Nostalgia Goggles

Are the games of our childhood as good as we remember or do we just have Nostalgia Goggles?

About the show

Are the games of our childhood as good as we remember or do we just have Nostalgia Goggles? Lyons and George take another look at classic games to see if they still hold up.

Nostalgia Goggles on social media


  • Metal Gear Solid

    August 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 47 mins
    playstation, ps1

    Snake? Snake?! Snaaaaaaaaake?!!!

  • Metal Gear

    August 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 28 mins
    msx, nes, nintendo

    The NES port of the original Metal Gear may not have included Metal Gear, but this episode about Metal Gear is almost all Metal Gear.

  • Math Blaster!

    July 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins
    mac, pc

    In 20XX, only one person can save the world; you are the Math Blaster!!! What? Oh it's a game to teach kids arithmetic? Oh... ok.

  • Soul Blazer

    July 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 51 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    An action RPG where shop keepers give you healing items for free because of course they should you're trying to save the world!

  • Bushido Blade

    June 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 29 mins
    playstation, ps1

    An innovative take on fighting games. But does it execute on its novel ideas or can Bushido Blade just not cut it?

  • Legend of Zelda

    June 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 45 mins
    nes, nintendo

    Remember how they fostered a sense of exploration by not telling you a damn thing? Yeah it turns out they tell you nearly everything... it's just in the manual. RTFM, Link.

  • NEWstalgia Goggles: Enter the Gungeon

    May 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 36 mins
    nintendo switch, pc, playstation 4, ps4, xbox one

    This game is made entirely of guns, and gun relating things: the graphics are all guns, the music was played on guns, the code is just holes shot into punch cards. And it. is. glorious.

  • Jumping Flash!

    May 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    playstation, ps1

    A. B. J. Always. Be. Jumping.

  • Sonic Spinball

    April 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 20 mins
    genesis, sega genesis

    Sonic Spinball, not to be confused with Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball which you will never convince us is what this game is actually called, is a Sonic The Hedgehog game about Spinball.

  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

    April 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 53 mins
    n64, nintendo 64

    Thematically one of the darkest Kirby games, it also has no between world dancing which makes us quesiton it's validity as a Kirby game at all.

  • NEWstalgia Goggles: Shovel Knight

    April 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 29 mins
    nintendo switch, pc, playstation 3, playstation 4, ps3, ps4

    Moderator's note: This summary has been locked to prevent anymore "can you dig it" references.

  • Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

    March 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins
    gameboy, gb

    Because Zelda wasn't a popular enough franchise on its own, apparently, this one crams in tons of characters and mechanics from Super Mario Bros.

  • Pokémon Snap

    March 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 38 mins
    n64, nintendo 64

    Pokémon Snap: Great on rails shooter, or the greatest on rails shooter?

  • Final Fantasy Tactics

    February 19th, 2019  |  2 hrs 25 mins
    playstation, ps1

    For many strategy RPG fans Final Fantasy Tactics is a classic, but is it the gateway to the wider world of SRPGs? Maybe not...

  • Tetris

    February 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    nes, nintendo

    Korobeiniki. The name of "the tetris song" is Korobeiniki. It's the one that's now stuck in you head. 😏

  • Star Fox 64

    January 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins
    n64, nintendo 64

    Quit flapping your lips and fly! Seriously, please stop doing whatever you're doing with your face.