2011-2012 Episodes


Ep. 69 - The Sega Saturn
Release Date: 12/30/12 Runtime: 31:51
Games Shown:

Saturn - Clockwork Knight, Clockwork Knight 2, Psychic Killer Taromaru, Pebble Beach Golf Links, The King of Fighters '95, The King of Fighters '96, The King of Fighters '97, Metal Slug, Cotton 2, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs Street Fighter, Vampire Savior, Street Fighter Zero 3, Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter, Saturn Bomberman, Radiant Silvergun, Die Hard Arcade, Virtua Cop, Virtua Cop 2, The House of the Dead, Guardian Heroes, Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter Remix, Fighting Vipers, Virtua Fighter Kids, Last Bronx, Fighters Megamix, Solar Eclipse
MONTAGE: Nights, Shinobi X, Battle Garegga, Dead or Alive, Iron Storm, Steamgear Mash, Shining Wisdom, Shining the Holy Ark, Shining Force 3, Mega Man X4, Sonic R, Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Galactic Attack, Bulk Slash, CrimeWave, Grandia, Blast Wind, Hyper Duel, Daytona USA, Daytona USA Circuit Edition, Tryrush Deppy, Gungriffon, Magic Knight Rayearth, Darius Gaiden, Dragon Force, Dragon Force 2, Batsugun, Virtual On, Princess Crown, Thunder Force 5, Astal, Decathlete, Jikkyou Osyaberi Parodius, Dark Savior, Night Striker S, Sengoku Blade, Soukyugurentai, Sega Rally Championship, Assault Suit Leynos 2, Burning Rangers, DoDonPachi, Bug!, Legend of Oasis

Notes:

Montage of a ton of Saturn games. Wish I could have included them all but I don't think most people would want to sit through it.

Featured video footage of Lunar: The Silver Star Story and Gungriffon when the MPEG card is mentioned as those games have MPEG card compatibility.


Ep. 68 - Licensed Games That Don't Suck!
Release Date: 12/16/12 Runtime: 21:59
Games Shown:

NES - Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout, Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Off-Road, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Goonies, The Goonies 2, Rambo
Sega Master System - Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Rambo III, Super Off Road
Genesis - Rambo III, Super Off Road
SNES - Super Off Road, Super Off Road: The Baja
Saturn - Daytona USA, Daytona USA Circuit Edition
Dreamcast - Daytona USA
Arcade - Super Off Road, Daytona USA 2

Notes:

Side-by-side of Super Off Road console versions.

Side-by-side of Daytone USA console versions.

Quick video of Famicom Goonies game shamelessly taken from some random Youtube video. Fair use!


Ep. 67 - Games That Defy Genre
Release Date: 12/2/12 Runtime: 21:32
Games Shown:

NES - Balloon Fight
Genesis - Ranger X
TurboGrafx-16 - Somer Assault
SNES - Kirby's Dream Course
Saturn - Nights, Christmas Nights
Wii - Boom Blox, Nights: Jouney of Dreams, Kororinpa Marble Mania, Marble Saga Kororinpa
PS3 - Flower, Heavy Rain
Wii U - Nintendo Land/Balloon Trip Breeze

Notes:

First appearance of the Wii U on the show.


Ep. 66 - Double Dragon
Release Date: 11/18/12 Runtime: 29:24
Games Shown:

Arcade - Renegade, Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2, Double Dragon 3
NES - Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2, Double Dragon 3
Sega Master System - Double Dragon
Genesis - Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2, Double Dragon 3, Double Dragon 5, Battletoads and Double Dragon
SNES - Super Double Dragon
GameBoy - Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2, Double Dragon 3
Game Gear - Double Dragon
Lynx - Double Dragon
GameBoy Advance - Double Dragon Advance
Atari 2600 - Double Dragon
Atari 7800 - Double Dragon
Neo Geo - Double Dragon
Playstation 3- Double Dragon Neon

Notes:

Quick side-by-side of the arcade versions of Double Dragon and Double Dragon 2.

New Double Dragon music arranged by Brimaxian specifically for this episode.

First episode without the fart sound in the opening.


Ep. 65 - Really Bad Games!
Release Date: 11/4/12 Runtime: 23:42
Games Shown:

Genesis - Pit Fighter, Shaq-Fu, Slaughter Sport, Stormlord, Back to the Future Part 3, Sonic the Hedgehog, Nightmare Circus, Wayne's World
SNES - The Lord of the Rings Volume One
TurboGrafx-16 - Impossamole, Darkwing Duck
Arcade - Pit Fighter

Notes:

Quick side-by-side of Arcade and Genesis versions of Pit Fighter.

Shot a new, updated scene for the Creepy But Not Quite Haunted House featured in the previous episode showing what would transpire if Dave stopped to wash his hands instead of running away.


Ep. 64 - Gaming on Halloween 2
Release Date: 10/21/12 Runtime: 21:49
Games Shown:

Genesis - Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Devilish
SNES - Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
TurboGrafx-16 - Ghost Manor
GameBoy - Super Marioland 2: 6 Golden Coins
GameBoy Advance - The Pinball of the Dead
Playstation - Castlevania Chronicles, Darkstalkers, Darkstalkers 3
Saturn - Night Warriors, Vampire Savior
Dreamcast - Vampire Cronicles For Matching Service
Xbox 360 - Alan Wake
Mac - Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Notes:

Amnesia represents the first PC game shown on Game Sack.

Released a year to the day from the first Gaming on Halloween episode. Spooky!

Contains the short movie "The Creepy But Not Quite Haunted House" shot in 2002.


Ep. 63 - Games that Disappointed and Surprised Us
Release Date: 10/7/12 Runtime: 20:01
Games Shown:

Genesis - Super Monaco GP, Last Battle, Altered Beast, Stormlord, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Road Rash, Herzog Zwei
SNES - Final Fight, Contra III, Castlevania Dracula X
TurboGrafx-16 - Jack Nicklaus' Turbo Golf
PC Engine Super CD - Dracula X: Rondo of Blood
NES - Mighty Final Fight, Super C
Master System - World Grand Prix, Road Rash
Neo Geo - Neo Turf Masters
Neo Geo Pocket Color - Neo Turf Masters
Playstation - Motor Toon Grand Prix
Playstation 3 - Gran Turismo 5
3DS - Mario Kart 7
MSX - Herzog

Notes:

Quick Side-by-side of Super Monaco GP on the Genesis and World Grand Prix on the SMS.

Side-by-side of Road Rash on the Genesis and SMS.

Quick Side-by-side of Dracula X on SNES and PC Engine Super CD.


Ep. 62 - Left in the Arcade 2
Release Date: 9/23/12 Runtime: 17:33
Games Shown:

Arcade - Osman, Strider, Aliens, Dead Connection, Aliens vs Predator, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, Gun Force 2, Gun Force, Ninja Baseball Bat Man, The Cliffhanger Edward Randy, The Outfoxies, Wild West C.O.W.boys of Moo Mesa, Sunset Riders
Genesis - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
TurboGrafx-16 - Air Zonk

Notes:

This was to be the first episode edited in Final Cut Pro X. Couldn't do it. Too weird and iMovie-ish, couldn't do the complex things I needed it to. Resorted back to Final Cut Pro 7.


Ep. 61 - The Nintendo 64
Release Date: 9/9/12 Runtime: 25:23
Games Shown:

Nintendo 64 - Beetle Adventure Racing, F-Zero X, Blast Corps, MRC: Multi-Racing Championhip, Diddy Kong Racing, Wave Race 64, Star Soldier Vanishing Earth, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Banjoe Kazooie, Super Mario World, The Ledgend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
MONTAGE: 1080 Snowboarding, Yoshi's Story, California Speed, Castlevania, Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness, Extreme G, Extreme G: XG2, Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, Cruis'n USA, Cruis'n World, Crus'n Exotica, Dr. Mario 64, San Francisco Rush, Rush 2, San Francisco Rush 2049, Excite Bike 64, Glover, Goldeneye 007, Killer Instinct Gold, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Mario Kart 64, Mickey's Speedway USA, Mischief Makers, Paper Mario, Mario Party 2, Perfect Dark, Pilotwings 64, Pok�mon Snap, Ridge Racer 64, Sin and Punishment, Donkey Kong 64, Super Smash Bros., Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, StarFox 64, Harvest Moon 64, Top Gear Rally, Top Gear Rally 2, Top Gear Overdrive, Top Gear Hyper Bike, Wetrix, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion, The New Tetris, Jet Force Gemini

Notes:

Only Nintendo 64 games shown. Nothing from any other system is shown even for comparitive purposes.

Ending was changed from a live-action segement with Dave and Joe to a stop-motion animation segment at the last moment as the live-action segment just wasn't very entertaining.


Ep. 60 - Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Shoot 'em Ups
Release Date: 8/26/12 Runtime: 26:27
Games Shown:

Genesis - Super Fantasy Zone, Adventurous Boy, Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf, Gaiares, Trouble Shooter, Battlemania 2, Fire Shark, Wings of Wor, Eliminate Down, Sagaia, Slap Fight MD, Thunder Force 2, Thunder Force 3, Thunder Force 4/Lightening Force
Sega CD - Android Assault
PC Engine Super CD-ROM - Super Darius II
Sega Master System - Sagaia
NES - S.C.A.T.
Arcade - Darius 2
MONTAGE: Heavy Unit, Master of Weapon, Elemental Master, Darwin 4081, Curse, Space Turtleship, M.U.S.H.A., Robo Aleste, Gley Lancer, Forgotten Worlds, Lords of Thunder, Twin Cobra, Twin Hawk, Vapor Trail, Viewpoint, Zero Wing, Phelios, Gadget Twins, Insector X, Kolibri (32X), Fire Mustang, Sol-Feace/Deace (Sega CD), Battle Squadron, Air Buster, Steel Empire, Grind Stormer, Arrow Flash, Crossfire, Undeadline, Xenon 2, Bio Hazard Battle, Divine Sealing, Mega SWIV, Silpheed (Sega CD), Verytex, Bio Ship Paladin, Dangerous Seed, Truxton, Keio Flying Squadron, Magic Girl, Raiden Trad, X.D.R. X Dazedly Ray, Task Force Harrier EX, The Earth Defend, Whip Rush, Hellfire, Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 (32X), Gunstar Heroes, Batman, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Subterrania, Atomic Robo-Kid, Space Invaders '91, Burning Force, After Burner 2, After Burner Complete (32X), After Burner 3 (Sega CD), Space Harrier (32X), Space Harrier II, Star Wars Arcade(32X), Panorama Cotton, Bimini Run, Galaxy Force II, Shadow Squadron (32X), Super Thunder Blade, Night Striker (Mega CD), Darxide (32X), Soul Star (Sega CD)

Notes:

Every true shoot-em-up without exception is shown.

Montage of Genesis/Mega Drive/Sega CD/Mega CD and 32X shooters. Longest montage yet. First montage with actual dialog. 92 different games captured for this episode.


Ep. 59 - A Very WTF Episode
Release Date: 8/12/12 Runtime: 20:28
Games Shown:

Playstation - Incredible Crisis
Saturn - Cho Aniki
Sega CD - Wild Woody, Panic!
Playstation 2 - Katamari Damacy, Stretch Panic
TurboGrafx 16 CD-ROM - It Came From the Desert
32X - Kolibri

Notes:

Brand new intro shot for this episode.

Brand new intro and credits music composed for this episode.

The majority of the dialog is looped.

The Episode 48 scene was actually shot when Episode 48, Left in Japan 2, was being made.

The scenes reminisced to next were shot near Christmas of 2004.

The earliest scenes reminiced to were shot in early February of 1995.


Ep. 58 - 16-Bit FMV Madness!
Release Date: 7/29/12 Runtime: 25:53
Games Shown:

TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM - Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volume 2
Sega CD - Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volume 1, Night Trap, Sewer Shark, Double Switch, Tomcat Alley, Midnight Raiders, Ground Zero Texas, NFL's Greatest: San Francisco vs Dallas, Prize Fighter, Slam City with Scottie Pippin, Marky Mark Make My Video, Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, Cobra Command, Road Avenger, Time Gal, Revenge of the Ninja
MONTAGE: The Masked Rider Kamen Rider Zo, Microcosm, Mansion of the Hidden Souls, Fahrenheit (32X), Mad Dog McCree, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Who Shot Johnny Rock?, Corpse Killer (32X), The Exterminators, Megarace, Wirehead, Surgical Strike

Notes:

Yes, this episode is really running off of a Sega CD. BIG thanks to Brian G VanBuren for his awesome job encoding and coding the CD!

Features FMV game montage. First montage using game audio.

Features a Game Sack game after the credits where the player tries to host the show while Dave goes on vacation. The game is actually playable, but unwinnable.


Ep. 57 - Left in the Arcade
Release Date: 7/15/11 Runtime: 23:44
Games Shown:

Arcade - Gang Busters, Devastators, GI Joe, Psycho NICS Oscar, Superman, Dynamite Duke, Tecmo Knight, Macross Plus, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Gate of Doom, Spiderman the Video Game, Willow, Metamorphic Force, R-Type Leo, Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
NES - GI Joe, GI Joe - The Atlantis Factor
Sega CD - Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

Notes:

Emulation was necessary to use to show all of the arcade games.


Ep. 56 - Western Developed Games
Release Date: 7/1/12 Runtime: 31:37
Games Shown:

NES - Marble Madness
Master System - Strider II, Marble Madness, Earthworm Jim
Genesis - Awesome Possum Kicks Dr Machino's Butt, Batman Forever, Dark Castle, Earthworm Jim, Earthworm Jim 2, Normy's Beach Babe-o-Rama, Marble Madness, Strider, Strider Returns, Sword of Sodan, Dave White Forever
Sega CD - Flink, Earthworm Jim Special Edition
32X - Motocross Championship
SNES - Earthworm Jim, Earthworm Jim 2
Saturn - Earthworm Jim 2, Powerslave
Playstation - The Adventures of Lomax, Bubsy 3D, Crash Bandicoot
Arcade - Marble Madness
Playstation 3 - Burnout Paradise, Earthworm Jim HD
3DO - Way of the Warrior

Notes:

Side-by-side of Marble Madness

Side-by-side of Earthworm Jim

Side-by-side of Earthworm Jim 2

Features the crappy "Dave White Forever" Genesis game after the credits.

First episode over 1/2 hour long


Ep. 55 - Left in Japan 3
Release Date: 6/17/12 Runtime: 28:44
Games Shown:

Genesis - Dangerous Seed, Dahna, Rent-a-Hero, Pulseman
Saturn - Blast Wind, Hyper Duel, Princess Crown, Dungeons & Dragons Collections: Tower of Doom & Shadow Over Mystara
NES - Mr. Gimmick, Splatterhouse Grafitti Wakpun
SNES - Ghost Sweeper Mikami
PS2 - Odin's Sphere
PS3 - Splatterhouse

Notes:

Side-by-side of Hyper Duel's Arcade and Saturn modes

Side-by-side of Dangerous Seed

Shot entirely with the Canon XF100


Ep. 54 - The NEC SuperGrafx and the Atari Jaguar
Release Date: 6/3/12 Runtime: 26:29
Games Shown:

SuperGrafx - 1941 Counter Attack, Aldynes, Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Daimakaimura), Granzort
Jaguar- Alien vs Predator, Checkered Flag, Club Drive, Cybermorph, Fight for Life, Flashback, Iron Soldier, Kasumi Ninja, Raiden, Tempest 2000, Ultra Vortek, Wolfenstein 3D
Genesis - Flaskback, Ghouls n' Ghosts, Virtua Racing
32X - Virtua Racing Deluxe, Virtua Fighter, Metal Head
TurboGrafx-16 - Keith Courage in Alpha Zones

Notes:

Thanks to Matt Turner for loaning us the systems!

Features side-by-side of Ghouls n' Ghosts: SuperGrafx vs Genesis.

Features side-by-side of Flashback: Jaguar vs Genesis.

This episode has more stop-motion animation than any other to date.


Ep. 53 - Frustrating Games!
Release Date: 4/20/12 Runtime: 0:22:33
Games Shown:

Saturn - Steamgear Mash, Shining Wisdom, Rayman
Playstation - Rayman
NES - Solstice, Battletoads, Ghosts 'n Goblins
SNES - Equinox
Genesis - Mutant League Hockey, Mutant League Football
Master System - Power Strike
Sega CD - Batman Returns, The Adventures of Batman & Robin
TurboGrafx-CD - Exile, Exile Wicked Phenomenon
32X - Star Wars Arcade

Notes:

Intro features a re-imagined Game Sack theme. Some people like it, most don't.

The disc Dave tosses is actually one of the "Digital Copy" discs that came with the Back to the Future Blu-Ray set.

The disc Joe snaps is just a CD-R that burned improperly resulting in a coaster.

First episode shot entirely on the Canon 5D Mark II


Ep. 52 - The Sega Dreamcast
Release Date: 4/6/12 Runtime: 27:01
Games Shown:

Dreamcast - Samba de Amigo, Soul Calibur, Jet Grind Radio, Ikaruga, Power Stone, Dead or Alive 2, Confidential Mission, Virtua Tennis, Outtrigger, The Typing of the Dead, Toy Commander
Wii - Samba de Amigo
MONTAGE: Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram, Dynamite Cop, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Rez, Shikigami no Shiro 2, Rayman 2, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Grandia 2, Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future, Blue Stinger, Phantasy Star Online, Sega GT, Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage, Zombie Revenge, Segagaga, Sega Rally 2, King of Fighters: Evolution, Daytona USA, Napple Tale, Virtua Fighter 3tb, San Francsico Rush 2049, Shenmue, Guilty Gear X, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike, Test Drive Le Mans, Resident Evil: Code Veronica, POD Speedzone, Skies of Arcadia, Looney Toons Space Race, Quake III Areana, Crazy Taxi, Pen Pen TriIceLon, Super Magnetic Neo, Hydro Thunder, Border Down, Space Channel 5, American Pro Trucker, Gunbird 2, Fighting Vipers 2, ChuChu Rocket,Capcom vs SNK: Millenium Fight 2000, Giga Wing 2

Notes:

Features fake Dreamcast ad (shot in late 2000)

Features "New Dreamcast" skit after the credits (shot in early 2000)

Montage of 43 Dreamcast games

Due to the archival nature of some of the footage as well as the acquisition of new cameras during the making of thi episode, a total of four different Canon cameras contributed footage. They were the 5D Mark II, 7D, 60D and XL1.


Ep. 51 - Genesis games that should have STAYED in Japan!
Release Date: 4/22/12 Runtime: 21:13
Games Shown:

Genesis - Pac Man 2: The New Adventures, Jewel Master, Toki: Going Ape Spit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters, Beast Wrestler, Heavy Nova, Earnest Evans.
Sega CD - Heavy Nova, Black Hole Assault, Earnest Evans
32X - Cosmic Carnage
MONTAGE /b>: Galaxy Force II, Rastan Saga 2, Dino Land, Fighting Masters, Thunder Fox, Last Battle, Quad Challenge, Street Smart, Cyberball, Super Thunder Blade, Syd of Valis, DJ Boy, Air Diver, Growl, Ka-Ge-Ki, James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing, After Burner III, Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000, Deadly Moves, Traysia, Star Blade, Super Hydlide, Cal. 50, Fatal Labyrinth, Super Volleyball, Captain America and the Avengers

Notes:

Montage of bad Genesis games brought over from Japan.

Atomic Robo-Kid appears in the credits as it almost made it into the montage.

Anouncement that the show is going bi-weekly. :(


Ep. 50 - Donkey Kong Country & Valis
Release Date: 4/15/12 Runtime: 22:28
Games Shown:

SNES - Donkey Kong Country, Dounkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, Super Valis IV
Genesis - Valis, Syd of Valis, Valis III
NES - Valis
TurboGrafx CD - Valis, Valis II, Valis III, Valis IV

Notes:

Side-by-side of Valis for Genesis and PC Engine CD

Side-by-side of Valis 2 (Turbo CD) and Syd of Valis (Genesis)

Side-by-side of Valis 3 for Genesis and Turbo CD

Side-by-side of Valis 4 for PC Engine CD and SNES

GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance and N64 versions of Donkey Kong gameplay appear briefly in the background of the camera segments.


Ep. 49 - The Nintendo Gamecube
Release Date: 4/8/12 Runtime: 22:09
Games Shown:

Gamecube - Luigi's Mansion, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Metroid Prime, Rougue Leader, Wave Race Blue Storm, F-Zero GX, Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2
Nintendo 64 - Wave Race 64
Xbox - Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
MONTAGE: Batallion Wars, Mario Golf, Kirby Air Ride, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Warioware Inc, Pikmin 2, Mario Party 6, 1080� Avalanche, Custom Robo, Odama, Animal Crossing, Final Fantasy - Crystal Chronicles, Geist, Wario World, Starfox: Assault, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, Eternal Darkness, Paper Mario - The Thousand Year Door, P.N. 03, Chibi Robo, Fire Emblem: The Path of Radiance, Resident Evil Zero, The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker

Notes:

Includes montage of many exclusive Gamecube games.

Includes segment of Joe showing off his extreme Super Monkey Ball skillz.


Ep. 48 - Left in Japan 2
Release Date: 3/25/12 Runtime: 18:05
Games Shown:

SNES - The Firemen
Genesis - Devil Hunter Yohko
Sega CD - Keio Flying Squadron
SMS - Megumi Rescue
NES - Kid Dracula
GameBoy - Kid Dracula
Saturn - Keio Yuugekitai, Sengoku Blade, Burning Rangers
Playstation - Wonder 3 Arcade Gears

Notes:

Includes the exciting story of Joe's missing Sengoku Blade.


Ep. 47 - Whatever Happened to ActRaiser & Alex Kidd?
Release Date: 3/18/12 Runtime: 19:00
Games Shown:

SNES - ActRaiser, ActRaiser 2.
SMS - Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Alex Kidd The Lost Stars, Alex Kidd High Tech World, Alex Kidd BMX Trial, Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Anmitsu Hime.
Genesis - Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle.
Arcade - Alex Kidd The Lost Stars.
Saturn - The Yakyuken Special

Notes:

First use of of the green screen.

Alex Kidd theme used in the opening camera segment arranged by Joe.

Typo in the credits.


Ep. 46 - TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine Shoot 'em Ups
Release Date: 3/11/12 Runtime: 22:13
Games Shown:

TurboGrafx-16 - Air Zonk, Side Arms
TurboGrafx CD/Duo - Super Air Zonk, L-Dis, Gate of Thunder, Lords of Thunder, Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire, Side Arms Special, Forgotten Worlds, Rayxanber II, Rayxanber III, Spriggan, Spriggan Mark 2
Genesis - Forgotten Worlds
Sega CD - Lords of Thunder
MONTAGE: Blazing Lazers, Sinistron, R-Type, Gradius II, Soldier Blade, Super Raiden, Zero Wing, Metamor Jupiter, Psychic Storm, Image Fight II, Dragon Spirit, Fantasy Zone, Download 2, Galaga '88/'90, Super Darius, Super Darius 2, Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams, Magical Chase, Ai Cho Aniki, God Panic, Sylphia, Ordyne, Psychosis, Avenger, Aero Blasters, Star Parodia

Notes:

Side-by-side of Lords of Thunder.

Side-by-side of Forgotten Worlds.

Montage of Turbo shoot 'em ups.


Ep. 45 - More Underrated Games
Release Date: 3/4/12 Runtime: 16:14
Games Shown:

SNES - Batman Returns
NES - Jackie Chan's Action Kung-Fu, Bucky O' Hare
TurboGrafx-16 - Jackie Chan's Action Kung-Fu
Genesis - Sonic Crackers
32X - Knuckles' Chaotix
Playstation - Jumping Flash!
Xbox - Gunvalkyrie

Notes:

First episode shot in the new studio.

All gameplay video of Knuckles' Chaotix was recorded back when episode 14 was being made with the same experimental RGB to HDMI converter.


Ep. 44 - Six Great 8-bit Platformers
Release Date: 2/26/12 Runtime: 15:41
Games Shown:

NES - Wizards and Warriors, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania
SMS - Kenseiden, Ninja Gaiden, Masters of Darkness

Notes:

Joe wears a hat.

Dave drinks Coors Light.


Ep. 43 - Left in Japan
Release Date: 2/12/12 Runtime: 15:31
Games Shown:

Genesis - Golden Axe III, Gleylancer
SNES - Cosmo Game: The Video
Playstation - Hermie Hopperhead
Saturn - Bulk Slash, Battle Garegga
Arcade - Cosmo Gang: The Video

Notes:

Dave's story at the end of the episode is 100% true.


Ep. 42 - Casual Games
Release Date: 2/2/12 Runtime: 14:41
Games Shown:

Wii - Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Animal Crossing City Folk
SNES - Mario Paint
Genesis - Art Alive!
N64 - Animal Crossing
Gamecube - Animal Crossing
DS - Animal Crossing Wild World
Xbox 360 - Test Drive: Unlimited

Notes:

Features an old Mario Paint vs Art Alive segment originally done in 1992.


Ep. 41 - The Pioneer LaserActive
Release Date: 1/29/12 Runtime: 16:50
Games Shown:

LaserActive Mega LD - Space Berzerker, Pyramid Patrol, Hyperion, Triad Stone, Road Blaster/Prosecutor, 3D Museum, I Will: The Story of London, Rocket Coaster, Virtual Cameraman, Virtual Cameraman 2, The Great Pyramid.
LaserActive LD-ROM2 - Vajra, Manhattan Requiem, Quiz Econosaurus, Angel Mate
Genesis - Sonic the Hedgehog
TurboGrafx-16 - Legendary Axe
Sega CD - Road Avenger
iOS - Manhattan Requiem

Notes:

Thanks to Byron for the LaserActive and games!

The "Game Sack City" credits return for this episode.


Ep. 40 - Overhead Run n' Guns
Release Date: 1/22/12 Runtime: 20:06
Games Shown:

Arcade - Ikari Warriors
Saturn - Commando, MERCS, Gun.Smoke
NES - Commando, Gun.Smoke, Ikari Warriors, Ikari Warrirors 2 Victory Road
SMS - MERCS
Genesis - MERCS
TurboGrafx CD - Last Alert
Neo Geo - Shock Troopers, Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
Xbox 360 - Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
MONTAGE : Alien Syndrome, Crossfire, Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Rambo III, Elemental Master, Super C, Contra III, Twinkle Tale, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Blaster Master, Cal. 50, Smash TV, Bloody Wolf, Crackdown, Out Zone, The Ninja, Total Carnage, Heavy Barrel, Gauntlet, Gauntlet IV, Fester's Quest, Fray Xak Gaiden, Soldiers of Fortune, Time Soldiers, Undeadline, Predator 2, Final Zone, Final Zone 2, Pocky & Rocky, Pocky & Rocky 2. Dungeon Explorer (TG-16 & Sega CD), Isolated Warrior, Guerilla War

Notes:

Side-by-side of MERCS


Ep. 39 - Rail Shooters
Release Date: 1/15/12 Runtime: 16:13
Games Shown:

SNES - Starfox
Sega CD - Silpheed
N64 - Starfox 64, Sin and Punishment
Saturn - Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei
Xbox - Panzer Dragoon Orta
Dreamcast - Rez
PS2 - Rez, Silpheed The Lost Planet
Xbox 360 - Rez HD
Wii - Sin and Punishment Star Successor

Notes:

First episode in which Dave recorded some of the gameplay footage himself at his house.


Ep. 38 - Out Run
Release Date: 1/8/12 Runtime: 22:02
Games Shown:

Arcade - Out Run, Turbo Out Run, Outrunners
SMS - Out Run, Out Run 3D, Battle Out Run, Out Run Europa
Genesis - Out Run, Turbo Out Run, Out Run 2019, Outrunners
PC Engine - Out Run
Game Gear - Out Run
GameBoy Advance - Sega Arcade Gallery - Out Run
Saturn - Sega Ages Out Run
Dreamcast - Shenmue 2, Yu Suzuki Gameworks
PS2 - Sega Classics Collection - Out Run
Xbox - Out Run 2, Out Run 2006: Coast 2 Coast
Xbox 360 - Outrun Online Arcade

Notes:

Last episode shot on the dark brown couch


Ep. 37 - After Burner
Release Date: 1/1/12 Runtime: 19:41
Games Shown:

Arcade - After Burner, After Burner II
NES - After Burner (Tengen & Sunsoft)
SMS - After Burner
Genesis - After Burner II
PC Engine - After Burner II
Sega CD - After Burner III
32X - After Burner II Complete
GameBoy Advance - Sega Arcade Gallery - After Burner
Saturn - Sega Ages After Burner
Dreamcast - Shenmue 2, Yu Suzuki Gameworks
PS2 - 3D Ages - After Burner II
PSP - After Burner Black Falcon
PS3 - After Burner Climax

Notes:

Features the mega-hit song "Broken Wings" by the world-famous band Mr. Mister.


Ep. 36 - SNES Shoot 'em Ups
Release Date: 12/22/11 Runtime: 16:08
Games Shown:

SNES - Gradius III, UN Squadron, Phalanx, Parodius, Chatting Parodius Live, Super R-Type, R-Type III, Space Megaforce, Firepower 2000, Axelay.
TurboGrafx-16 - Blazing Lazers, R-Type.
SMS - Power Strike.

Notes:

Christmas '11 episode.

Intro fatures snow and a Christmas rendition of the Game Sack tune by Brimaxian.


Ep. 35 - Let's Play Soukyugurentai
Release Date: 12/18/11 Runtime: 22:03
Games Shown:

Saturn - Soukyugurentai.
Genesis - Forgotten Worlds

Notes:

The first episode to break the 20-minute barrier

No planning was done for this episode. All dialog and VO is "improv". This was the easiest and fastest episode to make


Ep. 34 - 8 and 16-bit Disney Games
Release Date: 12/11/11 Runtime: 18:55
Games Shown:

Genesis - Aladdin, The Great Circus Mystery, Castle of Illusion, World of Illusion, Fantasia.
SNES - Aladdin, The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse, Magical Quest 3.
NES - Aladdin, Duck Tales, Duck Tales 2.
GameBoy Color - Aladdin.
SMS - Aladdin, Castle of Illusion, Land of Illusion, Legend of Illusion.
MONTAGE: Mickey's Ultimate Challenge, Mickey Mousecapade, Gargoyles, Adventures in the Magic Kingdom, Donald Duck, Deep Duck Trouble, Lucky Dime Caper, Quackshot, Maui Mallard, Goof Troop, Pinocchio, Bonkers, The Jungle Book (all versions), The Little Mermaid (all versions), The Lion King (all versions), Tale Spin (all versions), Darkwing Duck (all versions), Beauty and the Beast (all versions), Chip and Dale Recue Rangers, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Donald Duck Mahou no Boushi, Mickey's Safari in Letterland, Pocahontas, Mickey Mania, Mickey's Playtown Adventure.

Notes:

Side-by-side of Aladdin

Montage of various Disney games

Quackshot music used during credits arranged by Joe.


Ep. 33 - Games That Cause Polarizing Opinions
Release Date: 12/4/11 Runtime: 16:44
Games Shown:

SNES - Yoshi's Island.
Sega CD - Sonic CD.
Gamecube - Super Mario Sunshine.
Dreamcast - Shenmue, Shenmue II.
Xbox - Shenmue2.

Notes:

Side-by-side of Shenmue 2

Contains parody of the Lucky Hit minigame from Shenmue 2


Ep. 32 - Some Notable Vertical Shoot 'em Ups
Release Date: 11/27/11 Runtime: 15:59
Games Shown:

TurboGrafx-16 - Soldier Blade, Raiden.
Genesis - MUSHA, Raiden Trad, Divine Sealing.
Playstation - Raystorm, The Raiden Project.
Saturn - Galactic Attack, Layer Section 2.
SNES - Raiden Trad.
Jaguar- Raiden.
Lynx - Raiden.

Notes:

Side-by-side of Raystorm & Layer Section 2.

Side-by-side of Raiden.


Ep. 31 - Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3
Release Date: 11/21/11 Runtime: 14:42
Games Shown:

PS3 - Battlefield 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.
32X - Wolfenstein 3D, Doom.
Genesis - Zero Tolerance, Beyond Tolerance, Battle Frenzy, Cybercop, Toy Story, Duke Nuk 'Em 3D

Notes:

Side-by-side of Battlefield 3 & Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.


Ep. 30 - Guilty Pleasures
Release Date: 11/13/11 Runtime: 11:19
Games Shown:

GameBoy Advance - Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland.
NES - Kirby's Adventure.
Genesis - Hard Drivin', Race Drivin', NHL '94, Curse, Crystal's Pony Tale.
SNES - NHL '94.

Notes:

Side-by-side of Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland & Kirby's Adventure.

Side-by-side of NHL '94.


Ep. 29 - Four Underrated Games
Release Date: 11/6/11 Runtime: 15:01
Games Shown:

Gamecube - Pikmin.
Genesis - Ghostbusters, Gain Ground, Road Blasters.
Arcade - Gain Ground.
SMS - Gain Ground.
TurboGrafx CD - Gain Ground.
PS2 - Gain Ground.
Sega CD - Road Avenger.
Saturn - Road Blasters.
iOS - Road Blaster

Notes:

Features "Misheard Lyrics" for Road Avenger's opening (later released to Youtube on its own).

Side-by-side of Gain Ground.


Ep. 28 - Thunder Force & Cotton
Release Date: 10/31/11 Runtime: 18:30
Games Shown:

Arcade - Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams.
Neo Geo Pocket Color - Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams.
TurboGrafx CD - Cotton Fantastic Night Dream.
Playstation - Cotton: Fantastic Niight Dreams.
SNES - Cotton 100%, Thunder Spirits.
Genesis - Panorama Cotton, Thunder Force II, Thunder Force III, Thunder Force IV/Lightening Force.
Saturn - Cotton 2, Cotton Boomerang, Thunder Force V, Thunder Force Gold Pack 2.
Dreamcast - Rainbow Cotton.
Sharp X1 - Thunder Force.
Sharp X68000 - Thunder Force II.
PS2 - Thunder Force VI.

Notes:

Side-by-side of Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams.

Side-by-Side of Thunder Force II.

Side-by-side of Thunder Force III, AC, Spirits.


Ep. 27 - Gaming on Halloween 1
Release Date: 10/21/11 Runtime: 15:34
Games Shown:

SNES - Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Ghoul Patrol, Super Castlevania IV, Demon's Crest.
Genesis - Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Haunting Starring Poulterguy.
GameBoy - Gargoyle's Quest.
NES - Gargoyle's Quest.
Xbox - Silent Hill 2.
PS3 - Limbo.
MONTAGE: Demon Souls, Nosferatu, Uninvited, Kid Dracula, House of the Dead, Devil's Crush, Jaki Crush, Maniac Mansion, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Splatterhouse, Splatterhouse Wanpaku Grafitti, Ghostbusters, Mansion of Hidden Souls, Ghosts n' Goblins, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins, Friday the 13th, Fester's Quest, Resident Evil 5, Monster in my Pocket, Mr. Bones, Cotton, Alan Wake, Decapattack, Master of Darkness, Dead Rising, Vampire Savior

Notes:

Zombies Ate My Neighbors side-by-side.

Montage of good games to play on Halloween.

Intro features Halloween-themed visuals as well as an awesome Hallowen rendition of the Game Sack tune by Brimaxian.


Ep. 26 - Some Games We Don't Want to Talk About
Release Date: 10/6/11 Runtime: 09:03
Games Shown:

SNES - Bubsy.
Genesis - Bubsy, Bubsy II, John Madden Football, Jeopardy, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
3DO - John Madden Football.
32X - Mortal Kombat II.
Arcade - Mortal Kombat.

Notes:

Second letter arrives from Dwayne.

Bubsy side-by-side.

John Madden Football side-by-side.

Mortal Kombat II side-by-side.


Ep. 25 - Portable Videogame Systems
Release Date: 10/9/11 Runtime: 19:11
Games Shown:

GameBoy - TMNT.
GameBoy Color - Metal Gear.
GameBoy Advance - Super Hang-On, Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland, Legend of Zelda Four Swords.
DS - Feel the Magic XX XY.
3DS - Super Monkeyball 3D.
Game Gear - Ristar.
TurboGrafx-16 - Soldier Blade.
Genesis - Barney's Hide and Seek Game.
Lynx - Rygar.
Neo Geo Pocket Color - Neo Turf Masters.
Wonderswan - Final Fantasy II.
PSP - Ys Seven.
iOS - Angry Birds

Notes:

Features Sega VMU advertisement (later released to Youtube on its own).

Games are only briefly shown playing on the portable devices, not actually discussed in detail.


Ep. 24 - Four Games with Superior Sequels
Release Date: 10/2/11 Runtime: 14:40
Games Shown:

NES - Ghosts 'n Goblins, Mike Tyson's Punch Out/Punch Out.
Saturn - Ghosts 'n Goblins.
Genesis - Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II.
Saturn - Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter Remix, Virtua Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter II X.
32X - Virtua Fighter.
SNES - Super Punch Out, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Street Fighter II.
Arcade - Street Fighter.
TurboGrafx-16 - Fighting Street, Street Fighter II Champion Edition.
3DO - Super Street Fighter II Turbo.
SMS - Street Fighter II.
PS3 - Street Fighter IV.

Notes:

First letter from li'l Dwayne arrives.

Punch-Out music arranged by Joe.


Ep. 23 - Four Games with Disappointing Sequels
Release Date: 9/25/11 Runtime: 14:31
Games Shown:

Arcade - Rastan, Space Harrier, Planet Harriers.
SMS - Rastan, Space Harrier, Space Harrier.
Genesis - Rastan Saga 2, Strider, Strider Returns, Space Harrier II.
Playstation - Strider 2.
NES - Tetris.
SNES - Tetris 2.
32X - Space Harrier.
Game Gear - Space Harrier.
NES - Space Harrier
PS2 - Space Harrier
Saturn - Space Harrier.

Notes:

Space Harrier side-by-side


Ep. 22 - Dare to Compare: Versions of Blackthorne and Batman
Release Date: 9/12/11 Runtime: 14:54
Games Shown:

SNES - Blackthorne.
32X - Blackthorne.
GameBoy Advance - Blackthorne.
Arcade - Batman.
NES - Batman. Genesis - Batman.
PC Engine - Batman.
GameBoy - Batman

Notes:

Side-by-side of Blackthorne

Side-by-side of Batman

Joe did the arranged Blackthorne and Batman music for the side-by-sides comparisons of both series. This was done because no other arranged music was available.


Ep. 21 - Wonder Boy and Adventure Island
Release Date: 9/4/11 Runtime: 19:52
Games Shown:

Arcade - Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair.
SMS - Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, Wonder Boy in Monster World.
NES - Hudson's Adventure Island, Hudson's Adventure Island II, Hudson's Adventure Island III, Adventure Island IV.
GameBoy - Adventure Island, Adventure Island II.
SNES - Super Adventure Island, Super Adventure Island II.
Game Gear - Revenge of Drancon, Wonder Boy III.
Genesis - Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair, Wonder Boy in Monster World, Monster World IV.
TurboGrafx-16 - Bikurriman World, Monster Lair, Dragon's Curse, Dynastic Hero, New Adventure Island.
Wii - Adventure Island: The Beginning

Notes:

First episode without "Game Sack City" credits.

Includes side-by-side montage.


Ep. 20 - Sidescrolling Run n' Guns
Release Date: 8/24/11 Runtime: 19:40
Games Shown:

NES - Contra, Super C.
Genesis - Gunstar Heroes, Midnight Resistance, Contra Hard Corps.
GameBoy Advance - Gunstar Super Heroes.
SNES - Contra III, Gun Force.
Neo Geo - Cyber Lip, Metal Slug 4.
Saturn - Metal Slug.
DS - Contra 4.
Playstation - Gunners Heaven.
Wii - Contra ReBirth.
PS2 - Contra: Shattered Soldier.
PS3 - Hard Corps Uprising
MONTAGE: E-SWAT, Contra Force, The Terminator, Demolition Man, Alien Soldie, Realm, Operation C, Rolling Thunder 3, Rendering Ranger R2, Journey to Silius, E-SWAT, Contra Advance, C: The Contra Adventure, Dinosaurs for Hire, Earthworm Jim, Turrican, Nightmare Busters, The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Notes:

First episode with a montage.

First episode featuring the Neo Geo.

Special thanks to Rob Ivy for supplying the MVS and Metal Slug 4.


Ep. 19 - Arcade vs Console 1
Release Date: 8/14/11 Runtime: 14:03
Games Shown:

Arcade - Earth Defense Force, Fantasy Zone
SNES - Super E.D.F.
SMS - Fantasy Zone.
TurboGrafx-16 - Fantasy Zone.
NES - Fantasy Zone (Tengen & Sunsoft).
PS2 - Sega Classics Collection: Fantasy Zone.

Notes:

Thanks to Rob Ivy for supplying the arcade boards for this episode as well as building the Supergun. Also, next time we do an ending like this, Dave will be on the receiving end!


Ep. 18 - Road Rash (16-bit and up) + Game Force Boulder
Release Date: 8/7/11 Runtime: 14:00
Games Shown:

Genesis - Road Rash, Road Rash 2, Road Rash 3.
Sega CD - Road Rash. 3DO - Road Rash.
Saturn - Road Rash.
Playstation - Road Rash, Road Rash 3D, Road Rash Jailbreak.
Nintendo 64 - Road Rash 64.
GameBoy Advance - Road Rash Jailbreak.

Notes:

Game Force Boulder tour and song opens the episode. Game Force Boulder song written and arranged by Joe.

First episode featuring side-by-side comparisons of the same game. I wish I would have included the cool Master System version.


Ep. 17 - Controllers for the 32-bit era and Beyond
Release Date: Original: 7/31/2011 Re-Release: 6/10/12 Runtime: 19:11
Games Shown:

Saturn - Space Harrier, After Burner

Notes:

Very little game footage. There is a short segment in the middle called "Intermission".

The "Intermission" segment was re-edited with different audio in 2012 to avoid a potential copyright issue after voluntarily removing it from the internet two months prior. The new intermission features the same footage, but is now set to ragtime music and looks like old film footage which is run too fast. The original segment ran at normal speed in full color with a song called, apropriately, "Intermission" by The Offspring. Both ways worked well, but I think I like the new version a bit better anyway.


Ep. 16 - Some Cool 16-bit Ninja Games
Release Date: 7/25/11 Runtime: 10:34
Games Shown:

Genesis - Revenge of Shinobi, Shadow Dancer, Shinobi III.
TurboGrafx-16 - Shinobi, Ninja Spirit.
SNES - Hagane, Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Notes:

This episode received a ton of negative backlash because we didn't include a lot of games we didn't even own.


Ep. 15 - Final Fight and Streets of Rage
Release Date: 7/11/11 Runtime: 08:34
Games Shown:

Arcade - Final Fight.
SNES - Final Fight, Final Fight Guy, Final Fight 2, Final Fight 3.
Sega CD - Final Fight CD.
Genesis - Streets of Rage, Streets of Rage 2, Streets of Rage 3.
Saturn - Final Fight Revenge

Notes:

Wish we would have shown more of Final Fight CD.


Ep. 14 - Star Odyssey + Random Battle 2
Release Date: 7/4/11 Runtime: 07:21
Games Shown:

Genesis - Star Odyssey, Blue Almanac
SNES - Axelay
SMS - R-Type

Notes:

Axelay (SNES) vs R-Type (SMS)

Star Odyssey footage was captured using an experimental RGB to HDMI converter.


Ep. 13 - The TurboGrafx-16
Release Date: 6/27/11 Runtime: 13:53
Games Shown:

TurboGrafx-16 HuCard/CD - Splatterhouse, Military Madness, Dracula X, Magical Chase (JP version), Star Parodia, The Legendary Axe, The Legendary Axe II, R-Type, Ys Book 1&2, Ys III Wanderers from Ys, Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys, Gate of Thunder, Lords of Thunder, JB Harold Murder Club.
Turbo games shown briefly: Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Fatal Fury 2, Art of Fighting, Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire.

Notes:

First episode to focus on a single system.


Ep. 12 - Gaming Collectables
Release Date: 6/20/11 Runtime: 06:58
Games Shown:

No Game In This Episode! This Episode has only Gaming Collectables!

Notes:

No games were featured at all in this episode, only game-related items.

Shortest episode


Ep. 11 - Retro Gaming on HDTVs and Video Connections
Release Date: 6/13/11 Runtime: 08:00
Games Shown:

NES - Kid Kool, Gumshoe, Marble Madness, Mega Man 2. SNES - Castlevania Dracula X.
Genesis - Ys III, Sonic

Notes:

First episode with new, extended intro with music by Brimaxian.

First episode in 1080p HD.

No games actually focused on, they were used for illustrative purposes only.


Ep. 10 - NES Zapper vs Sega Light Phaser
Release Date: 6/6/11 Runtime: 14:04
Games Shown:

NES - Duck Hunt, Gumshoe, Wild Gunman, Hogan's Alley, To the Earth, Mechanized Attack, Freedom Force, Shooting Range, Operation Wolf, The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Bayou Billy.
SMS - Safari Hunt, Marksman Shooting & Trap Shooting, Operation Wolf, Laser Ghost, Gangster Town, Rescue Mission, Shooting Gallery, Assault City, Space Gun, Wanted, Rambo III, Missile Defense 3-D.

Notes:

Capturing the video from these games was more difficult than usual because they MUST be played on a CRT monitor which is not present in the room where Game Sack is edited. So the games were recorded onto digital videotape and then captured into the computer.


Ep. 9 - Rally Racing Games
Release Date: 5/30/11 Runtime: 13:13
Games Shown:

Saturn - Sega Rally Championship.
Dreamcast - Sega Rally Championship 2.
PS3 - Sega Rally Revo, Dirt 3.
Xbox - Rallisport Challenge, Rallisport Challenge 2.

Notes:

First episode in which we delivered our coverage into the microphone together at the same time. Little to no planning went into the lines themselves resulting in a lot of "umms" and uh's".


Ep. 8 - Tetris and Other Puzzle Games
Release Date: 5/22/11 Runtime: 12:06
Games Shown:

NES - Tetris (Nintendo & Tengen), Dr. Mario.
GameBoy - Tetris, Dr. Mario.
Virtual Boy - V-Tetris, 3D Tetris.
SNES - Tetris & Dr. Mario, Tetris 2, Kirby's Avalanche, Wario's Woods.
Nintendo 64 - The New Tetris, Dr. Mario 64, Pokemon Puzzle League.
Dreamcast - Sega Tetris.
DS - Tetris DS, Meteos.
Wii - Tetris Party Deluxe.
Genesis - Colums, Columns 3, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.
PSP - Tetris

Notes:

Least popular episode to date.


Ep. 7 - Controllers for the 8 and 16-bit era Systems
Release Date: 5/15/11 Runtime: 13:07
Games Shown:

NES - Gun.Smoke


Notes:

Very little gameplay, mostly camera video.

First episode featuring the Game Sack t-shirts.


Ep. 6 - Mario vs Sonic - Which is Best?
Release Date: 5/8/11 Runtime: 12:31
Games Shown:

Genesis - Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, Knuckles.
Master System - Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2.
Sega CD - Sonic CD.
Saturn - Sonic R, Sonic Jam.
PS3 - Sonic 4 Episode 1, Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing.
NES - Super Mario Bros 1, 2.
SNES - Super Mario World, Super Mario All Stars, Super Mario Kart.
Nintendo 64 - Super Mario 64, Super Mario Kart 64.
Gamecube - Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Kart Double Dash.
Dreamcast - Sonic Adventure 1, 2.
Wii - Sonic & the Secret Rings, Super Mario Galaxy ,Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario Kart Wii, New Super Mario Bros Wii

Notes:

Made solely to attract new viewers and invite controversy. It worked! It's also the first episode which required any sort of complex editing.


Ep. 5 - Naxat Video Pinball Games
Release Date: 5/2/11 Runtime: 11:44
Games Shown:

TurboGrafx-16 - Alien Crush, Devil's Crush.
SNES - Jackie Crush.
Genesis - Dragon's Fury, Dragon's Revenge.
Wii - Alien Crush Returns

Notes:

Only Naxat-based pinball games and their offshoots are featured.


Ep. 4 - Random Battle 1
Release Date: 4/25/11 Runtime: 07:03
Games Shown:

SMS - Rambo III, Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Operation Wolf
Saturn - Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, Panzer Dragoon Saga
Genesis - Rambo III
Xbox - Panzer Dragoon Orta

Notes:

Rambo III (SMS) vs Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn)

First onscreen appearance of Jen. First Random Battle. Yes, the games are really selected at random.


Ep. 3 - 8-bit 3D Gaming: NES vs SMS
Release Date: 4/18/11 Runtime: 07:33
Games Shown:

NES - Rad Racer, 3-D World Runner
SMS - Blade Eagle 3-D, Space Harrier 3-D, Out Run 3-D, Zaxxon 3-D, Poseidon Wars 3-D, Maze Hunter 3-D, Line of Fire, Missile Defense 3-D

Notes:

Brief mention of the Vectrex 3D Imager.


Ep. 2 - 16-bit Street Fighter II + 3DS
Release Date: 4/11/11 Runtime: 08:34
Games Shown:

SNES - Street Fighter II Turbo.
Genesis - Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition.
PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 - Street Fighter II Champion Edition.
3DS - Pilotwings Resort.

Notes:

Quick look at the 3DS system in the beginning.

Shot before episode 1 was released on Youtube.

First episode in HD (720p).

First episode shot with the Canon 7D which would be used in many future episodes.


Ep. 1 - SNES Superscope vs Sega Menacer
Release Date: 4/4/11 Runtime: 07:21
Games Shown:

SNES - Super Scope 6 in 1, Yoshi's Safari, Battleclash, X-Zone
Genesis - Menacer 6-in-1, T2 The Arcade Game.
Sega CD 32X - Corpse Killer

Notes:

First episode. We thought of the name "Game Sack" about 5 minutes before we shot the episode.

480p only. Shot with the old Canon XL1.

Shot on the same day the 3DS was released in North America: Sunday, March 27, 2011. Released on Youtube April 4, 2011.

This is the only episode which has an unboxing.