Episode 10 – 8 Bit RPGs Special! (Part 1)

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Hail! It’s the LOTG 8 Bit RPG special!

Actually, all I did was talk about Dragon Warrior for the NES and Phantasy Star for the Sega Master System. Oh well. Enjoy my commentary on these 2 timeless and genre defining classics for the two most sweetest consoles of the 80s!

Also, I pimp out the following fellow podcasters:

RetroCollect FM Podcast: http://podcast.retrocollect.com/

Gaming History 101: http://gaminghistory101.com/category/podcast/

Retro RPG Podcast: http://retrorpg.net/

Hardcore Gaming 101 Podcast: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/podcasts.htm

Retro Game Squad: http://www.retrogamesquad.com/Blog.html

Back in My Play: http://backinmyplay.com/

Retronauts: http://www.retronauts.com/

Episode 109 – Chuck Rock (SNES)

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CHUCK ROCK WAS A MEGA DUMB 90S CAVEMAN GAME – wikipedia

Comedian, Drew Platt (drewplattcomedy.com), joins the Lordz to take on Sony’s most important contribution to the world of gaming, Chuck Rock! Remember how dinosaurs ruled the 90s? Not the mamma!

Full disclosure, I played the ish out of this game as a small child. Now I’m 30 and I’m doing it all over again!

Also, talented film editor, Hannah Choe, pops in to give us another perspective on the game and drop knowledge.

Intro music by Death Grips (thirdworlds.net)

Troglodyte performed by Jimmy Castor Bunch

Episode 108 – Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest (NES)

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Episode 8 baby! Phew, so many games to slog… err… BLAST thru! In this episode, the Lordz welcome Atticus to the show who has been renowned world over for his expansive knowledge of Simon’s Quest, the controversial sequel to the Konami classic, Castlevania! It’s Action, it’s Adventure, it’s Simon’s effing quest!!

Notes from Wiki:

“Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest is an action-adventure platform game produced by Konami. It was originally released for the Family Computer Disk System in Japan 1987 and for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1988. It is the second Castlevania title released for the NES, following the original Castlevania. Set sometime after the events of the first installment, the player once again assumes the role of vampire hunter Simon Belmont, who is on a journey to undo a curse placed on him by Dracula at the end of their previous encounter. With Dracula’s body split into five parts after his defeat, Simon must find and bring them to the ruins of his castle to seal and defeat him.” – Wiki

As always, you can email us at: lordzofthegame@gmail.com

Intro Music by Death Grips (thirdworlds.net)
Outro Music by Smartbomb!

Episode 107 – Kung Fu (NES)

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In the NES black box classic, the players controls Thomas, the titular Kung-Fu Master, as he fights his way through the five levels of the Devil’s Temple in order to rescue his girlfriend Sylvia from the mysterious crime boss Mr. X. The game is credited for laying the foundations of the beat ’em up genre, combining side-scrolling platform and fighting game elements with multiple enemies. (Wikipedia)

Kick, punch, jump! The Lordz of the Game accept the Kung Fu challenge, featuring Young Will of Wolfanimal.com fame!

Kung Fu is an underrated gem and finally receives the acclaim it deserves, alongside other notable cultural touchstones like Lou Reed’s Mok performance, Blue Diamond Gusset Jeans ads, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Buckner and Fuller classic, Ode to a Centipede!

As always, email us at: lordzofthegame@gmail.com

Intro music by Death Grips (thirdworlds.net)

Episode 106 – Dr. Chaos (NES)

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Dr. Chaos, officially known as Dr. Chaos: Hell’s Gate (ドクター・カオス 地獄の扉 Dokutā Kaosu: Jigoku no Tobira?) in Japan, is an action-adventure game originally released in Japan for the Family Computer Disk System in 1987 by Pony Inc. An English localization was produced for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was released in North America by FCI in 1988. (Wikipedia)

The Lordz of the Game are back, featuring Young Will, to take on this truly terrifying FCI classic. It’s a game full of charm, ugly character design, and warp zones! Game Master Adam also gets a special call from his mother to talk about the rapper Stitches.

Also discussed: The Strokes post-This-is-It, #gamergate, and Strong Bad appearing on a Shellac record!

As always, email us your game requests/comments: lordzofthegame@gmail.com

Intro Music by Death Grips (thirdworlds.net)
Outro music by Stitches (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGy-5to56LE)

Episode 105 – Adventure Island (NES)

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On episode 105, we have Adventure Island for the NES! Adventure Island is a side-scrolling platform game produced by Hudson Soft that was first released in Japan for the Famicom and MSX on September 12, 1986. It was later released in North America for the Nintendo Entertainment System on September 1988 and in the PAL region in 1992 under the title of Adventure Island Classic. (Thank you, Wikipedia)

It’s also deceptively difficult, and by deceptive, I mean that as cute as the shirtless, pot bellied protagonist looks, you will get your ass handed to you by snakes, frogs, campfires, and plethora of typically benign entities. Lot’s of shouting was had.

Vanessa Robinson (of the bands Cassandra and CIVC) was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to become an official Lord of the Game and help me beat the f***ng frogs in Stage 2.

Topics covered: Grunge music, f***ing frogs, and camping.

To hear Vanessa’s rad band, go to https://catharsisforcathedral.bandcamp.com

Email us your thoughts, concerns, suggestions, etc: lordzofthegame@gmail.com

Episode 104 – Double Dragon

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In episode 104, the Lordz take on a very *special* edition of the much loved beat-em-up #banger, Double Dragon. The Master System version!! You Euros will know what we’re talkin’ bout.

Topics covered in this podcast include: Billy Joel, David Bowie, punk rockers are scum of the earth, and an important strategy that works some of the time for defeating this brief game.

Will teaming up with guest, Andrew Cox (Sacramento’s regional Master System Champion / Historian) be enough to defeat those sinister crust punks who punched your girl in the gut and slung her over their shoulder like total basic bros??

It’s the Lordz we’re talking about here, so probably…

Intro music by Death Grips (thirdworlds.net). All other music is 8 bit covers of other music by dudes on Youtube.

As always, contact the Lordz @ LordzoftheGame@gmail.com