Region Free Gamers: The Podcast Fluent in Gaming!
What Have We Been Playing? Nier Replicant, Astro’s Playroom, Cat Quest, and more!

What Have We Been Playing? Nier Replicant, Astro’s Playroom, Cat Quest, and more!

July 8, 2021

Arnaldo, Kelly, and Paul are joined by special guest from the future, Luke (@lukelikesgames on Instagram!) to talk about what video games we've been playing lately. Kelly starts us off with Sayonara Wild Hearts (12:30) and Nier Replicant (27:00). Luke is up next with Astro's Playroom (37:00) and Maquette (49:30). Arnie chips in with Tearaway (1:04:30), Cat Quest (1:13:50) and Earthbound (1:26:15). Paul rounds things up with video game tire fire, Time And Eternity (1:34:00), and the conversation devolves into a chat about other bad games including Michigan: Report From Hell, Battle Construction Vehicles, and Fight Crab (1:48:30).

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers@gmail.com

 

Music:

Sayonara Wild Hearts - Fighting Hearts

Astro's Playroom - SSD

Spiderman: The Arcade Game - BGM2

The Best And Worst Of Video Games Based On Movies

The Best And Worst Of Video Games Based On Movies

June 24, 2021

Today it's Geoff, Arnaldo, and Paul bringing you the best and worst (there's a lot of worst!) video games based on movies. The guys start out talking about when and why movies largely translate into bad video games (13:00) before Arnie rescues us with some picks for actual good games based on movies, including The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Scarface, and The Warriors for PS2 (26:30). Paul is up next with Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves for the NES and Super Star Wars for the SNES (55:00) followed by Geoff with Rogue Leader on the Gamecube, Alien 3 on the SNES, and of course, Goldeneye 007 for the N64 (1:11:00). But we can't talk about movie based video games without our picks for some of the worst, including the likes of The Lion King, Jurassic Park: Trespasser, and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure! (1:29:00)

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers@gmail.com

 

Music:

Aladdin (SNES) - Magic Carpet Ride

Super Star Wars - Desert Journey

Rocky (SMS) - Fight

The Arcade 1up Takeover

The Arcade 1up Takeover

June 10, 2021

Live from ATgames headquarters, Paul, Anthony, and Arnaldo are here to talk about the home arcade revolution! After a little catching up we start out talking about our earliest memories of the arcade and all the weird places we played arcade games at (21:00). Of course, it would be odd to talk about arcades without talking about the titan of arcades worldwide for the better part of a decade, Street Fighter II (38:00), followed by the overall decline of the arcade (47:30). Arcade 1up and the reasons for their success in the home arcade market are up next (57:00), and we close out the episode talking about their main competitors and our own home arcade wishlists including a game that was announced shortly after we recorded the episode! (1:25:00)

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers@gmail.com

 

Music:

Virtual On - In The Blue Sky

Street Fighter II - Spain (Vega)

Out Run - Magical Sound Shower

What Have We Been Playing? Loop Hero, Samurai Shodown, Moonwalker, and more!

What Have We Been Playing? Loop Hero, Samurai Shodown, Moonwalker, and more!

May 27, 2021

Today it's Anthony, Paul, and extra special guest, Patron from Day 1 or possibly 3, Jay Berrones, talking about what video games we've been playing lately! After some discussion about swearing in other languages and people enjoying their accents a bit too much, Paul starts off talking about surprise PC hit, Loop Hero (15:30) before moving on to Total War: Shogun 2 (32:30) and Initial D: Extreme Stage (47:00). Jay is up next with Turbografx-16 classic Vigilante (1:04:00) followed by Pixeljunk Monsters (1:12:00) and the original Samurai Shodown! (1:23:30) Anthony wraps it up with tales from the retro arcade with Super Off Road (1:33:00), Robocop (1:44:00) and some Michael Magic with Moonwalker (1:52:00)

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers@gmail.com

 

Music:

Loop Hero - Dark Matter Moon

Initial D - Eye Catch

Super Mario World! The Vacation Gone Right

Super Mario World! The Vacation Gone Right

May 13, 2021

Arnaldo, Kelly, Geoff and Anthony are extremely excited today to talk about arguably the greatest platforming video game ever made, Super Mario World! After catching up, the crew talks about the team responsible for Super Mario World and their own varied experiences with the game (10:50). The story, game mechanics and all the cool suits are up next (48:00). The show is rounded out with a discussion about the game's critical reception, legacy, and where we all think it ranks in the pantheon of Mario games (1:25:30). Spoiler Alert: it's ahead of Mario Is Missing.

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers@gmail.com

 

Music:

Super Mario World - Fortress Theme

Super Mario World - Underwater Theme

Why Didn’t The PlayStation Vita Succeed?

Why Didn’t The PlayStation Vita Succeed?

April 29, 2021

Kelly, Arnaldo, Anthony, and Paul, are alone on Vita Island today talking about the underrated portable game system that almost could, the PlayStation Vita! After Arnie shares his story of getting Johnny Yong Bosch to sign a game he wasn't in, we start talking about the pre-Vita hype (17:00) and then the launch itself (36:00). Our anger at Sony rears its righteous head as we talk about the various reasons the Vita flopped (1:05:50) but we end the show on a fun note as we talk about our favourite video games on the Vita (1:36:00) and the legacy it left behind (1:57:00).

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers at gmail dot com

 

Music:

Gravity Rush - Resistance And Extermination

Tales Of Hearts R - Battle Theme #5

Persona 4 Golden - Never More - Welcome Home

What Have We Been Playing? Persona 5 Strikers, Jurrasic World Evolution, A Short Hike, and more!

What Have We Been Playing? Persona 5 Strikers, Jurrasic World Evolution, A Short Hike, and more!

April 15, 2021

Arnaldo, Kelly, and Geoff are on deck today to talk about what video games they've been playing lately! At first, after catching up with some general video game and pandemic chat, Geoff gets the ball rolling with Jak and Daxter (14:50) followed by grooming raptors for killing guests in Jurassic World Evolution (22:40). Kelly chooses from among the obscene amount of games she's finished so far this year and comes up with Persona 5 Strikers (33:25), Octopath Traveler (45:45) and AI: The Somnium Files (58:30). Arnie brings the show home on an indie binge with Donut County (1:11:15), A Short Hike (1:17:30) and Leena's Inception (1:21:10).

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers at gmail dot com

 

Music:

Persona 5: Strikers - Scramble The Phantom Strikers

Donut County - Garbage Day

Rare: The Episode Where We Actually Praise The N64!

Rare: The Episode Where We Actually Praise The N64!

April 1, 2021

The Ultra Combo of Arnaldo, Kelly, Paul, and Geoff are diving into British video gaming royalty with a retrospective on Rare! After catching up with the madness of 8 player Killer Queen Black on the Switch and the relentless harassment of Duolinguo (5:30), we start the topic of the day with a look at Rare's early history in video game development (15:30) and their dive into the venerable Nintendo Entertainment System (34:00) followed by the SNES (44:40). The legendary Rare N64 catalogue is up next (1:10:00) and the show is wrapped up with a discussion about the Microsoft purchase and the legacy left by Rare that IGN got so very, very wrong (2:02:00).

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers at gmail dot com

 

Music:

Battletoads - Title Theme

Killer Instinct (Arcade) - Intro

Conker's Bad Fur Day - Poo

Did It Ever Get Better Than Chrono Trigger?

Did It Ever Get Better Than Chrono Trigger?

March 18, 2021

Today Arnaldo and Paul welcome previous guest and new member of the RFG rotation, Kelly (sierranight) to talk about what is commonly considered one of the best video games of all time, Chrono Trigger! After a brief interlude into the world of phallic Personas, the crew starts off talking about their first experiences with Chrono Trigger, including how unimpressed Paul was (14:45). For a glimpse into Arnaldo's terrible taste in game mechanics, look no further than (36:20) and his disdain for the ATB system. Debates are had over favourite characters (1:11:50) and the show is wrapped up with a chat about our favourite endings and the legacy Chrono Trigger left behind (1:50:40).

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers at gmail dot com

 

Music:

Chrono Trigger - A Premonition

Chrono Trigger - Chrono Trigger (Main Theme)

Chrono Trigger - Battle

Chrono Trigger - Wind Scene

Why Did These Game Franchises Fail?

Why Did These Game Franchises Fail?

March 4, 2021

Arnaldo, Paul and Geoff are joined by RFG podcaster emeritus Ozzy Garcia for a special Patron request episode discussing why various video game franchises have failed! After rightly embarrassing Ozzy for his love of the Filet O' Fish, we start off with Patron Joao's first suggestion, Final Fight, and its not very streetwise descent into mediocrity (8:50). The disappearance of the lovable, pettable fuzzies of Bloody Roar are up next (43:40) and the show is concluded by our discussion of Wave Race's vanishing act (1:19:10).

 

Patreon!

www.patreon.com/regionfreegamers

Talk to us!

Instagram @regionfreegamerspodcast

Twitter @regionfreegamer

Email regionfreegamers at gmail dot com

 

Music:

Final Fight CD - Slum Above Ground

Bloody Roar 2 - Bringer Of The New Age Theme

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App