Ep. 23 Hell Pub on Mars

Ep. 23 Hell Pub on Mars

In this bumper-length podcast the boys are BACK after an extended hiatus to talk about the forever-upcoming Star Citizen, the poor implementation of sports commentary in video games and the tone and theming (or lack thereof) of Battlefield 1, before talking a lovely stroll down Peter Molyneux’s the Trail. Thereupon they lose their collective minds, with Jace complaining about ordering themed cheese burgers, Kevyn morphing into a window, Max destroying his own home and buying “ironing boards” and Joey staring deeply and lovingly into the ever-present fire (voice talent provided by Michael Caine).

Ep. 22 Yahtzee by Candlelight

Ep. 22 Yahtzee by Candlelight

Sky Pirate Radio… it’s ideal! The boys whet your appetite by discussing flavourful topics such as Mafia 3, President Nixon’s role in Transformers: Devastation, The Silver Case, Dana Carvey’s The Master of Disguise and Croc’s influence on Jace’s adult life. The sky pirates then chat about Moon Hunters, in which Kevyn cooks, Joey flirts, Max’s cat has a terrible secret and Jace doesn’t know anything about how the moon works. This episode is capped off with some old-stool game-pitchin’, with Jace slammin’ fields, Max truckin’ monsters and Kevyn unearthing the mystery of Lite-Brite.

Next week’s game of the week is Virginia – available on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PS4! Send us YOUR opinions on Virginia at questions@skypiratestudios.com and we’ll discuss them on the show!

Music used in this episode:
Tomoyoshi Sato, Seiichi Hamada – Shoot! (Windjammers, Arcade)
Kenji Yamamoto – Reasoning 2 (Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo, SNES)
Kyle Richards – Impersonation (Monster Truck Madness 2, PC)

Ep. 21 Nullify Putin

Ep. 21 Nullify Putin

The Sky Pirates are finally coming of age in their 21st episode celebration. Joey plays Golf With Your Friends, and he plays a golf video game as well. Kevyn reminisces about the rise and fall of Rise of Tyrants, but moves on from his mourning to talk about Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes. Max plays the Titanfall 2 beta and old Star Wars games for some reason. Jace is confused about Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. This is bookended by a discussion about the fantastical The Endless Express, before the boys pitch games about bloodphobic cowboys, phantasmic cowboys and the Atomic Collapse. This isn’t your daddy’s Sky Pirate Radio.

Play the next game of the week, Moon Hunters! http://store.steampowered.com/app/320040/

And e-mail us at questions@skypiratestudios.com or else Max will get a bit cross.

Music used in this episode:
Taro Kudo – Unkai (Axelay, SNES)
Hiromi Shibano – March of the Metal Marines (Metal Marines, SNES)
Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi – Carson City (Wild Guns, SNES)

Ep. 20 The Max Episode

Ep. 20 The Max Episode

For our very special Rio 2016 Olympics™-themed episode we let Max take the reigns of the ‘cast to veer us into movie discussions that have us questioning why Suicide Squad is so bad, if the Ninja Turtles are really Teenage, and why there isn’t yet a sequel to Citizen Kane. Eventually we talk about ~Hot New Video Games~ such as Headlander, Gal Gun: Double Peace, Furi and Dreamwork’s feature film game adaption of Robots, before Max tricks us into talking about video game-esque board games such as Doom, Dark Souls, Mansions of Madness and Guess Who. We top off our 20th episode by discussing the very bloody Paint the Town Red and pitching games about riddles, ripped assassins, riddles again, and Monkey Ball Gangsters. Happy Max Day, everybody!

Play next weeks game of the week, The Endless Express! https://vltmn.itch.io/the-endless-express

And don’t forget to e-mail questions, game of the week opinions and conspiracy theories to questions@skypiratestudios.com!

Music used in this episode:
Soshiro Hokkai, Akira Yamaoka, Keiko Fukami – Opening (Nagano Winter Olympics ’98, N64, PSX)
Brian L. Schmidt – Level 1 (Crüe Ball, Genesis)
Hideki Nakamoto – Base (Daikatana, Game Boy Color)
Yasuaki Fujita, Mari Yamaguchi, Minae Fuji, Yoko Shimomura – In A Cave (Breath of Fire, SNES)
Jaleco – America [Stage 1] (City Connection, Arcade)

Ep. 19 Game of Thrones GO!

Ep. 19 Game of Thrones GO!

The boys are back once again to share their HOT TAKES on niche indie games like Pokémon Go and Necropolis – except Kevyn, who just talks about Kingdom Hearts phone games and his continuing adventures in Avengers Academy. The boys then cuddle around the campfire to talk about the heart-racing horror game Anatomy before delving into their GREATEST FEARS, which includes sock puppets and lamps. Then they settle themselves down by cooking some marshmallows and pitching games about rock n’ roll Metroidvania’s, android cannibalism and immovable detectives.
Play next weeks game of the week, Paint the Town Red! http://store.steampowered.com/app/337320/
Music used in this episode:
Takayuki Nakamura, You Takada – “BGM 3” (E-SWAT: City Under Siege, Genesis)
Keiichi Suzuku, Hirokazu Tanaka – “Enjoy Your Stay” (Earthbound, SNES)
Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudo (Originally composed by Kenichi Matsubara) – “Bloody Tears” (Super Castlevania IV, SNES)
Piano arrangement of Bloody Tears by D.C. Izumi.

Ep. 18 Anime Stockholm Syndrome

Ep. 18 Anime Stockholm Syndrome

All bases are covered in this week’s edition of Sky Pirate Radio, with Kevyn playing mobile games to prevent alzheimers in Sea Hero Quest, Joey reppin’ his Squad goals due to his disappointment with Battlefield 1, and Jace continuing to pursue a wealth of Japanimation delights such as VA-11 HALL-A and Project Diva X. Oh, and Max is still playing Overwatch. After that, the boys discuss crazy moving jackets and the mysterious F-1 origins of Jalopy before postulating on the creation of superhero drug cartels, the ultimate David Cage game and a literally evolutionary fighting game.
Play the next game of the week, ANATOMY! (bring a fresh pair of pants)https://kittyhorrorshow.itch.io/anatomy
Music used in this episode:
Ryu Umemoto – “Traverse” (Konoyo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo: Yu-No, PC-98)
Ryu Umemoto – “Brain (Signal DESIRE)” (DESIRE, PC-98)
Ryu Umemoto – “Xenon” (XENON, PC-98)