Monthly Archives: October 2020

Episode 9 – Ecco the Dolphin



“Ecco, PLEASE!” … for those who watched Host Katie stream this episode’s game, Ecco the Dolphin for the Sega Genesis, you heard that phrase MANY times.  After many (many) weeks of putting it off, Chris and Katie are diving in and learning the ins and outs of this classic.  The beautiful music and the playful graphics, of course!  But also, the incredibly frustrating controls and lack of information to guide you through the game.

 

There is a lot of great work done in this game, and a ton of creative and fun levels along the way.  However, there’s also some times that both of our hosts definitely wanted to tear their hair out and rage-quit on trying to play through this game.  Through those struggles and successes, a pretty fun game did shine its way through!

 

Oh, and then there was a trip to Atlantis, time travel back into the past, and fighting a H.R. Giger-esque alien queen onboard her space ship.  Because, why not?

 

Take a deep breath, jump on in, and listen to the fun!


Episode 8 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater



Hit that skate, bro!

 

Chris and Katie are back to take us on a nostalgic journey down the half-pipe and grinding the rails on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, the absolute classic skateboard and skate-punk game for the Playstation 1 in 1999 (and the brand-new remake!).  Going through the skate park, downtown San Francisco, Area 51, and more, they’ll break down the grab tricks, the kickflips, and all the other fun pieces to this game.

 

But mostly… THE MUSIC!  Skate punk, ska, and (to Producer Kyle’s dismay) Primus… a playlist that helped shape the music tastes of the hosts for years to come.  Five stars, classic all around!

 

Drop in, listen up, and grab some air!