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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys / Xena: Warrior Princess: Talisman of Fate (with Nicole Vettese)

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys / Xena: Warrior Princess: Talisman of Fate (with Nicole Vettese)

December 7, 2019

Sharpen up your knife-frisbees and ready your battle cry, because this week we're revisiting the pinnacle of 90's TV cheese as we play HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS and XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS: TALISMAN OF FATE! Nicole Vettese is back in the studio to help us play through the ZELDA-aping adventures of Kevin Sorbo and the arena fighting game stylings of Lucy Lawless and company. For anyone who wants to know who would win in a fight between Bruce Campbell and Karl Urban, this is the episode for you! 

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: Pokemon Puzzle League 

Mario Golf (with Megan Sutton and Aidan Clements)

Mario Golf (with Megan Sutton and Aidan Clements)

November 30, 2019

We're hitting the greens once again, this time with a bunch of Nintendo characters as the Mario Sports franchise kicks off in earnest! Megan Sutton and Aidan Clements join us to talk arcade golf games, sort through the game's surprising number of modes, and debate if Mario is enough to make you forget you're still playing a golf game. 

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: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys / Xena: Warrior Princess - Talisman of Fate

Star Wars Episode 1: Battle for Naboo (with Dan Reese)

Star Wars Episode 1: Battle for Naboo (with Dan Reese)

November 23, 2019

Yippee! This week we're playing STAR WARS EPISODE 1: BATTLE FOR NABOO, and to mark the occasion, we did the unthinkable and rewatched the disastrous 1999 blockbuster THE PHANTOM MENACE to see if it's as bad as we remember (it really, really is)! We're joined by STAR WARS superfan Dan Reese, who gritted his teeth and endured both EPISODE 1 and this car combat game that really pushes the limits of what the human eye can interpret. 

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: Mario Golf 

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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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