As we continue our play through of Digital Trend’s Best Sega Genesis games, we come to the 23rd game on the list — Ecco the Dolphin. Did you know this game was inspired by LSD? Yeah, it totally was! In addition to talking about the game: Dave shares embarrassing dolphin stories from his youth, we learn about true dolphin lovers, and in a massively controversial move…shun the last two Matrix movies (audible gasp)!
We’re talking about Dad Quest by Sundae Month, the dad-based action game where you assume the role of a dad with a good throwing arm and an indestructible child (thank you, Sandwich Pope Phil for the recommendation). We’re recording this episode after returning home from Paul Corn’s bachelor party in Nashville, where we played The Escape Game. So, there’s some escape game talk; we also express some frustration about the Summer Steam Sale; and we answer some voicemails and text messages.
Special Hangover Edition: We just drove back from Jacob and Galen’s wedding and…boy are…our arms…tired? Whatever. In this episode, we reminisce about All Calls episodes of yesteryear. We talk about supporting indie games. We build our Dream Four for $4 combo meal.
In continuation of Dad Month, we’re talking about Who’s Your Daddy?, an indie game by Evil Tortilla Games, where a clueless father attempts to prevent his infant son from certain death. We uncover the truth behind Jacob’s wedding and we create a game called Whatcha Doin’ In There?.
We brush up on our German language skills just a little (thanks, Fishlips Jay) to talk about Digital Trends’ 24th ranked Sega Genesis game, Herzog Zwei. As I’m sure everyone knows, Herzog Zwei is the 1989 real-time strategy game for the Sega Genesis. We talk a lot about strategy games in general: real-time, turn-based, MOBAs, etc. We also take some voicemails, Mason. 1989.
We’re continuing Dad Month by talking about Dad ‘n Me, a 2005 flash game from newgrounds.com. We talk a little bit about Newgrounds. Dave gushes about Dan Paladin and side-scrolling beat ’em ups. We open a package from Bloody Knave of Ziggy Moons Mike. We get on a long tangent about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. And we answer some voicemails and texts.
We have officially started playing through Digital Trends’ Top 25 Best Sega Genesis games! There’s only one complication: their 25th ranked game is Madden ’94, a game that we talked about back when we were playing through IGN’s Top 100 SNES games. In its place, we play a requested Genesis game called Haunting Starring Polterguy. We also open a package from Sandwich Pope Phil Hawkins and eat the finest Mexican snacks that Woodburn’s Guacamole Market has to offer!
The YMCA Courtesy Boys are back, and we’re talking about showering with dads! Questionably by coincidence we’re talking about a shower-based game called Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad?. We tell showering stories, we talk about the different kinds of Santas, we answer some voice mail, and of course, we talk about Gilmore Girls.
It took us 319 episodes but it’s finally time. We’re talking about Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. We also complain about the lack of air conditioning in TADPOG Blanket Fort. A lot of comparisons are made to Mario. We tell the tale of Guy Fieri’s origin story.