Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Part 1)

Symphony of the Night

On this episode we further our quest to play and discuss every Castlevania game, and this one is a big one. Foretold years ago by the Necromancer Shaft, TADPOG would do at least two episodes of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Many heroes stepped up to go on this journey and those chosen today are one-half of TADPOG’s Sweethearts Josh Nance and Ruby on Rails Baron Paul Clewell. We have chosen our healing potions in the form of stout beer from Kevin Link. We sharpen our blades and manage to keep on track so we can give this game its due, and we also create the hero we all deserve. Cooter Belmont. Continue reading

Ep. 477 – Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

This week we’re talking about Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (or as it’s know in Japan, Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo), the 1993 platforming-adventure game for the NEC PC Engine CD. We take a Halloween quiz that was sent in by Quizmaster Bovine Bear Matt Cowan. We answer a few voicemails. Do you like talk about kids and Halloween costumes? What about when we eat incredibly spicy things? THIS EPISODE HAS SOME OF THAT!
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Ep. 476 – Castlevania: Dracula X

Castlevania: Dracula X

So today we talk about that super popular and beloved game, Castlevania: Dracula X! What? You don’t know what this is? It’s not so beloved? Well, we still have first-time guest host Blumpkin Bear Sean Berry on to tell us about his penis travesty alongside some Dracula X commentary. Meanwhile, Tyler goes to the pharmacy and Dave goes to the Fall Festival. Also, homeless people talk. So check out some stories and a deep dive into the shallow pool that is Dracula X. Continue reading

Ep. 475 – Rocket Knight Adventures

Rocket Knight Adventures

We strap on our homemade jet packs and join Sparkster to crush the swine army in Konami’s Rocket Knight Adventures, the 1993 platformer and scrolling shooter for the Sega Genesis. Tyler has the B-A-L-L-S to share an Epic Dollar General story, and we take a Rocket Knight Adventures themed quiz from Bovine Bear Quiz Master Matt Cowan.
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Ep. 465 – Castlevania: Bloodlines

Castlevania: Bloodlines

Tyler armed with Vampire Killer and Dave wielding Alucard’s Spear venture forth on the most horrifying vampire hunt ever. Nah just kidding. We just talk about Castlevania: Bloodlines, the 1994 action platformer for the Sega Genesis. It’s the only Castlevania game to appear on the Sega Genesis! Of course we also talk about Twilight and the sexiest verse to ever grace the pages of the Bible. Choco Chica also makes an apperance to administer a quiz that was written by Bovine Bear Matt Cowan.
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Ep. 457 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES

We plunge into the murky poo-poo water beneath the Big Apple long enough to talk about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES. Yes, that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—freaks on fire, April showing her support, electric seaweed! We open a package from Listener Sean. Yes, we make TMNT parallels to Frasier as well as Friends.
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Ep. 445 – Super C

Super C

This week we’re talking about Super C for the NES. Hey! Super C is a Contra game. Did you know that? We might not have. Anyway, it’s on the NES Classic so we’re talking about it. We eat chocolate from Ross Rachel Green in England or Great Britain or the UK, or wherever he is hiding. Tyler issues a quiz. Don’t worry, there is a deaf hobo update.  Continue reading

Ep. 432 – Gradius

Gradius

This week we’re firing up the Vic Viper’s engines and talking about Gradius for the NES. We assure you that there is game talk but we also take some time to open an incredible package from Terrified Michelle. There’s grousing about office Christmas parties. There are spoiler-free opinions on The Last Jedi. We come up with concepts for new t-shirts. And there is a Starship quiz.  Continue reading

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