Nintendo Special

Welcome to a show which explores why, after decades of producing consoles and video games, Nintendo feels special in a way that the others do not. More than two dozen people have recorded their memories and insight and sent them to me to arrange. A picture begins to emerge of a troubled relationship with someone capable of amazing creative endeavours and baffling business decisions. Someone who many of us can never fully let go because of the power of these happy memories of childhood, family and the hundreds of gaming worlds which we charted together (some of us literally, you had to draw your maps in pencil back then).

As the Switch is launched we look back on what the emergence of a new console meant to us, and why we always come back to a place of hope.

Infinite thank yous to my guests, without which this show would not have been possible.

1.   Intro*
2.   Brendan Agnew
3.   Sam Chapter
4.   James Batchelor
5.   Collin
6.   Daniel Floyd
7.   Daniel Den Heijer
8.   Toby Jungius
9.   James Carter
10.   Joshua Garrity
11.   My Old Friend Nintendo (Alex)
12.   Paschal Dooley
13.   Chris O Regan
14.   Leon Cox
15.   Blast Processing (Lyra)
16.   Bob Chipman
17.   Neil Taylor
18.   Nama Chibitty
19.   Derrick Ritchie
20.   James Perkins
21.   Gary and Imogen Blower
22.   Dan Mayer
23.   Darren Gargette
24.   Holly Dotson
25.   Cartridge Bros
26.   Jason Slate
27.   Matt Wardle
28.   Laureta Sela
29.   Alex Shaw
30.   Lyra Shaw

*Voices in the opening montage also include Alexander Jahans, Gustav Dahl and Johan Kristian Milde

Author: Alex Shaw

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