183 episodes

Comedian Adam Blank hosts "Remember The Game?", a retro gaming podcast. Each week, Adam and his guest will select a video game that they grew up playing, and spend time reminiscing about what they loved (or hated) about it.

Not intended to be a history lesson, "Remember The Game?" is more like a conversation you'd overhear on the playground as a kid. The discussions are all over the place, and are guaranteed to fill you with that warm, nostalgic feeling. (Or rage, like you felt with the underwater level in the original Ninja Turtles game). Either way, it's gonna be fun!

New episodes every Wednesday!

Remember The Game? Retro Gaming Podcast Adam Blank

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    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

Comedian Adam Blank hosts "Remember The Game?", a retro gaming podcast. Each week, Adam and his guest will select a video game that they grew up playing, and spend time reminiscing about what they loved (or hated) about it.

Not intended to be a history lesson, "Remember The Game?" is more like a conversation you'd overhear on the playground as a kid. The discussions are all over the place, and are guaranteed to fill you with that warm, nostalgic feeling. (Or rage, like you felt with the underwater level in the original Ninja Turtles game). Either way, it's gonna be fun!

New episodes every Wednesday!

    Remember The Game? #181 - Super Ghouls ’N Ghosts

    Remember The Game? #181 - Super Ghouls ’N Ghosts

    I thought I had played all the best games that the SNES had to offer. Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts never jumped out at me as a must-play title. But I finally got around to playing it last year, and realized the error of my ways. 
     
    Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts IS a must-play title, and it's absolutely one of the best games on the SNES. Consider my stance corrected. 
     
    This game is tough as fuck, but it rarely feels unfair. Practice pays off, and it clearly subscribes to the old school logic of "get good" or die trying. And you will die. A lot. I'm not ashamed to admit that I can't quite beat this game, but as you'll hear on this week's show, it doesn't stop me from loving it anyway. The SNES isa till the gold standard for retro gaming in my eye(s), and Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts is a prime example of why. 
     
    My buddy Tyler returns to the show this week. He didn't play much of the SNES version of the game, but he sunk a ton of time into Ghouls 'N Ghosts in the arcade. So we're kinda going over both games this week and talking about how they're very hard not to love, despite the fact that it doesn't really feel like they love you back. 
     
    And of course, before we talk about fighting ghouls in your underwear, I run through another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about resellers, and whether or not they're as bad as society thinks they are. If you're new to the Xbox universe, is the Series S and GamePass all you need? And would you rather EVERY game in the future be open-world, or none of them?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three Capcom SNES  games - Final Fight 2, X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, and Demon's Crest.
     
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Remember The Game? #180 - Mega Man

    Remember The Game? #180 - Mega Man

    I've never hidden the fact that I'm a card carrying Mega Man fanboy. I love that little blue bastard so much. And we've reviewed of a few of his games on the podcast over the years, but his debut title has slipped under the radar. Admittedly, that might be because it just isn't as good as most of his other games, but it's a still a really fun, solid (and tough) NES platformer. It's also where the Blue Bomber started, and it's time to give it it's due. 
     
    I'm rolling solo this week, not because I couldn't get anyone to talk Mega Man, but because I didn't want to bug any of my friends to record a podcast over the holidays. And I'm so damned passionate about this game (and franchise) that I had no problem carrying a conversation on with myself. 
     
    I get that Mega Man isn't for everyone, but if I turn even one more person onto the greatness that is the Mega Man series with this episode, I'll sleep easy knowing I made the world a better place.
     
    And before I go down on that Mega Man meat, I stumble through another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I talk about the way female characters are portrayed in video games. Someone asks what advice I would offer myself if I go back to the launch of this podcast. And does anyone else feel pressure to get to the end of a game that seems to be taking too long?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three Capcom NES  games - Ghosts N Goblins, Bionic Commando, and Little Nemo: The Dream Master.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Expansion Pass #50 - My Favourite SNES Games of All-Time

    Expansion Pass #50 - My Favourite SNES Games of All-Time

    I'm away for holidays this week, so I thought I would release an episode of our Patreon exclusive show 'Expansion Pass' for everyone to enjoy. This was episode #50, and I ranked my favourite SNES games of all-time. 

    I hope you enjoy the podcast, and Happy Holidays!

    And if you're interested in gaining instant access to our entire bonus podcast library, check out Patreon.com/RememberTheGame!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Remember The Game? #179 - Super Mario Strikers

    Remember The Game? #179 - Super Mario Strikers

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again; the Nintendo GameCube is the greatest (pre-online) multiplayer console in history. And while the Mario Kart, wrestling games, and Mario Parties were fun, the Mario sports games are the titles that I have the best memories of. Baseball, golf, tennis, and soccer. It's like the Mount Rushmore of Mario sports games. And it's about time we start talking about them. 
     
    The Waluigi to my Wario, former hall of fame Mark McCue returns to the show this week, and we're taking a nice long look at Super Mario Strikers (Mario Smash Football on the other side of the pond). It was Nintendo's golden goose's first attempt at playing some footie, and it's didn't disappoint. From fun gameplay, to 'easy to learn/tough to master' mechanics, to electrocutions, this game is just straight up fun to play. Especially with friends.
     
    I fucking adore this game, and I'm pray that this episode of the podcast wills the gaming Gods into giving us another entry in the Strikers franchise in the near future. 
     
    And before we get our red cards or whatever soccer players get, I sneak in the final 2021 edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about the games that are on the "no fly" list here at RTG Industries. Is multiplayer a better experience online, or in person? And if Adam could design a Christmas video game, what would it be like?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three other "arcadey" sports games - Mutant League Hockey, Base Wars, and MegaMan Soccer.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And if you wanna check ol' Mark McCue out on TikTok, hit him up @barkmccue
     
    Thanks for all the love this year, hot dogs. Happy Holidays!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Remember The Game? #178 - Final Fantasy X

    Remember The Game? #178 - Final Fantasy X

    Final Fantasy X is one of the games that listeners have been asking us to review ever since we launched the podcast. And seeing as it's the 20th anniversary of Tidus & friends here in North America this week, I figured it was time to talk Blitz Ball. 
     
    I didn't play a ton of PlayStation 2 back in it's prime, but Final Fantasy X was one of the few PS2 games that I dedicated some screen time to. I didn't get around to finishing the game until this year when I picked it up for my Switch, but I've always enjoyed my time with it. Great graphics, good story, fun combat, one of the best mini games in Final Fantasy history. I have some minor nitpicks, but by and large, this is a hell of a video game.
     
    One of our Discord moderators, Keegs, makes his RTG debut this week, to talk about one of his favourite games of all-time. I don't know if I hold it in that high of regard, but FFX is one of the most iconic games in gaming history, I respect the hell out of (most of) it, and it's about damned time we showed it some love on this stupid show.
     
    And before we laugh ( HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, ugh), I sneak in another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about games that we can just lose ourselves in for hours at a time. Did you ever lend someone a game and never get it back? And is it harder to review a remake or remaster if you're nostalgic for the original version of a game?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three PS2 RPG heavyweights - Dragon Quest VIII, Persona 4, and Final Fantasy XII.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And if you're interested in supporting my 24 hour Extra Life charity stream on December 18 and 19, you can find more information at RememberTheGamePodcast.com!

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Remember The Game?#177 - Luigi‘s Mansion

    Remember The Game?#177 - Luigi‘s Mansion

    Every month, our supporters on Patreon get to vote for a game that want to hear us cover on the podcast. The poll is made up of games listeners have been asking for, that I've never played. Sometimes this results in an episode where I just get pissed off at how bad a game is. And sometimes it results in me finally playing a game that I should have played a long-ass time ago. 
     
    Fortunately for all you Luigi's Mansion fans, this time around, its scenario #2. This game is a must-play for any Nintendo GameCube fan. I'm still confused as to why they launched a console with a vacuuming simulator starring the character that was previously relegated to younger siblings, but at the end of the day, I guess it doesn't matter. From the graphics, to the sound, to the mansion itself, Luigi's Mansion oozes charm. I had a fucking blast playing this game.
     
    My buddy Darren returns to the show this week, and we spent a good hour chatting about the many things we loved about this game, as well as the minor nitpicks that we didn't. We tried to figure out why Nintendo decided to come out of the gate with this game instead of a Mario title, too. If you're a GameCube fan, you're gonna dig this episode.
     
    And before we bust (or suck?) ghosts, I sneak in another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about the increasing number of video games being made into TV shows. Sony doesn't really have one "front and centre" mascot, and maybe they don't really need one. And what does Adam think of the Angry Video Game Nerd?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three of the GameCube's best - Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Metroid Prime, and Animal Crossing.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And if you're interested in supporting my 24 hour Extra Life charity stream on December 18 and 19, you can find more information at RememberTheGamePodcast.com!

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

BrandonNB ,

Awesome

It’s fun hearing about all the games I grew up with . That mixed with the different segments, interacting with the community, and an oddly long and entertaining intro makes it a blast ! Keep it up

Random buyer27 ,

More than just a podcast

Great podcast and the host Adam truly goes above and beyond to make this feel like a community. From the interactive Infamous Intros to the discussions in his discord Adam connects with his fans and has always made RTG Industries a welcoming space for gaming fans of all ages.

Lexiax ,

Good concept, poor execution

I was really excited to find this one and queued up a bunch of episodes. Shame I had to delete them all - I couldn’t make it past about 25 mins of the first one I tried. It’s such a great concept, but the constant swearing gets tiresome really quickly. When every other word is the f-word it’s just distracting and lame. Plus the episodes are way too long for what they are. Most of it just seems to be filler. Needs an editor.

I’m not against swearing, but this one is just boring.

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