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Old Games: Encyclopedia Bombastica: Tetris Battle Gaiden X MAGFest

Brad and Dan seek enlightenment and call upon a music and gaming guru to aid them on their journey.

You've found yourself at the base of Giant Bomb's Old Games.

Feb. 14 2015

Cast: Brad, Dan

Posted by: Jason

In This Episode:

Tetris Battle Gaiden

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ooooOOOOOAAAAAAAHHH

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Goddamn. I always forget about the fact that Patrick and Brad go way, way back.

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Whooooaaaa, I was not expecting strategies this deep.

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Oh hey, Vinny's back. When did he grow his hair out?

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Wait, has no one ever picked that Aladin character before anytime they played this? I don't remember seeing any of those powers before any time they played this on streams.

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This is so e-sports.

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Thank you for this. Paul Good was a great guest for this as well.

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I still don't fully understand how Tetris works lol

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This is great.

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Didn't catch this on the upcoming section. Awesome!

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This guy is OP.

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@legendarychopchop: Are you talking the normal, vanilla Tetris or the weirder offshoots of the main game, such as this, Bombliss and 'Puyo Puyo Tetris'?

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I see where Brad gets his salt from :P

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I still don't fully understand how Tetris works lol

No offense, but how is that even possible? Tetris is literally (like, actually literally) the most simple video game in existence. You move and rotate around pieces to make horizontal lines. That's it, that's the entire gameplay of Tetris.

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@simkas said:

@legendarychopchop said:

I still don't fully understand how Tetris works lol

No offense, but how is that even possible? Tetris is literally (like, actually literally) the most simple video game in existence. You move and rotate around pieces to make horizontal lines. That's it, that's the entire gameplay of Tetris.

I'm guessing he's talking about strategies more than the base game. We all know how the game works, but knowing where to put which piece at which time is where the difficulty lies. I'm absolutely horrible at Tetris because I've never been good at understanding that part of it.

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Wow, Paul. You are the Tetris Gaiden Sensei.

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It infuriates me to see so many cool Tetris modes not make it to successive games. Tetris modes should carry over between publishers. That would be so cool.

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Circa 1998, my first roommate in college was from Hong Kong and he had a Super Wild Card for Super Famicom. It was pretty cool Orge Battle in Japanese.

Also, @brad please tell there's a photo of you and a prepubescent Patrick somewhere.

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This dude is hilarious.

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I didn't realize Dan zones out to an otherwordly degree when he plays competitively. It's like he's not even there for most of the video, he's just dead silent. Considering how Dan is, it's really eerie.

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I didn't realize Dan zones out to an otherwordly degree when he plays competitively. It's like he's not even there for most of the video, he's just dead silent. Considering how Dan is, it's really eerie.

That's what Jeff does too when he wants to win at a game :)

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@meanrockd: Not a problem, dude, I get what you say. I myself was trying to resist making a comment on this, seeing how many people are already running this shit to the ground, but I failed. Mostly because I'm watching and listening to stuff from 2009 lately and it weirds me out seeing how the guys' personalities and looks changed. I mean, it's been almost 6 fucking years for me, specifically, even though this stuff seems like it was at best half of that.

Honestly, it probably says more about me than them.

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@ghostiet said:

Goddamn. I always forget about the fact that Patrick and Brad go way, way back.

Brad more so than Patrick. I associate Patrick more with 1up.com still to this day. Brad has been around since back when On the Spot with Rich Gallup essentially was how UPF is now. Well, maybe more the happy hours but more focus on games.

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Paul's voice sounds sooooo soothing for some reason.

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@spacecouncil said:

@ghostiet said:

Goddamn. I always forget about the fact that Patrick and Brad go way, way back.

Brad more so than Patrick. I associate Patrick more with 1up.com still to this day. Brad has been around since back when On the Spot with Rich Gallup essentially was how UPF is now. Well, maybe more the happy hours but more focus on games.

I was talking about the fact that they know each other from way before Giant Bomb or even their respective video game journalism careers.

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God damn GB has gone all Dr. Phil.

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A mysterious figure from Brad's deep, dark past returns!

I feel like we're coming face to face with the Brad origin story.

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everything about this is fantastic. super interesting to have people from the scene and brad's past, not to mention deep strategy cuts. MORE SPECIAL GUESTS!

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This was a fun video, and all those Battle Gaiden strats! Paul was cool to listen to.

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Paul for the new hire.

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Killer Queen: the arcade game Paul mentioned.

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That is one chill guy.

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These strats are OP!

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Wooo! San Jose represent!

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I could listen to Paul talk all day.

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This dude's hilarious. Also had no idea how deep this game got.

Also had no idea Brad knew Trick that long ago holy crap.

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Mento  Moderator

Guys, remember the Golden Rule here: Always pick Ninja Kid.

Sorry, I mean the other Golden Rule: Don't be a jerk.

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Five minutes in and this is already the best video in months.

We need more Giant Bomb staff friends to appear, rapping about developing their relationships and growing up with one another concurrent to the changes in the games industry.

We need a dedicated video series called the Wonderful Universe of This is Your Life!