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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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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. 

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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: 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.

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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: 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! 

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

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

 

Buck Bumble (with Jeremy Hatfield)

Buck Bumble (with Jeremy Hatfield)

July 6, 2019

Right about now it's time to talk about biggity-Buck Bumble! This week we're joined by Jeremy Hatfield to discuss the never-was mascot turned internet sensation Buck Bumble! Buck's one and only game ever produced some frustrating gameplay but that theme song sure is a banger. 

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 and Jerry in Fists of Furry / Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction

Golden Nugget 64 (with Nicole Vettese)

Golden Nugget 64 (with Nicole Vettese)

June 29, 2019

We put our cards on the table this week with GOLDEN NUGGET 64, the N64's one and only casino game! Card shark (or is it card sharp?) Nicole Vettese joins us as we play through 10 Vegas staples, from poker to craps, and see if there's any fun to be had from digital betting. Plus: obscure gaming laws! Inappropriate hand gestures! Murderous roulette wheels! And more gambling puns than you can shake a pair of dice at! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli; updated logo by Barry Shaw (thanks Barry) 

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

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Next week's episode: Buck Bumble

GT 64 / NASCAR 99 / NASCAR 2000

GT 64 / NASCAR 99 / NASCAR 2000

June 22, 2019

Start yer engines, motorheads, because this week we're taking on the world of stock car racing! We played the Gran Turismo clone GT 64, and two NASCAR games; that's right, another block of generic racing games! Thank goodness we have some great discussion questions and letters from our lovely listeners to help us pass the time! 

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

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Next week's episode: Golden Nugget 

Blues Brothers 2000 (with Mikayla Nicholson)

Blues Brothers 2000 (with Mikayla Nicholson)

June 15, 2019

Everybody needs somebody to love, but does anyone love BLUES BROTHERS 2000? This week, we played the baffling adaptation of the flop 1998 movie, and as a bonus, we watched the flop 1998 movie with resident film expert Mikayla Nicholson! Join us as we explore the history of the Blues Brothers, meet infamous developers Titus, and try to think of a property LESS worthy of a video game than this movie. 

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

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Next week's episode: GT 64 / NASCAR 99 / NASCAR 2000