Graham Russell

In this super-sized episode of Gaijin Guide, Graham and Jeremy join their friends Terry and Rikku for a dice-rolling real estate competition! Itadaki Street Special, the predecessor to localized Wii title Fortune Street, features Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest characters in a game that resembles Monopoly but fixes many of that game’s infamous ills. Who will win? Is it Rikku? (It’s not Rikku.)

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

On this tax-time Snack Time, Andrew, Graham and Henry decide to head back to our favorite money-hoarder, Wario, in one of his best outings: Wario Land 3 for the Game Boy Color. While Graham struggles to guide the bumbling antihero through platforming levels, the crew talks about what makes the series, as well as Game Boy Color games in general, so great.

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Jeremy tests his hand-eye coordination with some help from Graham in this week’s episode featuring GBA dexterity puzzler Kururin Paradise. The sequel to Kuru Kuru Kururin (which was released in English in Europe), it brings a lot of variety to the spinning-ship-with-an-arbitrarily-inconvenient-shape genre.

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

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The schism of the farming game world — that of developer Marvelous and Western publisher Natsume —is finally starting to show its repercussions. Since Marvelous decided to hand its Bokujou Monogatari series to its own team at XSEED and Natsume forged ahead with its Harvest Moon IP, it’s easier to see what each brought to the table. In Natsume’s case, it turns out that’s not much more than enthusiasm and good intentions. With its first separated release in Story of Seasons, Marvelous shows this move to have been only a good thing. READ MORE

[Editor’s note: This episode posted on April Fools’ Day 2015. Enjoy the silliness!]

On this episode, Graham shows off a few imports that are accessible for Western audiences, Andrew begins a multi-part series on examining a classic genre and Henry talks about how growing up in Canada has shaped his tastes.

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What were the most surprising, most disappointing and just plain best games of 2015 so far? The crew gathers to discuss those topics in this video edition of Progress Report. Topics include Monster Hunter, Toad Amiibo, Cities: Skylines, webinars, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., RAPs and more! Watch to see our picks.

On this episode, Graham and Jeremy walk you through the actually-very-new PS3 release, Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai All-Star Special! A remake of a late-life Famicom title from Technos, it features characters from the Kunio universe, one you may have experienced through River City Ransom, Super Dodge Ball, Nintendo World Cup or Crash ‘n’ the Boys. It’s an unlikely recreation of an odd obstacle-course-and-fighting title, and sure to appeal to people looking for Japanese weirdness! Watch and see if it’s for you.

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

This time, Snack Time doubles as pizza time, as Graham, Andrew and Lucas revisit SNES classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. The heroes in a half-shell haven’t seen a game this good in decades, and we look back fondly on a more favorable time for the franchise’s interactive efforts.

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

Half-Smash Bros., half-Shonen Jump, PS2/GameCube release Battle Stadium D.O.N throws Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto characters into a super-powered mash-up brawler. Graham and Jeremy check it out!

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

Graham, Andrew and Henry delve into the clay-mazing world of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, the Wii U sequel to early-life DS gem Canvas Curse.

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!