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ULTRA 64 is a comprehensive break down of the Nintendo 64! Each week, hosts Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski play a different N64 game, chosen at random, and talk about it, then rank the games overall to create the definitive list of games for the system. Funny and informative, with a great stable of guests.

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ULTRA 64 is a comprehensive break down of the Nintendo 64! Each week, hosts Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski play a different N64 game, chosen at random, and talk about it, then rank the games overall to create the definitive list of games for the system. Funny and informative, with a great stable of guests.

    Ultra 64 DD: Legacy Of War, Part 1: The Classic Era of CONTRA

    Ultra 64 DD: Legacy Of War, Part 1: The Classic Era of CONTRA

    We've just launched our brand-new, Patreon-exclusive series Ultra 64 DD, and to celebrate, we're making the first episode available for FREE! Join us as we do a deep dive into Konami's CONTRA series, starting with six games from the "classic" era of the beloved run-and-gun shooter! 
    If you want to hear more, head over to Patreon.com/ultra64pod and sign up for as little as $5/month! Right now the show is going to air twice a month, but if we hit our $400/month Patron stretch goal, we'll be making U64DD a WEEKLY occurrence! That's twice the Ultra 64 in your earholes! Check it out now at Patreon.com/ultra64pod! 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Goodbye, Nintendo 64...

    Goodbye, Nintendo 64...

    It's all been building up to this! We're saying goodbye to the Nintendo 64 with a massive final episode! We've aggregated our lists into one definitive ranking of Nintendo 64 games, and we're going over the entire list, sharing memories and thoughts on the games as we go! Again, a massive thank you to everyone who has listened, guested, and helped make this show possible! Stay subscribed! We'll be back with Wii Universe on March 6! 
    Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 
    Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 
    Theme song: "Truck" by The Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com) 
    ultra64podcast.com 
    Twitter: @ultra64podcast 
    Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com 
    Instagram: @ultra64podcast 
    Patreon: patreon.com/ultra64pod 
    Next episode: Meet the Wii U / Nintendo Land!
     

    • 3 hr 57 min
    Tonic Trouble

    Tonic Trouble

    This is it! We've finally done it: the VERY LAST GAME in the Nintendo 64 catalog! It's all been leading to this: TONIC TROUBLE, a forgotten platformer from the creator of RAYMAN! You play as a hapless space janitor who spills a magical tonic onto Earth, making all the world's vegetables come to life, so naturally we have to discuss the moral and ethical ramifications of that. 
    The catalog may be over, but we're not done with the N64 just yet! Tune in next week for an extra-EXTRA-long episode where we look back at the entire show and unveil the definitive ranking of all N64 games! 
    Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 
    Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 
    Theme song: "Truck" by The Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com) 
    ultra64podcast.com 
    Twitter: @ultra64podcast 
    Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com 
    Instagram: @ultra64podcast 
    Patreon: patreon.com/ultra64pod 
    Next week's episode: Goodbye, Nintendo 64...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Perfect Dark (with Scott Burger and Bennett Williamson)

    Perfect Dark (with Scott Burger and Bennett Williamson)

    It's our penultimate game for the Nintendo 64, and we saved a biggie. PERFECT DARK is Rare's high-profile follow-up to GOLDENEYE, and it's one of the most ambitious, technically accomplished, and replayable games on the entire system! Bennett Williamson and Scott Burger are back to help us discuss all the alien conspiracies, counter-operatives, and hidden slices of cheese Joanna Dark's adventure has to offer! 
    Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 
    Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 
    Theme song: "Truck" by The Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com) 
    ultra64podcast.com 
    Twitter: @ultra64podcast 
    Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com 
    Instagram: @ultra64podcast 
    Patreon: patreon.com/ultra64pod 
    Next week's episode: THE LAST NINTENDO 64 GAME!!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing / Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA /San Francisco Rush: 2049

    San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing / Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA /San Francisco Rush: 2049

    We're finally, FINALLY finished with racing games on the Nintendo 64! And we're ending on a high note with Midway's RUSH trilogy! These goofy arcade racers are all about big air and big crashes, but does it deserve to step out of CRUIS'N's shadow and fly on their own futuristic car wings? 
    Hosted by Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski 
    Logo by Steve Guntli / Updated logo by Barry Shaw 
    Theme song: "Truck" by The Octopus Project (theoctopusproject.com) 
    ultra64podcast.com 
    Twitter: @ultra64podcast 
    Email: ultra64podcast@gmail.com
    Instagram: @ultra64podcast 
    Patreon: patreon.com/ultra64pod
    Next week's episode: Perfect Dark 
     

    • 59 min
    Beyond 64: Dwarf Fortress (with Scott Burger and Dan Reese)

    Beyond 64: Dwarf Fortress (with Scott Burger and Dan Reese)

    We're digging deeper than ever before with this special, Patreon-funded episode! Superstar-tier Patron Scott Burger joins us to discuss DWARF FORTRESS, the esoteric underground hit that's often cited as a direct influence on MINECRAFT! Fellow DF enthusiast Dan Reese is on hand, as well, and we need all the backup we can get: this game is famous for it's high difficulty, prohibitive complexity, and often confusing visual style that uses ASCII symbols instead of graphics. It's our greatest challenge yet! 
    Be sure to check out the Superstar tier over at Patreon.com/ultra64pod if YOU want to join us to talk about any game of your choice! 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

PodTaster88 ,

Mike Pizza!

Four stars!

jedislurpee ,

Steve, Woody,

They rank every North American N64 game with joy and hilarity. It’s so much fun to listen to them because you can tell they’re having fun. AND, who hasn’t wanted a list like this! You’ve seen the top 10’s, 25’s, shoot, maybe even 100’s Best N64 lists floating around there on the interwebs, but I’ll bet you’ve never seen a Top EVERY NA RELEASE list! And if you have, please share it with me! But, if you haven’t, you can experience it right here on this podcast and corresponding website (ultra64podcast.com)!

Oh yeah, and Steve always gives tons of cool history and context on every game they cover, which is always very interesting and informative. And Steve, Woody, and friends are very well versed in all eras of video games so their opinions are reliable.

Anyway, if you love the N64 and you love laughing, you’ll love this podcast.

Trachea144 ,

My new favorite podcast

I'm a big fan of retro gaming, and now I am a big fan of this podcast. I love that they don't just review the favorites, but also of lesser known titles. Very informative and insightful. Funny too. Keep up the good work, guys!

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