Each episode, Alessandro Crolla shares his 30 years of gaming experience with gaming newcomer Jen Hughes by reviewing a classic game each episode. Come join in for a journey of fun games, weird trivia, Scottish accents and, if we have any time left in the episode, maybe some learning.
Halloween is long since over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still bring a few late freights to our second podcast birthday. What better way to remember our first episode, than to play Mario’s little brother in Luigi’s Mansion. The night is long, and our mics are about to pass on to the spirit realm (apologies), but we’re going to do our best to survive the night with the Mario brother we all prefer.
Episode theme - Professor E. Gadd's Lab (Remix) by Ben Briggs
CONTENTS(00:15) Introduction (04:07) Pre-playthrough interview(20:08) Rules of gameplay(22:23) Intermission to post-playthrough(30:33) History & design (36:46) Music & Sound(42:13) Prologue - Welcome to the Mansion(48:48) Area 1 - The First Floor (partly)(55:56) Area 2 - The Ground Floor(01:02:44) Area 3 - The (rest of) First Floor(01:09:07) Area 4 - The Top Floor(01:15:18) Final Boss - Bowser & Boo(01:21:35) Aftermath(01:23:35) Final analysis(01:36:03) Write-in stories(01:48:58) Conclusion - The 3 Jens
After surviving all the street-based fights and the kombats of mortal peril, we return to fight in the most popular fighting game of the entire PlayStation era; Tekken 3. Join us in our fight against the Bruce Lee & Jackie Chan knock-offs, the pair of bears, the strange, abusive couple made of wood, and the incomprehensible backstory of the Mishima bloodline.Episode theme - Get Ready for the Next Battle! by Ivan Hakštok
CONTENTS(00:26) Introduction (06:05) Pre-playthrough interview(19:57) Rules of gameplay(22:59) Intermission to post-playthrough(29:17) History & design (39:26) Music & sound design(43:30) Backstory to Tekken 3(52:45) Protagonist and noob fighters - Jin Kazama, Eddy Gordo, Forest Law(01:10:08) Ladies and girl's hair - Nina Williams, Hwoarang, King, Ling Xiaoyu(01:28:08) Familiar faces - Lei Wulong, Paul Phoenix, Yoshimitsu(01:41:48) The bastard and his pet - Heihachi Mishima & Kuma/Panda(01:57:40) Hidden Characters - Julia Chang, Gun Jack, Anna Williams, Bryan Fury(02:14:50) The God of Fighting (sleep) & his pet - Ogre/True Ogre & Mokujin(02:26:32) Bonus Characters - Dr Bosconovitch & Gon(02:39:44) Tier List (02:49:17) Aftermath & legacy(03:02:11) Write-in stories(03:09:17) Conclusion - The 3 Jens
Age of Empires 2
The horn of battle blows, we ready our swords, and prepare for battle against our very first real time strategy game, with Age of Empires 2. Our struggle will be hard; we must fight against resource management, enemies that come to destroy our wonders, and the scourge of bad Scottish accents, but we must prevail!
Episode theme - Realms of Africa by ProtricityWe Wish you a Merry Christmas by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0CONTENTS(00:52) Introduction (07:33) Pre-playthrough interview(20:11) Rules of gameplay(22:26) Intermission to post-playthrough(28:47) History & design (38:42) Music & sound design(43:57) The First (Tutorial) Campaign - William Wallace(59:14) The Tales of Skirmishes(01:21:32) The Second Campaign - Joan of Arc(01:31:25) Aftermath & legacy(01:36:15) Final analysis(01:49:52) Write-in stories(01:51:58) Conclusion - The 3 Jens
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
We take the adventure game genre back to court, and play one of gaming’s very few Law-em-up games, with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. With our Nintendo DS in one hand, and our kangaroo law degree in the other, we try to defend our clients from the wrath of lying witnesses, evil prosecutors, and feckless judges.
DISCLAIMER: The views of this podcast are for entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice for if you are sued in the pure glaikit Jamerican justice system.
Episode theme - Court Begins - 2020 version by The Consouls
Duke Nukem 3D
It’s time for another shot at shooting, as we take to the streets of Neo Los Angeles to play PC’s most un-PC character; Duke Nukem 3D. Come join us as we grab a big gun in one hand, a hot babe in the other, and spit angry takes over gaming’s biggest meathead (until Super Meat Boy, obviously).
Episode theme - Bassbag by bLiNd - Available as part of BadAss: Paragons & Renegades album
Side Quest 02 - Episode 10-2: Advent Weans (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)
We’re back with the Side Quest series, putting down the controllers and taking a trip to the movies instead. We take one final look at Final Fantasy VII to watch the sequel movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Come join us to see how Square Enix handle the memory of the most successful Final Fantasy game.
Episode theme - Love Everlasting by DDRKirby(ISQ)
Special thanks to Spad;ly for One winged angel, but I’m playing it on the recorder
There is good chemistry between the two hosts. The production value is top notch. An excellent listen. Really enjoyed the Resident Evil episode.
Wow - absolutely blown away by the production quality. High quality editing and audio. Amazing idea for a show, loved the Sonic episode. Keep up the great work