Dattebayo! We’re taking a short break from the NES Classic games to talk about one of Dave’s favorite games. Captain Gun Nerd Jon Turley joins us to talk about Naruto: Gekito Ninja Taisen! 4 (aka Naruto Gecko Ninja Mike Tyson), the 2005 GameCube fighting game by Tomy. In addition to talking about the game: we talk about the Naruto anime, we all decide which sitcom couple best parallels our individual relationships with our significant others, and we talk about Star Trek quite a bit. There is a super difficult Naruto quiz!
So, here it is. The “missing” episode where we talk about Sesame Street Fighter by flavourmachine. We recorded this bad boy back in January and it’s finally seeing the light of day. Why the delay? Well. The audio sucks (Internal Mike strikes again). But hey, if you like your podcast episodes extra grungy and “underground” then you might appreciate the audio quality (or lack thereof) of this episode. Naturally we talk about the game but we also talk about butt shelves. Butt shelves.
This is a game-heavy episode, which we guess is okay because it’s “technically” a “video game podcast”. Anyway, we’re talking about Samurai Shodown, the second-ranked game on Digital Trends’ list of 25 Best Sega Genesis games. Do not worry, we also talk about tee-ball.
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.
We’re talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters for the Super Nintendo. Don’t worry, we also talk about condoms. We open a very special package from Bloody Handed Otaku Jack of Ziggy Moons Mike; we talk about Teenage Mutant Nazi Turtles; and we bestow a new title to a citizen of TADPOG Nation.
On this episode we make a lot of jokes about a beloved ex-gorilla. It’s for a good reason though: we’re talking about Harambe vs. Capcom, the fighting game by Otaku Gang that essentially brings a meme to life. In other news, Dave has a run-in with local law enforcement. We also take a voicemail or two.
Wizened Sage Ian Chandler joins us for our Milestone 350th Episode! We usher in our next 350 episodes by talking about the seven gods battling for supremacy of new Urth. That’s right…we’re talking about Primal Rage for the Sega Genesis. We also talk about the state of the podcast a little bit. There may or may not be a tiny Blizzard vs McFlurry debate.
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.
We’re talking about the 1999 classic, Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64. Our resident Smashologist, Josh Nance joins us. Turns out there’s a lot of game talk on this one with liberal breaks to talk about emojis, migraines and scrotal injuries.
Now its official, TADPOG Nation, we have started our next list to play through for Original Flavor Wednesdays — Dorkly’s Top 25 N64 Games. We thought long and hard and we think you’ll be pleased with the list…but maybe not this game (Mortal Kombat Trilogy) or the episode? Who likes to start with a bang anyway.
The Eventually List continues, TADPOG Nation. This week we break down our first Playstation game with the 1997 Squaresoft weapon based fighting game, Bushido Blade. We talk about swords both real and digital as well as what men appear to be truly obsessed with in life. We also talk a lot about Bushido Blade and its…many…qualities.
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.