NFL Blitz/ Blitz 2000 / Blitz 2001 / Blitz Special Edition (with Josiah Coolidge)

February 16, 2019

It's time to tackle another N64 football franchise, one that hopefully won't make Steve have an aneurysm: we're playing all four NFL BLITZ games, and we're savoring the ultra-violent, arcade-style goofiness. We're joined once again by Josiah Coolidge to talk turbo boosters, late hits, and the NFL's sketchy history of dealing with violence. Plus, Steve gets more facts wrong about football! 

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

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Next week's episode: Disney's Tarzan 

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Bomberman Hero / Charlie Blast’s Territory

February 9, 2019

The prodigal Bomberman returns this week for one of his weirder entries: BOMBERMAN HERO, a single-player platformer with absolutely no multiplayer whatsoever. Does the lack of the core feature of the Bomberman series hurt the experience, or should you blast through anyway? Speaking of blast, we also played the oddball puzzle-platformer CHARLIE BLAST'S TERRITORY, a port of a game that hadn't yet been released with a totally different character and different title. Things get weird. 

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: NFL Blitz / NFL Blitz 2000 / NFL Blitz 2001 / NFL Blitz Special Edition 

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Killer Instinct Gold / Flying Dragon (with Dion Fountain)

February 2, 2019

We're jumping back into the ring for another round of fighting games; this time, we're playing the bizarre fighter/RPG hybrid FLYING DRAGON and Rare's once and future MORTAL KOMBAT killer, KILLER INSTINCT GOLD! We're joined by fighting game superfan Dion Fountain as we attempt to make (and break) combos, parse through obtuse character backstories, and explore our knowledge of perverted arcade games. 

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

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Next week's episode: Bomberman Hero / Charlie Blast's Territory 

 

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Off-Road Challenge/ Monster Truck Madness 64/ Destruction Derby 64

January 26, 2019

Truck yeah! It's time for another round of generic racing games. This time, we're getting down and dirty with a trio of redneck racing staples, OFF-ROAD CHALLENGE, MONSTER TRUCK MADNESS 64, and DESTRUCTION DERBY 64. And guess what? One of these is our new worst game. Which one? Listen and find out. 
Also listen to hear us answer discussion questions from you, our listeners! And if you want us to answer one of your questions on a future racing episode, send your question to our email or Twitter accounts. 

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

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Next week's episode: Killer Instinct Gold/ Flying Dragon

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40 Winks

January 19, 2019

You're not dreaming: there's a brand new Nintendo 64 game on the market, and this week, we're playing it! 40 WINKS, the long-gestating port of a 1999 Playstation game, has finally arrived on the N64 after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. We decide if this 3-D platformer was worth the wait! 

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: Off-Road Challenge/Monster Truck Madness 64/Destruction Derby 64  

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Super Mario 64

January 12, 2019

This is it! The big one! We've reached our 64th episode, so it felt only right to celebrate with the game that truly defines what it means to be 64. We travel into the Mushroom Kingdom, exploring the rich history of the MARIO franchise and dispelling some of the myths that have surrounded the series since the beginning. Oh dear lord, this game is just so good...

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: 40 Winks 

 

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Bomberman 64 / Bomberman 64: The Second Attack (with Aaron George and Jeremy Hatfield)

January 5, 2019

BOMBERMAN fanatic Aaron George and local retro gaming expert Jeremy Hatfield join us for the explosive action of BOMBERMAN 64 and it's sequel, THE SECOND ATTACK! We delve into the history of one of gaming's most enduring franchises, try to parse the confusing origin story of the man who poops bombs, and do whatever we can to shut the dog up. 

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

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Next week's episode: SUPER MARIO 64!

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BONUS: Best of the First 100 Games!

January 2, 2019

We've got another surprise bonus episode for you guys! Since we just played our 100th game for the show, we thought it might be fun to go back and acknowledge some of the best and worst of the show so far. We debate over which games had the best graphics, music, and multiplayer, as well as the bad games we secretly love, the weirdest games in the library so far, and many more categories! 

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 episode: Bomberman 64/ Bomberman 64: The Second Attack

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Forsaken 64 (with Tyler Detrick)

December 29, 2018

Another day, another game with baffling cover art we need our audience to interpret. This week, we played FORSAKEN 64, and since we had no idea what it was about, we asked our beloved audience to send in their imagined plot descriptions, and man did they deliver, with some of the smartest and funniest plots we've heard yet. We're joined by the hilarious Tyler Detrick, who helps us parse out just what FORSAKEN is about. 

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

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Next week's episode: Bomberman 64/ Bomberman Hero / Bomberman 64: The Second Attack 

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Doom 64

December 22, 2018

Tis the season for blasting Cacodemons and wielding double chainsaws! This week, we played DOOM 64, the N64 exclusive port of one of the most influential and successful games of all time. We delve into the fascinating history of id Software, explore the controversy that surrounded the title at every turn, and desperately try to see what the hell is going on. Happy holidays, everyone!

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: Forsaken 64 

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