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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  • 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!

  • Mega Man 6

    November 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins
    nes, nintendo

    Mega Man 6: the answer to the question "what if Mega Man wore his dog around his neck and used it to punch people in the face?"

  • MechWarrior

    October 30th, 2018  |  1 hr 17 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Live the life of a MechWarrior: get your mech repaired, strike up awkward conversation at the cafe, haggle your fee, and occasionally go on missions!

  • Oregon Trail

    October 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    apple, dos, pc

    No one has died of dysentery, but you might feel sick with how often Lyons alternates how he pronounces "Oregon."

  • F-Zero

    October 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Go back to the beginning of the Captain Falcon legend. So early in the legend he's never mentioned or shown in any way.

  • NEWstalgia Goggles: Rogue Legacy

    September 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 37 mins
    linux, mac, pc, playstation, xbox

    We are not the first podcasters to discover the fountain of youth, but we will be the last!

  • 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.