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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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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!

Dec 3, 2016

In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only SNES game -- Star Ocean, a RPG with a sci-fi setting strongly inspired by Star Trek and the start of a great and popular series.  This game is easily found online as a translated ROM done by fans or there's a remake that was released in the west for the PSP.  We discuss the history of the game and the series, how the game plays, how it compares to others in the series, 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!

Nov 20, 2016

In this episode Greg and George look at a early SNES game you probably never played, much less heard off -- a 'sequel' to the classic Amiga game Wings by Cinemaware (which has a remake available on GOG, Steam, and Mobile and is very good!).  We say 'sequel' cause this game wasn't really designed to follow up on Wings, but shares some of the mission layout, gameplay, and tactics of the original game.  But is it worth playing?  Join us as we discuss this and give the game the usual coverage.  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!

Nov 6, 2016

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the very first games that Blizzard developed (back before they were even KNOWN as Blizzard), a fun racing game called Rock n' Roll Racing!   In the spirt of RC Pro Am race around strange tracks with three other AI and blow them up in order to make sure that you place first.  Showing the trademark bright and colorful Blizzard graphics and licensed rock and roll music, listen to us talk about this challenging and different racing game and if it holds up today.  Any feedback, questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to us at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com  and thanks again!

Oct 22, 2016

In this episode Greg and George discuss the SNES port of the popular Atari Games arcade game Rampart from 1990.  A mix of action, strategy, and puzzle elements come together very well in this great pseudo early tower defense game as you protect your castle, rebuild and expand it, and destroy enemies with cannon fires and also with engaging one and two player modes.  Listen to us talk about how the game plays, what's new and enhanced on the SNES version of the game, and if it holds up today!  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our Facebook page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Oct 7, 2016

In this episode Greg and George look at the underrated and uncommon Konami game The Adventures of Batman and Robin!  Based off the Fox Kids animated series which ran from 1993-1996, this beat em up game has elements of action and platforming in it and captures the look and feel of the cartoon perfectly.  Listen to this episode to find out what Greg and George think about this game and if it's worth playing today.  Any questions, feedback, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or sent via e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com  We are a proud member of both the Throwback Network and Retro Junkies.  Thanks again for your support!

Sep 25, 2016

In this episode Greg and George take a look at another PC to SNES conversion, this time Chris Robert's groundbreaking combat flight sim from 1990 Wing Commander!  We discuss the differences in the port, a rough history of the series, how the game plays, and how it holds up today.  If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please comment on our FB page or send a e-mail to the SNES Podcast at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com  Thanks in advance.

Sep 10, 2016

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the classic RPG's that came out on the SNES, the spiritual prequel to the Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi series -- Super Mario RPG!  A joint venture between Nintendo and Square, this RPG placed Mario and friends in new worlds facing new foes and new challenges all in a RPG setting.  How does this game play and compare to later Mario RPG games and compare today?  We talk about all this and more in this episode!  If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please hit us on our FB page or send a e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com  Thank you again for your support!

Aug 26, 2016

In this episode Greg and George discuss the SNES port of the arcade classic Gradius III.  Introduced to home gamers on the NES, the Gradius series continued on the SNES as one of the launch titles.  We talk about how this port compares to the arcade version, how it holds up today, and perhaps the correct way to pronounce the game title!  Check out the other podcast George and I do together, PlayStation Power, for a companion episode on Gradius III and IV on that console.  Any questions, comments, suggestions, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or sent via e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com mailbox.  Thanks as always for listening!

 

Aug 13, 2016

Are you ready to rumble?  In this episode Greg and George take a look at a genre that George is a big fan off but not of this generation and Greg has very little experience with -- a wrestling game!  We look at the second 'official' wrestling game for the SNES and considered by many to be the best, WWF Royal Rumble.  How does this game play, compare to other wrestling games, and hold up today?  Listen to find out!  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks for your support!

Jul 30, 2016

In this episode Greg and George cover the SNES exclusive game Akranoid: Doh it Again by Taito.  A late SNES release that got missed by many people, this is the third game in the still active franchise and has a number of enhancements and new features over the original game from 11 years earlier.  How does this game play and hold up today?  Tune in to find out!  Questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks as always for your support!

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