This week Earl and Jurek are revisiting the very first Mario game they played on the show! They will be playing Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES! They last played this game exactly 200 episodes ago, so the guys thought they'd look at it again, now that they have a little more podcasting experience! As it turns out, this game is still one of the all time greats! It also inspired each of them to come up with a "Top 10 video games of all time" list! Stay tuned for that next week! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday June 19, 2020. Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Jurek and Earl play two classic games on the NES! First up is Donkey Kong Jr.! This game is a must-play! The port to the NES was very well done, unlike the Atari 2600 port, which is a hot mess! Seriously, go watch some video of that port... it's barely recognizable as DK Jr.! The guys then try out the much less loved Donkey Kong 3! This game is super weird and barely fits into the Donkey Kong mythos, but it's still very fun to play! There is no music break in this episode as neither of these games features much music at all! The guys also discuss the newly revealed Playstation 5! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday June 12, 2020. Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Earl and Jurek head to the wild west, or rather a sci-fi version of the wild west, as they play Wild Guns on the SNES! The game turns out to be pretty fun, despite it's crazy hard difficulty! The guys would both recommend playing this game with a friend, because it seems like it might be impossible to complete alone! Difficulty aside, the game looks and sounds fantastic! If you've got the SNES Switch Online service then definitely give this game a try! The guys also discuss the recent civil unrest in their fair city of Minneapolis. Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday June 5, 2020. We're putting this episode out early to try and keep it more timely with recent current events. Due to this, there will be no episode released this Friday, but we'll be back on a regular schedule after that. We hope everyone is staying safe out there! Keep protesting! Black. Lives. Matter. Thanks for listening, Revelers! ~Earl
This week Jurek and Earl grab their Diskarmors and head off to save the world as they play Rygar on the NES! This is one of those rare games that neither of the guys have ever played before! It is a very early metroid-vania type game and actually turns out to be pretty fun! The music is somewhat lacking, but it controls well. The game's difficulty is a little high, but that is to be expected from games of this era. Despite the difficulty, the game feels do-able. Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday May 22, 2020. This was a few days before the events of Memorial Day, so we obviously do not talk about them in this episode. As stated in the notes for episode 206, we will discuss those events in a future show. Keep protesting! It's working! Thanks for listening, Revelers! No Justice, No Peace. #BlackLivesMatter. ~Earl
This week Earl and Jurek grab their virtual rackets and play two tennis games for the SNES! First up is Super Tennis! This game turns out to be pretty fun, but a little lackluster. It's a perfectly fine tennis game, but you might not get much out of it in today's day and age. The guys then try out Smash Tennis, AKA Super Family Tennis! Now this is a tennis game! It plays very similarly to Super Tennis, but features far superior music and has many more unique court styles to play on! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday May 15, 2020. Oh, how so much has happened since then. Long time Revelers will know that both Jurek and I call Minneapolis our home. On Memorial Day, the murder of George Floyd by 4 members of the Minneapolis Police Department, sparked an incredible movement for police reform. Lots of rioting and looting took place in our city because the people have had enough. We've been through some scary times and both Jurek and I are safe, but that is not important right now. We encourage you to get out and protest, but please stay safe. We will discuss the events of the past week on a future show. Thanks for listening, Revelers, and once again, please stay safe. No Justice, No peace. #BlackLivesMatter ~Earl
This week Jurek and Earl chase a radioactive frog down a hole as they play Blaster Master for the NES! This game is a must-play NES game and it turns out this is Jurek's first time playing it! The game is fantastic all around! It has intuitive controls and the music is outstanding! While the difficulty can be a bit much, it always feels do-able! Take an hour of your quarantine and come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday May 8, 2020. We are still a little behind on episode distribution but hopefully we'll catch up soon! Thanks for understanding! Once again, we hope you and your loved ones are all staying safe and healthy out there! Wear those masks, Revelers! Thanks for listening! ~Earl
This week Earl and Jurek take to the skies as they play Pilotwings for the SNES! Roughly 200 episodes ago the guys played Pilotwings 64 and now they decided to check out it's predecessor! The game is extremely fun, although the controls can take a bit of getting used to. It's very touchy and can be a little hard to control. That said, the game looks and sounds great and is a blast to play! The guys also play a short round of Guess the Poorly Described Movie! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Saturday May 2, 2020. Once again, thanks for bearing with us during quarantine! Stay safe out there, Revelers! Thanks for listening! ~Earl
This week Jurek and Earl continue doing the podcast quarantine style as they play Kirby Super Star for the SNES! This game is actually a collection of 8 different games, and some turn out much more fun than others! As a whole though, this game is very good! The fun pretty much never stops and it has a kick ass sound track to go with it! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday April 24, 2020. This was supposed to come out last week, but life got in the way! Sorry about the lack of episode, but if all goes to plan, you'll get two episodes this week! Thanks for bearing with us, Revelers! We hope you and your loved ones are all staying safe and healthy out there! Thanks for listening! ~Earl
This week Earl and Jurek had big plans to play a Sega Genesis game quarantine style, but as it turns out, the Sega Genesis Classics game on the Switch is absolute trash! That means the guys had to pull an audible and play something else! They decided on Vice: Project Doom for the NES! The game actually turns out to be very fun. It features several different styles of play: Driving/racing, Side scrolling platformer, and on rails shooter! The game's difficulty ramped up quickly, but the guys still had some fun with it! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday April 17, 2020. I think we're finally getting the hang of this "recording remotely" thing! Also, with this episode's release we have finally caught back up to our regular recording schedule. For the uninformed, we generally record on a Friday and that episode gets released the following Friday. Due to Covid-19, our schedule got a little off but we are now back on track! Once again we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there. Thanks for listening, Revelers! ~Earl
This week Jurek and Earl continue doing the podcast quarantine style as they play Super Punch-Out on the SNES! While neither of the guys are particularly good at the game, they manage to have a lot of fun with it! This game looks really good and the music is top notch. The controls are fine, but perhaps they should have given the game a better tutorial? Or maybe the guys should have just read the manual! The guys also have a reveler requested discussion question! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday April 10, 2020. We're still recording remotely, so thanks for staying with us and excusing the less than stellar audio. Hopefully someday soon we'll be able to record in person again with our regular gear! We hope you all are staying safe and healthy out there! Thanks for listening, Revelers! ~Earl