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.
Josh and Ian join us to talk about Dorkly’s top-rated Nintendo 64 game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Additionally there is a message from Banjo (of Banjo-Kazooie fame), Meg plays Final Fantasy VIII, and we receive a letter from our long lost Burger Bottom at Klingon Basic Training.
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.
TADPOG’s Sweetheart, Nicole Nance and (a new challenger appears!) Ian Chandler join us to talk about Dorkly’s third-ranked N64 game, Super Mario 64. WARNING: There is a lot of game talk in this episode (like way more game talk than a regular episode of TADPOG). Is there an abundant supply of gushing praise? Or does the Cloud of Negativity plume up like the Smoke Monster on Lost?
On this episode, TADPOG’s Sweethearts, Josh and Nicole return to help us wrap up The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Dave is sick and miserable, there’s a creepypasta reading by Nicole, and TWO quizzes.
TADPOG’s Sweethearts, Josh and Nicole join us to talk about The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Dorkly thought pretty highly of it. They ranked it as their 5th-favorite N64 game of all time. So we talk a little about that. AND because you asked for it, Tyler reads the last Reddit Trial by Fire: Colby.