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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  • Kirby's Dream Course

    September 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    When the Dream Land civic planning committee met to name their first golf course there was ever only one choice.

  • Battle Chess

    August 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 18 mins
    nes, nintendo

    How can chess, a game many hundreds of years old, be improved? By showing the pieces actually murder each other, of course!

  • Earthworm Jim

    August 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Whoa nelly! If you distilled the 1990s down to a single video game it just might be Earthworm Jim. Groovy.

  • Rampage

    July 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 18 mins

    If you ever fantasized about being King Kong or Godzilla, but completely devoid of stakes of any kind, have we got the game for you.

  • Ecco The Dolphin

    July 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Hey! You got Alien knockoff in my dolphin simulator! Well you got dolphin simulator in my Aliens knock off! Two great tastes that make no. damn. sense together.

  • Sim City

    June 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 26 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    The first sim game for many of us. Before the God-complex-feeding torture machine that is The Sims, there was Sim City!

  • Kirby's Dreamland

    June 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Kirby is even cuter than we remember. Seriously, this game is just wall to wall adorableness.

  • NEWstalgia Goggles: Celeste

    May 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 32 mins

    Celeste may be the peak of the tough-but-fair platforming genre for it's gameplay alone, but decides to plant a flag in the summit with beautiful art, charming music, and skillful handling of the main character's story.

  • Gauntlet

    May 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Gauntlet; come for the dozens of levels, and stay for the sensual eating sound effect.

  • Nostalgia Goggles at the movies: Superman

    May 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 18 mins

    You'll believe a movie can be discussed on a podcast. Featuring special guest host Erin!

  • Secret of Mana

    May 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 34 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Secret of Mana was a beloved (enough) 90s game that Square remade it to cash in, so we replayed the original. Also you fight Santa Claus in this game. Yeah... we also forgot about that. Featuring special guest host Michael Edwards!

  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

    April 17th, 2018  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Lyons confused Castle of Illusion and World of Illusion but never fear, we played the better one!

  • X-Men

    April 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Spoiler alert: they did not use the Fox cartoon music in this game.

  • Bomberman GB

    March 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Did you know there are roughly 1700 entries in the Bomberman series? Neither did we! Also this is our first Gameboy game so far!

  • Toy Story

    March 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 29 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Remember how good the Toy Story movie looked? Remember how great the voice acting was? Guess what? This is not that.

  • Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Part II

    February 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 19 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    A year in the making! We finally played A Link to the Past and George may never be this happy again. This is part two of two.