Arcade - Heavy Barrel, Midnight Resistance, Lock 'n' Chase, Caveman Ninja, Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja, Two Crude, Burger Time, The Real Ghostbusters, Karnov, Captain Silver, Bloody Wolf
NES - Heavy Barrel, Bad Dudes, Burger Time, Karnov, Captain Silver
Sega Master System - Captain Silver
TurboGrafx-16 - Bloody Wolf
Genesis - Midnight Resistance, High Seas Havoc, Joe & Mac, Two Crude Dudes, Dashin' Desperadoes
GameBoy - Lock 'n Chase
SNES - Joe & Mac, Congo's Caper, Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
Neo Geo - Windjammers, Spinmaster
First episode dedicated to a developer/publisher.
Karate Champ, Bump n' Jump, Ring King, Chelnov the Atomic Runner, Robocop, Desert Assault, Boogie Wings, Nitro Ball, The Cliffhanger Edward Randy and Karnov's Revenge (all arcade versions) are each shown briefly.
Dave has a new beard.
NES - The Legend of Kage
GameBoy - Bubble Ghost
TurboGrafx-16 - Bonk's Adventure
Genesis - Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, Ultimate Mortal Kombat Trilogy (Hack), Risky Woods
SNES - Mortal Kombat 2
32X - Doom
Saturn - Burning Rangers, Doom
Playstation - Final Fantasy VII, Doom
Nintendo 64 - Doom 64, Donkey Kong 64
Dreamcast - Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Features Doom 128 skit that we shot in 1997.
Doom 128 was not the intended ending for the episode. We originally shot a completely different scene involving sealed games but it was pretty cheesy. Maybe it will appear in a different episode or as a bonus on a DVD set someday. Fortunately Doom 128 was appropriate and was able to replace the original ending.
Sega CD - Snatcher, Spider-Man vs The Kingpin, AH3 ThunderStrike, Final Fight CD, Dark Wizard, Shining Force CD, Soul Star, The Terminator, Lunar: The Silver Star, Lunar: Eternal Blue, Vay, Devastator, Cliffhanger, Ecco the Dolphin, Ecco: Tides of Time, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Battlecorps, Silpheed, Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari Arm, The Ninja Warriors, Dungeon Explorer, BC Racers, Jaguar XJ220, Formula One: Beyond the Limit, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Popful Mail, Eye of the Beholder, Sonic CD, Rise of the Dragon, Space Adventure Cobra, Keio Flying Squadron, Robo Aleste, Panic, Batman Returns, Road Avenger
Fire Emblem (Super Famicom) is shown briefly during the Shining Force CD segment.
"Welcome to The Next Level" song written by Brimaxian for the credits. An instrumental version is also played during the first on-camera segment at the beginning of the show.
Thanks to Brian G VanBuren for again encoding us to play natively on the Sega CD for the ending skit.
New 3D-ish Game Sack logo by Yoshi Vu premieres in this episode.
NES - Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2
Sega Master System - Zillion, Zillion 2: Tri-Formation, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
TurboGrafx-16 CD-ROM - Ys Book 1&2, Ys III: Wanderers From Ys, Dracula X: Rondo of Blood, Final Zone II
GameBoy - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Super Mario Land 3: Warioland
Genesis - Toejam & Earl, ToeJam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron, Final Zone
SNES - Super Adventure Island, Super Adventure Island II
Playstation - Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Every single Alex Kidd game is shown in the Alex Kidd segment, even if only briefly. The original Final Zone on the MSX is shown briefly during the (surprise surprise) Final Zone segment.
The Legend of Zelda and The Adventures of Link were originally going to be shown, but Dave chose to include the Super Mario Land games instead.
NES - Metal Storm
Genesis - Target Earth
Sega CD - Battlecorps
SNES - Front Mission: Gun Hazard, Cybernator, Xardion
Saturn - Gungriffon, Assault Suit Leynos 2
Nintendo 64 - Bangai-O
Dreamcast - Bangai-O
Playstation 2 - Zone of the Enders
First year without a Halloween-themed episode. They generally are not very well received, sadly.
Regular ol' non-Gun Hazard Front Mission (SNES) appears briefly.
Side-by-side of Bangai-O N64 vs Dreamcast
Joe was happy to finally have a reason to talk about Target Earth.
Arcade - Shinobi, Shadow Dancer
NES - NIghtshade, Darkwing Duck
GameBoy - Alien 3, Beavis & Butt-Head
Genesis - The Jungle Book, Power Rangers: The Movie, Alien 3, Beavis & Butt-Head, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Shadow Dancer, Shadowrun
TurboGrafx-16 - Darkwing Duck
SNES - The Jungle Book, Power Rangers: The Movie, Alien 3, Beavis & Butt-Head, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Shadowrun
Sega CD - The Adventures of Batman & Robin, Shadowrun
Playstation 2 - Shinobi, Nightshade
3DS - Shinobi
Side-by-side of Jungle Book on Genesis and SNES.
Both Dave and Joe were getting over colds caught at Retropalooza during the making of this episode.
NES - Dick Tracy, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, New Ghostbusters 2, Star Wars, Back to the Future, Back to the Future 2 & 3
Sega Master System - Dick Tracy, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future Part 2
Genesis - Universal Soldier, Dick Tracy, Ghostbusters, Demolition Man, Back to the Future 3
SNES - Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures, Demolition Man, Super Star Wars, Super Back to the Future Part 2
GameBoy - Dick Tracy
Sega CD - Demolition Man
3DO - Demolition Man
Saturn - Street Fighter: The Movie
Nintendo 64 - GoldenEye
Xbox - Spider-Man 2
Playstation 3- Ghostbusters, Back to the Future The Game
Star Wars Arcade (32X), Jedi Power Battles (Dreamcast) and Rogue Leader (GameCube) make brief appearances in the Star Wars segment.
Shot in Plano, Texas on the evening of September 20, 2014 just after the Retropalooza convention had ended for the day and only hours after we gave our first panel ever! This might explain why we look so tired.
Shot in the Film-Tech screening room. This room can run 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and 70mm film in mono, stereo, surround, magnetic audio, unmarried prints, Dolby Digital, DTS, and SDDS sound formats via changeovers or platter. Also supported is DCP content via a Christie digital cinema projector. The speakers are QSC 4-way with bass shading so it sounds incredible as well. Game Sack refuses to use any other auditorium or screening room.
Joe messed up and forgot to switch the power on for the shotgun mic so we had to use the backup on-camera mic from the Canon 6D for the audio since there was no time to reshoot or ADR the dialog.
NES/Famicom - Castlevania 3, Blaster Master, Contra/Probotector, Bionic Commando, Life Force/Salamander
TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine- Splatterhouse
Genesis/Mega Drive - Splatterhouse 2, Sonic the Hedgehog, Dynamite Headdy, Batman, Phantasy Star 2, Phantasy Star 3, Contra: Hard Corps, Decapattack/Magical Hat
GameBoy - Kid Dracula, Castlevania 2
SNES/Super Famicom - Super Castlevania IV, Final Fight, Final Fight 2, Tetris Attack/Panel de Pon
The Adventures of Bayou Billy/Mad City was to be included, but Dave chose Tetris Attack/Panel de Pon instead as gameplay footage had already been recorded.
A few examples of regional differences in Splatterhouse were also mentioned in the Gaming on Halloween 3 episode and are reiterated here.
NES - The Lone Ranger, G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero, G.I. Joe - The Atlantis Factor, Datdreamin' Davey
Genesis - Rolling Thunder 3, Bimini Run, Trampoline Terror, Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool, Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest
SNES - Tin Star, Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool, Chester Cheetah: Wild Wild Quest
Playstation - C: The Contra Adventure
Wii - Eduardo the Samurai Toaster
Rolling Thunder (arcade) appears briefly.
90's Dave also shows up. Footage is actually from 1992 and not 1994.
The slap at the end was real, but sped up. There were many different takes with a fake slap but they all looked� fake. The sound of the slap is also real.
NES - Cosmic Epsilon, Sesame Street Countdown, Recca: Summer Carnival '92, Batman: Return of the Joker
Genesis - Red Zone, Mega Turrican, Alien Soldier
SNES - Street Fighter Alpha 2
GameBoy Color - Shantae
Saturn - Street Fighter Zero 3
Playstation - Gran Turismo 2
Red Zone, Mega Turrican, Alien Soldier and Street Fighter Zero 3 were recorded with an RGB connection. Everything else was recorded using S-video.
Dave had one of the most difficults times he's had recording his dialog for the gameplay segments. There were many different takes for each line and it resulted in nearly 45 minutes of recorded VO.
Genesis - Chakan: The Forever Man, Alisia Dragoon, Star Control, Kid Chameleon
Sega CD - Robo Aleste
Super Nintendo - Mega Man X, Magic Sword, Rival Turf, Brawl Brothers, The Peace Keepers, Faceball 2000, Kirby Super Star
There was another ending shot featuring both Joe and Dave that took 5 different takes, but it was scrapped in favor of the current Chakan stop-motion story as it was not as entertaining. The Youtube video thumbnail was taken from this scrapped ending.
First episode where Dave records Genesis gameplay on his own. He used the Genesis model 2 that was modified in the previous episode.
Joe had to loan Dave his Sega CD to record Robo Aleste because the capacitors in his unit were starting to fail, causing very noticeable audio problems.
No games are showcased, just quick stuff shown as examples.
In this episode a Turbo Duo has all of its capacitors replaced. It also has s-video added as well as RCA audio jacks on the back so that it is not necessary to use the DIN jack which is inconveniently mounted on the side of the console. Also a Genesis model 2 has its sound circuitry redone with a "Mega Amp" as well as the addition of s-video and RCA jacks on the back.
First appearance of Joe and Dave's friend Bill who is a wizard at repairing and modifying electronics.
This episode was shot over 3 different nights at Bill's and we had to make sure we kept wearing the same shirts. The night of replacing the Turbo Duo's capacitors and adding s-video approached 10 hours alone.
Dave has a job where he must wake up early and Bill is a night owl so Dave could not attend. So in the episode it was decided to just leave Dave sitting back in the Game Sack studio the entire time for comic effect. Dave and Bill do know each other, however.
NES - Noah's Ark
Sega Master System - Asterix, Running Battle
Mega Drive - The Second Samurai
SNES - Asterix, Hanna-Barbera Turbo Toons, Jelly Boy, Super Dany
Nintendo 64 - Taz Express
Playstation 2 - Masters of the Universe: He-Man Defender of Grayskull
The First Samurai (SNES) and Asterix and the Great Rescue (Genesis) make very brief appearances.
Jelly Boy is not related in any way to Jelly Boy 2 which was reviewed in our "Unreleased Games" episode.
No game insert scenes in this episode They will return.
Genesis - Justice League Task Force
PC Engine Super CD-ROM - Advanced VG
Super Nintendo - Super VG, Justice League Task Force
Neo Geo - The King of Fighters '99
Neo Geo CD - Gangan / Aggressors of Dark Kombat, The King of Fighters '94, The King of Fighters '95, The King of Fighters '96, The King of Fighters '97, The King of Fighters '98
Saturn - Marvel Super Heroes, Dead or Alive
Playstation - Rival Schools, Guilty Gear, Soul Blade
Dreamcast - Soul Calibur, Dead or Alive 2
Playstation 2 - Soul Calibur III
Xbox - Soul Calibur II, Dead or Alive 3
Gamecube - Soul Calibur II
Xbox 360 - Soul Calibur IV, Dead or Alive 4
Completed in it's entirety before production began on the previous episode, The Hyperkin Retron 5. That episode was pushed up to be closer to the release date of the console while this one ended up being delayed a week.
Footage for the Gamecube version of Soul Calibur II was captured using the hyper-rare mega-expensive Gamecube component cables running in progressive scan. This increases the value of this episode and will ensure audiences get 16.3% more enjoyment out of it than they otherwise would.
No games were showcased, just quick stuff shown as examples.
Thanks to Eric Lappe for loaning the Retron 5!
Special appearance by Eric Lappe of Let's GET!! and The Video Game Years.
Number of different shirts worn by Joe in this episode: 4
3DO - Shockwave, Shockwave 2, Super Street Fighter 2, PO'ed, Crash 'N Burn, Trip'D, Total Eclipse, Cyberdillo, Guardian War, Stellar 7, Space Hulk, Road Rash, Plumbers Don't Wear Ties, Way of the Warrior, Captain Quazar, The Need for Speed, Star Control 2, Burning Soldier, Cannon Fodder, Return Fire, Virtuoso, Gex, Strahl, Killing Time, Bladeforce, The Horde, Lucienne's Quest
Thanks to Mark Brancucci for providing TWO 3DOs and about 80 games. Sorry we didn't get to cover them all!
The Need for Speed (Playstation) appears in The Need for Speed segment and also gets a side-by-side with the 3DO version.
Genesis - Batman Returns, Pirates of Dark Water, Sunset Riders, Aladdin, Animaniacs
SNES - Batman Returns, Pirates of Dark Water, Sunset Riders, Aladdin, Animaniacs
Sega CD - Batman Returns
Blaster Master (NES) makes a brief appearance in the Pirates of Dark Water segment.
Duck Tales (NES) and Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers (NES) make brief appearances during the Aladdin segment.
These NES appearances are also the first time we recorded NES games in s-video.
Shove It! The Warehouse Game (Genesis) and Boxxle (GameBoy) make a brief appearance in the Animaniacs segment.
The ending segment "Boxed Tetris" was actually shot before episode 100 about 3 months before this episode. It was kept on file in case we couldn't think of an ending to do for a particular episode and it finally came in handy.
SNES - The Lost Vikings, Pop'n Twinbee, Nightmare Busters
Genesis - The Lost Vikings, Crusader of Centy, Cadash
NES - RC Pro-Am, RC Pro-AM 2, Willow
Sega Master System - RC Grand Prix
GameBoy - Ninja Gaiden Shadow
Neo Geo - Blue's Journey
TurboGrafx-16 - The Legend of Hero Tonma, Cadash
No theme at all for this episode. Just games that we wanted to talk about.
Shadow of the Ninja (NES) appears briefly during the Ninja Gaiden Shadow segment.
Side-by-side of Cadash (TurboGrafx-16 and Genesis versions).
Blue's Journey (Neo Geo), The Legend of Hero Tonma (TG-16) and Cadash (both TG-16 and Genesis) were all recorded in direct RGB in this episode, mainly as a test. All of the other games were recorded using s-video. What did you think?
Neo Geo CD - Ninja Commando, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, King of the Monsters 2, Pulstar, Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Overtop, Neo Drift Out, Samurai Shodown, Samurai Shodown 2, Samurai Shodown 3, Samurai Shodown 4, Savage Rein, Far East of Eden: Kabuki Clash, Puzzle Bobble, Crossed Swords 2, Top Hunter, Fighters History Dynamite (Karnov's Revenge), Viewpoint, Ironclad, Twinkle Star Sprites, The Last Blade, The Last Blade 2
Thanks to email@example.com for supplying the Neo Geo CD!
The Last Blade (Neo Geo AES) appears briefly in The Last Blade segment.
Karnov (NES) appears briefly in the Fighters History Dynamite section.
Dave had to slap Joe many times before getting a good take.
PC Engine Super CD-ROM - Fray in Magical Adventure, The Legend of Xanadu II
Super Famicom - Ganbare Daiku no Gensan (Hammerin' Harry), Lupin the 3rd, Magical Pop'n
Saturn - Super Tempo, Tryrush Deppy, Super Dimension Fortress Macross
PC Engine - Genji Tsuujin Agedama
Dreamcast - Zero Gunner 2
Etoile Princesse (Sharp X68000) appears briefly in the Fray segment.
Tempo (32X) appears briefly in the Super Tempo segment.
Playstation - Ape Escape, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Oddword: Abe's Oddysee, Point Blank, Alundra, Ghost in the Shell, Warhawk, Tobal No 1, Tobal 2, Strider 2, Ridge Racer, Ridge Racer Revolution, Rage Racer, Ridge Racer Type 4, Herc's Adventure, Parappa the Rapper, Xevious 3D/G+, Einhander, Metal Gear Solid, Crash Bandicoot, The Adventures of Lomax, Motor Toon Grand Prix, Final Fantasy VII, R-Type Delta, Spyro the Dragon, Klonoa: The Door to Phantomile, Gradius Gaiden, Disruptor, Time Crisis, Blasto, Silent Hill, Vandal Hearts
Quick appearance by Castlevania 3 (Famicom version) in the Symphony of the Night segment.
Quick appearance of Strider Returns (Genesis) in the Strider 2 segment. This game just keeps showing up!
As always, the stop motion was shot at 5K resolution.
The final stop motion segment is called "Playtime for the Playstation".
Joe says that they showed around 40 games but in reality they only showed 32 different games in this episode.
Thanks to Michael Kobialka for providing some of the games!
Genesis - Socket, Vectorman, Vectorman 2
TurboGrafx-16 - Keith Courage in Alpha Zones
SNES - Captain Commando
Playstation - Croc, Croc 2, Punky Skunk
Saturn - SCUD The Disposable Assassin
Nintendo 64 - Buck Bumble
Gamecube - Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, Chibi Robo
Croc (Sega Saturn) is shown briefly
Captain Commando (Arcade) is shown briefly.
Side-by-side of Croc on Saturn and Playstation.
Side-by-side of Captain Commando on Arcade and SNES.
Gex was almost included, but there were so many different games in the series that it was decided to save it for another time.
High Seas Havoc had gameplay recorded for this episode but wasn't written about. It was replaced in the episode by SCUD.
Genesis - Road Rash, Gaiares, The Revenge of Shinobi, Castle of Illusion
SNES - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Super Mario World, Super Castlevania IV
TurboGrafx Super CD - Dracula X: Rondo of Blood
Our first Top 10 ever.
Features special extended intro sequence with original music by Brimaxian.
Thunder Force 3 almost made it in instead of Gaiares.
Dave swapped the order of TMNT 4 and Super Ghouls n' Ghosts after he recorded gameplay footage for the episode.
SNES - Ranma 1/2 Hard Battle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters, Dragon Ball Z Super Butouden 2, Clay Fighter, Killer Instinct
Genesis - Budokan, Fighting Masters, Eternal Champions, Virtua Fighter 2
Sega CD - Eternal Champions Challenge From the Dark Side
TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine - Strip Fighter 2
TMNT Tournament Fighters (Genesis), Clay Fighter (Genesis) and Killer Instinct (Arcade) all make brief appearances.
Very quick clip of creepy-ass teenage Joe.
Arcade - B.Rap Boys, Battletoads, Mystic Warriors, Bucky O'Hare, Blood Bros., Hook, Boogie Wings, Night Slashers, Nitro Ball, Thunder Cross II
DJ Boy (arcade and Genesis versions), Bucky O'Hare (NES) and Thunder Cross (arcade) all make brief appearances.
The arcade scenes were shot at Fun City in Littletom, CO (All of their 25 cent games are broken).
The arcade backgrounds were shot at 1UP in Denver, CO.
Sharp X68000 - Star Wars: Attack on the Death Star, Gradius, Salamander, Gradius 2, Nemesis 90 Kai, Super Hang-On, Akumajou Dracula, Thunder Force II, Etoile Princesse, Aquales, Mad Stalker, The Cockpit, Geograph Seal
Shorter reviews: Genocide, Genocide 2, Crossfire EX, The Return of Ishtar, After Burner II, Space Harrier, Alien Syndrome, Cotton Fantastic Night Dreams, Akazukin Cha Cha Cha, Gemini Wing, Daimakaimura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts), Naious, Marble Madness, Strider, Granada, Star Trader, Street Fighter II' Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers, Thunder Blade, Sol Feace, Final Fight, Arcus Odyssey, Overtake, Undeadline
Most parts of the X68000 overview segment were shot back in July of 2013. The power supply kept failing and that delayed this episode by nearly 6 months.
Star Wars (Arcade), F-16 Fighting Falcom (Sega Master System) and Space Harrier (TurboGrafx-16) are all shown briefly.
The ending skit is based on the one that was featured in the 32X episode.
Thanks to BlueBMW for supplying the X68000 stuff!
NES - Star Trek V The Final Frontier, Sunman
Genesis - ResQ, Fido Dido, Time Trax, Mr. Nutz 2: Hoppin' Mad, Jim Power: The Arcade Game
SNES - Mr. Bloopy, Jelly Boy 2, Mr Tuff, Wile E. Coyote's Revenge, Steven Seagal is The Final Option
Saturn - Major Damage
Dreamcast - Toejam & Earl 3, Half Life
Quick shots of On the Ball (SNES), Time Trax (SNES), Mr. Nutz (SNES), Death Valley Rally (SNES), Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (SNES) and Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampgae (SNES) are in various segments.
In the ending skit, the game "Richard Gere's Virtual Gerbil" is actually an unreleased prototype called "Virtua Hamster" on the 32X.
No game reviews but quick, direct-feed footage is shown of Contra 3 (RDP and SNES), Mega Man 2 (RDP), Castle of Illusion (RetroGEN and Genesis), Karnaaj (Super Retro Advance) and Rastan (RetroGEN and Sega Master System)
Shot simultaneously with the previous episode (Homebrews, Hacks and Demos).
165 different camera shots were done for this little 12 minute episode.
The video for SNES and GameBoy Advance games had to be recorded to Hi8 videotape and then digitized because the RetroDuo Portable seems to be doing something weird with its color output. Oddly, Genesis and Master System games output color perfectly from the unit.
First (and so far only) episode of Game Sack edited entirely in Final Cut Pro X
NES - Sir Ababol, Battle Kid, Castlevania 2 (hack)
Sega Master System - Digger Chan
Genesis - Sacred Line Genesis, Glass Breaker MD, Project MD, Bad Apple
SNES - Road Blaster, Super Mario Odyssey, SNES Test Program, Star Ocean (English hack), Seiken Densetsu 3 (English hack), Ys V (English hack)
TurboGrafx-16 - Tongueman's Logic, Reflectron
TurboGrafx CD - Mysterious Song, Insanity
Lots more stuff appears briefly.
The ending was shot AFTER the next episode which is the Retro Duo Portable review.
NES - Bases Loaded, Bases Loaded 2, Tecmo Bowl
Sega Master System - Reggie Jackson Baseball, Super Tennis
Genesis - Tommy Lasorda Baseball, Sports Talk Baseball, John Madden Football (all of them for the system), Pat Riley Basketball, Lakers vs Celtics and the NBA Playoffs, Bulls vs Blazers, David Robinson's Supreme Court, NBA Live 95, James "Buster" Douglas Knockout Boxing/Final Blow, Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Boxing, Greatest Heavyweights
SNES - Hal's Hole in One Golf, Super Tennis, Super Bases Loaded, Tecmo Super Bowl, Tecmo Super Bowl III
Neo Geo - Baseball Stars Professional
Saturn - Decathlete, Winter Heat, Worldwide Soccer/Sega International Victory Goal
Dreamcast - Virtua Athlete 2000
Come on already! There's gotta be at least one episode about sports games!
World Series Baseball '98 (Genesis), Baseball Stars 2 (Neo Geo), Tecmo Super Bowl (Genesis) and Tecmo Super Bowl II (SNES) appear briefly.
We chose to do this because we thought it'd be an easy episode to make, but ended up putting quite a bit of work into it.
Bases Loaded 2 has crappy music.
Sega Master System - Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land
TurboGrafx-16 - The Legendary Axe, The Legendary Axe II, Alien Crush, Devil's Crush
Genesis - Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park Rampage Edition
SNES - Pilotwings
GameBoy - The Castlevania Adventure, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Nintendo 64 - Pilotwings 64
Playstation 2 - God of War, God of War II
Wonder Boy III (SMS), Wonder Boy in Wonster World (Genesis), Sonic 2 (Genesis) and Side Pocket (Genesis) all make brief appearances.
The ending was shot nearly a year and a half before the rest of this episode. It was made for a an episode of the show Video Game Take Out called Please Stay Tuned.
Joe's first Maya 3D animation ever is in this episode. It's the Game Sack logo in the TV just before the closing credits.
Joe had a hard time choosing his final game and tried the Jurassic Park games on a whim. It ended up being his favorite segment of this episode.
NES - The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II:The Adventure of Link, Blaster Master
Genesis - Toejam & Earl, ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron, El Viento, Rocket Knight Adventures, Sparkster, Cool Spot, Spot Goes to Hollywood
SNES - Sparkster, Cool Spot
Sega CD - Annet Futatabi
Playstation - Blaster Master Blasting Again, ESPN Xtreme Games, 2Xtreme
Wii - Excite Truck, Excite Bots
Earnest Evans (Genesis) is shown briefly in the El Viento/Annet Fuatabi segment.
Blaster Master 2 (Genesis) shown briefly during the Blaster Master segment. Yuck!
Contra Hard Corps and Castlevania Bloodlines (both Genesis) are shown briefly during the Rocket Knight Adventires/Sparkster segment.
Arcade - Chuka Taisen
PC Engine - Chuka Taisen
PC Engine Super CD - Dracula X - Rondo of Blood
Sega Master System - Cloud Master
PSP - Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, Mega Man Powered Up
NES - Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2 (US), Super Mario Bros 2 (JP), Super Mario Bros 3, Duck Tales, Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Chuka Taisen, Metroid
SNES - Super Mario All-Stars
Genesis - Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, Flashback: The Quest for Identity, Mega Man: The Wiley Wars
GameBoy Advance - Metroid Zero Mission
Playstation 3 - Castle of Illusion, Ducktales Remastered
Xbox 360 - Flashback
Wii - The Monkey King: The Legend Begins
Side-by-side clips of the originals and remakes for every entry in this episode.
Dave accidentally said "Monkey King: The Journey Begins" on the voiceover instead of "The Legend Begins". It was noticed during editing and Dave lives a half an hour away so it was just decided to leave it in. Cutting it out was tried but it didn't sound like a complete sentence.
Arcade - Splatterhouse
NES - Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti
Sega Master System - Ghost House
TurboGrafx-16 - Splatterhouse
Genesis - Splatterhouse 2, Splatterhouse 3
Super Nintendo - Majyūō (King of Demons)
Saturn - D, Deep Fear
Xbox - Otogi, Otogi 2
Playstation 3- Splatterhouse
Shot at the end of August two days after Episode 85 was shot.
Features "Sonic Doom" ending movie.
Sonic Doom was shot almost entirely in reverse except for the driving scenes and the end where Dave is awake. All of the other clips are playing backwards in the final movie.
Sonic Doom was shot and edited almost entirely within a 48 hour timeframe.
32X - Kolibri, Star Wars Arcade, Shadow Squadron, Darxide, Knuckles' Chaotix, Virtua Racing Deluxe, Virtua Fighter, Metal Head, Tempo, Zaxxon Motherbase 2000, Star Trek Starfleet Academy Starship Bridge Simulator, World Series Baseball, RBI Baseball '95, Space Harrier, After Burner II Complete, WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game, WWF Raw, FIFA Soccer 96, Cosmic Carnage, Pitfall The Mayan Adventure, Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw, NFL Quarterback Club, T-Mek, Mortal Kombat II, Primal Rage, BC Racers, Toughman Contest, Doom, Spider-Man: Web of Fire, Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV, Motocross Championship, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Golf Magazine Presents 36 Great Holes starring Fred Couples
32X CD - Supreme Warrior, Night Trap, Fahrenheit, Slam City with Scottie Pippen, Corpse Killer
The ending skit was shot in May of 2008, long before Game Sack was even a twinkle in our eyes. It's otherwise known as a stand-alone skit called "Advanced Technology and You" and originally was made to come across as an old educational advertisement. The stilted acting was actually quite intentional and certain parts had to be redone because they weren't stilted/wooden enough if you can believe that.
Virtua Racing (Genesis), Blackthorne (SNES), Bug (Saturn) and Zaxxon (Arcade) make brief appearances.
Genesis - Ristar
SNES - Stunt Race FX, Uniracers
Sega CD - Wonder Dog
Playstation 2 - The Mark of Kri
TurboGrafx-16 - Bravoman
Playstation - Crash Team Racing
Saturn - Bug!, Astal
GameBoy - Solar Striker
We really had no idea what this episode was supposed to be about. The initial idea was "Failed IPs" but we felt that too many people wouldn't know what the term "IP" referred to. Then it kind of evolved into a "Whatever happened to" episode. The final title of "Games that Time Forgot" wasn't decided upon until editing had begun. We hope it makes sense!
We lost the sound recorded from the shotgun microphone for the ending skit so we had to fall back to the on-camera mic sound. It works but it could have sounded much nicer.
Rise of the Kasai (PS2), Bug Too (Saturn), Akumajo Dracula X Nocturne in the Moonlight aka Castlevania Symphony of the Night (Saturn) all make very brief appearances in this episode.
Unicyclist Rick Redmond (now a cop) makes a brief appearance from one of Joe's older video projects.
Genesis - Streets of Rage, Streets of Rage 2, Streets of Rage 3, Golden Axe, Golden Axe 2, Golden Axe 3, Shining Force, Shining Force II
Sega CD - Shining Force CD, Popful Mail, Golden Axe (from Sega Arcade Classics Collection)
TurboGrafx-16 - JJ & Jeff (Ken Chan and Kato Chan)
SNES - Axelay
Playstation - Return Fire, Jumping Flash 2
Playstation 2 - Okami
PSP - LocoRoco, LocoRoco 2
Footage from Golden Axe - Revenge of Death Adder (arcade) is briefly shown during the Golden Axe segment as well as Golden Axe Beast Rider (PS3, Xbox 360), Golden Axe: The Duel (Saturn) and a Golden Axe prototype by Sega Australia.
Footage from Ancient's cancelled Streets of Rage 4 prototype is shown during the Streets of Rage segemtn as well as Streets of Rage Remake (PC and Ruffian Games'cancelled Streets of Rage prototype.
Composer/arranger of the Streets of Rage Remake music used in the opening segment is Gecko Yamori. Used with permission on the condition that his name in the credits be pink.
Dreamcast - Daytona USA, Hydro Thunder
Playstation 2 - World Rally Championship (WRC), Out Run 2006: Coast 2 Coast
Xbox - Burnout 3: Takedown, MotoGP 3
SNES - F-Zero
Playstation - Road Rash
Nintendo 64 - Wave Race 64
Saturn - Sega Rally Championship
GameBoy Advance - Mario Kart Super Circuit
Joe was originally going to include Super Hang-On and recorded lots of footage for it, but swapped it out at the last minute for Sega Rally on the Saturn. Some of that recorded footage can be seen playing on the TV behind Joe and Dave before the credits.
The ending is meant to make fun of amateur production values on older video equipment.
No Games shown in this episode! Only Magazines!
Over 143 pages scanned for this episode.
Some magazines were so big that each page had to be scanned in multiple passes just to get the entire image.
Gameplay from Snail Maze (Master System), Batman (Genesis), Ecco the Dolphin (Dreamcast) and Jet Grind Radio (Dreamcast) are all shown briefly.
First episode released partnered with Screenwave Media.
Sega Master System - Space Harrier, Choplifter, Deep Duck Trouble starring Donald Duck, Golden Axe, Golden Axe Warrior, Golvellius, Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II, Fantasy Zone: The Maze, Galaxy Force, Wanted, Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, Wonder Boy in Monster World, Kung-Fu Kid, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Cloud Master, Streets of Rage, Streets of Rage 2, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
MONTAGE: - Out Run, Castle of Illusion, After Burner, Rescue Mission, Psycho Fox, Rambo, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Chaos, California Games, Action Fighter, Spellcaster, Global Defense, My Hero, Rampage, Kenseiden, Astro Warrior, King's Quest, Lord of the Sword, Phantasy Star, Missile Defense 3-D, R-Type, Vigilante, Road Rash, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, Ghost House, Alien Syndrome, Street Fighter II, Miracle Warriors, Renegade, Poseidon Wars 3-D, The Ninja, Ys: The Vanished Omens, Transbot, Ultima IV, Altered Beast, Enduro Racer, Double Dragon, Master of Darkness, Power Strike, Zillion, Gangster Town, Rastan, Cyborg Hunter, Scarmble Spirits, Black Belt, Zaxxon 3-D, Hang On, Maze Hunter 3-D, Shinobi
Snail Maze is briefly shown in the section covering the SMS console.
The stop-motion animation sequence at the end was produced in a bit over 3 hours (sound was done later). Joe had no idea what the ending was going to be other than that it was going to be stop-motion.
Joe announces to the world that he wants to try and get a full complete US Master System set. He's serious about it! Can you help?
Made before the Neo Geo X Firmware Update mini-episode, but released one week after.
Sega Master System - Ys: The Vanished Omens
NES - Ys, Ys 2: The Final Chapter, Ys 3: Wanderers from Ys
Sharp X68000 - Ys, Ys 3: Wanderers from Ys
TurboGrafx-16 CD - Ys Book 1 and 2, Ys 3: Wanderers from Ys, Ys 4: The Dawn of Ys
Saturn - Falcom Classics, Falcom Classics II
Nintendo DS- Legacy of Ys Books 1 & 2
PSP - Ys 1& 2 Chronicles, Ys The Oath in Felghana, Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim, Ys Seven
SNES - Ys 3: Wanderers from Ys, Ys 4: Mask of the Sun, Ys 5
Genesis - Ys 3: Wanderers from Ys
Playstation 2 - Ys 3: Wanderers from Ys, Ys 5: Lost Kefin Kindom of Sand, Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim
Guest starring the Happy Console Gamer! First episode with a guest appearance. Super fun episode to make!
Ys Memories of Celceta for PS Vita is only shown via screenshots. It was not released in time for this episode.
Thanks to BlueBMW for the X68000. It arrived just in time to include the two Ys games on that system. The system will get its own dedicated epsiode in the near future. If you are from the future, you may already be aware of this and even see the X68000 episode entry on this very page! But since I'm from the past, I do not see that entry yet.
Genesis - Quackshot starring Donald Duck, Granada, Elemental Master
TurboGrafx-16 Super CD-ROM - Beyond Shadowgate
GameBoy - Kirby's Block Ball
Gamecube - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Master System - Black Belt
Playstation - Tomba, International Track and Field
Saturn - Shinobi Legions / Shinobi X
Castle of Illusion (Genesis) appears briefly.
Shadowgate (NES) appears briefly.
Track and Field (NES) appears briefly.
World Class Track Meet (NES) appears during the ending skit.
The ending skit had to be shot 10 times from 5 different angles (2 times for each angle). We really wore ourselves out and you can see and maybe even hear it in a few shots if you watch closely.
TurboGrafx-16 - Magical Chase
GameBoy - Castlevania Legends
Mega Drive/Genesis - Marble Madness (both EA and Tengen versions)
Playstation - Einhander
Sega Master System - Sonic the Hedgehog
Super Nintendo - E.V.O.
NES - Little Samson, Duck Tales 2
Sega 32X - Spider-Man Web of Fire
Magical Chase for the GameBoy Color appears briefly.
Quick side-by-side of US and JP versions of Magical Chase.
Cotton for the Turbo Super CD appears quickly during Magical Chase.
Castlevania Adventure (GameBoy) appears during the Castlevania Legends segment.
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (SMS) appears during the Little Samson segment (because mice stick to things).
Dave's pronunciation of Einhander was a joke. He did record it normally afterwards but Joe kept the fake German accented one and pasted it in with his regular commentary.
Neo Geo X - King of the Monsters, Alpha Mission 2, World Heroes Perfect, Fatal Fury, League Bowling, Fatal Fury Special, Magician Lord, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, Baseball Stars 2, Cyber Lip, Art of Fighting, Metal Slug, Mutation Nation, The King of Fighters '95, Puzzled, 3 Count Bout, Nam 1975, Super Sidekicks, Samurai Shodown II, Last Resort, Ninja Master's
Firmware Update Episode: - The King of Fighters '96, Blazing Star, Kizuna Encounter
Companion firmware update episode was made and released on 7-14-2013.
Street Fighter (Arcade) appears briefly during the Fatal Fury segment.
The Neo Geo Pocket Color makes a very brief appearance showing Neo Turf Masters, Metal Slug 1st Mission and Sonic Pocket Adventure.
All Neo Geo X games are heard with the left and right channel swapped. That's how the hardware outputs the sound via HDMI as explained in the intro. This could have been fixed this during the editing process but we wanted you to hear it like it really sounds.
The stop motion animation sequence at the end took about 3 hours to shoot.
Genesis - Pier Solar
SNES - Breath of Fire, Super Mario RPG, Final Fantasy 6/3
Sega Saturn - Panzer Dragoon Saga
Playstation 3- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
The DS version of Ni No Kuni is shown very briefly.
Screens for Pier Solar HD provided directly by Watermelon. Thanks, guys!
Footage and voiceover for Breath of Fire and Super Mario RPG were recorded and edited before the first RPG episode was even uploaded.
This episode was originally going to include a couple of action RPG games, but it was decided to have an episode dedicted specifically to action RPGs at some point instead. Some gameplay footage for that eventual episode has already been recorded, much of it before RPG part 1 was uploaded (though no voiceovers have been written or recorded yet, though).
An updated version to Joe's Final Fantasy Robovoice song debuts in this episode. Nothing like a singing computer!
NES - Devil Word
We initially didn't want to do room tours because we thought they were a bit self-serving, but we continually got requests for them so we'd thought we'd have fun with it and at least try to make it entertaining.
The cat from episode 3 makes a brief appearance.
A Glidecam was used for much of the footage of all the rooms. These can get quite heavy! Youtube also seems to have issues with the smooth motion on computers that aren't very new.
Only one game was shown and only briefly, Devil World, a reproduction cart for the NES. It was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and is the only one of his games never to be released in the USA.
NES - Jackal, Rampage, Super Mario Bros. 2
Sega Master System - Rampage
Genesis - Dynamite Headdy
Sega CD - Rise of the Dragon
Neo Geo - Magician Lord, Nam 1975
Dreamcast - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Wii - A Boy and His Blob
Joe and Dave appear in suits. Joe has a mustache.
This episode was really fun to make.
Games that were shown briefly in other games' segments: A Boy and His Blob (NES), Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball (SNES), Decapattack (Genesis), Doki Doki Panic (Famicom Disk System), Dynamite Duke (Genesis), Super Mario All-Stars (SNES), Super Mario Bros. 2 (Famicom), Super Mario USA (Famicom), Top Gun (NES), Top Gunner (Arcade)
NES - Contra Force
Genesis - Blaster Master 2, Time Killers, No Escape, Revolution X, Aero the Acro-Bat
SNES - Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball, Aero the Acro-Bat, Revolution X, No Escape
TurboGrafx-16 - Night Creatures
Nintendo 64 - South Park 64
Blaster Master (NES) appears during Blaster Master 2 segment.
Had to reshoot and re-record part of the episode. Even the reshoot had minor problems. It's almost as if this episode didn't want to exist.
The first Really Bad Games episode was kind of fun because the games were awful in a way that you could practically laugh at them. Not this episode. With the exception of Revolution X and maybe some aspects of South Park 64 and No Escape the games here are just bad, period. Both Aero and Blaster Master 2 made Joe physically ill to play and edit (he's in charge of recording all Genesis footage since his console has s-video). Therefore this is one of Joe's least favorite episodes.
NES - Mother
Sega Master System - Phantasy Star
Genesis - Phantasy Star 2, Phantasy Star 3, Phantasy Star 4
SNES - Earthbound, Chrono Trigger
Sega CD - Lunar: The Silver Star, Lunar 2 Eternal Blue
Saturn - Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
Playstation - Chrono Cross
Gameplay recording for this episode began nearly 7 months before this episode was released.
Gameplay footage for part 2 has mostly already been recorded as of this episode's release date and even some dialog has been recorded.
Arcade - Super Contra, E-SWAT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thunder Blade, Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi
NES - Super C, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi
Sega Master System - E-SWAT, Thunder Blade, Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi
GameBoy - Operation C
Genesis - E-SWAT, Super Thunder Blade, Ninja Gaiden
PC Engine - Thunder Blade, Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi
Lynx - Ninja Gaiden
First episode back after 1 week delay due to Joe being hospitalized for 6 days due to gallbladder surgery and Dave having the flu. Can you tell?
Side-by-sides for each game in the show.
Music during side-by-side of Thunder Blade and Shinobi arranged by Joe.
Genesis - Mystic Defender, Predator 2, Air Diver
Sega CD - The Space Adventure Cobra
SNES - Super Chase H.Q., Lock-On, Super Air Diver 2
GameBoy Advance - Drill Dozer
Sega Master System - Predator 2
Playstation - Skullmonkeys, Pocket Fighter, Klonoa
Wii - Klonoa
Playstation 3- 3D Dot Game Heroes
The Neverhood (PC) appears in the Skullmonkeys segment.
Spellcaster (Sega Master System) appears briefly in the Mystic Defender segment, as does the Japanese version of both Spellcaster and Mystic Defender.
The TurboGrafx-16 version of Chase H.Q. appears in the Super Chase H.Q. segement.
The PC Engine version of the original Cobra game (released in Japan only) shows up in the Space Adventure Cobra segement.
After Burner II's (Genesis) title screen is displayed in all its glory in the Air Diver segment.
After Burner (Sega Master System) even gets some screen time during the Air Diver segment.
Famicom/NES - Wai Wai World, Wai Wai World 2
Famicom Disk System - Castlevania, Castlevania 2, Kid Icarus, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Bio Miracle Bokkute Upa
Super Famicom/SNES - Mickey no Tokyo Daibouken, Umihara Kiwase, Do Re Mi Fantasy, Mario & Wario
PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 - Gekibo/Photograph Boy, Coryoon
System overview of the Twin Famicom, supplied by Matt Turner.
Crisis Force (Famicom) appears briefly for the Twin Famicom audio demonstration.
Milon's Secret Castle (NES) appears briefly during the Do Re Mi Fantasy segment.
Air Zonk (TurboGrafx-16) appears briefly during the Coryoon segment.
Genesis - Gauntlet 4, Crack Down
SNES - The King of Dragons, Pocky & Rocky, Pocky & Rocky 2, Super Smash TV, Super Mario Kart, Metal Warriors
NES - North and South, Archon
Nintendo 64 - Mario Kart 64, Mario Party 2
Games that are shown briefly include: Kiki Kaikai (Arcade), Kiki Kaikai (PC Engine), Crack Down (Arcade), The Chessmaster (NES), Battle Chess (NES), Target Earth (Genesis) and Cybernator (SNES)
MERCS (Genesis) is shown during the ending. MERCS is not a multiplayer game on the Genesis.
The "Game Sack City" makes a return to the credits for this episode.