Ultra 64
Gex 64: Enter the Gecko / Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko

Gex 64: Enter the Gecko / Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko

May 30, 2020

It's tail time! This week, we're playing two of the quippiest platformers on the system, GEX 64: ENTER THE GECKO and it's sequel, GEX 3: DEEP COVER GECKO! The sardonic lizard has a deep bench of pop culture references and nowhere else to send them but straight into your earholes! We talk about Gex's origins as the star of the Panasonic 3DO, explore the ethical ramifications of lizard-on-human love, and generally try to keep ourselves from getting a headache. 

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: S.C.A.R.S. / Road Rash 64 / Carmageddon 64

Body Harvest (with Mikel Reparaz)

Body Harvest (with Mikel Reparaz)

May 23, 2020

Fans of GRAND THEFT AUTO, get ready to meet the granddaddy of 3D sandbox games! This week, we're playing BODY HARVEST, the influential early open-world game from the makers of GTA! We're joined by the wonderful Mikel Reparaz (@wikiparaz), host of the Vidjagame Apocalypse podcast, to help break down all the tractor-stealing, bug-blasting, body-harvesting action! 

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: Gex 64: Enter the Gecko / Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko 

BONUS: Viscera Cleanup Detail (with Andy Bowman)

BONUS: Viscera Cleanup Detail (with Andy Bowman)

May 20, 2020

We've got another special bonus episode for you all, courtesy of our Superstar-tier Patreon supporter Andy Bowman! Andy, co-host of the Geek 101 podcast, joins us to chat about his pick: VISCERA CLEANUP DETAIL. This oddball indie casts you as a janitor, tasked with cleaning up after the most brutal horror movie set pieces, and it's... oddly relaxing? Thanks so much to Andy for supporting the show, and if you want to join us to talk about a game of your choice, sign up at the Superstar tier on Patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon / Goemon’s Great Adventure (with Blair Gorman)

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon / Goemon’s Great Adventure (with Blair Gorman)

May 16, 2020

GO FOR IT! This week, we're travelling to a wacky, magical Feudal Japan with MYSTICAL NINJA STARRING GOEMON and GOEMON'S GREAT ADVENTURE! Fan-favorite guest Blair Gorman (@SKELETON_BLOOD_) is back to help us tackle these utterly delightful adventure games. We learn about the history of the GOEMON series, learn about the real-life folk hero that inspired the character, and we finally, FINALLY rebrand as the first male stripper podcast! 

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: Body Harvest 

 

BONUS: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (with Jordan Collins)

BONUS: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (with Jordan Collins)

May 13, 2020

Surprise! Courtesy of our Superstar-tier Patreon supporter Jordan Collins, this week we're talking about MARIO KART 8 DELUXE, the biggest (and best?) iteration of MARIO KART to date! Jordan joins us to talk about the evolution of the series and walk us through our very first online races! Plus: piranha plant cops-and-robbers! The sad fate of the Wii U! And racing that literally drives us up the wall! 

If you want to join us to talk about any game of your choice, head over to Patreon.com/ultra64pod and sign up at the Superstar tier! Slots are limited, so act fast! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 

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WinBack: Covert Operations

WinBack: Covert Operations

May 9, 2020

Duck and cover! This week, we're talking about one of the most influential games you've never heard of, WINBACK: COVERT OPERATIONS! This scrappy little METAL GEAR-a-like actually invented what we think of as modern cover-based shooters; there effectively is no GEARS OF WAR or UNCHARTED without WINBACK. The game is innovative, but is it any fun to play? Plus: we discuss the dating status of Jean-Luc Cougar, tell the tale of the mysterious villain known as Gunt, and speculate once again just what is in all those damn crates. 

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: Mystical Ninja starring Goemon / Goemon's Great Adventure

Tigger’s Honey Hunt (with Mikayla Nicholson)

Tigger’s Honey Hunt (with Mikayla Nicholson)

May 2, 2020

I hope y'all are ready to bounce, because bouncing is what Tigger's do best, and this week we're talking about TIGGER'S HONEY HUNT! Our wonderful Disney correspondent Mikayla Nicholson joins us to look into the history of the residents of the Hundred-Acre Wood. We even watch 2000's THE TIGGER MOVIE to really inundate ourselves in all things T-I-Double Guh- Er, and discover one of the best-looking games on the Nintendo 64! 

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: WinBack: Covert Operations

Hexen: Beyond Heretic / John Romero’s Daikatana

Hexen: Beyond Heretic / John Romero’s Daikatana

April 25, 2020

What hath DOOM wrought? This week, we're playing two games that budded off from the intensely successful FPS series: the sword-and-sorcery variant HEXEN: BEYOND HERETIC, and JOHN ROMERO'S DAIKATANA, one of the most legendary flops in gaming history from the bad-boy visionary behind id Software's megahit. Is HEXEN a worthy successor? Is DAIKATANA as bad as you've heard? And just what happened during the production of that game? All of these answers and more!

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: Tigger's Honey Hunt 

Midway’s Greatest Arcade Hits, Volume 1

Midway’s Greatest Arcade Hits, Volume 1

April 18, 2020

This week, I HUNGER... for some classic arcade games! And Midway delivers with MIDWAY'S GREATEST ARCADE HITS, VOLUME 1, a compilation of six beloved games from the golden age of arcades! Join us as we dig into the history of ROBOTRON 2084, JOUST, SINISTAR, ROOT BEER TAPPER, SPY HUNTER, and DEFENDER! Run, run, run, don't walk! 

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: Hexen: Beyond Heretic / John Romero's Daikatana

BONUS: An Interview with Kaze Emanuar

BONUS: An Interview with Kaze Emanuar

April 15, 2020

Today, we're dipping our toes into the inspired and unpredictable world of SUPER MARIO 64 ROM hacks, and who better to guide a couple old fuddy-duddies into this world than Kaze Emanuar, the prolific ROM hacking superstar behind MARIO 64: LAST IMPACT, MARIO 64 ONLINE, and SUPER MARIO 64 X OCARINA OF TIME! We interview Kaze about his ROM hacking origins, get his recommendations on what to play, and talk about his upcoming projects. 

Also, check out Patreon.com/ultra64pod for a more in-depth discussion of mods and ROM hacks, as well as reviews of two of Kaze's games! That episode and many others are available now for only $5 a month! 

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) 

Twitter: @ultra64podcast 

Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com 

Instagram: @ultra64podcast 

Patreon: patreon.com/ultra64pod