Episodes

  • Radiant Silvergun / Ikaruga – Episode 051

    Time to cover the complete arcade history of Treasure – the game developer that gave us Radiant Silvergun, Ikargua, and… that’s it! We explore these two fun SHMUPs that mix […]

  • ESP Ra.De. – Episode 050

    Our 50th episode is ESPecially good as we explore Cave’s bullet hells with butterfly wings – ESP Ra.De., Espgaluda, and Espgaluda II. How do you pronounce these games? What does […]

  • DonPachi – Episode 049

    Are you ready to get prosecuted to the full extent of the jam? If so, join us as we whack the beehive that is the DonPachi series by Cave – […]

  • 194X – Episode 048

    We get loopy with the historically (in)accurate Capcom shooter series based on middle-aged white men’s favorite war, the 194X series. Count with us as we cover 1942, 1943, 1941, 19XX, […]

  • Gradius – Episode 047

    We’re blasting off on the first episode of our new SHMUP miniseries with the shooter that set the mold for horizontal STGs – Konami’s Gradius. How did this accidental hit […]

  • Arcade Obscura (Drivers) – Episode 046

    It’s time for another Arcade Obscura where each of the hosts pitch their choice of underrated or under-appreciated driving-based arcade game. Rob goes full ‘Merica with a cross-country racer that […]

  • Mario Kart Arcade GP – Episode 045

    Explore the arcade series birthed by the unholy alliance of a Nintendo license developed by Namco running on a Sega board – Mario Kart Arcade GP. It’s the two biggest […]

  • Initial D – Episode 044

    We’re drifting into the final turn of our Drivers miniseries by talking about Sega’s most prolific driving game series, Initial D. So hop in our Trueno GT-APEX – just don’t bump […]

  • Cruis’n USA – Episode 043

    Hop in and take a ride down Memory Lane as the Podouken crew tours the USA, world, and other exotic locations while exploring the Midway Games classic Cruis’n USA. How […]

  • Daytona USA – Episode 042

    The hosts let loose with their inner Florida Man to discuss the quintessential Florida game – Daytona USA. Let’s go away to the land of alligators, bath salts, and bike […]