Our Three Cents

Our Three Cents

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The top 100 video games of all time. Thrice!


61 - Euro Truck Simulator 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Kingdom Hearts
Oct 14 • 33 min
Honk! This week on Our Three Cents, the chaps are all horrible. “What’s different from usual?” I hear you ask! Well, this time, they’re all horrible geese! Enabled by the sterling work of House House, Untitled Goose Game has captured all of our…
Bonus Level - Wellbeing Special
Oct 7 • 29 min
Thursday the 10th of October marks World Mental Health Awareness day. In recognition of this, our trio tell personal stories of how videogames can be a force for good in managing mental health and periods of distress or low mood. Clone Hero, Super Smash…
62 - Machinarium, GoldenEye 007, Super Mario Odyssey
Sep 29 • 32 min
Join Joddy Doddy, Chroddy Doddy and Moddy Boddy for another exciting half hour of gaming guff. Can Apple save mobile gaming with the disruptive Apple Arcade? Can Nintendo sort out some of the framerate wobbles in Link’s Awakening’s otherwise stellar…
63 - Mario Kart 8, SuperHot VR, Thumper
Sep 23 • 27 min
It’s another week at the Our Three Cents towers and the lads have hoisted their banners to celebrate their 63rd favourite video games of all time. In this week, we have a gravity-defying plumber, a time-defying gunslinger, a sanity-defying beetle, and a…
64 - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Gunstar Heroes, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Sep 16 • 33 min
Look, mate, we know it’s hard being the only kid in the playground during Monday lunch not talking about the latest Our Three Cents episode. They’ll all be talking up how Chris was banging on about the Mega Drive yet again whilst Jonathan and Minty had a…
65 - Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Um Jammer Lammy, Psychonauts
Sep 9 • 27 min
Mario guest stars alongside Ubisoft’s Minion-esque abominations, Parappa the Rapper hands the spotlight to his guitar playing pal, and Tim Schafer goes all weird again. Three great games, talked up by three great guys! Also, learn the answers to questions…
66 - Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition, Beautiful Katamari, Rayman Legends
Sep 2 • 29 min
In just five minutes marvel as the trio chat about: a noughties pop sensation! Onions! Extreme heat! Beasts of ascending sizes! Chris misunderstanding the word ‘unique’! Then, with your podcast appetites whet, listen on for a further 25 minutes as Minty…
67 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Metroid Fusion, Ico
Aug 26 • 28 min
It’s another week, and a Bank Holiday Monday at that, so what better way to enjoy your bonus time than by listening to this week’s episode! We discuss mobile games, virtual reality and disappointing woodland adventures. And Feathers are ruffled in the…
68 - Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, The End is Nigh, Pokémon FireRed
Aug 19 • 32 min
This week on Our Three Cents, the chaps tackle another eclectic tryptic of games in the form of a significantly-formative childhood gaming experience featuring a mouse; an expectation-subverting modern platformer featuring a tumour; and an…
69 - Street Racer, Rocket Knight Adventures, Sonic 3D Blast
Aug 12 • 32 min
70 - Pokémon UltraSun, Pokémon X, Proteus
Aug 5 • 29 min
P-p-pick up a podcast! In this ‘p’ filled episode the chums embark on a merry hike across seasons, portmanteau’d archipelagos and a facsimile of continental europe. An uncharacteristically raunchy episode, listener discretion is advised (unless you want…
Bonus Level - Summer Special
Jul 29 • 26 min
Take shelter from the UK’s unseasonably warm start to the summer, by allowing the cool, soothing tones of three doofi (doofus; plural) talk sunny, bright weather and sunny, bright games. Find a comfy spot in the garden, crack open a fizzy pop, then injure…
71 - Banjo-Kazooie, Sonic & Knuckles, Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Jul 22 • 31 min
Marvel as three ostensibly sober adults appear inebriated through sheer early 30s tiredness, as the boys discuss their 71st favourite videogames of all time. Let Minty sleepily teach you why Banjo Kazooie a particular treat for the neurodiverse. Allow…
72 - Metroid Fusion, Mario Golf, Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Jul 15 • 25 min
Congratulations on arriving at the start of another week! Whether or not you have much time for games yourself, listen to the boys recommend the best way to stuff 30 minute windows of stolen gaming time, wax lyrical over the pedagogical approach Nintendo…
73 - Super Mario Galaxy, DJ Hero, Wario Land II
Jul 8 • 30 min
This week, two games from the Super Mario Extended Universe feature as Jonathan & Minty’s choices, in addition to a literal curveball (rotating disc) from Chris! Meanwhile, some things never change - like traffic congestion, pencils and the inevitability…
74 - Terraria, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Creatures 2
Jul 1 • 27 min
In our most disparate trio of games yet, our three gamers discuss their 74th favourite video games of all time! Elsewhere, voyeurism, a sad fat man, a little red fella and a multitude of hats collide in our weekly video game chat! Oh, and Jonathan…
75 - QuackShot Starring Donald Duck, Dishonored, Fantasy Life
Jun 24 • 24 min
As we reach the quarter mark in our countdown, a phenomenal phenomenon occurs with the first tri-peat of the series with Minty also reflecting on his interesting fictional existence! Elsewhere in this pun-tastic episode, Chris enjoys plunging his way down…
Bonus Level - E3 2019 Special
Jun 17 • 44 min
E3, or the Eideo Eames Eonference, has come and gone once again to delight and disappoint swathes of angry entitled nerds. We take a break from our regularly scheduled chat about three games to tackle the mammoth docket of Everything Nintendo Announced,…
76 - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Fantasy Life
Jun 10 • 34 min
In the most punctuated episode of Our Three Cents yet, Chris becomes an accountant, Jonathan becomes an anarchist and Minty becomes an antagonist! Also, slammed own on the Our Three Cents round table of discussion by a Twitter fan is the matter of video…
77 - Fantasy Life, Super Hexagon, Paper Mario: Color Splash
Jun 3 • 35 min
This week on Our Three Cents, Jonathan recalls how he lived out his best fantasy life in deepest Africa, Chris descends into a hypnotic claustrophobic nightmare to pass some time, and find out why Color Splash is the Titanic of the Paper Mario series.…
78 - Mass Effect, Rhythm Tengoku, Overcooked
May 27 • 26 min
This week on Our Three Cents, the birds are singing as we take another eclectic trip down memory lane! Outside of the space sex, hard-hitting rhythmic punk and fishy mishaps that make up the boys’ rankings this week, you can find out if Detective Pikachu…
79 - Luigi’s Mansion, Kirby’s Dream Land, Braid
May 20 • 36 min
This week the lads are all investing in their latest obsession in Konami Pixel Puzzle Collection, whilst Jonathan has been off shaking the Hand of Gilgamech in SteamWorld Quest and Chris has been gearing up for Borderlands 3! All the while, one of the…
80 - Burnout 2, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Harvest Moon GB
May 13 • 28 min
This week, in a total car crash of an episode, Chris burns out, Minty pokes a small boy with a dream and Jonathan takes a thoroughly leisurely stroll down memory lane - a lane lined with cows, turnips and Christmas disappointment! Elsewhere, we all get…
81 - Papers Please, Diddy Kong Racing, Blast Corps
May 6 • 25 min
In Our Three Cents this week, we have a Rare convergence - covering a full complement of video game tropes from border control admin to racist tigers, with ambiguous inter-solar nuclear operations in between! We also take Prince Harry to task on his…
82 - Pokémon Snap, SteamWorld Heist, Dragon Quest
Apr 29 • 29 min
This week on Our Three Cents, Minty joins in the Dead Cells fun, just as Jonathan is moving on to playing, what seems like literally, all the other games - ping-ponging from the ludicrously unchallenging Yoshi’s Crafted World to the sadistically-designed…
Bonus Level - Easter Special
Apr 22 • 22 min
At Our Three Cents we understand the profound importance that the innumerable faith systems play in the lives of all people across the globe. Therefore, on this most holy (and importantly, four day) weekend, we offer to you a solemn and reflective Easter…
83 - Final Fantasy X, Robotron: 2084, Lego Harry Potter
Apr 15 • 23 min
This week on Our Three Cents the chaps discuss their favourite Disney games, Jonathan embraces his inner Shinobi, Chris takes us on a retro arcade trip back to before any of us were born, and Minty forgets how to sit on a chair!
84 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, New Super Mario Bros U, Portal
Apr 8 • 28 min
It’s coming up monkeys this week on Our Three Cents, with apes out everywhere in Jonathan’s abode, Minty monkeying about with some bread and butter, and Chris is just dropping some simian faux pas all over the shop!
85 - Excite Truck, The Wonderful 101, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Apr 1 • 23 min
This week on Our Three Cents, sickness (rotten colds) abound with Minty and Jonathan delivering the episode from their respective death beds (not actually dying). Thankfully, Chris is on hand to bring the energy and enthusiasm, divulging some deeply…
86 - Angry Birds Trilogy, Dragon Age Origins, Counter Strike: Condition Zero
Mar 25 • 24 min
In a real trip down memory lane, this week the chaps recount all manner of recollections from hungover poolside birds, astrally-projected book clouds, and shouting incendiary warnings during vintage old-school threesomes! Plus Chris embarks on a new RPG…
87 - Rayman Legends, Portal 2, Spelunky
Mar 18 • 20 min
This episode serves as an endearing study of friendship, co-operation and stories about caves! With Tetris fever still rife in the Our Three Cents camp, will the boys be able to stay focuses enough to recount their 87th favourite video games of all time?…
88 - Worms Armageddon, Life is Strange, Pokémon Rumble World
Mar 4 • 30 min
In a jam-packed episode this week, we have our first repeat entry - the chaps are more riddled with Worms than ever before! In a surprising video game industry twist, Tetris is the suddenly the most revolutionary title on the market again - life really is…
89 - Mario Kart: Super Circuit, The World Ends with You, Fighters Megamix
Feb 25 • 23 min
In a hot-headed episode of Our Three Cents, the chaps engage in all out battle over some 64-bit classics, Jonathan keeps his thieving up with a new indie game, Minty channels his inner sullen misanthrope as he duals with the Devil, and Chris beats up a…
90 - Halo: Combat Evolved, Star Wars, Thief: The Dark Project
Feb 18 • 30 min
Gathered in the Our Three Cents towers, the boys dissect some revolutionary first-person video games, Chris waves the pixellated flag of an indie game, Jonathan comes to terms with his harrowing freemium game addiction, and Minty goes on a trip down…
91 - The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, Lemmings, Dynamite Headdy
Feb 11 • 25 min
This week on Our Three Cents, the boys forms a series of vendettas! Minty voices his frustrations with Ed McMillen; Jonathan is frankly livid with the developers of the Lemmings mobile game, and Chris continues his crusade against conventional logic when…
92 - Comix Zone, Picross 3D, X-Men Legends
Feb 4 • 21 min
Really tight selection of games this week! Two linked by the medium of comics, two linked by being in 3D, 2 linked by nommynomive dooberryism, all 3 linked by being our 92nd favourite games. Who will emerge as 1/100 of a Victor in the trivia showdown?…
93 - Burning Rangers, Final Fantasy III, Dragon Warrior Monsters
Jan 28 • 20 min
This episode has it all! Evil bags, lamentations about finger-pointing at seemingly derivative titles, inflammatory accusations leveled at incredibly average footballers, natural disasters, and that new quiz section we started last week. Listen in to…
94 - King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity, Deus Ex, Worms Armageddon
Jan 21 • 25 min
In an unintentional PC special episode, the chaps resurrect memories of some classic desktop computer games in the week’s rankings! Their childhood memories also feature reminiscences of some classic game shows as Stars in their Eyes, Going for Gold, and…
95 - Golf Story, Sega Rally, Athlete Kings
Jan 7 • 23 min
In a lovely divisible-by-five-ranking episode, the ‘fellas’ cast a critical eye on beloved children’s authors, honour the sacrifice of Jonathan’s dad’s thumb, and scour the ancient Yahoo forums to confirm rumours surrounding Joe Satriani. Also there is…
96 - Desert Golfing, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Bioshock Infinite
Dec 31, 2018 • 19 min
Now that the thrill of being united simply by the love of gaming has worn out, this episode sees us united by geography for the first time ever! With nothing but a table separating us, we have our first mobile game and noodle around the elitism shrouding…
Bonus Level - Christmas Special
Dec 24, 2018 • 18 min
Ho ho ho!! In a special episode of Our Three Cents, the chaps recount memories of gaming at Christmas time, in addition to comparing notes on some festive-themed games from times past! So microwave yourself a comforting cup of mulled something, yank a…
97 - Pokémon Stadium, Sonic R, ToeJam and Earl in Panic on Funkatron
Dec 17, 2018 • 31 min
The chums converge on a recent release, which sends them off on a session of rampant nostalgia and unanswered questions. Why did Chris’ dad call his Blastoise ‘black cab?’ What did Minty do with a condom when he was ten? Can Jonathan keep this ship…
98 - Jurassic Park, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Rakuga Kids
Dec 10, 2018 • 24 min
Schindler’s List, Penny Crayon and bottles of wee! Find out what links these pillars of society together in Episode 3 of Our Three Cents, as the boys wax lyrical about their 98th favourite video games of all time. Plus, has Chris found his new favourite…
99 - SuperHot VR, Hydro Thunder, Puggsy
Dec 3, 2018 • 24 min
This week on Our Three Cents, Jonathan, Chris and Minty examine the full gamut of video game technology, discussing Virtual Reality and old school 16-bit ambitions! Plus, what have they been playing this week? Someone takes on Dark Souls for the first…
100 - Bomber Raid, Elebits, Clockwork Knight 2
Nov 26, 2018 • 23 min
In the inaugural episode of Our Three Cents, Jonathan Dunn, Chris Dow and Minty Booth discuss the first entry in their Top 100 Video Games of All Time lists. Join them in a trip down memory lane as they trawl the archives of their video game libraries to…