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Video games!  We talk a whole lot about World of Warcraft Classic, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Control!  Oh yeah, and I guess there was a big Nintendo Direct this last week or something.

Big shout-out to our hero of the week for this week: The twitter account “Can You Pet The Dog!

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GH71: The Artifact Robbery

In this episode, our heroes talk about Artifact, the new valve digital CCG, and try to decide if sounds like anything but a money grab, they talk more about Red Dead Redemption 2 now that John finally has it, and they discuss some of the most recent gaming news. Tune in to hear the question of the week!

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GH71: The Artifact Robbery

GH35 – PS4 Updates & SNES Glitches

PS4 gets a big update, FIFA18 has some weird graphics, SNES Classic glitches, Stardew Valley releases, and BlizzCon sets the schedule all this week on Gamer Heroes! Plus, we’re moving to a new day! Starting next week, we’ll be premiering new episodes every Tuesday! So make sure you keep with us on our new day.

02:50 – Big Schedule Announcement!

05:55 – PS4 5.0 Update & Andrew House Leaves Sony

12:30 – Halo goes Augmented Reality

19:30 – Blizzard Releases BlizzCon Schedule

25:30 – FIFA18 and Nintendo Switch Graphics Issues

31:15 – Stardew Valley Lands on Switch

37:10 – SNES Classic First Impressions and Glitches

48:30 – Game Contest & Show Details

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GH35 – PS4 Updates & SNES Glitches

GH29 – SNES Classic Meltdown

The SNES Classic pre-order launch was a complete disaster! But before we rant about the details, we talk about several other noteworthy items including Age of Empires’ resurgence, the Xbox One X pre-orders and optimized games, Overwatch’s new Junkertown map, plus the latest non-DC characters to hit Injustice 2!

02:50 – Junkertown comes to Overwatch

07:10 – Age of Empires IV Definitive Remastered Super Editions

19:25 – Non-DC character comes to Injustice 2

24:50 – Xbox One X Scorpio Edition Pre-Orders and Optimized Games

30:45 – Rocket League’s Nintendo Exclusives for Switch

37:15 – SNES Classic Pre-Order Disaster and Why Nintendo isn’t all to Blame

59:10 – Closing Thoughts and Contest Details

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GH29 – SNES Classic Meltdown

GH27 – Top Guilty Pleasure Games

We all have those guilty pleasure things we love, whether it’s “Take on Me” by Aha or going to specific restaurants because they have a Pokemon Go Pokestop. This week, we talk about our Top 3 Guilty Pleasure Video Games! These could be from any era on any platform. We go into detail as to why they made the cut, why we love them to this day, and why maybe we shouldn’t be so embarrassed to play them.

There’s also some news in the mix including a developer who has already hit a performance wall on the Xbox One X, a Taco Bell cross-promotion, and Minecraft’s crossplay. We also end up in a little debate about platform exclusive DLC and retailer exclusives.

00:40 – Xbox One X Developers Hitting Walls

08:10 – Taco Bell’s Xbox One X Promotion

10:45 – Minecraft Enters Crossplay Beta & the Lack of Sony

12:50 – Platform Exclusive DLC Discussion

20:50 – Top 3 Guilty Pleasure Games

45:40 – Contest Details and Teasing Next Week

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GH27 – Top Guilty Pleasure Games

GH26 – Ready Player One

This week was full of power outages, down trees, flooded basements, and plenty of video game news including chaos surrounding the SNES Classic and Pokemon Go Fest, the Overwatch League getting serious with players, and the release of the first Ready Player One trailer.

01:45 – SNES Classic Pre-Order Mix-up

05:50 – Pokemon Go Fest Chaos

09:40 – Overwatch League Details

14:00 – Blizzard Loses a Composer

16:15 – Ready Player One Trailer Discussion

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GH22: Classic Consoles for Days

Classic consoles are everywhere with announcements of the SNES Classic, Atari’s return and more! Plus, we talk Steam’s Summer Sale, Superhot, and Zelda DLC. First, we discuss some of the games we’ve purchased on the Steam Summer Sale, plus a bit about Best Buy’s latest pre-order deals. Then, it’s off to Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack which is officially live. Once we cover the latest, it’s on to our main topic: Retro Gaming and Classic Consoles. We dive head first into Nintendo’s SNES Classic, discuss how the NES Classic was handled, and talk about the significance of Star Fox 2’s long awaited release. Then it’s on to Sega Forever hitting mobile, Atari’s surprise console announcement, and finally, a little about Superhot.

0:30 – Steam Summer Sale & Best Buy Pre-Orders

05:30 – Crash Bandicoot Trilogy

7:40 – Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Drops

9:50 – Impostor Retro Gaming with the SNES Classic

28:00 – Impostor Retro Gaming with SEGA Forever

37:20 – Atari Returns to the Console Wars

47:50 – Currently Playing

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GH22: Classic Consoles for Days

GH15: COD WWII, Gears of War, and Bomberman

We return with a whole new format! We talk about our plans for video game streaming which includes retro games like Super Nintendo and Sega! You can catch some Aladdin game play on YouTube right now. Then, Jon lets us know what’s going on this weekend at Planet Comicon with Buster Props. Plus, I talk a bit about what I’ll be doing for the HPN during the convention. After that, we talk news and what we’re currently playing which includes Gears of War 4, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Bomberman R!

In case you missed it, we talk about the winner of our Video Game March Madness Showdown! Only one remains. Let us know what you think of the winner. We’ll give you a hint…. it’s not Mario.

Then we dive into the latest news (7:45) including the release of the official Call of Duty: WWII trailer and details.

Don’t miss the details for our two upcoming video game tournaments (13:00), one for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and one for Injustice 2.

Then we get some details about Halo 6 (16:00) and will Jon ever get another Xbox or Microsoft console?

This goes into a bit about the Gears of War franchise (20:00), including a little talk about Gears of War 4 (21:10).

And how could we do an episode without talking a bit about Zelda and the Switch (23:00)?

We continue the Switch talk with some discussion about the Super Bomberman R story mode (25:05) and whether or not it lives up to the $49.99 USD price tag, especially when put up against FAST RMX and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.

Don’t miss the closing ceremonies (29:25) as we talk about plans for video game streams.

And our iTunes contest is still going on (30:15)!

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Derreck Mayer

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Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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GH15: COD WWII, Gears of War, and Bomberman

Gamer Heroes Play: Super Bomberman

Gamer Heroes makes the move from podcast to streaming as Jon and I play some Super Bomberman on the old SNES. That’s right, we start back in 1993 with a classic Super Nintendo game featuring the likes of the White, Black, Red, and Blue Bomber… people.

Check out the video below and subscribe to us on YouTube and Twitch to catch our latest video game streams. We’ve got some other fun SNES streams coming soon including the Aerosmith game, Revolution X, Top Gear 3000, and Super Street Fighter II!

(We know there’s some audio level issues with the commentary but we’ll get that fixed in upcoming streams. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.)

So what did you think? Are Jon and I just the best Bomberman players you’ve ever watched? No? Yeah, didn’t think so.

Let us know which games you’d like to see us stream. We’ll be playing more SNES plus adding games from other Nintendo platforms like the N64 and Switch and even other modern titles from Xbox and Playstation. Stay tuned!

Gamer Heroes Play: Super Bomberman

GH03: What is Retro Gaming?

What is Retro Gaming? This week we ask the question and then try to answer it. We first kick things off with some news surrounding the new  DC fighting game Injustice 2 before discussing the latest Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild news. We talk a bit about what games we are currently playing. Hit up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter with the tag #currentlyplaying to let us know what you’re up to!

After a lively discussion there we dive into the concept of retro gaming. What makes a game retro? What makes a console retro? How does this impact pc gaming? Handheld? We discuss all of these aspects breaking down graphics, game play, technology, release date, and more. Check out the list below for some hot points to jump to.

1:40 – Injustice 2

12:20 – Nintendo Switch news

19:25 – Zelda: Breath of the Wild

26:55 – Currently Playing

37:00 – Retro Gaming

1:10:00 – Closing and possible contest!

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GH03: What is Retro Gaming?

Aladdin SNES (1993) – Retro Review

These days, most movie-based video games fall short of expectations and wind up leaving the player unhappy. Back in 1993, however, Capcom and Nintendo launched Aladdin for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Now, I’ll just start by saying, I love this game! It’s a childhood favorite (yes I was a child when this came out, almost 7 actually). Aladdin provides an enjoyable mix of movie-based levels, new content and fun items. Aladdin is a side scrolling platform game. Each level has multiple stages, aside from the “Whole New World” carpet ride bonus level and “The Final Battle” against Cobra Jafar. Throughout the game you will be shown, well.. 1993’s version of cut-scenes. You get an image or two set to 16-bit music and text explaining what is happening for those of us who haven’t seen the Disney classic staring Robin Williams or don’t know about the side stories our heroes under took that never made it to the big screen.

The game stats are handled fairly simply. There is no timer or running score. You have lives, hearts, emeralds and apples. You can gain additional hearts and lives as the game progresses and you collect emeralds and apples in the levels. Every 100 emeralds will get you an extra life. You can use the apples to stun certain enemies by throwing them. To regain health (hearts), collect bread and chicken found in vases and chests. If you can catch the golden, flying scarab then you’ve won a spin on Genie’s wheel-o-stuff. Usually you’ll end up earning continue credits… BORRRING… but sometimes you will get an extra life or an additional heart! The word around the street is that if you hit “B” at the wheel when Genie blinks, you’ll be guaranteed either a 1-up or 2-up.

Aladdin Helpful Hints

Okay, so by now, you’ve had 20 years to play this game. You might not want to play the whole thing straight through and you wish you could select specific levels or stages. You can! Seriously. Okay, here is what you have to do:

  1. Make sure you have two controllers plugged in and use the primary controller to enter the Settings screen
  2. Pick up the second controller and press, in this order: L, R, Start, Select, X, Y, A, B (the speed isn’t too important)
  3. If done correctly, you’ll hear a little chime
  4. Return to the main menu
  5. With the primary controller, hold L + R and then use the control pad to pick different stages and levels
  6. The stages and levels are noted as Stage-Level in blue above the list of menu options; it can be hard to see

But, if you would rather use the passwords provided as you complete stages, here is the full list:

  • Stage 2: GenieAduAladdinSultan
  • Stage 3: JafarAbuJasmineGenie
  • Stage 4: GenieJafarAladdinAbu
  • Stage 5: AbuAladdinGenieJasmine
  • Bonus: JasmineJafarSultanJasmine
  • Stage 6: JafarJasmineAladdinJafar
  • Stage 7: AladdinJasmineAbuSultan

Aladdin Gameplay

Aladdin SNES Cover

As expected, you play as Aladdin while Abu follows you around. Aladdin begins in the market. As you run along the market place you discover your first enemies. At this point in the game, there are three primary enemies. You’ll have to battle some Guards, Claw in Pots and Archers. These are the official names for these enemies. At the end of the level you have to battle the Marketplace Peddler! This is the man who wants to cut Jasmine’s hand off for stealing food. We must save her! Seems simple enough. Being a game from 1993, all you have to do it jump on the Peddler’s head a few times but watch out! He has a sword and he will use it! You have to get close enough to him so he will swing at you and then as he is swinging, jump on his head. If you are successful, you get to meet Jasmine and talk to her a bit.

Aladdin Marketplace

After your romantic talk with Jasmine, it’s off to the Cave of Wonders! From here you will fight through the cave, evading bats and scorpions along the way. Just watch out for the spikes and sink holes to nothingness. After a while, Abu discovers the treasure we’ve been hunting for. As you walk through the sea of gold, demented swords will fly at you and then an evil, sword wielding skeleton takes a swipe at you. This is when you find Carpet! Remember our lovable, silent friend? He will help lead you to the Lamp. Well, until the next level when he abruptly leaves you for some unexplained reason. In the final stage of the Cave of Wonders level you’ll have to jump around on some logs. Don’t fall into the water because Aladdin cannot swim. He is from the desert, after all. Finally, to keep with the film, you walk past the incredible ruby rock Abu wants, up the stairs to the Lamp and as you take the Lamp, Abu takes the ruby and everything is about to get a lot worse.

With the Cave of Wonders melting around you, it’s a race to the surface. The levels speed up, pushing you along rather than allowing you to progress at your own pace. These are a couple of my favorite levels because they are fast and more challenging than the others. The second of the two “lava levels”, as I call them, puts you in the driver’s seat of Carpet as waves of lava slam behind you and boulders fall from above.

 

Now things get weird. Safe from the lava, you end up going inside Genie’s Lamp… a scene I must have slept through every time I’ve watched the movie. These levels are a lot of fun and in some ways, very psychedelic. You’ve got Genie’s face on blocks that fall, balloons that rise and you even have to jump on his tongue a few times. Somehow the Claw in Pots got inside the lamp, so be careful of those. The first level also has an area where you rely on Genie to provide items to walk on, bounce off of or swing from to get across a giant gap. Of course, I don’t know why Genie is okay with you falling to your death but it is a game. Some of Genie’s combinations of “helpful” items are more convenient than others. For example, sometimes he provides nothing but clouds, nice and simple. Other times he might provide balloons to swing from and cards to bounce off in the same run.

Aladdin Genie Lamp Level

If you make it out of the Lamp alive, you find yourself in a pyramid looking for Abu. The game takes things up a notch by increasing the difficulty a bit. Archers now shoot two arrows in a row, for example. The first level is fairly challenging as far as finding solid footing is concerned. Once you make your way through the pyramid, you come face to face with a horrible enemy, the Pharaoh! No… wait… it’s just Abu acting weird. This level feels very out of place because it seems like there should be another boss but nope, just Abu in a mask. Awkward.

Then, a complete break from the action. We must romance Jasmine, quick! This “bonus” level is nothing but the magic carpet ride. There are no enemies or obstacles to overcome, just emeralds. The only challenge is seeing if you can get all of the red ones in one go. The level is slow and fairly boring, definitely the low point of the game.

Aladdin Magic Carpet Ride

After your date, it’s off to Jafar’s Palace! Here we have the best of the best enemies, including Iago and Swordsman… er men? You’ll have to stay away from fire that inexplicably raises and lowers without leaving any real heat or burns behind. Eventually, if you’re good enough, you’ll find your way to Jafar’s throne room where he will fly, shoot lighting and create flying Claw in Pots from thin air! How do you beat this sorcerer? Well, you can bounce off the Claw in Pots to hit Jafar on the head or you can wait for him to throw his scepter. The scepter shoots lightning across the floor but Aladdin can jump on it and use it to get high enough to hit Jafar on the head. Defeating sorcerer Jafar takes you to the final stage!

The final stage is one level. You are provided a health power-up in the form of a chicken, then it’s off to fight the giant snake Jafar. Here, Jafar will shoot rocks at you by spiting them, which is weird. He will also lunge at you in an attempt to bite. Bounce off the rocks to get high enough or wait for him to lunge to jump onto his  head. As you injure him, he will get angry. When angry, he will oscillate his body, forcing you to either jump or burn in the fires below the cobra. If you defeat him, you can still die in the fire as his body flops about in pain. Just as you think you’ve won it all, he shoots back out and bites down! The game then moves to more “cut-scenes” explaining the entire ending to the movie.

Aladdin Snake Jafar

Congrats! You’ve beat Jafar and got the girl! Depending on how many emeralds you were able to grab, you’ll be shown slightly different endings as the credits scroll. For example, you’ll be shown the carpet ride or AI game play.

Unfortunately, if you’ve mastered the Nintendo classic, Aladdin, there are no difficulty levels to choose from to make it more difficult.

Have you played Aladdin on another console? How does it differ from the SNES version aside from Sega having a much nice title screen? What is your favorite Aladdin level?

Aladdin SNES (1993) – Retro Review

GameStop’s Retro Classics Available.

GameStop surprised people by announcing they were getting back into the classic video game business and, this week, it becomes reality. As of today, GameStop has officially launched its Retro Classics collection which consists of consoles and games, all pre-owned of course, from the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Sega Genesis, SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), N64, PS1 (original PlayStation), and Sega Dreamcast (yes… the Dreamcast).

A quick glance at their website this morning only showed three consoles for online sale, the Genesis for $34.99, the original PlayStation and the slightly updated PlayStation Slim (also known as the PSOne at times) for $39.99. So, maybe you have to stop in store and be lucky enough to find one of the other consoles. All three consoles are noted as refurbished. Now, they have listings for other consoles, even though they are out of stock. It looks like either version of the NES or SNES will run $59.99, $49.99 for a N64 or Dreamcast.

Then, of course, are the games. Games range in price drastically from about $6.99 for something like Tetris 2 for the NES all the way up to $79.99 for Dreamcast’s Canon Spike or Conker’s Bad Fur Day for the N64, and even $89.99 for Chrono Trigger for the SNES. You can also pick up a Nintendo Power Glove for $39.99, assuming it’s in stock!

GameStop is sure to add more to its collection, so keep your eyes peeled if this is something you’re interested in. Don’t forget, though, you can pick up a new Retro Duo or similar off-brand console that plays classic games like NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis without needing to pick up a refurbished console. So, make sure you know what you’re getting and why. I love classic games. In fact, my SNES Mario Kart died, so I might see if I can possibly pick up a new copy but when my SNES finally died, I picked up a Retro Duo and since it uses the original controllers and games, it’s worked perfectly.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to some classic video game purchases? Do you wish they added GameBoy to the list? What about Sega Saturn or even older games like Atari? Comment below and let me know!

 

GameStop’s Retro Classics Available.