170 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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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#169 - RC Pro-Am

    Remember The Game#169 - RC Pro-Am

    RC Pro-Am is not only one of my favourite games on the NES, but it's one of the best games in that iconic little grey box's library. And I'll be damned if I'm gonna sit here and let anyone say anything different. Fortunately, nobody seems to be. 
     
    The game is pretty basic. There's no real car customization, no multi-player, it only features one game mode, and there isn't even any in-game music, but none of that matters. You control a red car, you try to drive faster than blue, green and (cheating) yellow cars, and it's just a really fun experience. The game is over thirty years old, and I'll argue it's as playable today as it was back in the 80's.
     
    My buddy Brad is my guest this week, and we talked about how less was more when it came to the NES sometimes, with RC Pro-Am being exhibit A for that argument. We also touched on the fact that this was the beginning of great things for RARE as a developer, and how I didn't realize "R.C" stood for "remote control" until about a week ago... 
     
    And before we talk about my incompetence, it's time for another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talked about how some games are synonymous with their creators (Hideo Kojima, specifically), and whether or not that's a detriment to the games themselves. Someone asks how often I get "you should play _____" messages, and how I respond to them. And I share my initial thoughts on Metroid Dread (it's very, very good.)
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some retro racers  - Super Off-Road, Uniracers, and Virtua Racing!
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
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    RC Pro-Am is not only one of my favourite games on the NES, but it's one of the best games in that iconic little grey box's library. And I'll be damned if I'm gonna sit here and let anyone say anything different. Fortunately, nobody seems to be. 
     
    The game is pretty basic. There's no real car customization, no multi-player, it only features one game mode, and there isn't even any in-game music, but none of that matters. You control a red car, you try to drive faster than blue, green and (cheating) yellow cars, and it's just a really fun experience. The game is over thirty years old, and I'll argue it's as playable today as it was back in the 80's.
     
    My buddy Brad is my guest this week, and we talked about how less was more when it came to the NES sometimes, with RC Pro-Am being exhibit A for that argument. We also touched on the fact that this was the beginning of great things for RARE as a developer, and how I didn't realize "R.C" stood for "remote control" until about a week ago... 
     
    And before we talk about my incompetence, it's time for another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talked about how some games are synonymous with their creators (Hideo Kojima, specifically), and whether or not that's a detriment to the games themselves. Someone asks how often I get "you should play _____" messages, and how I respond to them. And I share my initial thoughts on Metroid Dread (it's very, very good.)
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some retro racers  - Super Off-Road, Uniracers, and Virtua Racing!
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
    Twitter: @quantumkickflip

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Remember The Game #168 - DinoPark Tycoon

    Remember The Game #168 - DinoPark Tycoon

    **There's a slight buzzing sound in the intro this week. I didn't catch it until the episode was finished. The game chat portion of the show doesn't have the same problem. My apologies!**
     
    DinoPark Tycoon was a game we originally brought up about a year ago when we covered Oregon Trail. It's another one of those games many us played in school in the early 90's, but unlike Oregon Trail, DinoPark was fun because it was fun, not just because you weren't learning something boring like math or science. 
     
    Not as many seem to have played this one growing up, and that's really too bad, because for a "educational" game, it's really not that bad. You build a theme park, make money, and of course, play with dinosaurs. Every kid's dream! Former Hall of Famer Mark McCue and I had a great time reminiscing about our failed business ventures in the dinosaur theme park world, and I really hope we did this game justice. There may not be much meat on the bone, but the meat that's there is top shelf.
     
    And before we talk about our childhood bankruptcy proceedings, it's time for another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about the possibility of running out of games to talk about on the podcast. I share a heartwarming story that a gaming Dad sent into the show. And is it b******t that some games give you a "grade" when you finish them? (Yes, it is.)
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some of the best PC simulation games ever made - The Sims, Rollercoaster Tycoon, and Tropico!
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
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    Twitter: @quantumkickflip

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Remember The Game #167 - The Simpsons: Bart vs The Space Mutants

    Remember The Game #167 - The Simpsons: Bart vs The Space Mutants

    I feel like I've been teasing a 'Bart vs The Space Mutants' episode of this show since we started it. It's not a great game, but I played it religiously as a kid, and I have a weird soft spot for it and it's many, many, many faults. I wasn't able to set up a regular episode of the show this week, so I'm rolling solo, and finally gushing about my favourite bad game of all-time.
     
    I gotta say, I'm a little shocked that so many people played this one back in the day. It was one of the first Simpsons video games, it released during Simpsons-mania, and maybe we hasn't realized that buying a Simpsons game in the 90's was akin to burning your money. Or singing it, anyway (shout out to anyone that gets that reference).
     
    And before we talk about Bart looking for purple coloured items, it's time for another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about Nintendo 64 games coming to the Nintendo Switch, because like it or not, a lot of people are talking about it. We also talk about what difficulty setting we normally play games on, and is it reasonable to have high expectations for the new upcoming Ghostbusters flick?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some of the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked - Bart vs The World, Bart's Nightmare, and Virtual Bart.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Remember The Game #166 - Kirby‘s Dream Land

    Remember The Game #166 - Kirby‘s Dream Land

    It's pretty rare that we get to talk about an iconic gaming character's debut, so episodes like this hit a little harder for me. And when you add in my previous traumatic experiences with Kirby's Dream Land, and I really feel like I'm taking a big step on the podcast this week. 
     
    And if you're wondering, "how someone could have a traumatic experience with a Kirby game?" Well, you'll have to listen and find out.
     
    My buddy Patrick makes his return to the podcast this week. He's a GameBoy junkie, a nerd like the rest of us, and a great guest. We took a trip back to 1992 on the show this time around, and looked at the debut of Nintendo's resident foodie, Kirby, with Kirby's Dream Land.
     
    And before we talk about eating everything and a wimpy ass tree, it's time for another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about the potential for emulation on the Steam Deck. I also talk about how I was set up for a great career in voice acting before puberty wrecked everything, and I go after Wata games again, because they're a fucking joke.
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some flagship Kirby titles - Kirby's Adventure, Kirby Super Star, and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
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    And find Patrick and his tunes on Instagram:
     
    @burgerfinger
    @discount.lion.safari

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Remember The Game #165 - The Mario Party Franchise

    Remember The Game #165 - The Mario Party Franchise

    Holes burnt in your palms be damned, Mario Party is a special franchise. Has it lost its way at times over the past 20+ years? No question. But it just seems like everybody has played these games from time to time over the years, and wheel e may not love every iteration, we all get hella excited when a new one is announced. 
     
    So this week, former RTG Hall of Famer Mark McCue and I are taking a look back at the franchise that is Mario Party. From the 64, to the Gamecube, to that God awful Wii U iteration, we're covering it all this week. The games really do kind of bleed together, so I thought trying to review one in particular might be a little tough. And I love this series too much to risk leaving out any of the good games (of which there's quite a few). Let's a go!
     
    And before we talk about the Mushroom Kingdom and their weird ass parties, it's time for another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about what the 90's would have looked like if EA had then all their sports titles and released their own console. I lock in my pick for my most anticipated game coming in the next few years. And we talk about the TV shows we watched as kids (aside from Ninja Turtles).
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some of the best multi-player experiences of all time - Mario Kart 64, WWF: No Mercy, and GoldenEye 007.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Remember The Game #164 - Dr. Mario

    Remember The Game #164 - Dr. Mario

    I don't know how Nintendo convinced all of us to accept the idea that Mario is a Doctor now, but they did it. And thank fuck they did, because this game is just...really, really good. 
     
    Dr. Mario might not be as iconic as Tetris, but to anyone that grew up playing it on their NES (or GameBoy), it's pretty damned close. From the multiplayer, to firing it right up to level 20, to that damned music; this is just a really special video game.
     
    My fellow old-timer/comedian/podcast host David Rae joins me on the show this week, and we just had a really great time talking about a game that we both grew up loving. And playing with our parents, which isn't something I can say about another game. Long live Dr. Mario.
     
    And before we talk about Mario's medical credentials, it's time for another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I offer some streaming advice to people thinking about taking the plunge. We play 'Desert Island: Video Game Edition'. And which is the better Splinter origin; a rat that becomes human, or a human that becomes a rat?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring retro puzzlers Solomon's Key, The Adventures of Lolo, and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine!
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
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    And find David at:
    www.quantumkickflip.com
    Twitter: @quantumkickflip
    Instagram: @quantumkickflip

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

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64 Ratings

64 Ratings

MoseyBurns ,

love it

Great nostalgia fix. Love the humour and energy. Keep it up.

Shxdjcrjxdjvd ,

Great Podcast

Come for the game chat. Stay for the rambling idiot.

CJ2211 ,

Nostalgia at its finest.

Great show that hits me right in the feels.

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