Streets of Rage

Episode 74: Streets of Rage

After our previous episode celebrating the very best (and worst) that the Sega Megadrive/Genesis had to offer, this time Morgan teaches Tom about the history of the Streets of Rage franchise.

We discover why roller blading won’t help you in a gang, why you should never bring guns to a metal rod fight, and why we’d love to go clubbing to ’90s video game glitchcore soundtracks.

As we’ve said on the podcast before, we were both late bloomers when it came to video games. Essentially, we had the console you were meant to have 3 years previously, but we loved Streets of Rage and its sequel on the Megadrive as kids.

Streets of Rage is a series of side-scrolling beat ’em up video games, focused on various ex-police vigilantes trying to take down a crime syndicate that has corrupted its local government.

The first three games came out on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive in the early 1990s, and have since been ported and re-released on various platforms. Streets of Rage 4 followed in 2020.

Whether you preferred playing as Max, Axel, Blaze, or even Skate (really?), it was a must-have game for players back in the day.

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The Sims

Episode 67: The Sims

As we’re all feeling like our lives are not quite in control right now, and we’re (mostly) stuck at home and being told what to do and when… you could say that your life feels like a bit of a simulation. Yeah, that’s a really crap link isn’t it?

For this episode, Tom is taking Morgan back to the year 2000 and his teenage obsession with The Sims – the first iteration of the hugely popular Sims video game franchise.

We go through the first Sims era, its creation from depressing circumstances, its long list of expansion packs, what the heck Simlish is, and why it’s not a great party unless Drew Carey turns up.

Created by Will Wright after he had an idea sparked by a house fire of all things, the Maxis game series The Sims launched in 2000 on PC.

Since then, it has spawned countless sequels, expansion packs, spin-offs and more, and has become one of the most successful game franchises of all time.

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Make sure to check out our other video game episodes, including Sega Megadrive and point and click adventure games.

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Episode 62: James Bond Video Games

To mark the upcoming release of No Time To Die, we’re returning to the world of 007, with Morgan taking Tom through a history of James Bond video games!

We travel from Bond’s early text-based games, through the height of GoldenEye 64 and to Morgan’s three favourite original Bond games, peaking with 2003’s Everything or Nothing.

Tom has several rants, Morgan explains how he spoke to Pierce Brosnan in his pants, and we look at the current state of Bond games.

Note: We apologise for a few sound issues caused by a rogue mic during this episode.

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Episode 53: Sega Dreamcast

Our first video game-themed episode in a while, where Tom explains to Morgan the short history of Sega’s final console, the Dreamcast.

We look back at its rise and dramatic fall, why it failed, its bizarre adverts, and its most memorable (and downright bizarre) games.

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Episode 42: Mortal Kombat

Morgan takes Tom through a history of the Mortal Kombat franchise, from the video games to the (mostly) dodgy movies to the forgotten cartoons.

We discuss the origins of ‘Toastie!’, its weird Dad’s Army connection, and the worst line of dialogue in cinema history.

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Episode 22: Sega Mega Drive / Genesis Games

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Morgan takes Tom back to the early 1990s and through some of his favourite Sega Mega Drive games, including Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe and Sonic the Hedgehog. Tom also educates Morgan about the horrific Shaq Fu and how it may have influenced 50 Cent.

Beer choice: Innis & Gunn lager (reference – err, because there are some guns in Sega games)

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