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Episode 81 - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

What's in a name? That which we call a Castlevania game by any other name would still be as fun? Well, as it turns out, the answer is yes. Even without the typical trappings of Dracula and the Belmont clan, a classic Castlevania styled-game made in 2018 still rocks. In this episode, we manage to talk for almost two hours about a glorified pre-order bonus, and we aren't ashamed to admit it. This modern faux-retro game has a lot to offer! Website - Twitch -...


TFS Pocket 45 - Ghostbusters Games

October is here, and autumn is in the air. The leaves are changing colors, and the scent of pumpkin spice wafts out the door of every Starbucks, but for us at The Frame Savers, it's time to get out our spookiest and scariest games for your consideration. On this TFS Pocket, Chad breaks down which Ghostbusters games are poltergreat and which are just ghastly. Website - Twitch - Patreon -


Episode 80 - Patreon Special #5 (Shovel Knight)

This is listener selected episode #5, and we are finally digging in to this ground-breaking game. Thankfully, since we didn't know much, MunchaKoopas was happy to come offer his wisdom in spades. We "trowel"ed the map in search of adventure? Shovels. Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord - Guest - Sponsor: The...


TFS Pocket 44 - Super Mario Bros: The Movie

Do you think this is some sort of game? Well, it's not. It's a movie review. You see, we thought about it, and video games are so 2018. All of those controllers, cables, boxes, pixels -- it's just too much! The future is all about film. 4K picture, 98.6 Dolby surround sound. We're doing it. Goodbye The Frame Savers. Say hello to Two Hot Movie Boys. Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord -...


Episode 79 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

"One toot on this whistle will send you to a far away land!" -- one of the great quotes from Abraham Lincoln, and though he never played Ocarina of Time, there is evidence to suggest that he was a big Nintendo fan and probably would have loved this hidden gem. In this episode, we break down the immense breadth of OoT speedrunning with the smartest man alive in the world today, ZFG. Website - Twitch - Patreon -...


Episode 78 - Cart Swap #3 (Three Year Anniversary)

For our three year anniversary, we exchanged gifts of speedgames, and this time it seems to have gone well. No more coupons for backrubs or silly ties. This time, we get what we wanted all along: solid speedgames to cherish forever. Chad gets a new broken 3D platformer; John gets a Game Boy game that he (surprisingly) hasn't played. If you want to know more, you'll just have to listen. Website - Twitch - Patreon -...


Episode 77½ - Super Mario Bros. 3 (SGDQ 2018 Panel)

This episode was recorded live from SGDQ 2018, as part of GamesDoneQuick's new series of panels (which we discussed in Episode 74). Join us as we talk with two titans, Mitchflowerpower and GrandPOObear, about Super Mario Bros 3 history, the speedrun, and the most iconic race of SGDQ 2018. Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord - Guests: Mitchflowerpower...


Episode 70 - Celeste

Face your fears, climb the mountain, and impress your friends by collecting strawberries. This retro-inspired platformer reminds us that games are only as hard as we make them out to be. Of course, you could find yourself in the situation of being chased by your evil doppelgänger. Then the game is as hard as that guy makes it out to be. Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord -...


TFS Pocket 36 - The Game Boy Album

The same normal TFS pocket, but with half the annoying talking! Strap on your ear listening devices and listen to five of the freshest Game Boy tunes you have ever heard! Throw out your Bono rock CD's kids, it's time to get jiggy with the chiptunes! Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord - Download the album -


Episode 69 - Bad Games #9 (McDonald's Games)

We're back to our roots. You want more bad games, you got it! Unfortunately, once we started putting this episode together, we discovered that we accidentally filled the episode with good games. Small clerical error, and we promise that the person responsible for the mistake has been sacked in the most humiliating way possible. Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord -...


TFS Pocket 35 - We're Esports Now!

Well, it's official: Speedrunning is esports. Esports teams have gone a long way to support some of the top creators in the speedrunning community, and in this episode, we attempt to dive into what this actually means for the speedrunning scene, with the special help of guest hosts GrandPOOBear and Andy from Allegiance. Special thanks to Connor Hall of Allegiance and RagingCherry on behalf of Tempo Storm for providing some background info. Website - Twitch -...


Episode 68 - The Legend of Zelda (NES)

The game that spawned a legacy, as well as a board game, a trading card game, and a breakfast cereal. I guess the thing here is that Zelda is kind of a big deal and it all started here. John and Chad, with the help of guest co-host Lackattack24, are gonna take you on a journey to Hyrule. Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord - Guest -...


TFS Pocket 34 - Jaws

Jaws! You remember that awesome campy thriller/horror movie about the great white shark. Well this is a video game, and it's not about that movie. It's about the bad one that killed the franchise. Anyways, sorry if we sound a little different. We had a cold. Don't ask. Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord - Warp World Podcast -...


Episode 67 - Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

Ever just wake up some mornings and feel like you're a completely different person? Ever get cursed by a metal dragon and transform into a giant lizard man? Who hasn't? But what do you do when the unsightly scales start growing, you breathe fire every time you hiccup, and your clawed feet just won't fit in your favorite pair of shoes? Find the salamander cross, of course. In this episode, John and Chad discuss The Dragon's Trap with one of the devs of the game, Sebastien Ronsse, part of...


TFS Pocket 33 - Karnov

Ello! This is Karnov. I am to be in game that you may like. Please listen and remember that in Mother Russia, Karnov play you! Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord -


Episode 66 - Final Fantasy Adventure

Do you like Final Fantasy games? Too bad, this is actually Seiken Densetsu. Unless you were in Europe, then this was Mystic Quest. But not Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. A different Mystic Quest. Kinda like Secret of Mana. I hope you were taking notes -- there's a quiz next week. Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord - Special Thanks -...


TFS Pocket 32 - Puggsy

(I am contractually obligated to inform our fanbase that this is another Sega game episode). Puggsy, a character that can best be described as a sausage casing filled with squirrel blood, may be the most unsuccessful game mascot yet, but damn if he doesn't make for an awesome speedrun! Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord - Special Mention -...


Episode 65 - Metroid (NES)

Metroid is a pretty cool guy; he kills space pirates and doesn't afraid of anything. In this episode, we turn to speedlegend MetroidMcfly to tell us how to become experts at running, jumping, shooting, and rolling. Get your controller, pop in your Metroid cart, and let's kick some alien butt! Website - Twitch - Patreon - Discord - Guest -...


TFS Pocket 31 - Big 20 #8

Twenty games, thirty days, forty(?) runners, fifty states, sixty minutes... wait, what were we talking about again? Oh yeah, the Big 20 is back and better than ever. This list looks pretty promising and you definitely won't want to miss this awesome lineup. In this pocket, John AND Chad (both hosts, think of the value!) cover all of the games and find a lot of cool new co-op speedgames along the way. Website - Twitch -


Episode 64 - Patreon Special #4 (StarTropics)

Grab your yo-yo and hit the seas in search of your uncle, Dr Jones (no, not that Dr Jones). Sure, it might look like your standard Zelda-like adventure game, but you've never seen Link catch rad air like our boy Mike does. Hopefully this neat adventure doesn't end with a lame "aliens" plot twist like the last Indiana Jones movie. Boy, those writers had no respect for their target audience, huh? Website - Twitch - Patreon -...