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Mario Kart 64 (with Mikayla Nicholson, Lynsey Pennington, and Nicole Vettese)

Mario Kart 64 (with Mikayla Nicholson, Lynsey Pennington, and Nicole Vettese)

September 14, 2019

It's a big week for us! It's our 100th episode, and we're celebrating by playing MARIO KART 64 with some of our favorite people! Mikayla Nicholson, Lynsey Pennington, and Nicole Vettese are on hand to play one of the N64's signature titles, the game that defined party games for an entire generation, MARIO KART 64! It's one of our most requested games, and we had a blast digging out secrets, discussing favorite tracks, and trying to nail the timing on that boost trick. 

Thanks to everyone for listening and supporting us through this goofy little project! 

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: Madden Football 64 / Madden NFL 1999-2002

Chameleon Twist / Chameleon Twist 2

Chameleon Twist / Chameleon Twist 2

September 7, 2019

We're in grappling-hook heaven this week as we play the tongue-lashing platformer CHAMELEON TWIST and it's sequel, CHAMELEON TWIST 2! This week, Steve gets some of his long-held biases challenged, we reminisce about adorable pet lizards, and we puzzle over why the chameleons look so little like chameleons. 

Also: next week is our 100th EPISODE! And to celebrate, we're playing one of the most-beloved games on the entire platform, MARIO KART 64! So tell your friends to check it out!

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: Mario Kart 64 

Worms Armageddon (with Doug McCambridge)

Worms Armageddon (with Doug McCambridge)

August 31, 2019

Everybody do the worm! This week, we're taking on Team 17's classic turn-based strategy game WORMS ARMAGEDDON, and we're joined by none other than Doug McCambridge  of the excellent Good Time Great Movies podcast (@GTGMcast)! We look back into the history of invertebrate warfare, unearth the trove of weird and wacky weapons at our disposal, and discuss the game's status as a collector's item!

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: Chameleon Twist / Chameleon Twist 2

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (with Natasha McPhaden and Brendan Francis)

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (with Natasha McPhaden and Brendan Francis)

August 24, 2019

It's Turok 2 Furious this week, as we revisit the classic series just in time for it's fancy new Switch remaster! Brendan Francis and first-time guest Natasha McPhaden join us this week as we cerebrally bore into the high-expectation sequel, find updates into the world of Turok, and go on a manic monkey hunt! 

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: Worms Armageddon

Rayman 2: The Great Escape

Rayman 2: The Great Escape

August 18, 2019

Who says you need limbs to have a good time? This week, we're playing RAYMAN 2: THE GREAT ESCAPE, Michel Ancel's critically-acclaimed 3D platformer, and we're asking the big questions, like: What exactly is a Rayman? Will BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL 2 ever come out? And just what is it with French developers and major downer endings? 

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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Check out JEST FRIENDS, now available on Apple Podcasts! 

Next week's episode: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil 

Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey / Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey 98 / Olympic Hockey Nagano 98 (with Jeff Nelson)

Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey / Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey 98 / Olympic Hockey Nagano 98 (with Jeff Nelson)

August 10, 2019

This week we're lacing up our skates and taking on The Great One as we play two games starring Wayne Gretzky... and a third that's suspiciously similar. Hockey fan Jeff Nelson joins us to talk about all the fast-paced, arcade-y action of the N64's first-ever 4-player game- and then discuss why the developers seemed to make the exact same game three times. 

ALSO! Out new podcast JEST FRIENDS is now available on iTunes! In this limited series, Steve, Woody, and Mikayla Nicholson are attempting to read through David Foster Wallace's daunting masterwork INFINITE JEST, 50 or so pages at a time. Read along with us and join in on the discussion!

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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: Rayman 2: The Great Escape

Pilotwings 64 / Aero Fighters Assault (with Neal Crow)

Pilotwings 64 / Aero Fighters Assault (with Neal Crow)

August 3, 2019

We're taking to the skies this week, so it's a good thing we have a Crow! Neal Crow returns to help us talk about two high-flying games that take two very different approaches to airplane games: the laid-back tech demo PILOTWINGS 64 and the dogfight-heavy oddity AERO FIGHTERS ASSAULT. Join us as we dig into the history of flight simulators search for hidden secrets in the Pilotwings map, and meet a talking dolphin wearing a hat! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

Theme song by The Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com) 

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Next week's episode: Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey / Wayne Gretzky 3D Hockey 98 / Olympic Hockey Nagano 98

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six

July 27, 2019

Tango down! This week, we're refusing to let the terrorists win by playing TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX, the oft-forgotten N64 port of the classic tactical shooter. The game has some ambitious ideas, but can the N64 hardware keep up? Plus, we look into the hugely successful "Tom Clancy's" brand and search for other literary gaming adaptations. 

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: Pilotwings 64 / Aero Fighters Assault 

World Cup 98 / Mia Hamm Soccer 64 (with Emma Delaney)

World Cup 98 / Mia Hamm Soccer 64 (with Emma Delaney)

July 20, 2019

In honor of our badass women's national soccer team and their international victory, we're going for the gold with two more soccer games: the slick EA Sports joint WORLD CUP 98, and MIA HAMM SOCCER 64, the first (and maybe only!) female-exclusive sports video game. We're joined by the lovely Emma Delaney to talk ladies, soccer, and ladies soccer in a rowdy and lively conversation.

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: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 

Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry / Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction (with Blair Gorman)

Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry / Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction (with Blair Gorman)

July 13, 2019

The fur flies this week as we play an unusual but strangely perfect pairing of games: TOM AND JERRY FISTS OF FURRY and POWERPUFF GIRLS: CHEMICAL X-TRACTION are two arena fighting games a la POWER STONE, made by the same developer, but with wildly varying quality! The violence may be animated, but believe me, there will be blood: @SKELETON_BLOOD_! That's the Twitter handle for Blair Gorman, artist, musician, and all around cool person, who joins us to geek out about cartoons, concoct some new catchphrases, and bear witness to what might be our most contentious rankings ever! 

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) 

Follow Blair Gorman on Twitter @SKELETON_BLOOD_, and on IG @mandalorian_armoir

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Next week's episode: World Cup Soccer 98 / Mia Hamm Soccer 64