Ultra 64 : Wii Universe
Legend of Kay: Anniversary

Legend of Kay: Anniversary

January 22, 2022

Haven't heard of LEGEND OF KAY? Don't worry, you're not alone, but if it's earning an anniversary edition 10 years after it's original release, it must be good, right? Right? This German import blends Zelda-style exploration with kung-fu and platforming, starring a hot-tempered young cat who needs to save the world from an army of invading gorillas and rats. Find out if this HD upgrade of a PS2 game is worth discovering or better left in the vault. 

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Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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

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Next week's episode: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 

Axiom Verge (with Aaron George)

Axiom Verge (with Aaron George)

January 15, 2022

One of the very last games to get a physical release on the Wii U, the hit indie AXIOM VERGE had a long, strange trip to hitting the console. This week, our old friend Aaron George stops by to help us decide if this Metroidvania was worth the wait. We're charting the history of the game's one-man production, talking about the cool indie publisher Limited Run, and figuring out why it took almost 5 years for the goodie-laden Multiverse Edition to come out. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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

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Next week's episode: Legend of Kay: Anniversary 

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

January 8, 2022

We're sneaking into the new year with TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST, the final entry in Ubisoft's acclaimed stealth series. We're checking back in with Sam Fisher and company after a long time away from the series, and a lot's changed, but the same low-light stealth antics still shine through. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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

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Next week's episode: Legend of Kay: Anniversary 

BONUS: Mortal Kombat, Part 1

BONUS: Mortal Kombat, Part 1

January 5, 2022

Happy New Year! As a special bonus to celebrate our flawless victory over 2021, here's part one of our new Ultra 64 DD series on the MORTAL KOMBAT series. In this episode, we're covering the first 4 arcade classics, and the seismic cultural impact they had on the early 90s and beyond. To hear the rest of the series, as well as more than 100 more episodes on everything from METROID to LEGACY OF KAIN, sign up at patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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The Wonderful 101

The Wonderful 101

December 18, 2021

Wonder-eyes, Red! This week, we're playing THE WONDERFUL 101, a weirdo cult artifact and one of the Wii U's most notable exclusive releases! PlatinumGames' hyperactive action game puts you in control of up to 100 masked superheroes who can join together into elaborate shapes to help fight an alien invasion! It's all super creative, but is it any fun? 

Happy holidays to everyone! We'll be taking a slight break through the end of the year but Wii Universe will be back January 1! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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

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Next episode: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist 

BONUS: Halo: Combat Evolved (with Scott Burger)

BONUS: Halo: Combat Evolved (with Scott Burger)

December 15, 2021

We've got a special bonus episode for you, courtesy of our top-tier Patreon supporter and good friend Scott Burger! Scott joins us to talk about maybe the most influential game of this century, the game that drove FPS mania to a new level and single-handedly made Microsoft a major player on the gaming scene: HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED! Join us as we celebrate 20 years of Master Chief and company, looking back at the history and singular impact of Bungie's hit series.

If you want to join us on an episode to discuss a game of your choice, check out the Wonder Red tier of patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition / Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition / Batman: Arkham Origins

December 11, 2021

This week we don the cowl and cape to take on two of Batman's best adventures, BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY and BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS! The ARKHAM games are some of the best action-adventure games ever, but how well do these sprawling, cinematic adventures translate to the Wii U? 

To hear a break down of the full ARKHAM series, as well as every other BATMAN game, check out our other show, Ultra 64 DD, at patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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

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Next week's episode: The Wonderful 101 

Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9

December 4, 2021

It's the return of MEGA MAN... sort of. MIGHTY NO. 9, from former Capcom legend Keiji Inafune, apes the style and gameplay of the Blue Bomber almost exactly, but something has gone missing during the game's famously tortured production. This week we're charting the game's early Kickstarter success and long road to release, and seeing if this game and it's army of child robots lives down to it's reputation. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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

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Next week's episode: Batman: Arkham City / Batman: Arkham Origins 

BONUS: Hellblade: Senua‘s Sacrifice (with CJ Baker)

BONUS: Hellblade: Senua‘s Sacrifice (with CJ Baker)

December 1, 2021

For our latest bonus episode, we're delving deep into the human mind for the stunning action game HELLBLADE: SENUA'S SACRIFICE! Special guest CJ Baker joins us to dig into Ninja Theory's audacious, self-published gem, which follows a Pict warrior woman as she attempts to rescue her lover from the Norse realm of Hel. The game explores psychosis and loneliness like few other games have before, using stunning visuals and binaural 3D sound to convey Senua's condition. 

If you want to join us on-air to talk about a game of your choice, sign up at the Wonder Red tier at patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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ESPN Sports Connection

ESPN Sports Connection

November 27, 2021

What hath WII SPORTS wrought? Well, ESPN SPORTS CONNECTION for one thing! This week, we're playing Ubisoft's attempt at the casual-gaming phenomenon, featuring six different minigames with GamePad control! Join us for all your favorites: tennis! Golf! Soccer! Football! Baseball!... Kart racing? 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

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

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Next week's episode: Mighty No. 9

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