Video Games

The Cartridge Club is an amazing community of gamers, collectors, and video game enthusiasts of all ages. You’ll find our flagship podcast, where hosts and fellow community members come together each and every month to play a game. From those nostalgic favorites of your childhood to the hottest modern titles that everyone’s talking about – this show, along with members of the community, covers it all!


The month is rounding down and that means we’re nearing the end of Dark Cloud and Metroid Prime Pinball. We’ve had fun but we are looking forward to February and the games it brings. Then we announce the remainder of the lineup for Season 5 of Cartridge Club Prime. P1 has been playing Breath of the Wild with his wife and we discuss how to pronounce Setsuna.

Announcements: 3:25
What We’ve Been Up To: 9:21
CCAnswers: 35:07

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Dark Cloud woes, Metroid Prime Pinball high scores are spinning up and the Cartridge Club tackles the SNES. P2 talks about getting a portable raspberry pi and P1 can’t remember a simple website. Hellweek begins which means time is limited for the elder bro but that didn’t stop him from getting in a couple podcasts and videos. All of this and more in the show recorded one day before the best day of the year!

Announcements: 2:49

What We’ve Been Up To: 9:14

CCAnswers: 24:31







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WeKatamari is a video game developed and published by Namco for the PlayStation 2. It was released in Japan on July 6, 2005, in North America on September 20, 2005, and in Europe on February 2, 2006. It is the sequel to the previous year’s sleeper hit, Katamari Damacy. This is the last game in the series that had involvement with the series creator Keita Takahashi.

Introductions 1:16



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NJ Retro

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Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

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Will Pruitt

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Level 1  6:20

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of We Love Katamari and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.






Level 2 18:15

Discuss story of the game:

We Love Katamari tells two stories: a self-referential story of how the King of All Cosmos is reacting to the unexpected success of Katamari Damacy, and an origin story of how the King of All Cosmos became the King of All Cosmos, met his wife, and had his son.


Discuss gameplay mechanics: 33:35

  • Roll Stuff
  • Scale changes very cool
  • Easy to pick up and play
  • Levels not difficult
  • Forcing replay of stages to extend gameplay isn’t good design


Discuss sound: 1:05:53

  • Music is fun
  • Favourite tracks


Discuss graphics: 1:11:59

  • Aged well
  • Scale is impressive


Level 3 1:19:20

Lasting Impressions, overall rating and final thoughts. Did this make you want to play it again and if not, what would need to be changed? Would you suggest it to friends?


Level 4 1:28:17

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel


Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Dark Cloud)

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In a surprise to no one Matt Bandy is back on top of the Beat My Score challenge. Club founder Buried on Mars is running a charity event to raise money for the Heart Research Institute. The CC Video Game Awards show and CCABC round out our announcements.

Nintendo stirs the pot with a couple of tweets and a rumour. Do social media managers hold an important position among the game industry? If you sold your WiiU things are looking good for you as Nintendo brings over all the hits! P1 clearly has no idea what is considered a spoiler and what isn’t as he talks about Get Out.

Announcements: 4:05

What We’ve Been Up To: 11:40

CCAnswers: 37:50






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New year, new format same old bros! We’re playing Dark Cloud and Metroid Prime in the games of the month and the 2018 CCABC rules are up on the forums from the benevolent Donovan Viper. Nintendo Norway drops a bomb on the internet before the revelation that Nintendo Norway doesn’t exist. The Switch is selling like hotcakes and there is light at the end of the tunnel for Bright.

Announcements: 2:45

News: 7:52

CCAnswers: 26:50






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