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 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.

  • Episode 278: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Episode  |  June 5th, 2020  |  3 hrs 23 mins

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a little bit more focus than this has?

  • WOFF Dispatch 17: Taking Control

    Episode  |  May 28th, 2020  |  2 hrs 36 mins

    Kole and Gary answer your questions, discuss when it's appropriate to take control away from the player, and read your responses to May's games. Also, we announce June's lineup at the end!

  • Episode 277: Resident Evil 3 (2020) [Preview]

    Episode  |  May 21st, 2020  |  49 mins 46 secs

    Welcome back to Raccoon City.

  • Episode 276: Celeste

    Episode  |  May 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 57 mins

    Special thanks to Neasa!

    Kole and Gary surmount one of the most critically acclaimed indies in recent memory. This masocore platformer has tons of heart, some hidden, and extremely precise gamefeel that make it two great tastes. Do they taste great together? Find out.

  • Episode 275: Hypnospace Outlaw

    Episode  |  May 7th, 2020  |  2 hrs 18 mins

    Whiskers growing into overdrive.

  • WOFF Dispatch 16: Lore

    Episode  |  April 30th, 2020  |  2 hrs 6 mins

    We read your prompts, and your responses to April's games, and discuss what we think separates good lore from bad lore.

  • Episode 274: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Preview)

    Episode  |  April 16th, 2020  |  51 mins 23 secs

    It's time to free the land of the free.