23: There and Very Kickable

This week, the guys celebrate teamwork. Also, that time PK kicked Sean into the ocean.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Borderlands 2, Double Dragon, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 5, Resident Evil 5, and The Death and Return of Superman.


Show Notes

3:09 – The boss of the snow-covered city is Tora, a snow wolf who is apparently also an alien bounty hunter. He’s an original character, unique to the NES port of the TMNT arcade game.

4:18 – Turns out it wasn’t a Triceratops or a Triceraton. It was Groundchuck, a mutant cyborg bull.

4:47 – I’ve been unable to locate a cover artist credit, so I’d be thrilled to receive more information on that. According to TVTropes, the cover was partially appropriated from a different TMNT game, hence the out-of-place Triceratons.

5:45 – Pinball Pete’s.

7:12 – PK’s making reference to Max Landis’s Death and Return of Superman.

7:35 – I recommend Chris Sims’ take on the history of Superboy.

9:32 – In the first issue of Peter David and Todd Nauck’s regular Young Justice comic series, the boys are asked what team they represent. Robin tries to tell the reporters that, “We’re young, but it’s just us,” resulting unintentionally in the team’s name.

11:48 – That would be season one’s These Pretzels Suck.

16:36 – This is correct. Alligators are found only in the southeastern US and eastern China.

25:53 – We talked about MMOs in a season one episode. Briefly, PK likes World of Warcraft a lot, and I got burned out by Final Fantasy XI.

30:57 – We were, of course, delighted when Yondu acquiring a full mohawk was a major plot point in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

35:57 – It is.

47:55 – The level doesn’t have an official name as far as I can tell, but the awesome music track by Norio Hanzawa is called Empire – The Final Assault.

48:54 – The blue and yellow Toad companions (who some fans have nicknamed Yvan and Wolley) return in New Super Mario Bros. U, though they made their first playable appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

51:51 – FTL: Faster Than Light is a 2012 Subset Games joint in which you control a lone spaceship on a long journey (without, thankfully, a Gungan captain). It’s a roguelike, each playthrough pitting you against different random encounters and battles, and in each battle, you not only give firing orders, but also control power distribution throughout the ship and manage your crew. It’s basically the best Star Trek game there is, and it’s not even licensed.

53:03 – We’re talking about Star Trek: Bridge Crew.

55:25 – If you’re interested in Space Cadets, check out Shut Up & Sit Down’s hilarious gameplay footage.

55:58 – That was a reference to Banjo-Kazooie.

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