We're going all the way back to 1985 this week. The NES has just hit North America, and while everyones obsessed with Mario and trying to figure out which fucking castle that princess is hiding in, they're also hunting ducks. And then failing. And then getting laughed at by a digital dog. And then shooting said dog to no affect.
Let's talk Duck Hunt.
Admittedly, I was a little nervous this episode would be kinda boring, but I think we pulled a gem outta the bushes here. My buddy, fellow comic, and NES lover David Rae returns to the show this week, and damned if we didn't have a nice chat about giving up after 3 ducks and putting your zappers right up against the TV screen, among other things. I hope you enjoy it!
And as always, before we hunt ducks, it's another Remember The Game Infamous Intro!
This week, we talk about Christmas video game memories, Zelda 2 from the NES rears it's misunderstood head, and we talk a little Ninja Turtles 'The Last Ronin' comic books.
I also answer a question about the early days of the show, and explain what exactly inspired me to create 'Remember The Game?'
Plus, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time, it's the NES Black Box edition, featuring Excitebike, Balloon Fight, and Ice Climber!
**If you're interested in tickets to my online comedy show on March 20th, you can find them at Eventbrite.com!**
And if you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
0:00 - Intro
1:50 - Initial self-indulgent rambling & 'Expansion Pass #49: Happy 4th Birthday, Nintendo Switch' Clip
8:40 - 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions)
29:40 - 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'
40:09 - What have I been playing?
41:50 - Listener's 'Duck Hunt' Memories
45:18 + Duck Hunt Talk!
Enjoy the podcast!