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!
Burger Bottom Jon Turley returns (Jon, we’re gonna work on a new title for you, buddy)! And he’s here to play Audience Surrogate while we tell stories from the Louisville Arcade Expo (aka TADPOG Prom). There are tales from the go kart track! There are drunken tales of debauchery brought to you by Jägermeister! There’s a story about a field trip to the Pussycat Lounge! There’s even a little talk about the expo too!
We got the band back together for a 2016 Year In Review! We’ve got Jacob York (of wolf fighting fame), we’ve got Wizened Sage Ian “the hottest girl in the Annex” Chandler, and we’ve got Burger Bottom Jon Turley. Despite bragging about providing Jacob with his own microphone…he still sounds off-mic (not sure why!). So it’s a tradition now, we guess! We pore over some tasty data and talk about what happened in TADPOG Nation during the dumpster fire that was 2016. There’s a lot of Rogue One talk. A lot. There are barking dogs. And we read the best listener postcard we’ve yet to receive!
Here it is. The newest All Calls episode. A lot of good stuff happens on this one. We (two people who don’t know much about Prince) open a package from Chairman Jordan Meow. We both drink Colt 45 for the first time but it’s for a good reason: we create a drink called “Trash Monkey” which we heard about on another podcast (My Brother My Brother and Me). We take a LIVE call from Burger Bottom Jon Turley. We talk about the girls we’ve kissed. The Harrison Ford Debate rages on! And of course…we answer some text messages and voicemails.
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.
The Eventually List continues on, TADPOG Nation. This week we hit one of the first games that was requested of us with Mark of the Ninja. There is Ninja talk in here, we promise. but we also promise plenty of entertaining tangents and a surprise guest appearance by Jon Turley. Enjoy some stories about your favorite Food Network star, Annie Potts and some Golden Girl questions.
This is it, TADPOG Nation. The end. We have reached the final game on IGN’s Top 100 SNES games. It has taken a little over two years but now we get to the #1 game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. We bring on resident Zelda expert, TADPOG’s Sweetheart Josh Nance of Uniracers fame and because we love him and he can be here, Jon Turley of NBA James fame. Meg Holland even makes a brief appearance for intro stories. We talk about coed sleep overs, our parents’ relationship rules and even some Zelda. Its been a long road but we’re very happy you’re here with us, TADPOG Nation.
We’ve teased it for a few weeks now, TADPOG Nation, and now we deliver a Jon Turley special request in the form of Super Monkey Ball 2. This episode has lots of talk about crazy monkey games, zoo stories, party sports and the debut of the Germany story. We take some calls. We do some more Wed, Bed, Behead. We hope you enjoy this immensely or maybe just a little bit.
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.
TADPOG Nation, this is a pretty big week. Since’s its Original Flavor Wednesday we’re talking about IGN’s #8th ranked game, Super Mario Kart. This is the only game I hear such universal praise for across the TADPOG Nation so I hope we do it justice. Just to make sure we bring on Brandon Eaves of Axelay fame and The Best Burger bottom Jon Turley to help us break it down and discuss the show. We may also talk about helping friends during break ups, the best job and a surprising amount about RC Pro Am.
TADPOG Nation, do you like that we’re breaking down all these classic SNES RPGs into multiple parts? We hope so since we’re doing it again for IGN’s #11 ranked SNES game, Secret of Mana. We bring back the ol’ Taco Jon Turley to discuss this game. Tyler regales you with another Gatsby tale and Jon recounts the time he allowed a troubled youth to take shelter from the harshness of the world in the woods of his backyard. There’s a quiz that Josh Nance misses out on that really is a shame. We hope you enjoy.