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Harvest Moon 64 (with Rosie Crow and Mikayla Nicholson)

Harvest Moon 64 (with Rosie Crow and Mikayla Nicholson)

March 30, 2019

Our old friends Rosie and Mikayla join us once again to talk about the laconic thrills of HARVEST MOON 64, the gentle, unassuming farming RPG that gets real addictive real fast. We talk about the history of sim games, talk some tricky gender politics around games, try not to turn into a STARDEW VALLEY podcast, and only barely make any hoe jokes.

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: Starcraft 64 

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

March 23, 2019

It's our 75th episode, and to celebrate we've turned our game selection over to our lovely listeners! And you picked STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE, which is great, because it gives us an excuse to get into the rich and weird world of the STAR WARS Expanded Universe! Join us as we take Dash Rendar on his tangentially-related adventures between EMPIRE and JEDI, and find out if this early N64 favorite holds up or should be sent down the garbage chute. 

Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 

Logo by Steve Guntli 

Theme song: "Truck" by The Octopus Project 

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Next week's episode: Harvest Moon 64 

Duke Nukem 64 / Duke Nukem: Zero Hour (with Lynsey Pennington)

Duke Nukem 64 / Duke Nukem: Zero Hour (with Lynsey Pennington)

March 16, 2019

Hail to the king (of misogynistic, retrograde toxic masculinity), baby! This week, we're revisiting the uniquely 90's DUKE NUKEM 64 and its spin-off, DUKE NUKEM: ZERO HOUR. Friend of the show Lynsey Pennington is back to help us dig through the sordid history of Duke's inception, wrestling with just how the hell to control these games, and introduce Steve to this mysterious concept called... porn? 

Also, thanks to everyone who voted in our listener contest! You have spoken and we have listened: for our 75th episode, we will be playing STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE! 

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: STAR WARS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE 

WCW/nWo World Tour / WWF War Zone / WCW/nWo Revenge (with Blake Goetsch)

WCW/nWo World Tour / WWF War Zone / WCW/nWo Revenge (with Blake Goetsch)

March 9, 2019

We're finally jumping into the squared circle to challenge our first batch of wrestling games, and man, is there a lot to dig into! Luckily, we've got wrestling fan Blake Goetsch to help us dig through the wild history, fascinating characters, and our own complicated feelings about professional wrestling. We tackle the first three wrestling games for the system, WCW/nWo WORLD TOUR, WWF WAR ZONE, and WCW/nWo REVENGE, and try desperately to keep our facts straight. 

Also, our poll to pick the game for our 75th episode is still up and running for another week! Don't forget to head over to ultra64podcast.com to cast your vote by March 16th to determine what we play! 

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: Duke Nukem 64/ Duke Nukem: Zero Hour

Dr. Mario (with Kathy Peacock Duncan and Nicole Vettese)

Dr. Mario (with Kathy Peacock Duncan and Nicole Vettese)

March 2, 2019

This week, we’re joined by Dr. Mario enthusiast Kathy Peacock Duncan, and actual doctor Nicole Vettese to discuss DR. MARIO 64, one of Nintendo’s premiere puzzle games. Join us as we look back at the history of the franchise, discuss how DM64 is actually a secret Wario game, and help us settle the debate once and for all: are Mario and Dr. Mario the same person?

Also, we’re coming up on our 75th episode, and as has become a tradition, we want you to help us choose what we play! Head over to ultra64podcast.com and cast your vote to help move a game up the list!

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: WCW/nWo World Tour, WWF War Zone, and WCW/nWo Revenge

Disney’s Tarzan (with Mikayla Nicholson)

Disney’s Tarzan (with Mikayla Nicholson)

February 23, 2019

Swing into action with DISNEY'S TARZAN, the action platformer based on the weirdly forgotten 1999 movie of the same name! We're joined once again by Disney correspondent Mikayla Nicholson as we discuss the history of Edgar Rice Burroughs' timeless character, watch and review the film in question, and play the game itself, in all of it's chiptuned-Phil-Collins glory! Does TARZAN deserve to be amongst the ranks of other Disney platformers like ALADDIN and THE LION KING, or does it go the way of HOME ON THE RANGE? 

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: Dr. Mario 64 

NFL Blitz/ Blitz 2000 / Blitz 2001 / Blitz Special Edition (with Josiah Coolidge)

NFL Blitz/ Blitz 2000 / Blitz 2001 / Blitz Special Edition (with Josiah Coolidge)

February 16, 2019

It's time to tackle another N64 football franchise, one that hopefully won't make Steve have an aneurysm: we're playing all four NFL BLITZ games, and we're savoring the ultra-violent, arcade-style goofiness. We're joined once again by Josiah Coolidge to talk turbo boosters, late hits, and the NFL's sketchy history of dealing with violence. Plus, Steve gets more facts wrong about football! 

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: Disney's Tarzan 

Bomberman Hero / Charlie Blast’s Territory

Bomberman Hero / Charlie Blast’s Territory

February 9, 2019

The prodigal Bomberman returns this week for one of his weirder entries: BOMBERMAN HERO, a single-player platformer with absolutely no multiplayer whatsoever. Does the lack of the core feature of the Bomberman series hurt the experience, or should you blast through anyway? Speaking of blast, we also played the oddball puzzle-platformer CHARLIE BLAST'S TERRITORY, a port of a game that hadn't yet been released with a totally different character and different title. Things get weird. 

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: NFL Blitz / NFL Blitz 2000 / NFL Blitz 2001 / NFL Blitz Special Edition 

Killer Instinct Gold / Flying Dragon (with Dion Fountain)

Killer Instinct Gold / Flying Dragon (with Dion Fountain)

February 2, 2019

We're jumping back into the ring for another round of fighting games; this time, we're playing the bizarre fighter/RPG hybrid FLYING DRAGON and Rare's once and future MORTAL KOMBAT killer, KILLER INSTINCT GOLD! We're joined by fighting game superfan Dion Fountain as we attempt to make (and break) combos, parse through obtuse character backstories, and explore our knowledge of perverted arcade games. 

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: Bomberman Hero / Charlie Blast's Territory 

 

Off-Road Challenge/ Monster Truck Madness 64/ Destruction Derby 64

Off-Road Challenge/ Monster Truck Madness 64/ Destruction Derby 64

January 26, 2019

Truck yeah! It's time for another round of generic racing games. This time, we're getting down and dirty with a trio of redneck racing staples, OFF-ROAD CHALLENGE, MONSTER TRUCK MADNESS 64, and DESTRUCTION DERBY 64. And guess what? One of these is our new worst game. Which one? Listen and find out. 
Also listen to hear us answer discussion questions from you, our listeners! And if you want us to answer one of your questions on a future racing episode, send your question to our email or Twitter accounts. 

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: Killer Instinct Gold/ Flying Dragon