Duke it out in a galaxy far, far away, ARGonauts! David speaks with Will and Lee of Sector-K Games about their slick-looking fighting game Punch Planet. Join us as we discuss its main influences, gameplay elements, and kooky cast of characters. Yes, there is a dog!
Fighting games lately have not been in a better place than they are now. From heavy hitters like Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat X to brand new entries like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Skullgirls, there seems to be room for a new challenger to enter the ring. That's exactly what the team at Sector-K are hoping for in Punch Planet, and so far it's landing all of its blows.
Learn all about the mechanics in Punch Planet, the story mode that's in progress, as well as what goes into balancing a character like the four-legged assassin Dog. If you're tired of brawling on the streets, then learn to take a punch in space!
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Before you watch the big game on Super Bowl Sunday, join us for a trip down memory lane with Tecmo Bowl! Head Tecmo Bowler Dave Murray chats with us about the football franchise that was king during the 8-bit and 16-bit generations, and still holds an audience today. We also have fond memories shared by listeners like YOU! Let us know your favorite Tecmo Bowl memories.
We take care of the news before hitting the field which includes Duke Nukem movie rumors with John Cena attached, and Kodi getting into tricky legalities with adding a retro gaming service.
This week's Stage of History serves two retro pigskin classics that each shared separate NFL licenses at the same time - LJN's NFL and Tecmo Bowl. Robert then warps us back to the '70s with Atari Football in Obscura. Don't forget to pick up a game code for Mutant Football League (we got 2 more!), and then join us for another game of Random Select.
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Ready for some razzle dazzle, ARGonauts? We continue our Mutant Football League coverage by welcoming Michael Mendheim back on along with the man who puts the BOOM in the SHAKALAKA Tim Kitzrow! Things get weird fast, so buckle up for this wild ride.
The drinks pour freely throughout this short discussion with Mutant Football League designer Michael Mendheim and colorful game announcer Tim Kitzrow. We go into the struggles behind making a dream project into a reality, as well as the shocking death of Tim's partner-in-crime on and off the digital field.
Never one to turn down an opportunity to put guests on the spot, Robert also asks Tim about the recent rumors that he's working on a brand new NBA Jam game. Could this be a rejuvenation of the arcade sports genre? It's sure shaping that way!
Be sure to watch out for more football love later this week as we cover the Tecmo Bowl franchise. If you're a pigskin fan, we got you covered!
Are you ready for some football, ARGonauts? We stain the gridiron with blood and guts alongside the mind behind the Mutant League franchise Michael Mendheim! Get a behind the scenes conversation about what went behind the Genesis classics Mutant League Football and Mutant League Hockey, as well as what would have been with Mutant League Basketball. We even give some love for the animated kids show!
Before we get Michael on the show, David and Robert cover a couple of news items. We get into the reveal of a new Game Boy being made by Hyperkin, as well as some great discounts on quality 3DS games you need in your library.
This week's Stage of History puts us in the pigskin mood with Mutant League Football, and the just as over-the-top title NFL Blitz. Robert keeps the mutant love going in Obscura with his personal favorite Mutant League Hockey. Be sure to also grab hold of not one, but TWO code giveaways for Mutant Football League!
Stay tuned for our next ARGcast Mini as we continue our chat with Michael along with game announcer Tim Kitzrow of NBA Jam and NFL Blitz fame.
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Unleash your artistic side while scratching that retro gaming itch, ARGonauts! We welcome game designer and good buddy Danny Silvers to chat about his artsy brick breaker title Mondrian. We also look back on the brick breaker genre with titles such as Breakout, Arkanoid, and more!
Before we aim to bust some blocks, we cover the latest retro gaming related news. We talk about some new mini handhelds coming out based on classic Bandai Namco properties, and also a possible return of the 1080 Snowboarding franchise for Nintendo Switch. We also cover the games we've been playing lately which quickly spirals into a followup to our Mega Man episode.
In this week's Stage of History, we shine the spotlight over some classic brick breaker titles such as the pinball hybrid that is Gee Bee, and the Game Boy launch title Alleyway. Robert then brings up Atari's return to their original idea with Off The Wall. Don't forget to also nab our latest game code giveaways, then join us for another game of Random Select! Who could Robert be this week?
We kick off 2018 with even more retro gaming for your ears, ARGonauts! This time we welcome back previous guests Joe Granato and Rob McCallum to talk about Joe's projects - The New 8-Bit Heroes documentary, his NES game Mystic Searches, and the tool he's creating to make NES games NESmaker. Now you too can make that Launchpad McQuack simulator of your dreams!
Things kick off with the news on a Jet Set Radio game that was pitched and shot down by Sega. Does it deserve a chance, or could Sega make a better return for the franchise themselves? We also discuss Retro-Bit releasing something to please R-Type and Holy Diver fans, and Konami appeasing the retro crowd with some Contra and Castlevania love on the Nintendo Switch.
The Stage of History keeps in theme with Joe's game where we talk about a couple of NES RPGs - Faxanadu and Crystalis. Robert then brings up the technical marvel that was the NES port of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters in Obscura. Be sure to also stay tuned for game giveaways for Advance Wars-like Tiny Metal and a night out with the craziest characters in Poker Night 2, along with another game of Random Select! Who could David be this time?