Title: Action 52 [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developers: Active Enterprises (NES), FarSight Technologies (SG)

Publisher: Active Enterprises

Designers: Vince Perri (director), Jay Obernolte (director, SG), Mario González (NES)

Platforms: NES, Sega Genesis

Release years: 1991 (NES), 1993 (SG)

PROMO: Trial by Error Variety Show (@tbevarietyshow)

SHOWNOTES: Ash, Megan, and Allen discuss the atrocious and notorious Action 52, a multi-cart video game compilation widely considered to be one of the worst games of all time! We talk both the NES and Sega Genesis versions, including development history and plans for sequels and a merchandise line. The Cheetahmen run off... and now... the Cheetahmen.

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Title: Marvel's Avengers [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Publisher: Square Enix

Designers: Shaun Escayg (director), Morgan W. Gray (director), Michael Brinker, Philippe Therien, Patrick Connor

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S

PROMO: Trial by Error Variety Show (@tbevarietyshow)

SHOWNOTES: Ashley, Zachary, and Dakota snagged a digital copy of the new Avengers game from Crystal Dynamics, and are excited to share with you our spoiler-free first impressions on the action brawler RPG! We had a blast with each fan-favorite character and the attention to detail in their individual playstyles, as well as the certiainly-MCU-inspired-yet-wholly-original story. If you haven't had a chance to play Marvel's Avengers yet and wanted a gamer's perspective before buying, then get ready to... assemble!

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What's up, Bonus Round fans? Host Ashley Chancellor and returning guest Zachary Guillot finally wrapped up a little special we've planned for a while now, as we give you our recommendations for some of the most nostalgic game of our adolescence. We've got it all, from turn-based RPGs on the GBA, to surprisingly fun adaptations of movies, Collateral Gaming shares the titles we grew up with. We hope someone among you tracks down each one of these, and finds a new favorite!

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Ashley and guest host Zachary Guillot are celebrating the 34th anniversary of everyone's favorite sci-fi action game franchise from Nintendo with a deep dive into Metroid Prime: Trilogy! This compilation of games consists of perennial favorites for us, and gave us an excuse to review and reminisce about our early memories of Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. So flip on the Combat Visor, charge up your arm cannon, and get ready for a space adventure with bounty hunter Samus Aran on Collateral Gaming Bonus Round!

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Title: Spyro Reignited Trilogy [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developers: Toys for BobInsomniac Games (original games), Sanzaru Games (Year of the Dragon remaster), Iron Galaxy (PC port)

Publisher: Activision

Designers: Dan Neil (director), Toby Schadt, Ray West

Platforms: PlayStation 4Xbox OneMicrosoft WindowsNintendo Switch

Release dates: November 13, 2018 (PS4, XB1); September 3, 2019 (PC, Switch)

PROMO: Trial by Error Variety Show (@tbevarietyshow)

SHOWNOTES: Collateral Gaming continues our discussion on Spyro Reignited Trilogy! Consisting of the collected remasters of Insomniac Games' original Spyro titles—Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon—this brilliantly enhanced work has been praised for its newly carefully detailed environment while maintaining faithfulness to the source material. Does it hold up to the acclaim? Is this the definitive Spyro experience? We dive right into the vibrant realms and improved gameplay in Part 2 of our take on the remastered trilogy. If you enjoyed this, stay tuned for our next episode on legendary bad game Action 52, followed by our season finale on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag!

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Title: Spyro Reignited Trilogy [Wikipedia] [IGDb]

Developers: Toys for BobInsomniac Games (original games), Sanzaru Games (Year of the Dragon remaster), Iron Galaxy (PC port)

Publisher: Activision

Designers: Dan Neil (director), Toby Schadt, Ray West

Platforms: PlayStation 4Xbox OneMicrosoft WindowsNintendo Switch

Release dates: November 13, 2018 (PS4, XB1); September 3, 2019 (PC, Switch)

PROMO: Trial by Error Variety Show (@tbevarietyshow)

SHOWNOTES: Ash, Megan, and Allen discuss our thoughts on the remastered collection of the original Spyro games developed by Insomniac Games: Spyro Reignited Trilogy! Consisting of Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, this brilliantly enhanced work has been praised for its newly carefully detailed environment while maintaining faithfulness to the source material. Does it hold up to the acclaim? Is this the definitive Spyro experience? We dive right into the vibrant realms and improved gameplay in Part 1 of our take on these remastered titles. Stay tuned for Part 2 on Spyro Reignited Trilogy!

You can find Collateral Gaming on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyChill Lover Radio, iHeartRadio and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also follow us on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, and look for us on Patreon and Podchaser.

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. News ident is a license-free beat by mansardian. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Title: Super Mario Bros. [Wikipedia] [IMDb]

Directors: Rocky MortonAnnabel Jankel

Producers: Jake EbertsRoland Joffé

Writers: Parker Bennett, Terry Runté, Ed SolomonNintendo (original video game)

Stars: Bob HoskinsJohn LeguizamoDennis HopperSamantha MathisFisher StevensFiona ShawRichard Edson

Release date: May 28, 1993

PROMO: Too Many Captains (@ItsaFilmPodcast)

SHOWNOTES: Collateral Cinema teams up with Collateral Gaming once more to discuss a video game film adaptation—this time, the infamous 1993 Super Mario Bros.! While notable for being the first movie directly adapted from a video game—albeit very loosely—it's also been critically panned, primarily for a lack of similarity to its source material. However, as of the age of the Internet, the picture has gained a cult following, and there is even a level of genuine praise for the creative direction and actor performances. Does this movie—starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo as the titular Mario Bros., and Dennis Hopper as King Koopa—have more to offer than the public perception (or lack thereof) would indicate? What do Collateral Cinema Movie Podcast and Collateral Gaming Video Game Podcast have to think about it, and is it even a genuinely bad movie? Find out on the latest collaboration special from yours truly!

LINK: Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive (@smbmovie)

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Title: Tomb Raider [Wikipedia] [IGDb], Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Developers: Crystal DynamicsEidos Montréal, Nixxes Software (PC/PS3/PS4/XB1), United Front Games (Definitive Edition), Feral Interactive (Mac/Linux)

Publisher: Square Enix

Designers: Noah Hughes (director), Daniel Chayer (director), Daniel Neuburger (director)

Platforms: Microsoft WindowsPlayStation 3Xbox 360OS XPlayStation 4 (Definitive Edition), Xbox One (Definitive Edition), LinuxShield TVStadia

Release date: March 5, 2013; January 23, 2014 (Mac); January 28, 2014 (Definitive Edition, NA); April 27, 2016 (Linux); March 7, 2017 (Shield)

PROMO: Trial by Error Variety Show (@tbevarietyshow)

SHOWNOTES: Ash, Megan, and Allen explore the forgotten world of Yamatai in the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot! We discuss the new gameplay and story direction of the franchise starting with this title, new stealth and survival aspects introduced, the realistic yet positive portrayal of Lara Croft (performed by Camilla Luddington) as a young and inexperienced adventurer, the sequels Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and even the 2018 film adaptation starring Alicia Vikander. Dive deep with us into this critically acclaimed action-adventure, and don't forget to leave us a five-star rating on Apple Podcasts!

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(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. News ident is a license-free beat by mansardian. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Whaaaat, does this guy really have the balls to do a solo podcast? Welcome back to Collateral Gaming Bonus Round, gaming fans! This time, Ash is going it alone while he talks The Legend of Zelda... *insert item fanfare* That is, a list of top ten favorite dungeons from the series, as well as a review of the recent Link's Awakening remake on Nintendo Switch!

You can find both Collateral Gaming and the Bonus Round on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyChill Lover Radio, iHeartRadio and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also follow us on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, and look for us on Patreon and Podchaser.

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro/outro song is a license-free beat composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. All game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

Titles: Mario Kart 8 [Wikipedia] [IGDb], Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Developer(s): Nintendo EAD/Nintendo EPD (Deluxe)

Publisher: Nintendo

Designer: Kosuke Yabuki (director)

Platforms: Wii UNintendo Switch (Deluxe)

Release dates: May 29, 2014 (JP); April 28, 2017 (Deluxe)

PROMO: Trial by Error Variety Show (@tbevarietyshow)

SHOWNOTES: Happy 4/20 Month, Collateral Gaming fans! We know it's almost over, but we managed to get our shit together and record an episode on a quintessential "weed smoking" game: Mario Kart 8 (and enhanced port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe)! The Chancellor Bros. discuss the Wii U and Nintendo Switch title as a stoner's game and the definitive Mario Kart experience, compare and contrast the base game with its upgraded counterpart, and talk the Mario Kart series as a whole. Smoke a bowl with us and kick back for a chill #420 episode!

You can find Collateral Gaming on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyChill Lover Radio, iHeartRadio and wherever else you get your podcasts. Also follow us on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, and look for us on Patreon and Podchaser.

(Collateral Gaming is an LCompany Production. Intro song is a license-free beat composed by Ashley Allen Chancellor in Logic Pro X. All music and game clips are owned by their respective creators and are used for educational purposes only. Please don’t sue us; we’re poor!)

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