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.
Back on Episode 239 we opened a package mailed to us by “Jon from Louisiana”. Inside that package, we found a bunch of great stuff (wonderful toys). We also found Street Fighter: The Movie for Sega Saturn. We finally have a Sega Saturn to play it on (thank you, Ryan) so it’s time to subject ourselves to the pain. There’s a lot of game talk on this episode; we also open a package from New Drew and we take a few calls.
This is where Jon Turley helps us bring TADPOG from yeah to yes. We kind of talk about Darkwing Duck for the NES. What we really do is argue about Harrison Ford, Dave brings shame to his family by catastrophically failing a quiz about CAPCOM, and Tyler filibusters Jon.
By order of The Friendship Pact and Duck Law, Tyler is honor-bound to stop playing awful games for at least one episode so Dave can get one fresh breath of air before plunging back into the dark waters of mediocre video games. The palate cleanser of choice? DuckTales for the NES and DuckTales: Remastered. That’s right: just two old guys talking about naughty ducks. We drink margaritas, talk about Deadpool, and figure out who would win in a fight between Darkwing Duck and Gizmoduck.
All of our faithful listeners are really into the fast food talk and brands of garbage food, yes? Good. We keep going with our little mini-series of games made by food and beverage corporations with that Domino’s classic, Yo! Noid. Since pizza, especially from Domino’s, is the most romantic food there is we just had to have on TADPOG’s Sweethearts Josh and Nicole Nance. We discuss issues with our various landlords over the years, the slightly bizarre story behind our featured games, take some calls and get deep about the raccoon.
Make up your own reference to the Marvin Gaye song here, TADPOG Nation. This week TADPOG was supposed to do a very lengthy RPG but didn’t quite finish so we decided to bring you another game that was the opposite of the lengthy RPG with The California Raisins: The Grape Escape. Surprise, we bring in our very first fan Exalted Lord Mike of Perdue (known as Micah Perdue in a few circles) to host and just list off all sorts of information about this game. And there is a quiz. Will you be sending Dave corrections?
It’s hard to believe we haven’t talked about a Resident Evil game yet. It’s such an undertaking that we pulled in Jacob (of Wolf Fighting fame) and Josh (of TADPOG’s Sweetheart fame) to help us with Resident Evil 2 — Dorkly’s 23rd ranked N64 game.
We done goofed, TADPOG Nation. We originally booked two long games to discuss this week and just flat ran out of time so we subbed in a game we’ve been wanting to talk about for quite a while, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. We talk about the human art that is language, how best to open a frozen car door and so much about the European art of cabinet crafting. Tyler also may have had too much hooch at one point.
TADPOG Nation, we feel this is a pretty good day for us here as we reach IGN’s #5 ranked game, Street Fighter II Turbo. Spoilers, this is a game we all love quite a bit so it’ll be a positivity fest if you’re into that. Don’t worry, there is plenty of talk of blood, gore, illness and injury as well as the celebration of the birth of Henry David Moore.
Original Flavor Wednesday. The weekly celebration where we follow the original idea for TADPOG by playing through IGN’s Top 100 SNES games. This week we’re at #12, we’re pretty sure #12, Mega Man X. We talk about the proper etiquette of curse permission, where best to masturbate for a thrill and how to make your mother just downright upset. We talk a lot of Mega Man X but there is plenty of talk about the series as a whole and some of the other Mega Man inspired works that came after. Hey, there is a quiz. Do you like those?
This podcast was started to run down the IGN Top 100 SNES games. It has had some additions but we keep it at a hunnit on Wednesday. Wednesdays are always Original Flavor. This Wednesday we’ve made it to IGN’s #23 ranked game, The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse. We discuss the game but we can’t help but talk about all other things Mickey Mouse, Disney and Murphy Brown related. Meg joins us for this one as she is the veteran of Mickey Mouse themed games. The Holland baby, Kenna, may also make a few appearances. If you like Disney and joyful sounds of a baby, then we really have an episode for you.
As a mark of our unyielding dedication to the TADPOG Nation, we bring yet another offering to the altar of Original Flavor Wednesday, this one being IGN’s #31 ranked game – Mega Man X2. Busy work weeks caused us to call in the Cavalry of the Shawns (or Seans) both Miller and new guest host McElwain. We tell some stories of true romance and the sacrifices that must be made to maintain it, a bunch of talk about robots and the fashion demands of the future.