This week Earl and Jurek are joined by their friend Andrew and the three of them play Fester's Quest on the NES! This game was recommended by Andrew due to his nostalgia for the game! As you can imagine, the guys have a pretty tough go at it, considering this game is notoriously hard! While they don't get very far, the game turns out to be rather enjoyable once you figure out what to do! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode was recorded on Friday March 6, 2020. This was just before the shit hit the fan, so to speak, regarding the Coronavirus, at least in Minnesota. I'm not sure we even mention the virus in this episode. A couple other episodes were recorded in between and will be released very soon, in which we do talk about it. All this to say we hope all you Reveler's and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy out there.
Apologies for the few week lapse in episodes coming out. Obviously, things got a little crazy with work and life due to the virus. But we are back, and Jurek and I have found a way to continue doing the podcast from quarantine, so we won't be going anywhere! Thanks for listening, Reveler's! ~Earl
This week Jurek and Earl play Gradius on the NES to honor the recently passed Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the creator of the Konami Code! Gradius was the first game to use the code, giving your ship maximum power-ups once per level. You better believe the guys use the code liberally while playing! While the game is extremely difficult, it is still one of the better side-scrolling shooters on the NES. Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
RIP Kazuhisa Hashimoto. None of us would have ever completed Contra without you. We salute you!
This week Earl and Jurek try out Milon's Secret Castle on the NES! This game might be the very definition of "Nintendo hard", but the guys actually manage to progress a little ways into it! Needless to say, that is NOT the norm for this podcast! The music is decent, but the rest of the game could use a little polish. The guys also discuss which video game they would turn into a Broadway musical! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
This week Jurek and Earl grab their virtual cameras and head off in pursuit of some great pics of Pokemon as they play Pokemon Snap on the Nintendo 64! This is an odd little game that probably really only sold well due to having Pokemon in the title. There are only so many pictures you can take while riding on rails before boredom sets in. The game controls perfectly fine and the music is decent, but the fun runs out quickly. It's not the best N64 game, but it's also far from the worst! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
This week Earl and Jurek continue the great X-Men comparison! This time the guys are playing X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse on the SNES! The game looks fantastic and the music is absolutely top-notch, but it suffers from the same thing the Sega X-Men game did: It's way too freakin' hard! So which game is better? Give us a listen and find out! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
This week Jurek and Earl once again take control of everyone's favorite mutants as they play X-Men on the Sega Genesis! This game has all the makings of something great, but unfortunately, it's just too dang hard! In classic Retro Gaming Revelry fashion, the guys don't even make it past the first level! It's fun to play as some of your favorite characters, but the difficulty quickly makes you want to turn the game off. While it wasn't the plan from the get-go, the guys have decided to compare this game to X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse on the SNES! So stay tuned next week for part 2 of the X-Men Comparison! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
This week Earl and Jurek are joined by their friend Abbee and their long-lost producer Nathan as the 4 of them play Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo 64! This game is an absolute classic! Everything from the controls to the music and all the good stuff in between make this game amazing! We tried to play as many races as possible and also play a little battle mode, so we skip most of the intro stuff and get right to playing! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: This episode is a little chaotic, so apologies for the audio levels being all over the place! Turns out trying to make a cohesive podcast with 4 drunk people who are also all trying to play Mario Kart is not the easiest thing in the world! Who knew?! Thanks for listening, Revelers! ~Earl
This week Jurek and Earl once again play a plethora of games for the Atari 2600! The last time they did this was way back in episode 25, so playing more Atari games was long overdue! The guys have a list of 120 games and they use a random number generator to decide which games to play! In no particular order, they play: Armor Ambush, Canyon Bomber, Outlaw, Star Strike, Swordquest: Fireworld, and Video Chess! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
This week Earl and Jurek try out Animaniacs on the Gameboy! The game is a fun little platformer that requires switching between Yakko, Wakko, and Dot to get through! The controls are tight and the music is good, but some of the levels have some less than desirable parts to them. The guys also discuss what character in the Mario universe they would most like to sit down and have a drink with! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
This week Jurek and Earl jump into the virtual squared circle as they play WWF Royal Rumble on the Sega Genesis! This episode is a little odd in that this wasn't the game the guys intended to play. They had to pull an audible when the cartridge for WWF Super Wrestlemania didn't work. That means there are no 3 questions, no music break, and the research on this game is very sparse. Despite all that, the game turns out to be pretty fun, even if it's controls are pretty wonky! The guys also discuss who would be on their Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!