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Childhood friends talking about and reviewing retro games and the memories we associate with them. For additional content, check out our website www.hamandspam.com

Childhood friends talking about and reviewing retro games and the memories we associate with them. For additional content, check out our website www.hamandspam.com
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United States

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Childhood friends talking about and reviewing retro games and the memories we associate with them. For additional content, check out our website www.hamandspam.com

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@hamandspam1

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English


Episodes

E040 - Halo 2

1/26/2020
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Arguably the best Halo game in the series, we go back and look at Halo 2 for the original XBox. This game was one the most anticipated releases of any title ever and lived up to the hype...until the ending. Why did the ending tick off so many fans? Listen in and find out. For even more great Halo 2 content, check out our friends over at Finish the Fight and their DETAILED Halo 2 review. Check out our YouTube for a playthrough of all of our games and let us know what you think in the...

Duration:01:23:34

E039 - Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues

1/19/2020
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In a continuation from our first Jurassic Park podcast, this week's review brings us back to the SNES with Jurassic Park 2: The Chaos Continues. This game holds a special place in their hearts simply for one hilarious part (see Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook). Simply a great run and shoot SNES game!!! Check out our YouTube for a playthrough of our games and let us know what you think in the comments. Join us next week for Episode 040 when we review HALO 2!! Please be sure to submit your...

Duration:01:02:26

E038 - WWF No Mercy

1/12/2020
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In this week's episode, we review possibly the best wrestling game ever made. Of course we are talking about WWF No Mercy for the Nintendo 64. Join us as we talk about this classic. From the roster, to th nostalgia, to the create-a-wrestler, everyone's favorite tag team...HAM & SPAM!! We also answer you questions from the inter webs. See our YouTube play through of the game here. Join us next week when we review Jurassic park 2: The Chaos Continues for SNES. Please be sure to submit your...

Duration:01:13:36

E037 - Super Mario Bros. 2

1/5/2020
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This week, we review the "black sheep" of Mario games, Super Mario Bros. 2. When we decided to take recommendations for upcoming games, the guys over at Finish the Fight: A Halo Podcast requested this one specifically. Often considered to be a cult favorite of it's generation, SMB2 would go on to be the number 4 best selling NES game of all time behind its pedacessor Super Mario Bros. (#1) and its sequel, Super Mario Bros. 3 (#3) and Duck Hunt (#2). Tune in and hear why the gameplay and...

Duration:01:10:54

E036 - NCAA Football (Bowl Week/New Years)

12/29/2019
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The Talk Or Go Home guys Brandon and Nick, along with new guest Alex, join Clint for this weeks review of the NCAA football series. Join us as we relive our memories with this title and talk about historical and recent playthroughs and Clint finally tells the infamous story associated with this game. See Brandon and Clint play Alabama vs Auburn here. (Still trying to work out the kinks) Join us next week when we, by request of the guys at Finish the Fight: A Halo Podcast, review Super...

Duration:02:10:21

E035 - Christmas Vacation (Movie Review)

12/22/2019
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In honor of the Christmas season, we review the most Christmas of Christmas movies, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Not only do you get the Ham and Spam review of the movie, but you also get commentary from special guest Justin Williams. For those that don't know, Justin is the composer to our intro but also a life long friend. We have gotten together to watch this movie over the Christmas holidays for over the past decade plus. Many times it is the only time we all see each other...

Duration:01:46:40

E034 - Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

12/15/2019
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To celebrate the release of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, we will review a Star Wars game that Hammy has placed a lot of time and effort in to. That game is Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. Join us as we relive this game and go through it level by level. Hear Haamy's rating for each level and his hilarious take on the ones he loved and the ones he didn't. We also cover the Video Game Awards form this past week, the release of Halo Reach for Master Chief Collection, and upcoming...

Duration:01:39:34

E033 - Mortal Kombat 16-bit review (MKI, MKII, MKIII, UMKIII)

12/8/2019
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Today we review the entire Mortal Kombat series for the 16-bit generation - MKI, MKII, MKIII, & UMKIII. Hear our reviews of the characters, the stages, and the fatalities as well as what we loved about the games and our criticisms. Join us next week when we review Star Wars: Rogue Squadron just in time for the release of Star Wars Episode IX! Check out hamandspam.com for links to our social media. Please like, review, and subscribe wherever you hear this podcast. Your reviews help others...

Duration:02:29:11

E032 - Thanksgiving!!

12/1/2019
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! In this special episode, Ham and Spam join the guys from Talk or Go Home for a little chat. We talk about each others podcast as well as some other eye-opening discussions. We'll be back to video game reviews next week with our review of Mortal Kombat, the 16 bit era. Please like, review, and subscribe wherever you hear this podcast. Your reviews help others easily find podcasts like ours and essentially helps the show grow. Check out our friends Nick and...

Duration:01:36:56

E031 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time

11/24/2019
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Welcome to the "second half" of the YEAR OF HAM AND SPAM!!! We say send half because this is the second batch of games we selected for the podcast and we commit swinging in Episode 031!!! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time was the epitome of SNES gaming for Clint and Hammy!! One of the OG games that brought the group together as gamers and is near and dear to our hearts. Hear our detailed review of this SNES classic as well as plenty of pig trails we go down and stories that...

Duration:02:09:34

E030 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

11/17/2019
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Bittersweet episode today as we round out our original 30 episodes. When we set out to do a podcast, never did we think we would reach 10 episodes much less 30. Our original 10 were all selected the week of recording with a lot of running around to get all the information gathered in a small amount of time. After episode 10, we decided to map everything out with the conclusion being Episode 30 - Zelda: A Link to the Past. Listen as we review this 1991 classic. This was a game Hammy played...

Duration:01:02:44

E029 - Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

11/10/2019
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Hammy is still under the weather this week so this week's episode will be co-hosted with Treet (Caitlin). In honor of our Veteran's Day, today's episode we will cover Call of Duty 2: Big Red One for the GameCube. Join us as we talk about the game and the history behind this unit. Hear as we discuss the different characters, missions, and features of this game as well as our favorite and least favorite parts. As always, if you have a question, comment, or game review suggestion to send the...

Duration:01:19:22

E028 - Earthworm Jim

11/3/2019
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Today we review the 1994 classic, Earthworm Jim for the Genesis and SNES!! Hear as we relive the groovy, space suit wearing, muscle flexing, cow launching, head whipping, jet riding earthworm! Why did we chose this game? Do we like it or love it? Where is the franchise today? Hear all of this and more! Send us your suggections for future episodes of the Retro Review to any of or social media that can be found at www.hamandspam.com We appreciate you all and thanks for listening!!

Duration:00:27:49

E027 - Luigi's Mansion

10/27/2019
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We round out or October/Halloween/scary theme with the standard in horror; the Game Cube classic: Luigi's Mansion. Join us as Hammy relives his memories and Clint makes some new ones!! We are asking for suggestions for games, movies, or topics for episodes 31 thru 99. We have a good number that have come in but keep them coming!!! We love hearing what you guys want us to review or talk about and centring the show around you, the fan! Try to keep it beween SNES/Genesis through OG Xbox/PS2....

Duration:01:45:19

E026 - Silent Hill

10/20/2019
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Welcome to Episode 26 where we will be continuing our theme for Halloween/horror with Silent Hill for the OG PlayStation.....PS One.....PS1....PSX............how do you actually abbreviate this in 2019? Hear as we cover this classic, tell of our experiences playing it, how we liked it, wonder why there has never been a remake, and if we recommend it. Check out www.hamandspam.com for our social media where you can suggest games for our upcoming episodes. Thanks for listening!!

Duration:00:57:49

B002 - Bonus Episode 002

10/13/2019
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THE BONUS EPISODE IS FINALLY HERE!!!! Hammy, Clint, and special guest Casey talk about a little bit of everything under the sun and answer questions we received from you guys. We share stories from our adolesence, college football, video games, we revisit Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Halo, and podcasting in general. We are asking for suggestions for games, movies, or topics for episodes 31 thru 99. We have a good number that have come in but keep them coming!!! We love hearing what you...

Duration:02:20:24

E025 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

10/13/2019
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We continue our theme for this month as we review the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the PlayStation. This game is widely considered to be, not only the best of the series, but one of the best games of all time. Yet, it didn't sell well. Hear why as we revisit this classic and talk about anything and everything associated with Castlevania, Halloween, and horror! Also check out our BONUS EPISODE that releases alongside this week's episode!! We are asking for suggestions for games,...

Duration:01:21:54

E024 - Resident Evil: Director's Cut

10/6/2019
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WELCOME OCTOBER!! We finally made it to our surprise theme for this month: Halloween/Scary/Horror. Anything that has to do with the season really. Join us for the first in our themed reviews as we revisit Resident Evil: Director's Cut for the OG Playstation! Barry, where's Barry? EDIT: Hammy is under the weather this week so Caitlin is filling in. Hear our memories of this classic and the stories that go with them as well as our play through feedback and maybe a returning guest for this...

Duration:01:42:30

E023 - Diddy Kong Racing

9/29/2019
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Welcome to this week's episode where we return to the Nintendo 64 and revisit Diddy Kong Racing!! Hear as we relive our memories with this racer and see if we can somehow still compete. Cars!, Planes! and BOATS!!?? I have a feeling that Clint is going to struggle against Hammy's superior N64 skills.... Be on the lookout for the bonus episode that will drop in TWO WEEKS!!! (if Hammy ever edits it.....) We are asking for suggestions for games, movies, or topics for episodes 31 thru 99. We...

Duration:01:05:37

E022 - Toe-Jam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron

9/22/2019
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With our busy schedules, we (quickly) review ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron for SEGA. We recorded this episode at 4:00pm CST on a Sunday to be published on 7:00pm CST. This game was well received when it came out but not by those who cherished the original. Hear why as well as our review and our other classic "Ham and Spam observations" and stories. Remember to check out our website www.hamandspam.com and our social media where you can submit your recommendations as we build the list...

Duration:00:41:36