The Wizard of Oz for the SNES continues our parade of hard to play games. Does this deserve to be one those iconically horrible games ranking up there with Shaq Fu, Bebe’s Kids, Lester the Unlikely, Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball, and Pit Fighter? We might tell you. Or we might even debate that amongst ourselves. But before that, we have to do a soda draft. Followed up by some horror chat, some great restaurants in the L.A. area where Dave got to visit, and Dane’s quiz returns with a vengeance. Come sit awhile and listen to use review the validity of the hot garbage label on The Wizard of Oz.
Okay, clearly we are talking about Bill Walsh College Football. It’s a sports game. It’s a football game. Dave will be sorta into it. Tyler will not be into it. BUT WE BRING ON LORD DENNIS ROBISON WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS ABOUT FOOTBALL AND THIS GAME! We talk about the names of football players, Tony, Tony’s dad, and plenty of other tangents (with some real talk about this game)
Master Cycle Baron Link (back from the Temple of Time) joins us this week to talk about Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, the 1992 helicopter shoot ’em up by Electronic Arts (specifically the SNES version). We have The Randomizer to thank for this one (all hail The Randomizer). There is a deep dive into the state of Tyler’s balls and a good update on Link’s balls. Did you miss TADPOG Theatre? No? Well, sorry. We present to you the short and sweet saga of podcast promoter Chris.Jarico.9.
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 have officially started playing through Digital Trends’ Top 25 Best Sega Genesis games! There’s only one complication: their 25th ranked game is Madden ’94, a game that we talked about back when we were playing through IGN’s Top 100 SNES games. In its place, we play a requested Genesis game called Haunting Starring Polterguy. We also open a package from Sandwich Pope Phil Hawkins and eat the finest Mexican snacks that Woodburn’s Guacamole Market has to offer!