Ultra 64
Rocket: Robot on Wheels

Rocket: Robot on Wheels

July 11, 2020

Fire up your tractor beam and climb into your hot dog car, because this week we're playing the adorable and under-played ROCKET: ROBOT ON WHEELS! This clever little platformer casts you as a helpful robot who tries to save an intergalactic theme park through innovative physics-based puzzles. We dig into the history of it's developer, Sucker Punch, and explore the many surprising ways to play! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Next week's episode: S.C.A.R.S. / Road Rash 64 / Carmageddon 64 

Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside / Fox Sports College Hoops ‘99 / NBA Courtside 2 with Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside / Fox Sports College Hoops ‘99 / NBA Courtside 2 with Kobe Bryant

July 4, 2020

This week we're playing the very last of our basketball games on the N64! We're looking at Nintendo's blockbuster NBA COURTSIDE series, and Fox's much less accomplished COLLEGE HOOPS 99! We dig into the history of Nintendo's partnership with L.A. Lakers icon Kobe Bryant, look into the complicated history of college sports games, and enjoy some fantastic letters from all over the world! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Next week's episode: Rocket: Robot on Wheels 

Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (with Corinne Kempen)

Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (with Corinne Kempen)

June 27, 2020

Slap that little pink bow on your head, because this week we're paying tribute to the first lady of video games, Ms. Pac-Man, with her 2000 puzzle platformer MAZE MADNESS! Corinne Kempen joins us to dig in to the pellet-munching action as Ms. Pac-Man explores ancient Egypt, haunted houses, and ice caves in this charming adventure. Join us as we learn about the history of the gaming icon, enjoy some surprisingly great multiplayer, and beat our arsenal of Pac-puns into the ground! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Next week's episode: Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside / NBA Courtside 2 featuring Kobe Bryant / Fox Sports College Hoops '99

Automobili Lamborghini / California Speed / World Driver Championship

Automobili Lamborghini / California Speed / World Driver Championship

June 20, 2020

It's time for another selection of racing games, the N64 genre that keeps on giving! This week we're playing Titus' AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI, and two from Midway, CALIFORNIA SPEED and WORLD DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP! These games are a nice mix of wild and wacky and straight-down-the-line sim, and one of them might just be the best-looking game on the entire system! Plus, we answer questions from listeners!

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Next week's episode: Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness

Paper Mario (with Maddie Copp)

Paper Mario (with Maddie Copp)

June 13, 2020

The amazing Maddie Copp (@othatsraspberry) joins us this week to look back at the Nintendo 64's biggest and best RPG! The red plumber's last N64 adventure sees him dropping a dimension but gaining a whole universe of fun, with great new characters and a long, adorable quest! Plus, we dig into the history of Mario RPGs, discuss how Bowser is the secret MVP, and try to rein in our burgeoning obsession with Li'l Oinks! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Next week's episode: Automobili Lamborghini / California Speed / World Driver Championship 

 

Micro Machines 64 Turbo / Hot Wheels Turbo Racing / Razor Freestyle Scooter

Micro Machines 64 Turbo / Hot Wheels Turbo Racing / Razor Freestyle Scooter

June 6, 2020

Crack open your old toy chest, because this week we're playing three games based on popular kids toys! We played pint-sized party game MICRO MACHINES 64 TURBO, stunt racer HOT WHEELS TURBO RACING, and TONY HAWK-wannabe RAZOR FREESTYLE SCOOTER! Plus: we're finally allowed in the same room again!

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Next week's episode: Paper Mario 

Gex 64: Enter the Gecko / Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko

Gex 64: Enter the Gecko / Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko

May 30, 2020

It's tail time! This week, we're playing two of the quippiest platformers on the system, GEX 64: ENTER THE GECKO and it's sequel, GEX 3: DEEP COVER GECKO! The sardonic lizard has a deep bench of pop culture references and nowhere else to send them but straight into your earholes! We talk about Gex's origins as the star of the Panasonic 3DO, explore the ethical ramifications of lizard-on-human love, and generally try to keep ourselves from getting a headache. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Next week's episode: S.C.A.R.S. / Road Rash 64 / Carmageddon 64

Body Harvest (with Mikel Reparaz)

Body Harvest (with Mikel Reparaz)

May 23, 2020

Fans of GRAND THEFT AUTO, get ready to meet the granddaddy of 3D sandbox games! This week, we're playing BODY HARVEST, the influential early open-world game from the makers of GTA! We're joined by the wonderful Mikel Reparaz (@wikiparaz), host of the Vidjagame Apocalypse podcast, to help break down all the tractor-stealing, bug-blasting, body-harvesting action! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Next week's episode: Gex 64: Enter the Gecko / Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko 

BONUS: Viscera Cleanup Detail (with Andy Bowman)

BONUS: Viscera Cleanup Detail (with Andy Bowman)

May 20, 2020

We've got another special bonus episode for you all, courtesy of our Superstar-tier Patreon supporter Andy Bowman! Andy, co-host of the Geek 101 podcast, joins us to chat about his pick: VISCERA CLEANUP DETAIL. This oddball indie casts you as a janitor, tasked with cleaning up after the most brutal horror movie set pieces, and it's... oddly relaxing? Thanks so much to Andy for supporting the show, and if you want to join us to talk about a game of your choice, sign up at the Superstar tier on Patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon / Goemon’s Great Adventure (with Blair Gorman)

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon / Goemon’s Great Adventure (with Blair Gorman)

May 16, 2020

GO FOR IT! This week, we're travelling to a wacky, magical Feudal Japan with MYSTICAL NINJA STARRING GOEMON and GOEMON'S GREAT ADVENTURE! Fan-favorite guest Blair Gorman (@SKELETON_BLOOD_) is back to help us tackle these utterly delightful adventure games. We learn about the history of the GOEMON series, learn about the real-life folk hero that inspired the character, and we finally, FINALLY rebrand as the first male stripper podcast! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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

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Twitter: @ultra64podcast 

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Next week's episode: Body Harvest