Wednesday is upon us again, and we’re continuing our quest to discuss each game on the NES Classic. In this episode we’re talking about Mario Bros. No, not that Mario Bros., the original Mario Bros. Y’know, the 1983 arcade platformer that was ported to the NES. It’s been a snowy week here at TADPOG HQ, so there are a few snow stories. We also decide that it’s important to know your sexual lemons. We learn about Kario, there is a celebrity twins quiz, and we take some calls.
This week we’re continuing our playthrough of the games on the NES Classic by talking about Kirby’s Adventure, the 1993 Nintendo platformer. We talk about the game for quite a bit but we also try a spicy package from Padawan Joey Webster; dwell on Family Feud; and Dave administers the darkest quiz we’ve ever done on the show!
We could be out searching for three sacred treasures and squaring off against Medusa’s army, but we decided to just record a podcast episode about Kid Icarus instead. That’s right, we’re still playing through the games on the NES Classic in alphabetical order and now Nintendo’s 1987 action platformer gets its turn in the spotlight. Also: the podcast is now five years old! We open a spicy package from Ruby Baron Paul Clewell of Loaded Cart Podcast, and in honor of the protagonist of Kid Icarus, there is a Famous Pits Quiz.
On this week’s episode we eat chocolate with an eight-year old! We also talk about Ice Climber for the NES (a little bit). Spoilers: the Cloud of Negativity reappears! Dave tells a short story that his wife will hate, we answer an email from Listener Jamie, we make fun of dead brave people, and we create a new TADPOG character: Judge David! There is a quiz about Disney villains falling.
This week we’re talking about Excitebike, the 1985 NES racing game by Nintendo. That’s right. You could say we’re back on track (har-har) to play through the 30 games on the NES Classic. Don’t worry, we also come up with Fantastic Four employment parallels, we talk about the middle school overall craze, there’s a Bike Quiz, and we answer listener voicemail.
Now let’s come out boxing! So far we’ve been playing through the NES Classic games alphabetically, but for this episode we’re switching up the order for a special reason. Drew Rowland (long-time listener, fellow podcaster and friend of the show) is tying the knot with Bailey (of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker fame) this week! Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! is one of Drew’s favorite games of all time, so we’ve decided to talk about it and it’s rerelease, Punch-Out!! (with Mr. Dream), in honor of the upcoming nuptials. Um, we also explore some dark places on this episode…so enjoy that! And don’t forget to join the Nintendo Fan Club today!
Oh boy. Wizened Sage Ian joins us to talk about the fourth game on the NES Classic Edition: Donkey Kong Jr. In addition to Donkey Kong Jr., we talk about roller coasters, Amiibo Law, Linksters, and Tyler issues an “Equine or Monkey” Quiz.
We’re kicking off our playthrough of the NES Classic Edition library on this episode! The first game up for discussion is…Balloon Fight! Tyler has a couple of great announcements. We define Tylerance. We talk about roommates who shave their body parts. There is a quiz!
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.
We’re talking about the 1998 racing game, Moto Racer 2. Just kidding! This is a very weird, very spur of the moment Pokémon Go episode brought to you by Princess Consuela Banana Hammock Taryn Landon! *Reggaeton horn!*. Complete with technical difficulties!
This is it. We’re wrapping up Dorkly’s Top 25 N64 games. Josh and Ian return to finish discussing Ocarina of Time. There’s also (finally) plenty of explicit pog talk, rants about local fast food and another letter from civil war soldier Jon Turley.