Ep. 435 – Kirby’s Adventure

Kirby's Adventure

This week we’re continuing our playthrough of the games on the NES Classic by talking about Kirby’s Adventure, the 1993 Nintendo platformer. We talk about the game for quite a bit but we also try a spicy package from Padawan Joey Webster; dwell on Family Feud; and Dave administers the darkest quiz we’ve ever done on the show!

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Ep. 434 – Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus

We could be out searching for three sacred treasures and squaring off against Medusa’s army, but we decided to just record a podcast episode about Kid Icarus instead. That’s right, we’re still playing through the games on the NES Classic in alphabetical order and now Nintendo’s 1987 action platformer gets its turn in the spotlight. Also: the podcast is now five years old! We open a spicy package from Ruby Baron Paul Clewell of Loaded Cart Podcast, and in honor of the protagonist of Kid Icarus, there is a Famous Pits Quiz.

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Ep. 433 – Ice Climber

Ice Climber

On this week’s episode we eat chocolate with an eight-year old! We also talk about Ice Climber for the NES (a little bit). Spoilers: the Cloud of Negativity reappears! Dave tells a short story that his wife will hate, we answer an email from Listener Jamie, we make fun of dead brave people, and we create a new TADPOG character: Judge David! There is a quiz about Disney villains falling.

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Ep. 432 – Gradius

Gradius

This week we’re firing up the Vic Viper’s engines and talking about Gradius for the NES. We assure you that there is game talk but we also take some time to open an incredible package from Terrified Michelle. There’s grousing about office Christmas parties. There are spoiler-free opinions on The Last Jedi. We come up with concepts for new t-shirts. And there is a Starship quiz.

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Ep. 431 – Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins

Being the wise and courageour podcasters that we are, we feel strongth welling in our bodies. This feeling can only mean one thing: it’s time to talk about Ghosts ‘n Goblins, the 1986 Capcom platformer for the NES. We also talk about difficult games in general, QTPi “mearch”, sexual miscommunications, and Dave administers a “Ghosts or Goblins” quiz.

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Ep. 430 – Galaga

Galaga

We’re talking about Galaga, the 1981 sequel to Galaxian on this episode. Specifically, we’re talking about the bemusingly-named NES port “Galaga: Demons of Death”. We’re recording in a new studio, hereforth known as Blanket Oasis. We talk about the upcoming meet-up (aka TADPOG Prom) at the 2018 Louisville Arcade Expo. There are two quizzes: a Gal Quiz and an Alien Bugs Quiz, and we wrap things up by answering listener voicemail.

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Ep. 429 – Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

We, TADPOG, will knock you all down!! Just kidding! We just want to podcast about Final Fantasy, the 1987 role-playing game for the NES. We’ve formed our four-person Party of Light by inviting Josh Nance (of Uniracers fame) and Drew Rowland of (Hops and Heroes fame) to guest-host. This is a game-heavy episode for sure, but don’t worry there is a “Weird Final Fantasy Syllable Replacement Quiz”.

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Ep. 428 – Excitebike

Excitebike

This week we’re talking about Excitebike, the 1985 NES racing game by Nintendo. That’s right. You could say we’re back on track (har-har) to play through the 30 games on the NES Classic. Don’t worry, we also come up with Fantastic Four employment parallels, we talk about the middle school overall craze, there’s a Bike Quiz, and we answer listener voicemail.

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Ep. 427 – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

We take up arms and storm Dracula’s tower on this episode of the podcast where we try to deliver just the wettest Castlevania III conversation that you can imagine. When we’re not talking about whips, stairs and monsters, we’re talking about making friends, inappropriate Facebook posts, and we open a listener package from Executive Producer Janie. There’s a Curse Quiz and we answer some listener voice mail.

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Ep. 426 – Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

The year is 19XX. The nuclear war was not friendly to the world. Crawling out from underneath the irradiated rubble are two young men brave enough to discuss Double Dragon II: The Revenge—Tyler and Dave. Yes, the quest to play all 30 games on the NES Classic continues! There’s a “Double Quiz” courtesy of Sandwich Pope Phil, in addition to conversation about Billy and Jimmy. We also talk about incest, potty training, and reveal Bowser Junior’s secret identity. We also answer some voicemail!

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Ep. 425 – Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Now let’s come out boxing! So far we’ve been playing through the NES Classic games alphabetically, but for this episode we’re switching up the order for a special reason. Drew Rowland (long-time listener, fellow podcaster and friend of the show) is tying the knot with Bailey (of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker fame) this week! Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! is one of Drew’s favorite games of all time, so we’ve decided to talk about it and it’s rerelease, Punch-Out!! (with Mr. Dream), in honor of the upcoming nuptials. Um, we also explore some dark places on this episode…so enjoy that! And don’t forget to join the Nintendo Fan Club today!

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Ep. 424 – Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr.

Oh boy. Wizened Sage Ian joins us to talk about the fourth game on the NES Classic Edition: Donkey Kong Jr. In addition to Donkey Kong Jr., we talk about roller coasters, Amiibo Law, Linksters, and Tyler issues an “Equine or Monkey” Quiz.

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