Captain Gun Nerd Jon and Wizened Sage Ian join us this week to talk about Road Riot 4WD for the SNES. This game is short and terrible…so there’s not an overwhelming amount of game talk. (If we’re being honest here, we probably discuss Gran Turismo 3 more than Road Riot 4WD). But! We’ve got another episode of SODA JERKS (the only podcast within a podcast) on this episode! We also eat some sour candy that was sent in by Mastermold Mike. We take a quiz courtesy of Ross Rachel Green, and there’s plenty of Marvel and Doctor Who talk.
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. Continue reading →
Do you think you can handle heart-pounding racing with speeds in excess of 20 whole miles per hour? Here at TADPOG, we feel the need…the need for speed. No. Wait. That’s a different video game series entirely. Let’s try again. Here at TADPOG, we feel the Kart…the Kart for Mario. Hm. Okay. That didn’t quite roll off the tongue. Anyway…on this episode, Nicole returns to TADPOG to help us talk about Mario Kart 64, which is ranked by Dorkly as the 6th best game for the Nintendo 64.
There is no B.J. and the Bear video game as far as we know. Which is a shame because we really had a hankering to play a video game based on a critically mediocre 1970s television show featuring a chimpanzee who can drive a big rig. We had to settle for what is probably the closest approximation: Diddy Kong Racing. Which is really convenient because Diddy Kong Racing takes the number 16 spot on Dorkly’s Top 25 N64 games, and that just happens to be the list we are playing through right now. Weird how things just work out that way sometimes. Enjoy this episode where we wish Wiley’s voicemail a happy birthday and other stuff happens. Also, Diddy Kong Racing.
TADPOG Nation, this is a pretty big week. Since’s its Original Flavor Wednesday we’re talking about IGN’s #8th ranked game, Super Mario Kart. This is the only game I hear such universal praise for across the TADPOG Nation so I hope we do it justice. Just to make sure we bring on Brandon Eaves of Axelay fame and The Best Burger bottom Jon Turley to help us break it down and discuss the show. We may also talk about helping friends during break ups, the best job and a surprising amount about RC Pro Am.
Do you remember why we started this podcast? It was to play through IGN’s Top 100 SNES games and muse about our experiences. Well, now we still do that on Wednesdays and call it Original Flavor Wednesdays. Its Wednesday! So we’re talking about IGN’s 19th ranked game, F-Zero. This was a launch game so we have quite a few tales to tell about our feelings on this game. So we talk about racing, all sorts of racing stuff and maybe some movies, television, spam and those stupid clear tail lights.