ESPN Speed World, ESPN Baseball Tonight, ESPN National Hockey Night, and ESPN Sunday Night NFL. It is with these unholy elements we worship and seek the please our dark chaotic god, The Randomizer. Okay, we love the Randomizer but this week was a very rough one for us at TADPOG. Rather than do these as individual episodes (which would truly be no good for anyone) we chose to roll them into one episode. Honestly, they probably should have been on the same cartridge. So please enjoy our attempt to cross sport?
Well, here we go again with this great gift from the Randomizer. HOWEVER, the blessing passed onto us is in a series so we can roll these two wonders together. What games, you ask? Elite Soccer and World Soccer ’94: Road to Glory. Part of the Striker series across the pond. We might not have the best track record with sports games BUT NOT ANYMORE! THIS EPISODE OF JAM PACKED FULL OF SPORTSISH STUFF! LADYBUGS! RODNEY DANGERFIELD! SPORTS QUIZZES! A REVIEW OF POPEYE’S CHICKEN SANDWICH! WE PROMISE YOU WILL ENJOY THIS PRETTY WEIRD EPISODE.
Champions World Class Soccer. That is what the Randomizer gave us for this week. I’m not going to mince words or beat around the bush. We ain’t soccer guys. This ain’t a good game. It ain’t gonna make us soccer hooligans. So we talk about it but we also just have fun with this episode. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy a stream of nonsense that has the most delicate soccer flavor that a podcast can have.
Lord Dennis joins us this week to talk about NFL Quarterback Club and NFL Quarterback Club ’96 for the SNES. What would it be like to live with sixteen year-old versions of ourselves. Piss Liars! There is a quiz that we totally nail without any help from Dennis because we are super footballists.
It’s our first episode in TADPOG Hexagon! We’re (kinda) talking about Pro Sport Hockey for the SNES, the 1993 hockey game developed by Tose and published by Jaleco. Captain Gun Nerd Jon and Wizened Sage Ian join us and help us take this episode deep into “Oops! All Intro Stories” territory. There’s more Green Ranger talk that carries over from last episode, a little MCU talk, and Jon finds out that he’s not Irish. So many tangents you’ll think you’re in Geometry class.
We know everyone LOVES it when we cover sports games, so courtesy of the our new TADPOG god, “The Randomizer”, we bring you a sports game every bit as good as we are – Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball! We have to bring back Chris Black to fill in all the gaps. Tyler tells his story, “A Tale of Two Beggars” and Chris eats some 30 year old gum.
Tyler’s back, baby! …and we’re talking about Caveman Games, the 1990 port of Caveman Ughlympics for the NES. We bring on leading TADPOG Nation anthropologist, Edgelord Kyle to talk about this historically authentic “sports video game”. We wrap things up by listening to some voicemails.
We strap on our respective mawashis to talk about Tsuppari Ozumo, the 1987 sumo wrestling game developed and published by Tecmo for the Nintendo Famicom. So…why are we covering this game? Well. We’re done talking about the games on the NES Classic, and this one is on the Famicom Mini (also Dave really wanted to play it). If you’ve been listening to the show for a while you know that we aren’t exactly what you would call “sports experts” but maybe Tsuppari Ozumo is the game that converts us. Maybe from this point forward we become real big Sumoheads. At the very least, we discuss the game. We open a package from Trash Bear. Continue reading →