Wow! This is a big one, folks. Not only do we add our 50th game to the list, but we’re going to be talking about one of the most beloved games of all time in one of gaming’s most revered franchises. That’s right, it’s Raiden Trad!
In this episode, we’re taking a look at a licensed game that’s actually not too shabby. The Addams Family is proof that not all movie tie-in games belong in the garbage. And then we take a brief look at WWF Super Wrestlemania, the first wrestling game on the SNES. We also talk about the first SNES installments of two well-known series of side-scrollers with Contra III: The Alien Wars and Super Adventure Island. One of them is great and the other… not so much. Which is which? I guess you’ll just have to listen to find out!
We’ve got more golf! But it’s okay, it’s actually pretty good golf.
Sadly, our review of Super Scope Six will have to be put on hold for now. But we do break down Super Smash TV (for big money and big prizes!), Legend of the Mystical Ninja, and… uh… Pit Fighter.
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.