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March 16th, 2018    

Episode 64 : Kirby Super Star (SNES)

In honor of the release of Kirby Star Allies (and in no way because we just picked a game at random and Jeremy P was slow to edit the show), we're posting our look at Kirby Super Star for the Super NES.  This game, which is also on the SNES Classic, is different from the previous Kirby releases, but how different?  This was our first look at Kirby as a whole, so did we love it, or did we determine our previous lack of interest in Kirby was completely valid?  Listen and see!

Also discussed, our thoughts on retro-styled Kickstarter releases Yooka-Laylee and Mighty No. 9, now that we've taken some time to play them.  We loved Banjo-Kazooie, and everyone on Earth loved Mega Man, but what did we think of the spiritual successors to both?

Next episode : Billy is back and Jeremy P forces another TG-16 title on everyone -- Silent Debuggers.  FOR REAL THIS TIME!


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February 27th, 2018    

Episode 63 : Magician Lord (Neo Geo)

We return to the Neo Geo for the 2nd time, this time for launch title Magician Lord.  Will a game we all remember for "not getting past the first level" end up any less frustrating when being played on a home console? Listen to find out!

Don't want to hear about what else we've been up to?  Skip to the 6:00 mark!

Magician Lord is available on the original Neo Geo, but thankfully can also be purchased on the Playstation Network, on the Switch, probably on XBox Live, and is also available on the Wii and Vita on the SNK Neo Geo Collection, if you'd like to play along.



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February 14th, 2018    

Episode 62 : Casino Kid (NES)

Have you ever helplessly wandered around in a casino, talking to everyone just to figure out where to play Draw Poker?  If so, have we got the game for you this week.  We're playing Casino Kid for the NES!

We also talk way too long about Monster Hunter World, but thankfully we waited until the end of the episode.

Next episode, we return to the Neo Geo for some Magician Lord!



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January 30th, 2018    

Episode 61 : Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! (NES)

Stick and Move! Stick and Move! It's about time we take a look at another sports-ish title, and so we've gotten into the ring with a legend -- Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! for the NES.  We talk about all the games in the Punch Out series a little, but we go the full three rounds with the NES classic. 

Next week: We're visiting the Golden Crumbs Casino to meet our destiny...


January 15th, 2018    

Episode 60 : Super Star Wars (SNES)

Our short unintended hiatus is over, and the first episode of 2018 is here!  This time, we take a look at Super Star Wars, and it's sequels Super Empire Strikes Back and Super Return of the Jedi!  This topic was supposed to hit right around the release of The Last Jedi, but, well, it didn't.  But, that gave us more time to play three separate games to discuss.

Want to skip right to the game?  Start listening at 10:11!

New theme music for 2018 - "8-Bitter" by Subtastics

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Next episode, get ready to get in the ring...


November 28th, 2017    

Episode 59 : Bubsy (SNES / Genesis)

"What could PAWSsibly go wrong?"  Bubsy asks you that question at the start of his first game, and we take some time to really take a deep look at not only Bubsy, but the sequels to determine the answer to that question.

We also answer a listener question, about admitting when you may have been wrong about not liking a game.

Next episode we celebrate the release of The Last Jedi with a look at a much younger Luke and his passage off Tatooine with the classic SNES trilogy of Star Wars games.


November 15th, 2017    

Episode 58 : Alien 3 (SNES)

We're taking on another listener request, from George (@captaingodbody on Twitter), who asked us to cover "any classic Alien game".  So, we chose the Super Nintendo game based on the third best movie in the Alien franchise, Alien 3.

We also take a few minutes to talk with George on his thoughts on the game, and compare it a little to the Genesis version of this game, which was the first game made based on the film -- this came out a year later.

Next week... oh boy, it's Bubsy time.


October 31st, 2017    

Episode 57 : Resident Evil (PlayStation)

For Halloween 2017, we've decided to look back at one of the defining games in survival horror, the original Resident Evil for PlayStation!  We look back, from an era where some of the shortcomings of this game are undeniable-- but does it still hold up now?  Does this game actually work better with it's original limitations, or is this another case of a game that time has not treated too kindly?


October 17th, 2017    

Episode 56: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (NES)

Halloween 2017 starts off with a SPLAT as we look at the video game based on the cartoon based on the sequel to the 1978 "classic", Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.


Want to skip the intro where we bare our souls to you (or more accurately just say what we've been playing lately)?  Skip to 9:26.


Also discussed, some retro and not-so-retro selections for your Halloween gaming month!


Next week, we return to one of the masters of Survival Horror, as we look at Resident Evil.


October 5th, 2017    

Episode 55 : Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (Genesis)

Everybody knows Michael Jackson's hits, but have you played Michael Jackson's video game?  We certainly did, and this week we're looking at Michael Jackson's Moonwalker for the Sega Genesis.  Based on the movie of the same name, we're going to help MJ save children from the evil Mr. Big, and probably pull of some incredible dance moves on the way-- but is this a case of "Can't Stop Til You Get Enough", or is it just plain "Bad"?   Listen to this one, and find out if we liked this one, and if any of us "Beat It".

I'm not sorry for those puns.

We also discuss the SNES Classic, and our attempts to get one, and there's some more news on the Atari Box, and it's not really good news.

Next episode : Halloween month starts, and we're going to take on Attack of the Killer Tomatoes for the NES.


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