Not since Gradius has there been so much debate on how to properly pronounce the name of a video game here on TADPOG. So RAIDEN TRAD. Is it Rye-den Trad? Ray-den Trad? Who knows? (Probably Dave) So please come on a journey with us where we talk about this shooter with plenty of discussion on Slush Puppies, Icee, Jim Varney, Patty Duke and a little Top Gun. Enjoy!
“Pour the silver!” Dave shouted at Tyler. Tyler quickly poured the molten silver into the pentagram mold while chanting the opera scene from Final Fantasy VI backward. “Light our candles at my signal.” Tyler said, he and Dave, nodding to each other. “Now.” Tyler flatly said, as he and Dave lit their replica of the candles Rita Repulsa used to take away the Green Ranger’s powers. “It is finished, The Randomizer is sealed…for now.” Dave said with an exhausted smile. NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT THE SUPER SCOPE! We were given a great gift by Usurper Grimm with a boxed Super Scope. So we have to talk about the Super Scope and it’s packed-in game Super Scope 6. But we do try a hot sauce, talk about port-a-potty problems and delve into some childhood memories. Enjoy!
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.
We’re talking about M.U.S.H.A., the delightfully weird shoot ’em up for the Sega Genesis, which was sent to us by Bloody Handed Otaku of Ziggy Moons Michael. We get into the ins and outs of this game but more importantly: Tyler started playing Pokémon GO, we eat Zebra Nutty Buddies, and we have a serious conversation about the future of calls on the show. Taryn left a voicemail, she’s pissed and she had a sex dream about one of the cohosts.
We’re getting so close to being done with IGN’s Top 100 SNES games, TADPOG Nation. This week we hit #9 with Star Fox. Saint Zach is on leave from the Military so we’re lucky enough to have him in studio this week. Not only to do talk about the polygonal glory of Star Fox but we take a short time to discuss the quality of kisses, how to have a first kiss and how to really mess up a first kiss. There is a quiz. It’s…a quiz. So there’s that.
Welp. We’ve been reading a lot of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Because of its inclusion in the book, we committed to doing an episode on Tempest. That was a mistake. We didn’t have a lot to say about Tempest, but we did end up having a lot of comments on lousy excuses, dick koozies and space underwear. We also take some calls. So pretty much anything but Tempest. If you’re a Tempest enthusiast you’re probably not going to enjoy this show.
Sometimes aliens just won’t respect a well written treaty. It’s times like those that you need a gun, a bro and a malfunctioning helicopter. It’s wartime. It’s Alien Wartime. McElwain (of Mega Man X2 fame) and Jon Turley (of NBA James fame) are our guesthosts. Which one is Jimbo? Which one is Sully? All will be revealed in 2636. Until then, enjoy this episode of TADPOG, where we talk about Contra III: The Alien Wars for the Super Nintendo.
On this episode of TADPOG Original Flavor Wednesday, we get our wading boots on and march through IGN’s #45 ranked SNES game, Gradius III. Expect yelling, cursing, laughing about the yelling and cursing and a special quiz.