This week Jurek and Earl are back playing Conker's Bad Fur Day on the Nintendo 64! The first time around didn't go super great, so how do the guys fare this time? Short answer is... not great. Conker seems like a game that is much more suited to a single player experience where the player is really paying attention to the story. The guys can see the charm in the game, but there really doesn't seem like there's that much to do. Perhaps they just didn't get far enough? Either way, give the game a try! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
It's once again time for Earl and Jurek to play a Mario game! This week the guys play Super Mario Land on the Nintendo Gameboy! The original handheld Mario game! How does it hold up today? Pretty well, but it does have some flaws. The guys are able to get through a few levels but quickly find out the "no continue" feature is quite detrimental to getting anywhere in this game! The game features some great music, though, so maybe that makes up for it? Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: Please listen until the very end to hear Super Mario Land by the Ambassadors of Funk! Thanks for listening, Revelers!
After missing a week the boys are back! Jurek and Earl make their triumphant return by playing the classic and controversial Conker's Bad Fur Day on the N64! As it turns out, there is a lot of story to start off the game, so it takes a while to really get going. Once the guys get into the game, it becomes clear that it could be fun, but they just didn't have enough time with it! They'll be doing part 2 of Conker's Bad Fur Day in a just a few episodes, so they can really get a feel for the game! They also discuss Nintendo's E3 presentation! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: There are NO audio issues with this episode! Hurray! Thanks for bearing with us for the last few episodes! We think we got all the kinks worked out. Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Earl and Jurek play what turns out to be the equivalent of hot garbage! They give Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs for the NES a shot! This game is a disaster! The physics are the wonkiest, the music is sub-par at best, and it is unforgiving! The guys do their best to get through this one, but quickly realize it's impossible! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: Once again we had major audio issues while recording. We thought we had the issue solved but it reared it's ugly head without us noticing. Many apologies for the crappy audio throughout this episode. We won't be mad if you just skipped this one entirely!
Also, there will be no new episode next week as Earl is on vacation, but we should be back to our regular schedule the week after. Fingers crossed we come back with better audio!
Thanks for listening, Revelers! We appreciate you!
This week Jurek and Earl finish up their three part series on Chrono Trigger for the Super Nintendo! The guys pick up the game near the end and go through part of The Black Omen (a dungeon in the game) but then decide to just jump to Lavos and see if they can actually finish the game! Turns out Lavos takes a REALLY long time to beat... Be sure to let us know what you thought of our RPG experiment and if there is anything we might be able to do better! Thanks, Revelers! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: Once again we had audio issues with this episode. Many apologies for the sudden crunchy spikes in sound. We will suss out the issue and make sure it doesn't happen again. Thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Earl and Jurek continue the quest to save the world from the evil Lavos in part 2 of their series on Chrono Trigger for the Super Nintendo! The guys pick up the game roughly half way through and they attempt to storm the castle of Magus! This game just continues to shine! They also do a few more "Poorly Described Video Games!" Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: We had some major technical difficulties with this episode that didn't get noticed until long after the show had been recorded. It means there are some funky audio levels throughout, so many apologies for the poorer than usual quality of this one. Thanks for understanding and thanks for listening, Revelers!
This week Jurek and Earl are finally playing an RPG on the show! They decided to start off with one of the best as they play Chrono Trigger on the Super Nintendo! The guys don't make it too far into the game, but they plan on playing different parts of the game over several episodes! We'll see if this experiment works! They also play a round of "Guess the Poorly Described Video Game"! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
Revelers! Please send us your own poorly described video games so we can play more of this fun game on the show! Tweet us @RetroRevelry or shoot us an email at email@example.com! Don't let us know the answer and if we can't get it we'll tweet/email you back and ask for it! Thanks for listening!
This week Earl and Jurek play Ristar on the Sega Genesis! This game was supposed to be a flagship title for Sega, but unfortunately, it came out too late in the Genesis's life to get super popular. The guys find this game is an absolute blast to play! It features unique mechanics for a platformer and has some of the greatest music on the Genesis!
Revelers, the guys need your help in figuring out how to pronounce Ristar! Jurek and Earl can't agree on the correct pronunciation and not even the internet knows how to pronounce it! Tweet at us @RetroRevelry and tell us how you pronounce it!
Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
This episode finds Jurek and Earl taking control of the legendary heroes Bill and Lance as they play Contra on the NES! Before you even ask, the answer is YES, they used the Konami code! Using their 30 lives the guys blast their way through the game! Solid controls, great music, and pure fun is what makes this game so great! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!
NOTE: Many apologies for the delayed episode this week. There were some audio issues with the recording, and I think I got most of them removed, but you may hear an odd hum from time to time. Thanks for understanding! ~Earl
This week Earl and Jurek play what might turn out to be the worst game they've every played on this show! That game is Tomb Raider 3 for the Playstation 1! The guys very quickly get absolutely nowhere in this garbage game! The controls are clunky, it looks like a blurry mess, and the music is a number one contender for the "most mediocre music of all time" award! If you were thinking about playing this game, you might want to consider a hard pass! Come have a drink with us! Cheers!