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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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Mar 19, 2021

While the NES version is the definitive version, Contra debuted in the arcade. Join me, won't you, to discuss the arcade version, which isn't a classic like the NES one, but still a solid game.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $445 in 2020. So far in 2021 we have raised $11.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Jan 30, 2021

In our final game rankings episode we rank Final Fantasy IX, North and South, Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego, Micro League Baseball, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Castlevania Rondo of Blood, Shadowgate, Phantasy Star II, and Strider. Whew!

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $445 in 2020. So far in 2021 we have raised $6.

On Monday and Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Jan 16, 2021

Another game rankings episode! This episode covers Streets of Rage II, Gun Star Heroes, Super Pitfall, Alien Storm, Sonic The Hedgehog, and Sonic 2. One more of these episodes to go!

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $445 in 2020. So far in 2021 we have raised $6.

On Monday and Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Dec 29, 2020

Another game rankings episode! This episode covers Super Mario Brothers, Mega Man V, Mega Man VI, Deadly Towers, and Super Castlevania IV.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $445.

On Monday and Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Dec 26, 2020

It's our annual holiday episode, but we broke the schedule to talk more about my mom and Animal Crossing City Folk.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $445.

On Monday and Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Dec 7, 2020

Another game rankings episode: This episode covers Sim City 2000, Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Duck Tales II, Legacy Of The Wizard, and Castlevania Chronicles.

This episode is coming out slightly out of order, so bear with me in that regards. I ended up moving some episodes around after the recording session this was a part of last month.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $420.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. On Sunday nights I also stream around 9pm until I feel like stopping. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Nov 19, 2020

Metroid has never been one of my favorite games, but it's such an important step in the evolution of video games and continues to influence everything today so we had to do an episode about it. Sorry this is a few days late...long week!

We streamed Metroid a few years ago.

This episode is coming out slightly out of order, so bear with me in that regards. I ended up moving some episodes around after the recording session this was a part of last month.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $420.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. On Sunday nights I also stream around 9pm until I feel like stopping. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Show Notes:

Nov 1, 2020

We continue our now annual Castlevania coverage during the festive Halloween season with two of the more obscure games in the franchise: First we have Vampire Killer on the MSX followed by the arcade game Haunted Castle.

This episode is coming out slightly out of order, so bear with me in that regards. I ended up moving some episodes around after the recording session this was a part of last month.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $322.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. On Sunday nights I also stream around 9pm until I feel like stopping. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Show Notes:

Oct 25, 2020

In our fourth game rankings episode, we add Duck Tales, Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers, River City Ransom, Baseball Stars 2, and Final Fantasy Tactics to the list.

This episode is coming out slightly out of order, so bear with me in that regards. We had a bit more space left in our storage for the month, so I thought sneaking in another episode would be a good idea.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $322.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. On Sunday nights I also stream around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Oct 19, 2020

In our second Castlevania mix tape, we take a look at the sounds of the 16 bit era. This is an exceptional series with amazing soundtracks!

It looks like a lot of Castlevania soundtracks reissued in recent years are out of print again :(

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $311.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. On Sunday nights I also stream around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Oct 2, 2020

In our third game ranking episode, we add Mega Man 3, Metal Gear, Super Ghouls N Ghosts, Mega Man 4, and NHL94 to the chart.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $163.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Sep 15, 2020

I never played Cyber Lip back in the old days, but I remember seeing it in magazines. Join me, won't you, and take a look at this very odd side scroller.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $163.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

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Sep 2, 2020

In our second game rankings episode, we discuss and then rank Castlevania: Dracula X, Sim City, Final Fantasy V, Zelda II, and Castlevania II.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $130.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Aug 20, 2020

One of the best games ever and we are finally covering it! Join me, won't you, to discuss why I didn't like SoTN when it came out and how I see it now as one of video gaming's true masterpieces.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $105.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Show Links

Jul 14, 2020

In our nicest episode yet, it's time to discuss Phantasy Star III, a problematic game that is super ambitious but doesn't really hold up to it's lofty ambitions.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $105.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

Jul 11, 2020

I thought it would be fun to begin ranking the games we have covered on the podcast ala what Hardcore Gaming 101 does on their own podcast. We will do five an episode until we catch up. All new games covered will be ranked during the episode.

Games covered:

  • Castlevania 3
  • Mega Man 2
  • Final Fantasy 4
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Baseball Stars

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019. So far in 2020 we have raised $105.

On Thursday nights around 7pm I stream old and new games until around 9pm. Check out my Twitch page for more information and a tentative schedule.

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

You can view our game ranking list here.

May 16, 2020

Electronic Gaming Monthly's game of the year for 1990...this is not. Strider on the NES is absolutely not the classic version of the game from the arcade and Sega Genesis, but I played a lot of growing up so I figured it was worth covering in our "500 Words About" series of episodes.

I have not streamed Strider.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019.

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

May 16, 2020

Phantasy Star II is a bit of a chore to get through these days...but what about that ending!?!?!? Join me, won't you, for a brief discussion of the lofty aspirations of this game and the series in general.

I have not streamed Phantasy Star II, but have streamed its sequel.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019.

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

Apr 20, 2020

In the first of a multiple part series, I offer some memories of my mother when I was growing from the days before she became a gamer. I will be doing a few more of these over the next few weeks. Hang tight.

Apr 4, 2020

One of the best games of the nineties and one of my favorite Castlevania games. in this episode we take a look at Rondo of Blood and how much I will 2D platformer Castlevania games.

I have streamed Rondo of Blood before.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019.

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

Feb 3, 2020

To get more content in the feed, I have decided to break out out Top 50 of the Nineties list into separate episodes. The ones that are already done will begin going up soon with new ones to follow. Like the ones already done, these episodes will be pretty loose without much of a script, which is pretty fun. Our first game on the list is Alien Storm!

Since my comments on Alien Storm were fairly brief, I didn't know I would be doing this eventually, I also threw in the mailbag portion from this episode, which discussed whether a Playstation Vita is worth buying.

We have streamed Alien Storm a few years ago.

Instead of a Patreon, consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We raised $335 in 2019.

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

Dec 25, 2019

For our annual holiday episode, instead of picking a console and a year, we look back at 9-9-99 and the release of Final Fantasy VIII and the Sega Dreamcast. Primarily this episode is about Final Fantasy VIII, but the Dreamcast is also part of the story.

Our mailbag question discusses Super Mario games after Super Mario World.

We have not streamed Final Fantasy VIII. Maybe one day...

Later this month, I will be closing down out Patreon. Instead consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. So far in 2019 we have raised $335.

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

Dec 4, 2019

Shadowgate was an excellent "MacVenture" game that recently had a revival and a reissue for modern console. Let's take a look back at this game and it's compelling narrative and fantastic soundtrack.

Our mailbag question discusses suggestions for RPGs to introduce gamers to the genre.

We streamed Shadowgate a few times last year.

Later this month, I will be closing down out Patreon. Instead consider donating to our Extra Life charity drive. We are raising money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. So far in 2019 we have raised $335.

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

Nov 27, 2019

Just in time for your Thanksgiving commute or MST3K marathon pregaming, here is the first of two Castlevania mix tapes. The second one will be out soon.

Nov 25, 2019

I was always warded away from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, but while it is certainly not a great game it is definitely a solid beginner RPG and made sense for the American market when it came out in 1992. Join me, won't you, for a brief episode about the game.

We are back to my trusty desktop computer for this issue, which means the sound issues from the past few podcasts should be gone.

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