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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The SNES Podcast #61 — Star Ocean

In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only SNES game — Star Ocean, a RPG with a sci-fi setting strongly inspired by Star Trek and the start of a great and popular series. This game is easily found online as a translated ROM done by fans or there’s a remake that was released in the west for the PSP. We discuss the history of the game and the series, how the game plays, how it compares to others in the series, and if it holds up today! Any questions, comments, feedback, 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 #60 — Wings 2: Aces High

In this episode Greg and George look at a early SNES game you probably never played, much less heard off — a ‘sequel’ to the classic Amiga game Wings by Cinemaware (which has a remake available on GOG, Steam, and Mobile and is very good!). We say ‘sequel’ cause this game wasn’t really designed to follow up on Wings, but shares some of the mission layout, gameplay, and tactics of the original game. But is it worth playing? Join us as we discuss this and give the game the usual coverage. Any feedback, questions, comments, 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 #59 — Rock n’ Roll Racing

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the very first games that Blizzard developed (back before they were even KNOWN as Blizzard), a fun racing game called Rock n’ Roll Racing! In the spirt of RC Pro Am race around strange tracks with three other AI and blow them up in order to make sure that you place first. Showing the trademark bright and colorful Blizzard graphics and licensed rock and roll music, listen to us talk about this challenging and different racing game and if it holds up today. Any feedback, questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to us at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks again!

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The SNES Podcast #58 — Rampart

In this episode Greg and George discuss the SNES port of the popular Atari Games arcade game Rampart from 1990. A mix of action, strategy, and puzzle elements come together very well in this great pseudo early tower defense game as you protect your castle, rebuild and expand it, and destroy enemies with cannon fires and also with engaging one and two player modes. Listen to us talk about how the game plays, what’s new and enhanced on the SNES version of the game, and if it holds up today! Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our Facebook page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #57 — The Adventures of Batman and Robin

In this episode Greg and George look at the underrated and uncommon Konami game The Adventures of Batman and Robin! Based off the Fox Kids animated series which ran from 1993-1996, this beat em up game has elements of action and platforming in it and captures the look and feel of the cartoon perfectly. Listen to this episode to find out what Greg and George think about this game and if it’s worth playing today. Any questions, feedback, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or sent via e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com We are a proud member of both the Throwback Network and Retro Junkies. Thanks again for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #56 — WIng Commander

In this episode Greg and George take a look at another PC to SNES conversion, this time Chris Robert’s groundbreaking combat flight sim from 1990 Wing Commander! We discuss the differences in the port, a rough history of the series, how the game plays, and how it holds up today. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please comment on our FB page or send a e-mail to the SNES Podcast at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com Thanks in advance.

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The SNES Podcast #55 — Super Mario RPG

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the classic RPG’s that came out on the SNES, the spiritual prequel to the Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi series — Super Mario RPG! A joint venture between Nintendo and Square, this RPG placed Mario and friends in new worlds facing new foes and new challenges all in a RPG setting. How does this game play and compare to later Mario RPG games and compare today? We talk about all this and more in this episode! If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please hit us on our FB page or send a e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com Thank you again for your support!

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The SNES Podcast #54 — Gradius III

In this episode Greg and George discuss the SNES port of the arcade classic Gradius III. Introduced to home gamers on the NES, the Gradius series continued on the SNES as one of the launch titles. We talk about how this port compares to the arcade version, how it holds up today, and perhaps the correct way to pronounce the game title! Check out the other podcast George and I do together, PlayStation Power, for a companion episode on Gradius III and IV on that console. Any questions, comments, suggestions, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or sent via e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com mailbox. Thanks as always for listening!

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The SNES Podcast #53 — WWF Royal Rumble

Are you ready to rumble? In this episode Greg and George take a look at a genre that George is a big fan off but not of this generation and Greg has very little experience with — a wrestling game! We look at the second ‘official’ wrestling game for the SNES and considered by many to be the best, WWF Royal Rumble. How does this game play, compare to other wrestling games, and hold up today? Listen to find out! Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks for your support!

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