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 290: God of War 2018 (Preview)

    Episode  |  September 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Kranky Kratos takes his vengeance quest to a brand new pantheon: the pantheon of fatherhood. Kole and Gary take an axe to the skull of this 2018 prestige game, and by take an axe to the skull, I mean we give a careful, considered look to this very good but still flawed cinematic game.

    This is just the preview! Join us at for the full episode, and dozens more.

  • Episode 289: Lords of Magic

    Episode  |  September 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 53 mins

    Assembled well-wishers, welcome to the land of crunch.

  • Episode 288: Plants vs. Zombies

    Episode  |  September 3rd, 2020  |  2 hrs 6 mins

    The idea of casual games is basically fake, and it's harmful because it leads to inclusive games being dismissed. Kole and Gary look at one of the titans of the "casual" gaming world and find that it packs tons of charm and more depth than it gets credit for.

  • Dispatch 20: Breaks

    Episode  |  August 27th, 2020  |  2 hrs 34 mins

    Sometimes you take time off from games, and that's fine.

  • Announcing... ORB, a Venture Bros. Podcast

    Episode  |  August 25th, 2020  |  5 mins 26 secs

    Announcing a new show from

  • Episode 287: Devil May Cry (Preview)

    Episode  |  August 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Big thanks to Moonborne! Though it has some early installment clunk, it's not that often that we get to play what is arguably (please don't argue with us) the first of a genre. Does it hold up? Does the devil cry? Does Dante get to 2nd base with someone who looks like his mom? Find out!

    Note, this is our preview episode for the month. To hear the whole thing, and a bunch of other stuff, join us at

  • Episode 286: Disco Elysium (Part 2)

    Episode  |  August 13th, 2020  |  3 hrs 38 mins

    I don't want to be this kind of animal anymore.

  • Episode 285: Disco Elysium (Part 1)

    Episode  |  August 6th, 2020  |  3 hrs 5 mins

    Big ups to Jack for sponsoring this episode!

    A monumental WRPG that rocketed its way up our personal charts to the WOFF Pantheon, Disco Elysium is inspired by all the best video games and still ends up being unique. Hear us discuss generalities and day one here.

  • Dispatch 19: Escapism

    Episode  |  July 30th, 2020  |  2 hrs 23 mins

    This week, we talk about escapism, and how turning to games to distract from the real world is sometimes healthy and necessary.

  • Episode 284: Watch Out For Fireballs! 284: Golf Games (preview)

    Episode  |  July 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This weirdo episode talks about a smattering of old and new golf games. The full episode then goes onto discuss Mario Golf Advance Tour. Join us on patreon to hear the whole shebang!

  • Episode 283: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Part 2)

    Episode  |  July 16th, 2020  |  2 hrs 51 mins

    They say we're all fools and we don't understand.

  • Episode 282: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Part 1)

    Episode  |  July 9th, 2020  |  2 hrs 36 mins

    This wildly ambitious port of a wildly ambitious SNES game features a lot of our favorite concepts and creators. Can it stand up to the gigantic shadow cast by Final Fantasy Tactics?

  • Episode 281: Hitman 2 (2018)

    Episode  |  July 2nd, 2020  |  2 hrs 38 mins

    There's a problem with the toilet... AGAIN.

  • WOFF Dispatch 18: Solved Meta

    Episode  |  June 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 57 mins

    Kole and Gary answer your prompts and questions, read your responses to June's games, and discuss the menace of solved meta and how it keeps us away from multiplayer gaming.

  • Episode 280: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Preview)

    Episode  |  June 18th, 2020  |  50 mins 47 secs

    The end of a long line.

  • Episode 279: Crash Bandicoot 2

    Episode  |  June 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 57 mins

    Thank you SindrElf!

    Gary and Kole take a stilted perspective walk down memory lane, towards the camera for some reason.