REANIMATE! We’re taking a break from playing through the games on the NES Classic long enough to talk about Crypt of the NecroDancer with Rhythm Master Paul and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra. NecroDancer is what it looks like when a rhythm game meets a roguelike dungeon crawler. Aside from game talk, we eat gross jellybeans; Chandra comes at us with some sweet sweet Garfield JOI; there are two (count ’em—two!) quizzes on this episode: a Wizard Quiz and a Necromancer Quiz; and there’s plenty of Dragon Ball talk (we legit discuss Piccolo’s wiener for like five minutes).
BARF! This week we’re talking about River City Ransom: Underground by Conatus Creative, the new follow-up to the 1989 NES cult-classic River City Ransom. Of course you remember that Blake joined us to talk about the original River City Ransom way back in 2015 (Episode 184 for those keeping score at home). Here at TADPOG we strongly believe in tradition as long as it’s cheap and convenient. So…good news, everyone (spoken in the best Professor Farnsworth impression we can muster)! We asked Oathbreaker Blake Woods to join us on this episode. Rhythm Master Paul Corn enters the fray as a new challenger who tells a poop story.
Well here we are, continuing our annual Valentine’s Day tradition of discussing an anime romance game with Rhythm Master Paul and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra. This year we each tirelessly deliberated on what game to talk about. We journeyed across deserts, slogged through swamps and traversed via Tauntaun — all in search of the game with the perfect perversion. What game could possibly compete with Hatoful Boyfriend and HuniePop for igniting conversation? I’m not sure…but we selected Nekopara Vol.1.
Even more Blast Processing! Rhythm Master Paul Corn is back with us at TADPOG Blanket Fort to talk about our trip to Galloping Ghost Arcade and Round One Entertainment. We talk about playing classic arcade games and very Japanese arcade games. Don’t worry, Dave is still a Billy Mitchell apostle. We come up with a name for a children’s shooting range, we invent the “vore simulator” genre and we realize a D&D fighting game would be crazy good.
Rhythm Master Paul Corn joins us to talk about our very recent trip to the Arcade Video & Game Room Expo 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois. We eat some weeaboo candy, drink some Yoo-hoo and then go straight into a discussion about the convention. We talk about the arcade games that were there, Billy Mitchell, Walter Day, and Man vs Snake.
We’re talking about Comix Zone, the 1995 beat ’em up for the Sega Genesis. Helping us to talk about a fictional comic book writer, is real-life comic book writer, Paul Corn (Archivist Cute Butt returns!) We also talk about booth barnacles, comic books of the ’90s and write a touching love story (erotica) about Paladin Cecil and Dark Knight Cecil.
Rhythm Master Paul and BabyBlueCapri (Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra) join us to talk about the 1997 cinematic platformer, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee. We also try weird sodas from Nashville, eat taffy on the mics and talk about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at length.
Rhythm Master Paul “Walking Simpsons Encyclopedia” Corn and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress join us to talk about The Simpsons Arcade game by Konami. We kinda talk about the game but we mainly talk about The Simpsons in general…and gooders.
On this episode of TADPOG, we end our 208 episode streak of not featuring a rhythm game on the show. Seriously, we’ve featured more sports games on this show than rhythm games. Sports games. Rhythm Master Paul Corn and Soul Sister Yarn Sorceress Chandra join us to talk about Gitaroo Man, the cult-classic rhythm game for the PlayStation 2.