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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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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!

Dec 14, 2018

In this special episode Greg and George take a look back at the games we covered on the podcast this year!  We review each game and what we remember from it, how we enjoyed it, and some final thoughts about it.  Thanks for your support again this year and we will see you again in 2019!  Please check out our FB page and you can also e-mail us at thesnespodcast.com and check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/snespodcast.com and thanks for your support!

Nov 30, 2018

In this episode Greg and George cover a well done port of a popular classic computer game -- Out Of This World! Also known as Another World in Europe, this was a often requested game by listeners and for good reason.  It's a fun, unique, challenging adventure game that uses rotoscope graphics and minimal story, instead you figure things out as you go along.  We cover the details of the port, the gameplay, and how it holds up.  Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or e-mailed to the snespodcast@yahoo.com account.  As always thanks for your support!

Nov 16, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at an interesting Tetris variant game -- Tetris Battle Gaiden!  A Japanese only game, this game features both one and two player modes where you try to complete your side before the other, with power ups and a shared piece pool.  We look at the game and how it plays, talk about what makes it different, and how 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!

Nov 2, 2018

In this episode Greg and George cover a Patreon pick in which we discuss the unique and whimsical game of Uniracers!  Created by the same company that brought you Lemmings, this is a very interesting racing game where you control a unicycle and try both to beat your foe and perform stunts.  We talk about what makes this game unique, how it plays, 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!

Oct 19, 2018

In this episode Greg and George look at an obscure and unique RPG with strategic battles by Koei -- Inindo: Way of the Ninja!  Part of the long running Nobunaga's Ambition franchise, this game uses some alternative history where Nobunaga did not die in 1582 but instead continued his campaign to conquer all of Japan.  You play a young ninja whose clan was destroyed by Nobunaga, and you must train up and gather experience and learn your ninja arts, then use diplomacy to get other rulers to attack and weaken Nobunaga so you can storm his castle to get your revenge!  We discuss what makes this game unique and all the many aspects of it's gameplay, why the game is so difficult, 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 as always thanks for your support!

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!

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