Episode 1: Reboot Loot

The 80s may be long gone but they live on in our podcast.  Open your ears to our discussion of when we first got our Nintendo Entertainment Systems and our picks for the best NES games.  You can tell a lot about a person by the books they read, or in this case the games they play.  So we figured this would be the perfect topic for a show opener.   Some choices may surprise you, that is if you don't read the show notes! 

Show Notes

Games Discussed

Final Fantasy 6, The Old Republic, Skyrim, Arkham City, Super Dodgeball, River City Ransom, Adventure Island II, Harvest Moon, Snow Brothers, Contra, Super C, Super Mario Brothers 3, Jurassic Park, Double Dragon, Double Dragon II, Kirby, TNMT 1, TNMT 2, TMNT 3, Mike Tyson's Punchout!, Bubble Bobble, Ninja Gaiden, Mega Man 2, Mega Man Legends, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Legend of Zelda

Shows Discussed

 The Wizard

Top Picks

These games are arranged in a particular/ semi-pseudo/ actual completely/ Top-Down / Bottom-Up / Scientific / Non-Scientific order...

  • Super Dodgeball
  • Adventure Island II
  • Snow Brothers
  • Contra
  • Super Mario Brothers 3
  • Jurassic Park
  • Double Dragon
  • Double Dragon II
  • Kirby
  • TNMT 2
  • TNMT 3
  • Mike Tyson's Punchout!
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Mega Man 2


Here's some videos of various random things discussed in this episode:

Double Dragon Glitch - "He disaperd."

The Wizard - Lucas


  • 3:50 - Arkham City
  • 20:05 - Natsume published Harvest Moon
  • 32:45 - The Power Glove was originally released in 1989, the same year as The Wizard
  • 38:15 - Jurassic Park's release date was 1993 and the NES game was a toned down version of the SNES version
  • 40:35 - There was no simultaneous coop in Double Dragon 1
  • 52:40 - Michelangelo's special move in TNMT 3 was a push off the ground with his hands that resulted in a kick


Shinra000's picture

You guys are Nerds I feel right at home, the game i remember playing the most as a child in my grandmothers basement was Burger time i miss it :*(

Heath's picture

Heck yes I remember that too! That fried egg still haunts my dreams. I AM OUT OF PEPPER!!!!
hatchethawk's picture

Great POD cast. James and I wasted a ton of our youth on FFVI.

hatchethawk's picture

The girl is Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley! One of my favorite bands

Cromica's picture

I loved Excite Bike by far one of the best games ever made.

JaDe's picture

The games I remember playing most on the NES are in no particular order:

Super Mario Bros. 1 - 3
Mega Man (can\'t remember which one exactly)
Ninja Gaiden
Punch Out

The funny ting about Punch Out though is that I played more of that in high school during the N64 era than when it was new.

CommanderZero13's picture

These are interesting, i know of almost all of them... and the power glove unfortunately.... i heard it was bad... REALLY BAD.... literally BAD!!!