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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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April 5, 2020

E044 - Metal Gear Solid

 We welcome everyone to this week's episode. We hope everyone is staying safe during this time. Please join us as we escape for an hour or so to talk about one of the best games to come out on the OG Playstation (PS1) and defined an entire genre. Today we review Metal Gear Solid.

 Technically the third game in the series, hear about our playthrough, what we thought about this classic, and some of the wild story lines that come with it. From sneaking abound in a cardboard box, to entering different environments to beat the game, to looking at the back of the game case to get the radio frequency, and who can forget the fight with Psycho Mantis.

 Join us in two weeks for our review of Super Metriod for the Super Nintendo. Be sure to submit your questions and comments for this game now to make it to air in time for the show. In the meantime, we will release more Social Distancing Bonus Episodes for your listening pleasure. If you have a topic to discuss, hit us up. Check out hamandspam.com for links to our social media.

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 Hello all!! In the wake of what is going on in the world, we have decided to put together a few episodes in a bonus episode format to give you guys more to listen to while we are "social distancing".

 Continuing our Social Distancing bonus episodes, our buddy Alex (T-Bone) hangs out with us, at a minimum of 6 feet away mind you, to do a movie review watch-a-long style. Today we are watching a movie that is so 80's, so cheesy, so outlandishly bad, that it's good. Today we are watching Gymkata. This movie is available through Amazon Movies (non Prime) as well as other renting services and is well worth the cheesy watch.

 Let us know your thoughts of this movie or submit another "so bad, it's good" movie for us to watch during this pandemic bu going to  Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (links at hamandspam.com).

 Have a topic you would like for us to discuss in this bonus episode format? Let us know using #AskUsAnything and #hamandspam

 We hope you enjoy the show and please stay safe!!!

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 Hello all!! In the wake of what is going on in the world, we have decided to put together a few episodes in a bonus episode format to give you guys more to listen to while we are "social distancing".

 In this episode, Hammy gives you his top 10 favorite Zelda games and why as well as those that didn't make the list. 

 Let us know your favorite Zelda games or what you think about Hammy's list on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (links at hamandspam.com). Have a topic you would like for us to discuss in the bonus episode format? Let us know!!!

 We hope you enjoy the show and please stay safe!!!

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 Hello all!! In the wake of what is going on in the world, we have decided to put together a few episodes in a bonus episode format to give you guys more to listen to while we are "social distancing".

 In our first episode, Clint and Hammy give you their top 10 favorite boss battle through all video games, retro and modern. 

 Let us know your favorite boss battle on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (links at hamandspam.com). Have a topic you would like for us to discuss in the bonus episode format? Let us know!!!

 We hope you enjoy the show and please stay safe!!!

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 After a few weeks of being under the weather and with the world seemingly shutting down, we are back!! Join us as we try to entertain you for the next little bit and take your mind away from all the world's troubles and back to a simpler time.

 The second half of our review of Sonic 3 and Knuckles brings us to Sonic and Knuckles. This game by itself was just pretty good but when it's "locked-on" with Sonic 3 it becomes the superior of all Sonic games. Hear about Super Sonic and Knuckles, Hyper Sonic and Knuckles, the true ending, and additional content when you lock other Sega and Sonic games onto the Sonic and Knuckles cartridge.

 Bonus episodes are on the way for you enjoyment! Look for them later this week!

 Check out our YouTube and let us know what you think in the comments.

 Join us next time for Episode 044 and our review of Metal Gear Solid for the OG Playstation.

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 Part one of our two part review takes us to Sonic the Hedgehog 3 for the Sega Genesis. Hear the review of Clint's favorite game of all time, why it's his favorite, why it's split into two games, and how is it that he NEVER OWNED HIS FAVORITE GAME (what?).

 Check out our YouTube for a playthrough of this and all of our games and let us know what you think in the comments.

 Join us next week for Part 2 when we review Sonic and Knuckles.

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 For our love of the original Donkey Kong County, we couldn't wait to review Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Many consider this to the be best in the series because it took everything from the first installment and made it better: Two fast main characters. A buddy system. More difficult levels. Completing bonus areas matter. Gameplay as the animal characters instead of riding them. Temporary invincibility.

 The original DKC is still the top notch for us as far as the series goes but this does make a good case for being the superior game.

 Check out our YouTube for a playthrough of this and all of our games and let us know what you think in the comments.

 Join us next week for part one of our review of Sonic 3 (and Knuckles) for the Sega Genesis. Be sure to submit your questions and comments for this game now to make it to air in time for the show.

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January 26, 2020

E040 - Halo 2

 *****Due to scheduling conflicts and Hammy being under the weather, this episode was recorded with the help of Caitlin whom has never played the game. WE DID NOT DO THIS GAME JUSTICE and for that, we apologize, but did not want to wait a full three weeks for a release. When Hammy gets better, we will give this game a proper review perhaps in a bonus episode release. Thank you all for your understanding!*****

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 comments.

 Join us in two weeks for Episode 041 when we review one of our most favorite gaming series, Donkey Kong Country 2 for the SNES. Be sure to submit your questions and comments for this game now to make it to air in time for the show.

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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 questions and comments for this game now to make it to air in time for the show. Be sure to listen to Finish the Fight's review of Halo 2 for homework.

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January 12, 2020

E038 - WWF No Mercy

 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 questions and comments for this game now to make it to air in time for the show.

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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 Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. Please be sure to submit your questions and comments for this game now to make it to air in time for the show.

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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 for the year, so it really does mean much more than the one liners and quotable scenes.

 Join us as we review this movie together. By that I mean we talk over the movie and tell stories. Either way, we'll have a good time.

 Join us next week when we FINALLY review the NCAA Football series just in time for bowl season and tell all the crazy Clint stories that go with this title.

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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 projects.

 Check out our Ham and Spam YouTube channel that is finally up and going with some gameplay of this game. Go to hamandspam.com for additional links to our social media. 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.

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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! 

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December 1, 2019

E032 - Thanksgiving!!

 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 Brandon over at "Talk or Go Home" (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-or-go-home/id1487074169) as well as "Getting Lost" for all you Lost fanatics (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/getting-lost/id1054257918).

 Thanks for listening and your continued support!!!

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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 go with it.

 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 Brandon over at "Talk or Go Home" (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-or-go-home/id1487074169) as well as "Getting Lost" for all you Lost fanatics (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/getting-lost/id1054257918).

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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 and beat some 25 years ago and this is the only Zelda title that Clint played in depth. How does it play today and hold up to our memories?

 Join us next week when we review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time for the SNES!!! Please visit hamandspam.com and send us all of your TMNT IV questions, comments, and memories to our social media and be a part of the show!!

 Big thanks to our supporters and listeners. Without you, there would not be a Ham & Spam Retro Review. Also a big shout out to the other podcasts that have welcomed us to the brotherhood and have been super supportive. Please help us support them:

 Finish the Fight: A Halo Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/finish-the-fight-a-halo-podcast/id1458821616

 Talk or go Home with Nick Wilson & Brandon Farmer (Turkey) https://open.spotify.com/show/3dpOIifAtp4SDL8YKV4LlL

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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 show, visit www.hamandspam.com where you can find the links to all of our social media accounts.

 Thanks to everyone for your continued support and for helping our show grow!!

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November 3, 2019

E028 - Earthworm Jim

 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!!

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October 27, 2019

E027 - Luigi’s Mansion

 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. The more obscure, the better but also the longer it will take us to play due to our current time constraints (Please hurry November!!!)

 As always, visit the website www.hamandspam.com where you can find all of our archived episodes as well as links to our social media. Remember to subscribe and leave a review wherever you hear us and invite a friend to listen to help us grow the show!!

 Thanks for listening and for your support!!

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 LAST SEEN: ONTARIO, CANADA

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