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”.
We’re talking about the rogue-like adventure game Reigns, for Steam, iOS and Android. Dave’s back from Dragoncon, so there’s some discussion about board games, card games and Japanese arcade games. There might also be a teeny-tiny amount of Pokémon Go talk. We read a few texts from listeners; we create a new NBC sitcom entitled “Floor To Man”; we list a few of our favorite subreddits.
We’re talking about (spoiler free!) To the Moon, the 2011 adventure, role-playing game by Freebird Games. We get serious and talk about how we think video games tell stories uniquely only to turn around and set a whole bunch of Patreon goals involving penguins, waifu body pillows and fun with jars! It’s a weird one.
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.
By request of “Steve N” on Patreon, we’re talking about The Lawnmower Man for the SNES. Tyler unboxes his Loot Crate. Dave tells a super cringe-worthy story from his high school days. We answer some voicemails and texts. This is our first episode with an outro story, a tradition that’s sure to continue.
Time Lord Josh Edwards, of “Thirty-Minute Madden ’94 Call” fame, returns to TADPOG to talk about Red Dead Redemption (Grand Theft Horse). Tyler regales us with tales of the monster known as Broken Claus. Dave tells more bathroom stories. We twirl our mustaches while reminiscing sinister virtual acts. Josh gives us a Second Breakfast style gauntlet!
We’re talking about Clock Tower, the 1995 survival-horror point-and-click adventure game for the Super Famicom. What you heard from your friends is true: maybe we bring some weak-ass intro stories to the table. Cut us some slack — it’s been a day. There’s some good discussion about survival horror video games. Also æggs.
Join us as we talk about the nightmarish neon toonscape that is Cool World, one of the worst-rated Super Nintendo games of all time. We also take some time to analyze and reimagine the Food Network’s programming lineup, discuss how we feel about intermedia relationships and rail against Kirby’s Dream Course one more time.
We set our chronometers to Oct. 21, 2015 and talk about Back to the Future for the NES with Miller (of #moremiller fame). We also leisurely sip on weird sodas from a weird store in Western Kentucky, corrupt our virtue and innocence with the Balls of Dorian Gray and answer a very special Would You Rather from Exalted Lord Mike of Perdue.
On this episode, TADPOG’s Sweethearts, Josh and Nicole return to help us wrap up The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Dave is sick and miserable, there’s a creepypasta reading by Nicole, and TWO quizzes.
TADPOG’s Sweethearts, Josh and Nicole join us to talk about The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Dorkly thought pretty highly of it. They ranked it as their 5th-favorite N64 game of all time. So we talk a little about that. AND because you asked for it, Tyler reads the last Reddit Trial by Fire: Colby.