This week we’re back, baby! And we’re talking about Mega Man 2 for the NES. We also open a big package from Mastermold and a couple of Christmas cards. We also talk about R. Kelly and DMX a little, and there is a “robots in pop-culture” quiz.
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.
We’re back on the Digital Trends list this week—which can only mean one thing—it’s time for Super Street Fighter II for the Sega Genesis. We talk about the game for a bit, but more importantly, we try a Marmite grilled cheese sandwich. We also open a listener package, pee in Swift the fox’s mouth, and brainstorm some charity stream ideas.
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.