The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman

The Weekly Stuff #150 – Celebrating the Nintendo 64 at 20 and Sonic the Hedgehog at 25

Episode Summary

In our 150th podcast, we take a trip down memory lane to look back at the N64 on its 20th anniversary and Sonic the Hedgehog on its 25th.

Episode Notes

In our 150th episode of the podcast, we take a trip down memory lane to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the Nintendo 64 and the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. The N64 was a formative console for both of us, containing some of the greatest games ever made – but also arriving with some major flaws that would prove a sea change for Nintendo. Breaking down its history and impact makes for a fascinating conversation. Sonic the Hedgehog has perhaps an even more complex and convoluted history, given the sheer gap in quality between his best and worst games, but it’s safe to say that if it weren’t for the blue hedgehog, neither of us would be into games the way we are today, and as we look at Sonic’s best and worst moments, it’s hard to feel anything other than overall fondness for Sonic and his strange group of friends. Discussion of Pixar’s Finding Dory, Nintendo’s Kirby: Planet Robobot, and The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine rounds out the episode.