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)

Ep. 17 Don’t Not Eat Chalk

Ep. 17 Don’t Not Eat Chalk

Our panel of gaming boys are feeling particularly positive today, with Jace praising Doom, Joey praising Overwatch, Kevyn praising bad mobile games, and everyone praising The Long Dark. However, the boys mourn this week’s absence of Max “Max” Damage, and respectfully pay tribute by making up funny games that call question to Joey’s dark past. Also apparently Jace has a stroke as his pitch becomes completely unintelligible.
Buy our next game of the week, Jalopy, here! http://store.steampowered.com/app/446020/
Music used in this episode:
Hideto Maeda, Konomi Ito, Hironori Tanaka, Hiroyuki Naka – To The Boiler Room! (The Firemen, SNES)
David Warhol, George Sanger, Chris Grigg, David Lawrence – Jeff’s Theme (Maniac Mansion, NES)

Ep. 16 Youse Are Ugly

Ep. 16 Youse Are Ugly

The Sky Pirates celebrate their sweet sixteenth by talking about Overwatch, the triumphant return of Day Z, and the potential for a Dark Souls-esque Lord of the Rings game, before spiralling way off course into ramblings on Australian potato chips from the early 2000s, Harry Potter Game Boy games and Jace’s illustrious and infamous suburban hometown and local video store. The boys get back on track long enough to talk about Mouse Corp. before pitching games of a more dark, sinister intent, involving cyber-sickness, torture mini-game collections and sexy card games.

Play the game of the week, The Long Dark! http://store.steampowered.com/app/305620/

Music used in this episode:
Konami Kukeiha Club – Later, Kid! (Snatcher, Sega CD)
Barry Leith – Title Screen (American Gladiators, SNES)
Al Lowe – Theme Song (Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!, PC)

Ep. 15 Everybody Loves Raypod

Ep. 15 Everybody Loves Raypod

NOT A HOAX! NOT A DREAM! THIS IS SKY PIRATE RADIO! The Sky Pirates converge once again to talk with utmost secrecy about Everybody Loves Raymond, the Nioh Alpha, the Banner Saga 2, Kevyn’s Avengers Academy addiction, onion knights, and the Kafka-esque elements of mid-90s sitcoms, before they pitch some hot and trendy games about the lives of ghosts, medieval computers and communist mushrooms.

Link to next week’s game of the week, Mouse Corp.! https://thecatamites.itch.io/mouse-corp

Music used in this episode:
Attila Dobos, Andras Magyari, Andy Armer – Title Theme (ECCO: The Tides of Time)
Artdink – Theme 5 (AIII SV: A Ressha de Ikou 3 Super Version)
Jon Holland – Scene 13 (Vectorman 2)
Jon Hare, Richard Joseph – Recruitment (Cannon Fodder, Amiga)