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.
Episode | April 16th, 2020 | 2 hrs 3 mins
Like sands through the hourglass, everything ages. But because time is an ocean in a storm, not a river, some things age better than others, even within the same game. Kole and Gary talk about this well regarded classic and figure out which parts are delicious and which are past their sell-by date.
Episode | April 9th, 2020 | 3 hrs 23 mins
We welcome this modest indie into the pantheon of masterpieces covered on this show.
Episode | April 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 49 mins
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Gary and Kole turn out the lights and get cute-spooky with the forgotten Mario Brother. This charming, bite sized adventure oozes with polish and though it was unfairly maligned in its day, it was way ahead of its time. Take a listen!
Episode | March 26th, 2020 | 2 hrs 8 mins
What makes good remakes good, and bad remakes bad?
Episode | March 24th, 2020 | 15 mins 4 secs
We've got some announcements.
Episode | March 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 44 mins
There are really two Ocarina of Times. The one that came out in 1998 that's undeniably groundbreaking and an aesthetic triumph, and the one that you can play in 2020 that has a lot of ups and downs. We give this sacred cow an honest evaluation in this episode.
Episode | March 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 30 mins
Double Trouble has stolen another fuckin' quarry.
Episode | March 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
I'll come clean with you. If you know who Scott Adams is, and you know our general outlook on things, you can probably guess where this episode goes.
Episode | March 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
Let's get ready to horny!
Episode | March 17th, 2020 | 4 hrs 4 mins
Let the circle be broken.
Episode | March 12th, 2020 | 2 hrs 35 mins
Metroidvanias are pretty common, but games that aim to ape the original Metroid are few and far between.
Episode | March 5th, 2020 | 2 hrs 54 mins
Kole and Gary go deep into the Abyss on Valdis Story, a kickstarter character action/metroidvania hybrid. It's got ups, it's got downs, and we discuss em all. Thank you to Terra Parker for sponsoring this episode!
Episode | February 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 59 mins
We talk about what makes a game worth it.
Episode | February 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 11 mins
They do not come in peace.
Episode | February 13th, 2020 | 2 hrs 5 mins
Kill a god and end an era.
Episode | February 6th, 2020 | 2 hrs 38 mins
Thanks to friend of the show Doug, Kole and Gary finally tackle Atari. It's history, notable games, its downfall. Join us for this enlightening journey with Kole and Gary, your nutting associates.