Vidjagame Apocalypse 274 – All That Glitters

This week’s show is short by our standards, but don’t worry – every entry in our Top 5 is a treasure. Specifically, each one is a boss themed around treasure, and Trav “TurboBison” Foster joins Mikel, Matt, and Chris to talk about these bizarre demons that flaunt their wealth like we’re not about to just take it from them. And don’t worry – we’ll talk about the side characters you’d want to star in their own games before the hour’s up.

Question of the Week:
What’s your favorite form of in-game currency?

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12 thoughts on “Vidjagame Apocalypse 274 – All That Glitters

  1. QotW; My favorite in game currency has and always will be Mario coins. Completely useless in 85% of games, but iconic.

  2. My favorite in game currency is the souls system from, duh, Dark Souls. It makes “buying” upgrades make a little more sense in-world. Plus the thought of eating souls to get even more money is funny and gruesome at the same time. “Soul of a Brave Solider” Nom! Gotta upgrade my spear!

  3. QotW: Im hard pressed to think of a better currency system than the one in the Ratchet and Clank series. Its a neat idea to make the currency various hardware like nuts and bolts, but the satisfying part is that they come out of everywhere! Not just enemies either, they can be found in just about every breakable item in the game. The real cherry on top is that in every game you eventually get a “money magnet” item that allows all money your vicinity to flood rampantly toward you. Its a great little dopamine rush.

  4. QOTW: I’m going to say Belles from Animal Crossing. The only currency which litterally grows on trees.

  5. QOTW: My favorite in-game currency is the Japanese yen, specifically for the game Money Idol Exchanger. The game is essentially Magical Drop, but you have to match up denominations of currency to clear the screen. Match 5 of the 1 yen pieces to get a 5 yen piece, 2 of the 5 yen pieces to get a 10 yen piece, and so on up to 1000. Desperately trying to make change while your opponent is dropping more money on you is a surprisingly exciting puzzle experience.

  6. QOTW: My favorite in-game currency is the Japanese yen, specifically for the game Money Idol Exchanger. The game is essentially Magical Drop, but you have to match up denominations of currency to clear the screen. Match 5 of the 1 yen pieces to get a 5 yen piece, 2 of the 5 yen pieces to get a 10 yen piece, and so on up to 1000. Desperately trying to make change while your opponent is dropping more money on you is a surprisingly exciting puzzle experience.

  7. QOTW: My favorite in-game currency is the Japanese yen, specifically for the game Money Idol Exchanger. The game is essentially Magical Drop, but you have to match up denominations of currency to clear the screen. Match 5 of the 1 yen pieces to get a 5 yen piece, 2 of the 5 yen pieces to get a 10 yen piece, and so on up to 1000. Desperately trying to make change while your opponent is dropping more money on you is a surprisingly exciting puzzle experience.

  8. For the QotW, I’m gonna say my favorite game currency is bolts from Rachet and Clank. I love the sounds they make, I love gold bolts, I love the idea of an everyday object being used as currency (just like bottle caps, as Matty mentioned), and I just flat out love the games they come from. The only thing I don’t like is how hard it is to collect a lot of them quickly in the first game, but I gotta have that R. Y. N. O., man

  9. It isn’t a boss but during the whole top 5 I couldn’t stop thinking about how my favourite treasure-themed enemies are the mimics from the Dark Souls games in particular.

  10. QOTW: I am going to suggest the Japanese yen as it is a key component in the awesome Money Idol Exchanger. The game is essentially Magical Drop, bur you match different denominations of Japanese currency. Put five one-yen pieces together to make a five-yen piece and then two of the five-yen pieces to make a ten. The thrill of trying to make change while your opponent tries to bury you with your money is an unexpectedly great one.

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