228 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? #225 - Earthbound (Part II)

    Remember The Game? #225 - Earthbound (Part II)

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    This episode was tricky, because there was no way in hell we weren't gonna hit Earthbound up for a re-visited episode at some point, but I feel like I talk about this game all the time. What's left to say??
     
    You know I love it. I know most of you love it. I could've just spent another hour talking about loving it. And we did, for a big portion of the episode. But we also pulled back the curtain a little bit and talked about a few of the minor, nit-picky faults that Earthbound has. Because as much as I adore it, it isn't quuuuite perfect.
     
    My younger brother Josh returns to the show this week, and we went back and forth on one of the most treasured games of our childhoods, on one of the most treasured consoles in history. Earthbound may be mainstream now, but Josh and I loved it back when everyone thought it stunk. Literally. 
     
    And before we eat Hamburgers and SMAAASSSHHHh, I slap together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'!
     
    This week, a listener asks if I'll ever do another interview style episode of the show. We get into the Michael Bay TMNT movies, and why us fans need to stick together. And doI have any advice for a new Slay The Sire player???
     
    Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 "lesser known" SNES RPGs: Breath of Fire II, Lufia, and Illusion of Gaia.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
    Youtube.com/RememberTheGame
     
    And if you want access to over 250 bonus podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $2/month, and 5% of our patreon income every month will be donated to our 24 hour Extra-Life charity stream at the end of the year!
     
    Patreon.com/RememberTheGame

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Remember The Game? #224 - Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

    Remember The Game? #224 - Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

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    I've never hidden the fact that I missed out on most of the big PlayStation 2 games back in the day, and every freaking time I try one, I grow a little fonder of that little black box. But of all the beauties I've fired up on the PS2 over the past couple years, Sly Cooper might just my favourite.
     
    People have been on me to play this game for years, and now that I'm done, I can't freaking wait to sink my teeth into the rest of the trilogy. It still looks great, plays perfect, and to be honest, I've thought long and hard about slapping a rare perfect score on this one. Will Sly join the incredibly exclusive 10/10 club? Give us a listen and find out.
     
    My buddy Darren is the biggest Sly Cooper fan I know, and we spent almost an hour talking about how phenomenal this game is, and how badly we wish Sucker Punch would revive the series.
     
    And before we steal books, I slap together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'!
     
    This week, we talk about the miss that Pokemon Violet & Scarlet appears to be, and speculate about what the hell happened. Are "service" games like GTA Online and Destiny handcuffing developers? And why exactly do I hate the Sega Saturn??
     
    Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 of the PlayStation 2's best: Metal Gear Solid 3, Silent Hill 2, and Kingdom Hearts.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
    Youtube.com/RememberTheGame
     
    And if you want access to over 250 bonus podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $2/month, and 5% of our patreon income every month will be donated to our 24 hour Extra-Life charity stream at the end of the year!
     
    Patreon.com/RememberTheGame
     
    And you can check Darren's streams out over at:
     
    Twitch.tv/adjectiveandnoun

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Remember The Game? #223 - Mortal Kombat: The Movie (1995)

    Remember The Game? #223 - Mortal Kombat: The Movie (1995)

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    It's the busiest time of the year for my comedian alter ego, so I thought I'd give myself a break and commit to watching a 2 hour movie, instead of playing through a twenty hour video game this month. We tossed a bunch of old video game flicks on the Patreon Poll, and 1995's Mortal Kombat came out on top. 
     
    I've heard so much about this movie, and I remember the soundtrack being huge back when I was a kid, but I don't think I ever watched it. So a couple weeks ago, I finally subjected myself to the original MK flick, and I have a lot to say about it. You want to know if I liked it? Loved it? Hated it? You're gonna have to listen to the episode!
     
    My buddy and fighting game fanatic Mike The Ref is my guest this week, and we had a long chat about whether or not this movie is good, and I blew smoke of Johnny Cage's ass, because he's the man, of course. 
     
    And before we dig into this bad boy, I piece together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'!
     
    This week, a listener writes in praising game devs that include extra accessibility options in their games. What would I change about Yoshi? And have my gaming tastes changed as I've gotten older??
     
    Plus we have a rare round of 'WATCH One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 90's gaming flicks: Double Dragon, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
     
    And as Mike mentioned, he'll be streaming for 12 straight hours to raise money for Jack.org the day this episode goes live! You can find all his info at https://linktr.ee/miketheref
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
    Youtube.com/RememberTheGame
     
    And if you want access to over 250 bonus podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $2/month, and 5% of our patreon income every month will be donated to our 24 hour Extra-Life charity stream at the end of the year!
     
    Patreon.com/RememberTheGame

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Remember The Game? #222 - Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind

    Remember The Game? #222 - Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind

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    In hindsight, it probably would have made more sense to talk about a sequel, or some game that ends in '2', considering this is episode 222, but we don't do the whole "logic" thing around here. So instead, we're talking about a game that many people don't consider all that good, but that I've had a soft spot in my heart for ever since I was a kid - Bubsy!!
     
    It looks great, sounds good, and plays...not that well, but I don't care. I've wanted to give Bubsy his moment in the spotlight since I started this podcast, and that day has come. My buddy Keegs is my guest this week, and we're talking air gliding, yarn balls, constant deaths, and stupid shirts. "What could possibly go wrong!?!?"
     
    And before we dig into this bad boy, I piece together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'!
     
    This week, a concerned listener writes in about the future of physical games. Was the Virtual Boy where VR gaming started? And do I ever get nervous about playing really hyped up games for the first time?
     
    Plus we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 crappy animal mascots: Gex: Enter the Gecko, Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, and Aero the Acro-Bat.
     
    Don't forget, both Keegs and I are taking part in Extra-Life this weekend, to raise money for the Stollery Children's Hospital here in Edmonton. 
     
    I'll be streaming on Twitch for 24 straight hours, Nov 12 - 13, 8am - 8am (Mountain). Find all the info at RememberTheGamePodcast.com
     
    And Keegs and his friends will be running TWO 12 hour days of games this weekend. You can find more info and donate to his campaign by visiting https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=488766 
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
    Youtube.com/RememberTheGame
     
    And if you want access to over 250 bonus podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $2/month, and 5% of our patreon income every month will be donated to our 24 hour Extra-Life charity stream at the end of the year!
     
    Patreon.com/RememberTheGame

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Remember The Game? #221 - Star Wars Episode I: Racer

    Remember The Game? #221 - Star Wars Episode I: Racer

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    We're running a little behind on our Patreon Poll winner episodes right now, but I'm working on it! In August, Star Wars Episode I: Racer came out on top of the poll, and 2 months later, I've bought it, played it, and suckered one of my friends into talking to me about it.
     
    This was a tricky episode for me, because it's a game I never played growing up that a ton of you are nostalgic for, based on a franchise I don't really know that well, in a genre I could live without, on a system I don't like very much. I was worried this would be another Sonic Adventure 2, but it wasn't. The deck was stacked against this bad boy, but it's too damned fun for me to hate (even if I suck asssss at it).
     
    Former RTG Hall of Fame Mark McCue is back this week for another tantalizing chat about an old video game, and we got into the Light Side, and the Dark Side, of the beloved Star Wars Episode I: Racer. 
     
    And before we crash over and over again, I piece together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'!
     
    This week, we talk about what happens to the games that come up short on Patreon Polls. What single player games would we like to see made into co-op titles? And is Nintendo's Switch Online Expansion Pack worth the extra money if you're just interested in a few N64 games?
     
    Plus we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 retro Star Wats titles: Rogue Squadron, Super Star Wars, and Shadows of the Empire.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
    Youtube.com/RememberTheGame
     
    And if you want access to over 250 bonus podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $2/month, and 5% of our patreon income every month will be donated to our 24 hour Extra-Life charity stream at the end of the year!
     
    Patreon.com/RememberTheGame

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Remember The Game? #220 - Castlevania

    Remember The Game? #220 - Castlevania

    It's the episode before Halloween, so of course we have to cover one more "scary" game. And I can't think of a better option than one of the OG scary games, and honestly, just one of the best games on the NES altogether: Castlevania. 
     
    This bad boy has been near the top of the "most requested" list for years now, but the issue was that I just didn't play a ton of it growing up. I used to rent it sometimes, but the Medusa heads and stairs gave me nightmares and I never went back. So I spent 3 days just binging the game in preparation of this podcast, and we actually recorded it minutes after I beat the game on stream (and I was still pretty riled up). 
     
    My boy Mark McCue is my guest this week (he spent a large chink of this past week playing Castlevania to get ready for this episode as well), and we had a great time talking about stupid stairs, evil Medusa heads, a certain fight against a certain dead guy, and most importantly, about why Castlevania is an all-time classic.
     
    And before we fall through some stairs, I scrape together another edition of the 'Remember The Game? Infamous Intro'!
     
    This week, we talk about the impact Goldeneye 007 will have on Nintendo's Switch Online subscriber count. Is the Xbox Series S becoming an issue? And can Pokemon only say their names, or are they named after the only word they can say??
     
    Plus we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 Konami NES classics: Base Wars, Metal Gear, and Top Gun.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
    Youtube.com/RememberTheGame
     
    And if you want access to over 250 bonus podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $2/month, and 5% of our patreon income every month will be donated to our 24 hour Extra-Life charity stream at the end of the year!
     
    Patreon.com/RememberTheGame

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

soggyunagi ,

Love it

Adam! My man! Love the podcast, I work ten hour shifts so going through your catalog helps a lot! I’m an aging dude just like yourself, diggin’ the nostalgia, keep up the good work!

Fdsgucrfytfderrd ,

Love the show

Hey Adam I found you’re podcast about a week ago and I can’t get enough of it. I started on episode 1 and I’m at episode 47 right now. I’m a truck driver and you make the long days not as bad as you stroll me down memory lane. I was alittle sad when you said final fantasy 10 sucked but fair enough you love some games that I don’t care for. Thanks for the gaming community you have started here, and also I’m not caught up yet but have you thought about starting a discord where all of us old gamers can post our collection or show off achievements and hang out in posting memes and what not. Anyways sorry not sorry for the long review you rock and so do your cohost. If you could do me a solid and give a shot out to my friends podcast I would love it and I’m sure they would to. It’s “snipe hunt podcast.” They cover all types of folklore around the world and have some scary stories to go with it

BryceHagman ,

The best podcast ever

Listen to it every day at work. Gets me through the day. I even listen to the episodes of games i never heard of and then look them up and try to play them afterwards if they sound fun! Lots of good games I’ve discovered through this. Some fun games I would definitely recommend for Adam to check out and possibly review are Pacman World 2, Super Paper Mario, both Fairly Odd Parents console games, some of the Spongebob games, and both Family Guy console games. Keep up the great work!

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