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 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.

  • WOFF Dispatch: Retro Peril

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 48 mins

    Can you enjoy older games if you get too used to modern conveniences?

  • Watch Out for Fireballs 307 Preview: Outer Wilds

    Episode  |  February 18th, 2021  |  26 mins 16 secs

    The bad news is you only have 22 minutes. The good news is, you have as many 22 minutes as you need.

  • Episode 306: WOFF: The Last of Us

    Episode  |  February 11th, 2021  |  3 hrs 34 mins

    When it comes to cordyceps, we want some more-dyceps! Kole and Gary tackle what might be the most acclaimed video game in history. Despite having some issues with story and gameplay integration, this cinematic genre piece is fun and affecting.

  • Episode 305: Monster Train

    Episode  |  February 4th, 2021  |  2 hrs 13 mins

    This week continues out accidental theme of covering Roguelites on the show, as we chug-a-lug through Monster Train.

  • WOFF Dispatch January 2021: Podcast Personas

    Episode  |  January 28th, 2021  |  2 hrs 12 mins

    In this episode, we answer your questions, we talk about our podcast personas and where our lines are, and we read your responses to January's games before announcing what we have coming in March.