Williams Arcade’s Greatest Hits! That’s right, we’re back to form this week with the Randomizer’s choice of this collection of classic arcade games from the 80s. It’s another special day – as of this recording TADPOG is officially 10 years old! We celebrate with a draft, a special gift for Ian, and a long anime discussion. But don’t worry, we delve into each of these games on this collection (we even have an entirely different episode on Joust alone). So come sit awhile, and listen to latest episode on our now 10 year journey.
Do you love the 2000s? Do you love Jerry Seinfeld? Then don’t worry your head because there is plenty of talk about the smash 2007 hit Bee Movie! We also take a small tangent to bring on Drew and Bailey Rowland of Hops and Heroes fame to discuss the Data East game Bad Dudes. We also settle the argument between spaghetti and maple syrup, create a billion dollar underwear idea and take the baddest quiz courtesy of Bovine Bear Matt Cowan.
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.
Mondays just keep coming, TADPOG Nation. We humans must struggle against the inexorable progress of time as it grinds away at out mortality BUT we’re trying to make it better by continuing with our Ready Player One Series. This week we play the arcade classic Joust. We have Nicole Nance of Kirby fame on for this one because she played it once. It totally counts. She also brings it with a very good intro story. So we discuss marital aids, Joust and take some great calls.
Wednesday. Celebrate it with TADPOG’s Original Flavor Wednesday where this week we’re breaking down IGN’s #39th ranked game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (really we break down a lot of things concerning the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). We talk about the SNES game, the arcade game, the cartoon, the action figures, the obscure and strange characters and just to round it out Kareem Abdul Jabbar, porcelain figurines and where Daredevil fits into all this.