Remember The Game?
202 episodes - last episode 01 Jun 2022

Comedian Adam Blank and his guests reminisce about their favourite retro video games
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Wed, 28 Sep 2022
Working my way through the Sega Genesis library has been one of the coolest things about hosting this podcast. There's so many games on the other side of the console war trenches that I've always wanted to get my hands on, and most of the titles I've got...
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Wed, 21 Sep 2022
Every couple months, we dedicate an episode of the show to "revisiting" a game we covered back in the early days of the podcast, when we had even less of an idea of what we were doing than we do now. And this week, we're taking another look at one of my ...
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Wed, 14 Sep 2022
I consider myself fairly well traveled when it comes to the NES. I've played MOST of the big titles in some capacity, and I know most of the origin stories when it comes to Nintendo's mainstream franchises. But one that's always eluded me was Metroid. So...
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Wed, 07 Sep 2022
I don't think I've ever ragequit/returned/ragequit/returned a video game as many times as I did Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. This game is clever, very easy on the eyes, creative as fuck, and TOUGH AS NAILS. The controls are weird, the checkpoints suck, and y...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2022
It took 212 episodes, but we're finally talking Silent Hill. Silent Hill 3, to be exact. People have been asking for us to show this franchise some love since the early days of RTG, and the only reason it took this long is because, well, I'm a bitch whe...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2022
Wave Race 64 was added to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack library last week, and I figured it'll probably never be this topical again, so let's strike while the iron's wet. I've been looking for an excuse to cover this one on the podcast anywa...
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Wed, 17 Aug 2022
I think most of our listeners know I'm a Mario fan-boy. We've covered most of his games from the old days, with Super Mario All-Stars  being a rare exception. I know this is a phenomenal collection of games, and you probably know it, too. But we've alre...
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Wed, 10 Aug 2022
Splinter Cell is a tough episode for me. I was once a secret agent that snuck into Government agencies to steal briefcases full of data sticks, and it isn't something I like to talk about.   Also, it's a really impressive game, but it's a stealth game,...
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Wed, 03 Aug 2022
I feel like every time I try a PlayStation 2 game I missed out on back in the day, I talk about how much I regret sleeping on that damned console. That theme continues this week, because we're talking about June's Patreon Poll winner: Ratchet & Clank. A...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2022
Pokemon episodes make me nervous. I love the passion, but you pokemaniacs are hardcore, and sometimes my limited pocket monster knowledge ends up getting me a little heat, because I just don't know that franchise well enough. And Pokemon Gold/Silver/Cry...
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Wed, 20 Jul 2022
I've been away on holidays, and to kill two birds with one stone, I've handed the keys to the S.S. RTG to someone else for the first time in our 4+ year history. FORMER RTG Hall of Fame Mark McCue and his bro Bradley are covering me this week, and talki...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2022
I'm away on holidays this week, so I thought I'd give everyone a free bump and release a previously Patreon exclusive episode of Expansion Pass. This time, it's Expansion Pass #26 - Gamer Confessions. One of the most popular episodes of XP we've ever don...
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Wed, 06 Jul 2022
This episode of 'Remember The Game?' is sponsored by Ekster wallets. You know exactly which wallets I'm talking about - those rad ones with the push button where your cards pop out of the top. It looks like something James Bond would carry. I have one, ...
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Wed, 29 Jun 2022
I don't know how to describe Snake Rattle N Roll. A cult classic? A hidden gem? I think people that grew up with it, love it. And if you didn't play it as a kid, you probably won't like it now. But for my money, it's one of the best, most creative games...
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Wed, 22 Jun 2022
This podcast is sponsored by Better Help. They offer affordable, confidential online therapy with trained counselors that specialize in a variety of topics and issues. Visit BetterHelp.com/RememberTheGame and get 10% off your first month. Taking care o...
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Wed, 15 Jun 2022
I don't think it's an exaggeration to call Mario Tennis one of the most influential video games ever made. Not only did it convince Nintendo that they could put Mario into any game they want and we'd buy it up, but it also introduced a character that wo...
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Wed, 08 Jun 2022
This podcast is sponsored by Better Help. They offer affordable, confidential online therapy with trained counselors that specialize in a variety of topics and issues. Visit BetterHelp.com/RememberTheGame and get 10% off your first month. Taking care o...
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Wed, 01 Jun 2022
This podcast is sponsored by Better Help. They offer affordable, confidential online therapy with trained counselors that specialize in a variety of topics and issues. Visit BetterHelp.com/RememberTheGame and get 10% off your first month. Taking care of...
 length: 02:26:19
Wed, 25 May 2022
I'm just gonna lay my cards on the table here - I don't like Mickey Mouse. I think he's creepy, his voice is annoying, and Donald Duck should frame him for murder and take over as the face that runs the place at Disney. And whether it's due to my hatred...
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Wed, 18 May 2022
The GBA and the PS2 are the consoles I get the most requests for, and as I've explained, I just didn't play them much in their prime, so I'm slowly catching up on the catalogs. You could lump the 3DS into that conversation, too. I don't get as many requ...
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Wed, 11 May 2022
This episode of RTG is sponsored by Better Help. BetterHelp.com/RememberTheGame   Sometimes the best way to deal with an issue is to simply talk to someone. Unfortunately, that can be easier said than done. But Better Help is making is easier than ever. ...
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Wed, 04 May 2022
A few months ago, we reviewed Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. I didn't really like it, and I took a lot of shit for that opinion (which I stand by, screw that stupid inverted castle). This week, we're looking another Castlevania - Castlevania: Aria o...
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Wed, 27 Apr 2022
I've recorded over 500 podcasts since I launched this show, and I sleep easy at night knowing that if I ever erase them (which, I mean, is fairly likely. You know how I am with computers...), I have a backup, thanks to folks over at Backblaze!   They off...
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Wed, 20 Apr 2022
There's absolutely no reason why I should like this game. It's a JRPG, and it has random encounters, tons of grinding, practically no story, and it'll kill you without blinking, and you won't have been able to save for at least the last hour. I should de...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2022
A lot of people dunk on the tank controls of the original Resident Evil games, but I always thought they worked pretty well when it came to dealing with slow moving zombies. But how they stack up in Dino Crisis, when you use those same controls against d...
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Wed, 06 Apr 2022
With the new Sonic movie coming out this week, I thought it would be a great time to talk about the little blue blur's debut. We're finally talking about the original Sonic The Hedgehog. Personally, I think it's a revolutionary game, but the gameplay is ...
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Wed, 30 Mar 2022
You know how it feels to try a food you've never really had before? That nervous excitement? Thats how I felt going into Need For Speed: Most Wanted. Outside of kart racers, I've never been a racing game guy. I don't know cars, or parts, or strategies. B...
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Wed, 23 Mar 2022
I don't think there's franchise that I've grown more fond of since the beginning of this podcast than Resident Evil. I went from only playing a couple of the mainline games, to running through most of the core games in the series. But I always slept on C...
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Wed, 16 Mar 2022
If you've never heard of Gun.Smoke, don't skip this episode. I was in the same boat as you until about a month ago. But now I know this game very, very well, and my life is better for it. It's an arcade port of a tough but fair, auto scrolling run and gu...
 length: 01:29:44
Wed, 09 Mar 2022
It took wayyyyyy too long for Contra to make an appearance on the podcast, and that's a mistake I'll never fully forgive myself for. But I can dwell on past mistakes, or try to be better in the present, and I'm a positive guy. So we're finally talking Co...
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Wed, 02 Mar 2022
Every once and a while, I fire up a retro game that I missed back in its heyday, and it rocks my world so hard that I spend the next week kicking myself for not playing it sooner. Shadow of the Colossus is one of those games.    Its controls leave a litt...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2022
I think one of the hottest debates among retro gamers is "which console had the better RPG library? The SNES or the original PlayStation?" And frankly, I don't think I'm knowledgable enough to offer a serious opinion. (But the SNES is the correct answer....
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Wed, 16 Feb 2022
I'm tossing a disclaimer into the very beginning of this description - If you're looking for a podcast that breaks down the strategies, intricacies, and fine details of Pokemon Red & Blue, you might want to keep looking. That's not us. But if you're just...
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Wed, 09 Feb 2022
What can we say about Mass Effect 2 that hasn't already been said? It's probably the best game in one of the best trilogies in the history of this industry. The story telling, characters, combat, graphics, voice-acting; all top shelf. It might not be per...
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Wed, 02 Feb 2022
Sonic Adventure 2 won our Patreon Poll in December, and I gotta be honest, I was excited. The original Sonic Adventure wasn't perfect, but it was fun enough. And the consensus seemed to be that the sequel was better. I was told there'd be no Big the Cat....
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Wed, 26 Jan 2022
**I'm away this week, so there's no episode of RTG. But I hope you enjoy this spoiler-free review of Metroid Dread** For this week's episode, I'm sharing my thoughts on Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch. Is it too difficult? Is it worth all the hype?...
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Wed, 19 Jan 2022
The following podcast is intended for mature audiences. It may contain opinions and comments about Castlevania: Symphony of the Night that some might find offensive. Listener discretion is advised.   Symphony of the Night is considered by many to be one ...
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Wed, 12 Jan 2022
I thought I had played all the best games that the SNES had to offer. Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts never jumped out at me as a must-play title. But I finally got around to playing it last year, and realized the error of my ways.    Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts IS a ...
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Wed, 05 Jan 2022
I've never hidden the fact that I'm a card carrying Mega Man fanboy. I love that little blue bastard so much. And we've reviewed of a few of his games on the podcast over the years, but his debut title has slipped under the radar. Admittedly, that might ...
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Wed, 29 Dec 2021
I'm away for holidays this week, so I thought I would release an episode of our Patreon exclusive show 'Expansion Pass' for everyone to enjoy. This was episode #50, and I ranked my favourite SNES games of all-time. I hope you enjoy the podcast, and Happy...
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Wed, 22 Dec 2021
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; the Nintendo GameCube is the greatest (pre-online) multiplayer console in history. And while the Mario Kart, wrestling games, and Mario Parties were fun, the Mario sports games are the titles that I have the be...
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Wed, 15 Dec 2021
Final Fantasy X is one of the games that listeners have been asking us to review ever since we launched the podcast. And seeing as it's the 20th anniversary of Tidus & friends here in North America this week, I figured it was time to talk Blitz Ball.    ...
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Wed, 08 Dec 2021
Every month, our supporters on Patreon get to vote for a game that want to hear us cover on the podcast. The poll is made up of games listeners have been asking for, that I've never played. Sometimes this results in an episode where I just get pissed off...
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Wed, 01 Dec 2021
Every time we talk about a Sega Genesis game, I bring up that I was a Nintendo kid in the 90's, and I love discovering great games that I missed out on. And this week, that all applies again. I fired up Gunstar Heroes after hearing for years that it's on...
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Wed, 24 Nov 2021
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I've never hidden the fact that I have very mixed opinions of this game. I played it when it came out in 1998 (pre-ordered one of the gold cartridges!), but it wasn't until this past couple weeks that I finally beat ...
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Wed, 17 Nov 2021
I love Mega Man. And I love the Game Boy. But Mega Man on the Game Boy? It shouldn't work. And the first four times they tried it, it doesn't really look like it did. But as the old saying goes, the fifth times the charm!   Because Mega Man V...is...awes...
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Wed, 10 Nov 2021
We're finally talking Tomb Raider. I missed these games back in their prime, but I sure remember them. Lara Croft was EVERYWHERE back in the day, and if people weren't talking about her games, they were talking about certain "codes" that we thought were ...
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Wed, 03 Nov 2021
I say this every time we cover a fighting game, but this genre intimidates the hell out of me. I respect people that play these games at a high level so much, but even at their easiest difficulties, they're out of my league. Mortal Kombat II is a rare ex...
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Wed, 27 Oct 2021
I don't know if there's a game we've had more requests to cover on the podcast than Diddy Kong Racing. And the reason it took so long was because as a kid, I never played it. I had Mario Kart 64, and damned if I was gonna waste a Christmas or Birthday pr...
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Wed, 20 Oct 2021
Did you use strategy guides growing up? Of course you did. These books were the holy grails of gaming in the 90's and 2000's. Even if you weren't looking for tips on how to save princesses or find material, they were just a blast to read. Like instructio...
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Wed, 13 Oct 2021
RC Pro-Am is not only one of my favourite games on the NES, but it's one of the best games in that iconic little grey box's library. And I'll be damned if I'm gonna sit here and let anyone say anything different. Fortunately, nobody seems to be.    The g...
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Wed, 06 Oct 2021
**There's a slight buzzing sound in the intro this week. I didn't catch it until the episode was finished. The game chat portion of the show doesn't have the same problem. My apologies!**   DinoPark Tycoon was a game we originally brought up about a year...
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Wed, 29 Sep 2021
I feel like I've been teasing a 'Bart vs The Space Mutants' episode of this show since we started it. It's not a great game, but I played it religiously as a kid, and I have a weird soft spot for it and it's many, many, many faults. I wasn't able to set ...
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Wed, 22 Sep 2021
It's pretty rare that we get to talk about an iconic gaming character's debut, so episodes like this hit a little harder for me. And when you add in my previous traumatic experiences with Kirby's Dream Land, and I really feel like I'm taking a big step o...
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Wed, 15 Sep 2021
Holes burnt in your palms be damned, Mario Party is a special franchise. Has it lost its way at times over the past 20+ years? No question. But it just seems like everybody has played these games from time to time over the years, and wheel e may not love...
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Wed, 08 Sep 2021
I don't know how Nintendo convinced all of us to accept the idea that Mario is a Doctor now, but they did it. And thank fuck they did, because this game is just...really, really good.    Dr. Mario might not be as iconic as Tetris, but to anyone that grew...
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Wed, 01 Sep 2021
I ignored the Spyro games when they came out. I was in high school and they looked like games for babies. But I've played the first two games now, and you know what? They're pretty damned fun. Maybe a little baby-ish, but so are those digestive cookies. ...
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Wed, 25 Aug 2021
There were so many bad games on the NES. I love that little grey box, but I'd say 70-75% of the library was forgettable. And Skate or Die is one of those bad games. But for whatever reason, it isn't forgettable. It seems like EVERYONE played this game at...
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Wed, 18 Aug 2021
This week is one of our prestigious Patreon Poll winner episodes, and we're talking about a game that launched one of Playstation's flagship franchises, and a title many consider to be amongst the best the PS2 has to offer - God of War.    I've only ever...
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Wed, 11 Aug 2021
Would you kindly check out this week's podcast? It's finally time for the much anticipated (or at least promoted) Bioshock episode. This is one of my favourite games of all-time, and when we started talking about PS3 and Xbox 360 titles on the podcast, B...
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Wed, 04 Aug 2021
Due to my holiday, we weren't able to get this week's 'Remember The Game?' finished in time to go live as scheduled. So I thought I'd give those of you that aren't members of our Patreon a free bonus podcast this week.  Expansion Pass is my gaming discus...
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021
It took 159 podcasts, but we're finally talking about the damned Nintendo Wii. And what better way to start than with the flagship title for Nintendo's little white phenomenon; Wii Sports!   Like the Wii or not, Wii Sports was a HUGE game. In my opinion,...
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Wed, 21 Jul 2021
We have a very vocal group of fighting game fans here at 'Remember The Game?', and I do my best to satiate them. I just didn't play a lot of fighters growing up. I thought I was throwing them a bone with Shaq-Fu a little while back, but that went across ...
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Wed, 14 Jul 2021
The SEGA Dreamcast is the little system that could, but didn't. I have a soft spot in my hard heart for Sega's final console, and while it may not have gotten enough love in it's prime, it sure as hell is gonna get some all these years later at Remember ...
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Wed, 07 Jul 2021
It's another 'Patreon Poll' edition of the show this week. Every month, you hot dogs get to pick a game I haven't played that you want to hear us cover on the podcast, and I play through it and then ramble about it into a microphone for an hour.   And th...
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Wed, 30 Jun 2021
This week, it's another one of our 're-visited' series, where we take another look at one of the heavyweight titles we covered back in the show's early days.    And this time, it's all about one of the most influential titles ever made. It launched a fra...
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Wed, 23 Jun 2021
Is Batman the best game based on a movie from the 80's on the NES? Who are we to say?   But yes. It is.    My guest this week is the Robin to my Batman, my good buddy Brad Woren. And we're going back to 1989 for this episode, and talking about the tough ...
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Wed, 16 Jun 2021
Remember gaming magazines? Pepperidge Farms remembers. And so do we.    My guest this week is our resident former Hall of Famer - Mark McCue. We changed the formula up a little this week, and instead of talking about the games we played back in the day, ...
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Wed, 09 Jun 2021
Parasite Eve won our Patreon Poll back in April, and it's finally time to talk about it, dammit. My sincere apologies for the delay. It took longer than I expected to track down a way to play this one.   But play it I did.    I love some parts of it. I d...
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Wed, 02 Jun 2021
Last week, we talked Super Mario Bros. Maybe you're wondering, 'where do you go after talking about one of the greatest Nintendo games of all-time?'   You talk about one of the greatest SEGA games of all-time! And that's what we're doing this week with t...
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Wed, 26 May 2021
I wasn't sure we'd ever cover Super Mario Bros on this show. Of course it deserves an episode, but I was worried we wouldn't be able to do the game justice. I've never connected with a piece of media, in any form, like I have with the NES's flagship titl...
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Wed, 19 May 2021
Final Fantasy IV & VI (II & III on the SNES) are considered by many to be among the best in the series. But what about the forgotten Fantasy; Final Fantasy V? I finally played it (no pun intended), and I gotta tell ya, it's just as good. Maybe even a lit...
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Wed, 12 May 2021
The NES library is FULL of games based on popular IPs. Unfortunately, most of them suck.   Fortunately, Chip n Dale doesn't!   In an era where so many developers relied on a popular name being printed on a box to sell games, Capcom bucked the trend. And ...
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Wed, 05 May 2021
A frequent request of the hot dogs is for us to cover more handheld games on the podcast. And I'm nothing, if not a man of the hot dogs. So today we're talking Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins for the OG Game Boy.   This is a special game for a few rea...
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Wed, 28 Apr 2021
ToeJam & Earl won our Patreon Poll last month, and now that I've the chance to spend time with it, I gotta say - well done, hot dogs. This game kicks an insane amount of ass.    If you've never played it, you control a pair of aliens named Toe Jam & Earl...
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Wed, 21 Apr 2021
This week, we're revisiting another one of the games we covered back in the baby days of the show, and we picked a beast of a game to back to. The iconic, beloved, best-selling, rumble packing, friendship destroying Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64!   I...
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Wed, 14 Apr 2021
Remember playing Metal Gear Solid back in the day? You (probably) either thought the story telling and cinematic were incredible, or you thought the cutscenes sucked and you just wanted to play the game. And  there's a decent chance you felt the same way...
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Wed, 07 Apr 2021
It's Wrestlemania week in WWE, so I thought it would only be fitting to cover a game with 'Wrestlemania' in the title. Initially, we planned to talk about WWF Wrestlemania for the NES, but after playing it for 10 minutes, I realized that not only does it...
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Wed, 31 Mar 2021
Star Fox 64 won our Patreon poll last month, and a deal is a deal. I played through it - multiple times - and I'm ready to rant.    I know this game is pretty beloved by a large chunk of the retro gaming community. Personally, it's not really my cup of t...
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Wed, 24 Mar 2021
Is Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest the best game we've never covered on the show? I'd certainly listen to that argument, but fortunately, it's a right that's been wronged! My buddy, and the Diddy to my Donkey, Bradley McCue, joins me this week,...
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Wed, 17 Mar 2021
For quite some time, a vocal portion of our audience has asked me to weigh in on speed running. If you don't know what 'speed running' is, it's when players attempt to finish a game as fast as humanly possible. And admittedly, I don't know that much abou...
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Wed, 10 Mar 2021
We're going all the way back to 1985 this week. The NES has just hit North America, and while everyones obsessed with Mario and trying to figure out which fucking castle that princess is hiding in, they're also hunting ducks. And then failing. And then g...
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Wed, 03 Mar 2021
This week, we're gonna right two wrongs with one stone, and show both the GBA and the Metroid franchise some much overdue love on the show. It's all about the (outstanding) Game Boy Advance title Metroid Fusion this week!   I played this thing for the fi...
 length: 01:42:26
Wed, 24 Feb 2021
It's finally time to sit down and talk about Final Fantasy VIII. Unquestionably, the most divisive game in the history of this stupid podcast. A vocal majority of you hate this game, and an even more vocal minority defend it like their lives depend on it...
 length: 02:18:45
Wed, 17 Feb 2021
Zombies Ate My Neighbours has been one of the most requested games for us to cover on the show over the last couple years. I never played it back in my youth, and honestly, I kinda wrote it off. I thought it looked generic. One of those games that ended ...
 length: 01:36:07
Wed, 10 Feb 2021
This week, we're re-visiting a game that we covered back in the infant days of 'Remember The Game?', and this one goes all the way back to episode 2! My buddy Tyler is my guest, and we're taking another peak at one of the most beloved beat 'em ups in gam...
 length: 01:39:06
Wed, 03 Feb 2021
I've been promising for a couple months now that we'd start covering the odd Playstation 3/Xbox 360 game. Whether or not these games are considered "retro" had been a divisive topic among our listeners, but more and more younger fans of the show have rea...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2021
It's Royal Rumble weekend in the WWE, so I figured it was the perfect time to talk about one of my favourite games of the early 90's - WWF Royal Rumble!    We rented this game over and over and over as kids, before finally just plunking down the cash and...
 length: 01:38:48
Wed, 20 Jan 2021
River City Ransom won last month's Patreon poll, and I figured this would be a perfect time to cover it, because it'll get the horrible taste of last week's Shaq-Fu episode of out our mouths.    If you haven't played River City Ransom, it's a beat 'em up...
 length: 01:37:59
Wed, 13 Jan 2021
Sigh...   Last week, we covered Tetris. Arguably the single greatest video game ever made. This week? Shaq-Fu. Arguably the worst video game ever made. It's all about balance, you guys.   Shaq-Fu is a game about former NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal. And...
 length: 01:37:30
Wed, 06 Jan 2021
The term "the greatest video game in the history of the industry" gets thrown around a lot these days, but when it comes to Tetris, it may actually be true.   Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, has played Tetris. The concept is so damned simple. Make lines o...
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Wed, 30 Dec 2020
2020 has been, not...good. I think most of us can agree on that. But one of the bright lights of the last year was that we finally got Crash Bandicoot 4. And haters gonna hate, that game is fucking awesome. So is Crash Bandicoot. Which is why for the fin...
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Wed, 16 Dec 2020
When you think of Rockstar games, you probably think of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. But back in 2006, the folks that are best known for making games about stealing cars and riding horses released Bully, which took that tried and true formul...
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Wed, 09 Dec 2020
Every gamer has holes in their resume. Big titles they missed out on when they were hot and fresh, and never had a chance to go back to. A couple of mine were the big Disney titles, including the focus of this episode: Aladdin for the SNES.     "The Gene...
 length: 01:20:23
Wed, 02 Dec 2020
I think we've had more requests to review this movie on the show than just about any game we haven't covered yet. I had no idea it had the following it did, but your wish is my (eventual) command. Get out your Power Gloves, fire up Mario 3, and say "Cali...
 length: 01:38:23
Wed, 25 Nov 2020
I don't throw the word 'hero' around very often. But The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a damned hero.   For my money, it's the best game in the Zelda catalog. I love the combat, the graphics, the music, the items, the world, the exploration. I l...
 length: 01:48:21
Wed, 18 Nov 2020
We waited too long to talk Bubble Bobble. I know it, I admit it, I apologize for it, and I plan to fix it right fucking now.    This is one of those games that everyone knows. Even if you didn't play it back in the day, you've heard of it. The gameplay i...
 length: 01:27:49
Wed, 11 Nov 2020
A lot of people would argue that The Simpsons should have stopped churning out episodes years ago, because the quality isn't what it used to be. I can't believe that you can say the same thing about their video games, but maybe you can.   The Simpsons Ar...
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Wed, 04 Nov 2020
There are some timeless retro gaming debates. Nintendo or SEGA? Super Mario Bros 3 or Super Mario World? And if you're a Mega Man fan; Mega Man 2 or Mega Man 3?   These two games will be compared to each other forever, and there really is no clear winner...
 length: 01:43:53
Wed, 28 Oct 2020
South Park won this month's Patreon poll, so you have nobody to blame for this episode but yourselves.    This game fucking sucks. I remember playing it back in High School and the multiplayer was good for a laugh, but man oh man the campaign deserves so...
 length: 01:23:51
Wed, 21 Oct 2020
For the first time in the history of Remember The Game?, I'm doing an apology episode.   I've always been  anti-Mario 64. I didn't like it when it came out and I've been quite vocal about it. But I recently played through it for the first time since the ...
 length: 01:30:14
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
It took 119 episodes, and a patreon poll victory, but we're finally talking SEGA Dreamcast on Remember The Game? And what better place to start than with the game that started it all - Sonic Adventure.   There's certainly a lot to criticize here. The cam...
 length: 01:45:12
Wed, 07 Oct 2020
Remember when Nintendo and Rare were the gaming tag team champions? Banjo-Kazooie, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and Conker's Bad Fur Day...Good times. And in the case of Conker, hilarious times.    This game has some warts. The gameplay isn't great, the came...
 length: 01:37:37
Wed, 30 Sep 2020
Another wrestling game? Damned right it's another wrestling game. I love wrestling almost as much as I love video games. And for my money, Tecmo World Wrestling is as good as it gets before the Nintendo 64.    It isn't perfect. No big name wrestlers, no ...
 length: 01:23:23
Wed, 23 Sep 2020
GTA: San Andreas HAS to be one of the biggest retro games we've never covered on the show. Fortunately for you, dear listener, it won our Patreon poll. And with that nail biting victory, it locked down a spot in our podcast rotation.    I had never playe...
 length: 01:48:22
Wed, 16 Sep 2020
We talked about Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars wayyyyy back on episode 9 of the podcast. And 106 episodes later, we're doing it again. Because this game is so good it deserves two podcasts.    That, and we're re-visiting some of the mega-...
 length: 01:33:50
Wed, 09 Sep 2020
Sure, maybe we're trying to ride the Mario 35th Anniversary Direct's momentum and use their hashtags to get attention. And sure, maybe we talk a lot of Mario on this show as it is. But hey, it's Mario. He can do whatever he wants around here.   This week...
 length: 01:37:12
Wed, 02 Sep 2020
People write Kirby off these days, and it's a damned shame. His modern games might be too easy and kinda lame, but back in the day he was a beast. And for my money, he was never more beastly than he was in Kirby Superstar.    This title was 8 games in 1 ...
 length: 01:30:28
Wed, 26 Aug 2020
There isn't a franchise in gaming that I'm more nervous to talk about the show than Pokemon. The fanbase is rabidly loyal and knowledgeable, and I just know I'm gonna say something stupid.    That said, let's talk Pokemon! Pokemon Emerald, specifically. ...
 length: 01:30:29
Wed, 19 Aug 2020
We finally delivered the Resident Evil 2 episode. Are you happy now?   Leon, Claire, zombies, Mr. X. It's all here. You all know damned well what this game is, which is why you've been asking for this episode for so long. My buddy Tyler and I had a nice ...
 length: 01:29:33
Wed, 12 Aug 2020
I don't think there's a game I love more that gets less damned love from people than Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (I had to read that a couple times to make sure it made sense)   The two drivers in one kart mechanic was a great idea that added a fantastic l...
 length: 01:07:16
Wed, 05 Aug 2020
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. Blad...
 length: 01:01:22
Wed, 29 Jul 2020
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 w...
 length: 01:15:33
Fri, 24 Jul 2020
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 rem...
 length: 47:43
Wed, 22 Jul 2020
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 ...
 length: 01:16:42
Wed, 15 Jul 2020
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 histor...
 length: 01:34:45
Wed, 08 Jul 2020
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!...
 length: 01:16:36
Wed, 01 Jul 2020
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 ep...
 length: 01:10:10
Wed, 24 Jun 2020
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 med...
 length: 01:05:47
Wed, 17 Jun 2020
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 competit...
 length: 01:17:00
Wed, 10 Jun 2020
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 e...
 length: 01:14:29
Wed, 03 Jun 2020
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 doe...
 length: 01:01:51
Wed, 27 May 2020
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-sta...
 length: 01:07:21
Wed, 20 May 2020
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...
 length: 01:19:47
Wed, 13 May 2020
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 ...
 length: 49:19
Wed, 06 May 2020
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 her...
 length: 59:40
Wed, 29 Apr 2020
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, an...
 length: 01:02:15
Wed, 22 Apr 2020
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 "actuallll...
 length: 58:42
Wed, 15 Apr 2020
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 D...
 length: 57:27
Wed, 08 Apr 2020
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 Megam...
 length: 01:16:58
Wed, 01 Apr 2020
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 call...
 length: 01:04:50
Wed, 25 Mar 2020
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 gam...
 length: 01:04:00
Wed, 18 Mar 2020
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"- "Ma...
 length: 45:21
Wed, 11 Mar 2020
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 Ba...
 length: 01:00:11
Wed, 04 Mar 2020
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 ov...
 length: 01:07:57
Wed, 26 Feb 2020
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 ...
 length: 54:28
Wed, 19 Feb 2020
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 ...
 length: 49:06
Wed, 12 Feb 2020
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 ...
 length: 52:44
Wed, 05 Feb 2020
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 b...
 length: 01:05:10
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
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...
 length: 01:04:59
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
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. ...
 length: 54:28
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
**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 exp...
 length: 54:44
Wed, 01 Jan 2020
**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!), Perfe...
 length: 01:07:02
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
**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 wo...
 length: 48:23
Wed, 11 Dec 2019
**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 o...
 length: 57:19
Wed, 04 Dec 2019
**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 sh...
 length: 53:21
Wed, 27 Nov 2019
**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 ...
 length: 55:47
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
We're on Twitter and Instagram (And we follow back!) @memberthegame We're also on stupid Facebook: facebook.com/RememberTheGame And most importantly, we're on Patreon. Please consider supporting our show. For $2/month, we give you tons of stuff! Patreon....
 length: 01:09:09
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
**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 th...
 length: 48:05
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
** 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...
 length: 46:56
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
**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 cour...
 length: 01:04:17
Wed, 23 Oct 2019
**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 hist...
 length: 45:16
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
**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 ine...
 length: 49:44
Wed, 09 Oct 2019
**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 Thousa...
 length: 01:11:56
Wed, 02 Oct 2019
**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...
 length: 51:40
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
**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 tha...
 length: 54:18
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
** Game talk starts at 15:30** We're on Twitter - @memberthegameand Instagram - @memberthegameand Facebook! facebook.com/rememberthegame And for $2/month you can get a bunch of stuff and support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/rememberthegame Shino...
 length: 42:43
Wed, 11 Sep 2019
**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. Wor...
 length: 44:14
Wed, 04 Sep 2019
**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....
 length: 01:00:02
Wed, 28 Aug 2019
**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 remembe...
 length: 49:19
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
"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 ...
 length: 56:50
Wed, 14 Aug 2019
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 Str...
 length: 57:12
Wed, 07 Aug 2019
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 o...
 length: 59:41
Wed, 31 Jul 2019
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 Xbo...
 length: 38:40
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
**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 ...
 length: 52:56
Wed, 17 Jul 2019
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: ...
 length: 51:30
Wed, 10 Jul 2019
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 ...
 length: 51:32
Wed, 03 Jul 2019
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.  W...
 length: 50:08
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
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 sound...
 length: 54:04
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
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 ...
 length: 57:54
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
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 f...
 length: 01:00:38
Wed, 05 Jun 2019
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 develo...
 length: 44:46
Wed, 29 May 2019
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, comi...
 length: 45:01
Wed, 22 May 2019
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 W...
 length: 47:35
Wed, 15 May 2019
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 agai...
 length: 47:18
Wed, 08 May 2019
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 neve...
 length: 41:18
Wed, 01 May 2019
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 - Sup...
 length: 46:52
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
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...
 length: 53:24
Wed, 17 Apr 2019
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....
 length: 44:32
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
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...
 length: 42:25
Wed, 03 Apr 2019
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 dimw...
 length: 47:44
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
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...
 length: 48:28
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
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...
 length: 43:20
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
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 h...
 length: 46:10
Wed, 06 Mar 2019
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 Playsta...
 length: 37:38
Wed, 27 Feb 2019
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 co...
 length: 51:56
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
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 day...
 length: 46:30
Wed, 13 Feb 2019
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...
 length: 49:15
Fri, 08 Feb 2019
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. Toda...
 length: 49:19
Wed, 06 Feb 2019
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 ...
 length: 41:22
Wed, 30 Jan 2019
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 GT...
 length: 41:38
Wed, 23 Jan 2019
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...
 length: 38:05
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
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 t...
 length: 39:55
Wed, 09 Jan 2019
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 f...
 length: 37:37
Wed, 02 Jan 2019
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 C...
 length: 41:54
Wed, 26 Dec 2018
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,...
 length: 48:51
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
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 ...
 length: 44:22
Wed, 12 Dec 2018
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...
 length: 30:40
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
*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* W...
 length: 40:12
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
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. M...
 length: 36:21
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
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 ...
 length: 35:56
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
"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 (f...
 length: 46:07
Wed, 07 Nov 2018
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 Turtle...
 length: 34:00
Wed, 31 Oct 2018
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,...
 length: 52:37
Wed, 24 Oct 2018
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 ga...
 length: 40:46
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
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 da...
 length: 30:03
Wed, 10 Oct 2018
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...
 length: 33:47
Wed, 03 Oct 2018
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 wee...
 length: 49:27
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
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 Fa...
 length: 53:35
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
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 singl...
 length: 37:34
Wed, 05 Sep 2018
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!
 length: 40:20
Wed, 29 Aug 2018
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.  ...
 length: 35:04
Wed, 22 Aug 2018
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 hig...
 length: 34:59
Wed, 15 Aug 2018
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 gam...
 length: 51:35
Wed, 08 Aug 2018
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; Su...
 length: 36:18
Wed, 01 Aug 2018
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...
 length: 41:37
Wed, 25 Jul 2018
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 sp...
 length: 40:07
Wed, 18 Jul 2018
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 e...
 length: 37:59
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
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!
 length: 34:31