Episode 12: What’s Heroic About Getting Your Finger Bitten Off?

This week, we talk about the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, The Lord of the Rings, and Shovel Knight. That may or may not include an update on Pillowcase Head’s relationship status. Plus, we get into the nitty gritty of the platformer genre. Obviously, we’ve got plenty of Mega Man, plenty of Mario, and plenty of Bubsy. Make like the Shovel Knight and dig in!

You can also listen to this episode on Retrovolve.com.

Here’s a full list of games we mention in this episode:

  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Shovel Knight
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • DuckTales (NES)
  • Mega Man (series)
  • Battletoads
  • Donkey Kong
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Puzzle Bobble (Bust-a-Move)
  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man X
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (series)
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Bubsy 3D
  • Alpha Waves
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Bubsy 4 (never actually made)
  • Siphon Filter
  • Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron
  • Rogue
  • Cool Spot
  • Spot Goes to Hollywood
  • Jumping Flash!
  • Road Rash
  • 2Xtreme
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Max Payne
  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Dishonored
  • Prince of Persia (series)
  • Braid
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Lemmings
  • The Humans
  • Kirby (series)
  • Rayman (series)
  • Rayman Legends
  • Final Fantasy VI