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The SNES Podcast

Welcome to The SNES Podcast, brought to you bi-weekly by your hosts Greg (AKA SoulBlazer) and Joe. 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 10, 2021

In this special episode Joe is again invited to share with Greg (and our dear listeners) about some more SNES games he has experience with that have already been covered on the podcast.  Tune into this episode to hear Joe's thoughts and Greg's reactions on five more classic SNES games!  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 are also very pleased to announce that the SNES Podcast is now part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Aug 27, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe are joined by fellow podcaster and return guest host Will as he brings Super Adventure Island us to discuss! This game feels like a port of the classic Adventure Island games from the NES (although it's actually a sequel) as you once again play Master Higgins trying to jump, axe, swim, and skateboard his way across five stages to lift a curse on his beloved Tina. We discuss our history and thoughts on the game, how the game plays, 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!

We are also very pleased to announce that the SNES Podcast is now part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Aug 13, 2021

In this special episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe are joined by guest host Jala of the Duckfeed Network in discussing one of her favorite games of all time -- Chrono Trigger! We have covered this game in the past on the podcast but due to the length of the time since that episode went up we decided it was time to revisit it and give some new thoughts and opinions. In this episode we go into depth about our experiences with the game, what makes it stand out and why it's special, and how one can play the game 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!

Jala is a member of the Duckfeed Network where she is an active host on The Level Podcast and also does other bonus episodes. In addition, another podcast on that network, Watch Out For Fireballs, will also be covering Chrono Trigger in the near future so check them out if you want more Chrono Trigger goodness in your life!

Please check out Jala and the shows of the Duckfeed Network at http://duckfeed.tv/

We are also very pleased to announce that the SNES Podcast is now part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Jul 30, 2021

In this episode of the SNES Podcast Greg and Joe discuss the first game of one of the 'forgotten' RPG franchises -- Lufia and the Fortress of Doom! Despite five games being made in this franchise, the games get little notice today and most people, if they recall Lufia at all, think of it as a 'second rate RPG' on the SNES and for the very high encounter rate. We discuss the game in depth and if these feelings are true or not, as well as how the game plays with modern eyes 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!

We are also very pleased to announce that the SNES Podcast is now part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com and special thanks to Kris (from the recent TinStar episode) for his efforts in getting us on the network and for making the new podcast and episode artwork.

Jul 23, 2021

In this episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe discuss the weird and wacky puzzle game Yoshi's Cookie! This game started life as a rejected arcade game and Nintendo liked the SNES version enough that they licensed the game and made NES and GB ports while allowing Bullet Point Software to use Nintendo characters for the SNES version. We discuss the game in detail and the various play modes 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!

We are also very pleased to announce that the SNES Podcast is now part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com and special thanks to Kris (from the recent TinStar episode) for his efforts in getting us on the network and for making the new podcast and episode artwork.

Jul 9, 2021

In this episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe are joined by special guest Ferg of the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast to look at another one of Ferg's favorite SNES games -- Sanrio World Smash Ball!  A Japanese only release, this action/sports game uses characters from the Sanrio catalog such as Hello Kitty as you battle either against the AI or another human player to get your ball past your foe's defenses and into the goal while protecting yours.  Playing a lot like Pong or Warlords, we talk about the gameplay, the oddity factor of the game, 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!

We are also very pleased to announce that the SNES Podcast is now part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com and special thanks to Kris (from the recent TinStar episode) for his efforts in getting us on the network and for making the new podcast and episode artwork.

Jun 25, 2021

In this special episode Greg and Joe are joined by Kris of the Stone Age Gamer and Waveback podcasts as he brings one of his favorite SNES games for us to talk about -- Tin Star!  An on-the-rails first and third person shooter, you play a robot sheriff in this wacky game as you try to restore order to one town.  We discuss how the game plays, reviews of the game, 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!  

Jun 18, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe cover a Konami platformer based off a popular early 90's TV show -- Tiny Toon Adventures!  In this game you control Buster Bunny as he tries to navigate through a bunch of cartoon inspired landscapes.  We discuss how the game plays, how it compares to the show, 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!  

Jun 5, 2021

In this episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe keep the Godzilla theme going as we cover the OTHER game on the SNES!  Godzilla: Godzilla: Kaijū Daikessen was a Japanese only game where you control one of 12 of the famous Kaiju in one on one fighting battles, a la Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.  Planned for a US release but never happening, we break down the gameplay, game factors, and if this holds up today or not.  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!  

May 28, 2021

In this special episode Greg and Joe are joined by Phil, AKA The No Swear Gamer, as we cover Super Godzilla!  All three of us are fans of the franchise and with the recent movie we decided it was a good time to cover this quirky and decisive game.  It's a strange game and we pick it apart as we cover what's good and bad about it.  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!  

May 9, 2021

In this special episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe are joined by long time friend of the show and fellow Podcaster Aaron Hickman (Genesis Gems) as we cover one of the strangest games on the system -- Mohawk and Headphone Jack!  Made by some of the same people who made Busby, this fast paced Sonic-like platformer is known for it's really trippy and shaking graphics that can induce motion sickness in some people.  We cover this weird game in depth and how it holds up.  Also, George has had to step down as editor so we'd like to welcome Brad to the role!  This was his first episode so please give him a kind hand.  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!  

Apr 24, 2021

In this episode Joe and Greg cover a game based off a cartoon that Joe watched in his youth -- AHHH Real Monsters!  Based off a Nick show from the 90's, this platformer looks like it's straight from the cartoon but how does it play and hold up today?  Tune in to find out!  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!  

Apr 9, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe are joined by pinball wizard and podcaster Nick as we talk about another SNES pinball game -- Battle Wizard!  A Japanese only game that featured four main tables using popular Bandai properties such as Ultraman, this game features a mix of multi screen pinball action and some action game elements as you advance across a table and fight a boss, climaxing with a final end game boss fight.  We discuss the game, how the tables play, and how it is overall.   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!  

Mar 26, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe look at another obscure Japanese game -- UFO Karmen Yakisoban!  A beat-em-up marketing tie in game, you control the mascot of a company's instant noodles as you try to get back your space princess from a deranged American with a kettle on his head.  Confused?  Listen to this episode to help!  We cover the game and how it plays and all that.  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!  

Mar 13, 2021

In this special episode, Greg and Joe are joined by Ollie as we discuss one of his favorite games -- Cannon Fodder!  This British created Amiga game was a fun and witty take on war in a RTS setting, and was very popular with numerous ports of the game on other computers and consoles.  The SNES version was PAL only, however, and is rather uncommon today as a result.  We discuss the game and why Ollie enjoyed it so much, and also how the game plays 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!  

Feb 10, 2021

In this very special episode of the SNES podcast, Joe and I review a book that recently came out that does feature a SNES in it's twisted saga so we felt we could make a exception to our usual game policy. ;)  "Smoke and Mirrors" is a digital (and soon to be physical) book written by Mike James, about the history of one of the most infamous retro gaming scams of our time -- the Retro VGS/Coleco Chameleon and it's creator Mike Kennedy.  We discuss the book in length and my own personal experiences with Mr. Kennedy and the saga as it happened, and weigh in with our thoughts on if this is worth buying or not. (Short answer: yes!)  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!  If you wish to buy the book you may do so at https://www.colecochameleon.org/store.php

Jan 29, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe look at the obscure SNES game Lock On!  A sequel to a game originaly released on the Gensis and followed by a game that was Japan only, this After Burner inspired game has you going on air-to-air, air-to-ground, and special missions in four real planes.  We talk about the gameplay, graphics, music, and if it's worth playing 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!

Jan 15, 2021

In this episode Joe brings another Japan only SNES game to the table for us to look at -- DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's Quest!  A sequel to the NES game Milon's Quest, this game is focused on just platforming as you travel along with Milon through various worlds to save his friend and defeat the bad guy.  We discuss how the game plays, the look and sounds, and how it holds up.  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!

Dec 31, 2020

In this last episode of 2020, Greg and Joe take a look at a European only SNES game -- Waterworld!  Many games were planned off this 1995 movie but due to the movie tanking, many versions either were canceled or had limited releases.  The SNES version of Waterworld was planned for a world wide release but only came out in Europe.  We look at this platformer and how it plays 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!

Dec 18, 2020

In this episode Greg and Joe are joined by George as we discuss the arcade port of one of Midway's best arcade games -- WWF Wrestlemania!  A mix of Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam in how it plays, we discuss the game itself, how the SNES version of it does, 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!

Dec 13, 2020

Welcome to the 150th episode of the SNES Podcast!  Combining the history of doing specials every 50 episodes and also for doing one at the end of a year, in this episode Greg asked Joe to pick six games that had been covered in the past and share this thoughts about them.  We discuss the games he picks and why he included them.  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 19, 2020

In this episode Greg and Joe look at the one of the rarest and most expensive games on the SNES -- Higane!  An action/platformer game with a weird mix of Cyberpunk and Japanese Ninja/Samurai elements, this hard unique game seems to have been a Blockbuster only release, making the game very hard to find today.  We discuss the game, how it plays, and if it fits the old saying of 'rare games are not good' in our final thoughts.  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 5, 2020

In this episode of the SNES Podcast Greg and Joe discuss the SNES version of the video game Jurassic Park!  One of several games made in the early 90's based off the popular movie, the developers really tried some interesting ideas and approaches in this action-adventure game, some more successful then others.  We talk about the game's history and development, how the game plays, and what works and does not.  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!

Oct 22, 2020

In this episode Greg and Joe return to the rich and interesting catalog of Koei games when we cover one of the only games based on the American Revolution -- Liberty or Death!  Covering the whole war from either the American or British side, this combo strategy and tactics game is quite deep and one of Koei's more complex SNES offerings.  We talk about the game and how it plays 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!

Oct 9, 2020

In this episode Greg and Joe look at one of the last SNES released games -- Kirby's Super Star!  A collection of mini games featuring everyone's favorite mutant blob, the game was in development for three years and used a Super FX Chip to enhance the graphics.  We talk about how the game and how it plays, how it holds up today, and how each game works.  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!

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