This week, James finds himself in the rare position of defending a Gameloft game, that game being arcade racer Asphalt 9: Legends.

Meanwhile, Ric has been serving coffee to cats in Furista Cat Cafe, and smashing tetrominoes out of existence in Arkanoid-inspired block-basher Holedown.

The pair also cover Nintendo's $100 million lawsuit against ROM sites, and the latest Nintendo LABO construction set.

Plus, James sits down to chat to the developer of Holedown about how to identify a 'core mechanic', and how to appease the artist within.

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