In this episode, we kick off 1992 with a completely bug-free Earth Defense Force. Then it’s time to hop in our time machines to rescue some cave babes (shudder) with Joe & Mac. Then we dive into a somewhat overlooked SNES RPG with Ys III: Wanderers from Ys, which takes the popular Ys formula and literally flips it on its side. Finally, we look at Nolan Ryan’s Baseball and realize that, yup it sure is more baseball.
We’ve come to the end of 1991. There are just two games left to talk about and instead of jumping into the games of 1992, Emmy Zero and SteampunkLink decide to look back on the first year (well half of a year) of the SNES’s life. So after some lively discussion about Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 and Super Off Road, they chat a bit about how the list stands as 1991 draws to a close and some of their favorite games, or just games they found fascinating.
Today, SteampunkLink and Emmy Zero team up to talk about Lagoon as Emmy Zero just wishes she was playing a proper Ys game instead. Then we it’s time to get into John Candy’s van in a hasty trip to check on Kevin in Chicago. They’re talking about Home Alone, in case you missed the reference there. Then it’s off in their helicopter for D-Force. It’s a rough trip but it’s all worth it as they finish up with Super Castlevania IV.
In this episode, SteampunkLink and Emmy Zero get a little controversial with their declaration that Capcom classic Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts is a bad game.
Wow, we have a pair of real classics in this one. We had so much to say about Actraiser and Final Fantasy II, that this is our longest episode ever. We talked for nearly two hours, but because we love you, we managed to cut it down to just under an hour.
We talk a lot about the history of a popular manga series in Japan, a long-running Japanese TV superhero, an arcade classic, and an old tabletop game about football. We discuss a lot of things that happened in the 80s! And I guess we talk about some Super NES games as well.
Do you enjoy baseball, chess, old arcade games, or being god? If so, then have we ever got an episode for you. Emmy and Link start with a chat about the SNES port of the PC god-sim Populous. Then it’s on to the dubiously licensed Super Bases Loaded. Super R-Type is up next and rounding everything out is The Chessmaster. What’s better than a game of chess against a tough but slow computer opponent while the same piece of music plays over and over again?
Things get a bit strange today, as SteampunkLink and Emmy Zero dive into the month of September 1991. They examine rail-shooter Hyperzone which features double the Mode 7 (Mode 14?) Then it’s double the Hal with Hal’s Hole in One and SteampunkLink explains his issue with golf video games. Then they look at Drakkhen, one of the strangest RPGs to release on the system. Finally, they talk about the SNES’s Final Fight port and learn that sometimes two players are better than one.
On this episode Emmy Zero and SteampunkLink cover the non-Super Mario World games that came out in the first month of the Super NES’s lifespan. On the whole, it’s a pretty solid lineup boasting quality that any video game system would be lucky to have in its first month of life.
Hey everyone! Welcome to SNEScapades. In this pilot episode (which we’re calling Episode Zero) Emmy Zero and SteampunkLink talk about their goals for the series and go into a lengthy chat about the title that came packed-in with the system in North America, Super Mario World.