Because absolutely no one asked for it…we’re talking about Ballz on this episode of the podcast! That’s right, Ballz — the 1994 fighting game for the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis developed by PF Magic. Spoilers: We didn’t like it much! We take breaks from administering smackies long enough to discuss Dead Souls and Yetis, talk about some Netflix shows, and answer some listener voicemail too.
It’s been a long time since we’ve talked about a Game Boy Color game on the podcast…some might say it’s been ages! (Pause for laughter). Anyway, we’re actually talking about two Game Boy Color games from a little-known indie series called The Legend of Zelda (you probably haven’t heard of it). Yes, that’s right. We’re talking about Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, each developed by Flagship (Capcom) and published by Nintendo in 2001. We also open a package from Trashbear Joe Willard, a wedding invitation, and a package from Mastermold Mike. We take some voicemail, we bestow a new title and we struggle to come up with a kangaroo cereal mascot.
On this episode of the podcast, we return to Duckburg to talk about QuackShot, the 1991 Sega Genesis platformer developed and published by Sega. QuackShot (starring Donald Duck) has been on Dave’s “List of Games to Play” for a couple of years now. Was it worth the wait? We open a couple of packages while we wait for the answer of that question. We also answer some listener voicemail. Perhaps most importantly, we debate the following superhero deathmatches: Batman vs the Ninja Turtles and Goku vs Superman.
This week we’re talking about Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure for the Sega Genesis. We asked the biggest Boogerman fan we know, Ryan (of being Tyler’s Brother fame), to join us on this episode. Something weird happened to Galen so we end up calling Jacob to get the scoop. We announce the winner of the River City Ransom: Underground give away, and pick some listeners at random to win local Tater Day Festival shirts! We open two wonderful packages sent to us by anonymous listeners which naturally leads to us doing a Golden Girls Mad Lib.
BARF! This week we’re talking about River City Ransom: Underground by Conatus Creative, the new follow-up to the 1989 NES cult-classic River City Ransom. Of course you remember that Blake joined us to talk about the original River City Ransom way back in 2015 (Episode 184 for those keeping score at home). Here at TADPOG we strongly believe in tradition as long as it’s cheap and convenient. So…good news, everyone (spoken in the best Professor Farnsworth impression we can muster)! We asked Oathbreaker Blake Woods to join us on this episode. Rhythm Master Paul Corn enters the fray as a new challenger who tells a poop story.
We’re joined by TADPOG Sweetheart Josh and Wizened Sage Ian to talk about Ultima Online, the 1997 MMO by Origin Systems. Things get hot and sweaty as we try a bunch of hot sauces sent to us by Faceful of Alien Wing Wong. Burger Bottom Jon gets a new title (sorry Jon). Dave becomes intoxicated by memories of virtual murder. Who knew four sweaty adult men crammed into a blanket fort could have this much fun?
All Calls are back, baby! We start by cracking open a package from Faceful of Alien Wing Wong. What’s inside that package? Is it a bunch of a region exclusive Doritos? Probably! Then we answer some listener voicemail. Tyler makes an important request to TADPOG Nation for the name of a cartoon featuring a wizard who controls shapes. We talk about Weird Skeeter. It’s revealed that Patron Saint Zach is old and TADPOG Sweetheart Josh is an immortal Mod God. There’s more Hoarders talk. And we start laying the groundwork for TADPOG Hunger Games.
Burger Bottom Jon Turley returns (Jon, we’re gonna work on a new title for you, buddy)! And he’s here to play Audience Surrogate while we tell stories from the Louisville Arcade Expo (aka TADPOG Prom). There are tales from the go kart track! There are drunken tales of debauchery brought to you by Jägermeister! There’s a story about a field trip to the Pussycat Lounge! There’s even a little talk about the expo too!
Drew and Bailey from Hops and Heroes join us to give their impressions of Persona 4, the RPG by Atlus. We do talk about the game a little, but there are lots of tangents about Bailey’s hair, the delicious and affordable Aldi/Trader Joe’s Thanksgiving, using an iPad with a large fleshy sponge-finger and of course Chris Gaines.
JRPG or GTFO, you know how we roll. Wizened Sage Ian joins us for a special TODPOG episode where Tyler tells us about Persona 3 for the PlayStation 2 and PSP. Some talk spills over to conversation about the Shin Megami Tensei series as a whole. Lots of other great stuff happens in this episode: Tyroni Baloney debuts and tells us a cat story, the phrase “Suck him dry!” is thrown around a lot, an Illuminati plot is revealed(!), and we talk about the upcoming Fantasy World Patreon bonus episode.
Well here we are, continuing our annual Valentine’s Day tradition of discussing an anime romance game with Rhythm Master Paul and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra. This year we each tirelessly deliberated on what game to talk about. We journeyed across deserts, slogged through swamps and traversed via Tauntaun — all in search of the game with the perfect perversion. What game could possibly compete with Hatoful Boyfriend and HuniePop for igniting conversation? I’m not sure…but we selected Nekopara Vol.1.
Hello, we’re just two boys who took some time out of our day to talk about Double Dragon IV. ‘Wait a minute! That’s one of those new-fangled vidjya game releases, right?’ Why yes, Imaginary Disembodied Voice, it is! Well, kinda. We’ll get into that a little bit on this episode, don’t worry. But first we’ll share sexy stories! And we promise there is a Dragon Quiz somewhere in this episode.