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

  • Extrasode: Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

    Episode  |  March 14th, 2012  |  21 mins 44 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross discuss Action Castle, the blind, and GamePro.

  • Episode 14: Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

    Episode  |  March 7th, 2012  |  1 hr 27 mins
    '90s, platformer, psx, puzzle

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross grind Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee to a pulp.

  • Extrasode: Duck Tales

    Episode  |  February 29th, 2012  |  18 mins 56 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross seedy hotels, Scrooge McDuck’s dark past, and free strategy guides.

  • Episode 13: Duck Tales

    Episode  |  February 22nd, 2012  |  1 hr 22 mins
    '80s, nes, platformer

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross capitalize on the nostalgic popularity of Duck Tales.

  • Extrasode: Metroid Fusion

    Episode  |  February 15th, 2012  |  17 mins 23 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross Brian Doyle Murray, exposition, and Christmas memories.

  • Episode 12: Metroid Fusion

    Episode  |  February 8th, 2012  |  1 hr 46 mins
    '00s, gba, metroid, metroidvania

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross kvetch about Metroid Fusion.

  • Extrasode: Final Fantasy VI (Part 2)

    Episode  |  January 31st, 2012  |  31 mins
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross Downton Abbey, great lengths, and chronological perspective.

  • Episode 11: Final Fantasy VI (Part 2)

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2012  |  1 hr 40 mins
    '90s, final fantasy, jrpg, snes

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross survive after the end, and talk about the last half of Final Fantasy VI.

  • Extrasode: Final Fantasy VI (Part 1)

    Episode  |  January 17th, 2012  |  15 mins 20 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross game shame, literature, and college music.

  • Episode 10: Final Fantasy VI (Part 1)

    Episode  |  January 10th, 2012  |  1 hr 42 mins
    '90s, final fantasy, jrpg, snes

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross perform a delightful and emotionally affecting opera about the first half of Final Fantasy VI.

  • Extrasode: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

    Episode  |  January 4th, 2012  |  8 mins 2 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross McRibs, Fatal1ty, and bus monsters.

  • Episode 9: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

    Episode  |  December 28th, 2011  |  1 hr 10 mins
    '90s, gboy, mario, platformer

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross float to the moon to talk about Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.

  • Extrasode: The Longest Journey

    Episode  |  December 21st, 2011  |  12 mins 33 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross narrative, hypocrisy, and foreign lands.

  • Episode 8: The Longest Journey

    Episode  |  December 14th, 2011  |  1 hr 43 mins
    '00s, adventure, pc

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross go on at length about The Longest Journey.

  • Extrasode: Shadowrun

    Episode  |  December 7th, 2011  |  10 mins 15 secs
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    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross past experiences with Shadowrun, pen and paper RPGs, and try out weird accents.

  • Episode 7: Shadowrun

    Episode  |  November 30th, 2011  |  1 hr 36 mins
    '90s, genesis, open world, shadowrun, wrpg

    Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross plug in and talk about Shadowrun for the Sega Genesis.