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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Ep. 423 – Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Our alphabetical expedition through the NES Classic Edition continues on this episode. That could only mean one thing: it’s time to talk about Donkey Kong. We talk about Jumpman, we cover a Donkey Kong timeline, and there’s a medical story involving a wiener (a little something for everyone).

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Ep. 422 – Naruto: Gekito Ninja Taisen! 4

Naruto: Gekito Ninja Taisen! 4

Dattebayo! We’re taking a short break from the NES Classic games to talk about one of Dave’s favorite games. Captain Gun Nerd Jon Turley joins us to talk about Naruto: Gekito Ninja Taisen! 4 (aka Naruto Gecko Ninja Mike Tyson), the 2005 GameCube fighting game by Tomy. In addition to talking about the game: we talk about the Naruto anime, we all decide which sitcom couple best parallels our individual relationships with our significant others, and we talk about Star Trek quite a bit. There is a super difficult Naruto quiz!

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Ep. 421 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Castlevania II

What a horrible night to have a curse! Our quest to play and discuss all of the games on the NES Classic Edition continues on this episode where we talk about Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. We also talk about spoopy cereal, procedural television, and it is revealed that Tyler was not eaten by a crocodile contrary to popular belief. There is also a “Rib, Heart, Eye, Nail, or Ring Quiz”.

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Ep. 420 – Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer

REANIMATE! We’re taking a break from playing through the games on the NES Classic long enough to talk about Crypt of the NecroDancer with Rhythm Master Paul and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra. NecroDancer is what it looks like when a rhythm game meets a roguelike dungeon crawler. Aside from game talk, we eat gross jellybeans; Chandra comes at us with some sweet sweet Garfield JOI; there are two (count ’em—two!) quizzes on this episode: a Wizard Quiz and a Necromancer Quiz; and there’s plenty of Dragon Ball talk (we legit discuss Piccolo’s wiener for like five minutes).

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