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!

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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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!

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: Hey You! Pikachu

 

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Donkey Kong 64 (with Rosie and Neal Crow)

September 8, 2018

For this gorilla-sized episode, we're examining one of the biggest games to grace the N64: Rare's DONKEY KONG 64. Luckily, we have help: the Attempted Murder (siblings Neal and Rosie Crow) return to help us sort through this epic story with five apes, eight massive worlds, and literally hundreds of collectibles. Is this Rare's finest moment or the game where the storied studio finally jumps the shark? 

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: International Track and Field 2000

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (with Jarrett Galante)

September 1, 2018

Holy unsucsessful game adaptation, Batman! We're spending some quality time with the Caped Crusader this week, and we're joined by actor/comedian Jarrett Galante to tackle the Bat's extensive history, his underrated future, and his notorious N64 game, "BATMAN BEYOND: RETURN OF THE JOKER!" 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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Next week's episode: Donkey Kong 64

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Bust-a-Move 2 / Bust-a-Move 99 (with Nicole Vettese and Kim Turpin)

August 25, 2018

It's time for a bubble-busting puzzle gaming action as the U64 gang (along with Puzzle Game Consultant Nicole Vettese and Steve's dear friend/sworn enemy Kim Turpin) tackle Taito's adorably addictive BUST-A-MOVE series. Join us for an in-depth exploration of dragon genders, terrible cover art, and late-80s hip-hop as we bank shots and break hearts. 

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: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

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NHL Breakaway 98/99 (With Nicole Vettese)

August 18, 2018

Strap on your knife shoes and barrel at the opponent with no regard for your safety: we're playing some hockey! Marvel in the story of the sports game Steve actually owned! Thrill at the exploration of international theme songs! Vibrate in anticipation for the return of Sports Desk Correspondant Nicole Vettese! 

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: Bust-a-Move 2/ Bust-a-Move 99

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Cruis’n USA/Cruis’n World/ Cruis’n Exotica (with Robert Brower)

August 12, 2018

The arcade racing favorite finds an early home on the N64, and we're here to cover the whole series! Special guest Robert Brower joins us to talk about the legacy of Midway's arcade staple and it's relevance in the racing game pantheon! Plus more ridiculously insulting French stereotypes and DELAWARE!

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

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Next week's episode: NHL Breakaway 98/99

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Elmo’s Letter Adventure/ Elmo’s Number Journey

August 4, 2018

This week, we're tackling the two most baby-oriented games to ever exisit, ELMO'S LETTER ADVENTURE and NUMBER JOURNEY. We delve into the history of Sesame's Street's divise red monster, and struggle with our all-too-human urge to dunk on games made for children too young to safely operate a Nintendo 64. 

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: Cruis'n USA/ Cruis'n World/ Cruis'n Exotica 

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Dark Rift / Deadly Arts / Dual Heroes

July 28, 2018

It's a 3-D triple feature, in that we have three fighting games that all start with D, and have literally no other characteristics! Join us as we struggle to find a stand-out character, give SPACE JAM a much-needed dressing-down, and crown a new worst game!

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: Elmo's Letter Adventure / Elmo's Number Journey 

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Mega Man 64

July 21, 2018

The legendary Blue Bomber makes his one and only appearance on the N64, and we couldn't be happier, because it gives us a chance to gush about one of our favorite classic game characters. Engage in exuberant robot monkey dancing with us as we delve into the history of the robot formerly known as Rockman, and find out if the character can survive the transition to 3-D. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowksi 

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

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Next week's episode: Dark Rift/Deadly Arts/Dual Heroes 

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