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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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Sep 11, 2020

In this episode Greg and Joe look at a platformer based off one of the most famous movie franchises of all time -- Back to the Future!  This Japanese only game has you going through three time periods on a hoverboard as you attempt to defeat your rival.  The game has a few unique quirks and we look at those and talk about the game in depth as well as explore other games in the franchise a little bit.  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!

Aug 28, 2020

Welcome to the SNES Podcast!  In this episode Greg and Joe look at one of the most infamous 'finished but not released' games, Starfox 2!  The follow up to the very popular and groundbreaking Starfox, this game was planned for a 1996 release but never came out back then due to the upcoming N64.  It finally got a release on the SNES Mini and the Switch.  We talk about history of the game, how the game plays, and how it holds up today.  Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or directed to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Aug 14, 2020

Welcome to the SNES Podcast!  In this episode Greg and Joe take a look at the 'inspired by' sequel to the classic arcade game Chase HQ!  Called Super Chase HQ in the west, this driving game follows the same formula as the original, where you have to chase down and defeat a bad guy in his car in yours before time runs out.  We discuss the graphics of this first person racing game, the gameplay, how close it is to the arcade game and how it holds up today.  Any questions, comments, etc. can be left on our FB page or directed to thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and as always thanks for your support!

Jul 31, 2020

Welcome back to the SNES Podcast!  In this episode Greg introduces his new co-host Joe and we cover a listener request -- the SNES version of Dragon's Lair!  One of the most famous arcade games of all time, the game was undergoing a re-discovery in the mid 90's and the decision was made to make a platformer of the game.  We talk about how the game turned on, the history of the franchise, and what's good and bad about the game.  If you have any questions, comments, etc. please leave feedback on our FB group or e-mail me at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com and thanks for the support!

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!

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