Episode 25: 2015 Game of the Year Special

This week, the Half-Glass Gaming podcast looks back at the best games of 2015 and compare them with the best games of 1995.

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

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

  • Donkey Kong Country
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Gwent
  • Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
  • Bubsy 4 (never actually made)
  • Siphon Filter
  • Bubsy 3D
  • Alpha Waves
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Super Mario 64
  • Tomb Raider (PSOne)
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • Yakuza 5
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Her Story
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Metal Gear (series)
  • Silent Hill (series)
  • Life Is Strange
  • Prune (iOS)
  • Sunless Sea
  • The Beginner’s Guide
  • Grand Theft Auto (series)
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Batman: Arkham (series)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Fallout (series)
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Witcher (series)
  • Undertale
  • Minecraft
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Fallout 4
  • The Long Dark
  • DayZ
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Underrail
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Super Smash Bros. (2014)
  • Far Cry 4
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • SOMA
  • Monster Hunter (series)
  • Phantasy Star Online
  • Splatoon
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Call of Doody (heh heh heh)
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Rocket League
  • EarthBound
  • Shin Megami Tensei (series)
  • Dishonored
  • Until Dawn
  • Infamous
  • Fallout 3
  • Mad Max (2015)
  • Just Cause 3
  • Bloodborne
  • Contradiction (2015 FMV game)
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Worms (1995)
  • Angry Birds
  • Twisted Metal 2
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Command & Conquer (PSOne)
  • Twisted Metal
  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
  • Chrono Cross
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Tekken 2
  • Tekken 3
  • Street Fighter V
  • Shaq Fu
  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
  • The Dig
  • Myst
  • Clock Tower
  • Silent Hill
  • Terranigma
  • Secret of Mana
  • Illusion of Gaia
  • Ristar
  • Comix Zone
  • Tales (series)
  • Tales of Zestiria
  • Rayman (1995)
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • Rayman (series)
  • Kirby (series)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 2
  • The Witcher 4 (hypothetical game)
  • BioShock Infinite
  • The Last of Us
  • I Am Alive
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Firewatch
  • The Witness
  • Persona 5
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  • Nier
  • Nier Automata
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Assassin’s Creed (series)

Episode 24: No Christmas for Piper

To celebrate the holidays, we look at seasons and festivities in video games, and we jab about the annoying little journalist Piper from Fallout 4.

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

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

  • Harvest Moon (SNES)
  • EarthBound
  • Secret of Mana
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Fallout 4
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
  • Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
  • Shenmue
  • Don’t Starve
  • Minecraft
  • Madden (series)
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Grand Theft Auto Online
  • Bully
  • The Last of Us
  • Yakuza 5
  • Yakuza 0
  • The Simpsons: Hit & Run
  • Kingdom of Loathing
  • The Lord of the Rings Online
  • Final Fantasy XI
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Mafia II
  • Need for Speed (series)
  • Robot Tank (Atari 2600)
  • Animal Crossing (series)
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Atelier (series)
  • Hitman: Contracts
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • The Sims
  • SimCity (series)
  • The Sims 4
  • The Sims 2

Episode 23: Pirates on a Sea of Milk

In this episode, we take a deep look into the Mega Man franchise, which is delightful and far more confusing than you might expect.

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

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

  • Super Mario Maker
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man Legacy  Collection
  • Mega Man X
  • Cocoron
  • Pac-Man
  • Mega Man 7
  • Mega Man X2
  • Mega Man X3
  • Mega Man Battle Network (series)
  • Pokémon (series)
  • Digimon (series)
  • Monster Rancher (series)
  • Mega Man Legends
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mega Man 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • The Legend of Zelda (series)
  • Mega Man 4
  • Mega Man 6
  • Mega Man 2
  • Mega Man 3
  • Shovel Knight
  • Area 51 (1995 arcade game)
  • Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters (1996 arcade game)
  • Power Stone (series)
  • Super Smash Bros. (series)
  • Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch (fan-made game)
  • Doom
  • Mighty No. 9
  • Red Ash
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Sweet Fuse: At Your Side
  • Dead Rising (series)
  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
  • Onimusha (series)
  • BUGS vs. TANKS
  • Resident Evil 4
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

Episode 22: Whale Sauce

In this episode, we take a deep-sea adventure to explore underwater video games and levels. From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to BioShock, from Super Mario Bros. to Black Ops 3, from Polaris to fish possession in Dishonored, we’ve got a long list of games that allow you to wet yourself.

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

Here’s a list of every game we mentioned in this episode:

  • Life Is Strange
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Mega Man
  • Shovel Knight
  • Super Metroid
  • Tomb Raider
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Minecraft
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Mega Man 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Super Mario 64
  • Polaris (Atari 2600)
  • Jungle Hunt
  • Frogger 2
  • Seaquest
  • Twisted Metal
  • Vigilante 8
  • Critical Depth
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Last of Us
  • Mother 3 (Japan)
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Dino Crisis 2
  • Submerged
  • Dead Space
  • BioShock
  • BioShock 2
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Myst
  • No Man’s Sky
  • ABZÛ
  • Journey
  • Classroom Aquatic
  • Tangiers
  • Dishonored
  • Odell Lake
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s
  • Aquanaut’s Holiday
  • Seaman
  • Deadly Premonition
  • Hey You, Pikachu!

Episode 19: Amiiboversary

The gang celebrates the one-year anniversary of the first amiibo wave by exploring Nintendo’s salacious history and reminiscing about Game Boy peripherals.

Episode 17: Kaizeru-Hige

In this episode, we’re talking facial hair on Josh and in Japan, and that leads into a fascinating discussion of the JRPG genre.

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

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

  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • The Last of Us
  • Deadly Premonition
  • Don’t Starve
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  • The Dragon & Princess (1982)
  • Dragon Quest (originally Dragon Warrior)
  • The Portopia Serial Murder Case
  • Metal Gear (series)
  • Silent Hills
  • Final Fantasy (series)
  • Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (1981)
  • Lode Runner
  • Wild Arms
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
  • Mass Effect (series)
  • Diablo
  • Baldur’s Gate
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1984)
  • Zork
  • Donkey Kong
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario 64
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition (series)
  • Final Fantasy XII
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Tales of Graces f
  • Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Lost Dimensions
  • Child of Light
  • Dark Souls
  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • Bravely Default
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
  • Wild Arms: Alter Code F
  • Mother 3
  • Persona 5
  • Gwent

Episode 16 : Sexy Sriracha Cheerleader Person of Things

It’s an evening of Halloween madness as the gang chats sexy costumes, creepy urban legends, and scary video games. Grab some candy, put on some zombie makeup, and feast on some Half-Glass Gaming!

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

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

  • Super Mario Bros. (series)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (series)
  • Pokémon Red & Green
  • Pokémon Black (the fake one, not the real one)
  • The Smurfs’ Nightmare
  • Minecraft
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
  • Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
  • Fatal Frame
  • Corpse Party (series)
  • Silent Hill: Origins
  • Friday the 13th (NES)
  • Dino Crisis
  • P.T.
  • Silent Hills (cancelled game)
  • Dead Space
  • Resident Evil (series)
  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s
  • Metro 2033
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • SOMA
  • BioShock
  • Half-Life
  • Clock Tower
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Mother 3
  • World of Warcraft
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Episode 15 : A Freaking Sci-Fi Boy Band with Light Swords

From EA’s Battlefront beta to Super Star Wars (and some even older stuff than that), we cover several decades of Star Wars video games.

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

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

  • Star Wars Battlefront (2015)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront (2004)
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Forza Motorsport (series)
  • Mario Kart (series)
  • Need for Speed (series)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
  • Burnout (series)
  • Battlefield (series)
  • Fallout 4
  • Harvest Moon (series)
  • Not the Robots
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (series)
  • Super Star Wars
  • Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode I: Racer (N64)
  • Star Wars: Racer Arcade
  • Wipeout (PSOne)
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (series)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • SoulCalibur (series)
  • Starblade
  • Star Fox
  • Star Wars (1987, Japan)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi
  • Maniac Mansion
  • Star Wars: The Arcade Game (Atari 2600)
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600)
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600)
  • Star Wars: Jedi Arena (Atari 2600)
  • Starhawk (1979 arcade game)
  • Starhawk (2012 PS3 game)
  • Sam & Max (series)
  • The Curse of Monkey Island
  • Gladius
  • Grim Fandango
  • Mercenaries
  • The Secret of Monkey Island
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors
  • Star Wars 1313
  • Uncharted (series)
  • Gears of War (series)
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • LEGO Star Wars
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Episode 14: Dudes in Ties

You want a factoid-packed discussion on sound design? We hope so, because that’s exactly what we’re delivering (in the Reverend’s drunkest episode yet). Plus, one of us got a PlayStation Vita, and another one of us overheard some really strange conversations.

Plus, for more information on Color a Dinosaurcheck out this Retrovolve article.

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

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

  • Mother 3
  • Shovel Knight
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Gwent
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Final Fantasy X
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • No Man’s Sky
  • The Last of Us
  • Doom
  • Ridge Racer V
  • Resident Evil
  • Super Mario 64
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Payday: The Heist
  • Submerged
  • Color a Dinosaur
  • Cool Spot
  • Mario Paint
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (series)
  • Metal Gear Solid (series)
  • Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  • Road Rash
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Journey
  • Grand Theft Auto (series)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Limbo
  • Dead Space
  • Sweet Home (NES)
  • Yakuza (series)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (series)
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
  • Bastion
  • Transistor
  • Fallout 3
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy (series)

Episode 13: The Voluntary Cow Extinction Movement

After updating our listeners on our progress in Shovel Knight, The Witcher 3, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, we get way into Minecraft. Like, way way into it. Check it out!

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

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

  • Shovel Knight
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Gwent
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • Super Meat Boy
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Journey
  • Peggle
  • Minecraft
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Portal
  • Infiniminer
  • Terraria
  • Rogue
  • Starbound
  • Call of Duty (series)

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

Episode 11: Consistently Better Than Babies

In this episode, we talk about challenge. What makes a game difficult? Can difficult games and good level design co-exist? We think so.

Also, we have a pretty intense conversation about highway billboards. You don’t want to miss it.

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

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

  • Fallout 3
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Tetris
  • Columns
  • La Pucelle: Tactics
  • Mega Man (series)
  • Mega Man 3
  • Bloodborne
  • Castlevania
  • Rygar
  • Ace Attorney (series)
  • Matt Hazard (series)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Battletoads
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • King’s Knight
  • Final Fantasy (series)
  • 1941
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Game Boy)
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Long Live the Queen
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • I Wanna Be the Guy: The Movie: The Game
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Metro 2033
  • Resident Evil
  • Metroid
  • GoldenEye 007
  • Disgaea (series)
  • Call of Duty (series)
  • Mother 3
  • Silent Hill 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Dark Souls
  • Dark Souls II
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Ico
  • Chrono Trigger
  • BioShock Infinite
  • BioShock
  • Submerged

 

Episode 10: Carlos Menception

This week, we talk about everyone’s favorite green-clad, Master Sword-wielding, pantsless hero: Link. That’s right, this is our Legend of Zelda jaw session. Plus, the Reverend gets an ulcer, Mandi’s fans get an official title, Julian sells his soul for a PS4, Pillowcase Head emerges from the shadows, and Josh tells lots and lots of stories.

Oh, and stick around for a Zelda-themed bonus track by an amazing band.

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

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

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Dying Light
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect
  • Just Cause 2
  • Dark Void
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Max Payne
  • Constantine
  • The Binding of Isaac
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
  • For the Frog the Bell Tolls
  • Fire Emblem (series)
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Pac-Man
  • Minecraft
  • Infiniminer
  • MS Paint
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Episode 9: Inherently Impervious to Bullet Damage

This week, we delve into the topic of sandbox games and open world games. Of course, none of this happens until after Mandi attempts to acquire yak-based superpowers and ends up with mediocre coffee instead.

And, for all of you wondering, the Witcher 3 references are back!

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

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

  • Grand Theft Auto (series)
  • StarCraft II
  • Catherine
  • Pitfall (Atari 2600)
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
  • Animal Crossing
  • Fallout 3
  • Domestic Dog Simulator
  • Infamous
  • Prototype
  • The Darkness
  • The Withcer 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Worms 
  • Galaga
  • Saints Row IV
  • Dishonored
  • Hitman (series)
  • Dues Ex (series)
  • SimCity
  • Grand Theft Auto Online
  • The Lord of the Rings Online
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Minecraft
  • Shenmue
  • The Sims (series)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Yakuza (series)
  • Fallout 4
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (series)
  • King’s Quest 6
  • Dick Tracy (NES)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mafia II
  • L.A. Noire
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Fallout 3
  • Half-Life 2
  • Dear Esther
  • Gone Home
  • Counter-Strike
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Portal
  • Narbacular Drop
  • Defense of the Ancients (DotA)
  • Warcraft III
  • Mario Paint
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Terraria
  • Starbound
  • Submerged
  • The Last of Us

Episode 8: I’m from the Future

Hop in your DeLorean, grab your Ocarina, and join us for a journey through time; this is our time travel extravaganza. Featuring everything from Chrono Trigger to Back to the Future for NES to Life Is Strange, our conversation moves at 88 miles per hour. Oh, and we also toss in a discussion of movies, as well as hats that people who like metal wear.

Fun fact: This is our first episode without a Witcher 3 reference.

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

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

  • Back to the Future (NES)
  • Back to the Future Part II and III (NES)
  • Super Back to the Future Part II (Super Famicom)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (series)
  • Life Is Strange
  • Prince of Persia (series)
  • Chrono Trigger
  • E.V.O.: Search for Eden
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
  • Renegade III: The Final Chapter
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Time Lord (NES)
  • Spot Goes to Hollywood
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Secret of Evermore
  • Singularity (2010)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog CD
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials & Tribulations
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Pokémon (series)
  • Duke Nukem
  • BioShock Infinite
  • The Last of Us
  • Dear Esther
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • Gone Home
  • Myst
  • Psychic Detective (1995 FMV game)
  • King’s Quest (2015)
  • Braid

Episode 7: The Wasserman Sizzle

After spending a drunken night playing arcade brawlers, we take an informative dive into the classic genre. We’ve got Streets of Rage, we’ve got Golden Axe, and we’ve got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Also, we’ve got plenty of Wasserman.

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

Here’s a complete list of games we mention in this article:

  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Gwent
  • Sly Cooper
  • Spider-Man (1991 arcade game)
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Streets of Rage
  • Double Dragon
  • Battletoads
  • Golden Axe (series)
  • Aliens vs. Predator (1994 arcade game)
  • Cliffhanger (Sega Genesis)
  • Final Fight
  • Demolition Man (FMV game)
  • Grief Syndrome (Puella Magi Madoka Magica doujin game)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989 arcade game)
  • X-Men (1992 arcade game)
  • Aladdin (Sega Genesis)
  • The Lion King (Sega Genesis)
  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers (NES)
  • Darkwing Duck (NES)
  • DuckTales (NES)
  • Micky Mania
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (series)
  • Bucky O’Hare (1992 arcade game)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game
  • Dragon’s Crown
  • River City Ransom
  • Charlie Murder
  • The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (1993 arcade game)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (1996 arcade game)
  • Samurai Warrior: The Battles of Usagi Yojimbo
  • Abyss Odyssey
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Contra (series)
  • Narc
  • Renegade
  • Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (Japan)
  • Sword of Sodan
  • Golden Axe (1989 arcade game)
  • Starblade (1991 arcade game)
  • Crazy Taxi (1999 arcade game)
  • Jurassic Park (1994 arcade game)
  • Virtual-On (arcade game series)
  • Alien vs. Predator (SNES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • The Death and Return of Superman (SNES)
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Bad Dudes Vs DragonNinja (1988 arcade game)
  • Spartan X (1984 arcade game, Japan version)
  • Kung-Fu Master (1984 arcade game, US version)
  • God of War
  • Batman: Arkham (series)

Episode 6: Pac-Man with a Plumber

This episode is jam-packed with goodness, as we dive into the topic of graphical quality. How do we define “good graphics”? How much impact do graphics have on our impressions of the games we love (or hate)? Is the push for realism impacting gameplay experiences?

Also, we talk about why Tetris is one of the best games of all time, and why Columns isn’t.

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

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

  • Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
  • Mother 3
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Gwent
  • Sega Genesis Classic Game Cosole
  • Spider-Man Plug ‘n Play
  • Columns
  • Tetris
  • Dr. Mario
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Secret of Mana
  • Twisted Metal 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Heavy Rain
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Journey
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • The Last of Us
  • Minecraft
  • Far Cry 4
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose!
  • Lagrange Point
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Mike Tyson’s Punchout!!
  • Star Fox
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Resident Evil
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Tomb Raider (PSOne)
  • Breath of Fire IV
  • Paper Mario
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Wolfenstein 3D
  • Doom
  • Infiniminer
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Pac-Man
  • Pokémon (series)
  • Monster Party (NES)
  • Kirby (series)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • NBA Jam
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Bastion