Behold! Mohawk & Headphone Jack! Some sort of Garbage Pail Kid collects discarded AOL Trial CDs in a completely nausea inducing Mode 7 sort of way! Sound good? Well, you should totally try it if it does. We talk about The Abyss, the best darn fair in town, the movie Critters and more. No draft on this one but it’s because we wanted to make sure and take plenty of calls. So come here a weird job offer story, some Tim Robinson talk, and the likely deepest dive you’ve ever heard in Mohawk & Headphone Jack.
Fresh off our Actual Play D&D game we are diving right back in with…Super Play Action Football. Hurrah. Have you heard of this game? You probably saw it on the SNES box and that was about it. Don’t worry, we will cover all the rest you need to know about this game on today’s episode. We get back in it with a draft, talk anime, talk TikTok, discuss a new book and more. Some please, come sit awhile and listen to some old guys talk about an old game outside their forte – but make it as best as they can. Super Play Action Football!
Vortex! Does it sound cool? Sorta! (In a 90s way) Was it fun? Define fun! Did it have an interesting history? Absolutely! The Randomizer dealt us an odd one with week with Vortex, a game none of us had heard of or seen. It was interesting and certainly has a place in the history of video games, along with it’s creator. So in addition to all things Vortex, we talk about Uno, Mario Party, and lots of anime – of course, there is also a draft! So please, come sit awhile and listen to Vortex.
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.
Kirby’s Avalanche? Yes, Kirby’s Avalanche. Didn’t we do this one? Yes, almost 10 years ago. But it was subject to a greater dispel spell and is no longer available, but anything lost from IGN’s Top 100 SNES games list, we will always re-record. It just happened to drop on the Switch SNES Online service so it was a pretty opportune time to do it again. Just for the occasion, we reunite TADPOG IT with a rare appearance by Captain Gun Nerd Jon Turley. We bring it hard with a chip draft, some drink talk, some Star Wars talk, and a deep dive into the re-skin of Puyo Puyo that Kirby’s Avalanche really is – so come sit awhile and listen!
Fighter’s History, fresh today, courtesy Nintendo Switch Online’s Super Nintendo platform. What do you think when you see the box art? A little creeped out? Wondering if these are Street Fighter knockoffs so blatant they must be illegal? WRONG! They are very legal very blatant Street Fight knockoffs according to a court of law and we certainly get into it. We talk Funko pops, horror movies, Multiversus, and Pokemon Go. So come sit awhile and listen to a review and history lesson over Fighter’s History!
Final Fantasy VI (World of Ruin) has finally come to pass. Does this episode sound a little different? Well, that may be because we are all wearing masks just to be safe from Ian’s brush with COVID but we still recorded an episode! Courtesy of the Randomizer, we decided to re-record out early episodes where we covered this game for IGN’s Top 100 SNES game. We discussed it over two episodes so we changed it up with our new formula into two again – this time with the World of Balance and the World of Ruin (essentially the front and back halves of the game). So now we get to break down the VERY different half of the game, but just as beloved as the World of Balance. Tyler and Dave break down the game while Ian acts more as an audience surrogate asking some important questions. We have our hearts in this one, so we hope you enjoy.
Rival Turf! We have finally arrived at the last (it’s the first chronologically but the last for us to do) in the Rushing Beat Series. Thanks to Nintendo bringing literally anything Jaleco makes, at whatever discount the license comes at, to the Nintendo Switch Online platform. We have to talk about the movie Prey and many things about the Predator movies. Ian continues with journey into the dark realm of anime, Dave gives us a look into the WB Multiverse game, and Tyler discusses his streaming. And we talk quite a bit about Rival Turf!, what we think about it, and how is compares to the games it tries to emulate. So why not come sit awhile and listen to three old guys talk about an old game. Rival Turf!