Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast

Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast

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Comedian Adam Blank and his guests reminisce about their favourite retro video games


#109 - Blades of Steel
Aug 5 • 61 min
Before there was SEGA vs Nintendo, Playstation vs Xbox, or Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter, there was Ice Hockey vs Blades of Steel. We covered Ice Hockey wayyyy back on episode 49, and now we’re finally looking at the other side of the frozen coin.…
#108 - Final Fantasy
Jul 29 • 75 min
Final Fantasy is one of the most iconic franchises in gaming. And unlike other hall of fame series like Zelda, Mario, Halo, and Sonic, I’ve never played the game that launched the franchise. Until this month, when Final Fantasy won our Patreon poll and…
#107 - Video & Arcade Top 10 WITH SPECIAL GUEST: NICHOLAS PICHOLAS!
Jul 24 • 47 min
Before Gamespot, IGN, and YouTube, we had Video & Arcade Top 10. It aired in Canada on YTV from 1991 - 2006, and kids watched it religiously. It featured kids playing the newest video games, along with other gaming, music and movie news. I vividly…
#106 - Def Jam Vendetta
Jul 22 • 76 min
If you listen to the show at all, you know that I love wrestling games. Particularly the Nintendo 64 wrestling games. But what if you took the engine from those games, replaced the wrestlers with rappers, piped in some of their music and made them fight…
#105 - Super Mario World (Part II)
Jul 15 • 94 min
We’ve been kicking around ‘revisiting’ some of the games we covered in the early days of the podcast for a while, and the time has come. This week’s episode is about the greatest game on the greatest console in the history of the greatest hobby in…
#104 - Medievil
Jul 8 • 76 min
Over the past few months, I’ve been playing a lot of old school Playstation. Metal Gear Solid, Spyro the Dragon, WWF SmackDown!, Crash Bandicoot, and now Medievil. And I have to say; while they aren’t the prettiest games, Sony’s little grey box holds up!…
#103 - Oregon Trail
Jul 1 • 70 min
I have to give credit where it’s due, covering this game on the show was a great idea. And it wasn’t mine. Former Remember The Game? Hall of Famer Mark McCue suggested we talk about Oregon Trail, and it was a great suggestion. This was a really fun…
#102 - WWF SmackDown!
Jun 24 • 65 min
I know, I know, another wrestling game. Listen, The Undertaker is retiring (allegedly). That’s a big deal. Plus, I love wrestling, lots of you love wrestling, and I want to try and cash in on all the wrestling and Undertaker hash tagging on social media…
#101 - Super Castlevania IV
Jun 17 • 77 min
Simon Belmont is finally making his first appearance on Remember The Game? The fact that it took 101 episodes to happen is unforgivable, but we’re gonna right some wrongs in the next hundred episodes. Plus, Super Castlevania IV steamrolled the competition…
#100 - Halo 2
Jun 10 • 74 min
These days, huge game releases are the norm. You can pre-download titles on your consoles if you’re buying them digitally, or line up at the store and get it at midnight if you want to, and everyone gets excited and fucking losers spoil games early for…
#99 - NHL Stanley Cup
Jun 3 • 61 min
I’m a proud Canadian, a hockey fan, and it’s episode number 99. So we had to talk something with Wayne Gretzky in it. Like NHL Stanley Cup…kinda…does. That’s him on the cover! I think? NHL Stanley Cup was NHL 94’s vasty inferior competition. It doesn’t…
#98 - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
May 27 • 67 min
Practically every list of the best original Xbox games has some combination of Halo, Halo 2, and Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic as it’s top 3 games. That’s a fantastic “top tier” of games, and for my money it stands against any consoles all-star…
#97 - Metal Gear Solid
May 20 • 79 min
We’ve waited long enough. It’s time to talk about the iconic Metal Gear Solid. We covered the sequel back on episode 73, and the last 6 months people have been asking me “when are you covering the original?” Well, here it is. Yes, it’s a better game, and…
#96 - The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons & Oracle of Ages
May 13 • 49 min
It’s 2 for 1 week here at Remember The Game industries! This time around, we’re going back to the world of Link, boring talking owls and golden triangles. It’s The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons & Oracle of Ages on the Game Boy Color! If you never…
#95 - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
May 6 • 59 min
We haven’t shown the Game Boy Advance nearly enough love on this show. That’s because I barely played mine back in it’s prime, unfortunately. But one of the few GBA games I DID play (and love) is Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. If that’s all you’re here…
#94 - Spyro The Dragon
Apr 29 • 62 min
I say it every time I play a game I like for the first time, but one of the coolest things about this podcast is discover new games that I missed when they originally released. Shining Force, Shinobi 3 and Banjo-Kazooie have been my favourites so far, and…
#93 - Pokemon Stadium
Apr 22 • 58 min
Another Pokemon game. Kind of. Every time we talk the monsters of pockets and their games, I get a little nervous. I know how passionate the die-hard pokeheads out there are, and one little mix-up or slip of the tongue can result in days of…
#92 - Phantasy Star IV
Apr 15 • 57 min
As you all know, I’m a former SEGA hater. I grew up on the SNES side of the 90’s console wars, and missed out on most of the best games that were exclusive to Sega’s little black box. In the last year or so, I’ve played Shining Force, Shinobi, Ecco the…
#91 - Megaman X3
Apr 8 • 76 min
Even if you haven’t played Megaman X3, you should still absolutely listen to this episode. Everyone has a played a MM game, so it’s easy to follow along, and the music alone makes this worth your time. That said, I love Megaman. But I don’t love Megaman…
#90 - Super Mario Bros: The Movie
Apr 1 • 64 min
I’ve wanted to talk about this movie for a ‘spin-off’ type episode of the show for a long time. But then we did. And I remembered how terrible it really is. I’m not a film buff, I don’t pretend to know anything about movies. And if this movie wasn’t…
#89 - The Lost Vikings
Mar 25 • 64 min
Some people skip episodes about games they don’t know. I get that, but don’t skip this one! You can play it online for free, so this is like a commercial for it. Plus, what else do you have to do these days?? The Lost Vikings is a platformer/puzzle game,…
#88 - Mario Is Missing!
Mar 18 • 45 min
I’m considering revoking Mark McCue’s Hall of Fame status for suggesting we talk about this piece of crap. Also, this episode contains more adult language than most episodes. You’ve been warned. This week’s episode is all about the “educational”- “Mario”…
#87 - Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Mar 11 • 60 min
It took us 87 episodes of the show to talk about Naughty Dog’s apple collecting, box smashing, shirt not-wearing Bandicoot, and for that I apologize. But the day has finally come. We’re talking Crash Bandicoot on the show this week, specifically Crash…
#86 - Kirby’s Adventure
Mar 4 • 67 min
Well, this episode has a much, much more positive vibe than last week’s adventures with Ecco the stupid fish. We’re talking about one of the best games on the NES, and frankly maybe the best Kirby game ever made; Kirby’s Adventure. If you want to skip…
#85 - Ecco The Dolphin
Feb 26 • 54 min
Fuck. This. Game. This episode contains a little more profanity than your standard episode of the show, so be warned. We also only cover the first world of the game, but chances are that’s as far as you’ve ever gotten, too. If all you want to hear about…
#84 - Sonic The Hedgehog: The Movie
Feb 19 • 49 min
Every once and a while, shows have to do something different. Christmas specials, clip shows, Treehouse of Horrors, etc. Well, this week it’s a “very special” episode of Remember The Game? I’m solo, and instead of looking at a game we played back in the…
#83 - Super Punch Out!!
Feb 12 • 52 min
I think the term “hero” is thrown around too loosely these days, but this week on the show I’m shouting out our Patreons, because they’re God damned heroes. I also explain why I don’t cover games older than the NES on here (Atari, ColecoVision, etc). I…
#82 - StarFox
Feb 5 • 65 min
This week, I touch on the Nintendo Switch surpassing the iconic Super Nintendo in console sales totals. The Wii is Nintendo’s top-selling home console of all-time, can the Switch catch it? (Yes, it can). I also send my best wishes to MariKar, the Tokyo…
#81 - Banjo-Kazooie
Jan 22 • 64 min
This week, I share my thoughts on Byleth being announced as the final Smash Bros DLC character (for now at least), touch on the greatness that is Witcher 3 on the Switch, and I’m finally playing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Oh yeah, and Mark McCue…
#80 - Rock Band
Jan 15 • 54 min
This week, I touch on the upcoming PS5/XBox wars, how can the Switch stay relevant, Final Fantasy VII remake has been delayed, and I let you know what I’ve been playing. Then we shift into Rock Band! If you just want to hear about that, skip to 20:10. And…
#79 - DOOM
Jan 8 • 54 min
**Game talk starts at 16:05** Few games are as sure fire slam-dunk first ballot hall of famers as DOOM. It’s just one of those series that everybody’s played. It’s on everything. Everyone knows it. I mean, it’s DOOM. Admittedly, I don’t have a ton of…
#78 - Perfect Dark
Jan 1 • 67 min
**Game talk starts at 16:55** When a majority of people think of first-person shooters and the Nintendo 64, Goldeneye 007 probably comes to mind. And while it’s unquestionably an iconic video game (we covered it all the way back on episode 11!), Perfect…
#77 - DuckTales
Dec 18, 2019 • 48 min
**Game Talk starts at 10:50** This is what ‘Remember The Game?’ is all about. Old cartoons, old video games, old video games about old cartoons. So much nostalgic goodness this week. (And the entire 8-bit version of the theme song makes this episode worth…
#76 - WWF WrestleFest
Dec 11, 2019 • 57 min
**Game Talk begins at 18:30** I’ll never get tired of talking about wrestling video games. The only issue with talking wrestling video games is the fact that there’s probably more bad titles than good ones. Lucky for all of us, this is one of the good…
#75 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
Dec 4, 2019 • 53 min
**Game talk starts at 17:40** Back in the late 80’s, everything the Ninja Turtles touched turned to gold. TV, cereal, toys, movies, music, and of course, video games. The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES (covered on episode 18 of this…
#74 - Super Mario Land
Nov 27, 2019 • 55 min
**Game talk starts around 18:45** I love Mario. And while it hasn’t aged all that well, I’m pretty fond of the original Game Boy too. We could play video games anywhere!! So Mario on the Game Boy should have been a match made in heaven. And eventually it…
#73 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Nov 20, 2019 • 69 min
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#72 - Mario Kart 64
Nov 13, 2019 • 48 min
**Game talk starts at 13:50** I can’t believe it took us 72 episodes of the show to cover Mario Kart 64. I mean, it’s Mario Kart freaking 64! If you’re listening to this show, you’ve played this game. I’m a Nintendo fanboy through and through, but the…
#71 - Ninja Gaiden
Nov 6, 2019 • 46 min
** Game talk starts around 14:44** The original NES controller was a brick. It was practically indestructible. Need proof? Ask anyone that played Ninja Gaiden back in the day. This game was designed to make you want to throw your controller against the…
#70 - Ghostbusters
Oct 30, 2019 • 64 min
**Game Talk starts at 16:05** Oh Ghostbusters… I love this damned franchise. Ghostbusters and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were my life as a kid. I had the action figures, movies, cartoons, clothes, books, toys, halloween costumes, and of course,…
#69 - Twisted Metal (1-4)
Oct 23, 2019 • 45 min
**Game Talk starts at 14:10** Over the last 69 (nice) episodes of this podcast, we’ve stumbled across a couple forgotten franchises, and it’s really made me sad that they seem like they’re just destined to wallow in the obscurity that is video game…
#68 - Sim City
Oct 16, 2019 • 49 min
**Game talk starts at 12:40** I can’t believe how many people played this game back in the day. It’s awesome, but it’s also kinda nerdy, even by video game standards. It’s slow, quiet, there’s no bad guys (except the ridiculous crime rate that will…
#67 - Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Oct 9, 2019 • 71 min
**Game Talk starts at approx. 17:20** We all know that Nintendo has this weird hobby of taking their phenomenal catalog of older games and making it as hard as humanly possible to play them. That’s precisely what they’ve done with Paper Mario: The…
#66 - Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Oct 2, 2019 • 51 min
**Game talk starts at 14:05** Whenever I talk a Genesis game on the show, I feel like I’m doing my part to help re-build the bridge that Nintendo and Sega kids burned down in the 90’s. And honestly, I’m really enjoying most of these Sega games. It’s like…
#65 - Sega Genesis Mini Review
Sep 25, 2019 • 54 min
**Review starts at 14:05** If you didn’t grow up playing the Sega Genesis, is the new mini adaption of it worth your money? That’s the question I set out to answer on this week’s podcast. Not only did I not own a Sega Genesis, I hardly knew anyone that…
#64 - Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sep 18, 2019 • 42 min
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#63 - Virtual Bart
Sep 11, 2019 • 44 min
**Game talk starts around 13:45** When I launched this podcast, my idea was for my guests and I to reminisce about the games we played as kids. Both good games, and bad. It’s taken 63 episodes, but we’re dipping into the really bad end of the pool. Worse…
#62 - Resident Evil 4
Sep 4, 2019 • 60 min
**Game Talk starts at 10:25** Now, I don’t throw around the word “masterpiece” very often. But this game? This game is a masterpiece. It’s freaking Resident Evil 4. Practically a lock to show up on any respectable ‘greatest games of all-time’ list.…
#61 - Pokemon Snap
Aug 28, 2019 • 49 min
**Game talk starts at 13:00** The fact that we haven’t seen a Pokemon Snap re-release, remake, or sequel on smartphones, the Wii U, or the Switch is almost mind-boggling. And then you remember it’s Nintendo… We all played this, right?? I remember this…
#60 - Video Game Collecting
Aug 21, 2019 • 56 min
“My name is Adam Blank, and I’m a recovering retro game collector.” I love looking at video game collections. I used to love collecting them myself, too. But it can be an expensive hobby. It takes up a lot of space (particularly if you do it like I did…
#59 - Street Fighter II
Aug 14, 2019 • 57 min
We’re finally making our way into the arcades. Admittedly, I didn’t really live near one growing up, so my experience with stand up cabinets is pretty minimal. And while I don’t have a ton of playtime under my belt, I know damned well what a big deal…
#58 - WCW/nWo Revenge
Aug 7, 2019 • 59 min
Remember when World Championship Wrestling was the hottest thing on the planet? In the late ’90s, WCW was giving the WWF the fight of their lives. The nWo(s), Goldberg, Sting, DDP, Raven, Bret Hart, Ric Flair; that wrestling company from down south had…
#57 - The Simpsons Hit & Run
Jul 31, 2019 • 38 min
Yep, it’s another Simpsons game. At least this is the good one! The Simpsons: Hit & Run is pretty universally considered the best video game adaption of The Simpsons. Sure, you could make an argument for The Simpsons Game that came out on the PS3 and Xbox…
#56 - Final Fantasy II (IV)
Jul 24, 2019 • 52 min
**The sound may be a little off on this week’s podcast. I suggest using headphones if you can. Sorry about that!** I know, I know. It’s Final Fantasy IV. The box says II, and the people that know, know. But the people that don’t will be like “what the…
#55 - Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Jul 17, 2019 • 51 min
Look at me, being all topical and professional and stuff. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3 comes out this Friday, so I thought it would be a perfect time to dedicate an episode to one of my favourite games of the last couple generations; the original Marvel:…
#54 - NHL ‘94
Jul 10, 2019 • 51 min
As much as it pains the loyal, completely biased Nintendo fanboy in me to admit, Sega had better sports games than Nintendo. Case in point? NHL ‘94. That isn’t to say the SNES version is unplayable, but anyone that has tried both would be lying if they…
#53 - Maximum Carnage
Jul 3, 2019 • 50 min
Spider-Man is awesome. Venom is even more awesome. Carnage isn’t quite as awesome as either of them, but he’s still pretty awesome. So what happens when you take all that awesome and squeeze it into a video game? You get a freaking awesome video game.…
#52 - Super Mario Bros. 2
Jun 26, 2019 • 54 min
Super Mario Bros 2 is the oddball of the NES Mario Bros games. Along with Super Mario Sunshine, it’s the oddball of the entire Super Mario series. But you know what? I like oddballs.* *I rewrote that about ten times, and that was the least creepy sounding…
#51 - Shining Force
Jun 19, 2019 • 57 min
One of my favourite things about doing this podcast is that I’m discovering new retro games all these years later. Particularly when it comes to Sega. You’re going to see more Genesis love in year 2 of this show, and it starts with today’s game; Shining…
#50 - Super Mario 64
Jun 12, 2019 • 60 min
I can’t believe we’ve made fifty episodes of this train wreck of a podcast! And speaking of train wrecks, today we’re talking Super Mario 64! (Just kidding!) Kind of. I won’t lie to you, loyal reader/listener/fellow nerd. The core Mario series is my…
#49 - Ice Hockey
Jun 5, 2019 • 44 min
In a world where sports video games have become deep, complex, virtual simulations of their real-life counterparts, Ice Hockey still stands out. It’s the epitome of the saying “Less is More”. Sure, if you’re looking for a hockey game where you can develop…
#48 - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
May 29, 2019 • 45 min
They might seem silly now (they’re not silly at all, by the way) but in the mid 90’s, the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers were in control of every kid on the planet. Who didn’t love the “teenagers with attitude”?? TV show(s), movies, actions figures, comic…
#47 - The Simpsons: Bart’s Nightmare
May 22, 2019 • 47 min
Everyone knows that most video games based on The Simpsons, sucked. But, everyone played video games based on The Simpsons. I know I did. I think I’ve played every Simpsons video game ever made, except for The Simpsons Skateboarding and The Simpsons…
#46 - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
May 15, 2019 • 47 min
There may not be another game in my “illustrious” gaming career that I have fonder memories of after a single play-through than The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. I played through it one time, on my GameCube back in the day, and never turned it on…
#45 - A Boy and His Blob
May 8, 2019 • 41 min
The whole concept behind this podcast was to talk about the games we played as kids and to stir up those feelings of nostalgia, and that’s exactly what A Boy and His Blob does for me. My brother and I played the hell out of this game as kids. We never…
#44 - Super Metroid
May 1, 2019 • 46 min
Super Metroid turned 25 a couple weeks ago! A better podcast host would have caught that and ran with it, but what can you do? I don’t think it cared that we missed it. One of the greatest games - not only on the Super Nintendo, but of all-time - Super…
#43 - Halo: Combat Evolved
Apr 24, 2019 • 53 min
The NES had Super Mario Bros. The Genesis had Sonic The Hedgehog. And Microsoft’s Xbox? It had Halo. And Halo is awesome. I was skeptical of the Xbox. I remember reading a great article in a gaming magazine (remember those?) about how there just wasn’t…
#42 - Donkey Kong Country
Apr 17, 2019 • 44 min
I say it almost every episode, but I’m really excited to talk about this week’s game. Donkey Kong Country is easily on ”10 favourite games of all-time” list. It’s a masterpiece. Donkey Kong Country is just one of those games that everybody has played.…
#41 - Spider-Man
Apr 10, 2019 • 42 min
Spider-Man is my favourite superhero. Even if you ignore all of the “he’s a normal guy trying to do the right thing/with great power comes great responsibility” stuff and just focus on superpowers, the guy is sick. Climbing walls, super strength, agility,…
#40 - WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain
Apr 3, 2019 • 47 min
It’s WrestleMania week! This is like the Stanley Cup Finals/World Series/Super Bowl for wrestling fans, so I figured it was the right time to jump back into the world of wrasslin’ video games. We’ve already covered the iconic WWF: No Mercy, and it’s…
#39 - The Legend of Zelda
Mar 27, 2019 • 48 min
What can I possibly say about The Legend of Zelda that hasn’t already been said? It’s one of the most influential and iconic games of all-time. It launched one of the greatest franchises in the history of the industry. It’s an absolutely masterpiece that…
#38 - StarTropics
Mar 20, 2019 • 43 min
StarTropics is the little game that almost could. Developed by Nintendo of America and released exclusively in North America and Europe (most NES games made their way to North America after being released in Japan), this game gets an awful lot right. And…
#37 - Paper Mario
Mar 13, 2019 • 46 min
In early 2001, the Nintendo 64 was running out of gas. The Playstation was in full swing, and Nintendo was looking vulnerable for the first time. Their new console, the Gamecube, was only months away. The 64 was about to be left behind. But before that…
#36 - Resident Evil
Mar 6, 2019 • 37 min
When you think of platformers, Super Mario Bros jumps to mind as the most influential to the genre. First Person Shooters, that nod might go to Wolfenstein or Doom. And when you get into the world of horror video games, the undisputed king is the…
#35 - Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!
Feb 27, 2019 • 51 min
For my money, there may not be a game in the NES library (at least, not without “Mario” in the title) that has aged better than the masterpiece that is Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! Punch Out!! was one of the first sports video games to really nail it. The…
#34 - WWF Attitude
Feb 20, 2019 • 46 min
Pro wrestling is probably the only thing on the planet on par with retro video games when it comes to making me feel nostalgic. Being a teenager during the Monday Night Wars and the Attitude Era was something special. If you liked wrestling in those days…
#33 - Earthworm Jim
Feb 13, 2019 • 49 min
In an era filled with weird animal heroes like the Battletoads, Samurai Pizza Cats, Bucky O’Hare and Biker Mice from Mars, Earthworm Jim still managed to stand out. His video games are hilarious, and the original game launched a franchise that went on to…
#32 - Fortnite
Feb 8, 2019 • 49 min
Welcome to a special Friday edition of Remember The Game! For this episode, we’re jumping forward in time. Instead of looking at a game that took over our lives in the 80’s or 90’s, we’re talking about a game that is taking over our lives right now. Today…
#31 - RollerCoaster Tycoon
Feb 6, 2019 • 41 min
This episode is for all you “PC Master Race” nerds. Outside of Oregon Trail and some shareware games, there’s really only one PC game I played growing up, and holy hell did I play a lot of it. I loved building roller coasters, charging people $5 to use…
#30 - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Jan 30, 2019 • 41 min
Does anyone else hear the chorus to I Ran (So Far Away) and instantly think of Vice City? Oh, all of you? At least it isn’t just me then…. Everyone played Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. I know there had been the original top-down style GTA games, and GTA 3…
#29 - Battletoads in Battlemaniacs
Jan 23, 2019 • 38 min
Battletoads is one of those franchises that has always had a strong cult following, but nobody really knows why. They’re blatant Ninja Turtle ripoffs. The games are ridiculously difficult. The characters have some of the grossest names in gaming history…
#28 - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Jan 16, 2019 • 39 min
I vividly remember getting this game for my birthday the year it came out. And despite the fact that I had a house full of my friends over for a party, and this was a single player game, it was all I did for the rest of the day. No regrets. The first…
#27 - Sonic The Hedgehog 3 / Sonic & Knuckles
Jan 9, 2019 • 37 min
If Mario was the video game Heavyweight Champion in the 90’s, Sonic The Hedgehog was the #1 contender. I didn’t own a Sega Genesis growing up, but I played all the Sonic games. I watched the cartoon. I read the comic books. Sonic was everywhere! He was…
#26 - Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels
Jan 2, 2019 • 41 min
Happy new year! I hope you had a great holiday season, and the “January Blues” aren’t hitting you too hard. And if they are, hopefully a new podcast will help snap you out of it! We’re going with a bit of a black sheep this week (there are only so many…
#25 - Chrono Trigger
Dec 26, 2018 • 48 min
Happy Boxing Day! I have a late Christmas present for all you nerds. An episode of Remember The Game about the single most requested game we’ve had since we launched the podcast earlier this year; Chrono Trigger!! My pal Tyler is a Chrono Trigger junkie,…
#24 - Sega vs Nintendo
Dec 19, 2018 • 44 min
Playstation vs Nintendo 64. PS3 vs Xbox 360. Virtual Boy vs sanity. All among the greatest rivalries in video game history. But none of them can touch the blood feud that was Nintendo vs Sega in the 90’s. This week, my buddy Miklos joins me, and we take a…
#23 - Mario Paint
Dec 12, 2018 • 30 min
Do you still have your SNES mouse??? That big, boring grey mousepad?? Is there any reason to play Mario Paint in 2018?? Of course there is; the fly swatter game! My fellow gaming nerd Mark McCue is back this week, and we took a trip down memory lane and…
#22 - Super Smash Bros. Melee
Dec 5, 2018 • 40 min
*NOTE: We recorded this episode several weeks ago. We do talk a little Smash Bros Ultimate, and address some rumours floating around at the time that turned out not to be true. Please don’t email us to tell us we’re dumb. At least, not because of that*…
#21 - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
Nov 28, 2018 • 36 min
Is there a video game series from the late 90’s/early 2000’s that stole more hours of our lives than the Tony Hawk series?? EVERYONE played these games!The wicked soundtracks, the tight controls, the insanely addictive gameplay; this series had it all. My…
#20 - Final Fantasy IX
Nov 21, 2018 • 35 min
For my money, this isn’t just the best Final Fantasy on the original Playstation, it might be the best Final Fantasy game, period. My buddy Andre returns to the show this week, and we look back at the masterpiece that is Final Fantasy 9. I don’t know if…
#19 - Earthbound
Nov 14, 2018 • 46 min
“SAY FUZZY PICKLES!”When it was originally released, Earthbound was an absolutely criminally overlooked game on the SNES. Years later, it became one of the most expensive and sought after cartridges on the console in the eyes of collectors. These days…
#18 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nov 7, 2018 • 34 min
Find us on Twitter @memberthegame And on our new Facebook page; facebook.com/memberthegame Possibly the most beloved “bad” game of all-time, this week my friend David Rae returns to the podcast and we look back at the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…
#17 - Do We Want a Nintendo 64 Classic?
Oct 31, 2018 • 52 min
Remember The Game is on Twitter! @memberthegame And we have a Facebook page now! facebook.com/memberthegame We’re trying something a little different this week. Regular guest Mark McCue returns to the podcast, and instead of looking at a particular game,…
#16 - Super Mario Bros 3
Oct 24, 2018 • 40 min
Find ‘Remember The Game’ on Twitter! @memberthegame Remember The Game Facebook Page! facebook.com/memberthegame This week, my buddy Miklos returns to the podcast, and we take a look back at what is absolutely, unquestionably, one of the greatest video…
#15 - The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Oct 17, 2018 • 30 min
This week, my buddy Mark is back, and we delve back into the world of AA batteries, puke green screens, and playing video games on road trips. Of course we’re talking the Game Boy, and more specifically; The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. To this day,…
#14 - WWF No Mercy
Oct 10, 2018 • 33 min
Diggity Dog!This week, my friend Andre and I sat down and remembered the greatest wrestling video game of all time; WWF No Mercy for the Nintendo 64. This game comfortably fits into my list of favourite video games of all time. It was the perfect package;…
#13 - Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
Oct 3, 2018 • 49 min
Think back to a simpler time. Before bills, jobs, car repairs. When your biggest worry was that your Mom wouldn’t have 4 more AA batteries stashed somewhere and you’d have to take them out of the TV remote to keep playing Pokemon. Good times…..This week,…
#12 - Final Fantasy VII
Sep 19, 2018 • 53 min
I’m a little concerned that nobody has heard of this week’s game, but they can’t all be classics. My friend Tyler and I spent almost an hour nerding out over of the most talked about video game of all time; Final Fantasy VII. Is it the greatest Final…
#11 - GoldenEye 007
Sep 12, 2018 • 37 min
Everyone knew that kid that insisted on playing as Oddjob, and they’re probably in jail for tax fraud or something now. This week, my friend Kevin and I sit down and talk one of the most beloved games in the Nintendo 64 library, GoldenEye 007. The single…
#10 - Mega Man X
Sep 5, 2018 • 40 min
The Mega Man franchise is one of my all-time favourites, and for my money the debut of X is the best of all of them. My old friend Tyler comes by this week, and we catch up by reminiscing about one of the best games on the SNES; Mega Man X. Enjoy!
#9 - Super Mario RPG
Aug 29, 2018 • 35 min
The fact that Geno has yet to get his own game is one of the biggest fails in the history of gaming. This week on Remember the Game, my friend Kevin comes by, and we talk about one of the many RPG masterpieces that call the SNES home; Super Mario RPG.…
#8 - Mario Party
Aug 22, 2018 • 34 min
Who doesn’t have fond memories of sitting on the couch, laughing and arguing with your friends playing Mario Party? At one point, this franchise was the pinnacle of multi-player gaming, and this week I’m joined by my nephew, Ben, as we break down the…
#7 - Final Fantasy VI
Aug 15, 2018 • 51 min
Final Fantasy VI! Or, Final Fantasy III?! Or, whatever…Call it whatever you want, this is one of the greatest RPGs ever made. My friend (and fellow geek) Miklos Blackshaw sat down with me this week, and we spent almost an hour nerding out about the game…
#6 - Super Mario Kart
Aug 8, 2018 • 36 min
I have no idea how or why someone decided to have Mario and friends spend a day go karting, but I’m so glad they did! This week, David Rae and I reminisce about the game that kicked off one of the most beloved franchises in Nintendo’s storied history;…
#5 - Mega Man 2
Aug 1, 2018 • 41 min
What do you get when you combine some of the greatest music in gaming history with some of the worst box art in gaming history? Mega Man!! My buddy David Rae came by this week, and we talked about the first original NES game in Remember the Game history,…
#4 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Jul 25, 2018 • 40 min
Hey! Listen! *?$#&$& Navi…. This week, my pal Mark and I remember the game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. We both have some critical views of this entry into the Zelda series. Often considered one of the greateat games of all time, Mark and I spend…
#3 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Jul 18, 2018 • 37 min
This week on Remember the Game, I’m joined by my good buddy and fellow comedian, Mark McCue. Mark is the biggest Zelda junkie I know, and we recorded a couple Hyrule-centric episodes back to back. First up, my vote for the greatest Legend of Zelda game…
#2 - TMNT IV: Turtles In Time
Jul 11, 2018 • 34 min
Big Apple, 3 AM! Fellow comedian Christopher Djuric joined me this week, and we looked back at the greatest beat ‘em up ever made; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time.
#1 - Super Mario World
Jul 3, 2018 • 34 min
Welcome to Remember the Game! My buddy Chris Heber joins me this week, and we kick this podcast off by talking about my favourite video game of all time; Super Mario World!