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Podouken

Nov 17, 2021

It’s the sequel to the game concept that dared to say, “Hey, you know what people love? Waiting for the elevator. Let’s turn that into a game!” Taito even kept with the theme by making fans wait 11 years for this episode's game - Elevator Action Returns. What is the cool backstory that led MomSecretRecipe to...


Nov 3, 2021

We’ve heard your pleas and are happy to say your prayers have been answered. That 90s beat ‘em up that you always ask us to cover is finally getting an episode! As the first game in our (new) Listeners’ Choice miniseries we’re covering The King of Dragons! Steve (LowTierSteve), longtime friend and friend of the...


Oct 20, 2021

They’re obscure. They’re underrated. They’re our choices for the Arcade Obscura shmups! Mr. SNK brings us a lovely bouquet of Sega space shooter (please consult with your physician before playing). Rob (AKA Ron, AKA Robdog Storm) goes meta with an arcade shooter about arcade characters that takes place in an...


Oct 6, 2021

We’re bringing the Flying Pancake in for a landing on the Shmup Dump miniseries with Psikyo’s Strikers 1945 series. Can you stop the evil forces of C.A.N.Y. and find the very suggestive secret ending? How many times is PastBlaster going to mispronounce the Focke-Wulf aircraft? Can you guess the four NeoGeo games in...


Sep 22, 2021

This episode we talk about the Cave shooter series that is almost as fun to say as it is to play - Mushihimesama. We are joined by Gameboy Guru, host of the Shoot the Core-cast, to pick up Rob’s slack on this series. Why does this game fulfill our bug life fantasies in a way that Pixar never could? How do the insane...