Vidjagame Apocalypse 124 – Rare Games That Didn’t Make Rare Replay


It’s been a great week for fans of retro games – and for GameStop employees, who now have an answer to the eternal question, “Do you have Battletoads?” The release of Rare Replay spurred our spoiled-child brains to talk about five games that didn’t make it into the collection, which we then discuss at length during the New Releases segment. Then it’s on to a smattering of Gamescom news and a look at the times you MacGyvered something in real life.

Question of the Week

Have you ever come up with your own lyrics for game music? Tell us what they were, and post a YouTube link to the tune so we can sing along.




Theme song by Matthew Joseph Payne. Break song is Pon de Replay by Rihanna. Haunting and beautiful New Releases Theme by David B. Cooper.

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Fallout 4 *New*
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Mighty No. 9 *New*
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Call of Duty: Black Ops III
-Pre-order for early access to the Black Ops III beta.
Mad Max
-Pre-order and unlock The Ripper vehicle early
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
-Pre-order the Day 1 Edition to get a physical map + DLC content which includes: • Adam-ska Special Handgun • Personal Ballistic Shield (Silver) • Wetland Cardboard box • Fatigues outfit (Blue Urban Snake Costume) • Metal Gear Online XP boost
Star Wars Battlefront
-Pre-order and get early access to 2 map packs, including one based on The Force Awakens
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
-Pre-order for FREE guaranteed Beta Access

11 thoughts on “Vidjagame Apocalypse 124 – Rare Games That Didn’t Make Rare Replay

  1. That damn cover never fails to baffle me.
    “Alright, we need a cover for our game.”
    “How about we slap Fabio on the cover. Kids go crazy over Fabio.”
    “Ron……..that’s genius.”

  2. WOW! Video Power! I had forgotten that show existed but I remember watching it and liking it. Just anything that talked about video games was good enough for me back then. funny how it was nearly deleted from my memory.

  3. I feel like I’m the only person who isn’t interested in Rare Replay. Don’t get me wrong, I played a lot of Rare back in the day but I feel no need to revist pretty much any of it.

  4. also in the end Chris, you’re right what Dave was remembering was the intro to a DeLaSoul song.
    Ego trippin’
    awesome. haven’t thought about that song since about sophomore year in highschool.


    The Bowser’s castle and Luigi’s mansion levels in Mario Kart Double Dash, when playing against my Italian friend Gianandrea (pronounced John And Ray Uh). Starting at 24 seconds in:

    Gianandrea, Gianandrea, Gianandrea is a crazy foooool.

  6. Why the sudden Donkey Kong Country hate? Besides the, by today’s standards, murkier visuals there’s nothing wrong the game. I only played and completed it for the first time when it was re-released on the Wii and I had no trouble with the overall gameplay, unlike many other games I’ve been playing on Rare Replay for the first time.

  7. I was around 6 or 7 when I got Mario Land for my Game Boy, and I think my lyrical skills peaked then. Since I never beat it, I played the first few worlds endlessly and came up with this over the course of months.

    This is Mari-o Land
    Walk down the street
    With some super happy beats for me-e
    Watch out for turtles here
    They will blow up (Ka-boom)

    There’s mo-ai guy
    Some-one taught him how to fly oh my
    And he’s got friends so get the plant
    You will shoot out (some balls)

    Pyr-a-mids and stuff
    Can be jumped on the top of
    I’m almost at the end
    It’s time to
    (Get the top door thing)

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