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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!

    286. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals

    286. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals

    Our Patreon podcasts are FINALLY available on Spotify! You can browse the entire catalog by searching for 'Remember The Game? Industries' on Spotify now!

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    And if you want access to hundreds of bonus (ad-free) podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $3/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!

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    And you can check out Captain N's show, the Retrotopia podcast, here:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/28A670UsEPZUszXmmMm7gA?si=d3b3baa74426442f
    Join Sam from the cheese-loving state of Wisconsin, USA, and Brian hailing from the great white north of Ontario, Canada, as they bring their spirited conversations to the podcasting realm. These two, who grew up on opposite sides of the Sega/Nintendo divide, embark on a thrilling journey through the gaming landscape. Together, they challenge each other to revisit and play the gems they missed in the gaming golden days.

    The SNES RPG library is the stuff of legend, so it's easy for the lesser known games to slip through the cracks. Lufia II is one of those titles, and I'm here to tell you it's a game worth exploring said crack for.

    I'd never played, or heard of it, before this episode, but it's like a standard Final Fantasy RPG meets The Legend of Zelda. You fight battles in classic turn-based RPG combat, but outside of that you solve puzzles and blow up walls like you would in A Link to the Past. I don't love RPGs, but this one hooked me. 

    I have two guests this week. Long-time hot dog, Jnasty, sponsored this episode and got me playing Lufia II in the first place, so he swings by to explain why he's so hot for Sinistrals. And then our power hungry Discord mod, Captain N, gives me a shout to take a deep dive into feeding monsters shields whilee navigating the glitchiest dungeon to ever glitch (it'll all make sense after you listen).

    And before we save the world, I put together another edition of the Infamous Intro!

    This week, someone calls for an end to micro-transactions. Will I ever review Cyberpunk 2077? And is Mario 64 a horror game???

    Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 more SNES hidden gem RPGs: Secret of Evermore, Terranigma, and Breath of Fire II.
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    285. Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (Part II)

    285. Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (Part II)

    Our Patreon podcasts are FINALLY available on Spotify! You can browse the entire catalog by searching for 'Remember The Game? Industries' on Spotify now!

    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
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    And if you want access to hundreds of bonus (ad-free) podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $3/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!

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    And you can check out Bradley's wheelings & dealings at:
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    I dunno if Miyamoto was just in a bad mood or something, but The Lost Levels is probably his most sadistic creation to date. This game is like Mario Dark Souls.

    And I don't know what it is about it, but I love it. I like tough platformers, I love Mario games, and this one cranks the difficulty up to about 50. It has to be the hardest (Nintendo published) Mario game ever made. And while it originally didn't make its way over here until Mario All-Stars on the SNES, the original version is available on Switch Online now. Both of them will fuck you up.

    My guest this week, Bradley McCue, took one for the team and spent over a week plugging away at Lost Levels and fighting the urge to throw his controller to get ready for this podcast, and we have a pretty beefy convo about whether or not Lost Levels is good, too hard, and if it was the right call by Nintendo to not release it in North America back in the day (it was).

    And before we RAGE, I put together another edition of the Infamous Intro!

    This week, someone asks if it's wrong to play games on easy these days. Where do I stand on the Slay The Spire board game? And what classic series that HASN'T got the remake treatment yet do I want to see get it the most??

    Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 NES tough games: Blaster Master, Fester's Quest, and Ghosts N Goblins.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Expansion Pass #185 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder Review

    Expansion Pass #185 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder Review

    We have over 500 bonus podcasts in our Patreon archives at this point, so I like to toss a freebie on here now and then. Life did that thing where it gets in the way this week and we couldn't get RTG done, so here's a freebie from the Patreon archives: my Super Mario Bros. Wonder review!
    If you enjoy this, we have a TON more waiting for you on Patreon (ad-free, too!). You can also write into the show, join our Discord, help choose the games we cover, and more! Subscriptions start at just $3/month at Patreon.com/RememberTheGame
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    • 59 min
    284. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble

    284. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble

    Our Patreon podcasts are FINALLY available on Spotify! You can browse the entire catalog by searching for 'Remember The Game? Industries' on Spotify now!

    Are you on social media? Of course you are. So follow us! 
    Twitter: @MemberTheGame
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    And if you want access to hundreds of bonus (ad-free) podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $3/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!

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    We're double dipping on Donkey Kong. Last week we talked about the OG arcade game, and this week we're talking about the hidden gem of the DK franchise: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

    For some reason, people seem to think I hate this game, and that couldn't be further from the truth. Do I think it's the third best game in the DKC trilogy? Yes. But I'd also put that trilogy up against just about any platforming trilogy ever made. I don't hate this game at all. I just hate Kiddy Kong.

    My guest this week is long-time supporter of the show, Carbon Fibre Zombie (real name, as far as I know). We spent over an hour talking about why this game struggles to shine in the shadows of its older brothers, and why it shouldn't because it's still awesome. We also sing the praises of the greatest Kong of all-time (Dixie) and dump a little on the worst Kong (Kiddy)

    And before we eat bananas, I put together another edition of the Infamous Intro!

    This week, someone asks if I had to choose, would I only play my favourite games of all-time, or all the other games ever made?? What the hell is going on with our Subreddit??? And where do/did I stand on POGs??

    Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features the greatest platforming trilogy of all-time: Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    283. Donkey Kong

    283. Donkey Kong

    Our Patreon podcasts are FINALLY available on Spotify! You can browse the entire catalog by searching for 'Remember The Game? Industries' on Spotify now!

    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 hundreds of bonus (ad-free) podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $3/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!

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    Alright, alright, I hear ya. You want more episodes about arcade games. Your wish is my command, and this week we're talking about one of the biggest, most iconic arcade cabs of all-time. The cabinet that saved Nintendo of America and kickstarted the legendary career of Shigeru Miyamoto. We're talking Donkey Kong.

    Admittedly, I've spent more time with the NES port of this game than the arcade version, but a classic is a classic. That first level with the pink construction beams, the barrels, and that Mario guy is among the most recognizable screens in gaming. To this day, I can't walk by this cabinet without dropping a little change. Who doesn't love Donkey Kong?

    You know who definitely doesn't doesn't love Donkey Kong? My buddy Chris. We had a great chat about one of the most legendary video games of all-time, and looked at the sequels and stuff as well. I love this franchise, I love this game, and I like this podcast.

    And before we go back to 1981, I put together another edition of the Infamous Intro!

    This week, someone asks if they NEED to play the OG Final Fantasy VII before diving into Remake/Rebirth this year. Is anyone else as done with crafting in games as we are? And why do I always say "keep the bills on"? (The answer is lame).

    Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 classic Nintendo cabs: Popeye, Mario Bros, and Donkey Kong Jr.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    282. Batman: Arkham Asylum

    282. Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Our Patreon podcasts are FINALLY available on Spotify! You can browse the entire catalog by searching for 'Remember The Game? Industries' on Spotify now!

    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 hundreds of bonus (ad-free) podcasts, along with multiple new shows EVERY WEEK, consider showing us some love over at Patreon. Subscriptions start at just $3/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

    Batman: Arkham Asylum is such an important video game. It's not just one of the greatest games ever made, but it really kicked off the modern era of superhero games, and I'd argue that it influenced the action genre as a whole. It's about damned time we showed it some love on RTG.

    Arkham Asylum absolutely dominated our PS3/Xbox 360 poll in November, and I've spent a couple weeks repaying it for the first time in well over ten years. It might feel a litttttttle basic, combat wise, by today's standards, but holy balls does it hold up. Still looks great, plays awesome, and that voice acting? Forget about it.

    My guest this week is the Robin to my Batman, my buddy Tyler, and we stayed up late Friday night talking about what an incredible game Arkham Asylum is, and what kind of impact it had on the industry moving forward. 

    And before we visit the Batcave that was built under a prion with nobody noticing which makes absolutely no f*****g sense, I put together another edition of the Infamous Intro!

    This week, someone asks if I have a method to my madness as far as what console I play multi-console games on these days. Would a new Ecco the Dolphin game work in 2024? And if I could pick one game to be a launch title for Nintendo's next console, what would it be?

    Plus we play another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One', too! This one features 3 retro Batman games: Batman (NES), The Adventures of Batman & Robin, and Batman Forever!
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    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

JoshCase84 ,

Very fun

This podcast is a big pile of stinking trash and I’m the Grouch from Sesame Street, in other words I love it. Keep up the great work

Mr.L Ludwig ,

I have a question

Why haven’t we seen a new episode in ages I love this podcast and I haven’t seen a podcast in ages since the super Mario Bros wonder review seriously I mean come on. I think we should add DLC for it but still you should probably you should probably just released another suggestion super Mario Bros to the last levels OK

van alstyen ,

???

Why is my favorite part not you talking about video games but you just rambling around?no offense. By the way

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