Podcast 218: Scorchio, Part 8 – Striker

by | May 22, 2020

This week, Edward and Ian have been playing Striker on the Mega Drive, one of a number of Striker games that were available during a period of the early-to-mid-1990s now known to historians as The Striker Era.

It’s an all-encompassing arcade-style football game which seems to have pleased them both and brought memories of halcyon days of video gaming flooding back. Gaming histories and peccadillos are laid bare all over the place, and our heroes give due consideration to whether or not being good at video games should be considered a life skill.

There’s stories of a communal Sensible Soccer league that by the sounds of it could easily have gotten out of hand; FIFA 95 gets a new hole; shots are fired once again in the (previously dormant) Sega vs Nintendo console wars and – in what is rapidly becoming a semi-regular feature – Edward recounts the details of another absolute shoeing he was on the receiving end of from a 16-bit games console’s 30-year old CPU.

It’s almost as much as the human psyche can endure, which is also the mission statement for this podcast series.

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