Sometimes you just can’t help but take a look at something you missed on purpose. Like here, where I wouldn’t normally look at arcade only releases. But it’s Spider-Man and someone asked about it and who am I to let the fans down?
Listen in as The Well Red Mage from Mage Cast joins the show to take a look at the Spider-Man arcade game that so many of us missed growing up. Which sucks because we could have had some more 4 player action going.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine if you thought so much of yourself that you truly believed that you could take on Death itself, and that you’re right. Do you really think that Death would let you win, even if you won?Ed Annunziata from Playchemy (and conveniently a developer on this game) comes by the show to talk Chakan the Forever Man, and how his story makes that from The Devil Went Down to Georgia look like a tale from Muppet Babies.
Batman the Animated Series is apparently a huge part of a ton of childhoods. Except mine, because I somehow kept missing it. But from giving characters much better back stories to creating a few characters that we couldn’t imagine not having today to just being objectively awesome, it’s an important part of today’s Batman culture.So of course it had a game to go with it. You know, besides the Gameboy title that it actually shared a name with the series. Listen in as Chris Sims from War Rocket Ajax, The ISB, and writer of some Marvel things comes to talk about a wonderful pair of Batman games, and a few others that exist.
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…
Batman returns with this game based on the 1992 movie Batman Returns. There’s wacky origins, crazy life restoring animals, and we haven’t even started talking about Batman himself yet.
Listen in as Roger Reichardt from Gamerheads comes to take a look at this game based on the final Tim Burton Batman movie.
What happens when you have a wonderful Marvel franchise that’s had a string of crappy games? Eventually you have to get something good, right? Well GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! WE FINALLY GOT IT!
Listen in as Miles Stokes from Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men comes on to talk X-Men for the Sega Genesis. I promise you, this one is totally x-ellent.