Aero Gauge / F-Zero X / Wipeout 64 (with Ollie Brady)

November 10, 2018

This week we're going to fly like eagles into the future, as we examine a trio of high-speed futuristic racers. We're joined by everyone's favorite Irishman, Ollie Brady of the Best Acquaintances podcast, to determine which light speed racer actually has a future. 

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Next week's episode: All-Star Baseball 99-2001

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Resident Evil 2 (with Lynsey Pennington)

November 3, 2018

Just in time to be late for Halloween, we played Capcom's OG spook-em-up, Resident Evil 2! Horror superfan Lynsey Pennington joins us once more to talk about the legendary horror series and it's surprisingly accomplished N64 port. 

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Theme song: "Truck" by the Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com) 

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Next week's episode: Aero Gauge / F-Zero X / Wipeout 64

 

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BONUS EPISODE! Cancelled Games, Part 1

October 31, 2018

Surprise! We have an extra episode for y'all this week! Since Ultra 64 is now celebrating it's 1-year anniversary, we thought we'd break format a bit and talk about a few games that were meant to come out for the Nintendo 64 but never did. This week, we played a couple games that eventually found their way onto the Gamecube, and talk about some of the rumored games that sadly never came to be. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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Theme song: "Truck" by the Octopus Project (theoctopusproject,com)

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Ogre Battle 64: Person of a Lordly Caliber (with John Brandon)

October 27, 2018

This week we played the RPG-iest RPG on the system, Atlas' OGRE BATTLE 64! Obviously we needed some backup to tackle this hugely complex tactical RPG, so we brought in an expert: John Brandon, co-host of the exceptional SQUARE ROOTS podcast! John joins us to talk about the history of tactical RPGs, the appeal of playing a game that requires at least one degree to learn, and of course, the music of Queen. 

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Theme song: "Truck" by The Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com) 

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Next week's episode: Resident Evil 2 

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Earthworm Jim 3D

October 20, 2018

Know what's groovy? Earthworm Jim! The 16-bit icon had a brief but memorable impact on the gaming world, and this week we're evaluating his one and only foray into the world of 3D! Know what's less groovy? Problematic creators! But we'll get into that, plus all the pig-wrasslin', cow-launchin', worm-whippin' action you can stomach. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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Theme song: "Truck" by The Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com) 

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Next week's episode: Ogre Battle 64: Person of a Lordly Caliber

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day (with Zack Strong)

October 14, 2018

Holy *%^$ing hell, this week's episode is a &%^*ing doozy. We played Rare's infamously filthy platformer CONKER'S BAD FUR DAY, with our old friend Zack Strong. The game is notorious in gaming circles for it's profanity and crass content, but is it actually any good? Find out now! 

Also, enter now for a chance to win a copy of the CONKER soundtrack on two beautiful vinyl LPs! There are four ways to enter: retweet our pinned post on Twitter with the hashtage #ultra64, join our Facebook page, write us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, or submit potential T-shirt artwork to our email address! Enter before 10/27/18! 

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Theme song: "Truck" by the Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com)

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Next week's episode: Earthworm Jim 3D

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NBA In the Zone 98-2000 (with Josiah Coolidge)

October 6, 2018

We're taking it to the hole this week, as Josiah Coolidge helps us tackle our first round of basketball games, Konami's IN THE ZONE series. Join us for some of the wildest and weirdest hoops action on the system, and enjoy our slap-happy antics as we talk b-ball history, Real Housewives, and of course Space Jam. 

Also, thanks to everyone who voted in our listener contest! You spoke and we listened: our 50th episode will be about CONKER'S BAD FUR DAY! Tune in next week for that! 

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Theme: "Truck" by The Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com)

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Next week's episode: Conker's Bad Fur Day

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Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue (With Mikayla Nicholson)

September 29, 2018

This week, we're going to infinity and/or even further, as the delightful Mikayla Nicholson joins us to talk about the adaptation of Pixar's TOY STORY 2. We dig into the history of the venerable animation studios, the waning reliability of Disney-licensed games, and the illogical physics of the TS world. 

Don't forget, out 50th Episode Listener Poll is still up until October 7th! As of this posting, it's still anyone's game. Cast your vote at ultra64podcast.com!

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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Theme Song: "Truck" by the Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com)

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Next week's episode: NBA In The Zone '98-2000

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Hey You! Pikachu (with Emma Delaney)

September 22, 2018

It's a particularly rowdy episode this week as we're joined by the lovely Emma Delaney to discuss the virtual pet game HEY YOU! PIKACHU! We go into the history of voice-controlled games, explore the digital pet craze of the late 90s, and dig into the secret brainwashing conspiracy inside fake babies. Plus, wine! A lot of wine! 

Also, this week we are announcing our latest LISTENER'S CHOICE CONTEST! We're letting our listeners pick from one of 10 frequently-requested games for us to play on our upcoming 50th episode! Go to ultra64podcast.com before October 7th to cast your vote!

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Next week's episode: Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue 

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International Track and Field 2000 (with Nicole Vettese)

September 16, 2018

This week, we put our bodies to the test as we play INTERNATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD 2000. Actual track and field athlete Nicole Vettese joins us to discuss the history of the controller-punishing sub-genre of running games, delve deeper into the world of Blockbuster exclusives, and put our actual bodies on the line as we attempt to break Usain Bolt's world land speed record. Ready, set, go!

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Next week's episode: Hey You! Pikachu

 

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