – one shot||TBA|
|NES Nominations (Season 5) – must do at least one episode entry this season*||ASAP|
|*Podcast Promos and Plugs* (promote your content!)||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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