Mushihimesama – Episode 052

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… Read more

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Radiant Silvergun / Ikaruga – Episode 051

Time to cover the complete arcade history of Treasure – the game developer that gave us Radiant Silvergun, Ikargua, and… that’s it! We explore these two fun SHMUPs that mix the shooter genre with a dash of puzzle mechanics. What… Read more

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ESP Ra.De. – Episode 050

Our 50th episode is ESPecially good as we explore Cave’s bullet hells with butterfly wings – ESP Ra.De., Espgaluda, and Espgaluda II. How do you pronounce these games? What does the Michael Bay masterpiece, and Ewan McGregor/Scarlett Johansson star vehicle,… Read more

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DonPachi – Episode 049

Are you ready to get prosecuted to the full extent of the jam? If so, join us as we whack the beehive that is the DonPachi series by Cave – and others. Why was DonPachi considered a critical failure even… Read more

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194X – Episode 048

We get loopy with the historically (in)accurate Capcom shooter series based on middle-aged white men’s favorite war, the 194X series. Count with us as we cover 1942, 1943, 1941, 19XX, and 1944 in a way that’s totally not confusing. How… Read more

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Gradius – Episode 047

We’re blasting off on the first episode of our new SHMUP miniseries with the shooter that set the mold for horizontal STGs – Konami’s Gradius. How did this accidental hit become such a groundbreaking series? What anime movie had a… Read more

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Arcade Obscura (Drivers) – Episode 046

It’s time for another Arcade Obscura where each of the hosts pitch their choice of underrated or under-appreciated driving-based arcade game. Rob goes full ‘Merica with a cross-country racer that features the first appearance of a beloved video game mascot…. Read more

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Mario Kart Arcade GP – Episode 045

Explore the arcade series birthed by the unholy alliance of a Nintendo license developed by Namco running on a Sega board – Mario Kart Arcade GP. It’s the two biggest video game characters in a race to the finish as… Read more

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Initial D – Episode 044

We’re drifting into the final turn of our Drivers miniseries by talking about Sega’s most prolific driving game series, Initial D. So hop in our Trueno GT-APEX – just don’t bump the tofu – and settle in for a two… Read more

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Cruis’n USA – Episode 043

Hop in and take a ride down Memory Lane as the Podouken crew tours the USA, world, and other exotic locations while exploring the Midway Games classic Cruis’n USA. How did this game give Rob his most gruesome arcade injury… Read more

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Daytona USA – Episode 042

The hosts let loose with their inner Florida Man to discuss the quintessential Florida game – Daytona USA. Let’s go away to the land of alligators, bath salts, and bike weeks and explore how Sega ended up creating the most… Read more

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OutRun – Episode 041

It’s time to gas up the Ferraro Testabossa, select our favorite synthwave radio station, and feel the wind in our hair as we take a drive with Sega’s OutRun. Join us as we take a ride through Yu Suzuki’s career… Read more

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Death Race – Episode 040

Warning: Listening discretion is advised. We hold a serious discussion about the first truly controversial arcade game – Death Race. What led Exidy to release this death simulator upon an unsuspecting public? How did something so outrageously graphic make its… Read more

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Arcade Obscura : Sportsball – Episode 039

It’s time for another Arcade Obscura where each of the hosts pitch their choice of underrated or underappreciated sports-based arcade game. PastBlaster serves up a gorgeous attract mode, but may not deliver on the gameplay. Mr. SNK comes out of… Read more

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NFL Blitz – Episode 038

It all comes down to this! We hit the highlights from the best arcade football game – Midway’s NFL Blitz. The Jamming of sports continues as Midway hunts for their next hit and scores a touchdown with a new technology…. Read more

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NBA Jam – Episode 037

It’s our 37th episode (in a row) and we’re crashing the net with our most requested sports game – NBA Jam. We break down all the boomshakala basics and dig deep to uncover some little known facts with the help… Read more

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Neo Turf Masters – Episode 036

It’s time to hit the links with maybe the best arcade golf game, but definitely the best Neo Geo golf game – Neo Turf Masters! We put skin in the game by exploring the Major Titles that led up to… Read more

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Punch-Out! – Episode 035

It’s (somehow) our first Nintendo episode! And just like real life we wait until our mid-thirties to get into Nintendo games. We talk about a sports game way before its time – Punch-Out!! How did a company directive to use… Read more

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