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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? 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?#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 f*****g 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
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    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
    Remember The Game? #176 - Gunstar Heroes

    Remember The Game? #176 - Gunstar Heroes

    Every time we talk about a Sega Genesis game, I bring up that I was a Nintendo kid in the 90's, and I love discovering great games that I missed out on. And this week, that all applies again. I fired up Gunstar Heroes after hearing for years that it's one of the best titles the Genesis has to offer, and damned if that isn't spot on. I'm a huge Contra fan, but this might be the best run and gun I've ever played (that isn't called Cuphead.)
     
    Saturday morning cartoon graphics, customizable weapons, characters with different traits and perks, levels that are playable in any order you want, a banging soundtrack. This game has it all. I thought Streets of Rage 2 was a lock for my favourite Genesis game of all-time, but Gunstar Heroes has me reconsidering that number 1 spot.
     
    My pal Chris returns to the show this week. He's a fitting guest considering he's one of the Sega kids that has been hounding me to play this game forever, and we had a great time talking about a great game. Gunstar Heroes is a retro gaming gem, and if you haven't already played it, I hope this podcast convinces you to right that wrong ASAP.
     
    And before we become heroes, I sneak in another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we sing the praises of the PlayStation 4 game library. I talk about games that I'm scared to start playing, despite wanting to figure them up. And on the heels of last week's Ocarina of Time podcast, a listener asks me to try and convince them the game is worth playing, despite my mixed opinions on it.
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three of my favourite Genesis games - Shinobi 3, Earthworm Jim 2, and ToeJam and Earl.
     
    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 24 min
    Remember The Game #175 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Part II)

    Remember The Game #175 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Part II)

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I've never hidden the fact that I have very mixed opinions of this game. I played it when it came out in 1998 (pre-ordered one of the gold cartridges!), but it wasn't until this past couple weeks that I finally beat the Nintendo 64 version for the first time. Before then, I'd only ever finished the 3DS port. And going back to the original version in preparation for this podcast, I was reminded of why I can't decide whether or not I like Ocarina of Time as a whole. 
     
    The nostalgia this game triggers is off the charts. And I respect the hell out of it's legacy and what it did for 3D gaming, Nintendo, and the Zelda franchise. But I can't be convinced that it doesn't control like a shopping cart, and Navi and that stupid owl are co-favourites in the "Most annoying character ever" championship tournament. 
     
    So revisiting this game is a slippery slope. I'm not gonna come in here and crap all over a game thats beloved by so many of us, but I'm not gonna pretend it's perfect when it just isn't, either.
     
    My buddy Bradley McCue returns to the show this week, as a card carrying Zelda fanboy, and we break down the 'yays' & 'nays' of one of the most iconic video games ever created; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. (It's pronounced 'Oak-a-rhine-ah of Tim', FYI).
     
    And before we risk alienating half our listeners, I sneak in another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, we talk about trying to focus on a game with so many other screens around to distract you while you're playing. Someone asks why sports games seem to be getting worse every year. And are you willing to look by a game that ships full of bugs and glitches, if it's still fun to play?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three of the "middle of the pack" Zelda games - Zelda 2, The Minish Cap, and Twilight Princess.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And you can check out Bradley's movie podcast 'Little Movie Dates' wherever you get podcasts, or on Instagram @LittleMovieDates

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Remember The Game? #174 - Mega Man V

    Remember The Game? #174 - Mega Man V

    I love Mega Man. And I love the Game Boy. But Mega Man on the Game Boy? It shouldn't work. And the first four times they tried it, it doesn't really look like it did. But as the old saying goes, the fifth times the charm!
     
    Because Mega Man V...is...awesome.
     
    It looks good. It controls well. It sounds great. It has a different story with different robot masters. And it has a robotic cat. He kinda sucks, but still. This game takes that NES Mega Man goodness we all knew and loved and puts it in your pocket on a puke green screen, and it works so damned well. I would argue this game is better than a couple of the NES Mega Man games, to be honest.
     
    My buddy Patrick is a Game Boy super fan, and he returns to the show this week to combine his handheld nerdiness with my Mega Man obsession, and we churned out a podcast that's almost as good as Mega Man V itself.
     
    And before we fight planets and Tango, I sneak in another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I talk about games that I never would have tried without GamePass. A listener challenges me to read a comment full of ten dollar words (and I fail miserably). And which Metroid villain would you rather run into in a dark alley? SA-X, or an E.M.M.I?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring what might be the three best Mega Man games ever created - Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, and Mega Man X.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And you can check out Patrick Discount Lion Safari (shout out to anyone that get's that reference!) here:
     
    Instagram:
    @burgerfinger
    @discount.lion.safari
     
    DiscountLionSafari.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Remember The Game? #173 - Tomb Raider

    Remember The Game? #173 - Tomb Raider

    We're finally talking Tomb Raider. I missed these games back in their prime, but I sure remember them. Lara Croft was EVERYWHERE back in the day, and if people weren't talking about her games, they were talking about certain "codes" that we thought were in the game...
     
    And while I'm sure the powers that be figured "If we give her big triangle boobs, people will talk about them" (which was true), the fact remains that these were pretty important games on their own. I adore the modern Tomb Raider trilogy and the Uncharted series, and I don't know if either would exist without the original Tomb Raider games. 
     
    They may not have aged all that well, but I still had a great time raiding my first tomb with Lara. My friend Kait grew up playing these games, and we had a great time talking about how hard it was to jump from platform to platform and killing a T-Rex with a pair of pistols. And yeah, we talk triangle boobs, too.
     
    And before we get into all that, it's another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I talk about how we're entering a new golden age in gaming (in my opinion). I read and respond to a negative review of the podcast. And what are some 'wing and a prayer' games we want to see added to the Nintendo 64 Online service?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring three of the OG PlayStation's best - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Metal Gear Solid, and Vagrant Story.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Remember The Game? #172 - Mortal Kombat II

    Remember The Game? #172 - Mortal Kombat II

    I say this every time we cover a fighting game, but this genre intimidates the hell out of me. I respect people that play these games at a high level so much, but even at their easiest difficulties, they're out of my league. Mortal Kombat II is a rare exception. I still suck at it, but I owned it growing up, and I played it quite a bit. I might even go as far as to say this is the game that convinced me I suck at fighting games. 
     
    Fortunately, I don't have to be good at a game to talk about it. And my buddy Mike The Ref makes his triumphant return to the podcast this week to carry me through another conversation about fighting games. He killed it on our Killer Instinct episode (no pun intended), and he brought the heat again this time around. 
     
    I still don't understand how people knew how to do fatalities, either.
     
    And before we talk Johnny Cage and guts, it's another edition of the 'Remember The Game Infamous Intro'! 
     
    This week, I give some game advice to a new PlayStation 5 owner. Someone asks if I hate the sound of my own voice when I hear it (yes, very much). And is it a pro, or a con, when games come with all the playable characters/levels unlocked day one?
     
    PLUS, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', featuring some of the..."lesser known" fighting classics - TMNT: Tournament Fighters, Clayfighter, and Power Stone.
     
    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
     
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
    Instagram: @MemberTheGame
    Facebook.com/MemberTheGame
    Twitch.tv/MemberTheGame
     
    And Mike is raising money for Jack.org, who works to reduce youth suicide in Canada. It's a great cause, show him some love!
     

    Donation link: https://tiltify.com/@miketheref/be-part-of-the-solution
    Merch Link: miketheref.live/merch

     
    And find the rest of Mike's work here:
     

    Personal Twitter: @miketheref
    Twitch Channel: miketheref.live or twitch.tv/miketheref
     
    Wrestling YouTube: youtube.com/c/Backbreakermedia
     
    Gaming Twitter: @BackbreakerGame
    Gaming YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IHuDfLwrqF_GCt2nkLzVQ

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Slickrick2481 ,

Awesome

Great content. It’s funny and heart felt, plus it’s great to listen to and remember old games we all grew up with. Keep up the good work, and I’m glad I found this podcast. Also has a great gaming news podcast called Game Patch if you want a fun and easy way to find out gaming news.

Zshep93 ,

Only podcast I listen to

This show got me hooked from the minute I started listening to it. A guy who loves video games and doesn’t fake a podcast just to collect some extra cash.
Pros: Great memory on old games. He knows what he’s talking about and if he doesn’t, he makes sure his guest does.
The way he goes with the flow makes the podcast feel like you’re just hanging out with him in a room.
Fantastic Simpsons references from the host and community.
Cons: Not enough swearing. Do better Adam.

If you are an gamer that need a healthy dose of memberberries, this is the podcast for you.

Mico96 ,

My new favorite podcast

Man this show is great, it’s easily my new favorite pod to listen to. I’m a big Gamer and love hearing Adam’s take on gaming. He’s a very relatable person and i could easily be friends with him in real life.

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