The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 20 – He’s Not an Ant

Bonjour! Welcome, once again, to The MoeGamer Podcast, featuring my fragrant self and the good Mr Chris Caskie of MrGilderPixels.

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In today’s episode, Chris and I kick off with a look at the recent news that has been catching our eye, including a bunch of Samurai Shodown happenings, Utawarerumono Zan, R-Type Final 2 and more.

Then we take a look at what we’ve been playing recently — Chris has been enjoying Iconoclasts and rediscovering Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+, while I’ve been playing Atari ST games and Sonic Colours.

Finally, we jump into our big topic for the day: 2D mascot platformers, or specifically, the early days of 2D mascot platformers in both the 16-bit home computer and console eras. This is a topic we’ll definitely return to at some point in the future as there’s a lot more to talk about than we had time to cover today!

As always, we hope you enjoy the episode and thank you for your kind support. And remember, he’s not an ant!


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