Family Computer Podcast 001: The Beginning

A new retro Nintendo podcast launches! Look back at the history of Nintendo in the pilot episode.

By Kyle England. Posted 06/21/2013 10:00 3 Comments     ShareThis


A new retro Nintendo podcast launches! Kyle and Lukas set off on the maiden voyage with a look back over the long history of the company of Nintendo.

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Recording Date
June 11, 2013

Kyle and Lukas

Show Contents
00:00 Introductions & Our Plans for the Podcast
04:58 What does “Retro” mean?
08:45 Nintendo History: Beginnings and Hanafuda (1889-1963)
15:41 Nintendo History: Business Ventures and Toymakers (1963-1973)
24:14 Nintendo History: Early Gaming (1973-1981)
34:24 Discussion: How has Nintendo’s History shaped the company?
43:14 Final Thoughts
47:19 Outro
48:54 Total Length


Music Credits

  • Piroli – Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix – Nintendo GameCube – 2005
  • Mario Bros. Title Theme – Yukio Kaneoka – Mario Bros. – Arcade – 1983
  • Donkey Kong Title Theme – Yukio Kaneoka – Donkey Kong – Arcade – 1981
  • Duck Hunt Title Theme – Hirokazu Tanaka – Duck Hunt – Famicom/NES – 1984
  • Donkey Kong – Hirokazu Tanaka – Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Wii – 2008
  • WarioWare, Inc. Title Theme – Ryoji Yoshitomi, Kyoko Miyamoto – WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! – Game Boy Advance – 2003
  • Kirby’s Dream Land Credits Theme – Jun Ishikawa – Kirby’s Dream Land – Game Boy – 1992

3 Responses to “Family Computer Podcast 001: The Beginning”

  • 318 points
    Greg Wampler says...

    Aw man! I wish I was still on the Nintendojo team to relive the glory days of gaming with you guys!!!

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    hi guys, im lukas, from colombia,born in 85 and got my first nintendo system, a nes, in 1990, since then i have owned all nintendo home consoles except the virtual boy, and i sold them when i was a child to get new ones because i was a fool and i had not the mind of the collector, this year i buy again all the nintendo consoles and a lot of retro-games and i love the company to death, its my favorite company, glad to have a new podcast on this site ( as a side note: i have the hanafuda cards from the background of your podcast :)

    Oh Also,It’s great that you add the track list , didn’t know that donkey kong theme was from hip tanaka of Kraid’s lair fame.

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    oh lukas voice needs more volume.

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