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Gremlins 2: The New Batch
What late night snack will the Dudes rate this game? Tune in to find out! Brought to you by the Bit Brothers Network!  https://www.patreon.com/bitbros
September 24, 2019
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Michael and Justin sit down to finish off the NES Castlevania games. Does this one stack up to Castlevania I and III? Tune in to find out.  P.S. If you aren't a fan of the band TOOL, skip to 10 minutes. There's quite the tangent at the beginning of the show.
August 27, 2019
Lots of tangent run alongside the game talk in this Patreon Pick about the somewhat rare NES game Widget. Tune in if you enjoy any of the following: Captain Planet Metallica and/or Tool Ornithology  Gut health Widget (duh) Told you we had lots of tangents.
August 6, 2019
Sky Shark
The Dudes cover a Patreon Pick from Brian Keating (thanks dude!) and boy is this a difficult one. Not a difficult podcast, but a difficult game. We must also apologize for the feet talk at the beginning of the episode. That was uncalled for; skip to 5 or so minutes in to avoid it.
July 16, 2019
Dr. Mario
Justin and Michael sit down for an episode about Dr. Mario! Dr. Mario is this month's Retro Gaming Monthly high score challenge. Be sure to head over to their Facebook group and participate.  If you enjoy this show and want to support it/see what else we offer (including an ad-free feed), check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/bitbros
June 18, 2019
River City Ransom
Michael and Justin sit down to talk about the unique beat 'em up River City Ransom... and Michael worries that they didn't do the game justice.
June 3, 2019
Journey to Silius
Michael and Justin sit down with Dude JZNES to discuss Journey to Silius.
May 15, 2019
Introducing Bit Brothers
Tune in to hear a little bit about what we are planning with the NEW Bit Brothers Network!
May 6, 2019
Small World - Power Trip Gaming & Dude Vanderhoef
What happens when the 2 Dudes and a NES podcast helps bring together a group of Wisconsinites (cheeseheads?) IRL? Well, we record a podcast about it and brag that we are peace bearers and the #1 harmony podcast. Just kidding, listen to this episode to hear about how Power Trip Gaming got started and how Dude Vanderhoef found a couple of fellows close to home partially through our podcast.
April 15, 2019
Special Announcement 2019
Listen in for a special announcement regarding the podcast in 2019.
April 1, 2019
A very Dude Bag episode! First Dude Bag tells us a story about WWI, then we cover his Patreon Pick, Xexyz! Oh and he's our only true voicemail for this episode. We probably should've just called this episode The Dude Bag Special.
March 26, 2019
Clash at Demonhead
The Dudes are joined by Dude Hickman of the Genesis Germs (why!?) to discuss the often overlooked (in it's day) and arguably underrated game... Clash at Demonhead!
March 4, 2019
Darkwing Duck
The Dudes are joined by Steven Michael yet again to talk about the Retro Gaming Monthly game for February... Darkwing Duck!
February 18, 2019
Gargoyle's Quest II
The Dudes are joined by the guys from Power Trip Gaming to talk about Gargoyle's Quest II. Can Paul finally bring a quality game to the table for discussion?
February 5, 2019
The Dudes cross international borders to record and episode about one of the most classic games in the world, much less on the NES. They are joined by Steven Michael from Facebook and Nick from Scotland! This is a long and great episode that you won't want to miss.
January 21, 2019
Skate or Die
Welcome to 2019 and the 6th Season of 2 Dudes and a NES! Michael and Justin sit down to talk about one of the handful of skateboarding games on the NES... Skate or Die!
January 8, 2019
Felix the Cat
Can the Dudes stop talking about food long enough to cover Felix the Cat for the NES? Tune in to find out on this very Thanksgiving themed episode!
November 20, 2018
Monster Party
Happy Halloween!!! Are you guys in the mood for a scary game? Well the Dudes have a treat (no tricks) for you. Monster Party!
October 31, 2018
The Dudes sit down to talk about Q*Bert... sort of. Actually, they spend 95% of the show talking tangents, but there's a little Q*Bert talk sprinkled in there too!
October 15, 2018
Metal Storm
The Dudes are joined by Power Trip Gaming on this very special episode! Andy is picking the game this time, so you guys know it has to be good; none of that Paul game picking garbage. Let's talk about Metal Storm!
September 11, 2018
Kirby's Adventure
The Dudes sit down to talk about a little pink marshmallow... a very popular pink marshmallow.
August 9, 2018
Double Dribble
The Dudes are joined by the developers of Basketball Classics... Namo Gamo! Josh and Dave have a lot of great input on this NES basketball title.
July 16, 2018
GI Joe: A Real American Hero
The Dudes talk about one of the best Taxan games to grace the NES system... GI Joe: A Real American Hero
June 22, 2018
Kickle Cubicle
The Dudes are joined by the Sharpe Dude... Dude Jeremy for an awesome episode about Kickle Cubicle. Could this little strangely​ named game be a sleeper hit? Tune in and find out!
May 30, 2018
Donkey Kong
The Dudes cover the arcade classic Donkey Kong. Really, what can be said about this game that hasn't already been said? They may tread familiar territory on this episode, but you can still expect that special 2 Dudes and a NES treatment... tangents and all!
May 18, 2018
Interview with Brad Smith of Lizard NES
The Dudes are joined​ on this very special episode by none other than the creator of a new homebrew NES game called Lizard! He sits down for an hour's worth of conversation with the Dudes so you guys are in for a real treat. Find out more about Lizard by going to http://lizardnes.com
May 2, 2018
Honorary Dude Ivan is trying to use the 2 Dudes and a NES podcast to repair Russian relations by sending Michael and Justin Karnov as his Patreon Pick! Will it work? Listen and find out what the Dudes think.
April 17, 2018
Super Mario Bros 3?
Has the day finally arrived to discuss Super Mario Bros 3!?!?!?!?
April 1, 2018
Whomp 'Em
Join the Dudes as they try and offend everyone by talking about Mike's Patreon Pick... Whomp 'Em!
March 28, 2018
King's Knight
Dude Andy drops by with a guarantee that this show will be excellent! Now the game? No guarantees there, but you can decide for yourself if King's Knight is worth it.
March 14, 2018
The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper
This episode, the Dudes are joined by JZNES to talk about The Jetsons! Is this game worth the high price tag?
February 28, 2018
Little Ninja Brothers
On this episode, the Dudes discuss a somewhat hidden and somewhat underrated game... Little Ninja Brothers. Big thanks to Douglas for the Patreon Pick!
February 14, 2018
The Dudes are joined by acclaimed Honorary Dude Stephen Michael from Facebook to discuss the NES version of Strider.
January 24, 2018
Iron Tank
This episode the Dudes cover Richard's Patreon Pick... Iron Tank! A WWII game for the NES? Oh Yes!
January 12, 2018
2017 Holiday Spectacular
You asked for it, here it is... the 2017 Holiday Spectacular!
December 24, 2017
Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure
Be most excellent to each other dudes! Even if this game makes you want to punch your fellow man. Michael and Justin tackle Bill & Ted for the NES in this episode (thanks Timmy) and LJN strikes again! Bonus outro music: Let It Snow by Matecha from Merry Chipmas 2013
December 13, 2017
Michael and Justin are joined by Paul and Andy of Power Trip Gaming to discuss... Castlequest!? Why must Paul and Andy do such a thing?
November 27, 2017
King's Quest V
The Dudes head off on a quest... a King's Quest! Thanks to Tyler! for the Patreon pick. One of the few PC style adventure games on the NES. Is it worth it? Christopher Cross 8-Bit Cover by Samwise Gamgee https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfYKivgDRUBhsRAr0DlHipg
November 8, 2017
Spend $118 on Games
The Dudes have recorded 118 episodes to this point. In this episode, they turn that into cold hard cash (delicious fake cash) to spend on any games that have been covered so far. What games did they pick? Listen in and find out. What games would you buy with $118? Want to play along? Feel free to use this free excel spreadsheet to make your own picks! https://1drv.ms/x/s!Aj_CUoVeL5aHkf4ForjB4VVu97UTlA
October 25, 2017
Shadow of the Ninja
The Dudes are joined by Dude Drewcabbo to discuss a co-op Ninja Gaiden style game? Yep, tune in and listen to the discussion about Shadow of the Ninja.
October 14, 2017
The Dudes line up with another Patreon Pick! This one is a co-op masterpiece at the suggestion of Jeremy... wait, we mean Sharp Dude!
September 27, 2017
The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy
The Dudes discuss a Patreon Pick from Dude Gayle... The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (aka the relatively cheap one).
September 13, 2017
Robin Hood
Joshatello joins the Dudes for an episode that has been in the works since the inception of the 2 Dudes and a NES podcast... a discussion about Robin Hood! It's about time this episode see the light of day.
August 30, 2017
Wario's Woods
The Dudes join up with the Playing With Power podcast to deliver this episode about the last NES game to ever grace the system (in North America)... Wario's Woods!
August 17, 2017
Life Force
The Dudes discuss one of the best schmups on the NES thanks to a Patreon Pick from Bradlee!
July 24, 2017
Casino Kid
The Dudes are joined by the wannabe traitor Dude Vanderhoef (he secretly loves us and everyone knows it) to discuss Casino Kid!
July 5, 2017
Where's Waldo?
The search for Waldo begins here... Thanks be unto the Genesis Germs for subjecting us to this torture of a game.
June 20, 2017
The Legend of Zelda
No pressure on this episode. We're only talking about potentially the greatest game to ever grace the NES system... The Legend of Zelda! Thanks Dude Mandy for the Patreon Pick!
May 31, 2017
The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy
The Dudes cover The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy as a Patreon Pick; literally from Dude Nick, who literally lives across the pond (ocean) from us. Thanks Nick for the support!
May 10, 2017
M.C. Kids
The week's episode is a Patreon Pick from Dude Tom of McDonalds... M.C. Kids! (pronounced EmCee Kids, who knew?)
April 26, 2017
Milon's Secret Castle
The Dudes discuss a Patreon Pick from Dude Andy. Andy... are you still our friend? This pick just seems mean...
April 5, 2017
Hey Justin, What's Up Man
Music by Dya
March 31, 2017
The Guardian Legend
The Dudes are joined by Paul and Andy of Power Trip Gaming to discuss The Guardian Legend!
March 22, 2017
Rad Racer II
The Dudes have another great Patreon pick this week thanks to Dude Greg... Rad Racer II!
March 8, 2017
Bionic Commando
The Dudes discuss Jon's Patreon Pick (and all around NES favorite)... Bionic Commando!
February 22, 2017
Blaster Master
The Dudes are joined by Landon of the Retro Junkies Super Show to discuss the first Patreon Pick of the second round... Blaster Master!!!
February 8, 2017
Double Dragon II
The Dudes are joined by Dude Bert aka Bert the Stormtrooper to talk a little bit about Double Dragon II!
January 25, 2017
Die Hard
The Dudes take advantage of the fact that Die Hard is almost a Christmas movie and use the game for a Christmas episode! Lots of great calls into the show in this episode. Not many tangents, but still very entertaining.
December 21, 2016
Bad News Baseball
The Dudes are joined this week by Nick Stephens of the Genesis Gems podcast!? Yep, none other than the Germ himself. Turns out, he really likes the NES game Bad News Baseball! Who knew?
December 17, 2016
Urban Champion
The Dudes take this episode to the streets and brawl with the NES game Urban Champion!
November 22, 2016
The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
The Dudes are joined by Honorary Dude Steven as they discuss one of Steven's favorite NES games... The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout!
November 16, 2016
It's the Nintendo Switch episode! Not really, but we were so excited to talk about it that it took over our Shadowgate episode. Don't worry, we talk about Shadowgate too. But where is Justin?
October 30, 2016
After several attempts, and worried thoughts that this episode would go the way of Silver Surfer, the Dudes finally sit down and talk about Paperboy.
October 30, 2016
Code Name Viper
The Dudes are joined this week by none other than Honorary Dude @8BitFirst (Mike). They talk about the classic knockoff Code Name Viper!
October 2, 2016
Gold Medal Challenge 92
The Olympics were on weeks ago, so the Dudes decided there is no better time than now to do an olympic themed podcast. Well, three or four weeks ago might have been better, but you get it now!
September 11, 2016
Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode
Michael and Justin are joined this episode by the sultry sounds of Honorary Dude Joe Kopel as they discuss the unique NES game... Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode!
August 21, 2016
TMNT II: The Arcade Game
It's back to Dimension X as the Dudes join up with Turtle Flakes to talk more TMNT. This time it's TMNT II: The Arcade Game!
August 7, 2016
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
Thanks for the wonderful Patreon Pick from Mandy... Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers! You'd think it would be the perfect game for Michael and Justin to role play, but alas; it doesn't happen. There is plenty of game talk and tangents to enjoy however.
July 21, 2016
The Dudes are joined by special guest Matt Raithel of Hive Jump to talk about some Rambo!
July 5, 2016
Castlevania III
The Dudes skip right over the second entry in the Castlevania series and talk about Castlevania III.
July 4, 2016
Freedom Force
What better way to celebrate the freedom of summer than by shooting terrorists? The Dudes do just that as they discuss Freedom Force. 'Merica
June 9, 2016
Legendary Wings
This episode is going to be Legen... wait for it... Dairy Wings. No! Sorry, this episode is about Legendary Wings.
May 14, 2016
R.C. Pro-AM
Are you ready for 32 tracks of racing thrills!? The Dudes discuss the Rare classic... R.C. Pro-Am.
April 19, 2016
Super C
Michael and Justin discuss the sequel to Contra... Super C!
March 31, 2016
Top Gun
Michael and Justin enter the highway to the danger zone and play Top Gun for the NES.
March 22, 2016
This week the Dudes dig into a somewhat hidden Capcom "Zelda-like" game thanks to a Patreon Pick from Chris... it's Willow!
February 27, 2016
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Jeepers Dudes and D-Padders! This is a doozy of an episode. Things tend to get loose when we discuss games in the evening vs. the morning. Lots of tangential talk this episode... including, but not limited to... vomit.
January 26, 2016
Bart vs. the Space Mutants
Eat my shorts man! No really, eat em. They are purple and the aliens want purple stuff for some reason. They've got to go.This week, the Dudes discuss the unique and hotly debated Bart vs. the Space Mutants. Some love it, some hate it, some love to hate it. Tune in and find out what the dudes think.
January 12, 2016
Marble Madness
They're back!!! The Dudes are joined by none other than the bringer backer himself... Slapper Bags!!! aka John as they discuss Marble Madness.
December 28, 2015
Nightmare on Elm Street
BOO!It’s Halloween time and the Dudes have come together to talk about another horror based game. This time, the Dudes are talking about Nightmare on Elm Street. Joining the Dudes this week is Dude Paul to talk about this game that despite negative reviews the Dudes happen to enjoy.See what the Dudes have to say about this game and be sure to drink plenty of coffee lest Freddy get you……Behind The Scenes LookShout Outs!Sweet tuneage provided by The Wii Guy (Who is now an honorary dude: The Wii Dude). Check him out HEREGoFundMe for Elliot Crabtree can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/bw0d1gCome find us!Facebook Page Facebook GroupTwitterGoogle+TumblrInstagramTuneInSpreakerStitcherSoundCloudYouTubeAndroid AppZazzle StoreAdvertise with us on FiverrSupport us on Patreon
October 28, 2015
Legacy of the Wizard
TMNT II still remains on hold. Oh well. It may become a lost episode....However, this week the Dudes sit down with the guys over at the Youtube channel Power Trip Gaming to talk about the game Legacy of the Wizard. They really bring a love and passion for this game that the Dudes may be lacking. This episode is a good listen for a game that has a large cult following.DownloadBehind The Scenes Lookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUp49IB0jfQShout Outs!Sweet tuneage provided by The Wii Guy (Who is now an honorary dude: The Wii Dude). Check him out HEREAnnouncement's for this week by Ed of the PixelTunes Radio PodcastGoFundMe for Elliot Crabtree can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/bw0d1gCome find us!Facebook Page Facebook GroupTwitterGoogle+TumblrInstagramTuneInSpreakerStitcherSoundCloudYouTubeAndroid AppZazzle StoreAdvertise with us on FiverrSupport us on Patreon
October 19, 2015
This week the Dudes finally talk about TMNT II: The Arcade Game... NOT!!! Still working on those scheduling issues. Instead, the Dudes tackle another Patreon Pick and this is one that the D-Padders have been asking for for quite some time... Castlevania! Just in time for the month of October. Dun Dun Duuuuuuuuun!Download Behind The Scenes Lookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvPvZGFmKhkShout Outs!Sweet tuneage provided by The Wii Guy (Who is now an honorary dude: The Wii Dude). Check him out HEREAnnouncement's for this week by Professor Alan of the Quarter-Bin PodcastGoFundMe for Elliot Crabtree can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/bw0d1gCome find us!Facebook Page Facebook GroupTwitterGoogle+TumblrInstagramTuneInSpreakerStitcherSoundCloudYouTubeAndroid AppZazzle StoreAdvertise with us on FiverrSupport us on Patreon
October 5, 2015
Super Mario Maker
This week the Dudes take a break from talking NES games to talk about a new game with a classic feel. That game is the much acclaimed Super Mario Maker. For the first time Nintendo takes the creator role to the gamer and let's YOU decide the challenges that will face the Italian Plumber this time. Michael talks about his experiences playing the game which makes Justin very jealous because he has yet to get the game. The Dudes also talk about the prospect of creating Dudes levels for the D-Padders to play. Join the Super Mario Maker Facebook group HERE Download Behind The Scenes Look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMqGLEiZK5I  Shout Outs! Sweet tuneage provided by The Wii Guy (Who is now an honorary dude: The Wii Dude). Check him out HEREAnnouncement's for this week's segments by Ed Wilson from Pixel Tunes RadioGoFundMe for Elliot Crabtree can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/bw0d1gCome find us!Facebook Page Facebook GroupTwitterGoogle+TumblrInstagramTuneInSpreakerStitcherSoundCl
September 17, 2015
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
This week the Dudes sit down to talk about a more obscure game in the NES gaming world in Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom. This is a game with a strong cult following and that shows in the D-Padders who voted for this game to be talked about by the Dudes. The Dudes have an interesting time talking about a game whose cast is usually reserved for the salad bar. Listen to find out what the Dudes have to say about this game. Retrofitted Trophies Lettuce Begin Delmonte Green Giant Rating Miracle Gro Manure Behind The Scenes Look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCMV-XzVZqA Shout Outs! Sweet tuneage provided by The Wii Guy (Who is now an honorary dude: The Wii Dude). Check him out HEREAnnouncement's for this week's segments by Atari ManGoFundMe for Elliot Crabtree can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/bw0d1gCome find us!Facebook Page Facebook GroupTwitterGoogle+TumblrInstagramTuneInSpreakerStitcherSoundCloudYouTubeAndroid AppZazzle StoreAdvertise with us on FiverrSupport us on Patre
September 7, 2015
Heavy Barrel
Join the Dudes this week as they talk about a Keg of Significant Weight. No wait...that's not it. Oh yeah, Heavy Barrel! That's it! Heavy Barrel brings all the excitement that a child of the 80's could ever want. In this game, you are trying to save the world from Terrorists by assembling a special weapon called Heavy Barrel. The Dudes have a good time discussing this game and hope that you have a good time listening.
August 18, 2015
American Gladiators
This week the Dudes take on a game of epic proportions! That game is none other than American Gladiators, which of course, was based on the classic television hit from the 90's. Joining the Dudes is a brother Dude Matthew. Matthew and Michael go head to head in a history quiz game. Will Michael be able to keep his streak alive? Listen to find out. ' This game tended to fly under the radar for the NES but the Dudes are fond of this one, especially Michael who spent many childhood days playing against his brother in the ultimate test of video game athleticism.
August 3, 2015
Satoru Iwata
There was perhaps no better visionary to walk through the doors of the President's office at Nintendo than Satoru Iwata. He claimed on multiple occasions that he was not a businessman nor a game designer first but a gamer. This is what separated him from the President's that preceded him. Join the dudes as they sit down to talk about the man Iwata and his legendary role in Nintendo and gaming history.
July 28, 2015
The Dudes are joined this week by the one and only High Score Dude or Dude Shaun as he is also known by. They sit down to discuss the game Crystalis, which is a lesser known NES classic.Many may have not heard about Crystalis but the game turns into a fun and interesting play for the Dudes. The Dudes talk about all things Crystalis that even includes a quiz game! Can Michael keep his winning record alive? You have to listen to find out.Crystalis is a fun game that has brought entertainment to the many that have played it, just as this podcast will to the many D-padders.Retrofitted Trophies You are the wind beneath my wings - Get the sword of windMom, the fog lamp!! - Find the fog lampRinky Dink - Beat the game at the lowest level possibleWhere's Earth - Get both the wind and the fire swordDo your parents even love you? - Find the psycho armor and shieldThor like- Obtain the thunder swordWaiting for a hero - Play the game between 1997 and 2097Godslayer - Beat the gameGame Rating 90's Ra
July 14, 2015
The Bard's Tale
ANOTHER PATREON PICK! It is officially the attack of the Patreon picks and the dudes could not be happier about that either. This week however, Dude Justin is on the sidelines with a sick Dudette but never fear Dude Micheal is joined by Hon. Dude George for this week.The game being played was a bit of a cult classic RPG The Bard's Tale. The game has been received with mixed reviews and there are mixed reviews on the podcast (Spoiler alert).The Bard's tale can be a fun and enjoyable but very detailed game. So listen to this episode to hear what the Dudes have to say.Retrofitted TrophiesMario you greedy SOBAnother 300 Gold down the drainBillboard Top 100Platinum RecordYou May AdvanceBullseyeIs That All You’ve GotGimme That GrammyGame RatingA song:Spaceman by the KillersEarned It by The WeekendBehind The Scenes Lookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba854mGG68IShout Outs!Sweet tuneage provided by The Wii Guy (Who is now an honorary dude: The Wii Dude). Check him out HEREAnnouncement's for th
June 29, 2015
Adventures of Dino Riki
This week the Dudes sit down to talk ANOTHER PATREON PICK! Did we mention that you all are awesome, yeah you, you are awesome. This week's game is a pick by Dude Joe who chose Adventures of Dino Riki.A lesser known title to grace the NES, Adventures of Dino Riki, is a difficult but fun addition to any D-padder's collection. It is a game that plays a lot like other Hudson Soft makes like 1942 but features a caveman instead of a plane.While this game is sure to cause some frustration (OK, maybe a lot) it is worth the pick up and the Dudes spend an enjoyable time discussing it.Retrofitted TrophiesDino A Go-Go: Get the turbo bootsTyrannosaurus Wrecks: Defeat the t-rexDino-snore: Lose on the first levelOh look a time travel machine: Beat stage oneCheck my new invention: Kill all on screen enemies with fireWrong game dude: Kill snifit looking bad guy Game RatingBoth Dudes give the same rating:Dino from the Flintstones Behind The Scenes Lookhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTC-dRB3NNMShout Out
June 14, 2015
Ghosts 'N Goblins
Frustratingly difficult? Maybe. Fun? Depends on who you ask. Classic? For sure. Hold onto your underwear!Ghosts 'N Goblins has a storied history in the video game industry. Starting in the arcade and then later ported to the NES, this game is difficult yet fun. Want to know what the Dudes thought of it? Listen in.The Dudes are really liking all of the Patreon Picks. This is another one. This one is from Mike Vito. Thanks to Mike for yet another Capcom game. We've really got a streak going.Retrofitted TrophiesI Prefer David Lee Roth – Beat AstarothVincent Price Would Be Impressed – Beat the game with no deathsThriller Night – Beat the game in under 30 minWho’s the Big Man Now? – Kill 10 Big menAlbino Hulk – Kill first unicornOh Yes They Call Him the Streak – Beat the level after getting hit by the first bad guyStraight to Satan - Use level select to go straight to satanKing Arthur Most Certainly Would NOT Be Impressed - Lose to the first red devilGame RatingType of GhostPatrick SwayzeGh
June 2, 2015
Mega Man 2
The Dudes sit down this week with Eric from the Factory Sealed Podcast to talk about one of the most NES games Mega Man 2. The Dudes spend some time early in the podcast talking with Eric and making some corrections to the Ducktales story that was pointed out by a D-Padder.
May 19, 2015
Another Patreon Pick!? Not only is this another pick from our Patreon supporter Dude Shaun, but it's also a widely loved game.It's a Capcom Disney game from the NES era. Do we really need to say anything else? Probably not, but we did sit down and discuss this game quite a bit in this latest episode.
May 5, 2015
Just in time for Easter, the Dudes are here to talk about an Easter Egg. Except this time the Easter Egg is a game itself. The Dudes are talking this week about never released and unfinished game Hyperion. Developed by Yoshio Sakamoto, Hyperion was a very unique game that could have had an impact on future games released on the NES. However, the game was never released and actually gave rise to two famous NES games.Intrigued about this game that never came to fruition? Well give the episode a listen and see what you think about this game that never came to be.
May 1, 2015
The Dudes sit down to talk another Patreon pick and this week they are joined by the picker Greg from the SNES Podcast. The game that is discussed is a little known classic Astyanax. This Jaleco game may have quietly existed in a massive NES library but brings a lot of fun to the Dudes this week.
May 1, 2015
Defender of the Crown
Lots of Robin Hood talk, cat jokes, and call backs in this episode of 2 Dudes and a NES. Also, a little bit of talk about the NES game... Defender of the Crown.
April 13, 2015
Home Alone
Are you like the Dudes? Do you watch Home Alone all year round? Even when it's not Christmas time? Is your play count on the movie above 500? Well, then why not join Michael and Justin as they discuss the NES adaptation of the movie? Made by (now) famous development studio Bethesda Softworks. This game was voted on by you, the D-Padders, as the 2nd most wanted game for us to talk about. Interesting... Michael and Justin may not have been huge fans of this game but could certainly see why someone would want to play it for nostalgia purposes. So listen in to this episode and also, it's generating a lot of buzz in our brand new High Score Group so come check that out. We also discuss our Patreon campaign a little bit further. Retrofitted Trophies: 7 Going on 30 - Beat the game Moonwalking - Do the moonwalk in the treehouse Game Rating: Type of Trap: Michael: Bear trap Justin: Mouse trap
March 25, 2015
Super Mario Bros. 2
The Dudes return! And as per dude protocol, they are joined by special guest and back from break specialist John.This week the Dudes dive into the NES classic Super Mario Bros 2. Definitely the most obscure of the Mario games, there is perhaps no other Mario game that has more polar reactions to it. Super Mario Bros 2 brings out the debate about whether it is a great Mario game or a mediocre at best game.While the game gets mixed reviews retrospectively, it certainly was popular. The Dudes dive into this game and all the obscurity that it brings.
March 18, 2015
Return to Super Mario Bros.
What better episode to start over with than Super Mario Bros? The game that started it all: The NES, the podcast, the Dudes' love for gaming in general.
February 15, 2015
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
You guys asked for The Legend of Zelda and we give you Zelda II. What are we thinking? Well, we're thinking you'll forgive us because we brought along the Nintendo Quest (NES Club) dudes!
February 2, 2015
Kung Fu
Hiyah! Now that we've got the obligatory hiyah out of the way, the Dudes are joined by Kung Fu master Landon Long of The Retro Junkies Super Show! It's time to kick some tail and save Sylvia!
January 27, 2015
Rygar? Why not.  Another D-Padder pick as Rygar jumps to the top of the voting list just prior to the new year.
January 19, 2015
Nintendo Country Christmas
Tune in to the Dudes for a Christmas radio show, complete with your called in memories, songs made up by the Dudes, and other Christmassy talk.
December 23, 2014
Battletoads & Double Dragon
The greatest faceoff in the world of podcasts happens now! Watch Genesis Gems vs. 2 Dudes and a NES as they take on the game... Battletoads & Double Dragon. Who will come out on top?
December 18, 2014
Ninja Gaiden
By popular demand, Justin and Michael discuss Ninja Gaiden. And somehow they refrain from profanity.
December 13, 2014
Swamp Thing
The Comic Nerds Unite guys invade our podcast to talk about some Swamp Thing.
December 8, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving
We thought about doing Silver Surfer today, but... nope. Happy Thanksgiving episode!
November 23, 2014
Bubble Bobble
Which one's Bubble and which one's Bobble? Justin and Michael drink too much fizz, blow bubbles, and talk about two little dinosaurs... aka Bubble Bobble.
November 18, 2014
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
We are bringing in the Honorary Dude Jay for an extra delightful trip into slumberland as we discuss... Little Nemo.
November 12, 2014
Super Dodge Ball
It's Dude Michael vs. Kyle Murphy (of Eclecnet) in the ultimate showdown arena... Super Dodge Ball. Refereeing this event, will be Dude Justin who promises to remain unbiased despite his dude connection. *Something happened to Kyle...*
November 6, 2014
Friday the 13th
You knew the Dudes were going to bring a good game (well, A game) for Halloween season. What better game to play than... Friday the 13th?
October 29, 2014
Shovel Knight
Justin and Michael sit down with special guests Rob McCallum (Nintendo Quest) and Nick Stephens (Genesis Gems) for a special bonus episode of 2 Dudes and a NES... Shovel Knight. It is super inspired by the NES so it counts, right?
October 25, 2014
Kid Icarus
Justin and Michael take to the skies to discuss the Greek tragedy... Kid Icarus.
October 21, 2014
Dude Story: An NES Bromance
Listen to Justin and Michael tell the tale of the dudes.
October 11, 2014
Mike (short for Michael), the dudes' star pitcher, travels to a tropical isle to rescue Dr. J (J for Justin, get it?) from the evil Zoda (aka Dude Hickman).  Or... the dudes just talk about Startropics with special guest Aaron Hickman of Retro Obscura and Diagamblic fame.
September 28, 2014
Join Michael, Justin, and Rob (another one?) as they discuss the NES classic and just general classic... Batman.
September 22, 2014
Mega Man
Does this highly rated classic stand the test of time? The dudes discuss the original Mega Man with special guest Robert Maher, creator of Rex Rocket!
September 16, 2014
Don't have negative thoughts. It's just another name for the Justin to mispronounce... the dudes discuss Faxanadu with special guest Aron Robison.
September 8, 2014
Tecmo Bowl
Football season here we come!! Tecmo Bowl for everyone! With special guest Paul aka "Sweet" from Retro Obscura... sort of... almost... not really.
September 2, 2014
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
The Dudes are back!!! And they are bringing with them your most asked for game from the NES library... Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
August 24, 2014
Power Punch II
The dudes are finally playing Punchout for you guys... no... wait... it's Power Punch II!? Doh! WARNING: This episode is on the fringe of family friendly. No cursing, but some crude humor near the end.
August 1, 2014
Top 5 Jobs Held by Mario
Michael and Justin discuss their Top 5 Jobs Held by Mario in the NES era.
July 22, 2014
Cobra Triangle
Justin learns what isometric means as the dudes talk about Cobra Triangle.
July 15, 2014
Michael and Justin expected to play this game sooner or later... get it?
July 6, 2014
Wrecking Crew
Michael and Justin quit their day jobs and work as plumbers... wait... no... on the Wrecking Crew!
June 30, 2014
Bucky O' Hare
Calamity and Woe! Michael and Justin talk about the much underrated Bucky O'Hare for the NES.
June 22, 2014
Maniac Mansion
Michael and Justin's ambition is to rule the world...one teenager at a time!
June 15, 2014
Bad Dudes
Are you a bad enough dude to listen to the 2 dudes talk about Bad Dudes??
June 9, 2014
Short Order / Eggsplode
Save the chicken butts! Justin and Michael break out the old power pad to make feet burgers and save the chicken butts in this week's episode of 2 Dudes and a NES about Short Order/Eggsplode... and the Power Pad!
June 1, 2014
Deadly Towers
When the Dudes said they intended on playing the good, the bad and the ugly on the NES, they were not kidding. This game comes from the gallows of the bad game repertoire.
May 26, 2014
Raid On Bungeling Bay
The dudes reach into obscurity this week to pull out a little known or talked about game out of the NES vault. While most, (sans one sporting a ginger colored beard that may be awesome) have not heard of this game, the dudes hope to bring it into your NES experience.
May 19, 2014
Jaws… the one NES game that has consumed more of the dudes’ collective time than any other game. Why didn’t they spend their wonder years playing co-op Contra? Why didn’t they compete in some intense high score competitions with Donkey Kong? Who knows. Maybe if they knew what they were doing they would have spent less time on it.
May 12, 2014
Hold on the dudes are pumping some iron getting ready to bust out of their shirts to talk about the quintessential ’80′s game Contra.
April 30, 2014
The Dudes were delighted this week to have yet another real life guest on our show! They talk about one of the best NES games to come out on the system… Metroid!
April 26, 2014
A Boy and His Blob
The 2 Dudes really outdo themselves on this one. They actually have a real live guest who is very accommodating, unlike that nutty Mario. David Crane sits down with the Dudes for an exclusive interview about his days as a video game programmer in the early days and his experience creating and designing A Boy and His Blob. If you listen to any 2 Dudes show, this would be the one to catch. But you should probably listen to all of them.
April 21, 2014
Secrets/Easter Eggs
Michael and Justin take a break from the game by game to discuss some of their favorite Secrets/Easter Eggs.
April 14, 2014
Kabuki Quantum Fighter
Join the 2 Dudes as they discuss by far the weirdest game to be discussed on the show. If you like futuristic games where ancient Japanese dance art is a vital component to success, you will like this game. Plus how many games can you use hair as a weapon?
April 3, 2014
Metal Gear
Metal Gear is a very unique experience on the NES. There isn't another game on the system quite like it. Does that mean that it's amazing and one of the best games to ever grace the system? Vladimir Putin might say yes, but the dudes... well they might think otherwise. Listen to find out what the NES dudes think about this game and why they are making references to Vladimir Putin in addition to Tom Arnold.
March 30, 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
While hanging in the balance of Dimension X, we decided to spend some time talking about the game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and who else is better to talk to about this game than a couple of dudes who pride themselves on turtleology. While TMNT certainly added some frustrating times during our childhood, it added many enjoyable times (except the child labor some had to endure to get the game).
March 22, 2014
Wizards and Warriors
The moment you hit the power button, Wizards and Warriors' epic score lets you know exactly what this game is all about. Knights... magic... swords... demons... gems... gigantic hollow trees...exploding eggs... alarm clocks? Yes, David Wise really knows how to score a game and Rare really knew how to develop them. WARNING: Contents of this episode may contain Fabio.
March 15, 2014
Duck Hunt
Have you ever been duck hunting? Have you ever owned a dog that laughs at your inadequacies? Chances are, if you owned a Nintendo entertainment system (and who didn't) you have. Sure you didn't have to get decked out in camo and sit in the outdoors but you got the experience, right? Duck Hunt holds a place near and dear to the hearts of NES lovers out there. For most it was the first and maybe only game that you got the experience of using the zapper.
March 7, 2014
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy. Every dungeon master's dream. Reportedly under the threat of bankruptcy and out of the shadow of Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy burst on the scene as Square's swan song. A last ditch effort to remain in the game industry.
February 28, 2014
Alright everyone, before you get all upset about us reviewing this game hear us out. Listen to the podcast to hear what we have to say and we promise it will not be a 30 minute defense of this game that has been given at best mixed reviews. Update (2/24/14): Since the airing of the Ghostbusters episode the great Ghostbusters actor Harold Ramis has passed. As most of you know he was the beloved actor who played Dr. Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movie. We would like to honor the legacy of Harold Ramis by dedicating the Ghostbusters episode of 2 Dudes and a NES to him.
February 22, 2014
Double Dragon
What better game for the two dudes to talk about than a game about two battle tested, gun showing boot wearing guys on a journey to save the day? Double Dragon, a game about twin brothers (a notion lost on the casting director of the ill made movie), on a journey to save Marian. Well, that was the idea at least. The NES version of the game had a bit of a change in the story. A story that is hilariously told by Michael on the show.
February 18, 2014
What can be said about Pac-Man that hasn't already been said? When most quarter (hehe, get it? quarter?) to middle-aged people think of arcades, Pac-Man is THE game. Of course, we're NES dudes so we want to know what the NES version is like. Well, it is basically identical to the arcade, which makes it awesome!
February 8, 2014
Super Mario Bros.
Ah, Super Mario Bros. The game that started it all for most of us. You'll be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn't at least played this game. Most of us remember it as the two-fold pack-in game Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt that came with most NES consoles. Originally released in 1985, Super Mario Bros. helped to launch the side-scrolling genre into mainstream popularity and was the best selling game for nearly three decades.There are many interesting facts about the development of the game lead by the man himself: Shigeru Miyamoto.
February 1, 2014
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