By David Lyons & George Witt
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We all remember the games of our childhood fondly, but are we just seeing them through Nostalgia Goggles? Lyons and George take another look at classic 8 and 16-bit games to see if they still hold up.
||CleanEcco The Dolphin||Hey! You got Alien knockoff in my dolphin simulator! Well you got dolphin simulator in my Aliens knock off! Two great tastes that make no. damn. sense together.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSim City||The first sim game for many of us. Before the God-complex-feeding torture machine that is The Sims, there was Sim City!||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKirby's Dreamland||Kirby is even cuter than we remember. Seriously, this game is just wall to wall adorableness.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNEWstalgia Goggles: Celeste||Celeste may be the peak of the tough-but-fair platforming genre for it's gameplay alone, but decides to plant a flag in the summit with beautiful art, charming music, and skillful handling of the main character's story.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGauntlet||Gauntlet; come for the dozens of levels, and stay for the sensual eating sound effect.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNostalgia Goggles at the movies: Superman||You'll believe a movie can be discussed on a podcast. Featuring special guest host Erin!||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecret of Mana||Secret of Mana was a beloved (enough) 90s game that Square remade it to cash in, so we replayed the original. Also you fight Santa Claus in this game. Yeah... we also forgot about that. Featuring special guest host Michael Edwards!||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorld of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck||Lyons confused Castle of Illusion and World of Illusion but never fear, we played the better one!||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanX-Men||Spoiler alert: they did not use the Fox cartoon music in this game.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBomberman GB||Did you know there are roughly 1700 entries in the Bomberman series? Neither did we! Also this is our first Gameboy game so far!||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToy Story||Remember how good the Toy Story movie looked? Remember how great the voice acting was? Guess what? This is not that.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Part II||A year in the making! We finally played A Link to the Past and George may never be this happy again. This is part two of two.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Part I||A year in the making! We finally played A Link to the Past and George may never be this happy again. This is part one of two.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNostalgia Goggles at the movies: Doom||"The high point of a movie should not be the production company logo."||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Mario Bros.||We started year one with Super Mario World and we're ending it with the OG: Super Mario Bros. The first love for many many gamers the world over.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHome Alone 2: Lost in New York||Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Pick a future Nostalgia Goggles at the Movies! Episode 8 of the Movie Medicine Podcast Support Nostalgia Goggles on Patreon! Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonkey Kong||Donkey Kong Pick a future Nostalgia Goggles at the Movies! Support Nostalgia Goggles on Patreon! Album art by Michael Edwards Theme song by Danny Wiessner||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClayFighter||An asteroid made entirely of clay has crashed on the circus and given superpowers to the performers and-- no I'm serious that's the plot of this game.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUniracers||Ubiquitous uniquely uniformed unicorn unicyclists in spaaaaaaaaaaace.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZombies Ate My Neighbors||Grab your squirt guns and soda cans, and join us in the bone chilling world in which we totally remembered this episode would release on Halloween and thoughtfully picked this game.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZelda II: The Adventure of Link||Zelda II is to Zelda as... a. Simon's Quest is to Castlevania b. 2012 is to Independence Day c. Mario is Missing is to Super Mario World d. all of the above||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTomJam & Earl vs ToeJam & Earl Panic on Funkotron||The first ToeJam & Earl was awesome. Panic on Funkotron was a disappointing mess. We accidentally played both so now we'll see who is funkiest.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.N. Squadron||So are we like mercenaries because this is super not how the U.N. functions. Wait... is it?||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActRaiser||Is it a platformer? It is a sim? Is it fighting a minotaur in space? It's all of those things; it's ActRaiser.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCastlevania||How to win at Castlevania: 1. whip all the walls 2. find all the chicken.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNostalgia Goggles at the movies: Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation||Remember how downright okay the first Mortal Kombat movie was? Well this super ain't that. Relive the dumpster fire that burned way way hotter than you remember.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Tyson's Punch Out!!||Before you even know what game this is Mike Tyson threatens you. Because that is how Mike Tyson rolls.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYoshi's Island||Don't call it Super Mario World 2 because literally no one anywhere has ever called it that ever.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNostalgia Goggles at the movies: Mortal Kombat||Mortal Kombat wasn't the first movie adapted from a video game but it's remembered as one of the few that wasn't a complete dumpster fire. There are some smoldering embers though.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time||Remember when it was okay to use "shellshocked" as a cutesy euphemism for getting really hurt in combat? TMNT remembers.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChrono Trigger||Our first RPG, and largely regarded one of the greatest RPGs ever made. If you're going to play something for 20+ hours it should be that good.||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExcitebike||Chevrons mean go faster (sort of) and George starts a war with the purple riders.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Metroid||Lyons tries to share an all time favorite with George only to find out he hates exploration games. #TheMoreYouKnow||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Mario||Turns out Dr. Mario might be the answer to life, the universe, and everything.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContra III: The Alien Wars||"It's time for revenge!" "Let's attack aggressively!"||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNBA Jam||FOR TWO! FROM DOWNTOWN! BOOM SHAKALAKA! HE'S ON FIRE. Terrible shot.||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMega Man X||Mega Man X, the peak of the Mega Man formula.||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMortal Kombat II||You can't spell "Mortal Kombat II" without "Lyons and George both rage quit this game".||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGradius III||George is too lazy to test the Konami code (it works) and Lyons recalls being terrible at bullethell games (he is.)||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Mario Kart||Lyons relives a fond childhood memory, and George realizes it was actually Mario Kart 64 he was thinking of.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGolden Axe||George recommended Golden Axe and we then spend an hour regretting it. Not completely without charm, it's difficult to enjoy without Nostalgia Goggles strapped on tight.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSonic 2||Sonic 2 was Lyons' childhood favorite and he's frothing at the mouth to replay it. George is a bit more skeptical.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Mario World||There's no getting around it: Super Mario World is every bit as amazing as you remember. But nothing is perfect, and we still found things to complain about.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A fun trip down memory lane
First time writing a review-- these guys deserve an audience! George and Lyons are a blast to listen to and their love of classic games is apparent in their preparation and discussion. Definitely worth your time. 5 stars, a great new podcast.
Great classic game chat!
Each week I tune in, listen, then run off and play the same game for myself. Definitely a nostalgia trip, but with their guidance, jokes, and riffs on some of the terrible games over the years, this is a keeper podcast. Subscribe!
George and Lines are two awesome dudes. I love listening to you guys. The walk down memory lane is amazing and the spin you guys put on things is hilarious. I listen to you on my way to and from work and I always find myself cracking up at some tangent you’ve gone off of. Keep up the good stuff and keep making episodes! If anyone out there wants a good stroll through your childhood with two funny fellas, you can’t go wrong with George and Lines.
Wait a minute, his name is Lyons? I’ve been calling him Lines this whole time. Why didn’t anyone tell me?! I’ve been making an idiot out of myself!