Alva guides Robert on a whistle stop tour of some of Compile's best known scrolling shooters: Blazing Lazers/Gunhed, M.U.S.H.A/Musha Aleste, Robo Aleste/Dennin Aleste, and Space Megaforce/Super Aleste. Join us on this journey through time and space in which we both falsely attribute Kim Cattrall to two movies she had nothing to do with.
We're a little late this week after running into some editing trouble, but we managed to shoot through. Alva and Robert discuss Vic Tokai's Battle Mania duology, a pair of Mega Drive shooters that meld Forgotten Worlds with Dirty Pair. Prepare for more trouble!
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Alva and Robert take some time pouring over the games of the wonderfully unique Rani Baker (Patreon, Itch, Blog), a solo developer who combines zinester sensibilities, sonic art, and 80s Macintosh aesthetics to create a body of work that's fresh, political, and kvlt as fvck.
We Play: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Vostok Inc., Rez Infinite, Downwell, Hitman 2016.
We Drop: Ultra Despair Girls.
Music in this episode comes from Rani's games Never Go To Work and The Corner of Sunny Lane and Easy Street. You can purchase her music at Bandcamp.
Next Episode 29 September 2017: Trouble Shooter / Battle Mania
- Fuck Capitalism Jam
- Demon's Forge remake (Rani Baker)
- Hardcore Gaming 101: Dark Seed
- Hardcore Gaming 101: Nanashi no Game
- 3D Monster Maze
- Companions of Xanth / Superhero League of Hoboken
- Mobygames: JB Harold in Murder Club
- Mobygames: Private Eye
- MisanthroPop: Maison Ikkoku
- Adam Cadre: 9:05
- Ian Finley: All Alone
- MisanthroPlay #29 A Kou Shibusawa Podcast
- Shinju Forest: Illusion City
- Plunderphonics: Dab
- Dead Genre Chronicles
- Emperor Tomato Ketchup
- Doomed Megalopolis Episodes 2-4
- Teito Monogatari
Life Begins at 50
A MisanthroPlay for the Discerning Mature Set
We did it! Alva and Robert celebrate their milestone episode by talking about anything and everything. From the canonical MisanthroPlay Origin Story, to passport woes, `90s cyber cafes, sharks using keycards, and buying video games from a denim-clad Charlie Brooker, no topic is taboo.
We Play: Sonic Mania, Ys Seven, the No Man's Sky patch, and Apathy ~Midnight Collection Vol. 1~. Nobody plays White Day because Robert's delivery goes missing.
And we open the MisanthroMailbag to read your letters! A big thank you to everyone who wrote in, and to all of our listeners who've stuck with us for fifty episodes. Here's to you.
Corrections: I (Robert) erroneously called Detention an Indonesian game, when it is in fact a Taiwanese game. Sincere apologies for this embarrassing foible.
- Nemesis to Go Review: Sixteens, Eve Black/Eve White, No Kisses
- Gamers with Jobs
- Hokuto no Gotoku
- Demon Seed trailer
- Mentallo and the Fixer - Power Struggle
- Bukkoro (website of Taro & Yukiko Yoko)
- MobyGames: Crime Wave
- MobyGames: Socket (Time Dominator)
- Bomb the Bass - MegaBlast
- VNDB: Gakkou de atta Kowai Hanashi
- Gakkou de atta Kowai Hanashi Fan Translation Project
- Guardian's Paradise: Midnight Collection Fan Translation
- Deer Captor trailer
- The Act of Killing trailer
- MobyGames: The Sentinel
- Squid Escape Vortex
In this mini-episode, Robert invites illustrator, whackademic, and prankster Justyna Burzynska for a discussion of Dominique Pamplemousse, the claymation point and click musical starring a genderqueer private eye. Even if you don't like musicals, there's a lot to enjoy here.