Ep. 160 - Press H to Hershey

Ep. 160 - Press H to Hershey

A decidedly digestive discussion of Dragon Quest, DuckTales, and Diedrich. Original music by Kurt Feldman.

**Questions this week:**

  • 1. What video game character creator has the best hair? (05:20)
  • 2. What is the most disappointed you’ve ever been by a video game? (10:27)
  • 3. What songs would you put in one of those video game-themed orchestral performances? (17:37)
  • 4. When has a video game been significantly improved by a glitch? (24:14)
  • 5. How would you make a video game where the initial design document is just the DuckTales theme? (29:51)
  • 6. Patreon Supporter Slick Rick asks, what is the most successful video game scam? (36:46)
  • 7. When does an otherwise good video game take itself too seriously? (43:11)
  • 8. What are the best shops in video games? (49:23)
  • 9. What abandonware games would you put in a national pizza chain’s arcade? (54:37)
  • 10. What is the Apocalypse Now of video games? (01:00:50)
  • LIGHTNING ROUND: Closest Without Going Over: Video game fanfiction totals (01:07:36)

    **A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:**

  • - Good Vibes Gaming Podcast
  • - [Astral Chain: Hottest Cops Ever?!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCsZPc-bndM)
  • - [Spartan: Total Warrior](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartan:_Total_Warrior)
  • - [Viking: Battle for Asgard](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking:_Battle_for_Asgard)
  • - [The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredible_Hulk:_Ultimate_Destruction)
  • - [Prototype](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototype_(video_game))
  • - [Castlevania: Harmony of Despair](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania:_Harmony_of_Despair)
  • - [Bonk's Revenge - Snow Time (Level Five Theme)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdq5fTqyyfk)
  • - [Alex Kidd Theme done with really grungy awful guitars](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8z0Vip9SNA)
  • - [Soul Blazer - Underground Castle](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWmMyWSxWuY)
  • - [The Adventures of Bayou Billy - Stage 1](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYuyWqp_4Dw)
  • - [Star Cruiser](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwMQPN5vwAg)
  • - [Earthbound "Buy Something Will Ya!" banjo cover](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djbd-1AjDXM)
  • - [Dragon Quest III - Rolling Dice](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGKLcZn-GJQ)
  • - [Landstalker - Seeking Treasure (Overworld theme)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8lfqYQGGCM)
  • - [Landstalker - The Marquis' Invitation (Castle theme)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-lRotOle9c)
  • - [Miles Morales Brick Glitch](https://twitter.com/rob_sheridan/status/1327518513120985088)
  • - (Esper Suggestion for Question 4 - [Tiny Madden Player Glitch](https://www.kotaku.com.au/2014/09/tiny-madden-player-is-the-games-cutest-little-glitch/))
  • - [DuckTales Theme Song](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqZ_Cb2slBw)
  • - [Sheng Long](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheng_Long)
  • - [Gizmondo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gizmondo)
  • - [Tim's Death Stranding review](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZHUY-nVXKU)
  • - [Rogue Galaxy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_Galaxy)
  • - [Forgotten Worlds shopkeeper](https://capcom.fandom.com/wiki/Sylphie)
  • - [Yo! Noid](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo!_Noid)
  • - [Smashing Drive](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smashing_Drive)
  • - [Metamorphic Force](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamorphic_Force)
  • - [Bucky O'Hare](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucky_O%27Hare_(arcade_game))
  • - [Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_West_C.O.W.-Boys_of_Moo_Mesa#Video_game)
  • - [G.I. Joe](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joe_(arcade_game))
  • - [The Grid](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grid_(video_game))
  • - [Raspberry pie recipes](https://www.allrecipes.com/recipes/12952/desserts/pies/fruit-pies/raspberry-pie/)
  • - [The Outfoxies](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outfoxies)
  • - [Metal Gear Solid 3 Directors Cut](https://metalgear.fandom.com/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_3:_Subsistence)
  • - [Speed Cops](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spec_Ops:_The_Line)
  • - [Apocalypse Now Wikipedia page](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now)
  • - [Bejeweled fanfiction](https://archiveofourown.org/works/1221214) (nsfw)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Frank**: [Game History Dot Org Forward Slash Sega VR](https://gamehistory.org/segavr/)
    **Brandon:** [Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits Criterion Blu-Ray](https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/3205-bruce-lee-his-greatest-hits)

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    oh yeah, that tiny madden player thing is great!

    difficult to imagine a raspberry-focused raspberry pie that’s not a solid block of pectin or corn starch.

    the way to define a pie is if you hit a clown or a three stooge in the face with it, will it seem natural?

    yeah, I feel like you'd just have to starch it all the way up which is not what I want.

    I have to imagine you couldn’t serve me anything you’d call a raspberry pie that I’d take instead of just a handful of fresh raspberries and a warm scone or muffin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhin7sBqGnY&feature=emb_logo

    oh right, it was on the PCH!

    The Incredible Hulk was such a forgettable movie that even Marvel has forgotten it (it's conspicuously absent from the MCU tab on Disney+), but I still remember the small twinge of joy I felt in the theater when they paid homage to the car gloves from Ultimate Destruction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSt4tLKNv0A

    @yeso#9734 ha that rules. Here's a better picture of that race car



    http://www.malkinmotorsport.co.uk/gt-racing.html


    a ripped-in-half-cars heavy episode

    @espercontrol#9694 Great work again. The Sonic drowning background music had me in tears! And if it was from the previous episode, I apologize for being late to say how much I liked it.

    @antillese#9853 thank you so much! there's also a very tiny joke right after tim says “paper buttholes” that only people who listen to the (upcoming) patreon backer episode are going to get, lol. (that should be out hopefully by the 30th, I like to get them in before the end of the month, but I still need to send it to the team for review)

    by the way I want to say this week's Lightning Round Theme was a direct request from @Gorblax, not a choice on my end. i have an mp3 of the episode with our regular theme in its place ready to go, should the need ever arise.

    It's weird that you brought up Bejeweled fanfic because at one point I was doing QA for Bejeweled Blitz and I joked to the dev team about fanfic and they happily and quickly produced a bunch of embarrassing fanfiction written about Bejeweled Blitz

    Hmm, so there's more than one!!!

    Gunz: The Duel is pretty well known for having been massively improved by a glitch. Created a whole competitive scene of “k-style” players in a game that is otherwise very uninteresting.

    In case anyone wants to read up on that, as I did! K-Style | GunZ: The Duel | Fandom

    @exodus#9876 It has some excellent 00s style compilation videos as well

    https://youtu.be/ppSU5xeEMdU

    best video game garbage can is the one from streets of rage iii that has a black cat in it who peeks out of when you slam an enemy to the ground