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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The SNES Podcast #65 — Choplifter III

In this episode, Greg and George discuss the obscure spiritual sequel to one of the best computer games of the 1980’s — Choplifter! Most of the classic gameplay was kept intact for this new SNES version, with updated graphics, music, stages, boss fights, power up’s, and more! So how does all this work in practice? Tune in to find out! Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #64 — Street Combat

In this episode Greg and George look at the obscure fighting game Street Combat. Released during the SF II craze, this game came out in Japan as a Ramma themed game but all of that and more was changed for the US release. How did the game turn out and were the changes for the best or worst? Tune in to find out! Any comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com Thanks again for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #63 — College Slam

In this episode George is joined by special guest host Joe to discuss one of Joe’s favorite SNES sports games — College Jam, which has been compared to NBA Jam just at the college level. Listen to these two discuss the game, the merits of it, and how it holds up today. Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to us at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #62 — Daze Before Christmas

In this Christmas themed episode Greg and Gorge examine a rare SNES platformer aimed at kids where you have to help Santa free his elves and get the presents back so he can deliver them via sleigh to the good boys and girls of the world. Released only in Australia in this SNES Port (the North American version was finished but never released), we talk about this unique game, one of the only full price and full scale Christmas themed commercial game releases and if it’s any good or not. Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our Facebook page or sent via e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks as always for listening!

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