Switch Predictions & New Pokemon DLC | Switchmania Playcast Episode 31

We go over our Nintendo Switch predictions for 2020, the new Pokemon Nintendo Direct that happened plus the first iteration of our Ring Fit Adventure update!
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Hollow Knight, Layton's Mystery Journey, & Pokemon Sword | Switchmania Playcast Episode 30

JP is back and all three of us are going over the games we played during the holiday break. From Hollow Knight to Layton’s Mystery Journey to Pokemon Sword, we have been playing some great games!
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Upcoming Projects and Updates for the New Year

Happy 2020 Everyone! We have a ton of things in store for everyone this year and hope you will join us on this wild journey.

Friday the 13th Hardcover NES Book!

First up we just launched The Easy Way: Friday the 13th which is the first in a series of comprehensive guides by 8-Bit Steve on videos games that can be beaten by players of any skill. It’s been live on Kickstarter for a short while and is fully funded already!


Project Updates

The Complete Virtual Boy book has been released and I am still waiting on the wooden book covers to be sent over. They are done however once I receive them I will have to ink, stain and gloss each one which will take some time. I will mail them out in order of backing as I finish each one!

The Complete Virtual Boy


Walter Day’s Gaming Superstars is completely finished and Walter Should be getting the book shipment any day now. From here on out he will be handling everything with that release.


The Switch Collector: Volume One is completely written and in the finalization process. Backer contributor reviews have been trickling in and I am in the process of compiling everything together. The goal is to be done with everything by the end of the month to start the editing process, then it will be on to publishing which takes 6-8 weeks. That means things are pointing to a spring release to have the book in everyone’s hands!

The Switch Collector: Volume One (Preorder)


The Way Ahead for 2020

The Complete Genesis is nearing completion and will be the next big collector’s book I release. I have been working on it on and off for a couple years now and things are going to be a bit different with modernized layouts that have been incorporated into my newer releases, but will still keep the collector’s aspect that the series is known for.


The Switch Collector “Year Two” will begin production as soon as Volume One is finished and sent off to the publisher. Year Two will likely consist of Two Book Volumes and will take some time to complete as we will be working on these in tandem. Just because each year has more games, does not mean we will be skimping on content as we want to do things the right way!


The Complete NES Re-Release has been requested by lots of people and, in true Hagen’s Alley fashion, I will be reformating the entire book, reworking the written reviews to match my other releases. This will essentially be a brand new book by that point and a must own for anyone obsessed with the Nintendo Entertainment System like I am!


Other Guides and Books are also in the works as I have a few authors signed to Hagen’s Alley Books (like 8-Bit Steve). There are other projects, like game releases, that we will be working on in tandem with book releases.

Let’s see how much we can get done in 2020 as this seems to be the most packed year yet!

Thanks for your continued support!

Jeffrey Wittenhagen – Hagen’s Alley

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End of Year Shows & Nintendo | Switchmania Playcast Episode 29

Nintendo has always done its own thing when it comes to promoting video games. At the end of each year there are game awards and other shows that highlight what is in store for the following year. We go over Nintendo’s participation or lack thereof and why they do what they do.

Maybe this time we finally talk about games from the year that we still haven’t gotten around to playing that we really need to! Tune in to find out!
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Favorite & Underrated Switch Games of 2019 | Switchmania Playcast Episode 28

This week we do a “Year in Review” of 2019 with our favorite games and a few we feel have gone unnoticed by the general Nintendo Switch collector and fan.

Will we finally talk about games from the year that we still haven’t gotten around to playing that we really need to? Tune in to find out!
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Downwell & Forgotten Games | Switchmania Playcast Episode 27

Downwell is a arcade-style platformer where you literally jump down a well, taking out enemies and collecting gems along the way which uses the Nintendo Switch Flip Grip to play in Tate Mode! How far could we get?

We also talk about games from 2019 that we still haven’t gotten around to playing that we really need to.
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Luigi’s Mansion 3 | Switchmania Playcast Episode 26

We finally cover Luigi’s Mansion 3! How far was Jeff able to get and what did we think of it? We also go into depth on this week’s pickups plus of course an update on The Switch Collector. And because Barry is here we will no doubt go in depth on collecting Switch games!
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