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Knockout Kings 2000 / Ready 2 Rumble Boxing / Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2

Knockout Kings 2000 / Ready 2 Rumble Boxing / Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2

October 17, 2020

This week, we're more than prepared to rumble as we're taking on the sweet science, boxing! We played three boxing games this week: EA's more realistic KNOCKOUT KINGS 2000, and two games in Midway's goofball arcade series READY 2 RUMBLE BOXING! Of course, this means plenty of fascinating history, no small amount of PUNCH-OUT talk, and everyone's favorite: a Michael Buffer minigame. 

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: Top Gear Rally / Top Gear Overdrive / Top Gear Rally 2 / Top Gear Hyperbike 

Beyond 64: Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

Beyond 64: Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

October 14, 2020

Surprise! In honor of my favorite time of year, we're making our latest Patreon episode available to the public for free! If you like this, be sure to check out more than 30 other bonus episodes at patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

For this month's Beyond 64, we asked our Patrons to put forward some spooky games for us to play for October, and the voters selected FATAL FRAME II: CRIMSON BUTTERFLY! This unique spin on survival horror is considered by some to be the scariest game of all time; does this ghostly shutter-shooter live up to it's reputation?

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (with Maddie Copp)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (with Maddie Copp)

October 10, 2020

It's all about Nintendo's adorable, insatiable pink puffball this week, as Maddie Copp (@othatsraspberry) joins us to play KIRBY 64: THE CRYSTAL SHARDS. The character makes his 3D debut in a big way, offering dozens of new powers and some cute new friends, but does the game itself hold up? Also, we look at the rich, and surprisingly seedy, history of the character, reveal the amazing history behind Kirby's namesake, and ponder the most important question: what does Kirby feel like? 

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: Knockout Kings 2000 / Ready 2 Rumble Boxing / Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 

FIFA Soccer 64 / FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 / FIFA 99

FIFA Soccer 64 / FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 / FIFA 99

October 3, 2020

We're closing out our series on soccer this week with the big daddy of all football games, EA's blockbuster FIFA series! We look at three games from the N64 era that represent a transitional period for the series. Plus, we look at the history of FIFA games, dig into some player histories, and offer a masterclass on how to tell the perfect joke. 

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: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 

007: The World Is Not Enough

007: The World Is Not Enough

September 26, 2020

GOLDENEYE shook (not stirred) the world when it was released in 1997; so how does the slick, EA-produced sequel stack up? Let's find out! This week, we're playing 007: THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, and as has become tradition, we watched the corresponding movie as well! Join us to talk confusing multiplayer modes and discuss the fascinating enigma that is Dr. Christmas Jones. 

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: FIFA Soccer 64 / FIFA 98: Road to the World Cup / FIFA 99

Mario Party 3 (with Dan Reese, Rosie Crow, and Nicole Vettese)

Mario Party 3 (with Dan Reese, Rosie Crow, and Nicole Vettese)

September 19, 2020

We fought through global pandemics and skies choked with ash, but we still managed to squeeze out a socially-distanced four-player session of MARIO PARTY 3! Take that! We're joined once again by our favorite party people Dan Reese, Rosie Crow, and Nicole Vettese as we play through one of the series' most divisive titles, a game that made a lot of big changes that haven't returned since. Plus, Nicole takes us through the clever new Dual Mode, and we discuss the overwhelming cuteness of a little guy named Tumble. 

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: 007: The World Is Not Enough

Wetrix / Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls / Rat Attack!

Wetrix / Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls / Rat Attack!

September 12, 2020

This week we're taking a trip to the island of misfit N64 games to play three games that don't really fit in anywhere. First, there's the leak-plugging puzzle game WETRIX, followed by the grappling-hook racer IGGY'S RECKIN' BALLS, and then RAT ATTACK, which... also exists. It's the weirdest and wildest selection of games we've encountered so far! 

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 Party 3 

Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion / Turok: Rage Wars

Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion / Turok: Rage Wars

September 5, 2020

We bid a fond farewell to our dinosaur hunting days as we play the last two games in the storied TUROK series on Nintendo 64! First, it's the surprisingly cinematic TUROK 3 brings Lovecraftian horror (and a pretty rad grappling hook) to the TUROK universe. Then, we play the fast, fun, and goofy arena shooter TUROK: RAGE WARS, with it's cache of amazingly weird weapons. 

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: Wetrix / Rat Attack / Iggy's Reckin' Balls 

FREE PATREON PREVIEW: Battletoads 2020

FREE PATREON PREVIEW: Battletoads 2020

September 3, 2020

We're doing something a little different this week: as two self-appointed BATTLETOADS experts, we decided to do a detailed, level-by-level breakdown of the recently released BATTLETOADS reboot! We have a rich, long conversation about all things 'Toads, and it's a ton of fun, so we decided to offer a free preview of it here! If you want to hear the full conversation, plus an additional 30+ episodes on everything from cancelled games to weird imports to beloved hits NOT found on the Nintendo 64, sign up at Patreon.com/ultra64pod for as little as $5 a month! Thanks for your support and we'll see you for our regularly scheduled episode this weekend! 

LEGO Racers / South Park Rally / Mickey’s Speedway USA

LEGO Racers / South Park Rally / Mickey’s Speedway USA

August 29, 2020

We've played MARIO KART and DIDDY KONG RACING, but what about all those other cart racers choking on their gravel? This week, we're looking at three kart racers who made an attempt for the kart racing cup: the crafty LEGO RACERS, the gleefully obscene SOUTH PARK RALLY, and the family-friendly MICKEY'S SPEEDWAY USA. Join us as we look at the forgotten Rare game on the N64, talk power-ups from plastic missiles to talking poop, and get caught up on a ton of reader letters! 

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: Turok Rage Wars / Turok 3: Shadows of Oblivion 

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