Starshot: Space Circus Fever

July 14, 2018

It's a big week at Ultra 64! Not only did we get a new theme song, courtesy of the amazing band The Octopus Project, but we found a way to outsource a lot of our work for this episode onto YOU, our brilliant audience! This week, we played STARSHOT: SPACE CIRCUS FEVER, and we had no idea what this game was about, so we reached out to our listeners to submit their own ideas, and you guys delivered in a big way! Tune in to hear all the amazing responses, and then brace yourself for the weirdness of what this French import is ACTUALLY about. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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

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Quake/Quake II (with Phil Ortego)

July 8, 2018

Do you feel that rumbling? It must be the seismic impact of id Software's seismic hit, QUAKE, and it's sequel, QUAKE II! Our old buddy Phil Ortego joins us this week to talk about id's other great shooter franchise, and see if these genre classics translate well to the N64. Also, some forbidden words, dueling Carmacks, and plenty of love for Nine Inch Nails. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

Music by bensounds.com 

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Next week's episode: Starshot: Space Circus Fever 

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Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs

July 1, 2018

This week, we try out the ambitious shooter/strategy hybrid BATTLEZONE: RISE OF THE BLACK DOGS, and discover a series that has stealthily developed a cult following that is still thriving to this day. We discuss the gulf that exists between PC and console gamers, wrestle with some flawed mechanics, and marvel at just what a crazy year 1998 was for games. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

Music by bensounds.com

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Next week's episode: Quake/Quake II

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NFL Quarterback Club 98-2001 (with Josiah Coolidge)

June 24, 2018

Are you ready for some football? We're not sure we are, but we're taking a shot anyway. Josiah Coolidge joins us to talk about four entries in the one-time Madden challenger series NFL QUARTERBACK CLUB. Meanwhile, we get into some of darkest territory yet, as Steve works through his issues with football, Josiah works through his issues with FORTNITE, and Woody works through his lack of issues. 

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Logo by Steve Guntli 

Music by bensounds.com 

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Next week's episode: Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs

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Star Fox 64 (with Brendan Francis)

June 17, 2018

Strap on your Rumble Pak! It's time to head into the deep space of the Lylat System with everyone's 3rd favorite anthropomorphic furry space guardian. It's Star Fox 64! Relive the glory days of doing a barrel roll and receiving VHS tapes from Nintendo Power magazine. Only on Ultra 64! 

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Logo by Steve Guntli

Music by bensounds.com

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Next week’s episode: (NFL Quarterback Club)

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MRC / Penny Racers / Ridge Racer 64

June 9, 2018

Get ready for a triple dose of vehicular excitement fired straight into your ear holes! It's Ultra 64's first of many racing roundups! We played  MRC, Penny Racers, and Ridge Racer 64. We also discuss unrelated video game movies, music and lifeskills. Will any of these games cruise past our low expectations? What does MRC really stand for? Why does Woody have to keep playing Penny Racers? Tune in and find out! 

 

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Logo by Steve Guntli

Music by bensounds.com

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Next week’s episode: Star Fox 64 

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Tetrisphere / Magical Tetris Challenge / New Tetris (with Nicole Vettese)

June 3, 2018

Today on Ultra 64, we explore the N64's contribution to the legacy of the most important puzzle game ever. We play Tetrisphere, Magical Tetris Challenge, and the New Tetris! Learn about the history of Tetris, why Tetrisphere has a super confusing name, how Minnie Mouse makes terrible cookies, and angry rantings hidden in the code of New Tetris. Only on Ultra 64!

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Logo by Steve Guntli

Music by bensounds.com

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Next week’s episode: Generic Racing Game Round 1: MRC, Penny Racers, Ridge Racer 64

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Major League Baseball featuring Ken Griffey, Jr. / Ken Griffey, Jr.’s Slugfest (Featuring Josiah Coolidge)

May 27, 2018

Ready your peanuts and Crack Jacks, because we're going out to the old ball game to revisit the glory days of Seattle sports hero Ken Griffey, Jr. Certified Mariners fan Josiah Coolidge stops by to help the non-sportos get a grasp on the finer points of the game, discuss what it was like to be a fan during the height of Griffey-mania, and play through a couple of surprisingly great baseball games. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli

Music by bensounds.com 

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Next week's episode: Tetrisphere / Magical Tetris Challenge / The New Tetris 

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Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt / Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (With Lynsey Pennington)

May 20, 2018

This week, we're doing our best to preserve our fond Nicktoon memories in the face of games so bad, they make us envy Melville the bug (look it up). Lynsey Pennington joins us once again to discuss the history of Klasky Csupo's classic cartoon, fumble through the rules of a maddeningly opaque board game, and question why the hell Rugrats in Paris takes place in Paris at all. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

Music by bensounds.com 

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Next week's episode: Major League Baseball featuring Ken Griffey Jr./ Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest 

 

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Spider-Man

May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day, true believers! Celebrate Mom with an episode about her favorite game: SPIDER-MAN, the lesser-known port of the PlayStation smash! Experience the excitement as Stupendous Steve and Wonderful Woody delve into the sordid history of your friendly neighborhood web-slinger! Thrill as we battle Spidey's old enemies, The Camera and the Cut-Scene Thief! Relive your fondest memories of Shinobi! Excelsior! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski

Logo by Steve Guntli 

Music by bensounds.com

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Next week's episode: Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt / Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

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