Episode 132:

River City Ransom

#132 - River City Ransom
00:00 / 01:04

River City Ransom won last month's Patreon poll, and I figured this would be a perfect time to cover it, because it'll get the horrible taste of last week's Shaq-Fu episode of out our mouths.

If you haven't played River City Ransom, it's a beat 'em up from way back on the ol' NES. You control little square headed guys and fight other little square headed guys to save your girlfriends (who I assume are also square headed). At a glance, it's just a funny looking button masher. But once you get into the game, you realize it has some RPG mechanics, tons of items and power ups to buy, and while it can be a little confusing without a manual or guide, it's a pretty fun game that might have been ahead of it's time.

I liked it. I don't know if I loved it. But I have good things to say. So does my friend Chris, who grew up paying ransoms in River City, and we'll tell you all about it on this week's show.

And of course, we have another edition of the Remember The Game Infamous Intro! This time, I get into stuff like censorship in video games (and all media, frankly), which Ninja Turtle would win a fight to the death over his brothers, is there a non-Nintendo franchise that's as consistent and frequent as Mario and Zelda, and more!

Plus, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time, it's the 'Previous Patreon Poll Prevailers' Edition, starring Sonic Adventure, Shining Force, and Final Fantasy.

If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:

0:00 - 1:40 Intro

1:40 - 8:28 Initial self-indulgent rambling

8:28 - 30:50 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)

30:50 - 41:22 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'

41:22 - 43:55 What have I been playing?

43:55 - 46:05 Listener's Shaq-Fu Memories

46:05 + River City Ransom Talk!

Enjoy the podcast!