The podcast about obscure video games. Journey to the farthest reaches of video game history – well-kept Japanese-only secrets, forgotten retro games, and everything in between – with Japanese translator and video game preservationist Samuel “Obskyr” Messner. Do you believe in the value of the unknown?
Mon Dieu, It's Jumping Flash 3!
Jumping Flash made a splash in 1995, when it was the first 3D platformer to hit consoles. But did you know there’s a third game in the series, released only in Japan? Today’s all about the Jumping Flash series, and more specifically, the personality-packed Robbit Mon Dieu for the PlayStation 1.
Episode page: https://podcast.obskyr.io/episode-2-mon-dieu,-it%27s-jumping-flash-3%21/
Tags: PlayStation 1 (PS1)
The Post-Pokémon Gold Rush
On this inaugural episode of Obscuriosities, we talk about mon games – games inspired to ride the coattails of Pokémon’s creature-collecting craze. But of course, unlike a Digimon or a Monster Rancher… these games didn’t make it big.
Today, we explore Kotobattle: Tengai no Moribito (Game Boy Color), Kanzume Monsters (Game Boy), Kanzume Monsters: Parfait (Game Boy Color), Kaseki Sōsei Reborn (Game Boy), and Kaseki Sōsei Reborn II: Monster Digger (Game Boy Color).
Episode page: https://podcast.obskyr.io/episode-1-the-post-pok%C3%A9mon-gold-rush/
Tags: Game Boy (GB), Game Boy Color (GBC)
Loved this, hope there’s more someday
Really love this show, from the enthusiasm of the host to the actual research put into talking about these games. The show has also put several games on my radar that I’m now interested in. I don’t know why the show ended so soon, but I hope someday more can be made.
Can’t wait for more
Stumbled across this podcast when searching for episodes about Game Boy games, and really excited by the depth here. Really appreciate that they discuss truly rare games and things I definitely want to check out. They have a fantastic companion website with screenshots and other info that enhances the episodes. Really hope they keep coming out with episodes and new content!