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Podouken

Nov 6, 2019

SNK doubles down on Neo Geo fighters with the release of Art of Fighting. It has all the things you love from other fighting games, but less! Why are these characters so big? Why are some of these characters so… familiar? Why does everyone that owns a Neo Geo arcade have this cart? The episode also covers Flerkens,...


Oct 23, 2019

A new challenger approaches! SNK calls “next” on Capcom as they launch their own Street Fighter II competitor -- Fatal Fury. Who are the Bogard Brothers? Does having fewer playable characters require a better story? What the hell are jiggle physics? The episode also covers trucker hats, the Titled Geese Game,...


Oct 9, 2019

Ready… Fight! The Fighting Game Wars miniseries begins with the granddaddy of them all -- Capcom’s Street Fighter II. What led up to the launch of this iconic arcade? What were the ramifications? Why was this the first arcade game two of the hosts ever bought? The episode also covers topics like coin cannibalism,...


Sep 28, 2019

A PODCAST FOR ARCADE LOVERS. From the owners of 100+ arcade and pinball cabinets, and the proprietors of a real-life arcade comes PODOUKEN, a brand new podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of video arcade games, and explores the history, story, strategy, art, music, restoration, preservation and fun of...