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

  • Nostalgia Goggles at the movies: Mortal Kombat

    July 18th, 2017  |  1 hr 43 mins

    Mortal Kombat wasn't the first movie adapted from a video game but it's remembered as one of the few that wasn't a complete dumpster fire. There are some smoldering embers though.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time

    July 11th, 2017  |  1 hr 21 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Remember when it was okay to use "shellshocked" as a cutesy euphemism for getting really hurt in combat? TMNT remembers.

  • Chrono Trigger

    June 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 56 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Our first RPG, and largely regarded one of the greatest RPGs ever made. If you're going to play something for 20+ hours it should be that good.

  • Excitebike

    June 13th, 2017  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Chevrons mean go faster (sort of) and George starts a war with the purple riders.

  • Super Metroid

    May 30th, 2017  |  1 hr 28 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Lyons tries to share an all time favorite with George only to find out he hates exploration games. #TheMoreYouKnow

  • Dr. Mario

    May 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Turns out Dr. Mario might be the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars

    May 2nd, 2017  |  1 hr 28 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    "It's time for revenge!" "Let's attack aggressively!"

  • NBA Jam

    April 18th, 2017  |  1 hr 25 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    FOR TWO! FROM DOWNTOWN! BOOM SHAKALAKA! HE'S ON FIRE. Terrible shot.

  • Mega Man X

    April 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 41 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Mega Man X, the peak of the Mega Man formula.

  • Mortal Kombat II

    March 14th, 2017  |  1 hr 12 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    You can't spell "Mortal Kombat II" without "Lyons and George both rage quit this game".

  • Gradius III

    March 7th, 2017  |  1 hr 31 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    George is too lazy to test the Konami code (it works) and Lyons recalls being terrible at bullethell games (he is.)

  • Super Mario Kart

    February 21st, 2017  |  1 hr 28 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    Lyons relives a fond childhood memory, and George realizes it was actually Mario Kart 64 he was thinking of.

  • Golden Axe

    February 7th, 2017  |  1 hr 14 mins

    George recommended Golden Axe and we then spend an hour regretting it. Not completely without charm, it's difficult to enjoy without Nostalgia Goggles strapped on tight.

  • Sonic 2

    January 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Sonic 2 was Lyons' childhood favorite and he's frothing at the mouth to replay it. George is a bit more skeptical.

  • Super Mario World

    January 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 25 mins
    snes, super nintendo

    There's no getting around it: Super Mario World is every bit as amazing as you remember. But nothing is perfect, and we still found things to complain about.