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Welcome to The SNES Podcast, brought you bi-weekly by your hosts Greg (AKA SoulBlazer) and Alessandro. This is a podcast dedicated to talking about the games of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Any feedback, comments, suggestions, etc. please post on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thesnespodcast or e-mail us at thesnespodcast@yahoo.com
 
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In this episode Greg and Joe look at one of the last SNES released games -- Kirby's Super Star! A collection of mini games featuring everyone's favorite mutant blob, the game was in development for three years and used a Super FX Chip to enhance the graphics. We talk about how the game and how it plays, how it holds up today, and how each game work…
 
Hello everyone! In this special episode, Greg and Joe are joined by former podcast co-host George as he brings a game to the table for us to hash out -- Metal Max Returns! A SNES upgrade of the original Famicom game Metal Max, this was the first game of a currently long running franchise that has mostly stayed in Japan minus a couple games. An open…
 
In this episode Greg and Joe look at a platformer based off one of the most famous movie franchises of all time -- Back to the Future! This Japanese only game has you going through three time periods on a hoverboard as you attempt to defeat your rival. The game has a few unique quirks and we look at those and talk about the game in depth as well as…
 
Welcome to the SNES Podcast! In this episode Greg and Joe look at one of the most infamous 'finished but not released' games, Starfox 2! The follow up to the very popular and groundbreaking Starfox, this game was planned for a 1996 release but never came out back then due to the upcoming N64. It finally got a release on the SNES Mini and the Switch…
 
Welcome to the SNES Podcast! In this episode Greg and Joe take a look at the 'inspired by' sequel to the classic arcade game Chase HQ! Called Super Chase HQ in the west, this driving game follows the same formula as the original, where you have to chase down and defeat a bad guy in his car in yours before time runs out. We discuss the graphics of t…
 
Welcome back to the SNES Podcast! In this episode Greg introduces his new co-host Joe and we cover a listener request -- the SNES version of Dragon's Lair! One of the most famous arcade games of all time, the game was undergoing a re-discovery in the mid 90's and the decision was made to make a platformer of the game. We talk about how the game tur…
 
Hello everyone! This is the second part of the recent interview I did with famed game developer and producer Dan Kitchen, who was very generous with his time in talking about his career. This part of the interview focuses on his SNES days and what's he done since then, and the work he is doing to finish one of his unfinished Atari 2600 Activision g…
 
Hello everybody! Welcome to a special episode of the SNES Podcast where I am most pleased and honored to have had the chance to interview one of the great game programmers of our time, Dan Kitchen! Dan has a extensive history of working in the game industry going back over 40 years, and is one of the few 'golden age' people still active in the indu…
 
In this episode George and Greg discuss the one SNES FF game that didn't come out in the west -- Final Fantasy V! Known most for it's deep and rich gameplay due to the job system, the game would not get a release in the west until it's Playstation collection, and has been released a few more times since then. We discuss the good and bad points of t…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at the two pool (aka billards) games that came out for the SNES -- Championship Pool and Side Pocket! Although these games have a lot in common with the presentation of the pool table, great jazz music soundtracks, and one and two player game modes, there is also a lot unique in each one. We discuss the games an…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at one of the early games in the Fire Emblem franchise! The third game in the series was released in Japan as Fire Emblem - Monshou no Nazo, and it's divided into two books -- book one is mostly a remake of the original Fire Emblem game and book two is a direct sequel. None of the Fire Emblem games were released…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at a 'off road' racing game, Super Off Road! The SNES port of the arcade game Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off Road (Ivan's name was not included in this version due to licencing issues), it's a game where you or you and another human race versus computer controlled trucks around a course to be the first to fi…
 
In this episode George and Greg look at another Japanese only game -- Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium! This game with a five dollar game was the last of the Fire Pro Wrestling series to come out on the SNES and was considered to be the best wrestling game ever made, with a legion of loyal fans to this day. We talk about the game in great detail,…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at a obscure game that some consider a 'hidden gem' on the SNES -- Nosferatu! Very loosly based off the famous German movie of the 1920's, this game combined elements of Prince of Persia and fighting games with a dash of Castlevania for a very unique game. Listen to us talk about what makes this game so differen…
 
In this episode Greg and George cover another only Japanese game -- Mario's Picross! A follow up the original Game Boy Picross game, the poor sales of that game in the west caused this souped-up SNES version not to be released outside of Japan -- indeed, the west would not see another Picross game Picross DS. We explain Picross and how to play it, …
 
In this episode Greg and George cover a game requested by a Patreon backer -- Super Widget! In this obscure platformer games, you play as the alien Widget who is trying to help save the planet and the animals on Earth from evil forces. This game is based off a cartoon that ran in the early 90's and is a sequel to a NES game also based off the carto…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only game Bahamut Lagoon! Another of the classic Square RPG's, this fun tactical RPG has dragons as a key part of your party as you help a group fight versus a evil empire. Another Square game that has not come out in the West, we discuss this game and how it plays and how it holds up today. …
 
In this episode Greg and George are joined by special guest Brett Weiss as he brings to the podcast one of his favorite SNES games -- Zoop! A unique puzzle game inspired by games like Tetris and Klax, this game got a big push when it came out and engages the player with 100 boards, a great soundtrack, and simple and direct gameplay. We discuss the …
 
In this episode Greg and George are joined by Aaron from Genesis Gems as he brings to the table a Koei game -- Gemfire! Considered one of the 'easier' of the simulation Koei games, and a cult favorite among fans today, we go into huge detail on the history of the game and the other ports, how the game plays, and how it holds up today. If you have a…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of Y's III! Y's (said as 'ease') is one of the longest running RPG series, dating back to the time period of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, but is not widely known in the West. We look at the SNES port of the third game in the series and how it plays, and we talk about the series as a whole and…
 
In this episode George and Greg talk about another Japanese only game, the first of the franchise! Clock Tower is a early survival horror point and click style adventure game with good graphics and a creepy soundtrack, a ruthless foe seeking your death, and some very tense gameplay. We discuss the game and how it plays, the reasons it never came ou…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at the SNES port of one of the most popular arcade games of all time -- Final Fight! Predating SF 2 this beat-em-up by Capcom is considered by many to have started the fighting game craze of the early 90's. We discuss how the home port of this version fares, how the game plays, and if it holds up today. Any ques…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at one of the most unique games on the SNES -- Kirby's Dream Course! This is a mini golf game with Kirby as the main character and the setting, you use Kirby as the hole as you try to complete nine hole courses and battle through a weird and whimsical world. We look at the game itself and how it plays, and discu…
 
In this special episode, Greg and George are joined by Kris of the Stone Age Gamer podcast and Geekade network as we cover one of the system's heavy hitters -- Super Metroid! One of the most popular and best selling video games of all time, Kris brings his vast love of the game and the franchise to the forefront as we discuss the game and what make…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only RPG -- Energy Breaker! Developed by the same company that made the Lufia games, this Final Fantasy Tactics like game is a refreshing take on the old RPG trope with some interesting ideas and some very hard gameplay. We discuss the game and what we think of it and how it holds up today. A…
 
In this episode George and Greg look at a Patreon requested game, the platformer Claymates! Made by the same company and using the same tech used in Clay Fighter, this is a bright and colorful game where you play as Clayton, a boy cursed by a witch doctor into a lump of clay to try to rescue your father. You have the power though to change into oth…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at one of many movie to TV game conversions -- Three Ninjas Kick Back! Inspired to cover this game by a Facebook post lamenting how expensive this game was, the game was based off a movie which bombed compared to the original Three Ninjas movie, and that explains in large part the rarity. We talk about the game …
 
In this episode Greg and George look at another Japanese only game -- Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Denetsu! This RPG game takes a lot from the DBZ cartoon and follows many of the same characters and tropes as you go through this unique game. A card battle system and a high degree of difficulty make this a much different RPG then you may have played. …
 
In this episode Greg and George look at the run and gun action game Cybernator! Published by Konami in the west but not developed by them, this game has some similarities with Front Mission due to sharing a lead designer, and is a overlooked and very fun (but very hard) game. Listen to us talk about it in this episode and how it plays and if it hol…
 
In our first episode of 2019, George and Greg look at one of the most unique games on the system -- Firestriker! Developed and published by small companies, this highly unique game did not get a lot of press or copies made but combined elements of pinball, Breakout, and Zelda into a very interesting and challenging one to four player game. So does …
 
In this special episode Greg and George take a look back at the games we covered on the podcast this year! We review each game and what we remember from it, how we enjoyed it, and some final thoughts about it. Thanks for your support again this year and we will see you again in 2019! Please check out our FB page and you can also e-mail us at thesne…
 
In this episode Greg and George cover a well done port of a popular classic computer game -- Out Of This World! Also known as Another World in Europe, this was a often requested game by listeners and for good reason. It's a fun, unique, challenging adventure game that uses rotoscope graphics and minimal story, instead you figure things out as you g…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at an interesting Tetris variant game -- Tetris Battle Gaiden! A Japanese only game, this game features both one and two player modes where you try to complete your side before the other, with power ups and a shared piece pool. We look at the game and how it plays, talk about what makes it different, and how it …
 
In this episode Greg and George cover a Patreon pick in which we discuss the unique and whimsical game of Uniracers! Created by the same company that brought you Lemmings, this is a very interesting racing game where you control a unicycle and try both to beat your foe and perform stunts. We talk about what makes this game unique, how it plays, and…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at an obscure and unique RPG with strategic battles by Koei -- Inindo: Way of the Ninja! Part of the long running Nobunaga's Ambition franchise, this game uses some alternative history where Nobunaga did not die in 1582 but instead continued his campaign to conquer all of Japan. You play a young ninja whose clan…
 
In this episode, we both celebrate the recent release of the PS4 Spider Man game and the release of Venom on the big screen today by covering a game that has both of them -- Maximum Carnage! The first video game to be taken directly from a comic book story, this game features the ability to play as either Spider Man or Venom as they team up to stop…
 
In this episode Greg and George re-visit a game that Greg covered by himself way back in Episode 20 -- the overlooked and hidden gem Uncharted Waters! We also look at the game that came before it, New Horizons. Another franchise that has been much more popular in Japan compared to the west, these Koei games have you doing a little bit of everything…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at a game based off three of the most popular movies of all time -- Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures! Developed by Factor 5 who would go on to make the Star Wars Rogue Squadron games and using the same engine as the Super Star Wars games, you play Indie in a platformer based off the original movies, you contro…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at one of the more obscure RPG's for the SNES -- Robotrek! Developed by Quintet (the company behind Actraiser) and published by Enix, this game got little attention when released due to timing and the fact it was made in Japan as a 'kids game'. We discuss if this is true or not and the game itself, how the game …
 
In this episode Greg and George cover another Patreon pick as we look at the SNES version of one of the most popular and beloved platform games on the system -- Earthworm Jim! The start of a popular franchise, this game was well known for it's amazing graphics and music and the whimsical over the top humor. We discuss these points in detail and rat…
 
In this episode Greg and George look at a obscure and very unique game for the SNES -- Pieces! As the name suggests, this is a puzzle game where you put together a jigsaw puzzle. Offering three modes of play, numerous themes and puzzles to select from, and support for the SNES mouse, it's a very original game for the console. We talk about the game…
 
In this episode of the SNES Podcast Greg and George are honored to have a special guest host with us -- the host of the Jaguar Game by Game Podcast Shinto! Shinto brought with him a fighting game for us to look at, ClayFighter. This SF-esk fighting game drew major notice when it came out cause of the Claymation and vocal work that the game used. We…
 
It's part 2 of the special episode celebrating the SNES Podcasting reaching episode 100! In this one, Greg and George were joined by special guest hosts Ferg from the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast and Please Stand By, Willie from ArcadeUSA on YouTube, and Kris and Dan from the Stone Age Gamer podcast as we pick four of our favorite games from the…
 
In this special episode celebrating the SNES Podcasting reaching episode 100, Greg and George were joined by special guest hosts Will from the Intelivision Podcast, Aaron from Retro Obscura podcast, Phil from the No Swear Gamer channel on YouTube, and Nick from For Amusement Only podcast as we pick four of our favorite games from the SNES Library. …
 
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