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Podouken

Jun 15, 2022

Welcome to the beginning of the Blue Collar miniseries that explores the ordinary and dependable workers who somehow become the hero of their own arcade game. So it’s time to pop some Pookas, fry some Fygars, and eat some dirt with everyone’s favorite divorcé, Dig Dug.

Is it ethical to euthanize nuisance animals...


Jun 1, 2022

We’re out of continues on the Nintendo Life miniseries so let’s end with a C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! What happens when some of the top 90s arcade companies come together to make a game through brute force? We get the Killer Instinct.

How did Jurassic Park lead into Nintendo’s Donkey Kong Country? What role did a small...


May 18, 2022

In this very nice episode we discuss the classic Irem shooter that became known as the last dedicated Nintendo arcade released in the States all thanks to Kung Fu - the tubular R-Type.

How did a dung beetle become the main inspiration for this STG? Is this the last episode of our Nintendo Life miniseries? Why did...


May 4, 2022

Unlike the PlayChoice-10 we won’t charge you a quarter for every 300 seconds that you listen (which would be about $11.00 for this episode) but we sure will talk about it and the SNES counterpart - the Nintendo Super System.

What was the best PlayChoice-10 game released each year? Was the Super System the perfect...


Apr 20, 2022

It’s our unrequited love letter to one of the best arcade cabinets ever made in an episode that doesn’t focus just on a game or a series, but an entire system - the Nintendo Vs. System.


How did Nintendo find success in the worst possible time to sell video games? Why did American audiences have to pay a quarter for...