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Blast Corps

Blast Corps

November 16, 2019

Ka-BOOM! This week we're playing that magical unicorn: the underrated RARE game! We're playing BLAST CORPS this week, a racing/destruction/puzzle sim that's really not like anything else out there. We discuss the Zen of video game destruction, the surprisingly deep backstory of the BLAST CORPS universe, and struggle to think of a word to capture our excitement. 

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: Star Wars Episode 1: Battle for Naboo 

1080 Snowboarding / Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding / Big Mountain 2000

1080 Snowboarding / Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding / Big Mountain 2000

November 9, 2019

Time to get wicked gnarly, brahs, because this week we're shredding the slopes with Midway's TWISTED EDGE EXTREME SNOWBOARDING, South Peak's BIG MOUNTAIN 2000, and Nintendo's first-party smash hit, 1080 SNOWBOARDING! We dig into the history of "snurfing," explore the surprisingly exclusive snowboarding video game genre, and test our knowledge of 90's snowboarding slang! 

And don't forget, our Patreon is live NOW, with one exclusive bonus episode ready to go and another one launching this week! Sign up now at patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

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: Blast Corps

 

GoldenEye 007 (with Diana Goodman and Mikel Reparaz)

GoldenEye 007 (with Diana Goodman and Mikel Reparaz)

November 2, 2019

To celebrate 2 solid years of podcasting excellence (don't laugh), we are playing one of N64's biggest titles, and one of the most influential and important games ever, GOLDENEYE 007. To help us tackle this seminal title, we're joined by Mikel Reparaz (@Wikiparaz) of the VIDJAGAME APOCALYPSE podcast, and Diana Goodman (@LeCineNerd) of THIRTY TWENTY TEN! We talk about James Bond, "GoldenEye" the movie, iconic multiplayer, small development teams, and dog costumes, and it couldn't have been cooler if it had been put on ice (shaken, not stirred). 

Also, some very exciting news: ULTRA 64 is launching a Patreon! We'll be offering patrons two additional bonus episodes per month, plus plenty of other treats and surprises down the line. Our first episode (available for donors RIGHT NOW!) is all about Treasure's fan-favorite N64 import, SIN AND PUNISHMENT!

Be sure to check out patreon.com/ultra64pod for more details! 

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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Be sure to check out Vidjagame Apocalypse, Thirty Twenty Ten, and other great shows at lasertimepodcast.com

Next week's episode: 1080 Snowboarding / Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding / Big Mountain 2000. 

Nightmare Creatures (with Lynsey Pennington)

Nightmare Creatures (with Lynsey Pennington)

October 26, 2019

Happy Halloween week! We're celebrating everyone's favorite spoopy season by playing the horror action game NIGHTMARE CREATURES! Certified horror-head Lynsey Pennington joins us once again to dissect Activision's Victorian era frightfest, which was once on track to be the next big thing in horror games. What happened? Listen and find out!

Also, don't forget to tune in next week, because we are finally playing GOLDENEYE 007! And we're joined by some pretty awesome guests, so you won't want to miss it!

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

Theme song: "Truck" by The Octopus Project 

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Next week's episode: GoldenEye 007

NBA Live 99 - 2000 / NBA Jam 99 - 2000 (with Josiah Coolidge)

NBA Live 99 - 2000 / NBA Jam 99 - 2000 (with Josiah Coolidge)

October 19, 2019

We're hitting the hoops once again, and our sports correspondent Josiah Coolidge is back to help us figure out just what the hell they did to NBA JAM. The beloved arcade classic has undergone a drastic overhaul; we'll let you know if it's for the best. Plus: NBA LIVE, EA's long-running baller series! 

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: Nightmare Creatures

Robotron 64 / Lode Runner 3D / Paperboy

Robotron 64 / Lode Runner 3D / Paperboy

October 12, 2019

This week we're playing a trio of coin-op classics updated for the go-go 90s: the N64 version of what may be the greatest arcade game ever made, ROBOTRON 64; the surprisingly fun puzzle-platformer LODE RUNNER 3D; and PAPERBOY, one of the most bizarrely ugly games on this or any system. 

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: NBA Live 99-2000 / NBA Jam 99-2000

BattleTanx / BattleTanx: Global Assault (with Bennett Williamson)

BattleTanx / BattleTanx: Global Assault (with Bennett Williamson)

October 5, 2019

Tanx for downloading! This week, we're tankful to be talking about BATTLETANX and BATTLETANX: GLOBAL ASSAULT, two fast and furious tank fighting games with an unexpectedly bizarre plot. Bennett Williamson joins us to discuss the history of the failed 3DO console, reminisce about scorched teddy bears, and enter a needlessly misogynistic post-apocalyptic future where women are used as currency. 

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: Robotron 64 /  Lode Runner 3-D / Paperboy

WCW Nitro / WWF Attitude / WCW Mayhem (with Blake Goetsch)

WCW Nitro / WWF Attitude / WCW Mayhem (with Blake Goetsch)

September 28, 2019

We fully enter the storied Attitude Era of wrestling this week, the bloody, over-the-top heyday of the sport, as we play through WCW Nitro, WWF Attitude, and WCW Mayhem. Blake Goetsch returns to help tamp down Woody's rage at having to play wrestling games, Steve's ongoing attempts to get into wrestling, plus the rise of our horrifying create-a-wrestler. 

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: BattleTanx / BattleTanx: Global Assault

Madden Football 64 / Madden NFL 99 - 2002 (with Josiah Coolidge)

Madden Football 64 / Madden NFL 99 - 2002 (with Josiah Coolidge)

September 21, 2019

This is it! Steve finally gets to be done talking about football! And we couldn't have asked for a better series to close out on; these days, MADDEN is the biggest and only-est game in town, so take a trip back to when Madden was only pretender to the crown with these five titles. Sports Correspondent Josiah Coolidge is back to give us some modern context about the series, explore the bizarre, NFL-less first entry, and of course go into the sordid history of the Madden Curse. 

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: WCW Nitro / WWF Attitude / WCW Mayhem 

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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Twitter: @ultra64podcast 

Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com 

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Next week's episode: Madden Football 64 / Madden NFL 1999-2002