The SNES Podcast #75 — Pac-Attack

In this episode Greg and George kick off our ‘summer of guests’ as we welcome back Willie to the podcast! It’s been a long time since Willie joined us and he brings a unique puzzle game called Pac-Attack for us to play. A re-skinning of a Japanese only arcade game with Pac-Man elements, we discuss the history and gameplay of the game, the three modes it has, and if the game is fun and holds up today. Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. for the podcast please post on our FB page or e-mail thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #74 — Operation Thunderbolt

In this episode Greg and George look at the little known sequel to the popular game Operation Wolf, Operation Thunderbolt! The second game from the Wolf Triliogy (the last one never got a home release), this game plays much like Operation Wolf only the game moves up and down as opposed to side to side. The SNES version came out a full six years after the arcade game and we discuss the major differences the SNES version has, how the game is and if it’s fun to play today. Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mail sent to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #73 — Pit Fighter

In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of one of the first arcade games to use digitalized pictures — the fighting game Pit Fighter by Atari. A groundbreaking game when it came out, we look at the history of the game, how the SNES port fares, and if fighting game fans would enjoy this today. If you have any questions, comments, etc. please leave them on our FB page or send me a e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #72 — Nobunaga’s Ambition

In this episode Greg and George look at one of Greg’s favorite games from his childhood, the strategy/simulation game Nobunaga’s Ambition from Koei. Set during the Warring States Period of 16th century Japan, run your fief and engage in tactical battles as you try to unify the country. We discuss the history of the game and the franchise, how it plays, and if it’s worth checking out today. For any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please visit our FB page or send a e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #71 — Phalanx

In this episode Greg and George discuss one of the few side scrolling space shooters on the SNES – Phalanx. Best known for having one of the most infamous box covers in video game history, the game itself is a well built space shooter on a system not known for them. We discuss the strange and weird history of this game, how it plays, if it stands up today, and if it’s enjoyable! Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left either on our FB page or e-mailed to me at thesnsespodcast@yahoo.com. Thanks again for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #70 — Board Games

In this special episode of the SNES Podcast Greg and George are joined by Ferg from the Atari 2600 Game by Game podcast to discuss the board game conversions that were on the SNES. We discuss three games — Monopoly, Clue, and Super Battleship. Some history of the games is gone over, followed by how the games were ported to the SNES and how they play, and if they are worthwhile. Thank you again for your support! If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please check us out on our FB page or you can e-mail me at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com

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The SNES Podcast #69 — Mario Paint

In this episode Greg and George look at the classic creation software game Mario Paint! It shipped with the mouse and had three main parts to it — a drawing program, a music program, and a mini game. We talked about the game’s creation, how each part handles, it’s importance in the industry, and how it holds up today. If you have any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please check us out on our FB post or send a e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #68 — Donkey Kong Country (with Brett Weiss)

In this very special episode of The SNES Podcast, Greg and George are honored to be joined by noted classic video game book author and fellow podcaster Brett Weiss! We discuss his current project of writing not just one but TWO books for the SNES covering the whole library of the games, some of his past work, and motivations for doing this new project along with other things. Then we discuss one of Brett’s favorite SNES games, the classic Donkey Kong Country. Giving it our normal treatment where we look at the game’s history, our experiences with it, and if it holds up today. Listen and get the scoop on Brett’s current project and many other fun things! If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please hit us on our FB page or e-mail me at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #67 — Mahjong and Pachinko

In this special episode Greg and George discuss two of the most popular Japanese games — the tile based game Mahjong and the combo pinball/slot machine game Pachinko. We look at the history of the games, the way to play it, and how the SNES versions of these games fared by looking at several examples. Hopefully you find this interesting! If you have any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please leave us a message on our FB page or contact us at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #66 — Bust A Move

In this episode Greg and George look at the first game of the popular action puzzle series Bust a Move from Taito! Known as Puzzle Bobble outside of North America, this cute and challenging puzzle game features characters and graphics from the well known Bubble Bobble series, and has 100 levels promised to make you insane toward the end! Listen to us discuss this game and how it holds up today. Any feedback, questions, suggestions, etc. can be left for us on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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