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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 1, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the early games in the Fire Emblem franchise!  The third game in the series was released in Japan as Fire Emblem - Monshou no Nazo, and it's divided into two books -- book one is mostly a remake of the original Fire Emblem game and book two is a direct sequel.  None of the Fire Emblem games were released in the west until the GBA, but this game was translated years ago.  We discuss this game and the history of the franchise, how it plays compared to other Fire Emblem games, and if it's worth playing today.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Oct 18, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at a 'off road' racing game, Super Off Road!  The SNES port of the arcade game Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road (Ivan's name was not included in this version due to licencing issues), it's a game where you or you and another human race versus computer controlled trucks around a course to be the first to finish.  Featuring power ups, aggressive AI, and numerous courses, the game was a success in the arcades and spawned three sequels.  We look at how game looks and plays, how it fares as a arcade port, and if it's fun to play today.   If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Oct 18, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at a 'off road' racing game, Super Off Road!  The SNES port of the arcade game Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road (Ivan's name was not included in this version due to licencing issues), it's a game where you or you and another human race versus computer controlled trucks around a course to be the first to finish.  Featuring power ups, aggressive AI, and numerous courses, the game was a success in the arcades and spawned three sequels.  We look at how game looks and plays, how it fares as a arcade port, and if it's fun to play today.   If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Oct 4, 2019

In this episode George and Greg look at another Japanese only game -- Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium!  This game with a five dollar game was the last of the Fire Pro Wrestling series to come out on the SNES and was considered to be the best wrestling game ever made, with a legion of loyal fans to this day.  We talk about the game in great detail, covering why it's so good and all of the wrestlers, moves, options, and modes you can do with this game.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Sep 20, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at a obscure game that some consider a 'hidden gem' on the SNES -- Nosferatu!  Very loosly based off the famous German movie of the 1920's, this game combined elements of Prince of Persia and fighting games with a dash of Castlevania for a very unique game.  Listen to us talk about what makes this game so different and if it works.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Sep 6, 2019

In this episode Greg and George cover another only Japanese game -- Mario's Picross!  A follow up the original Game Boy Picross game, the poor sales of that game in the west caused this souped-up SNES version not to be released outside of Japan -- indeed, the west would not see another Picross game Picross DS.  We explain Picross and how to play it, what's new to the SNES version of the game, and how it holds up today.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Aug 25, 2019

In this episode Greg and George cover a game requested by a Patreon backer -- Super Widget!  In this obscure platformer games, you play as the alien Widget who is trying to help save the planet and the animals on Earth from evil forces.  This game is based off a cartoon that ran in the early 90's and is a sequel to a NES game also based off the cartoon.  We discuss the cartoon and the games, how well the game emulates the look and feel of the show, and how it plays and if it holds up.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Aug 10, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only game Bahamut Lagoon!  Another of the classic Square RPG's, this fun tactical RPG has dragons as a key part of your party as you help a group fight versus a evil empire.  Another Square game that has not come out in the West, we discuss this game and how it plays and how it holds up today.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Aug 2, 2019

In this episode Greg and George are joined by special guest Brett Weiss as he brings to the podcast one of his favorite SNES games -- Zoop!  A unique puzzle game inspired by games like Tetris and Klax, this game got a big push when it came out and engages the player with 100 boards, a great soundtrack, and simple and direct gameplay.  We discuss the game and what makes it work and how it holds up today.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Jul 12, 2019

In this episode Greg and George are joined by Aaron from Genesis Gems as he brings to the table a Koei game -- Gemfire!  Considered one of the 'easier' of the simulation Koei games, and a cult favorite among fans today, we go into huge detail on the history of the game and the other ports, how the game plays, and how it holds up today.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Jul 1, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of Y's III!  Y's (said as 'ease') is one of the longest running RPG series, dating back to the time period of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, but is not widely known in the West.  We look at the SNES port of the third game in the series and how it plays, and we talk about the series as a whole and how this entry holds up today.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!
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Jun 14, 2019

In this episode George and Greg talk about another Japanese only game, the first of the franchise!  Clock Tower is a early survival horror point and click style adventure game with good graphics and a creepy soundtrack, a ruthless foe seeking your death, and some very tense gameplay.  We discuss the game and how it plays, the reasons it never came out in the west, and how it holds up today.  If you have any questions or comments please leave them on our FB page or send an e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

Jun 7, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of one of the most popular arcade games of all time -- Final Fight!  Predating SF 2 this beat-em-up by Capcom is considered by many to have started the fighting game craze of the early 90's.  We discuss how the home port of this version fares, how the game plays, and if it holds up today.  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!  Also check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/thesnespodcast

Jun 1, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at one of the most unique games on the SNES -- Kirby's Dream Course!  This is a mini golf game with Kirby as the main character and the setting, you use Kirby as the hole as you try to complete nine hole courses and battle through a weird and whimsical world.  We look at the game itself and how it plays, and discuss what makes it so different 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  Also check out our Patreon at www.patreon.con/thesnespodcast and as always thanks for your support!

May 4, 2019

In this special episode, Greg and George are joined by Kris of the Stone Age Gamer podcast and Geekade network as we cover one of the system's heavy hitters -- Super Metroid!  One of the most popular and best selling video games of all time, Kris brings his vast love of the game and the franchise to the forefront as we discuss the game and what makes it so great.  Please feel free to check out his stuff, it's all awesome!  For any questions, comments, etc. please join our FB group or send a e-mail to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and also check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/thesnespodcast and as always thanks for the support!

Apr 7, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only RPG -- Energy Breaker!  Developed by the same company that made the Lufia games, this Final Fantasy Tactics like game is a refreshing take on the old RPG trope with some interesting ideas and some very hard gameplay.  We discuss the game and what we think of it and how it holds up today.  Any questions, comments, feedback, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com.  Also please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/thesnespodcast

 

 

Mar 15, 2019

In this episode George and Greg look at a Patreon requested game, the platformer Claymates!  Made by the same company and using the same tech used in Clay Fighter, this is a bright and colorful game where you play as Clayton, a boy cursed by a witch doctor into a lump of clay to try to rescue your father.  You have the power though to change into other animals to help you in your quest.  We look at this game and how it plays, all the unique ideas and concepts in it, and how it holds up today.  If you'd like to dictate a game also, please check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/thesnespodcast

Or check us out on FB or send an e-mail at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com with your questions, comments, etc. and as always thanks for the support!

Mar 2, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at one of many movie to TV game conversions -- Three Ninjas Kick Back!  Inspired to cover this game by a Facebook post lamenting how expensive this game was, the game was based off a movie which bombed compared to the original Three Ninjas movie, and that explains in large part the rarity.  We talk about the game and if it deserves the high price, along with some sidetracks along the way.  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!  Come check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/thesnespodcast

 

 

Feb 15, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only game -- Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Denetsu!  This RPG game takes a lot from the DBZ cartoon and follows many of the same characters and tropes as you go through this unique game.  A card battle system and a high degree of difficulty make this a much different RPG then you may have played.  We talk about the game and a little about the DBZ franchise, how the game plays, and if it's worth playing.  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!  We also have a Patreon at www.patreon.com/thesnespodcast

Feb 2, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at the run and gun action game Cybernator!  Published by Konami in the west but not developed by them, this game has some similarities with Front Mission due to sharing a lead designer, and is a overlooked and very fun (but very hard) game.  Listen to us talk about it in this episode and how it plays and if it holds 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!  We also have a Patreon at www.patreon.com/thesnespodcast

 

 

Jan 18, 2019

In our first episode of 2019, George and Greg look at one of the most unique games on the system -- Firestriker!  Developed and published by small companies, this highly unique game did not get a lot of press or copies made but combined elements of pinball, Breakout, and Zelda into a very interesting and challenging one to four player game.  So does it hold up and is it fun?  Tune in to find out!  If you have any questions, comments, feedback, etc. please leave them on our Facebook page or send a message to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

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