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. 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. 471 – Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land

Ready for a super deep dive into the nuances of the hit 1989 Gameboy titles Super Mario Land? Well, I hope you find that podcast since you’ll get a casual swim here. But if you like debates over the validity of timelines, discussion over high school colognes, and hearing about bladder pacemakers then you are home.
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Ep. 470 – Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

Wario Land

Hold on to your hats (Bull, Dragon, or Jet) because this episode is all about Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3! It’s a weird little platformer that was released by Nintendo for the Game Boy in 1994. We take some time to figure out if greed is good. We also talk about surgeries and Spider Man, and we take two quizzes. Over the course of the episode we fail to name so many things we reference.
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Ep. 469 – Donkey Kong 3

Donkey Kong 3

What did you want to badly that you forgot to ask for it? What was a game we could do quickly after Dragon Con? BECAUSE YOU WANTED IT SO BADLY – DONKEY KONG 3! We dish about Dragon Con, we complain about work, we dig in deep over Secret Hitler! We hope you enjoy it all!
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Ep. 468 – Donkey Kong Jr. Math

Donkey Kong Jr. Math

Learning can be fun, especially when you play along with Donkey Kong Jr.! …or not. This week we’re talking about Nintendo’s 1986 edutainment platforming gem for the NES: Donkey Kong Jr. Math. We also open a care package from Edge Lord Kyle, and we answer some listener voicemails (including some special messages from Saint Zach).
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Ep. 467 – Donkey Kong ’94

Donkey Kong 94

The beast is back: now with 100 levels of pain! That can only mean one thing: we’re talking about Donkey Kong ’94 for the Game Boy. We talk about guinea pigs and putting on wet shirts. We muse about the Game Boy Classic, and take a quiz by Quizmaster Matt.
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Ep. 464 – Kabuki Quantum Fighter

Kabuki Quantum Fighter

We’ve strapped into our own personal Image Transfer Device (Computer Bed) and have converted our human minds into raw binary data in order to travel through the internet and into your ears. Yes, that can only mean one thing…we’re talking about Kabuki Quantum Fighter, the 1991 action platformer for the NES!
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