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Diddy Kong Racing (with Lynsey Pennington)

Diddy Kong Racing (with Lynsey Pennington)

January 25, 2020

We finally get the chance to play one of our most-requested episode: the mega smash hit kart racer DIDDY KONG RACING! Kart racing prodigy Lynsey Pennington returns to help us settle the eternal debate between Rare's kart/plane/hovercraft racer and Nintendo's seminal classic. Plus, we meet iconic N64 characters Banjo and Conker for the first time, and answer the question: is Diddy Nintendo's Poochy?

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: ClayFighter 63 1/3 / ClayFighter: Sculptor's Cut

Donald Duck Goin’ Quackers / Duck Dodgers starring Daffy Duck (with Zoe Bronstein and Dan Reese)

Donald Duck Goin’ Quackers / Duck Dodgers starring Daffy Duck (with Zoe Bronstein and Dan Reese)

January 18, 2020

This week, we're making two of pop culture's most iconic ducks face off in a no-holds-barred fight to the finish! Actually, we're playing two pleasant, low-stakes platformers, and we're having a good time doing it. Duck expert Dan Reese and duck novice Zoe Bronstein join us to talk the history of the two famous ducks, find a pretty decent CRASH BANDICOOT analog on the N64, and delve into some of the more... unsavory elements of a duck's anatomy. 

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: Diddy Kong Racing

Supercross 2000 / Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 / Excitebike 64

Supercross 2000 / Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 / Excitebike 64

January 11, 2020

Blitz them whoops! It's time to rev up for some motocross games! We're pitting EA's realistic dirtbike sim SUPERCROSS 2000, Acclaim's sloppy and goofy JEREMY MCGRATH'S SUPERCROSS 2000, and Nintendo's classic update EXCITEBIKE 64 against each other in a no-holds-barred freestyle match. Plus, history of supercross! Supercross slang! Classic EXCITEBIKE! 

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: Donald Duck in Goin' Quackers / Duck Dodgers starring Daffy Duck

Superman (with Jarrett Galante)

Superman (with Jarrett Galante)

January 4, 2020

It's time to very literally RING in the new year as we delve into the Nintendo 64's most notorious game, SUPERMAN. Comic book superfan Jarrett Galante returns to help us make sense of what many have called the worst game ever made; does it live down to it's reputation or is there anything to salvage? Also, the rich history of Superman in video games! The complicated legal saga of the series' creators! More stuff! 

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: Supercross 2000 / Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 / Excitebike 64 

F1 Pole Position 64 / F1 World Grand Prix / Monaco Grand Prix / Indy Racing 2000

F1 Pole Position 64 / F1 World Grand Prix / Monaco Grand Prix / Indy Racing 2000

December 28, 2019

This week, we're doffing our monocles and stepping into the high-glamour world of Formula 1 racing! We're quenching our need for speed with three F1 racers, F1 POLE POSITION 64, MONACO GRAND PRIX, and F1 WORLD GRAND PRIX, as well as it's American cousin, INDY RACING 2000! Learn the very truncated history of the high-cost, high-risk world of F1 racing, and thrill as we struggle to tell these games apart! 

Also, check us out on this week's episode of VIDJAGAME APOCALYPSE, where we join the guys for their GAME OF THE YEAR discussion! Find it wherever you get your podcasts!

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: Superman

Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes / Army Men: Air Combat / Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes 2 (with Kevin Kim)

Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes / Army Men: Air Combat / Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes 2 (with Kevin Kim)

December 23, 2019

Break out that random bucket of plastic toys you acquired somehow, because it's time to play ARMY MEN! 3DO's aggressively-marketed series was trying hard to be the next big thing; let's see if there's any reason why it should have been! Kevin Kim joins us to talk plastic warfare, interdimensional portal running, and all the sexism the late 90's video game industry could muster. 

Also, don't forget to check us out on Vidjagame Apocalypse this week AND next week! https://www.lasertimepodcast.com/category/videogame-apocalypse/

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: F1 Pole Position 64 / F1 World Grand Prix / Monaco Grand Prix / Indy Racing 2000

Pokemon Puzzle League (with Nate Pasma)

Pokemon Puzzle League (with Nate Pasma)

December 14, 2019

I'm positively giddy! Because this week we're playing one of the all-time great puzzle games, POKEMON PUZZLE LEAGUE, which takes the timeless TETRIS ATTACK formula and gives it an appealing Poke-makeover. Puzzlehead Nate Pasma joins us as we go into a brief history of the POKEMON anime, dig through the dizzying number of modes, and discuss the relative merits of flinging garbage at each other. 

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: Army Men: Air Combat / Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 1 and 2

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