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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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May 8, 2020

Hello everyone!  This is the second part of the recent interview I did with famed game developer and producer Dan Kitchen, who was very generous with his time in talking about his career.  This part of the interview focuses on his SNES days and what's he done since then, and the work he is doing to finish one of his unfinished Atari 2600 Activision games, Gold Rush!  Many thanks to him again for the time.  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!

May 1, 2020

Hello everybody!  Welcome to a special episode of the SNES Podcast where I am most pleased and honored to have had the chance to interview one of the great game programmers of our time, Dan Kitchen!  Dan has a extensive history of working in the game industry going back over 40 years, and is one of the few 'golden age' people still active in the industry today.  In this part of the interview most of the talk is on pre-SNES stuff such as his work with Activision and why he programmed some 2600 games in the late 80's.  Part two will be out next week!  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!

Mar 13, 2020

In this episode George returns to the podcast to talk about with Gren an obscure Japanese only RPG -- Dark Half!  Published by Enix, this late SNES game with isometric graphics has split action between two main characters, one good and one evil, and brings a lot of new elements to the table.  We discuss how well all this works, how the game plays, and how it holds up today.

Also, the podcast will be taking a break for a while due to real life issues. Special episodes may come out, but the plan is for the podcast to return on a regular basis in early May.  As always thanks for your support!

Feb 28, 2020

In this episode Greg is joined by special guest host Randy as the two discuss one of Randy's childhood games -- the Adventures of Dr. Franken!  The middle game of a three game franchise, this weird and obscure platfromer has you play the part of Frankenstien's Monster as he goes around the world to reassemble his girlfriend.  We discuss the game and it's history 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!

Feb 7, 2020

In this episode Greg and George are joined by guest host Ray as we talk about one of Ray's favorite SNES games -- Killer Instinct!  Designed to try to stand out from the 'popular' fighting games of the MK and SF series, we discuss the unique things this game does, the history of the series, and how it holds up today.  This is also George's last regular co-host episode as real life is getting very busy for him, but he will he back for guest spots now and then.  Thank you again for your years of work George!  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!

Jan 24, 2020

In this episode Greg and George look at an early SNES release game -- Lagoon!  An action RPG game like Zelda and the early Y's games, this pretty unknown title from Kemco-Sieka (producers of Shadowgate) is typical of the genre in a lot  of ways.  We discuss the 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!

Jan 10, 2020

In this episode Greg and George look at a game better known on the NES then the SNES -- Wario's Woods!  The last game that had a licence for the NES, the SNES version is very similar to it's 8 bit brother and just as interesting to play.  A unique puzzle game with a twist and featuring classic Nintendo characters such as Wario and Birdo, we look at the history of the game, 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!

Dec 29, 2019

Happy Holidays everyone!  In this special episode to end the year 2019 Greg and George discuss five games that George wanted to talk about that were covered on the podcast in previous years before George became a co-host.  Both good and bad games are talked about here.  We thank you for the support this year and please stay tuned in 2020 as we have more guest hosts and specials lined up already!  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!

Dec 14, 2019

In this episode George and Greg discuss the one SNES FF game that didn't come out in the west -- Final Fantasy V!  Known most for it's deep and rich gameplay due to the job system, the game would not get a release in the west until it's Playstation collection, and has been released a few more times since then.  We discuss the good and bad points of the game, why the SNES version 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!

Nov 15, 2019

In this episode Greg and George look at the two pool (aka billards) games that came out for the SNES -- Championship Pool and Side Pocket!  Although these games have a lot in common with the presentation of the pool table, great jazz music soundtracks, and one and two player game modes, there is also a lot unique in each one.  We discuss the games and what is different about each one of them and compare and contrast them.  The next episode of the podcast will be released on Dec 13th!  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!

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!

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