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Buck Bumble (with Jeremy Hatfield)

Buck Bumble (with Jeremy Hatfield)

July 6, 2019

Right about now it's time to talk about biggity-Buck Bumble! This week we're joined by Jeremy Hatfield to discuss the never-was mascot turned internet sensation Buck Bumble! Buck's one and only game ever produced some frustrating gameplay but that theme song sure is a banger. 

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: Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry / Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction

Golden Nugget 64 (with Nicole Vettese)

Golden Nugget 64 (with Nicole Vettese)

June 29, 2019

We put our cards on the table this week with GOLDEN NUGGET 64, the N64's one and only casino game! Card shark (or is it card sharp?) Nicole Vettese joins us as we play through 10 Vegas staples, from poker to craps, and see if there's any fun to be had from digital betting. Plus: obscure gaming laws! Inappropriate hand gestures! Murderous roulette wheels! And more gambling puns than you can shake a pair of dice at! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli; updated logo by Barry Shaw (thanks Barry) 

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

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Next week's episode: Buck Bumble

GT 64 / NASCAR 99 / NASCAR 2000

GT 64 / NASCAR 99 / NASCAR 2000

June 22, 2019

Start yer engines, motorheads, because this week we're taking on the world of stock car racing! We played the Gran Turismo clone GT 64, and two NASCAR games; that's right, another block of generic racing games! Thank goodness we have some great discussion questions and letters from our lovely listeners to help us pass the time! 

Also, we're now on Instagram! Follow us @ultra64podcast!

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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

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Next week's episode: Golden Nugget 

Blues Brothers 2000 (with Mikayla Nicholson)

Blues Brothers 2000 (with Mikayla Nicholson)

June 15, 2019

Everybody needs somebody to love, but does anyone love BLUES BROTHERS 2000? This week, we played the baffling adaptation of the flop 1998 movie, and as a bonus, we watched the flop 1998 movie with resident film expert Mikayla Nicholson! Join us as we explore the history of the Blues Brothers, meet infamous developers Titus, and try to think of a property LESS worthy of a video game than this movie. 

And don't forget out contest for the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time vinyl soundtrack is on until June 22nd! To enter, retweet the pinned post on our Twitter page for one entry; leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcast or tag us with #ultra64 in your favorite Zelda memories for two entries; or come up with some creative way of promoting the show through music, art, or some other form for three entries. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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

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Next week's episode: GT 64 / NASCAR 99 / NASCAR 2000

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (with Caleb Sanders)

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (with Caleb Sanders)

June 8, 2019

Hey! Listen! We've got one of the biggest and best games of all time this week! We're joined by amateur Zelda historian Caleb Sanders to dig into the rich history, the confusing timelines, and the troubled production that lead to Ocarina of Time. It's a super-sized episode for a super-sized game.

Plus, we're giving away a copy of the Ocarina of Time Soundtrack! It's a beautiful vinyl pressing from IAm8Bit and would make an excellent addition to anyone's collection. There are three ways to enter: retweet our pinned post @ultra64podcast on Twitter for one entry; give us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts for two entries; and find some other creative way to promote the show (art, videos, etc.) and you'll get three entries. Do all three, and that's six entries! Contest is open until June 22nd!

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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

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Next week's episode: Blues Brothers 2000

Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers

Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers

June 1, 2019

We're delving deep into the dungeons of Castle Shadowgate for SHADOWGATE 64: TRIALS OF THE FOUR TOWERS, a puzzle/adventure/RPG hybrid that puts the "meh" in medieval! We look into the history of one of the most niche genres in gaming, the MacVenture, and explore a rich fantasy mythology that has had surprising staying power. 
And don't miss next week, when we cover one of the biggest games of all time, LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME! We'll be giving away a beautiful copy of the soundtrack on vinyl, so don't forget to tune in for your chance to win!

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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

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Next week's episode: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

BONUS: Full Interview with Dan Amrich

BONUS: Full Interview with Dan Amrich

May 29, 2019

As a special treat, here is the full-length interview with NBA HANGTIME secret character Dan Amrich! We talk about Dan's long career in games journalism, his experience voicing a character in THE SIMS, and having Mark Hamill as a fan! Thanks again to Dan for hanging out with us, and check out his Twitter at @DanAmrich! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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Next episode: Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers

 

NBA Hangtime / NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC (with Dan Amrich)

NBA Hangtime / NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC (with Dan Amrich)

May 25, 2019

Boomshakalaka! This week, we're revisiting our long-lost episode, and we're doing it in style. We played the arcade-sports classic NBA HANGTIME and its sequel, the awkwardly-named NBA SHOWTIME: NBA ON NBC, but we're not in it alone: we're joined by gaming journalist/author/Palette-Swap Ninja lead singer/all-around good dude Dan Amrich, who tells the story of just how he came to be a hidden character in HANGTIME! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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

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Next week's episode: Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers 

South Park (with Emily Aguila)

South Park (with Emily Aguila)

May 18, 2019

Open up a box of Cheesy Poofs and get ready to respect our authori-tah, because this week we're talking about SOUTH PARK, the first-person shooter that was the must-have game for edgelords in 1998! Emily Aguila, friend of the show and host of WORLD OF TOMORROW and GOING CAST, joins us to work out our complicated feelings for the show, and our less-complicated feelings about the game. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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

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Next week's episode: NBA Hangtime / NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC

Bass Hunter 64 / Bassmasters 2000

Bass Hunter 64 / Bassmasters 2000

May 11, 2019

Gather up your worms and head on down to the ol' fishin' hole, because this week we're going fishing! We played BASS HUNTER 64 and BASSMASTERS 2000, the two sport fishing games for the N64, and we had a hell of time doing it! Join us to discuss our personal fishing histories, argue over the best and worst fishing games, and generally gripe about how hard it is to catch bass! 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

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

Twitter: @ultra64podcast

Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com 

Next week's episode: South Park