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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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Oct 5, 2018

In this episode, we both celebrate the recent release of the PS4 Spider Man game and the release of Venom on the big screen today by covering a game that has both of them -- Maximum Carnage!  The first video game to be taken directly from a comic book story, this game features the ability to play as either Spider Man or Venom as they team up to stop Carnage from terrorizing New York City.  We examine this beat-em-up game to see how it plays and how much fun it is 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!

Sep 21, 2018

In this episode Greg and George re-visit a game that Greg covered by himself way back in Episode 20 -- the overlooked and hidden gem Uncharted Waters!  We also look at the game that came before it, New Horizons.  Another franchise that has been much more popular in Japan compared to the west, these Koei games have you doing a little bit of everything -- adventure, RPG, sailing, tactical ship battles, one on one duels, card games, trading, exploring, and resource management.  We look at the games graphics, soundtracks, what you can do in the games, and how they hold up today.  Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Sep 7, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at a game based off three of the most popular movies of all time -- Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures!  Developed by Factor 5 who would go on to make the Star Wars Rogue Squadron games and using the same engine as the Super Star Wars games, you play Indie in a platformer based off the original movies, you control Indie as he whips, shoots, jumps, and rolls through numerous stages.  We discuss how the game plays and how faithful it is to the movies, the graphics and music, and how it holds up today.  If you have any questions, comments, etc. please feel free to contact us on our FB page or send an e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Aug 24, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the more obscure RPG's for the SNES -- Robotrek!  Developed by Quintet (the company behind Actraiser) and published by Enix, this game got little attention when released due to timing and the fact it was made in Japan as a 'kids game'.  We discuss if this is true or not and the game itself, how the game plays, and the original and unique ideas the game had which were picked up later by others.  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our Facebook page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Aug 10, 2018

In this episode Greg and George cover another Patreon pick as we look at the SNES version of one of the most popular and beloved platform games on the system -- Earthworm Jim!  The start of a popular franchise, this game was well known for it's amazing graphics and music and the whimsical over the top humor.  We discuss these points in detail and rate how the game holds up today.  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!

Jul 27, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at a obscure and very unique game for the SNES -- Pieces!  As the name suggests, this is a puzzle game where you put together a jigsaw puzzle. Offering three modes of play, numerous themes and puzzles to select from, and support for the SNES mouse, it's a very original game for the console.  We talk about the game and the modes of play, the puzzles, and how it holds up today.  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can either be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Jul 13, 2018

In this episode of the SNES Podcast Greg and George are honored to have a special guest host with us -- the host of the Jaguar Game by Game Podcast Shinto!  Shinto brought with him a fighting game for us to look at, ClayFighter.  This SF-esk fighting game drew major notice when it came out cause of the Claymation and vocal work that the game used.  We talk about the game and the sequels, how the game holds up today, and Shinto's memories of the game, as well as what we think about it.  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 1, 2018

It's part 2 of the special episode celebrating the SNES Podcasting reaching episode 100!  In this one, Greg and George were joined by special guest hosts Ferg from the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast and Please Stand By, Willie from ArcadeUSA on YouTube, and Kris and Dan from the Stone Age Gamer podcast as we pick four of our favorite games from the SNES Library.  This is done in a special draft format where the order was randomly determined and each person went in order picking a game and talking about why they enjoyed it.

Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks for your support!
Jun 15, 2018

In this special episode celebrating the SNES Podcasting reaching episode 100, Greg and George were joined by special guest hosts Will from the Intelivision Podcast, Aaron from Retro Obscura podcast, Phil from the No Swear Gamer channel on YouTube, and Nick from For Amusement Only podcast as we pick four of our favorite games from the SNES Library.  This is done in a special draft format where the order was randomly determined and each person went in order picking a game and talking about why they enjoyed it.  Stay tuned for a Part 2 coming up!  Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks for your support!

Jun 1, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the best selling and most ported games of all time -- Lemmings!  Created by DMA Designs (now known as Rockstar Games) in the early 90's, this game blends classic puzzle style gameplay with fast paced platforming and RTS elements to it to try to keep those poor lemmings going off happily to their doom!  We discuss the game itself and some history of the franchise, how the SNES version fares, and if it holds up today.  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!

May 18, 2018

In this episode Greg and George cover the SNES remakes of Dragon Quest 1, 2, and 3!  Only released in Japan, Dragon Quest 1-2 was released on one game pack and Dragon Quest 3 on another.  Known in the west as Dragon Warrior, Dragon Quest is one of the three 'holy trilogy' of classic Japanese RPG's along with Final Fantasy and Phantasy Star.  We talk about some of the history of the franchise and of these games, what was changed or enhanced in the SNES version, and how it plays compared to the NES originals.  If you have any questions, feedback, comments, etc. you can contact us on our FB page or e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com .  Thanks as always for listening and for your support!

May 5, 2018

In the episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of one of Konami's most popular arcade games, Sunset Riders!  A wild west themed beat em up, this arcade game came over very well to the SNES.  We discuss the differences between the arcade and SNES port (and why it's superior to the Genesis version!), the gameplay, the stages and bosses, and how it holds up today.  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and please also check out our new Patreon!  As always thanks for the support!

Apr 20, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the only tank games on the SNES, Super Battletank!  Also known by it's full title of Gary Kitchen's Super Battletank: War In The Gulf, industry legend Gary Kitchen oversaw the design and development of this simulation/action game where you control a M1A1 tank in the Middle East during the 1991 Gulf War.  We talk about the history and influence that Gary Kitchen has had over the years, discuss the tank and the compromises for playing vs realsim the game creators made, how the game plays, and if it holds up today.  Any comments, feedback, questions, etc. can be left on our FB page or directed to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Apr 7, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only game -- Front Mission: Gun Hazard!  The second game in the Front Mission franchise, this side scrolling action/RPG game is considered a spin off from the 'mainstream' Front Mission games.  Translated fully into English with a patch -- as it's still never been released in the west -- this really fun game has a deep storyline and branching choices, furious gameplay, great graphics, and wonderful music from the same duo who did the music for Chrono Trigger.  Hear us talk about this hidden gem and what we really enjoyed about it!  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or via e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Mar 23, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of a Midway arcade game -- Total Carnage!  The spiritual sequel to Smash TV, this game features the same 1 or 2 player overhead 'shoot everything up' twin stick gameplay that Smash TV had with a few extra things.  How is the game itself and it's conversion to the SNES?  We discuss that and more in this episode!  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or via e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Mar 9, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of a game belonging to the most famous Computer RPG of all time -- Ultima VI: The False Prophet!  One of the most talked about and successful games in the long running Ultima franchise, many of the games got ported to consoles.  We examine the differences between the original PC version and the SNES port, how the game plays on a controller vs a mouse and keyboard, and if it holds up today.  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Feb 24, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the strange hybrid games that graced the SNES -- Mega Man Soccer!  What feels like a side project from Capcom (and the first Mega Man game on the SNES) is an interesting soccer game with Mega Man characters, graphics, music, and style.  How does the game play and is it fun?  We debate that in this episode!  For any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please visit our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Feb 9, 2018

In this episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and George again highlight their differences in ages as they discuss a game based off a TV show that George watched as a kid -- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!  This beat em up/platformer allows you to pick any of the hero's from said show and has decent graphics and good music to back it up.  So how does the game play and does it hold up today?  Tune in to find out!  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB book or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Jan 27, 2018

In this episode Greg and George are again joined by special guest host Nick to share his vast pinball topic as we discuss the sequel to Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fantasies!  The original game was made for the Amiga and ported to a wide range of systems including the SNES.  We discuss the four new tables in this pinball game, how they play, and the nuts and bolts of the game.  For any questions, comments, etc. please leave a message on our FB page or send a e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks as always for your support!

Jan 13, 2018

In this first episode of 2018, George and Greg look at another fighting game on the SNES, Rival Turf!  Best known for it's really bad box art, this game sought to cash in on the SF 2 craze of the early 90's and did much better in Japan, where it had two official sequels.  How did the game do in the States and how does it play?  We discuss this and more in this episode!  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!

Dec 23, 2017

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the spiritual sequels to one of the best Atari 2600 games of all time -- Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure!  Released for several systems, this game tries to follow the formula of the original game with wonderful graphics, several stages of platforming action, boss fights, and even has the original Pitfall hidden in the game.  How well does the game pull off the 'sequel' part though?  Tune in to find out!  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!  We are taking the holidays off and will return with a new episode for you on the weekend of January 13th.  Happy Holidays!

Dec 9, 2017

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the strangest pairings in video game history (but don't just take our word for it, several magazines agree!) -- Battletoads and Double Dragon!  First created by Rare for the NES the game got ported to the SNES, Genesis, and Game Boy and seeks to combine the best beat em up action from both franchises.  Does it succeed?  We discuss that and more in this episode!  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always we thank you for your support!

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!

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