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Do you like retro gaming? Do you like the Nintendo Entertainment System aka the NES? Then you'll love our show! We talk game by game about the NES and try to sprinkle in some humor, history, collecting, and comedy throughout.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Do you like retro gaming? Do you like the Nintendo Entertainment System aka the NES? Then you'll love our show! We talk game by game about the NES and try to sprinkle in some humor, history, collecting, and comedy throughout.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project


    Surf's up, dude! The 2 Dudes and a NES and the Turtle Flakes podcast make a little getaway to the Sunshine State. Until the Genesis Gems make a major getaway with the entire island of Manhattan! Their power hungry plot gets even more bogus when Brother Tim McGowan becomes part of the heist. What a relaxing vacation. Not! Those mondo Dudes must make waves to get back home to save the podcast and Manhattan, and send the Genesis Gems on a one way trip to geeksville.

    The hippest in new dude travel, featuring jet powered surfboards, a blimp, and a spaceship to whisk you through 1.5 awesome hours of podcasting.

    Genesis Gems will show you all kinds of sinister new sights including Typhoon Tidal Pool, Baron Von Spleen's Battle Barge, and a never-before-seen tour of Manhattan's most wicked haunts.

    Bodacious new turbo attack moves! Michael has the cyclone sword spin to send enemies flying. Rob charges headfirst with his tubular power drill attack. The kangaroo kick is Justin's radical new specialty. And Josh is like a mutant bowling ball with his knockout roll.

    The germs got a few moves of their own, inflicted by a slew of slugs like Leatherhead, Rahzar, Groundchuck and Tokka.

    So unless you want the Genesis Gems to ninja kick sand in your face and make off with Brother Tim and your hometown, you better get busy. Squashing him once and for all will be no holiday.

    Featuring simultaneous play for two players, or play against the NES

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Spend $177 on Games

    Spend $177 on Games

    On this episode, the Dudes take $177 (the number of episodes recorded so far if you include all the old Nintendo Switchup episodes that used to be on the feed) and spend that money on a list of games selected from previous episodes.

    Want to join in and make your own list? Use our spreadsheet and make sure to post your list for us to see what your picks are as well.


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Little League Baseball

    Little League Baseball

    2 Dudes and a NES! It's the podcast every Dr. Jason Tharp in America loves to listen to ... And now you can experience the fun and excitement of 2 Dudes and a NES at any time of the year, rain or shine, day or night - right in your own living room!

    Create your own winning team of Dudes with batting, fielding, pitching, and running characteristics you can tailor to your own specifications. Then challenge a Genesis Germ or the computer to a worldwide Championship Series tournament.

    You are in full control of your Dudes: Jump or dive for a tricky catch ... Choose a full swing or a bunt for your batter ... Shift fielders at will ... Send in a pinch hitter or runner . . . Select a fast ball, slow ball, or curve ball for your pitcher ... Steal a base if you dare .. Or you might even try a squeeze play!

    2 Dudes and a NES has been an American institution for ~7 years - and you can be a part of it. If you're a 2 Dudes fan or an Honorary Bit Brother - or if you ever wanted to be - here's your chance to go for the glory!

    This episode is about Little League Baseball for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Mighty Final Fight

    Mighty Final Fight

    The dudes are joined by developer Matt Hughson (@matthughson) to talk about Matt's game, From Below, as well as Mighty Final Fight. What do Matt and the Dudes think about what is essentially a demake of the arcade hit Final Fight? Tune in to find out.

    And be sure to check out From Below here:


    • 1 hr 34 min
    Goonies II

    Goonies II

    We are finally back to talking about games and according to Dude Andy, this one is a guaranteed good game. Now, is it a good podcast? We'll let you decide. This episode we are talking about the Goonies II.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Not Goonies II

    Not Goonies II

    So we go on another hiatus and comeback with an episode that IS NOT about the game we promised. We're the worst. However, we promise this is a quality episode about a variety of topics including:

    College Football
    Donkey Kong Country
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater
    Tony Hawk's Twitter Account
    Super Mario 64 (L is Real)
    Apple Antitrust
    Spotify vs. Apple Music
    Camping/Vacationing with Kids
    Beach Trips as an Adult

    Hopefully somewhere in there you can find something to listen to while we prepare a Goonies II episode. Thank you guys for sticking around "during these trying times."

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Comicbookkid82 ,

Dudes are 2 cool

Always excited to see a new episode drop. My favourite episodes are where the guys discuss all the important stuff and do deep dives on runaway pigs, cereal and concrete. The bits of NES stuff that gets dropped in is fine as well if you like that kind of thing.

8bit_baz ,

Great Stuff

2 dudes and a Nes, a podcast that expresses with earnest what it's all about, just enjoying & playing Nes games. Justin & Michael give informative witty insight through there journey to review every Nes game.

Including historical & funny sections such as 'tidbits & trivia', 'Quest for the cart' and my personal favourite guess next weeks game from the music of next game, this podcast will keep you enticed and looking forward to next weeks instalment. A great podcast to listen to for any fan of retro gaming!

Thanks Guys.

ub3rsheep ,

Intelligent, interesting and funny

Loved the David Crane interview recently, a real eye-opener, he's clearly a seasoned professional reminiscing and sharing the history of a very hard-working career. I look forward to the Retro-Fitted Trophies section, it's something we're actually adding on RetroAchievements.org! Looking forward to more RF trophies, and more NES classics. How about Paperboy?

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