How easy should it be to make a Hulk game? Put things in front of Hulk. Let Hulk smash. It’s not a hard concept really. Especially when you kind of have a story already made for you. You’d think anyone could do it.
Enter Diego Rivera from the Behold The Sack YouTube channel. He likes Hulk. He likes games. It’s a match made in heaven really. If only everything could work out this nicely………
Sometimes Japan gets something super cool that we don’t. Alright, that happens all the time. But in this case it really sucks because it’s a good Spider-Man game based on a comic mini series and it really wouldn’t have taken much to get it ready to come out over here.
Listen in as Adam Messinger comes to talk about Spider-Man Lethal Foes and we cry over the fact that this game never got a proper US release.
Hot take: the X-Men are a bit popular and were back in the 1990s and early 2000s as well. Shocking, I know. So it’s not a surprise when an X-Men related game comes out at all.
Listen in as Anthony Sytko from Capes on the Couch joins the show to take a look at X-Men Mutant Wars for the Game Boy Color.
This is what the rest of the Capcom fighters focusing on Marvel characters was all leading to. One of the greatest fighting games ever made. The reason to own a Dreamcast. The epic mashup of two legendary companies that has no reason to exist in this world but does anyway.
Listen in as Trent Seely from Continuity Nod comes to talk about what is possibly one of the best games every made. Period. End of discussion.
The Marvel cinematic universe might have only existed since 2008, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t Marvel movies before. And I’m not talking about that quack of a Howard the Duck movie either.
Listen in as TJ Johnson from Voice from the Underground and Lakers Fast Break comes to talk about the awesomeness of Blade, being a fractional vampire, and the joys of early 3D gaming.
Have I told you yet that in the 1990s you couldn’t escape the X-Men if you tried? Because you couldn’t. They literally were everywhere. And there was nothing we could do about it.
Listen in as Devin Warner from Multiversal Q and Exiled comes on the show to talk about the first X-Men game for Game Gear.
One of the things that I really love about Spider-Man is how big the cast of other characters is, especially the crossover with other Marvel heroes. Maybe some of that is because he’s the first place I really saw that.
And maybe some of why the first Spider-Man game for PS1 is my all time favorite Spider-Man game in the whole world no question is because it’s the first one I really got to play through over and over and over. Listen in as Paul Csomo from Varmints joins the show to finally talk about what is possibly the game that I get asked about doing the most. Easily top 3 worst case.
The X-Men prove once again that they were such a powerhouse franchise in the 1990s. And when you get to combine a few different story arcs into a single game it has to be good, or at least interesting.
Listen in as L.W. Salinas joins the show to prove how that’s not really the case at all with Gamemaster’s Legacy for the Sega Game Gear.
Marvel vs Capcom. You knew this day was comping. An epic showdown between some of your favorite comic characters against some of your favorite video game characters. No reasons besides it’s cool. Do you really need one?
Listen in as John Horsley from Spoiler Country joins the show to talk about this wonderful gem of a game that we all owe so much to. And the PlayStation version that isn’t quite as good.
X-Men is a weird universe anyway. You can fit in just about environment in. You can have just about any kind of character you want. Basically you can do whatever you want and it’ll make sense. There’s a reason why “Because X-Men” is a valid explanation for just about anything.
Then Mojo World just flips everything on it’s head. And here we have a wonderful Game Ge- oh who am I kidding it’s Game Gear. Listen in as Zack Jenkins from Battle of the Atom joins the show and we try not to throw up.
We’re creeping up to the big boys here, this time stopping by Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter. And once again, we get a stripped down version on PlayStation that takes out tag team but at least this time gives you extra modes to make up for it. If that makes up for it is up to you.
Listen in as Justin Williams from SuperTangent joins the show to take a look at Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter and we try not to cry about the lack of Sega awesomeness in our childhoods.
Alright, things are really starting to creep closer and closer to Marvel vs Capcom with a game that finally introduces the concept of Marvel characters fighting against people from a whole different universe. Plus a dose of Japan getting an amazing game that didn’t come out over here and there’s reason why and I’m not salty about that at all. Nope, not one bit.
Listen in as Chris Sims from The ISB comes to talk about X-Men vs Street Fighter and we geek out about X-Men and Street Fighter and fighting games in general.
You’ve got a character going around in specialized armor defending the world. Flying around, blasting things, certainly this has got to be the coolest character known to man. But is it Ironman? Or is it X-O Manowar? Joke’s on you, it’s both! Listen in as Kyle Federline from Real Dudes Podcast joins the show to take a look at maybe one of the weirdest crossovers that there ever was. From the video game side of things anyway.
In the second of our Play Comics Origins series things are taking a different turn. Not only do we have a game that follows a comic story arc, it actually follows the comic story arc. What a concept!Listen in as Scott Niswander from NerdSync comes by to take a look at Marvel Super Heroes which takes inspiration from the Infinity Gauntlet story arc. Like for real, it actually follows the story. Kind of.
You know what’s crazy? That we somehow got to the PS1 without a home console Fantastic Four game. You’ve got one of the most iconic groups in the Marvel Universe, a group that pretty much defines what it means to be Marvel, and it takes this long to get a game made? It’s pretty bad if you ask me.Come listen in as Alistair Wallis from Get Soft with Dr. Snuggles comes by the show to talk Fantastic Four and this game that clearly suffers from a thing known as “being an early 3D game.” But does that make it bad?
It’s finally time to check out the Capcom Fighters, and what better place to start than at the beginning of that run? The X-Men have been a vital part of this show from the start and there’s really no better place to get things rolling here than with a look at a game based on the Fatal Attractions story arc.Well, based on might be a strong phrase. Listen in as Miles Stokes and Matt Hunter from Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men stop by to take a look at Children of the Atom and all of the history and lore behind it.
We just can’t get away from Spider-Man at all. Even when there’s no comic story to match it up with, when there are a host of C List villains, the guy is persistent I’ll give him that.Listen in as Chris and Christi from Chrises on Infinite Earths come to talk about the entire Sega 32X library of comic based games. Yup, this is the one that we got.
Spider-Man is back at it again with some more attempts released by LJN. But can everyone’s favorite wall crawler make a better impression when a new development studio is brought in to bring him to the small screen?
Paul Csomo returns to take another crack at Spider-Man. Do things get better here? Or is it just a continued downward spiral, waiting for that one Spider-Man game we know is coming that will bring us out of the darkness?
X-Men 2 The Clone Wars with Brandon Cruz (Apathetic Enthusiasm, Interdimensional RSS, Submitted For Your Approval)
The X-Men Return in the sequel to the classic Genesis game. This time around they actually get to leave the mansion and head out into the world. But can they defeat the Phalanx when they come to destroy all mutants?
Listen in as Brandon Cruz from Apathetic Enthusiasm, or is it Intergalactic RSS, or maybe it’s Submitted For Your Approval, aww crap I think we might have a clone problem…
Spider-Man makes another appearance and this time time it’s based on the 1994 animated series. So with such an iconic part of my childhood as the basis, this game has to be good? Right?
Listen in as Matt Gardner from Floating Hands Studios and writer of the comic Alabaster Shadows comes on the show to take a look at this SNES and Genesis take on our favorite wall crawler.