TADPOG: Tyler and Dave Play Old Games

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By: Dave Moore & Tyler Holland

Tyler (the one with the beard) & Dave (the one with the glasses) are two gamers from Kentucky who host TADPOG, a weekly audio podcast about old video games. The retro games discussed typically debuted on platforms like the Super Nintendo (SNES), Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Sega Genesis and Game Boy.

Ep. 609 – Pocky & Rocky
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Pocky & Rocky! Just a short 575 episodes after we covered sequel we talk about the original. We had to bring on our foremost Pocky & Rockiologist in CHOCTOPUS! We talk anime movies, Goosebumps books, expensive chairs, SNES Randomizers, Ready Player One and plenty more. We do get pretty deep into the game so if … Continue reading →

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Ep. 608 – Phantom 2040
04/28/2021

Courtesy of the Randomizer and an independent wrestler who requested we do this episode back in 2014, we bring you Phantom 2040! This game has some long reaching and interesting lore but in true TADPOG fashion we get to that about 40 minutes into show because this game last in that sweet, or not so … Continue reading →

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Ep. 607 – Paladin’s Quest
04/21/2021

Hey, look what the Randomizer threw at us! Paladin’s Quest! I see castles in the box art and Paladin is in the title so it must be a classic medieval RPG. No? It’s a futuristic space game that never once contains the word “Paladin”? Well, from that you probably know exactly what you’re in for … Continue reading →

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Ep. 606 – Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions
04/14/2021

DUCK DODGERS! No, wait, that’s not the title. It totally should be the title but instead it is called Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions. Missed opportunity. Well, the Randomizer threw this one at us and it was one of the more polarized differing opinions between Tyler and Dave in quite some time. Dave had a … Continue reading →

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Ep. 605 – SOS / Septentrion
04/07/2021

The gift from the Randomizer this week is, the fantastic alluring title of SOS / Septentrion (if you had it overseas). It could have used a much better title but we will get to that later. We try some Easter snacks, talk about cats and how to rank them compared to other cats that we … Continue reading →

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Ep. 604 – Super Aquatic Games Starring the Aquabats
03/31/2021

The Super Aquatic Games Starring the Aquabats! Now that’s quite the title. Did you think it was about the band, The Aquabats? Nope, it’s not. Did you think it was about water sports? Are you some sort of incredible clairvoyant who suspected this was actually one of James Pond games and it was a spoof … Continue reading →

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Ep. 603 – Radical Rex
03/24/2021

Lan Parties. Tamagotchis. Game Boys. That “S” thing we used to all draw. AOL. Ecto Cooler. All these things symbolize a childhood in the 90s but none of them nearly as much as Radical Rex! He’s a real cool Radical Rex! Is this a very cool hidden gem on the SNES or is it a … Continue reading →

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Ep. 602 – The Jungle Book
03/17/2021

The Jungle Book has a LOT of iterations. Poems, books, movies, songs, live action movies, animated movies….and a Super Nintendo game. A 90s Disney platformer that wasn’t on IGN’s Top 100? Whatever could that mean about it’s quality? We get to that after we really drill down into the history and how many versions of … Continue reading →

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Ep. 601 – We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story
03/10/2021

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story is the game of the week buuuuuuut have you heard of it? It has quite the backstory that is far more interesting than the game but we absolutely go over both. So come on down and join us for some rare real movie talk with an appropriate amount of game … Continue reading →

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Ep. 600 – The Combatribes
03/03/2021

What is a cyborg? Is it a robot? Are they like androids? All we know if THEY AIN’T LADIES, courtesy of the week’s SNES game from the Randomizer – The Combatribes. We bring back Casey of Piggy Palace fame to talk about his emotional week along with this game. We are very all over the … Continue reading →

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Ep. 599 – Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Part 2)
02/24/2021

Well, here is our 2nd part of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Spoilers, only one person on the podcast enjoyed it so we discussed it and went off the rails for some good old fashioned tangents. It was just the perfect way to spend time with #moremiller Shawn Miller and, for the first time … Continue reading →

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Ep. 598 – Hades
02/17/2021

After so many references, so many mini discussions, so much hype – we now bring you the goods and discuss one of our favorite new games, Hades! We need bring a strong show for such a strong game so we brought back Coco of @cococonfession and Cuphead fame to join us in our deep dive. … Continue reading →

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Ep. 597 – Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Part 1)
02/10/2021

For well over a year, we saw the cries of those dozens who listen to this podcast. “#moremiller”! they cried! Well, he is our foremost Final Fantasy II/IV-ologist so here he is for Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. The game is pretty lengthy so we are bringing back to ol’ two part TADPOG. This … Continue reading →

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Ep. 596 – Bass Masters Classic (SNES)
02/03/2021

Tyler and Dave have done RPGs, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Platformers, Puzzlers…but we know what you have really been waiting for is some sweet sweet bass content. Check out our sweet bass with Bass Masters Classis and Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition! Of course we pick our the person we know who craves bass the most, … Continue reading →

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Ep. 595 – Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues
01/27/2021

Dave sings hymns to The Randomzier this week as it gave him one of his favorite childhood games, Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues. How thick are his nostalgia glasses? What will Tyler think of this game having never heard of it? I’m sure you know. Come on over, there is a southern dramatic reading … Continue reading →

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Ep. 594 – Hit the Ice
01/20/2021

Did you love the basketball episode last week? Do you just live for TADPOG Sports? Well, you’re likely totally alone. So, one person, we bring you a hockey game, courtesy of the Randomizerβ€”Hit the Ice! The most NBA Jamesest of SNES hockey games…but is that a good thing? You can probably guess. Come hang out … Continue reading →

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Ep. 593 – Barkley: Shut Up and Jam!
01/13/2021

Barkley: Shut Up and Jam! (sadly not Gaiden or Gaiden II) was the game thrown at us by the Randomizer this week. So, of course, we talk a little about Hades and some other pretty good games we have played. There is PLENTY of Barkley chat, Shaq chat, general 90s basketball references, and a deep … Continue reading →

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Ep. 592 – Run Saber
01/06/2021

What do game do we want? HADES! When do we want it? NOW! What did we end up playing? RUN SABER! How was it? …surprising? This week the Randomizer threw up a total mystery in Run Saber. We may have talked off mic about Hades for an hour before we started but we had a … Continue reading →

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Ep. 591 – X-Men 2: Clone Wars
12/30/2020

The Randomizer tried to throw us X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse which we have already done an episode on, so we countered with a game we were actually interested in: X-Men 2: Clone Wars for the Sega Genesis. IT’S OUR 8th ANNIVERSARY! So we are joined by Brandon of Axelay fame, and his girlfriend Cheryl of Brandon … Continue reading →

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Ep. 590 – SNES MechWarrior Games
12/23/2020

Are you a Gran Turismo type that like customizing a sweet car? Do you also like battling robots? Do you strongly prefer retro games? Then MAYBE you will be into the games we talk about this week, the SNES MechWarrior Games – MechWarrior and MechWarrior 3050. Not only do we talk about these games but … Continue reading →

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Ep. 589 – Carrier Aces
12/16/2020

Were you a middle aged adult in 1995 that was a fan of the SNES and WWII? Then MAYBE you know about Carrier Aces, the game vomited up by The Randomizer at us. Come listen to us talk about this game, try some very excellent beef jerky, take a quiz, and do a deep dive … Continue reading →

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Ep. 588 – Race Drivin’
12/09/2020

Race Drivin’. Yes, that is the title of this SNES game. The pinnacle of creativity – RACE DRIVIN’! Oh boy, is this game everything we thought it would be based on the name alone. We do actually have some friends that are familiar with it so we bring on Sandwich Pope Phil Hawkins and a … Continue reading →

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Ep. 587 – Animaniacs
12/02/2020

So there are really only two kinds of kids in the world. Those whole like Animaniacs and those who don’t like Animaniacs. Are you with us or against us? Well, we’re against the Randomizer this week by forging our own path and talking about Animaniacs for the SNES. We just had to bring on our … Continue reading →

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Ep. 586 – Dirt Trax FX
11/25/2020

Hey! It’s racing! But not on cars or carts but dirt bikes! This week the Randomizer gives us Dirt Trax FX. Ever heard of Stunt Race FX? This is sort of like it but not horrible in every way. Tyler and Dave have a deep discussion of Freaky Eaters, Dave promises to finish Super Metroid, … Continue reading →

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Ep. 585 – Final Fight 3
11/18/2020

This episode concludes the Final Fight series on the SNES! We take the power back from the Randomizer and do Final Fight 3 and Final Fight Guy to bring a beloved series to a close. I might say this show is 40% tangents, 50% Final Fight 3, 9% Quizzes, and a whopping 1% Final Fight … Continue reading →

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Ep. 584 – Bill Walsh College Football
11/11/2020

Okay, clearly we are talking about Bill Walsh College Football. It’s a sports game. It’s a football game. Dave will be sorta into it. Tyler will not be into it. BUT WE BRING ON LORD DENNIS ROBISON WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS ABOUT FOOTBALL AND THIS GAME! We talk about the names of football players, Tony, Tony’s … Continue reading →

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Ep. 583 – Street Racer
11/04/2020

“Do you like Street Fighter?” The Randomizer asked. “Of course.” we replied. “Super Mario Kart?” “Yes” . The Randomizer laughed and gave us Street Racer, a game that tried to be both and ended up being neither. Come here tales of Halloween, googling stuff we want to remember, the best episode of Mary Tyler Moore, … Continue reading →

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Ep. 582 – Rocko’s Modern Life (SNES)
10/28/2020

Rocko’s Modern Life! YEAH, SON! One of the best Nicktoons ever! I bet you jump around and run from the Big Heads. No? Do you get into crazy plans with Heffer? No…you..move things around so your dog can walk forward to a special fire hydrant…oh. So it’s one big escort mission? Um. Sounds swell. BYE! … Continue reading →

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Ep. 581 – WildSnake
10/21/2020

Do you like Tetris? Of course. Do you like the massive amounts of Tetris adjacent puzzle games? No? What if it is endorsed by Alexey Pajitnov? Maybe? Yeah, that’s how we feel. So this week the Randomizer has us play and discuss the snakely Tetris adjacent puzzle game, WildSnake. We also talk theme parks, rides, … Continue reading →

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Ep. 580 – Bazooka Blitzkrieg
10/14/2020

Gadzooks! Of course, the Randomizer chose a Super Scope Game this week – Bazooka Blitzkrieg! It’s…apparently a game where you are a ninja with a Super Scope blowing up robots. So there is that. Tyler and Dave talk about it. They also bring up our little mistaken kerfuffle last week. We take a pretty solid … Continue reading →

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Ep. 579 – Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus
10/07/2020

Are you a big fan of learning from video games? Having fun WHILE learning? Enjoyed Rex Ronan and Captain Novolin? No? Well, then please check out the latest installment in the Health Heroes series, Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus! We talk about Tyler’s dad, plumbing, kid stories, and do as deep of a dive into this game … Continue reading →

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Ep. 578 – California Games II
09/30/2020

Did you know about California Games II? That it existed? That it was an SNES game? We didn’t but the Randomizer did. As we do, we recorded a TADPOG episode over just this game – and the amount of time we talk about it is probably longer than it would take you to play it! … Continue reading →

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Ep. 577 – Football Fury
09/23/2020

Football Fury! Yet another sports game brought to you by the Randomizer. Not just sports but football, you know, that thing Tyler and Dave know nothing about. The game is about what you’d expect based on the title and game art – so we brought on Jon and Ian of TADPOG I.T. fame! We do … Continue reading →

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Ep. 576 – Winter Olympics: Lillehammer ’94 (SNES)
09/16/2020

Well, luck of the Randomizer not be with us – Winter Olympics: Lillehammer ’94 was the draw for this week. Have you heard of this game? Have you seen this game in the wild? Are you familiar with Lillehammer outside of the Netflix show? Nope, not for us either. So we talk Olympics. We talk … Continue reading →

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Ep. 575 – Nobunaga’s Ambition
09/09/2020

Nobunaga’s Ambition is…well…ambitious. And it certainly isn’t about revenge despite how many times Tyler tries to say it is. This week the Randomizer dealt TADPOG a card that made them grumble but turned out to be a surprise. So come listen to some chill LoFi game chat with plenty of odd tangents as we talk … Continue reading →

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Ep. 574 – Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D
09/02/2020

Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3-D has arrived! I know it’s been a long time coming and everyone has been on the edge of their seat to hear about this game…hey, it sucks. There, now that is out of the way come enjoy us talk about the Genesis, Night Trap, a little Borderlands 3, … Continue reading →

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Ep. 573 – Phantasmagoria
08/26/2020

Okay, we will be honest. Jim Power on the SNES is pretty bad. We WILL get to it but Phantasmagoria had a bounty on it and Dave had a great time streaming it, SO HERE IT IS. Tyler and Dave talk about books, gaming, and a very British slang quiz with very Americanized British accents … Continue reading →

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Ep. 572 – What the Kids Say
08/19/2020

How do you do, fellow kids? Imagine if you will, that this episode is packaged tightly inside a puffy white VHS clamshell case, because just like Disney, we’re opening the vault. The Patreon Vault! We’ll be back next week with Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D for the SNES. In the meantime, we hope … Continue reading →

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Ep. 571 – Battle Clash & Metal Combat: Falcon’s Revenge
08/12/2020

The Randomizer ran out of MP last week since time after time after time it chose games we had already played — so we went rogue and decided to talk about some Super Scope games that randomly checked out a few months ago – Battle Clash and Metal Combat: Falcon’s Revenge. Let’s cut to the … Continue reading →

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Ep. 570 – Yoshi’s Safari
08/05/2020

In 2020, do you know how to get Tyler and Dave together to beat a game for the show? You have a dark god of chance choose for them to play a Super Scope game. This week, courtesy of the Randomizer, we talk about Yoshi’s Safari. BUT NOT JUST YOSHI’S SAFARI. We also talk lush … Continue reading →

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