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.