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ZombiU

ZombiU

December 3, 2022

Crank up your flashlights and keep your cricket bats at the ready, because this week we're travelling to foggy London to take on the zombie apocalypse with Ubisoft's ZOMBIU! This launch game set out to be Ubi's Wii U killer app, and uses the GamePad in some of the most creative ways we've seen so far; do the game's ambitious survival mechanics make it memorable, or is this just one more for the zombie horde? 

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: Paper Mario: Color Splash 

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker / Kirby and the Rainbow Curse / Yoshi’s Woolly World (with Lynsey Pennington)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker / Kirby and the Rainbow Curse / Yoshi’s Woolly World (with Lynsey Pennington)

November 26, 2022

This week, we've got three of Nintendo's cutest characters in perhaps the most adorable forms they've ever been in! I mean, come on, Kirby is made of clay! Yoshi is made of wool! Toad has a little pith helmet! What more do you need? Lynsey Pennington returns to help us tackle the simple yet charming puzzle adventure CAPTAIN TOAD: TREASURE TRACKER; then, we draw the line for the touch-screen heavy platformer KIRBY AND THE RAINBOW CURSE; and finally, we're unravelling the latest adventure of everyone's favorite green dinosaur with YOSHI'S WOOLLY WORLD! 

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: ZombiU

BONUS: The Kid Icarus Trilogy (with Elliot Jay O’Neill)

BONUS: The Kid Icarus Trilogy (with Elliot Jay O’Neill)

November 23, 2022

We've reached the very last episode of Bonus 64, and we're closing it out by playing an unheralded Nintendo series with one of our favorite friends and supporters! Elliot Jay O'Neill is back to discuss the KID ICARUS series! From it's origins as one of the earliest NES games to it's long-delayed revival on the 3DS, old Pit has had a fascinating trajectory over the last nearly 40 years. We're playing the infamously tough original, it's Game Boy sequel OF MYTHS AND MONSTERS, and the strange and ambitious 3DS launch title KID ICARUS: UPRISING! Prepare for amazing 3D shooting and some serious hand cramps! 

This marks the last of our Patreon-supported bonus episodes, but we still have more than 200 bonus eps available for just $5 a month at Patreon.com/ultra64pod! We want to thank Elliot and all of our Patrons once again for all the amazing support over the years! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Corinne Kempen 

Instagram: @ultra64podcast 

Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com 

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (with Mikel Reparaz)

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (with Mikel Reparaz)

November 19, 2022

FIRE EMBLEM. SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI. Two great tastes that taste great together? That's what we're finding out this week as we play the JRPG mash-up TOKYO MIRAGE SESSIONS #FE! This week, we're joined by one of our faves, Vidjagame Apocalypse host Mikel Reparaz, who helps us talk through this ambitious crossover that takes its two fantasy series and blends them with the world of Japanese pop music. Is this destined for superstardom or is it another one-hit wonder? 

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: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker / Kirby and the Rainbow Curse / Yoshi's Woolly World 

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper / Hyrule Warriors

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper / Hyrule Warriors

November 12, 2022

It's time to hack and slash our way through endless hordes with some historically-sourced heroes, because this week we're playing two games in the WARRIORS series! Koei's action series helped the company graduate from stodgy strategy RPGs to epic action, and the franchise has gone from Three Kingdoms-era China to Nintendo's mythical land of Hyrule. Does the simple formula still hold up, or has the repetitive gameplay worn out it's welcome like we wear out the Y button? 

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: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Smurfs 2 / Penguins of Madagascar / Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (with Ailish Collins)

Smurfs 2 / Penguins of Madagascar / Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (with Ailish Collins)

November 5, 2022

The cheapie movie-tie in genre thrived on the Wii U, but today we're playing our last batch of low-effort platformers based on cartoons! Obviously, our crappy game correspondent Ailish Collins had to return to help us do justice to games based on SMURFS 2, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, and SNOOPY'S BIG ADVENTURE (based on the 2015 PEANUTS MOVIE). Are these titles about the quality levels you'd expect, or are there some surprises? 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: Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper / Hyrule Warriors 

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 1 and 2

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 1 and 2

October 29, 2022

Pac is Bac, in cartoon form! We're playing PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES 1 and 2, two games based on the popular Disney XD show that briefly brought Pac-Man to a whole new generation. We're contrasting and comparing both games, plus looking at Pac-Man's brief but lucrative history as a platforming star! 

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 Smurfs 2 / Penguins of Madagascar / Snoopy's Grand Adventure 

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition /Darksiders II

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition /Darksiders II

October 22, 2022

For those who want a little apocalyptic mythology and head-slicing thrown in with their ZELDA, the DARKSIDERS series is here to answer the call! We're playing both Wii U entries in THQ's slick adventure game series, playing as different Horsemen of the Apocalypse as we carve through hordes of demons, angels, and all kinds of creepy-crawlies in between. 

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: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventure 1 and 2 

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

October 15, 2022

Hop into the King of Red Lions and hoist your sails, because this week we're playing one of the most beloved games in one of the most beloved series of all time! LEGEND OF ZELDA: WIND WAKER HD is a completely remastered edition of the 2003 GameCube game, featuring a gorgeous native 1080p transition and some subtle but welcome changes to the overall gameplay. While the original game was derided for it's bold new cartoon art style, it's gone on to enjoy a long life as a fan favorite. We're finding out how well this one has held up over the years, and why it might be one of the best arguments yet to dust off your Wii U. 

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: Darksiders / Darksiders II 

Sonic Lost World / Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Sonic Lost World / Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

October 8, 2022

We've played a few games featuring Sonic in supporting roles, but this week, the Blue Blur is taking the spotlight with two games that showcase multiple sides of his gaming persona! First, we're playing SONIC LOST WORLD, a 2D/3D throwback to the heyday of the character when the only rule was, "Gotta Go Fast!" Then, we're looking at the TV-based adventure SONIC BOOM: RISE OF LYRIC, which holds the ignominious distinction as the lowest-rated and lowest-selling game in the whole series; does it transcend it's reputation or has it been fairly maligned? 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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Twitter: @ultra64podcast 

Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com 

Instagram: @ultra64podcast 

Patreon: patreon.com/ultra64pod 

Next week's episode: Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD 

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