Episodes

Ep 105: Final Fantasy 5 - The Forgotten Classic
June 17, 2024
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01:12:0249.49 MB

Ep 105: Final Fantasy 5 - The Forgotten Classic

While North American gamers dined on Mystic Quest, our pals in the East were chowing down on Final Fantasy 5. Full of customization, intrigue and a killer soundtrack, this game was often considered unattainable aside from emulation and a handful of re-releases. Is this game worthy of celebration or ...

Ep 104: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - The Entry Level Adventure
June 10, 2024
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00:54:5937.81 MB

Ep 104: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - The Entry Level Adventure

While Final Fantasy was already a Japanese phenomenon, things here in the states were slower to gather steam. FF4 did well in stores, but nowhere near the numbers overseas. So, what to do with Final Fantasy 5? Release this complex, job heavy dungeon crawler to a market not ready for it or maybe soft...

Ep 103: Final Fantasy 4 (Part 3) - All The Things We Didn't Talk About Yet
May 27, 2024
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01:16:4752.78 MB

Ep 103: Final Fantasy 4 (Part 3) - All The Things We Didn't Talk About Yet

As we put a bow on our virtual round table regarding Final Fantasy 4, there's still so much to discuss. In this, the third and final installment on FF4, we take a shotgun approach to the stories by sharing - well - all the things we didn't on the previous episodes. We talk themes, story, logos, soun...

Ep 102: Final Fantasy 4 (Part 2) - Moments and Characters
May 20, 2024
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01:35:4165.75 MB

Ep 102: Final Fantasy 4 (Part 2) - Moments and Characters

Last week, we started the FF4 fire by documenting our initial impressions. On this week's episode, we go deeper into the big (and small) moments that left an impact along with the characters that made this SNES launch title a game to remember. STARRING (all handles from Twitter)Barry Carenza of Prem...

Ep 101: Final Fantasy 4 (Part 1) - Introductions Into a Brave, New World
May 13, 2024
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01:16:2752.54 MB

Ep 101: Final Fantasy 4 (Part 1) - Introductions Into a Brave, New World

In the winter of 1991, Final Fantasy 2 stormed onto North American shores as an SNES launch title and was met with middling enthusiasm. US gamers were too busy stomping Goombas and driving hovercrafts to worry about turn based combat and wandering in circles.But for those who took the plunge, they d...

Tales From the Bargain Bin #20 - M.U.S.C.L.E. (NES)
May 06, 202400:35:3524.49 MB

Tales From the Bargain Bin #20 - M.U.S.C.L.E. (NES)

Wrestling and videogames. The two combined conjures up images of late night sleepovers hopped up on Jolt Cola, Pixie Sticks and sweaty man-beasts. But for two brothers in Northern New Jersey, our first blush with digitized pugilism was M.US.C.L.E. on the NES. Join Bobby and I as we explore old wrest...

Ep 100: The Birth of Nintendo Power w/ Gail Tilden
April 29, 2024
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00:54:3837.56 MB

Ep 100: The Birth of Nintendo Power w/ Gail Tilden

When Mario's Claymation visage first landed in my mailbox in the summer of 1988, I was a Nintendo fan. After tearing into that inaugural issue of Nintendo Power, I was a devotee. On this episode of A Gamer Looks at 40, I chat with the architect of this incredible periodical, Gail Tilden. During our ...

Tales From the Bargain Bin #19 - The Rocketeer (SNES)
April 22, 202400:35:0624.16 MB

Tales From the Bargain Bin #19 - The Rocketeer (SNES)

You think you know a guy. Podcast with him for almost 5 years, talk about Marvel movies, guest on almost 100 of his show's episodes. And then, in a time of need, when asked to suggest a game for a last minute Tales From the Bargain Bin, he foists this piece of junk upon me. That man is Mike Albertin...

Ep 99: Final Fantasy 2 and 3: The Forgotten 8-Bit Adventures
April 15, 2024
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01:45:4072.62 MB

Ep 99: Final Fantasy 2 and 3: The Forgotten 8-Bit Adventures

While we were stomping Goombas and hunting ducks, Japanese gamers were embarking on epic NES adventures. When the missing Final Fantasy 2 and 3 were finally released to the West, fans were excited. Finally, we could try those missing 8-bit epics without downloading sketchy emulators and learning Jap...