Ep. 429 – Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

We, TADPOG, will knock you all down!! Just kidding! We just want to podcast about Final Fantasy, the 1987 role-playing game for the NES. We’ve formed our four-person Party of Light by inviting Josh Nance (of Uniracers fame) and Drew Rowland of (Hops and Heroes fame) to guest-host. This is a game-heavy episode for sure, but don’t worry there is a “Weird Final Fantasy Syllable Replacement Quiz”.  Continue reading

Ep. 428 – Excitebike


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

Ep. 427 – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

We take up arms and storm Dracula’s tower on this episode of the podcast where we try to deliver just the wettest Castlevania III conversation that you can imagine. When we’re not talking about whips, stairs and monsters, we’re talking about making friends, inappropriate Facebook posts, and we open a listener package from Executive Producer Janie. There’s a Curse Quiz and we answer some listener voice mail.  Continue reading

Ep. 426 – Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

The year is 19XX. The nuclear war was not friendly to the world. Crawling out from underneath the irradiated rubble are two young men brave enough to discuss Double Dragon II: The Revenge—Tyler and Dave. Yes, the quest to play all 30 games on the NES Classic continues! There’s a “Double Quiz” courtesy of Sandwich Pope Phil, in addition to conversation about Billy and Jimmy. We also talk about incest, potty training, and reveal Bowser Junior’s secret identity. We also answer some voicemail!  Continue reading

Ep. 425 – Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Now let’s come out boxing! So far we’ve been playing through the NES Classic games alphabetically, but for this episode we’re switching up the order for a special reason. Drew Rowland (long-time listener, fellow podcaster and friend of the show) is tying the knot with Bailey (of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker fame) this week! Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! is one of Drew’s favorite games of all time, so we’ve decided to talk about it and it’s rerelease, Punch-Out!! (with Mr. Dream), in honor of the upcoming nuptials. Um, we also explore some dark places on this episode…so enjoy that! And don’t forget to join the Nintendo Fan Club today!  Continue reading