This Game Where
123 episodes - last episode 02 Jun 2022

This podcast where Ashley and Chris, two game fans, bang on about games from their own personal gaming history whilst failing to avoid the conversational side streets that pop up. Each week, one of the pair presents a game from their childhood, alongside a potted history of its development and any personal stories linked to it.
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Fri, 30 Sep 2022
Where did they come from? Where did they go? It's a couple of questions that we've been pondering in our conversation about Banjo-Kazooie, a Rare-developed and now rarely-seen animal duo that made their first appearance on the Nintendo 64. In a time wher...
 length: 01:03:07
Thu, 22 Sep 2022
It's been a week packed full of pirates, with both International Talk Like A Pirate Day and the launch of Return to Monkey Island occurring. To celebrate, Ashley takes Chris to explore the Caribbean in Sid Meier's Pirates!, a NES game that somehow manage...
 length: 52:19
Tue, 13 Sep 2022
If you're a parent of a tot that likes games, or are trying to get your child into what is unquestionably the best hobby ever, then this is for you! In an episode we recorded back in April 2021, Chris tells Ashley all about Thinkrolls this week, a iOS lo...
 length: 34:34
Tue, 06 Sep 2022
A long time ago (last Sunday), in living rooms far, far away (from each other) Chris and Ashley spent an hour chatting about the latest entry in the Lego games series, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Whether you're a long-time Lego game fan, a scepti...
 length: 01:01:13
Sat, 03 Sep 2022
This week, it's this game where you climb up a poorly constructed skyscraper to rescue Pauline, a character you will then barely hear from for the next four decades despite all the effort you went through to help. Still, relationships are two-way streets...
 length: 48:08
Thu, 25 Aug 2022
Ashley has been enjoying Windbound on the PS5 this week, a game developed by ex-Bullfrog and Rockstar staff and inspired by Wind Waker's sailing, Breath of the Wild's exploration and Moana's vibes (and logo!). Listen in to find out why it's worth a look....
 length: 36:58
Thu, 18 Aug 2022
Swinging his way onto the podcast for the first time, it's Spider-Man on the Sony PlayStation.   Come join us on all the usual socials - follow, like, share, subscribe, rate, review and all that, if you please: TwitterYouTubeInstagramFacebook Contact us:...
 length: 41:48
Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Ashley and Chris turn toon in Toonstruck, a 1996 PC adventure game in which a video-captured Christopher Lloyd interacts with cartoons voiced by the likes of Tim Curry and Dan Castellaneta and inspired by the 'golden age' of animation from Disney and War...
 length: 01:05:05
Thu, 04 Aug 2022
Ashley and Chris tentatively dip their toes into the world of MOBAs this week in League of Legends, a PC multiplayer online battle arena that has been going strong since 2009. Neither has any experience of such a game... what could possibly go wrong? Com...
 length: 43:24
Thu, 28 Jul 2022
Chris gives Ashley a bad time this week by trying to sneak a Sonic game under the radar. Blue Sphere is an early example of an Easter egg - a set of over 134 million versons of the special stage from Sonic 3, which can only be accessed by popping a Sonic...
 length: 42:18
Thu, 21 Jul 2022
This week, Ashley has the urge for Axiom Verge, a Metroidvania starring a scientist who finds himself in a strange new world and sets out to find out what the ruddy heck is going on. With its polished gameplay and wonderful art style, it's well worth a g...
 length: 49:17
Thu, 14 Jul 2022
Chris and Ashley take a trip to Monument Valley, this game where you control a princess through a series of visually pleasing landscapes in a puzzler inspired by Escher and optical illusions. The game released this week on PC after a mobile release back ...
 length: 01:04:42
Thu, 07 Jul 2022
Chris and Ashley play a classic found in pretty much every 90s arcade this week with Puzzle Bobble, or Bust-A-Move, depending where you're playing it. The game see you firing coloured bubbles at other bubbles to make them pop. It sounds simple - and it i...
 length: 45:32
Thu, 30 Jun 2022
Ashley and Chris journey to Kitchen Island in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, this game where you control the bulky bandit in his quest to uncover as many riches as possible to fund building a colossal castle. Chris has fond memories of playing this as a...
 length: 45:11
Thu, 23 Jun 2022
We're strapping in to feel the G's as we construct all manner of adrenaline-fuelled rides in RollerCoaster Tycoon this week! Chris Sawyer's theme park man-sim released way back in 1999, entrancing both Ashley and Chris at the time with its gameplay. List...
 length: 01:03:22
Thu, 16 Jun 2022
Chris and Ashley are walking the thoroughfares and back alleys of Wood Oak City, this week, in Streets of Rage. It's a game they both have good memories of playing, but does that mean it will hold up thirty years later? Listen in to find out! Come join u...
 length: 55:34
Thu, 09 Jun 2022
The tables are turned this week as Ashley chooses a game that he's never played before that just so happens to be one of Chris' favourites! Little Big Adventure is a 1994 French action-adventure-RPF hybrid set on a dystopian planet - but was it worth the...
 length: 01:10:36
Thu, 02 Jun 2022
The Simpsons was laying the stage for the rest of 90s pop culture before the decade even began, and in 1991 they took their first tentative steps into the gaming arena with not one, but two different titles. Yes, everyone and their best mate will remembe...
 length: 45:11
Thu, 26 May 2022
In Bad Mojo, you get turned into a cockroach and have to explore a seedy bar populated by other creepy-crawlies in a game inspired by Kafka and David Lynch, featuring FMV sequences using Jim Carrey levels of ker-azy hammy acting. Interest piqued yet?  Co...
 length: 59:05
Thu, 19 May 2022
This week, it's this game where you watch loads of police interview video clips to try and piece together a story. In an unusual blend of game and film, Her Story is like nothing we have played before. Listen in to find out what we make of it! Come join ...
 length: 01:01:00
Thu, 12 May 2022
Chris absolutely pulls it out of the bag with this week's Mega Drive pick, which comes in the sleek and streamlined shape of Ecco: The Tides of Time. It's a game Ashley has never played, but coveted heavily as a kid seeing the superb ads in between episo...
 length: 01:04:51
Thu, 05 May 2022
This week, Chris and Ashley are transported to a far away land where Monsters rule! That's right, Chris and Ashley have mostly been trading in their tablets for a host of strange creatures in Monster Rancher Advance 2, a game that sees players coralling ...
 length: 56:11
Thu, 28 Apr 2022
To celebrate this week's release of The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe (4/27, the same number as is on Stanley's cubicle in the game, fact fans), we are revisiting the original version from 2013. The game is unlike anything else we've played - listen in to...
 length: 54:35
Thu, 21 Apr 2022
After Chris' Rosebud drop last week, Ashley had a hankering for some of the original The Sims - so here it is! We delve deep into the myriad expansion packs available, discuss how the game strives to reflect some distorted version of real life and reflec...
 length: 01:13:59
Thu, 14 Apr 2022
We take it back to 2001 this week to celebrate the news that Rockstar and Remedy are remastering Max Payne, this game where you solve a bad murder by shooting up loads of baddies. It's most famous for its use of bullet time and cracking script, but does ...
 length: 57:39
Thu, 07 Apr 2022
One appropriately from the This Game Where vaults this week with Immortals: Fenyx Rising, a game that sees you take on the might of Greek myth to help out the pantheon of Olympos against a less than savoury big bad who has crawled out of the bowels of th...
 length: 44:38
Thu, 31 Mar 2022
Have you ever wanted to be the guy that gets everyone 'away' in a 'getaway'? It's definitely the main part, so you almost certainly have! This week, Chris tries to explain to Ashley why 'getting away' in Driver was a formative aspect of his childhood, an...
 length: 47:22
Thu, 24 Mar 2022
Have you ever wanted to blast your way through a flurry of protozoic lifeforms with little to no narrative reason for doing so? That's exactly what Chris and Ashley have been doing this week with the help of the Bitmap Brothers and their game, Xenon 2 fo...
 length: 35:23
Thu, 17 Mar 2022
Happy birthday to us! To celebrate our centenary, we've gone off-piste to discuss what we both agree is the best console of all time - the Nintendo Wii. Listen to us talk about our favourite games, those that we missed out on, the weird and wonderful per...
 length: 01:35:43
Thu, 10 Mar 2022
Chris and Ashley are island-hopping this week with Monkey Island 2, a bona fide classic and one of the most venerable entries of the early 90s adventure games set. Even if you've never played it, you have almost certainly heard of it, so join us and find...
 length: 01:05:08
Thu, 03 Mar 2022
Chris and Ashley have barely ever played any of the previous FromSoftware fare but, when the reviews started hitting throughout Thursday, Ashley started to get a little tingle he hadn't felt for quite some time and he plonked himself firmly on the bandwa...
 length: 56:33
Thu, 24 Feb 2022
DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power on the Switch is a surprisingly good game; in this episode, Chris explains to Ashley just why that's the case. Along the way, though, there are debates about social media for children, the perils of consumerism and acciden...
 length: 45:46
Thu, 17 Feb 2022
The Game Boy Advance was the console that just wouldn't stop, and Kuru Kuru Kururin was just one of the places it began when it released alongside the handheld in 2001. The game is a unique puzzley-mazey affair in which a pastel-coloured flock of bird co...
 length: 48:46
Thu, 10 Feb 2022
The latest iteration of the Winter Olympics is here, and what better reason to revisit the Mega Drive's snow-laden slice of sporting pageantry of the same name? Can Chris and Ashley take what is arguably their rightful place among the titans of mountains...
 length: 41:10
Thu, 03 Feb 2022
The final entry in our four-part face-off between a folically-gifted pipe artist and his erinaceous azure nemesis sees Chris and Ashley adventure across a variety of far-flung kingdoms in pursuit of the oft-kidnapped Princess Peach. We'll just say this u...
 length: 01:10:39
Thu, 27 Jan 2022
True to form and his strangest compulsions, Chris follows up his pick of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with a game of the same name! This time round, we're grabbing the Game Gear to delve into the many zones of the portable entry. Sonic's second Mega Drive outing...
 length: 51:47
Thu, 20 Jan 2022
The showdown is heating up with round two of Mario and Sonic Month here at This Game Where! This week, Ashley has brought with him another marvellous Mario entry for the Game Boy Advance. But this ain't your Grandad's Mario game. This is Superstar Saga, ...
 length: 01:02:42
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones! Pepsi vs Coke! Sonic vs Mario! There have been many heated battles over the years and, this month, This Game Where are dipping a toe into the waters of Sonic and Mario again. First up, Chris is bringing Sonic 2 for the ...
 length: 01:14:00
Thu, 06 Jan 2022
The new year brings with it a game that's brand new to both Chris and Ashley, and our first listener suggestion! Future Cop LAPD is just like football (soccer for those that need it) in that it's a game of two very distinct halves and neither of your hos...
 length: 36:42
Wed, 29 Dec 2021
We've done it, everyone! One more year down, and who knows how many to go? What better way to celebrate getting another big set of days out of the way than to look back on what made them pass so smoothly? Join Chris and Ashley this week as they reflect o...
 length: 55:32
Thu, 23 Dec 2021
Our fourth festive folly arrives just in time for the big day, and it's a good job because it is all about the big man himself, Santa Claus! You might think Papa Crimbo's gaming appearances would be limited, but Chris and Ashley discuss nine of them here...
 length: 43:38
Thu, 16 Dec 2021
We're straying into genuine cultural phenomenon territory for our third Christmas episode of 2021. Wii Sports and its console namesake came close to taking over the world in the late 2000s, with the former becoming the best selling game of all time, taki...
 length: 01:01:16
Thu, 09 Dec 2021
Week two of our festive frolics and Chris has brought a classic for Ashley to play in the form of Mega Bomberman. Is it a multiplayer hit worthy of the season, or is it an explosive incendiary device all of its own? You'll have to listen in to find out e...
 length: 48:26
Thu, 02 Dec 2021
It's the most wonderful time of the year once more and we are back at it with another feast of fancy gaming-related goodies suitable for any gamer. Whether you're buying for yourself or someone you love, this week's episode is packed full of ideas that w...
 length: 01:03:49
Thu, 25 Nov 2021
This week's game is a petrolhead's dream, or at least it might be - Chris and Ashley don't really know what one is, so it's really just a guess. But Super Monaco GP on the Sega Master System is a game about cars, and fast ones at that! Touted as a racing...
 length: 42:00
Thu, 18 Nov 2021
Chris completes a trilogy, of sorts, this week with his choice of Chicken Run on the Playstation. As he explains it, this is the third stealth-based experience on the PlayStation that he was playing alongside Metal Gear Solid, a game that has featured no...
 length: 41:57
Thu, 11 Nov 2021
An unexpected surprise this week in the form of Cyberflix's Titanic: Adventure Out of Time, a mid-90s point and click adventure that rode the wave of Titanic popularity to a level of success that even its creators hadn't anticipated. Listen in to find ou...
 length: 01:03:51
Thu, 04 Nov 2021
Chris, as ever, is pushing the rules to breaking point this week and bringing what he calls a game but is actually a glorified tutorial for Metal Gear Solid, a title we discussed at length mere weeks ago. But who knows, maybe he can explain just why the ...
 length: 45:28
Thu, 28 Oct 2021
Almost not making it out because Ashley was too scared to edit it, this week's episode is a celebration of all things spooktacular as Chris and Ashley tackle Splatterhouse 2, an early Mega Drive hit that comes packed to the gills with buckets of blood (a...
 length: 51:00
Thu, 21 Oct 2021
With a brand new iteration of Microsoft's Windows operating system on the horizon, Chris and Ashley's minds drift back to the early days of the platform and the hidden gem that is Minesweeper that sat there, unassuming, somewhere in the depths of the Sta...
 length: 44:27
Thu, 14 Oct 2021
Samus is back! At least she was in 1991 when Metroid II: The Return of Samus hit the Game Boy, and then again in 1998 when Ashley played it (and yes we know she's back again in Metroid Dread). This sequel to the hit NES is peculiar in a number of ways (t...
 length: 01:01:16
Thu, 07 Oct 2021
What's good about Metal Gear Solid? That's the question Chris and Ashley are trying to answer this week as they plumb the depths of this Kojima cut. Their answers might surprise you.   Come join us on all the usual socials - follow, like, share, subscrib...
 length: 01:00:16
Thu, 30 Sep 2021
We've both been a bit under the weather this week so our episode today was recorded a little while ago. Long before the epiphany Chris experienced with Starcraft, in the midst of his denial of all things strategy, Ashley took up the impossible task of co...
 length: 42:42
Thu, 23 Sep 2021
If Ashley had a quid for every time Chris has slandered the real time strategy genre then he'd probably have a minor fortune. However, turns out it was all completely baseless because Chris has hardly even touched an RTS, let alone played one for any len...
 length: 56:17
Thu, 16 Sep 2021
We're going way back this week with Chris's Acorn Archimedes pick of Repton, a game Ashley hadn't even heard of let alone played, but one that nevertheless spawned a multitude of sequels. Listen along to find out whether they were deserved! During the ep...
 length: 40:34
Thu, 09 Sep 2021
To celebrate the release of WarioWare: Get it Together! this week, Chris and Ashley go back to where it all began on the Game Boy Advance with Mega Microgames. If you've ever played a WarioWare title you should know what to expect, and if you haven't, we...
 length: 55:21
Thu, 02 Sep 2021
Are you the sort that might want a treasure trove of games on tap and in your pocket at all times? Are you an exclusive type who only wants the best, who only has the best? Well Chris is, and he says he gets it all from Apple Arcade! We have to admit, af...
 length: 47:44
Wed, 25 Aug 2021
This week, Chris and Ashley celebrate the release of Psychonauts 2 by taking a look at the original, a game that stands tall among the many gaming experiences either of them have had. But is it as good as either of them remember? Listen in to find out! C...
 length: 59:17
Thu, 19 Aug 2021
Are you the sort of person who watches bumper bundles of old adverts on YouTube for a sweet little hit of nostalgia? Then boy do we have the game for you! Zool is the first game Chris and Ashley have played that has included overt product placement! The ...
 length: 54:04
Thu, 12 Aug 2021
Turns out not everyone in the whole world has played a Mega Man game like Ashley thought, because Chris had never touched one before. In a way, he still hasn't because Mega Man Battle Network isn't your Nana's Mega Man. A fusion of several different genr...
 length: 48:13
Thu, 05 Aug 2021
Fantasy Zone, released on the Game Gear in 1991, is a bright, bold and breezy shoot-em-up starring Opa Opa, a sentient space ship. Confusingly, it is a reworking of Fantasy Zone, released on the Master System in 1986, a bright, bold and breezy shoot-em-u...
 length: 30:04
Thu, 29 Jul 2021
Does your brain sometimes move at a million miles an hour even when you don't want it to? Do you sometimes find yourself in need of a moment? If the answer is yes, then Agar.io might just be the game for you. A semi-serene take on battle-royale style gam...
 length: 49:11
Thu, 22 Jul 2021
Normality, a 90s adventure game set against a dystopian quasi-United Kingdom on the brink of revolution created by the developers of the Premier Manager series. Sounds like Chris and Ashley's very precise cup of tea, that! But is it, though? Is it really...
 length: 43:23
Wed, 14 Jul 2021
To celebrate seventy episodes, Chris and Ashley play Clock Tower, a Japan-only survival horror game often talked about as one of the games that really got the ball rolling for the genre, and one that turns the tables on how the pair usually respond to ho...
 length: 52:45
Thu, 08 Jul 2021
It's that time again, where Ashley attempts to convince Chris to get his wallet out and stump up the cash for a game he thinks he'd love. This week's candidate is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. First released in 2011 to coincide with the 25th annive...
 length: 49:54
Wed, 30 Jun 2021
Zombies are eating your neighbors in Zombies Ate My Neighbors, a 1993 LucasArts joint, in which you're tasked with blasting your way through hordes of zombies, monsters and things that go bump in the night to prevent them all from eating your neighbors. ...
 length: 39:12
Thu, 24 Jun 2021
Golf. Once the preserve of the landed and lorded, the game has since been coopted by the lowly to become one of the greatest gaming genres (you know, as long as you don't think too hard about the existence of golf sims). Kirby's Dream Course is one of Ni...
 length: 53:24
Thu, 17 Jun 2021
We're talking this week about what is probably the first ever game that gives a worm a starring role (I haven't checked, don't @ me), Earthworm Jim! Remembered fondly by 90s kids for both the superb Saturday morning cartoon and this game, we're digging i...
 length: 52:04
Thu, 10 Jun 2021
If you've ever had stars in your eyes, Lionhead Studios' The Movies might be the game for you! Chris and Ashley take on the role of movie moguls this week, tasked with building the mother of all movie studios, and one capable of sweeping the board at the...
 length: 50:19
Thu, 03 Jun 2021
Mario and company's latest outing takes them to the many and varied worlds of the Sprixie Kingdom and sees absolutely everybody clawing their way up what could, for all we know, be a greasy pole at the end of each level. Chris seems to like it. Ashley se...
 length: 46:55
Thu, 27 May 2021
This week, Chris and Ashley actually enjoy playing a game for once when they revisit Road Rash 2, a Sega Mega Drive motorcycle racing game where chains and billy clubs aren't optional and your biggest opponents aren't other racers but the cars careering ...
 length: 52:09
Thu, 20 May 2021
One more from the vaults, this week's episode sees Chris treat Ashley to a bit of Pipe Mania, a game developed by The Assembly Line who were, at the time of this game's release, also working with The Bitmap Brothers. Not on this, though. This was entirel...
 length: 37:30
Thu, 13 May 2021
We're kickin' it Jackie Chan this week with Kung Fu, a Shigeru Miyamoto-helmed project based on Jackie Chan joint Wheels on Meals, a game that just so happens to be the first beat 'em up. Will it knock Chris and Ashley's socks off? Listen in to find out!...
 length: 39:23
Thu, 06 May 2021
Another game brand new to the pair gets a slightly mixed reaction from Chris and Ashley in this, the sixtieth episode of This Game Where! Is Phantasy Star IV an RPG for the ages or a low-level cellar rat? Listen in to find out!   Come join us on all the ...
 length: 53:09
Thu, 29 Apr 2021
It was always just a matter of time until Chris forced Ashley to confront his fear of survival horror games, and turns out Resident Evil wasn't quite as harrowing as Ashley was expecting. But is it a winner? Listen in to find out!   Come join us on all t...
 length: 58:31
Thu, 22 Apr 2021
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a kart racer in second place must be in want of a red shell or some such other device to blast their way into first, and that all started with Super Mario Kart! Join us as Ashley takes Chris for his first laps ...
 length: 50:04
Thu, 15 Apr 2021
For gamers of a certain age, Wakka conjures up not everybody's favourite Blitzball player, but of arcade's earliest and biggest success. Pac-Man 99, the latest in Arika's run of battle royale reinventions, is an attempt to build on the legacy of one of g...
 length: 53:08
Thu, 08 Apr 2021
Having taken the plunge with Subnautica thanks to Sony's Play At Home game giveaway, this week Ashley takes Chris for a deep dive into what makes it so great and why he's not been able to put it down since downloading it, along with more than a smatterin...
 length: 49:23
Thu, 01 Apr 2021
NNNNEEEEYOOWWWMMMM! That's the sound of fast cars going round fast tracks real fast (no, it is. It is. Go on, read it out loud. See!). It's a sound you hear A LOT in Gran Turismo which, despite having a pretty good soundtrack, ruins it by tacking on a ra...
 length: 53:32
Thu, 25 Mar 2021
It's a big one today, as Ashley attempts to put across the finer points, both good and bad, on not just Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, but the series as a whole! Listener's note: Hannah makes her first vocal appearance of the show in this episode!   Come jo...
 length: 49:25
Thu, 18 Mar 2021
When the team behind the Game Gear version of The Jungle Book heard the Bare Necessities, they might have taken it too close to heart. Thankfully, there are other versions of the game and Chris and Ashley play many of them for this episode! Listen in to ...
 length: 52:30
Thu, 11 Mar 2021
Populous is the first game from developer Bullfrog, it's the progenitor of the entire God game genre, and it's also This Game Where's first Super Nintendo game. We know, we're not sure how we went so long, either, but it's happening now. Does Populous de...
 length: 59:52
Thu, 04 Mar 2021
It appears Chris and Ashley's idea of kicking something off with a bang differ slightly, as Chris has 'kicked off' the second lot of fifty episodes with this, King of the Monsters. It's a kaiju wrestling game set in some kind of Neo-Tokyo which, when you...
 length: 44:56
Thu, 25 Feb 2021
Fifty episodes! Who thought we'd get this far? We certainly weren't banking on it. But we're here nonetheless, and we're talking about another game neither of us had played until this week - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. An absolute classic that ha...
 length: 53:17
Thu, 18 Feb 2021
The story of Marble Madness has a fair few interesting tidbits to it, many of which we discuss in this episode. What, you want one now? Okay, well it was one of the first games designed by industry titan Mark Cerny, before he went on to be the architect ...
 length: 33:20
Thu, 11 Feb 2021
It's Valentine's Day again and Chris and Ashley are having a proper conversation about the place and treatment of love in games, including a look at Florence, a little indie that aims to present the workings of a relationship for the gaming crowd. Listen...
 length: 36:22
Thu, 04 Feb 2021
Chris continues with his delusional insistence that "Sonic is okay, really" this week, bringing us a second slice of Sonic The Hedgehog (The Game). It's the second of three iterations of the blue blur's original outing he's made Ashley play, with only th...
 length: 48:13
Thu, 28 Jan 2021
If you've played Denki Blocks then you know why we're talking about it today. It's one of a vast array of excellent games that made the Game Boy Advance a compelling and worthwhile console to have, and the studio behind it (named after the game itself) w...
 length: 46:42
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
Whatever IS The Secret of Monkey IslandTM? By an incredible stroke of luck, it turns out Chris was one of the very few people Ron Gilbert shared it with and he shares it with everyone in this week's episode! Come join us for a chat about swashing, buckli...
 length: 52:32
Thu, 14 Jan 2021
What's that? Chris and Ashley are talking about Final Fantasy VII, arguably the first ever Triple A development in gaming? And Ashley attempts to reframe Jenova as not that bad, actually, but fails spectacularly? Might be worth a listen, so give that pla...
 length: 01:00:29
Thu, 07 Jan 2021
A brand new year and Chris has mandated that we bring it in with a bit of Lego. Listen in to find out why, as well as Ashley's hopes for the future of Lego games.   Come join us on all the usual socials - follow, like, share, subscribe, rate, review and ...
 length: 38:09
Thu, 31 Dec 2020
It's the final day of 2020 and our final episode of the year - and we are going out with a bang! Join Chris and Ashley as they each give a rundown of their top five games of 2020. Saying anymore would spoil the surprises, so just press play now! MINOR SP...
 length: 48:14
Thu, 24 Dec 2020
Hello everyone and happy Christmas! Join Chris and Ashley in a celebration of games that are all kind of winter or Christmas themed. Find out which games have the best snow, which ones are the Christmassiest (that IS a word!) and which ones use snow and ...
 length: 44:14
Thu, 17 Dec 2020
Ashley likes to treat people at Christmas, and what better way than to share with them a few thoughts on one of the best games in one of the best series to exist on any platform? Join Chris and Ashley as they explore the darker side of Link's adventures....
 length: 51:28
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
Merry Christmas, everyone! This week, Chris and Ashley chat about Crusader of Centy (known as Soleil in Europe), a game Chris received for Christmas 1998, and one that blew his tiny twelve-year-old mind with its weighty ideas and fantastic gameplay. Come...
 length: 48:38
Thu, 03 Dec 2020
'Tis the season for getting all those closest to you something special to make them feel spoilt and loved. Whether you're buying gifts for the gamer in your life, or you're the gamer, we've got a jam-packed guide to gifts that should go down pretty well!...
 length: 48:13
Thu, 26 Nov 2020
Neopets was a monolith of the unexplored frontiers of the early noughties internet. Join Ashley and Chris as they discuss the hectic pace of change on the internet at the time as well as some of the internet's Flash-based phenomena on the eve of their po...
 length: 47:55
Thu, 19 Nov 2020
This week Chris and Ashley, once nemeses, play a game about Woody and Buzz Lightyear, two fellas who were once nemeses! To say the story cuts close to the bone is an understatement. Listen in and find out how Chris once saved Ashley from the bedroom of a...
 length: 41:44
Thu, 12 Nov 2020
A BIG ol' classic to celebrate episode 40! Doom, it turns out, is a bit good. Who knew?   Come join us on all usual socials - follow, like, share, subscribe, rate, review and all that, if you please: TwitterYouTubeInstagramFacebook Music for this episode...
 length: 54:08
Thu, 05 Nov 2020
This week, Ashley and Chris pop the oldies to one side and have a blast journeying through a savage planet in the appropriately-named first-person exploration game Journey To the Savage Planet.   Come join us on all usual socials - follow, like, share, s...
 length: 46:19
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
It's Halloween and we've got the perfect way to spend it, this year: start off by listening to Chris and Ashley chat about Plants Vs Zombies, then go ahead and play the game! It may be light on scares, but it makes up for it in other ways. Listen in and ...
 length: 52:15
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
Crackout may not be Breakout and it's definitely not Arkanoid, but is it still a cracking game? Crack on and listen to the episode to find out!   Come join us on all usual socials - follow, like, share, subscribe, rate, review and all that, if you please...
 length: 47:41
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
SEEEGGGGAAA! It's been a while since we've heard that iconic chime on this podcast, and it's back with a biggy. Sonic the Hedgehog is under the microscope this week and its brilliance (or lack thereof) has been an ongoing point of contention between Ashl...
 length: 56:16
Wed, 07 Oct 2020
One whole year and 35 episodes and it all comes down to this - a brisk run through the Mushroom Kingdom! With this, our 35th episode, we turn one year old and it just happens to coincide with the recent release of Super Mario Bros 35, a game that sees a ...
 length: 53:08
Thu, 01 Oct 2020
Chris has been sick and it's fed into his choice of game this week... hair of the dog in the form of 1997's Theme Hospital! It's a game not without a few minor ailments itself, but is it worth playing again now? Listen along to find out!   Come join us o...
 length: 51:33
Thu, 24 Sep 2020
This week we have the Sega Master System's premier ninja game, The Ninja. Imaginatively named, we know, but don't judge it too harshly until you've heard how great it actually is! If the game itself doesn't float your boat, maybe listen to find out how i...
 length: 40:54
Thu, 17 Sep 2020
We're following up one of our best episodes on a great game with an episode on one of the worst games we've played in recent memory. You'd be forgiven for thinking we hate ourselves! Listen along to find out just what's up with Rolo to the Rescue. Listen...
 length: 57:36
Thu, 10 Sep 2020
That's right! Chris and Ashley are joined this week by Ben Ward and Dan Marshall of Size Five Games to discuss their latest adventure, Lair of the Clockwork God - although, for some reason, they all but insisted on telling us how to burn books and punish...
 length: 57:26
Thu, 03 Sep 2020
We are thirty episodes old and we've decided to celebrate by playing Myst! Have a listen to see if we learnt anything about the game or ourselves in the playing.   Come join us on all usual socials - follow, like, share, subscribe, rate, review and all t...
 length: 49:18
Thu, 27 Aug 2020
To celebrate the release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, Ashley has decided it's about time he gets Chris on the Pro Skater hype train by treating him to the delights of the second game in the well-loved series. Can Ashley convince him that there's merit ...
 length: 43:38
Thu, 20 Aug 2020
In a hideous attempt to try and steal Mario's thunder, Chris has done the dirty and followed up our Mario with a Sonic! Not just any Sonic, though. No, sir, this week we're talking Sonic Spinball, the only Sonic to fully embrace its nature and go full pi...
 length: 43:49
Thu, 13 Aug 2020
We FINALLY did it, everyone! We went there. Welcome to our first ever Mario episode, though probably not our last given how large the man and his moustache has loomed in both Chris and Ashley's gaming histories. Join us as we discuss what may be one of t...
 length: 42:03
Thu, 06 Aug 2020
It's not Cinco de Mayo and it's not Halloween, but that shouldn't stop anyone playing the phenomenal Grim Fandango, one of the last - and greatest - gasps of the '90s adventure game craze.   Come join us on all usual socials - follow, like, share, subscr...
 length: 40:10
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
Join Chris and Ashley as they discuss Rimworld, this game where you take control over a trio of desperate survivors stranded on a distant planet with nothing but their skills and whatever they can scrounge together to survive. Rimworld is a game that str...
 length: 37:03
Thu, 23 Jul 2020
That's right - for the first time, we're re-visiting a game! After Ashley's sales pitch for Tom Nook in episode 17, Chris has since taken the plunge and bought Animal Crossing. In this episode, we discuss our high points, share the sad story of Gulliver ...
 length: 38:14
Thu, 16 Jul 2020
This week Chris and Ashley chat about Obsidian Entertainment's excellent and likely last cross-platform game The Outer Worlds, a colourful take on the Fallout formula that lets you rove an entire solar system.   Come join us on all usual socials - follow...
 length: 33:29
Thu, 09 Jul 2020
Chris and Ashley talk about the latest Pokémon-related craze sweeping the nation: brushing your teeth! A *game* that Chris has been getting a lot out of these last few weeks, Pokémon Smile is a mobile app designed to support parents in creating good hygi...
 length: 28:21
Thu, 02 Jul 2020
Ashley extols the virtues of Voez, a rhythm action game for the Switch, this week. Find out about Mont Blanc cake, songs about being a dog and what foul substance is on the wall in Chris' house by listening!   Come join us on all the usual socials – foll...
 length: 38:26
Thu, 25 Jun 2020
Hats are the name of the game in this week's... game. Quite literally! Join Chris and Ashley as they chat their way through A Hat In Time. The first game from Danish indie devs Gears For Breakfast, it is a delightful 3D platformer that harks back to the ...
 length: 35:02
Thu, 18 Jun 2020
Join us this week as we chat about the superb Cities: Skylines, during which we find out about the world's lockdown porn habits, a hashed version of the 2013 SimCity debacle, and what happens if you let human effluence flow into the fresh water system of...
 length: 32:24
Thu, 11 Jun 2020
What the what? "Golf"? We know, we've never heard of it either. We did some quick research and it appears to be a major policy of the current US President [at the time of writing!]. And What The Golf makes about as much sense as most of the rest of his p...
 length: 32:03
Thu, 04 Jun 2020
Nintendo has a number of behemoths capable of rampaging their way through many a sales chart, but none come more rampant than this week's game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. A game all about escaping to a deserted island with only the people closest to ...
 length: 44:02
Thu, 28 May 2020
Lego, the boredom buster of multiple generations, took a turn toward the technical in the mid 2000s and has been pushing out great games ever since. This week's game is no exception, with Lego DC Super-Villains proving popular round Chris' way. Join us a...
 length: 44:21
Sat, 23 May 2020
Early last week, late this one. That's called journalistic balance. Or something like that. And no idea why we're using it because we aren't journalists. We're podcasters! Podcasters who this week are chatting about Planet Zoo, an excellent PC game in wh...
 length: 31:00
Wed, 13 May 2020
You're all stuck in your houses and we're both stuck in our houses. But worry not, we're sending help in the form of this brand spanking new episode! That's right - we're back, baby! We're breaking with tradition during lockdown and every episode will be...
 length: 31:16
Thu, 26 Mar 2020
Little Nemo: The Dream Master is our game for this week! Listen to us discuss this NES platformer as Ashley suffers game-induced PTSD and Chris gets perturbed by questionable messages the game sends. This will sadly be our last for some time while we wai...
 length: 57:29
Thu, 12 Mar 2020
Welcome, gentle-folk, to the wonderful world of Disney on the Sega Mega Drive in the 1990s! It's a wonderful place to be, with lots of things to do. This week, though, we're taking a jaunt through Mickey Mania, a beautiful rendition of the Disney art-sty...
 length: 57:13
Thu, 27 Feb 2020
This week we're going all the way back to 1986 to have a chat about Alex Kidd in Miracle World, an excellent platformer for the Sega Master System with a main character who was usurped as the face of Sega by that damned turquoise garden pig. Over the cou...
 length: 01:00:22
Thu, 13 Feb 2020
If you already have plans for Valentine's Day 2020, cancel them now! Like a bolt from the blue delivered direct to your backsides, we've shifted our entire release schedule to bring you this Valentine's special. What better way to celebrate love than to ...
 length: 01:04:21
Thu, 06 Feb 2020
Happy February, everyone! To celebrate the leap year and the subsequent extra day we're gifted this month, we figured we'd give you exactly the same number of episodes as every other normal month, and this is the first of them. Don't complain, you've alr...
 length: 01:08:55
Thu, 23 Jan 2020
This Game Where! Did you just read that in the style of The Simpsons title song? If not, go back and start this again because you did it wrong. Join us this week for our first trip down the arcade for the cabinet classic The Simpsons Arcade, a beat 'em u...
 length: 01:00:13
Thu, 09 Jan 2020
Planes, trains, and automobiles! And boats. Oh, and hovercrafts and lorries. And canal boats? Is that right? Apparently it is! What? No automobiles? Are you serious? But we've already said that they're in it. What a joke. Let's try this again: All the tr...
 length: 01:08:24
Sun, 29 Dec 2019
It's Chrimbo Limbo, that annual lull between Christmas and New Year where you're so full of food, fizz and festive cheer that you might not want to move. Yes, you could play one of those spanking new games you were gifted, we wouldn't blame you. But why ...
 length: 01:09:24
Sun, 22 Dec 2019
What do we all think about when we think of Christmas? A bloke dressed up all fancy hurtling through the air at breakneck speed, of course. And it just so happens that's how Stargates work (what do you mean 'tenuous link'?). Join us for the first of our ...
 length: 59:10
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
LISTENING NOTE: we had a 'technical difficulty' with this episode and the sound quality isn't what we'd like it to be. Normal service is resumed from the next episode onwards! There's perhaps nothing better heading into the festive season than to reflect...
 length: 01:04:22
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
This game where you play as a sidekick to one of the most famous video game characters of all time in a slow-paced action-RPG-adventure! This week, Chris chose to talk Ashley through Tails' Adventure, released on the Game Gear in 1995.  While there is, o...
 length: 01:07:00
Thu, 21 Nov 2019
The New Batch! This action-adventure NES game where you play as a Mogwai attempting to thwart the ambitions of your burdensome Gremlin progeny. The game (and film) is populated by a cast of mostly zany but occasionally horrifying characters, all intent o...
 length: 01:11:08
Thu, 07 Nov 2019
When Ashley was young and acting up, his mum used to tell him he'd be lucky to get to his next birthday. Well now he's 31 and he's not only defied those expectations, he's also one half of a podcasting duo that has three episodes! Congratulations him. Ep...
 length: 01:08:14
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
We're back with episode 2 of This Game Where! This week Ashley chose the platform game Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude, a platformer from the Mega Drive that has a strange Genesis (see what we did there?). Heralding from the mysterious time that was 19...
 length: 55:49
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
So here it is! The first episode of This Game Where. You maybe aren't as excited as we are about it (yet!) but please do give it a listen and let us know what you think! Chris had the honour of choosing our first game and he went for Toejam and Earl in P...
 length: 01:03:12