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

  • Dispatch 9: Art and Artist

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 55 mins

    We answer your questions, and talk about the difficulty of separating art from artist.

  • Episode 250: Half-Life 2 [Preview]

    Episode  |  September 19th, 2019  |  55 mins 45 secs

    Kole and Gary finally tackle the FPS that set the standard, not only for the genre, but for cinematic and narrative games to this day.

    To hear the whole thing, join us at

  • Episode 249: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2019  |  3 hrs 19 secs

    Eirika and Ephraim's road trip to save the world.

  • Episode 248: Gunstar Heroes

    Episode  |  September 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Special thanks to Geri Khan for producing this one!

    Kole and Gary take a rare trip to the Genesis to discuss one of the best games the run'n'gun genre has to offer. Loads of charm and creativity make this one of the best games on the system. Listen in!

  • Dispatch 8: Glitches

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2019  |  2 hrs 26 mins

    How broken should a game be?

  • Episode 247: Watch Out For Fireballs 247: Wolfenstein The New Order (Preview)

    Episode  |  August 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Hey! It's our preview episode on 2014's Wolfenstein Reboot/Sequel/Whatever, The New Order. This is just the preview episode. To hear the entire thing, join us at

  • Episode 246: Final Fantasy V (Part 2)

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2019  |  3 hrs 57 secs

    This is what it's like when worlds collide.

  • Episode 245: Final Fantasy V (Part 1)

    Episode  |  August 8th, 2019  |  3 hrs 18 mins

    Kole and Gary tackle the Final Fantasy with some of the most complex mechanics and most anonymous characters and places in the series. This episode covers generalities and world one.

  • Episode 244: Way of the Samurai

    Episode  |  August 1st, 2019  |  2 hrs 10 mins

    Slash, rinse, repeat.

  • Dispatch 7: Compulsive Gaming

    Episode  |  July 25th, 2019  |  2 hrs 6 mins

    We read lots of your questions, then your thoughts on the games for 3D Platformer month.

  • Episode 243: Mirror's Edge (Preview)

    Episode  |  July 18th, 2019  |  46 mins 5 secs

    Gary and Kole discuss the generalities of Mirror's Edge in this premium episode preview. Join us on Patreon for the whole shebang!

  • Episode 242: Psychonauts

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2019  |  3 hrs 11 mins

    You'll want to like it.

  • Episode 241: A Hat in Time

    Episode  |  July 4th, 2019  |  2 hrs 12 mins

    A Hat in Time possibly saves a genre?

  • Dispatch 6: Cinematic Games

    Episode  |  June 27th, 2019  |  2 hrs 11 mins

    Why is it bad when games try to be movies? And your thoughts on June's puzzle games.

  • Episode 240: The Golden Age of Tetris

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2019  |  2 hrs 25 mins

    A history of the world's perfect game.

  • Episode 239: The 7th Guest / The 11th Hour

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2019  |  2 hrs 45 mins

    A Stauf toy is a toy for life.