Nintendo 64 - Castlevania, Castlevania Legacy of Darkness
PlayStation 2 - Castlevania Lament of Innocence, Castlevania Curse of Darkness
Wii - Castlevania Judgment, Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth
Xbox 360 - Castlevania Harmony of Despair
PlayStation 3 - Castlevania Lords of Shadow, Castlevania Mirror of Fate, Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
iPhone - Castlevania Grimoire of Souls
*I've been meaning to do this episode for some time now. Glad I finally got off of my butt and did it.
*Made while also working on the upcoming documentary "Dreams in Gary's Basement" while the director stayed here for a few weeks.
SG-1000 - Girl's Garden, Dragon Wang
Genesis - Paprium, Demons of Asteborg, Tiny Toon Adventures Buster's Hidden Treasure
Dreamcast - Interpid Izzy
PlayStation 4 - Panzer Dragoon, Hotshot Racing, Dangerous Driving, Ys IX Monstrum Nox
Switch - Cruis'n Blast
PlayStation 5 - Demon's Souls, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Xbox Series X - Forza Horizon 4, Forza Horizon 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, MicroSoft Flight Simulator
*Kind of a last-minute idea for the video. Made during the production of episode 336.
Genesis - Ranger X, Kawasaki Superbike Challenge
SNES - Wolfenstein 3D, Winter Gold
Saturn - AMOK, Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, Last Bronx
PlayStation - Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped, Tekken 3, Tobal No. 1, Tobal 2, Tank Combat minigame from Motor Toon Grand Prix, IS - Internal Section
*The end skit is about the most powerful game the Sega Genesis has or ever will see... Will Harvey Presents Zany Golf!
Lots of different games for Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Game Gear are shown for demonstrative purposes.
*Released on a Monday morning due to Analogue's review embargo which lifted at 8am PST. Quite an unusual time for a Game Sack video release!
*I initially thought the embargo date was December 18 and not 13. Fortunately I was more than halfway completed with the video when I realized it was the 13th, just a few of days away at the time! It worked out for the better because the 18th would be a Saturday, and then I'd have a full new Game Sack episode released at midnight not even 24 hours later.
*Made after episodes 331, 333, 334, 335 and during the production of episode 336!
PlayStation 4 VR - Rez Infinite, Ace Combat 7, Until Dawn Rush of Blood, Batman Arkham VR, Everybody's Golf VR, Beat Saber, PlayStation VR Worlds, Blood & Truth, Pixel Ripped 1989, Pixel Ripped 1995, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, The Playroom VR, Wipeout Omega Collection, Job Simulator, Resident Evil 7, Moss, Déraciné, Farpoint
*I've been wanting to do this episode for a while and hope people enjoy it. I did my best not to move my head around too much as I know that can be disorienting to the viewer.
*There is no effect or filter applied to the video footage on the end skit... the bloom/glow is all done in-lens.
Arcade - Vendetta, The Kung-Fu Master Jackie CHan, Jackie Chan in Fists of Fury, Crime City, D.D. Crew, Magical Cat Adventure, Slipstream, The Crystal of Kings
*I'm starting to run out of arcade games I have the capability of showing on the show due to the lack of my emulation prowess and my general disinterest in learning more about advanced emulation which tends to require a lot of configuring.
Game Boy Color - Sakura Wars GB
SNES - Shin Megami Tensei, Shin Megami Tensei 2
Saturn - Saurka Wars, Bulk Slash
Dreamcast - Neon Genesis Evangelion Typing Project Advanced, Sakura Wars Columns 2
*Thanks to translator Burntends2 for all the help getting this episode together!
NES - Master Takahashi's Adventure Island 4, Wario's Woods, The Lion King
Genesis - Mado Monogatari I, The Lost World, Frogger, Duke Nuke'Em 3D
Super Nintendo - Timon and Pumbaa's Jungle Games, Frogger, Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut
PlayStation - Black Matrix 00, FIFA Soccer 2005, Schnappi: Das Kleine Krokodil
32X - Virtua Fighter, Spider-Man: Web of Fire
Dreamcast - NHL 2K2, Freestyle Scooter, Evil Twin, Cannon Spike, Heavy Metal Geomatrix, Conflict Zone, Karous
*I always thought an episode like this would be interesting so I finally decided to go ahead and do it.
*The Japanese Craig Stadler commercial uses real Japanese. I hope people laugh at it, even if they're laughing at my poor ability to speak the language or my inability to construct sentences that make sense.
TurboGrafx-16 - Aero Blasters, Air Zonk, Alien Crush, Andre Panza Kick Boxing, Ballistix, Battle Royale, Blazing Lazers, Bloody Wolf, Bomberman, Bomberman ’93, Bonk’s Adventure, Bonk’s Revenge, Bonk 3, Boxyboy, Bravoman, Cadash, Champions Forever Boxing, Chase HQ, Chew Man Fu, China Warrior, Cratermaze, Cyber Core, Darkwing Duck, Davis Cup Tennis, Dead Moon, Deep Blue, Devil’s Crush, Double Dungeons, Dragon Spirit, Dragon’s Curse, Drop Off, Dungeon Explorer, Dungeons & Dragons: Order of the Griffon, Falcon, Fantasy Zone, Final Lap Twin, Galaga ’90, Ghost Manor, Gunboat, Hit the Ice, Impossamole, Jack Nicklaus’ Turbo Golf, Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu, JJ & Jeff, Keith Courage in Alpha Zones, King of Casino, Klax, Legend of Hero Tonma, The Legendary Axe, The Legendary Axe 2, Magical Chase, Military Madness, Moto Roader, Neutopia, Neutopia II, New Adventure Island, Night Creatures, Ninja Spirit, Ordyne, Pac-Land, Parasol Stars, Power Golf, Psychosis, Raiden, R-Type, Samurai Ghost, Shockman, Side Arms, Silent Debuggers, Sinistron, Soldier Blade, Somer Assault, Sonic Spike Volleyball, Space Harrier, Splatterhouse, Super Star Soldier, Super Volleyball, Takin’ It to the Hoop, Talespin, Tiger Road, Time Cruise, Timeball, Tricky Kick, Turrican, TV Sports Basketball, TV Sports Football, TV Sports Hockey, Veigues Tactical Gladiator, Victory Run, Vigilante, World Class Baseball, World Court Tennis, World Sports Competition, Yo Bro
TurboGrafx-CD - The Addams Family, Buster Bros, Cosmic Fantasy 2, Exile, Fighting Street, Final Zone II, It Came From the Desert, Jack Nicklaus’ Turbo Golf, JB Harold Murder Club, Last Alert, Lords of the Rising Sun, Magical Dinosaur Tour, Monster Lair, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volume 2, Splash Lake, Syd Mead’s Terraforming, Valis II, Valis III, Vasteel, Ys Book I & II, Ys III: Wanderers from Ys
TurboGrafx Super CD aka TurboDuo - Beyond Shadowgate, Bonk 3 CD, Camp California, Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams, Dragon Slayer: Legend of Heroes, Dungeon Explorer II, Dungeon Master Teron’s Quest, The Dynastic Hero, Exile: Wicked Phenomenon, Forgotten Worlds, Gate of Thunder, Godzilla, John Madden Dup CD Football, Loom, Lords of Thunder, Might and Magic III, Prince of Persia, Riot Zone, Shadow of the Beast, Shape Shifter, Sim Earth, Super Air Zonk
*I was eager to do this one after the one I did for the Master System. I started working on it the day after the one for the Master System was released since people seemed to like it.
Gamecube - Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2
Xbox - Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
PlayStation 2 - Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
Switch - Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
PlayStation 4 - Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
PlayStation 5 - Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
Xbox Series X - Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
*I knew I was going to make this episode some time ago, so I got a head start by playing, recording and editing the first part of the episode with Super Monkey Ball 1, 2, and Deluxe.
*Git Gud Gaming Inhalers are REAL. Once I saw those actually existed, I couldn't believe it and I just had to use them in a skit.
SNES - ActRaiser
Switch - Actraiser Renaissance
PlayStation 4 - Actraiser Renaissance
*This is very likely the fastest I've ever made an episode. The game launched on Thursday afternoon and the episode was done on Saturday morning.
Saturn - Contra Legacy of War
PlayStation - Contra Legacy of War, Bubsy is 3D in "Furbitten Planet", Mortal Kombat 4
Nintendo 64 - Earthworm Jim 3D, Offroad Challenge, Mortal Kombat 4, Paperboy
PlayStation 2 - Mega Man X7
Gamecube - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
*The end skit is pretty crass. I hope it offends someone. The idea of it made me laugh so I went ahead and made it.
PlayStation 3 - Motor Storm, Heavenly Sword, God of War 3, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Little Big Planet, Little Big Planet 2, Little Big Planet Karting, Metal Gear Solid 4, Time Crisis Razing Storm, Time Crisis 4, Deadstorm Pirates, Genji -Days of the Blade, Uncharted, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, The House of the Dead 4, The House of the Dead Overkill, The Last of Us, Puppeteer, Gran Turismo 5, Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds, Flower, Journey, Demon's Souls, Killzone 3, Ridge Racer 7
*This was probably a crazy project to take on just having finished the previous episode. Oh well didn't matter because it was still fun to make.
Master System - Action Fighter, Aerial Assault, After Burner, Alex Kidd: High Tech World, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Alex Kidd in Shinobi World, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, Alf, Alien Syndrome, Altered Beast, Astro Warrior, Aztec Adventure, Black Belt, Blade Eagle 3D, Bomber Raid, California Games, Captain Silver, Casino Games, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Choplifter, Cloud Master, Columns, Cyborg Hunter, Dead Angle, Dick Tracy, Double Dragon, Enduro Racer, E-Swat, F-16 Fighting Falcon, Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II, Fantasy Zone: The Maze, Galaxy Force, Gangster Town, Ghost House, Ghostbusters, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Global Defense, Golden Axe, Golden Axe Warrior, Golvellius Valley of Doom, Great Baseball, Great Basketball, Great Football, Great Golf, Great Ice Hockey, Great Soccer, Great Volleyball, Hang-On / Astro Warrior, Hang-On / Safari Hunt, James Buster Douglas Knockout Boxing, Joe Montana Football, Kenseiden, King's Quest, Kung-Fu Kid, Lord of the Sword, Marksman Shooting / Trap Shooting, Maze Hunter 3D, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, Miracle Warriors, Missile Defense 3D, Monopoly, Montezuma's Revenge, My Hero, Out Run, Paperboy, Parlour Games, Penguin Land, Phantasy Star, Poseidon Wars 3D, Power Strike, Pro Wrestling, Psycho Fox, Quartet, R. C. Grand Prix, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, Rampage, Rastan, Reggie Jackson Baseball, Rescue Mission, Rocky, R-Type, Shanghai, Shinobi, Shooting Gallery, Slap Shot, Snail Maze, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Harrier, Space Harrier 3D, Spellcaster, Spider-Man, Sports Pad Football, Spy vs. Spy, Strider, Super Monaco GP, Super Tennis, Teddy Boy, The Ninja, Thunder Blade, Time Soldiers, Transbot, Vigilante, Walter Payton Football, Wanted, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap, World Grand Prix, Ys: The Vanished Omens, Zaxxon 3D, Zillion, Zillion 2: Tri-Formation
*I was originally going to do all US Saturn games, decided that was too much, then settled on all US TurboGrafx-16 games. One of my favorite Youtube series called Turbo Views was just about to finish his run of all US Turbo games so I figured I should start this series with all US Master System games. If it does well, the Turbo is next.
The following products are reviewed: Terraonion Super HD System 3 Pro, PS1 Digital, XStation, MemCard Pro
*This is the 4th week in a row with a new Game Sack episode.
*The reason I released this episode as early as I did was to keep ahead of firmware updates on the various products. As often is the case when I review products like these, a firmware update will come out before I release the episode and I have to scramble to change, add, delete, update the review so it's not out of date. That's a lot of extra work I'd have to do when I'd already be working on something else. It literally is the worst thing about reviewing products like these, so it's just best to get it out and done ASAP.
NES - Metal Gear, Skate or Die!, Q*Bert, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Snake's Revenge, Mission: Impossible, Rollergames, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Ski or Die
Game Boy - Motocross Maniacs, Nemesis, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan, Quarth, Operation C, Blades of Steel, Ultra Golf, World Circuit Series
*This episode was started in early 2017 and put on indefinite hold. All of the Ultra Games 3D logos had been rendered. Over 4 years later and I finally did the episode! It was good having the 3D stuff already complete.
PlayStation 5 - Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
*I decided to get this game at the last moment since it was easily available physically for the PS5. I felt it made a good candidate for a review.
*Made entirely in two days.
NES - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest
Master System - Ghouls 'n Ghosts
TurboGrafx-16 - Bloody Wolf
Genesis - Herzog Zwei, Streets of Rage 3
Nintendo 64 - Cruis'n USA
*I originally recorded Cruis'n USA to be included in a different episode, but I ended up liking it a lot more than I remembered. So that spawned the idea for this one.
*I wanted to do a video of me fixing the Neo Geo stick and I had this ending idea in my head for a while, it was just a matter of doing it.
The following devices are discussed:
Sony DVMC-DA1, Sony DSR-25, Blackmagic Intensity Pro, Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt, Startech PexHDCap, Elgato HD60, Avermedia Live Gamer 4K, Avermedia Live Gamer Portable 2, Cloner Alliance Box Pro, Elgato 4K60S+, Magewell Pro Capture HDMI 4K Plus, and the Magewell USB Capture HDMI Gen 2
*Coury (from My Life in Gaming) and I had long since planned on collaborating on a video capture device video. I was originally gonna combine this with the upscaler video but that one grew to be too long. Coury and Try each edited their respective segments here.
*The Sega CD end skit was a last minute idea. I wanted to incorporate at least one of the guys from My Life in Gaming into the end skit. I had to wait for Coury to record his takes to I could react appropriately because I didn't know exactly how he'd play it.
Arcade - Double Dragon
NES - Double Dribble, Bad Dudes, The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Master System - Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Genesis - Sonic the Hedgehog
Sega CD - Robo Aleste
PlayStation - Tomb Raider, Crash Bandicoot
Dreamcast - Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2
*Thanks to Yoshi Vu for providing the HAL 9000 voice for the end skit.
The upscalers reviewed are the Generic HDMI Upscaler thingy, the Framemeister, the OSSC, The GBS-C AIO, and the RetroTink 5X.
*This episode was originally going to cover not only upscalers, but capture devices as well. It was split so they could be their own episodes as they are different beasts altogether and this episode was already long enough to stand on its own. Combined, this episode would've been over an hour. The capture device episode is #315, scroll up.
Genesis - Altered Beast, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Last Battle, Space Harrier 2, Super Thunder Blade, Thunder Force 2, Tommy Lasorda Baseball
SNES - Super Mario World, Pilotwings, F-Zero, Gradius III, Sim City
Sega Master System - Hang-On, Astro Warrior, Safari Hunt, Snail Maze, Choplifter, Fantasy Zone, Ghost House, My Hero, Teddy Boy
PlayStation - Total Eclipse Turbo, Air Combat, Battle Arena Toshinden, ESPN Extreme Games, Kileak The DNA Imperative, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, Power Serve 3D Tennis, The Raiden Project, Rayman, Ridge Racer, Street Fighter The Movie
Nintendo 64 - Super Mario 64, Pilotwings 64
Neo Geo - Magician Lord, NAM-1975, Baseball Stars Professional, Cyber-Lip, Top Player's Golf
*First episode using the new (at the time) Retrotink 5X upscaler for all video captures, except for the PlayStation games which were PS1 Digital, Super Mario 64 and the Neo Geo AES games which were scaled by the Framemeister.
NES - Gauntlet, Galaga
Master System - Space Harrier, Golden Axe, California Games
Genesis - Jurassic Park Rampage Edition, The Lost World Jurassic Park, Cyber-Cop, Zero Tolerance, Bloodshot/Battle Frenzy, Duke Nukem 3D, Doom (Mega Doom), Puggsy, Mickey Mania, Sonic 3D Blast, Show do Milhao, Show do Milhao 2
Game Boy - The Flintstones
SNES - Mickey Mania, Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues, Star Ocean, Clay Fighter, Tales of Phantasia, Down the World Mervil's Ambition
Game Boy Advance - Quad Desert Fury
*Being in a coma for 5 years and somehow immediately knowing that when awakening from said coma is a reference to a very early video I made with my friends.
PlayStation 4 - Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
*Johnny Millennium (Happy Console Gamer) returns. Long time viewers will remember that he appeared in the other Ys episode from years and years ago.
*Presented in 4K 60 HDR mainly because the gameplay was captured that way since I was playing on a PS5. I figured it would be a good chance to test out the hDR workflow. It is NOT fun. NOt only do you have to worry about the HDR, you have to worry about how Youtube tonemaps it for non-HDR displays which isn't always very good. You can improve this by using the command-line-only Youtube metadata tool and giving it a LUT but it doesn't work very well either. It'll probably be a while before I do a long-form HDR video again on Youtube.
Game Boy - Death Track
32X - Virtua Hamster
Saturn - Bedlam, Crime Patrol, Colliderz
PlayStation - Superman
Nintendo 64 - Dinosaur Planet, Freak Boy, Viewpoint 2064
*I've been wanting to do an end skit like this for about 6 or 7 years now, but always keep forgetting about it because I am lazy.
Master System - F-16 Fighting Falcon
Neo Geo - Legend of Success Joe, Riding Hero, Burning Fight
3DO - Doom, Shadow: War of Succession
Saturn - Doom, Hard Core 4x4
PlayStation - Hooters Road Trip
Nintendo 64 - Mike Piazza's Strike Zone
Dreamcast - Ducati World, Nightmare Creatures II
*Originally the F-16 Fighting Falcon segment was written, recorded, and edited as a regular game review, just like all of the other games in the episode. I had remembered my Virtual Hydlide segment in the original episode of Games That Make the Console Look Weak, so I re-wrote and re-recorded the F-16 Fighting Falcon part. The only thing that remained was the shot of me with two controllers, which is why I don't look ExTreEe33mE in that shot.
*I had so much fun with the F-16 Fighting Falcon segment that I based the ending skit on a very similar premise.
*First episode shot in the renovated game room.
NES - Somari, Master Fighter II, The Super Shinobi, Golden Axe III, Aladdin, Aladdin II, Aladdin 4, War in the Gulf, Metal Force, World Heroes Pro 2, Desert Storm, Contra Spirits
Sega Master System - Jang Pung 2, Jang Pung 3
Genesis - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Legend Returns. Soul Egde vs Samurai, Final Samurai, Top Fighter 2000 MK VIII, Divine Sealing
SNES - The King of Fighters 2000, Street Fighter EX plus Alpha
Game Boy Advance - Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles II
*Thanks to Audi Sorlie for the topic idea and writing a large chunk of the episode.
*John Linneman (from DF Foundry) as well as Audi Sorlie appear in the "Bootleg Sack" end skit called Game Sack 7: 30 Character Special.
NES - Nix: The Paradox Relic, Pac-Man Championship Edition, Super Russian Roulette
Genesis - Xeno Crisis, Ultracore, Darius
Lynx - Centipede, Fat Bobby, Championship Rally, Quadro Mania Redux, Hyperdrome, Raiden
Dreamcast - Xeno Crisis, Xenocider
PS Vita - Xeno Crisis
*I took advantage of the renovations in my basement that were going on at the time to make an extra stupid end skit.
Various Saturn games shown for illustrative purposes.
*Thanks to Carter Dotson for loaning me his Satiator.
*Part of the end skit was shot in a different room as my retro game room is still currently undergoing renovations.
Switch - Sonic the Hedgehog, Lightening Force / Thunder Force 4, Phantasy Star, Out Run, Gain Ground, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Puyo Puyo, Virtua Racing, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Space Harrier, Columns 2, Puzzle & Action: Ichidant-R, Shinobi, Fantasy Zone, Puyo Puyo 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, G-LOG Air Battle, Thunder Force AC, Herzog Zwei
*Thanks to Coury Carlson from My Life in Gaming for capturing gameplay for Sonic 1 and 2 simply because I'm tired of buying and playing Sonic.
PlayStation - Bugs Bunny Lost in Time
Nintendo 64 - Duck Dodgers starring Daffy Duck
Xbox - Dr. Muto, Metal Arms Glitch in the System
Gamecube - Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, Scaler
*I'm glad I finally appreciate Billy Hatcher for what it is.
PC Engine - Genji Tsuushin Agedama
Mega Drive - Magical Taruruuto-kun
Super Famicom - UFO Kamen Yakisoban, Psycho Dream
Saturn - Nekketsu Oyaku, Goiken Muyou Anarchy in the Nippon
PlayStation - Panzer Bandit
Dreamcast - Zusar Vasar
*The end skit involves a typical GameStop joke. I shot this long before the Game Stop stock thing went crazy, and this episode is releasing in the midst of it all. As a result I fear it may lose some of its intended humor as people will expect the joke to be about the stock thing. This end skit will get better with age when the stock thing is no longer at the front of people's minds.
Sega Master System - Tower of Sorrow (Alex Kidd hack)
Genesis - Super Hang-On Recolor, Sonic The Next Level, Streets of Rage 2 with Final Fight, Streets of Rage 2 with TMNT characters
SNES - Super Street Fighter 2 MSU, Super Mario World SA-1 speed hack, Gradius 3 SA-1 speed hack, Contra 3 SA-1 speed hack, Super Castlevania IV HiROM conversion, Super Ghouls and Ghosts speed improvement, Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes, New Super Mario Land
Saturn - Sonic Z-Treme, Project Z-Treme, Saturn 4MB RAM conversions,
*More SA-1 Speed enhancements please!
Genesis - Paprium
*First episode of 2021.
*I didn't plan on this being the 300th episode, it just happened that way.