Willow – Episode 083

DOWNLOAD Sorry X-Men, there’s a new longest episode in town. It’s time to talk about George Lucas’s totally-not-inspired-by-Lord-of-the-Rings fantasy epic (and Capcom arcade game) Willow, which coincidentally (or not) has a new TV series coming out… today! Why are all… Read more

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Jurassic Park – Episode 082

DOWNLOAD Hold on to your butts as we explore a Steven Spielberg directed film that was a #1 top grossing box office movie and spawned a video game. No, not Jaws. No, not E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Welcome to Jurassic Park… Read more

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Robocop – Episode 081

DOWNLOAD Dead or alive, you’re coming with me to hear the Podouken gang explore RoboCop the movie… and the arcade game! How did a home video game company play the Uno Reverse card on an arcade maker? Why are there… Read more

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Street Fighter: The Movie – Episode 080

DOWNLOAD After 80 episodes we’re not going home. We’re going to get on our boat, and we’re going up river, and we’re going to kick that son-of-a-bitch Bison’s ass so hard that the next Bison wannabe is gonna feel it…. Read more

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Tron – Episode 079

DOWNLOAD After three years of podcasting, nearly 80 episodes, and covering 200 arcade games, it’s time to switch our focus to something with more audience potential. So we’re going full Hollywood and rebranding as a video arcade game… movie podcast!… Read more

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T-MEK – Episode 078

DOWNLOAD The Listeners’ Choice miniseries wraps up with a game that won’t give you power and wealth by punching hard, or knowing economics, or looking good. Nope, you have to blow up a bunch of hover tanks in T-MEK released… Read more

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Growl – Episode 077

DOWNLOAD Time to go SHBROOM-ing with the bros as we fight to protect all animal life – except bats – ef them bats. Come experience the EXCITE, ACTION, THRILL, EXCITE, and FIGHT of Taito’s Growl. What is the secret twist… Read more

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Cannon Spike – Episode 076

DOWNLOAD It’s the year 20XX and the economy sucks, warfare is spreading, and terrorism is rampant. No, we’re not doom scrolling, we’re talking about the Psikyo/Capcom collaboration Cannon Spike! How long can we talk about a game that takes 15… Read more

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BurgerTime – Episode 075

DOWNLOAD We hope you saved room for the final course in our Blue Collar series because it’s a whopper. We’re talking about the deliciously classic food service game by Data East – BurgerTime! Peter Pepper packs a lot of peppered… Read more

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Paperboy – Episode 074

DOWNLOAD We grab the Blue Collar miniseries by the handlebars and cover the game that seems to be the talk of the town, Atari’s Paperboy. How did this game deliver something fresh and newsworthy to the mid-80s arcade? What makes… Read more

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Zoo Keeper – Episode 073

DOWNLOAD Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a crazy monkey has kidnapped a girl and it’s up to our hero to get her back. And the girl is Zelda. But we’re not talking about a Nintendo property here…. Read more

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Tapper – Episode 072

DOWNLOAD Pull a stool up to the bar and prepare to be overpoured as we talk about Bally Midway’s ode to the service industry, Tapper.   Who was actually behind this strategic bartending simulator? How did a marketing opportunity lead… Read more

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Dig Dug – Episode 071

DOWNLOAD 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… Read more

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Killer Instinct – Episode 070

DOWNLOAD 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… Read more

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R-Type – Episode 069

DOWNLOAD 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… Read more

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Nintendo Vs. System – Episode 067

DOWNLOAD 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… Read more

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Mario Bros. – Episode 066

DOWNLOAD We’re heading into the sewers to clean out the pipes with the Mario Bros. in the game that gave us their ultimate occupation. So join the Podouken crew as we explore how Mario Mario and Luigi Mario take on… Read more

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