Ep. 312 - Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s Expensive Tetris

### Ep. 312 - Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s Expensive Tetris

Your beloved Insert Credit Show panel convenes on topics such as Sony Zelda, the Buddha’s Pickle Rick era, and the return of Violence Island. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, and Brandon Sheffield. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.



**Questions this week:**

  • 1. Phil Salvador asks: What is a game you love that you would not recommend? (07:02)
  • 2. What’s the best way to pepper sidequests through an RPG? (12:47)
  • 3. What’s the difference between a good artist and a good concept artist? (18:08)
  • 4. What will Link’s first line of dialogue be in the live action Legend of Zelda movie? (23:47)
    Insert Credit Quick Break: [video game union newsletter](https://videogameunionnewsletter.substack.com/)
  • 5. Jerome asks: which real people have had the most legally distinct video game characters based on them? (32:05)
  • 6. Why is the Streets of Rage pickup sound better than the Pac-Man pickup noise? (38:14)
  • 7. What are, according to Wikipedia, some video games the Buddha might or might not enjoy? (42:29)
  • **LIGHTNING ROUND:** Violence Island (49:11)

    Recommendations and Outro (01:11:08)

    [Discuss this episode in the Insert Credit Forums](https://forums.insertcredit.com/)


  • - [Goodfeathers](https://animaniacs.fandom.com/wiki/Goodfeathers)
  • - [Animaniacs](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animaniacs)
  • - [Looney Tunes](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes)
  • - [Wile E. Coyote](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wile_E._Coyote_and_the_Road_Runner)
  • - [Bugs Bunny](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugs_Bunny)
  • - [Chuck Jones](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Jones)
  • - [Elmer Fudd](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer_Fudd)
  • - [Big Chungus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabbit_Twouble#Big_Chungus)
  • - [Pickle Rick](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickle_Rick)
  • - [Porky Pig](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porky_Pig)
  • - [Telefunken U 47](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neumann_U_47)
  • - [Frank Sinatra](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra)
  • - [Tweety](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tweety)
  • - [Sylvester the Cat](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_the_Cat)
  • - [SpongeBob SquarePants](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpongeBob_SquarePants)
  • - [Tom Kenny](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Kenny)
  • - [Granny](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granny_(Looney_Tunes))
  • - [Yosemite Sam](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Sam)
  • - [Deadwood](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadwood_(TV_series))
  • - [1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1001_Video_Games_You_Must_Play_Before_You_Die)
  • - [Tetris](https://www.mobygames.com/game/1630/tetris/)
  • - [Tetris Effect](https://www.mobygames.com/game/115729/tetris-effect/)
  • - [Tetsuya Mizuguchi](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuya_Mizuguchi)
  • - [Titenic](https://bootleggames.fandom.com/wiki/Titenic)
  • - [Valis series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/3292/valis-series/)
  • - [Yakuza / Ryū ga Gotoku series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/8208/yakuza-ryu-ga-gotoku-series/)
  • - [Demonschool](https://store.steampowered.com/app/1900250/Demonschool/)
  • - [The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt](https://www.mobygames.com/game/76174/the-witcher-3-wild-hunt/)
  • - [Persona series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/474/persona-series/)
  • - [Cyberpunk 2077](https://www.mobygames.com/game/128136/cyberpunk-2077/)
  • - [Yoshitaka Amano](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshitaka_Amano)
  • - [Tetsuya Nomura](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetsuya_Nomura)
  • - [Kazuko Shibuya](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuko_Shibuya)
  • - [Final Fantasy series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/4847/final-fantasy-series/)
  • - [Yoshitaka Amano, Kazuko Shibuya - from paper to pixel](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZT9uca2b2E)
  • - [Nintendo is making a live-action Zelda movie](https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/7/23951339/the-legend-of-zelda-movie-live-action-nintendo)
  • - [Legend of Zelda series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/596/legend-of-zelda-series/)
  • - [Maze Runner (film series)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maze_Runner_(film_series))
  • - [The Maze Runner (book series)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maze_Runner_(book_series))
  • - [Tom Hardy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hardy)
  • - [Tom Holland](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Holland)
  • - [Chris Pratt](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Pratt)
  • - [Ruby Rose](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Rose)
  • - [John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wick:_Chapter_4)
  • - [The Lost City of Z (2016)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_City_of_Z_(film))
  • - [Bruce Lee](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lee)
  • - [Fei Long](https://streetfighter.fandom.com/wiki/Fei_Long)
  • - [Street Fighter series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/379/street-fighter-series/)
  • - [Liu Kang](https://mortalkombat.fandom.com/wiki/Liu_Kang)
  • - [Mortal Kombat games](https://www.mobygames.com/group/87/mortal-kombat-games/)
  • - [Sylvester Stallone](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_Stallone)
  • - [Rambo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambo_(franchise))
  • - [The Revenge of Shinobi](https://www.mobygames.com/game/7730/the-revenge-of-shinobi/)
  • - [Jackie Chan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Chan)
  • - [Bruce Willis](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Willis)
  • - [Elvis Presley](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley)
  • - [Arnold Schwarzenegger](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger)
  • - [Bloody Wolf](https://www.mobygames.com/game/28820/bloody-wolf/)
  • - [Commando (1985)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commando_(1985_film))
  • - [The Terminator (1984)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terminator)
  • - [Rocky (1976)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky)
  • - [Dolph Lundgren](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolph_Lundgren)
  • - [Mario Segale](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Segale)
  • - [Harrison Ford](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Ford)
  • - [Han Solo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Solo)
  • - [Indiana Jones](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones)
  • - [Patriot Games (1992)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Games_(film))
  • - [The Fugitive (1993)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fugitive_(1993_film))
  • - [U.S. Marshals (1998)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Marshals_(film))
  • - [Streets of Rage](https://www.mobygames.com/game/6599/streets-of-rage/)
  • - [Pac-Man](https://www.mobygames.com/game/138/pac-man/)
  • - [Yuzo Koshiro](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuzo_Koshiro)
  • - [Castlevania series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/402/castlevania-akumajo-dracula-series/)
  • - [List of games that Buddha would not play](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_that_Buddha_would_not_play)
  • - [The Buddha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Buddha)
  • - [Fire Emblem series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/2195/fire-emblem-series/)
  • - [Super Mario 64](https://www.mobygames.com/game/3533/super-mario-64/)
  • - [Mario Kart series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/1773/mario-kart-series/)
  • - [WarioWare series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/3512/warioware-series/)
  • - [You Don't Know Jack series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/204/you-dont-know-jack-series/)
  • - [Dota 2](https://www.mobygames.com/game/62741/dota-2/)
  • - [League of Legends](https://www.mobygames.com/game/43647/league-of-legends/)
  • - [Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu's Dororo](https://www.mobygames.com/game/16218/blood-will-tell-tezuka-osamus-dororo/)
  • - [Tony Hawk skateboarding series](https://www.mobygames.com/group/442/tony-hawk-skateboarding-series/)
  • - [Viewtiful Joe](https://viewtifuljoe.fandom.com/wiki/Viewtiful_Joe)
  • - [Agent 47](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_47)
  • - [Ristar](https://ristar.fandom.com/wiki/Ristar_(Character))
  • - [Rayman](https://www.raymanpc.com/wiki/en/Rayman)
  • - [Billy Kane](https://snk.fandom.com/wiki/Billy_Kane)
  • - [Billy Zane](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Zane)
  • - [Sylvando](https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/Sylvando)
  • - [Rouge the Bat](https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/Rouge_the_Bat)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Frank**: [The Legend of Beavis](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDPRwLlpdTU)
    **Brandon:** If you’re watching [Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakuza_Apocalypse) the only watchable version is on [Tubi](https://tubitv.com/), [Saturnalia on Steam](https://store.steampowered.com/app/916350/Saturnalia/)
    **Tim**: The new [Daytona USA 2 port on Steam](https://store.steampowered.com/app/2375550/Like_a_Dragon_Gaiden_The_Man_Who_Erased_His_Name/)
    **Jaffe**: [Aftermath](https://aftermath.site/), [52 Pickup](https://insertcredit.podcast.audio/@52pickup/)

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    My only Zelda movie opinion is that Ganon should be played by Navid Negahban

    My mom prefers Insert Credit to 52 Pickup, but you should try it anyway


    @“esper”#p140319 Billy Kane

    make up your mind, Billy!

    How can you have too much Daytona?

    It‘s a little blurry and he’s blocking two tiles, but I‘m pretty sure Billy has a Thirteen Orphans hand in that mahjong game, which is valuable, rare, and cool. And whoever drew this knows mahjong because the hand on the left is very conventional. It’s either Thirteen Orphans or nothing at all, which would also be funny.

    Are you just totally cancelled if you like Speedy Gonzales and Lola Bunny? Asking for my friend.

    One of my earliest memories is of playing an Animaniacs game on an emulator on my Dad‘s computer. This had to be no later than ’97 or ‘98. I can’t figure out which version it was though. I finally found the old cd in some of his stuff, but I don't have anything with a disk drive to see. Probably snes though, since emulation there came about a bit earlier? Fond memories.

    That video game union newsletter seems interesting. The union that represents me also represents people in the tech/games adjacent industry (different local, OPEIU 1010)---the same woman who negotiated the Bandcamp severances from Epic is leading negotiations for my contract. For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to get in touch with the newsletter author. Jaffe could I dm you my email to pass on to them or something? I know some people who might want to reach out at some point.

    edit: this episode's "cover art" is incredible


    If you’re watching Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) the only watchable version is on Tubi.

    I was thinking of picking up the blu ray of this, which I assume is still fine in terms of the sound issue but apparently the subtitles are burned into the picture so maybe I won't. If it's on Tubi then I may as well watch it there!

    @“Mnemogenic”#p140372 I like the implication that famed japanophile mob boss Geese forces his goons to play and master mahjong instead of poker of something.

    My actual Grandmother actually died in her sleep on the couch - gameboy on her chest - Tetris inserted. It was her nightly ritual.

    @“DaveedNoo”#p140373 I am not sure but I live in a majority latinx neighborhood and there are a lot of speedy stickers on people‘s trucks, so I think it’s one of those complicated situations.

    @"LeFish"#p140387 it's also not exactly good enough for you to want to own the blu ray, but it's fine to watch once - so yeah, tubi!

    @"GarcianSmith"#p140389 wow, that is sad of course, but also what a way to go. Doing what you like and chilling out.

    @“GarcianSmith”#p140389 props to a cool ass grandma, i hope that's how i go

    @“DaveedNoo”#p140373 @“exodus”#p140411

    A friend of mine told me this story in college and I've always thought it was kind of sweet


    this episode got me through some snow shoveling, so thanks for that

    loves to snow up here in alaska… weh

    its a good day to stay inside

    I recently got rid of most of my streaming services and just watch movies on tubi and sbs on demand now, having a great time. just gotta get my library card working again so I can add kanopy too.

    The notion that Speedy Gonzales could cause offense is understandable, but seems somewhat quaint after one learns of the character Memín Pinguín

    Not to get into full pedantic peninsula mode, but Ristar should've definitely won this violence island


    @“devilsblush”#p140476 kanopy is the best, you should definitely do that! There's also hoopla which lets you take out more movies but has a more pedestrian selection.