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.

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Episodes

  • 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.

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

    February 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 45 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 one of two.

  • Nostalgia Goggles at the movies: Doom

    January 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins

    "The high point of a movie should not be the production company logo."

  • Super Mario Bros.

    January 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 28 mins
    nes, nintendo

    We started year one with Super Mario World and we're ending it with the OG: Super Mario Bros. The first love for many many gamers the world over.

  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    December 26th, 2017  |  1 hr 13 mins
  • Donkey Kong

    December 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 14 mins
  • ClayFighter

    November 28th, 2017  |  1 hr 8 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    An asteroid made entirely of clay has crashed on the circus and given superpowers to the performers and-- no I'm serious that's the plot of this game.