Episode 112: Blaster Master

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross blow through Blaster Master.

We've covered several NES platformers on the show, but mostly from bigger publishers. Capcom and Konami are mainstays, and of course we've talked a lot about Nintendo itself, but SunSoft has racked up more Abject Suffering entries than WOFF! entries. Blaster Master is a varied and eclectic game with some neat ideas and inconsistent execution. Those neat ideas count for a lot, though, and ambition gets points.


Episode 22: Bionic Commando

Episode 20: Deja Vu, Uninvited, and Shadowgate

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross die repeatedly in their attempt to talk about the MacVenture games (Deja Vu, Uninvited, and Shadowgate).

Hi! Can I ask you a question? Do you like pointing? Do you like clicking? Then you’ll sure love these three games. Before LucasArts, there was the MacVenture series… a group of games that pioneered the graphical point-and-click adventure genre as we know it. This episode is a rapid-fire revue of three of the four games in the series: Deja Vu, Uninvited, and most famously, Shadowgate.

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Episode 13: Duck Tales

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross capitalize on the nostalgic popularity of Duck Tales.

Duck Tales is regarded as one of the best NES games, and for good reason. Scrooge’s journey from the Himalayas to Transylvania to the Moon and back to Transylvania a few more times is one of the most novel and fun platformers around. Plus, that Moon music.

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