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Giraffe Feels: A Retro Video Game Podcast

Giraffe Feels is a retro gaming podcast. Join me, won't you, as we discuss classic video games and the personal narrative that developed while I grew up.
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Oct 2, 2018

It took a few tries to get this episode recorded, but here we are! There may be a few minor audio glitches because Audacity was very uncooperative while I was editing and recording. Mega Man VI is a solid improvement over the last few games in this series, but still not near the absolute heights of it. Join me, won't you, to discuss the game and my concerns about robotkind in the Mega Man universe. At the end of this episode, there is some discussion of our Extra Life campaign and some of the new, upcoming, Patreon goals I am going to introduce soon.

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Lunar: The Silver Star. The break music is from Final Fantasy IV.

I am streaming Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes other days on Twitch. Monday night is RPG Night. Currently we are streaming Suikoden II. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice. This week we will be streaming Castlevania Chronicles. Friday I sometimes stream newer games in the afternoon. Currently we are streaming Octopath Traveler.

Consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast. We recently updated our rewards page.

Sep 9, 2018

Finally, a new episode! I apologize for the delay...the new school year got a bit out of hand and I kept putting off editing this episode. Deadly Towers is a frustrating, difficult, and mind numbing game I have been trying to figure out for the past 30 years. I still have not figured it out.

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Final Fantasy V. The break music is from Final Fantasy IV.

I am streaming Monday, Wednesday, and sometimes other days on Twitch. Monday night is RPG Night. Currently we are streaming Suikoden II. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice. This week we will be streaming Alien Solder.

Consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast. We recently updated our rewards page.

Aug 15, 2018

There are other retro gaming podcasters who love Mega Man V, but I am not much of a fan. After trying to play through it a few times on our Twitch page, I put my thoughts together for the podcast. 

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Suikoden II. The break music is from Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood.

I am streaming Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Twitch. Monday night is RPG Night. Currently we are streaming Suikoden II. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice. This week we will be streaming Super Mario Brothers III. Friday is a new game of my choice. 

Consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast. We recently updated our rewards page.

Aug 8, 2018

Super Mario Brothers is one of the most important video games ever made. Join us for a discussion of my early experiences with the game and how it plays today. 

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Final Fantasy VII. The break music is from Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood.

I am streaming Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Twitch. Monday night is RPG Night. Currently we are streaming Suikoden II. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice. This week we will be streaming Streets of Rage III. Friday is a new game of my choice. Currently we are streaming Shadows of Adam. 

Consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast. We recently updated our rewards page.

Jul 17, 2018

Originally this episode was going to be a mix of my favorite airship themes, but I ended up expanding it to "travel" in general. I had a lot of fun putting together this episode! Our next episode will be out at the beginning of the month.

In this episode we play music from...

  • Super Mario Brothers 3
  • Wild Arms
  • Final Fantasy 4
  • Chrono Cross
  • Cosmic Star Heroine

I am streaming Monday-Thursday on Twitch. Monday nights is New Game Night. I am currently streaming Shadows of Adam around 8pm. Tuesdays I am streaming Phantasy Star III: Generations Of Doom around 7pm. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice around 8pm. Thursday is Final Fantasy IX around 7pm. Consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast. We recently updated our rewards page.

Jun 27, 2018

Castlevania Chronicles is a game you do not hear a lot about in this series, but it has some nice homages to previous games and a fantastic soundtrack. This episode also has some initial thoughts about Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon.

I am streaming Monday-Thursday on Twitch. Monday nights is New Game Night. I am currently streaming Lost Sphear around 8pm. Tuesdays I am streaming Phantasy Star III: Generations Of Doom around 7pm. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice around 8pm. Thursday is Final Fantasy IX around 7pm.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast. We recently updated our rewards page. 

May 31, 2018

Thank you for your patience while I was moving and dealing with the end of the school year. We are back with our first mix tape in awhile. This one covers some of my favorite town themes from RPGs. Games covered include Final Fantasy Origins, Earthbound, Sword Of Vermillion, Sim City, and Phantasy Star III. Our intro music comes Shining Force. 

I am streaming Monday-Thursday on Twitch. Monday nights is New Game Night. I am currently streaming Lost Sphear around 8pm. Tuesdays I am streaming Phantasy Star III: Generations Of Doom around 7pm. Wednesday is a retro game of my choice around 8pm. Thursday is Final Fantasy IX around 7pm. 

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

May 1, 2018

I had not thought about Legacy Of The Wizard for a really long time until a recent Retronauts episode discussed it. I know some people who are very high on this game, but, after giving it a shot again, I am not one of them. At the same time, let's also discuss why Legacy Of The Wizard is an important step for Metroidvania games. 

Wednesday I will be streaming Super Castlevania IV at 8pm on Twitch. On Tuesday and Thursday I will also be streaming a TBD game at 6pm, although Tuesday I may not make it home from a trip in time to do so. You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. Our May schedule will be up in a few days plus a big announcement about our summer streaming schedule.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Apr 29, 2018

Duck Tales II is a good, not great, followup to the incredible Duck Tales. I had never played it before the Disney Afternoon Collection came out! Join me for a brief discussion of the game. 

On Monday I will be streaming Halo III (which I have never played before!) and Wednesday I will be streaming Super Castlevania IV at 8pm on Twitch. On Tuesday and Thursday I will also be streaming a TBD game at 6pm. You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. Our May schedule will be up in a few days plus a big announcement about our summer streaming schedule. 

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Apr 18, 2018

We're back! A Link To The Past was an incredible return to form for the Zelda series and perhaps the best game in the series? Let's talk about that and other issues in the 36th episode of our podcast! 

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Mega Man IV. The break music is from Super Castlevania.

Next Monday I will be streaming Gauntlet Slayer Edition and Next Wednesday I will be streaming River City Ransom at 8pm on Twitch. You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Mar 22, 2018

Our "500 Words About" series continues with a discussion of Sim City 2000, the busy nature of modern simulation games, the tyranny of choice, and why I love Sim City on the Super Nintendo. 

Next Monday I will be streaming Super Mega Baseball and Next Wednesday I will be streaming Castlevania: Dracula X at 8pm on Twitch. You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Mar 11, 2018

Final Fantasy Tactics just passed its 20th anniversary, which qualifies the game for the podcast! At times I have called Final Fantasy Tactics my favorite game of all time. I do not quite feel that way anymore, but join me to discuss the high and lows of this game, how I played it in both college and grad school, and how I feel about the game nowadays. 

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Lunar: Silver Star Story. The break music is from Super Castlevania.

This Wednesday at 8pm I will be streaming The Legend Of Zelda on Twitch. You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. 

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive.

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Feb 21, 2018

(I just noticed the typo in the art for this episode...I'll fix it in a few days...)

Baseball Stars II was a very disappointing followup to the amazing Baseball Stars. This episode is our second "500 Words" episode and discusses where the game fell short. 

This Wednesday at 8pm I will be streaming Baseball Stars II on Twitch. You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. I will update our stream schedule for March over the weekend. 

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. 

Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Feb 10, 2018

In our first every "500 Words About" episode, which we will use to discuss games that don't need a longer episode, Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers is discussed. The release of the Disney Afternoon Collection pushed me to replay this game back in the fall. What I found was a decent platformer that has held up over the years. 

This Wednesday at 8pm I will be streaming Super Ghouls N Ghosts on Twitch. You can find a schedule for upcoming streams on our website. 

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Feb 6, 2018

When we covered Mega Man II originally, I still didn't have good equipment to record with yet. I thought it would be a good idea to record a new version of this episode. I'm just getting over a cold, so I apologize if my voice still sounds a bit rough. 

This Wednesday at 8pm I will be streaming Mega Man III on Twitch. In a few days there will be a schedule for upcoming streams on the website. Future episodes will also have it listed in the notes for that episode. 

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Jan 24, 2018

This is a quick update announcing that I will be doing game streams on Wednesday nights at 8pm on Twitch. See you tonight for Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers and then next week for Mega Man 2 (Wily Wars Version). 

Dec 26, 2017

It turns out I don't have quite as profound a set of memories of getting a Sega Genesis as I did a Super Nintendo, but it was still a pretty neat day due to some inquisitive purchasing choices by my mother. This episode discusses Christmas Day 1992 and what I loved, and hated, about the Genesis. 

There is also some discussion of our plans for 2018. 

Games Discussed: 

  • Strider
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Madden 1993
  • Phantasy Star III
  • NHL 94
Dec 17, 2017

This episode began as another thematic mix tape, but ended up being a bunch of interesting tracks I curated for this podcast. We will have one more episode this year, which will be our annual holiday episode. This years episode focused on the Sega Genesis and the Christmas of 1992. 

Tracks are from...

  • Batman (Genesis)
  • River City Ransom
  • Lunar Silver Star Story
  • Super Play Action Football
  • Sim City 2000
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Castlevania Chronicles

The background music for this episode’s introduction is from Final Fantasy V. The break music is from Super Castlevania.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Dec 5, 2017

In one of our first episodes, I promised an episode about River City Ransom. This is one of the best games games I have every played and its combination of side scrolling beat em up and role playing game mechanics has held up really well. 

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Chrono Trigger. The break music is from Super Castlevania.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Nov 23, 2017

Duck Tales is one of the best video games ever made. I was so happy when the Disney Afternoon Collection came out earlier this year and spent an evening replaying this wonderful game. 

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Final Fantasy IX. The break music is from Shining Force II.

We are also on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Nov 7, 2017

NHL 94 is one of the best sports games ever. In this episode, we look at the early years of the series that made me want a Genesis.

Games Discussed:

  • NHL 92
  • NHLPA 93
  • NHL 94
  • NHL 95
  • NHL 2001
  • Ice Hockey
  • Blades Of Steel

There is also some additional music from the Sega CD version of NHL 94, which is so good!

The background music for this episode’s mailbag is from Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past. The break music is from Shining Force II.

We are also on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Oct 20, 2017

Over the summer I spent some time playing through various games on the Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for the PS3. This is a great anthology of a lot of cool Genesis games, but also some that are not that good. This episode discusses some of them. There is not much about Phantasy Star or Shining Force because we will do full length episodes about those series in the future.

Games Discussed:

  • Alex Kidd
  • Alien Storm
  • Altered Beast
  • Columns
  • Shinobi III
  • Streets Of Rage

To further discuss these games, there is also some discussion of:

  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Tetris
  • Strider

The background music for this episode's mailbag is from Super Castlevania. The break music is from Shining Force II.

We are also on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Oct 4, 2017

I never played Mega Man 4 back in the old days! Join me as I offer some thoughts on the game after playing through it on the Mega Man Legacy Collection.

We are also on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Sep 19, 2017

On Christmas Day 1991 my focus was on Super Mario World, but my parents also got me Super Ghouls N Ghosts. I love this game and am so impressed with how well it has held up over the years.

The background music during the Tweets & Emails segment is from Earthbound.

NOTE: Whoops, around the 3:50 mark I meant to say Ghosts N Goblins, not Ghouls N Ghosts.

We are also on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. You can also download episodes from the Internet Archive. Please consider becoming a Patron of the podcast.

Sep 18, 2017

Here is a preview of our episode about Super Ghouls N Ghosts. The full episode will be out September 19th.

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