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.
Get your candles out, it’s time to delve into the dark dungeons of Excalabria. That’s right, we’re talking about Sword of Vermilion, the 1991 Action RPG for the Sega Genesis. Additionally, Tyler reveals that he is an old man and Dave talks about how he almost lost his job. We figure out how Weird Science would work out in real life; there’s a Chuck E. Cheese story; we talk about an upcoming convention; and there’s a quiz segment entitled “Kim Jong-Il or Lil Kim?”.
Slap on your brain bucket and join us as we talk about Road Rash II, one of Gooter-san’s most fondly remembered Sega Genesis games. Does it still hold up today? We also open an amazing package sent to us by the Bloody Handed Otaku Jack of Ziggy Moons Mike H. We spend some time talking about Nick At Nite, Zombie Mayor McCheese, and there’s a killer Homestar Runner impression in there somewhere.
We’re talking about the roguelike dungeon crawler, ToeJam & Earl, Digital Trends’ 18th-ranked Sega Genesis game. If conversation about rapping aliens from outer space isn’t funky enough for you: we also renew our Lay’s Passport to Flavor, we try Burger King’s new Whopperito, and Tyler shares a very important Fantasy World update! So suit up in your Frazier cosplay of choice and enjoy the show.
Brandon (of Axelay fame) joins Shock Value and Dave to help sort through a backlog of voicemails and text messages from our amazing listeners. This episode offers the hardcore Ray Stevens talk you could ever want in a podcast about video games! We also touch on Mechroboticon, The Legion of Lucifer, Weed Needles, and remember that birds are the worst.
We’re talking about (spoiler free!) To the Moon, the 2011 adventure, role-playing game by Freebird Games. We get serious and talk about how we think video games tell stories uniquely only to turn around and set a whole bunch of Patreon goals involving penguins, waifu body pillows and fun with jars! It’s a weird one.
DISCLAIMER: THE AUDIO ON THIS EPISODE IS REALLY MESSED UP, WE DON’T MIND IF YOU SKIP IT, HONESTLY. We’ve reached Digital Trend’s 19th ranked Sega Genesis game, Dune: The Battle for Arrakis. We also talk about the best place to fool around when you’re in high school; Dave reveals that he is a Sith Lord; we talk about RTS games in general; and we talk about sandworms.