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The SNES Podcast

Welcome to The SNES Podcast, brought to you bi-weekly by your hosts Greg (AKA SoulBlazer) and Alessandro Gaudiosi. This is a podcast dedicated to talking about the games of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Any feedback, comments, suggestions, etc. please post on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thesnespodcast or e-mail us at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com
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Nov 17, 2017

In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES conversion of one of the most popular casual sport arcade games -- NBA Jam!  A huge hit when the game came out and spawning a franchise, this over the top 2 on 2 basketball game featured real players and NBA teams with over the top gameplay inspired by Arch Rivals.  We discuss the arcade game and it's history, how the SNES version of the game fared, it's pros and cons, and what we think of the game now.  If you have any questions, comments, etc. please check out our FB page or send a e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Nov 3, 2017

In this episode Greg and George discuss the unique and ahead of it's time tactical RPG game Ogre Battle!  The start of the franchise, this is a very rare SNES game with only 25,000 copies printed but is more common in it's latter PlayStation remake.  We discuss the game and why it's unique, what the game has going for it, and if it holds up today.  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our Facebook page or e-mailed to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Oct 20, 2017

In this episode Greg and George look at the obscure sequel to one of Atari's biggest arcade games -- Paperboy!  Only released for home systems, Paperboy 2 is a expanded version of the classic arcade game, with three different maps, a lot more obstacles and challenges, and much worse music.  We talk about the game and the impact it had, how it fares to compared to the original, and if it's fun to play.  Please leave any feedback, suggestions, etc. on our FB page or send a e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Oct 6, 2017

In this episode Greg and George discuss a RPG that didn't get much love when it first came out but has since become a cult classic -- the quirky, strange, and charming game Earthbound!  A whimsical take on how the Japanese see American culture, we go into depth on this on the gameplay, graphics, what this game does right, and if it's worth all the praise.  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our Facebook page or sent via e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Sep 23, 2017

In this episode Greg and George discuss the obscure port of the Capcom arcade game King of Dragons, one of many 'hack and slash' games that were in the arcades at the time.  We discuss the gameplay and the unique things about it, the graphics and the music, how the game plays and why it's so expensive!  As always we welcome all questions, comments, feedback, etc. and you can contact us on our FB page or via e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Sep 9, 2017

In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of one of the most famous (and infamous) video games of all time, the classic FPS game Doom!  We discuss the hurdles that were jumped to get Doom onto 16 bit hardware, how the game plays compared to the original PC version, and what's good and bad about it.  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Aug 26, 2017

In this episode Greg and George are joined by Tim from the Super Podcast Bros podcast to discuss a Square RPG that never came out in the west -- Live-A-Live!  Tim picked this game for us and he explains why he loves it so much and why we really enjoyed it also, along with the game's unique chapter based gameplay system, the great music, and the correct way to pronounce the game's name!  If you have any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please leave them on our Facebook game or e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Aug 13, 2017

In this episode Greg and George are joined by Will as we discuss a game Will brought to the podcast....Yoshi's Safari!  One of the few Super Scope games for the SNES, this strange but charming game feels out of place coming from Nintendo as you battle King Koopa and company while riding on the back of Yoshi.  We discuss how the game plays, if it holds up today, and other how weird it is that Nintendo made this game!  Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Jul 30, 2017

In this episode Greg and George are joined once again by the amazing Podfather, Ferg!  We discuss the SNES versions of three game shows that were popular at the time and still are popular today -- Jeopardy, Family Feud, and Wheel of Fortune.  The three of us talk about the gameplay, graphics, voices and music, and how the game compared to the game show itself and if it's still fun today.  If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Jul 25, 2017

In this episode, Greg and George are joined special guest Aaron as we talk about an obscure action RPG that Aaron brought to the table -- Brain Lord from Enix.  This short game is packed with puzzles and challenging boss fights, a really good sound track, and offers gameplay with elements of Zelda and Soul Blazer mixed into it.  The three of us discuss the game, how it plays, and if it's worth checking out.  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or you can e-mail me at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Jul 1, 2017

In this special episode of the SNES Podcast we are one again joined by Nick Baldridge as we discuss one of only a few pinball games to come out on the SNES -- Pinball Dreams!  A port of the very popular Amiga pinball game (and DICE's first video game ever), Nick brings his vast knowledge and in depth love of pinball to the podcast as we discuss the game's four tables, how the physics operate, and how the game plays and holds up today.  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!

Jun 18, 2017

In this episode Greg and George kick off our 'summer of guests' as we welcome back Willie to the podcast!  It's been a long time since Willie joined us and he brings a unique puzzle game called Pac-Attack for us to play.  A re-skinning of a Japanese only arcade game with Pac-Man elements, we discuss the history and gameplay of the game, the three modes it has, and if the game is fun and holds up today.  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. for the podcast please post on our FB page or e-mail thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Jun 4, 2017

In this episode Greg and George look at the little known sequel to the popular game Operation Wolf, Operation Thunderbolt!  The second game from the Wolf Triliogy (the last one never got a home release), this game plays much like Operation Wolf only the game moves up and down as opposed to side to side.  The SNES version came out a full six years after the arcade game and we discuss the major differences the SNES version has, how the game is and if it's fun to play today.  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mail sent to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

May 20, 2017

In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of one of the first arcade games to use digitalized pictures -- the fighting game Pit Fighter by Atari.  A groundbreaking game when it came out, we look at the history of the game, how the SNES port fares, and if fighting game fans would enjoy this today.  If you have any questions, comments, etc. please leave them on our FB page or send me a e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

May 8, 2017

In this episode Greg and George look at one of Greg's favorite games from his childhood, the strategy/simulation game Nobunaga's Ambition from Koei.  Set during the Warring States Period of 16th century Japan, run your fief and engage in tactical battles as you try to unify the country.  We discuss the history of the game and the franchise, how it plays, and if it's worth checking out today.  For any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please visit our FB page or send a e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Apr 22, 2017

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!

Apr 6, 2017

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

Mar 25, 2017

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!

Mar 11, 2017

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!

Feb 25, 2017

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!

Feb 12, 2017

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!

Jan 27, 2017

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!

Jan 14, 2017

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!

Jan 1, 2017

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!

Dec 18, 2016

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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