Watch Out for Fireballs!

A retro and non-current games podcast

About the show

Watch Out for Fireballs! is a game club podcast, focused on retro and non-current games. Every week, we play a game in its entirety, then discuss its merits and flaws at length. Most episodes begin with a short sketch, and we're pretty liberal about keeping tangents in. But it ultimately comes down to: Why do we like (or dislike?) this game.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 320: WOFF: Mario 3D World Preivew

    Episode  |  June 17th, 2021  |  42 mins 30 secs


    Thanks Joelle!

  • Episode 319: The Witness

    Episode  |  June 10th, 2021  |  2 hrs 25 mins

    This week we play the opinionated magnum opus of an opinionated creator.

  • Episode 318: Hotline Miami

    Episode  |  June 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 52 mins

    Do you like hurting people?
    Who is leaving messages on your answering machine?
    Where are you right now?
    Why are we having this conversation?

  • Dispatch: Strategy Guides

    Episode  |  May 27th, 2021  |  2 hrs 14 mins

    This month we have a little love fest for strategy guides, talking about the roles they've filled for us over the years, and what scratches that itch for us nowadays.

  • Episode 317: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Preview)

    Episode  |  May 20th, 2021  |  36 mins 35 secs

    We were all teens once. Some of us listen to a lot of mall metal, and some of us end up child soldiers.

  • Episode 316: RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

    Episode  |  May 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 49 mins

    It's a management sim with a touch of whimsy and customers who are dumb as rocks.

  • Episode 315: Hitman 3

    Episode  |  May 6th, 2021  |  2 hrs 4 mins
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    Do you belieeeeeeve in life after Providence? One of our favorite characters in games gets a proper send off in a game trilogy that would function as a proper send off for the entire stealth genre. Another collection of fun sandboxes to murder in, another collection of funny situations and the like, and a final chance to embody Mr Bathroom, Hitman 3 is great.

    Thank you to Adam Bucceri! Be sure to check out their game here:

  • Dispatch: Food in Games

    Episode  |  April 29th, 2021  |  2 hrs 1 min

    This month, we settle in for a light topic... how food is depicted in games.

  • Episode 314: Ratchet and Clank, Into the Nexus (preview)

    Episode  |  April 22nd, 2021  |  33 mins 7 secs
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    You know, there's nothing wrong with an above average fastfood sandwich. Sometimes, your body just craves a pretty good game that does everything decently, while not doing anything exceptionally well, and is over in 5 or 6 hours. That game is Ratchet and Clank, which is a total snack game with some unintentionally hilarious pathos and very satisfying weapon upgrades.

    Thank you Sean!

    This episode is a PREVIEW! To hear the whole thing, please join us at

  • Episode 313: Riven

    Episode  |  April 15th, 2021  |  2 hrs 25 mins

    The odds are always stacked against a sophomore effort.

  • Episode 312: Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Part 2)

    Episode  |  April 8th, 2021  |  4 hrs 10 mins

    Become a Source to be reckoned with.

  • Episode 311: Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Part 1)

    Episode  |  April 1st, 2021  |  3 hrs 28 mins
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    No one listens to more podcasts than the man with many cheeses.

    In this crunchy, and charismatic CRPG, you play as the godwoken, someone with the potential to ascend to the divine. Somewhat standard fantasy tropes are enhanced by charming characters, beautiful music, and best in genre tactical gameplay. Listen here as we cover the beefy generalities and Act 1.

    Thank you to Jonathan!

  • WOFF Dispatch March 2021: Tutorials

    Episode  |  March 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 52 mins
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    Kole and Gary answer your questions, discuss what makes a good tutorial, read your responses to March's games, and announce May!

  • Episode 310 Preview: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Episode  |  March 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins

    The premiere man-swine simulator of our time.

  • Episode 309: Watch Out For Fireballs! 309: The Magic Circle

    Episode  |  March 11th, 2021  |  2 hrs 7 mins
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    Thank you Joe!

    You're trapped in an incomplete game, and given the power to rewrite your reality. It sounds amazing, and there are plenty of grace notes, but this game is a bit too messy for its own good, making broad points with broad characters in a way that left us both feeling a bit cold. A standout performance from James Urbaniak can't quite save this ambitious but flawed indie.

  • Episode 308: Trauma Center: Second Opinion

    Episode  |  March 4th, 2021  |  2 hrs 1 min

    Try not to freak out, but you've got lung bugs.