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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 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!

Jul 16, 2016

In this episode Greg and George look at the first video game adaptation of the popular pen and paper RPG Shadowrun.  An adventure style game that differs totally from the Genesis game of the same name, we explore the game in detail, analyze why the game was loved by critics but hated by players when it came out, and if it holds up today.  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can either be left on our RB page or sent via e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com  As always, thanks for your support!

Jul 2, 2016

In our special 50th episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and George talk about three of the most popular and unique accessories for the SNES that were available outside Japan -- the Super Scope, the SNES Mouse, and the Super Game Boy.  Tune in to hear us talk about these add-on's and why they were so great....or not so great!  If you have any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please feel free to contact us on our FB page or send me a e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks as always for listening!

 

Jun 17, 2016

In this episode Greg and George are joined by repeat guest host Andy to talk about one of the true classics of the SNES -- Starfox, which has spawned one of the most successful franchises for Nintendo.  Requiring a special chip on the game cart to allow for the polygon graphics, this on the rails space shooter was mind blowing when it came out.  How does it hold up today?  Tune in to find out!  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be left on our FB page or sent via e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com  Thanks for your support!

Jun 5, 2016

In this episode Greg looks at another classic arcade port on the SNES -- Space Invaders, which came out late in the SNES's life in November of 1997.  How does this port of the game compare to the classic arcade game and the other ports of the game?  Listen to find out!  Please check out our FB page and feel free to send comments, suggestions, feedback, etc. to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com  Thanks again for all your support!

May 21, 2016

In this episode Greg and George look at their first Japanese only game -- the ground breaking and huge seller Shin Megami Tensei from Atlus.  Available in the west either as a fan made translation patch for a ROM or on a recently ported Apple IOS game, this a deep and disturbing RPG with a very mature plot and horror elements that kept it from being released overseas for many years.  Come listen to us talk about these factors and how the game plays to westerners and the good and bad points about it!  Our next game is going to be Starfox.  If you have any questions, comments, game suggestions, etc. please feel free to leave feedback on our FB page or send e-mail to the SNES Podcast at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com  Thanks for your support!

May 7, 2016

In this very special episode Greg is joined by guest hosts Aaron of Retro Obscura and Genesis Gems and Joe of the Upper Memory Block and Star Wars Stacks podcasts as they geek out about the three Star Trek games published for the Super Nintendo -- one each based off the original show, Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine.  Come celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Star Trek with us and what we think of these games and how they hold up today!  Any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. can be sent to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com or left on our FB page.  Thanks again for listening!

Apr 23, 2016

In this episode Greg looks at the last game to be released for the SNES in North America -- an upgraded version of the classic arcade game Frogger.  Released in November 1998, how is this port of the game and how does it fare being the last game released for the beloved console?  Tune in to find out!  Any comments, suggestions, feedback, etc. can be sent to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com or left on our FB page or ITunes.  Thanks for your support!

Apr 8, 2016

In this episode Greg and George again look at a port of a popular PC game to see how it translated to the SNES -- the classic game Civilization.  Celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year, we explore the highs and lows of the conversion of this great game.  Tune to find out what we thought of it!  Any commands, feedback, suggestions, etc. can be left on our Facebook page or sent via e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com

Mar 27, 2016

In this episode Greg and George are joined by special guest host Nick to discuss one of the obscure and late SNES releases, the platformer Incantation from Titus.  Listen to the three of us discuss this game -- the latest game so far to be covered on the podcast -- and why it's so rare and if it's worth playing.  Thanks to everyone for your support!  If you have any questions, comments, etc. please feel free to send a e-mail to thensespodcast@yahoo.com.  Pease check out our sponsor's Jerry's media gaming center device at jri-rigg.com

Mar 12, 2016

In this episode Greg and George explore the SNES port of one of the most beloved computer games of all time -- Populous.  Considered to be the original 'god game', this game was a huge hit when it originaly came out.  How does the SNES version of this game fare?  Tune in to find out!  Thanks to everyone for your support!  If you have any questions, comments, etc. please feel free to send a e-mail to thensespodcast@yahoo.com.  Pease check out our sponsor's Jerry's media gaming center device at jri-rigg.com

Feb 28, 2016

In the longest episode of the SNES Podcast to date, listen to Greg and George make idiots of themselves as they are joined by special guest host Eli to discuss the game that started one of Nintendo's biggest franchises -- Super Mario Kart.  We talk about the history and development of the game, the characters and tracks, the powerups, and touch on the other games in the series.  Thanks to everyone for your support!  If you have any questions, comments, etc. please feel free to send a e-mail to thensespodcast@yahoo.com.  Pease check out our sponsor's Jerry's media gaming center device at jri-rigg.com

Feb 14, 2016

In this episode Greg and George talk about three classic (and one not so classic!) Mario games from the NES enhanced and ported over to the SNES -- Super Mario All Stars.  Featuring re-done versions of Mario 1, 2, and 3 along with the never before seen in the west Japanese version of SMB 2 (named Lost Levels), we debate the pros and cons of this collection and how the classic NES games translate over to the SNES.  If you have any questions, comments, etc. please feel free to send a e-mail to thensespodcast@yahoo.com.  Pease check out our sponsor's Jerry's media gaming center device at jri-rigg.com

Jan 31, 2016

In this episode Greg and George are joined by Ferg, from the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast, to discuss one of the unique pinball games for the SNES -- Sueper Pinball: Behind the Mask.  This quirky, weird, three table pinball game is a interesting early console pinball game.  How did the guys like it and how does it hold up?  Tune in to find out!   If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please send us a message on FB or to the snespodcast@yahoo.com e-mail account and please check out Jerry's media gaming center device at jri-rigg.com

Jan 18, 2016

In this episode Greg and George are joined by Jerry who is sponsoring the podcast right now to talk about one of his favorite SNES games -- the obscure action platformer First Samurai from Kemco.  We discuss this game in depth and if it's a hidden gem or a dud.  If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please send us a message on FB or to the snespodcast@yahoo.com e-mail account and please check out Jerry's media gaming center device at jri-rigg.com

 

 

Jan 10, 2016

In this episode George and Greg discuss George's pick of a RPG that is infamous for being one of the most difficult RPG's and 16bit games of all time -- The 7th Saga from Enix.  Listen to them discuss this game, what makes it so hard, and if it's worth playing.  Please check out our sponsor at jri-rigg.com and if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. please go to our FB page or send a e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com

 

 

Dec 30, 2015

In this episode I am joined by my new co-host, George, as we discuss a obscure FPS game for the SNES, Faceball 200 which has a rich and interesting history.  This is a product of it's times but how does it hold up today?  Tune in to find out!  Any questions, comments, questions etc. can be sent to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our sponsor at http://jri-rigg.com/

Dec 19, 2015

In this episode Greg is joined by Phil, AKA the No Swear Gamer, host of the YouTube show of the same name and the Atari 7800 Game by Game podcast as they discuss their love of football and the three Tecmo Bowl games that were released on the SNES.  Any questions, comments, etc. can be let on the FB page or sent via e-mail to the snespodcast@yahoo.com 

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