8-4 Play: 2/21/2020: RAP ROCKIN’ PROFESSOR OAK

This week we struggle to pick the 9 games that define us, talk about corona conspiracy theories, and speculate about the latest Animal Crossing Direct.

Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about video games, Japan, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Hosted by 1UP Japan's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, and Hiroko Minamoto.

Feb. 21 2020

Posted by: Brad

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

1:16 – Nicknames

13:07 – Corona virus talk

17:45 – The major motion picture Iron Eagle

20:58 – Kentucky Route Zero

29:19 – Pokémon Home

34:05 – Yakuza: Like a Dragon

42:21 – The 9 Games that Define Us (Part 1)

54:12 – Final Fantasy VII Intro movie

1:01:17 – The 9 Games that Define Us (Part 2)

1:07:07 – News: Sonic movie sales, No Man’s Sky updates, Animal Crossing Direct predictions, and more!

1:53:58 – Closing comments

And now, here’s the music we used in THIS episode!


Intro: Jo Sawashiro’s Boss Theme – Hideki Sakamoto (Yakuza: Like a Dragon)

Break: Grand Oak’s Theme – Junichi Masuda (Pokemon Home)

Ending: Cruisin’ (Aircheck) – Kazumi Totaka (Animal Crossing)