Episode 86: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks


The gang is fresh off of PAX West, but Crystal insisted, for some reason, that we should do a crossover episode with The Book of Mudora Podcast! Which turns out to be a huge mistake. YOUR GAMES THIS WEEK ARE: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, for the NES; The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, for Nintendo 3DS; The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, for Nintendo 3DS; The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, for Wii and Wii U; and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, for Nintendo DS and Wii U. You can find the complete list of ranked games at bit.ly/letsplace.

Episode 42: Hoard

This episode starts off already off the rails as new guest Gorge calls in from... his car, while he drives around town. He's joined by returning guests Mike, Ty, and Tal to help Luke discuss Playstation 2 baseball games, decentish mobile ports, terrible virtual card games, obscenely late PSX games, and our unapologetic bias towards games where you play as a dragon. YOUR GAMES THIS WEEK ARE: Astral Tournament, for PC; All-Star Baseball 2002, for Playsation 2; Dynamite Jack, for PC; Dora the Explorer: Barnyard Buddies, for Playstation; and Hoard, for Playstation 3. See the full list of ranked games at bit.ly/letsplace, and follow @SSJSpeedRacer on Twitter to suggest games to rank and have a chance to be on the show!

Episode 26: Elite Beat Agents

This week, Luke and returning guest Will drag a new guest, Jesse, from the burning pit of Tartarus to help them rank 5 new games. They discuss Telltale Games' dark period, the various semantic values of the character 'X', Wii U Real-Time Strategy, the ancient and dark origins of video game voice acting, and how much we all freakin' love Elite Beat Agents. YOUR GAMES THIS WEEK ARE: Back to the Future: The Game, for PC, Mobile, Wii, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One; Might and Magic X: Legacy, for PC; Swords and Soldiers II, for Wii U; Sinistar, for Arcade; and Elite Beat Agents, for Nintendo DS. You can find the up-to-date ranked list at bit.ly/letsplace

Episode 15: Ray Tracers

Luke is joined by Molly and Bob, which means we've now exhausted all possible combinations of Molly, Bob, and Tal in these last three episodes! They discuss low-fi cowboy adventures, really terrible ideas for old video games, THE DOPEST CAR GAME EVER OH MY GOD YOU FIGHT A MONSTER TRUCK WITH YOUR SPORTSCAR, the importance of historical accuracy in your historical video games, and weird, cutesy Japanese platformers. YOUR GAMES THIS WEEK ARE: The Wild West, for PC; The Vanishing Maze, for PC; Ray Tracers, for Sony Playstation; Pearl Harbour, for PC; and Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa, for the Famicom. You can view the full, up-to-date list at bit.ly/letsplace

Episode 9: Queen: The eYe

The eyes have it in this first 5-person episode of Let's Place. Luke is joined by returning champions Tal and Ty, along with new guests Jason and Ashley, to discuss World War I, the incredible world of 90s PC interactive rock operas, schlocky '80s B-movie tie-in games, and one of the single most distasteful video games ever produced. YOUR GAMES THIS WEEK ARE: Blue Baron, for PC; Queen: The eYe, for PC; The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigi no Dungeon, for Playstation 2; Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for NES; and Custer's Revenge, for Atari 2600. You can view the full list of ranked games at bit.ly/letsplace and you can find the greatest webpage on the internet at http://ppanks76.cbm8bit.com/loom.txt

Episode 4: Iron Lord

It's our most shocking episode yet. Luke is joined by Dustin and Shane to discuss frog abs, debate the merits of drifting versus forklifts, learn just a LITTLE BIT about hanafuda, have a weirdly serious discussion about the value of level-up systems in online multiplayer games, and discover a new reigning GREATEST GAME OF ALL TIME. YOUR GAMES THIS WEEK ARE: Need for Speed: Underground, for Xbox, Playstation 2, GameCube, PC, and Gameboy Advance; Koi Koi Shimasho 2: Super Real Hanafuda, for... let's say "Arcade;" Iron Lord, for PC; My Frogger Toy Trials, for Nintendo DS; Iron Lord, for PC; and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, for PC, Xbox 360, Playstion 3, and Nintendo Wii. You can view the current list of rankings here: bit.ly/letsplace

Episode 1: California Speed

In our first episode ever, Luke sits down with Graham, Christopher (?) and a Skype Ghost (!) to establish the beginning of our RANKED LIST OF ALL VIDEO GAMES. To start off, we've randomly selected five games from some dumb pastebin page we found. YOUR GAMES THIS WEEK ARE: Aruberea no Otome, for PC and PSX; Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising, for PC; California Speed, for Arcade and N64; Desert Speedtrap Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, for Sega Master System and Game Gear; and Wild Wheels, for PC. We also learn a lot of irrelevant but interesting details about Road Runner cartoons, and also that Graham is a real piece of trash. You can view the list to date at the following link: http://bit.ly/letsplace