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Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 / Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 / Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts

April 10, 2021

Crack a beer and pass the ammunition because this week we're going huntin' with two Cabela's branded games, DANGEROUS HUNTS 2013 and BIG GAME HUNTER: PRO HUNTS! It should come as little surprise that our intrepid hosts have little experience hunting, so we brought in the big guns: Cody Laveau, a musician, filmmaker, and self-proclaimed rhino wrangler who works at a private animal reserve in Texas! Cody talks us through the finer points of animal conservation and ethical hunting, while we dig in to the history of hunting games, the Cabela's superstore, and gloriously crappy plastic peripherals. 

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: Turbo: Super Stunt Squad 

FIFA 13

FIFA 13

April 3, 2021

We're back on the pitch for maybe the last time, and man, a whole lot has changed since the Nintendo 64. We played FIFA 13, the only and only association football game on the Wii U, and we're digging in to the treasure trove of modes and features that this modern soccer title has to offer. We're talking realistic animations, extensive management options, complex player physics, and so much more; is it all a little too much for the casual player or can non-sportos like us find something to like here? 

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: Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 / Cabela's Big Game Hunters: Pro Hunts 

LEGO Jurassic World

LEGO Jurassic World

March 27, 2021

This week, we're discussing LEGO JURASSIC WORLD, the first of our many LEGO games on this show, and it's the best opportunity we've had yet to talk about Jurassic Park! We look at the history of the franchise, look back on the magical year when it was all dinosaurs all the time, and see how this one stacks up to the other LEGO adventures! Was it worth waiting 65 million years, or is it one big pile of shit? Find out now!

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: FIFA 13

007 Legends

007 Legends

March 20, 2021

We've done our deep dives on games from Bond's heyday, but this week we're looking at the game that may have finally jumped the shark! We played 007 LEGENDS, a FPS that pays tributes to the history of James Bond by letting you play as Daniel Craig's Bond across six different eras of the character. Does Activision's shooter kill the franchise, or is there a secret gem to be found here? 

And if you want to hear us talk more Bond (like, all of it), head over to Patreon.com/ultra64pod to listen to our ongoing series about the games of James Bond! 

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: LEGO Jurassic World

Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight

March 13, 2021

Dig it, baby: this week, we're talking about indie darling SHOVEL KNIGHT from Yacht Club Games! This humble, spade-bearing hero helped launch a second wave of indie-gaming hits, and has become the unofficial mascot of the indie scene in the process! We talk about the game's inception as a Kickstarter-funded project, the multiple expansions and spin-offs, and dig deep into the influences that went into making this charming action platformer. 

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: 007 Legends 

Nintendo Land

Nintendo Land

March 6, 2021

We're back, baby! New day, new system: we're moving on from the Nintendo 64 and heading out into the untamed wilderness that is the Wii U! For this inaugural episode of Wii Universe, we're taking an in-depth look at the system itself, the rise and fall of the console that was supposed to be heir apparent to the Wii but wound up being one of Nintendo's biggest flops. Then, we're buying a season pass to NINTENDO LAND, the pack-in tech demo/party game that pays loving homage to Nintendo throughout the years! 

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: Shovel Knight 

Bonus: What the Golf? (with Elliot Jay O’Neill and BT Calloway)

Bonus: What the Golf? (with Elliot Jay O’Neill and BT Calloway)

March 4, 2021

We've got another bonus episode, courtesy of our Superstar-tier Patreon supporters Elliot Jay O'Neill and BT Calloway, and we're finally answering the question that has plagued gamers for years now: GOLF?? 

We're playing Triband's goofy, addictive mobile game WHAT THE GOLF, the surprising killer app from the newly-launched Apple Arcade! We dig in to the fast-paced golfing antics and take a look at the history of mobile gaming! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli

Ultra 64 DD: Legacy Of War, Part 1: The Classic Era of CONTRA

Ultra 64 DD: Legacy Of War, Part 1: The Classic Era of CONTRA

February 3, 2021

We've just launched our brand-new, Patreon-exclusive series Ultra 64 DD, and to celebrate, we're making the first episode available for FREE! Join us as we do a deep dive into Konami's CONTRA series, starting with six games from the "classic" era of the beloved run-and-gun shooter! 

If you want to hear more, head over to Patreon.com/ultra64pod and sign up for as little as $5/month! Right now the show is going to air twice a month, but if we hit our $400/month Patron stretch goal, we'll be making U64DD a WEEKLY occurrence! That's twice the Ultra 64 in your earholes! Check it out now at Patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

Goodbye, Nintendo 64…

Goodbye, Nintendo 64…

January 23, 2021

It's all been building up to this! We're saying goodbye to the Nintendo 64 with a massive final episode! We've aggregated our lists into one definitive ranking of Nintendo 64 games, and we're going over the entire list, sharing memories and thoughts on the games as we go! Again, a massive thank you to everyone who has listened, guested, and helped make this show possible! Stay subscribed! We'll be back with Wii Universe on March 6! 

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 episode: Meet the Wii U / Nintendo Land!

 

Tonic Trouble

Tonic Trouble

January 16, 2021

This is it! We've finally done it: the VERY LAST GAME in the Nintendo 64 catalog! It's all been leading to this: TONIC TROUBLE, a forgotten platformer from the creator of RAYMAN! You play as a hapless space janitor who spills a magical tonic onto Earth, making all the world's vegetables come to life, so naturally we have to discuss the moral and ethical ramifications of that. 

The catalog may be over, but we're not done with the N64 just yet! Tune in next week for an extra-EXTRA-long episode where we look back at the entire show and unveil the definitive ranking of all N64 games! 

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: Goodbye, Nintendo 64...

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