Retropod – Episode 5

Hold onto your pants lest I come relieve you of them, it’s time for more Retropod! We’ve been suspiciously absent lately, and for good reason I assure you. Read and listen on!

Cliff Notes

0:49 – Welcome to the show!

1:10 – We are not dead, but we are limping and stumbling along.

1:56 – Videogames don’t turn your brain to mush, school does!

2:38 – What we’ve been playing!

3:15 – A prequel…that doesn’t suck?!

3:50 – Redefining retro and realizing just how old we are.

5:54 – Would you like baby mode or super rape mode?

6:27 – …yes, he just did that. And yes, now I really want to watch an episode or 20.

6:53 – Second hardest Mickey game ever.

7:24 – Bayou fucking Billy.

7:38 – R.I.P. Data.

9:29 – Mickey Mania! Ehhhhh…

10:33 – Megaman X Disney?

11:06 – Nintendo’s secret agenda! Le gasp!

11:34 – Listener questions and bad impressions!

11:50 – From G, “What sport would TMNT’s Casey Jones excel at?”

13:00 – …I didn’t think there were any, but…hmm…probably ought to check on Wiki later.

14:09 – Also from G, “Who else should be in the Super Mario Crossover?”

15:28 – Mario vs. Sonic!

16:13 – Super Sonic Crossover?!

18:06 – Megaman 7 and 8? Oh, here we go…

19:40 – Captain N! Yes, again!

19:55 – From G yet again, “Thoughts on Super Dodgeball, Bionic Commando, and/or Golgo 13.”

20:22 – Crash n The Boys’ Street Challenge! Fuck yeah!

21:36 – Golgo 13, the anime vs. the games.

22:41 – I reveal one of Bionic Commando’s greatest secrets. SRD needs a moment.

24:29 – O ye of little faith. The NES did have violence, cursing, and head explosions.

25:16 – Ahhh, Burger Time. Second best game ever where you get to fight off wieners. Don’t ask about the first best one.

26:09 – The eternal answer.

26:25 – SRD’s first videogame purchase.

27:02 – My videogame purchasing experiences, with apologies to my mother.

28:11 – Hail to the king, baby!

28:56 – Opportunistic buying…always fun.

29:29 – Then I drank several gallons of lon lon milk to recover my strength.

29:53 – And now the Nintendo 64 story, with NO apologies to my mother.

30:55 – Ahh, Nintendo Power promotional VHS tapes…

33:57 – Yeah, why the hell not?

34:45 – “But I got her back with the Zelda!” Zing! Errrghh…

34:55 – Outro!

Games Mentioned

Adventures of Bayou Billy
Animal Crossing series
Bionic Commando
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Boy and His Blob – Trouble on Blobonia
Castlevania series
Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers 1 and 2
Chrono Cross
Darkwing Duck
Diddy Kong Racing
Duck Tales
Duke Nukem 3D
Fester’s Quest
Final Fantasy series
GoldenEye 007
Golgo 13 – Top Secret Episode
Kid Icarus
Kunio-Kun series
Legend of Zelda series
Lufia 2 – Rise of the Sinistrals
M.C. Kids
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Mario Kart series
Mario Party
Mario Tennis
Mega Man series
Metroid series
Mickey Mania – The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mousecapade
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
NBA Street
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
NFL Blitz
NFL Street
Ninja Gaiden
Pacman series
Plants vs. Zombies
Puzzle Quest – Challenge of the Warlords
Rygar series
Sega Soccer Slam
MegaTen series
Sonic the Hedgehog series
Star Fox 64
Super Mario Bros. series
Super Mario Crossover
Super Smash Bros. series
Tale Spin
Ys series

The Intro Outro Retro Game

This week I’ll be breaking tradition just a bit to throw on some tracks that SRD has recommended. The rule to be broken is that this week instead of the game being something totally not mentioned in the Games Mentioned list, it already HAS been mentioned. This should make it easier to guess, so for now, no hints, but I will start to provide them if you feel it’s too difficult.

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18 Responses to “Retropod – Episode 5”

  1. _G_ says:

    Ha ha ha! Survivor Naut Gunsage!! Casey Jones did carry around some golf clubs in that bag of tricks, but cricket is pretty good answer. I don’t think Jones could skate. 🙂

    Super Mario Cross over is here (They’ve added Sophia III from Blaster Master since GS’s last check in):

    FOR SHAME SRD, NO BIONIC COMMANDO!! 🙂 I saved up money for almost a half a year for it. Yeah, the lack of a save feature or password was a pain. You had to leave that NES on overnight to win the SOB. The bionic arm was great.

    If it looks fun, it’s worth a chance… every time! 🙂

    Mortal Kombat banhammered SRD and his brother by the parents? :(.

    You guys had meal cards? Wow. In Canucklehead land, we just brought our lunches from K through 12. That’s pretty different from my experience. Huh…

    The saving money story was rather funny, see Bionic Commando. I don’t think my parents ever realized the epic violence was fantastic when I was a lad. It was like G.I. Joe except bullets hit people.

  2. SRD says:

    I remember almost none of this.

  3. Gunneth O'Sage says:

    Really? No one's guessing at the intro/outro? Come on!

  4. PatMan says:

    I will give this a listen this weekend!

  5. PatMan says:

    Finished listening to it as it was a short show this week. Good episode guys keep up the good work and I hope the next retropod has less issues and is out a little faster next time for our retro listening ears !

  6. Gunneth O'Sage says:

    Nobody wants to play the intro/outro game? I am saddened.

  7. gunsage says:

    Nobody wants to play the intro/outro game? I am saddened.

  8. PatMan says:

    I am trying to remember the game, I can almost pick it out, at least I think I can… this one if a tough one Mr Gunsage.

  9. gunsage says:

    It's not so tough. Here's a hint. The game involves a small child and a hideous alien from another world that is able to transmute himself upon obtaining sucrose. Lots of puzzle platforming stuff, too.

  10. _G_ says:

    Ahh, so it's a Boy and his Blob then. Or so I would guess, not as familiar with the soundtrack of that one as I would like to be. Great game.

  11. gunsage says:

    G takes the gold! Or…gil? Rupees? GP? Something.