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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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Jan 28, 2022

In this episode Greg and Joe look at the prequel of a RPG we already covered -- Lufia 2! I say 'prequel' cause instead of this being a sequel like most games this actually goes back in the past and has you play people and events alluded to in the first game. This plays very much like Lufia but with some key differences, and we explain and explore these differences 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!

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Jan 14, 2022

In this episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe pay tribute to the great John Madden, legendary football coach, commentator, and inspiration behind one of the most successful video game franchises in history.  Millions of people learned how to watch and play football thanks to his efforts, so we focus on one of several Madden games to come out for the SNES.  While we touch on a bunch of them, we focus on Madden 94 due to several major new features it brought to the table.  We discuss those features, the history of the franchise, and what's it's like to play a 1993 sports game in 2022.  

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!

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.


Dec 31, 2021

Happy new year!  In this special episode of the SNES Podcast Greg and Joe look back at the games that they covered in 2021 (and a couple from late 2020 that were not in the 2020 special) and talk about which ones stood out and why.  

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!

Also please be aware that since recording this podcast we have decided to change the next game we are covering.  In honor of the recent passing of John Madden we are going to look at a Madden SNES game.  Lufia 2 will be the episode after.

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Dec 18, 2021

In this episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe discuss another Natsume game (not planned this way, it just happened) -- Natsume Championship Wrestling! A western port of a Japanese licensed wrestling game, this early game shows the roots of what would become the Fire Pro Wrestling series. We discuss the game and the differences between Japanese and American wrestling, 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!

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Dec 3, 2021

In this episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe were joined by guest Alex to talk about one of his favorite shooters on the SNES -- Pocky and Rocky! This obscure Nastume game licensed from Taito allows you to play the role of either shrine maiden Pocky or squirrel Rocky as you blast through six stages a la Commando or Ikari Warriors to stop a evil force. This totally over the top game full of Japanese charm is very similar to Legend of the Mystical Ninja in it's Japan-ese look and feel. Just be prepared to play via emulation if you'd like to play this interesting game!

Please be aware that Alex sadly lost his audio file after recording the podcast so you will only hear Joe and I speak about the game. I have invited Alex to submit a audio submission and if he does so at a future date then we will include it in a podcast. However, this game was Alex's pick and so we want to thank him very much for introducing us to yet another little known SNES game.

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!

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Nov 19, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe are looking at the second Castlevania game on the SNES -- Dracula X! A 're-imagining' of Rondo of Blood, which came out two years earlier for the PC-Engine in Japan only, this game plays more akin to the original NES Castlevania games then Super Castlevania IV. We discuss the differences between the two games, how it plays, 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!

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Nov 5, 2021

In this Halloween special episode of the SNES Podcast, Greg and Joe look at a cult favorite -- Zombies Ate My Neighbors! Developed by Lucasarts and published by Konami, this run and gun zombie killing people saving game has you playing the role of a teenager as you use crazy weapons to save as many of your neighbors as you can. Another game that did not sell well at first release but has since become a fan favorite with re-releases, unofficial sequels, and ports, we dive into the history of this game, the reputation it's gained over the years, 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!

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Oct 22, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe are joined by guest host Tim as we look at the game he brings to the table -- Wonder Project J!  A very unique and beautiful looking game, this Japanese only life simulator game is made by the same company behind SNES game EVO: The Search for Eden and plays like the SNES game Pac Man 2: The New Adventures as you try to help a robot boy through the means of a fairy helper learn what it's like to be human.  We discuss the game's unique gameplay, story, and appeal, and how it holds up today and what kind of game player would most enjoy this.

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!

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

If you would like to play this game in emulation, you can find the translation fan made patch for this and many other games at:
https://www.myabandonware.com/

Oct 8, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe are looking at a classic SNES game -- Super Punch Out! A follow up to the famous NES game, this game both takes what was done in the original game and adds on to it. We discuss this famous game and what makes it so good, how it holds up today, and some very critical reviews of this game. 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!

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

Sep 24, 2021

In this episode Greg and Joe are joined by guest host Liam as he brings to the table a game that got released in Japan and Europe in the 90's but did not get a US release until last year -- Pop'n'Twinbee! Part of the Twinbee shooting franchise by Konami, this colorful and anime styled game is a classic vertical shooter with a weird power up system and a lot of charm. We discuss the history of the game and our experiences with it and how the game 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!

Find out more about our guest host Liam at his blog page: https://liampiperblog.wordpress.com/

The SNES Podcast is part of the Geekade network!  Please check out their fantastic gaming related podcasts at geekade.com.

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!  

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