It's Wrestlemania week in WWE, so I thought it would only be fitting to cover a game with 'Wrestlemania' in the title. Initially, we planned to talk about WWF Wrestlemania for the NES, but after playing it for 10 minutes, I realized that not only does it suck, but there's nothing there to talk about. We ended up throwing a short bonus "review" of it into this episode, but that's all we could come up with.
WWF Wrestlemania 2000 for the Nintendo 64, however? I could talk about that game for days! Or an hour at least. My buddy Brad returns to the podcast this week, and we went back to 1999, the Attitude Era, THQ's transition from WCW video games to WWF video games, and we had a great chat about the occasionally overlooked member of the THQ quartet of wrestling games; WWF Wrestlemania 2000.
I love this game.
And as always, before we get to the main event, it's another Remember The Game Infamous Intro!
This week, we talk about nerdy tattoos, which Ninja Turtles cartoon was the best, and I give some Mario Kart 8 advice to a fellow hot dog.
Plus, we have another round of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This time, it's the "Couch Co-op/Mulitplayer" edition, featuring Mario Party, Super Bomberman, and Mario Strikers!
If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
0:00 - Intro
2:30 - Initial self-indulgent rambling & 'Expansion Pass #53: Video Game Rental Memories' Clip
11:15 - 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions)
24:00 - 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'
37:05 - What have I been playing?
38:55 - Listener's 'Mania 2000 Thoughts
42:30 - WWF Wrestlemania 2000 talk!
Enjoy the podcast!