This week we’re blasting off into outer space to take a look back at the classic PS1 fighting game Gundam Battle Assault. Released in North America in 2000, this game brought the action-packed combat of the popular Gundam anime franchise to PlayStation gamers.

Our special guest this episode is Karrington Martin from the fantastic K&K Indie Gaming Corner podcast. Karrington is a huge Gundam fan and will provide expert insight into the lore behind the game’s mobile suits and storylines. We’ll discuss how Gundam was a part of his life growing up and how the timing of the North American release made for some interesting thoughts.

From the slower than you’d expect paced arcade-style gameplay to the impressively animated sprite work, Gundam Battle Assault was a technical marvel on the PlayStation. We’ll analyze the combat mechanics, graphics, and modes that made it a classic among mech fighting games. And we’ll debate where it ranks among other Gundam games and mech fighters on the original PlayStation.

So power up your beam sabers and launch your verniers because we’re taking control of some epic Gundams today with our guest Karrington Martin! Strap in and enjoy this action-packed episode of Play Comics!Continue Reading

I figured it was time to get some questions answered, so here’s a rather unedited take on that. Frequent guest Karrington Martin graciously agreed to host the show so that you could hear something besides me asking myself questions because let’s face it, that could get kind of weird.Continue Reading

You knew this day was coming. Eventually we had to get to Superman 64. Flying around through rings, horrible time limits, battling Lex Luthor in an arena of his making. What can we say about this game that hasn’t already been said?Listen in as Kyle Federline and Karrington Martin give it a shot as we look at this N64 classic. I promise, we actually have good things to say about it.Continue Reading

Every super hero story has to eventually end. Maybe not in our world, but in the comic world as long as timelines don’t get reset or just stop progressing then all the heroes will eventually get old. Except The Phantom, who just straight up hasn’t died. Because he can’t.

Listen in as Karrington Martin from Real Dudes Podcast comes to talk about Phantom 2040 and how it relates to the Phantom comics, and of course the SNES and Genesis games that came out with it.Continue Reading

In the far far future of 2055 the world has somehow survived World War III. Except with all of the nuclear explosions and toxins in the environment and stuff like that the world’s population has all turned into mutants. Let’s ignore that the science doesn’t work there at all. But one scientist found a way to turn mutants back into humans! And yes, we’re ignoring that science there as well.Listen in as Karrington Martin from Real Dudes Podcast comes on to talk about this little known comic (at least to everyone I talked to) that someone has a game that is pretty well known game, at least in the Retro Gaming circles.Continue Reading

Did you know The Mask was a comic? Us either. But somehow Dark Horse got a movie made about a comic that totally slipped past my young knowledge.

But how well did the Jim Carey movie stick to the comics? Listen in as Karrington Martin from Real Dudes Podcast comes back to take a look at this movie tie in game that takes full advantage of Carey’s insanity.Continue Reading

Things stay off the normal path this week as Derek Graziano (The Sometimes Geek and Rolling Misadventures), Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast) and Just Reed (Game N’ Watch) come by to talk emulation. Our personal histories, how our views have changed, and the inevitable discussion on PlayStation Classic.Continue Reading

Superman Returns (see what I did there) with a game that exists and has a Superman sprite that looks like Superman and, ummmm, I don’t know I’m really stretching here because this game isn’t very good. Listen as Chris is joined by Karrington Martin of the RealDudes Podcast as they break down another Superman game that still can’t quite get the hero right.Continue Reading

Batman: The Animated Series is easily seen as one of the best versions of Batman on the screen. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a game came out for it. Listen in as Karrington from The Real Dudes Podcast joins in on discussing yet another Gameboy game.Continue Reading