Episode 134: Elite Beat Agents / Rhythm Heaven

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross groove to Elite Beat Agents and Rhythm Heaven.

This summer, we decided to let our listeners decide which rhythm games we should play. The resounding winners were to non-peripheral Nintendo DS rhythm games that couldn't be any more different. Elite Beat Agents is soaking in charm, but we find a lot of problems with it mechanically and musically. Meanwhile, Rhythm Heaven is drenched in charm, and manages to be in the upper echelon of games we've played for the show.

Episode 116: Dragon Quest Adventures: Rocket Slime

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross gush about Dragon Quest Adventures: Rocket Slime.

This is the first Dragon Quest game we've covered, and of course it had to be a weird one. Rocket Slime trades in the turn-based combat for top-down action and surprisingly deep tank battles. A unique movement and attack mechanic, along with the oodles of puns, make Rocket Slime a must-play if you have a DS.


Episode 106: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross branch out into Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.

999 is the winner of our Summer Reading poll. Considered by most to be one of the best entries in the Visual Novel(ish) genre, we take a look and see if it holds up to scrutiny. What we find is that 999 is a divisive game, leading to a classic WOFF barnburner.