To celebrate our 250th episode, Earl and Jurek are back recording in person! The guys are joined by their friends John and Kat and the four of them play Mario Party 2 on the Nintendo 64! It feels great to be playing something that isn't for the NES or SNES! While they don't get a whole game in, Mario Party 2 still offers plenty of fun! They also discuss their favorite and least favorite parts of quarantine! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Saturday May 22, 2021. We're back recording in person, and as is par for the course for this show, there were a few audio issues! We've got to get back into the swing of things, so thanks for understanding Revelers! So glad to no longer be recording remotely! Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Jurek and Earl play Fire n' Ice on the NES! This game is the sequel to a game they've previously played on the podcast, Solomon's Key! It turns out that Fire n' Ice is a lot less stressful than Solomon's Key, and that's a good thing! This game is actually quite fun, featuring a fun puzzle solving mechanic using blocks of ice! It looks and controls great, but the music is really nothing to write home about. The guys have some serious fun playing this one, though! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Saturday May 8, 2021. Just a reminder that we're now on an every-other week release schedule. Also, don't forget to check out twitch.tv/retrogamingrevelry on Friday nights at 7pm central (on the off weeks) to hang out and play games with Earl! The next two are Friday May 14th and Friday May 28th. Hope to see you there, Revelers! Thanks for listening!
This week Earl and Jurek play Operation Logic Bomb for the Super Nintendo! This is a game that neither of the guys have ever played before and it turns out they weren't missing much! The game plays well enough and the music is fine, but it's just a little boring. There are better "search and destroy" type games on the SNES, but this one will do in a pinch! The guys also have a lively discussion about food! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Saturday April 24, 2021. It happened faster than we thought, but we are now officially on the "every-other week" release schedule. This episode is releasing a little earlier than planned so you Revelers have a little time to learn about what we're doing on the off-weeks! We talk about it in the episode, but please join me (Earl) at twitch.tv/retrogamingrevelry every-other Friday starting this Friday April 30th at 7pm US central time! I'll be streaming retro games and hanging out with you, the Revelers! For now I'll be playing retro games on the switch, so if you have one too, we can play online together! I'd love to see as many of you there as possible! It should be a fun time! Don't forget the whiskey! Hopefully see you on Friday, Revelers! Thanks for listening! ~Earl
This week Jurek and Earl take control of a couple of anthropomorphic air crafts as they play Twinbee on the NES! This game turns out to be pretty fun, only hampered by... you guessed it, the difficulty! Twinbee was extremely popular in Japan, but not so much in North America, so neither of the guys know too much about the series. There are certainly some interesting things about this game though! Come have a drink with us and find out what they are! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Saturday April 3, 2021. We drop some news in this episode, Revelers. Due to Jurek's increasingly busy schedule, the show will be moving to releasing every other week, instead of every week. But fear not, there is a plan in the works for the off weeks, so stay tuned for news on that! Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Earl and Jurek play a little known game called Psycho Dream for the Super Nintendo! Neither of the guys had ever played this game before, and they come to find out there is a reason for that, which is this game is the very definition of the word "mediocre". Nothing really stands out, as it's a typical platformer of the time, with no real memorable mechanics, music, or art. The game plays fine, and has a few fun moments, but for the most part, it can probably be skipped by most gamers. The guys also discuss some of their favorite music! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday March 26, 2021. Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Jurek and Earl harness their chi and whoop some 8-bit butt as they play Kung-Fu Heroes on the NES! This game turns out to be fairly fun, but suffers from the same thing as so many games of this era, the crushing difficulty! The guys couldn't even make it past level 1-4! They figured they must not have known about a game mechanic or something, because the previous three levels were fairly easy. However, the music is all 12-bar blues tracks and kind of slaps! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday March 19, 2021. Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Earl and Jurek play Mighty Bomb Jack on the NES! What an odd little game! The movement takes a little getting used to, but it's surprisingly fluid for an early NES game! The game doesn't seem to be too difficult, but likely requires a great amount of memorization for some of the later levels! The music is... fine. The guys also take a Revelers suggestion and find a new source for discussion questions! It's a great resource, but we'd still prefer to hear about the discussion questions you want us to discuss, so please continue to send them in! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday March 5, 2021. We took a week off and you didn't even notice, Revelers! That means we're all caught up on releasing episodes! Thanks for listening!
This week Jurek and Earl go on yet another caveman romp as they play Prehistorik Man for the Super Nintendo! Very surprisingly, the game turns out to be pretty fun. While it was likely lost to the masses in the sea of generic SNES platformers, this game packs in a lot of charm! It's funny, the music is good, and it looks fantastic! The controls are a little slippery, but you get used to them. The guys also field a Reveler requested discussion question! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday February 26, 2021. Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Earl and Jurek once again enter the virtual squared-circle as they play Punch-Out! on the NES! This game is an absolute classic and a must-play for any retro game enthusiast! It's incredibly difficult, but can become easier if you learn the proper timing of hits. Spoiler alert! The guys don't have a clue what the proper timing should be for anything in this game, but they still manage to have a blast with it! They also discuss the long awaited return of Nintendo Directs! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday February 19, 2021. Thanks for listening, Revelers!
Hey Punks! Are you Tuff E Nuff to listen to a podcast where two dudes play Tuff E Nuff on the Super Nintendo?! We sure hope so, because that's what we're playing this week! This game might just be the very definition of the words "mediocre fighting game". It is... bland, to say the least. Nothing much stands out in this game, except for maybe the absolutely terrible cover art! Jurek and Earl still manage to have a little fun with this game, but it will definitely go into the "no need to ever play again" pile of games. Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday February 12, 2021. Thanks for listening, Revelers!