Nostalgia Goggles

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

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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.

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  • 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.

  • Super Smash Bros.

    January 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins
    n64, nintendo 64

    Turns out that game every little kid plays of smashing their toys together is actually a multi billion dollar franchise idea.

  • Battletoads

    December 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins

    If you've never heard how hard Battletoads is let us assure you; it's all lies. Easiest game ever made.

  • PaRappa the Rapper

    December 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 16 mins
    playstation, ps1

    Kick, punch, it's all in the mind because these songs are catchy as heck.

  • Super Mario 64

    November 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 30 mins
    n64, nintendo 64

    Imagine your sibling is constantly screwing with the camera while you're playing and you can't stop them; that's the camera in Super Mario 64.

  • Playstation and Nintendo 64 Games are Coming!

    November 20th, 2018  |  4 mins 5 secs

    Playstation and Nintendo 64 games are coming! Reach out at or on twitter @nogogpod with recommendations for your favorite games!