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Cartridge Command

Your weekly retro gaming podcast where we discuss, breakdown, and review one classic game!

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Episode 7: Castlevania 2

Do you prossess the patience and knowledge to best Dracula? Did we? Find out as we discuss Castlevania 2!

1hr 7mins

23 Nov 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 11: DuckTales

What classic NES game are we talking about this week? Is it Pony Tails? Cotton Tails? No, Duck Tales, wooooo ooo!

1hr 11mins

21 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 3: Friday the 13th Minisode

We celebrate Halloween with the NES game Friday the 13th! Is it really as ugly as they all say? Or is there beauty hidden beneath a hockey mask? Find out with us!

29mins

26 Oct 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 14: Ninja Gaiden II

We take control of ninja Ryu Hayabusa in Ninja Gaiden II for the NES. Was it as easy as Nick remembers, or as hard as Eric does? Listen in and find out!

1hr 18mins

11 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 166: Kid Dracula

What if the serious Symphony of the Night Character Alucard was a goofy kid? Well he was and is in this once Japanese- exclusive Famicom game, Kid Dracula!

59mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 93: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

At the height of turtlemania, we were given this NES game! While it did not satiate our ninja turtle appetite at the time, perhaps it has aged better than we remember? Find out as Nick and Eric review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES!

1hr 8mins

18 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 167: Gunsmoke

Capcom takes the classic shoot 'em up formula, tweaks it a bit and throws it back to the wild west! Nick and Eric blast their way through Hickstown as they play Gunsmoke for the NES!

56mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 87: Crystalis pt 1

What is a Crystalis? Why is this largely forgotten NES game one of Nick's favorites? Find out in part one of this week's podcast as we chat about the NES action- RPG Crystalis!

58mins

7 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 75: Contra 3: The Alien Wars

Contra is back, and this time on the Super Nintendo! Nick and Eric make their way through the hardest Contra we've played yet. Is it nearly as fun as the two NES classics? Find out when we talk Contra 3: The Alien Wars for SNES on this week's show!

1hr 17mins

14 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 23: Mega Man 3

Mega Man is back in his third game on the NES! Explore the evolution of the franchise with us as we try(and fail)to not compare it to it's predecessor!

1hr 44mins

15 Mar 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 128: Mega Man 4

Is this the beginning of the end for Mega Man? Does the addition of a charged shot make the bosses too easy? Find out as we go over all the new weapons in Mega Man 4 for the NES!

50mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 92: Altered Beast

What could be better than a werewolf? How about a weredragon! Perhaps even a werebear? Okay, maybe not. This week, we find out if the Genesis/ Mega Drive classic Altered Beast leaves the guys howling!

53mins

11 Jul 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 26: The Legend of Zelda pt 2

It's time to head into Hyrule! We venture forth in search of the Triforce of Wisdom and finally get to saving Princess Zelda in this episode!

1hr 31mins

5 Apr 2017

Rank #13

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Episode 15: Tetris and Dr. Mario Minisode

You've had to play at least one of these two classic puzzle games! So listen to Nick and Eric discuss their finer points!

39mins

18 Jan 2017

Rank #14

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Episode 120: Nintendo Power Awards 1991

We Finish up our Nester coverage with the introduction of the Super Nintendo! Its 1991's Nintendo Power Awards!

38mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 76: Bionic Commando Pt 1

What if there were an action platform game with no jump? Well there is! Bionic Commando swings to the NES, and our two hosts must grapple with this lack of jumping! This week we begin part one of Bionic Commando for the Nintendo Entertainment System!

56mins

21 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 25: The Legend of Zelda pt 1

The Legend of Zelda for the NES is a gaming masterpiece, and we're about to gush uncontrollably about it's many greatnesses! This week we discuss the revolutionary gameplay and meteoric impact of this classic game!

59mins

29 Mar 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 40: Castlevania

The eternal struggle between the Belmont clan and Count Dracula started here! Is Castlevania as brutal as we remember? Listen in and find out if we beat it and if we find Christopher Bee!

1hr 17mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #18

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Episode 138: LOZ Link's Awakening pt 1

This week the guys adventure to Koholint Island and join Link for one of his strangest adventures! It’s part one of the Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening for the Game Boy!

46mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 67: Batman: The Video Game

We are the night! This week Nick and Eric play Batman: The Video Game for the NES! We find out if it's as hard as we recall, and if this could be the best licensed NES game!

1hr 9mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #20