Corn Log, Stardate 2.1.16. Another episode of the Portable Power Podcast appears. Marc starts with a review of I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream. Does he find the gameplay as torturous as the subject matter? Emrys discovers sometimes the treatment is worse than the affliction in Amateur Surgeon 3 for Android. Finally, Marc travels through time via worm hole (or corn hole?) to review Metroid Zero Mission, a port for the Wii U of the Gameboy Advance game that was itself an updated port of the NES classic Metroid. Is all of the updating and porting enough to rend a hole in the fabric of space and time? The answer (and a lot of gross burping noises) await you.
There may not have been a space odyssey in 2001, but the Game Boy’s successor, the Game Boy Advance, arrived and completely changed portable gaming that year. Your beloved hosts at the Portable Power Podcast have many fond memories of the device. With newly released Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console and more on the way, a full-length Our Portable Past episode seemed apropos. Listen as your hosts talk about games that are timeless despite their advanced age.
In this episode, the guys sit down with craft beers and discuss battling Cthulu monsters in Elder Sign on Android and staving off an undead apocalypse in Dead Trigger on iOS. Then they delve into an in-depth review on the finer points of governing cute little creatures in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Finally, Emrys reminisces about Advance Wars for the Gameboy Advance before hops-enhanced belligerence sends them spiraling off into tangents.