Namco Museum 64 (With Nicole Vettese)

December 8, 2018

Nicole Vettese joins us once again to take a trip back into the golden age of arcade games with the compilation game NAMCO MUSEUM 64! This greatest-hits cart has PAC-MAN, MS. PAC-MAN, GALAGA, GALAXIANS, DIG-DUG, and POLE POSITION, so you'd best believe we're gonna nerd out about it. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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Next week's episode: Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine 

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Monopoly (with Katie Bray and Danielle Rupinski)

December 1, 2018

This week, we're joined by Danielle Rupinski (owner of the Rook and Rogue board game pub) and Katie Bray (all around awesome person) to discuss the N64 adaptation of MONOPOLY, the world's most famous board game. Join us as we dig into the sordid history of the game, it's evolution from a socialist teaching tool to a capitalist fever dream, and it's reputation as a destroyer of families. 

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

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Next week's episode: Namco Museum 64 

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All-Star Baseball 99 - 2001 (with Josiah Coolidge and Dan Reese)

November 24, 2018

We're trying something a little different this week! Since baseball is inherently kind of boring to talk about, and since we've already covered it once before, this week Steve and Woody provide running commentary as Josiah Coolidge and Dan Reese play ALL-STAR BASEBALL live in the studio! Expect thrilling action, rambling non-sequitors, inappropriate references to 9/11, and lots of cheesy announcer voices! 

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

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Next week's episode: Monopoly

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Yoshi’s Story (with Lynsey Pennington and Kyle Duncan Graham)

November 17, 2018

And the theme song is stuck in your head.... now. This week, we played the candy-coated platform YOSHI'S STORY, a game that, for all it's saccharine cuteness, is pretty divisive among gamers. We're joined by our old friend Lynsey, and by Kyle Duncan Graham, host of the Infinite Grenade Launcher podcast. Special thanks to Kevin Kim for the recording on Kyle's end.

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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Next week's episode: All-Star Baseball 99-2001. 

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Aero Gauge / F-Zero X / Wipeout 64 (with Ollie Brady)

November 10, 2018

This week we're going to fly like eagles into the future, as we examine a trio of high-speed futuristic racers. We're joined by everyone's favorite Irishman, Ollie Brady of the Best Acquaintances podcast, to determine which light speed racer actually has a future. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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Next week's episode: All-Star Baseball 99-2001

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Resident Evil 2 (with Lynsey Pennington)

November 3, 2018

Just in time to be late for Halloween, we played Capcom's OG spook-em-up, Resident Evil 2! Horror superfan Lynsey Pennington joins us once more to talk about the legendary horror series and it's surprisingly accomplished N64 port. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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Next week's episode: Aero Gauge / F-Zero X / Wipeout 64

 

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BONUS EPISODE! Cancelled Games, Part 1

October 31, 2018

Surprise! We have an extra episode for y'all this week! Since Ultra 64 is now celebrating it's 1-year anniversary, we thought we'd break format a bit and talk about a few games that were meant to come out for the Nintendo 64 but never did. This week, we played a couple games that eventually found their way onto the Gamecube, and talk about some of the rumored games that sadly never came to be. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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Theme song: "Truck" by the Octopus Project (theoctopusproject,com)

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Ogre Battle 64: Person of a Lordly Caliber (with John Brandon)

October 27, 2018

This week we played the RPG-iest RPG on the system, Atlas' OGRE BATTLE 64! Obviously we needed some backup to tackle this hugely complex tactical RPG, so we brought in an expert: John Brandon, co-host of the exceptional SQUARE ROOTS podcast! John joins us to talk about the history of tactical RPGs, the appeal of playing a game that requires at least one degree to learn, and of course, the music of Queen. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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Next week's episode: Resident Evil 2 

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Earthworm Jim 3D

October 20, 2018

Know what's groovy? Earthworm Jim! The 16-bit icon had a brief but memorable impact on the gaming world, and this week we're evaluating his one and only foray into the world of 3D! Know what's less groovy? Problematic creators! But we'll get into that, plus all the pig-wrasslin', cow-launchin', worm-whippin' action you can stomach. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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Next week's episode: Ogre Battle 64: Person of a Lordly Caliber

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day (with Zack Strong)

October 14, 2018

Holy *%^$ing hell, this week's episode is a &%^*ing doozy. We played Rare's infamously filthy platformer CONKER'S BAD FUR DAY, with our old friend Zack Strong. The game is notorious in gaming circles for it's profanity and crass content, but is it actually any good? Find out now! 

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Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

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

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Next week's episode: Earthworm Jim 3D

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