VGBS – Bullshit Homework

During Season 1 of the VGBS Gaming Podcast we have come up with an idea that we call “Bullshit Homework”. Basically, it is a game that we agree to focus on each week with a goal of either completing it or getting a decent high score. It gives us the perfect excuse to dust off some great games, and even a few garbage ones, that have been sitting in our backlog and give them the attention they duly deserve. Below are some of the games we have played, which episode it was in and the grade we gave it after focusing on it for a week.

We have also started a project game for each season. The goal is to dedicated 1-2 hours a week on it in order to completed it by the end of each season. This allows us to tackle an epic RPG length game that we wouldn’t be able to realistically conquer during a standard homework assignment.

If you want to give us your feedback on the Current Homework or the Season Project either email us at vgbspodcast@gmail.com or comment below before Thursday at 9pm EST. We will check it during the podcast and talk about our favorite responses live!


Adventures of Batman & Robin
1995
Sega Genesis / Mega Drive


Developer: Clockwork Tortoise
Publisher: Sega
Music Composer: Jesper Kyd

Featured In Episode 07
Bullshit Grade: D-
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Akumajou Dracula X – Chi no Rondo
aka Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
1993
PC Engine CD

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Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Music Composer(s): Akira Souji, Keizo Nakamura,
Tomoko Sano & Mikio Saito

Featured In Episode 10
Bullshit Grade: A+
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Link to our Bullshit Guide


Bionic Commando
1993
Nintendo Entertainment System

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Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Music Composer: Junko Tamiya

Featured In Episode 19
Bullshit Grade: B+
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Chrono Trigger
1995
Super Nintendo

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Developer: Squaresoft
Publisher: Squaresoft
Music Composer(s): Yasunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu

Featured throughout Season 1
Bullshit Grade: A+
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Link to our Bullshit Guide


Crisis Force
1991
Nintendo Famicom

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Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Music Composer(s): Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno & Jun Chuma

Featured In Episode 25
Bullshit Grade: A
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Doom / Brutal Doom
1993 / 2010-Present
PC

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Developer: id Software
Publisher: GT Interactive
Music Composer: Robert Prince

Featured In Episode 14
Bullshit Grade: A+
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Final Zone II
1990
TurboGrafx CD / PC Engine CD

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Developer: Renovation Game
Publisher: NEC Technologies / Telnet Japan Co.
Music Composer: Unknown

Featured In Episode 08
Bullshit Grade: C
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The Goonies
1986
Nintendo Famicom

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Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Music Composer: Satoe Terashima

Featured In Episode 06
Bullshit Grade: A
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Gunstar Heroes
1993
Sega Genesis


Developer: Treasure
Publisher: Sega
Music Composer: Norio Hanzawa

Featured In Episode 30
Bullshit Grade: A+
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Kid Dracula aka Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun
1990
Nintendo Entertainment System


Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Music Composers: Shinji Tasaka & Satoko Minami

Featured In Episode 34
Bullshit Grade: A
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Kings Quest III: To Heir is Human
1986
MS-DOS / PC


Developer: Sierra On-Line
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Music Composer(s): Brandon Blume and Margaret Lowe

Featured In Episode 12
Bullshit Grade: B
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Link to our Bullshit Guide


Make Trax aka Crush Roller
1981
Arcade
(Guest Choice By Walter Day of Twin Galaxies Fame)


Developer: Alpha Denshi
Publisher: Williams
Music Composer(s): N/A

Featured In Episode 11
Bullshit Grade: B-
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Nightmare in the Dark
2000
Neo Geo / Arcade


Developer: AM Factory
Publisher: Gavaking / Elevan
Music Composer(s): Kim

Featured In Episode 32
Bullshit Grade: A-
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Predator
1987
Nintendo Entertainment System
(Guest Choice by Rob Bryant of Sly Dog Studios)


Developer: Pack-in-Video
Publisher: Activision
Music Composer: Junichi Saito

Featured In Episode 05
Bullshit Grade: D+
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Shatterhand
1991
Nintendo Entertainment System

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Developer: Natsume
Publisher: Jaleco
Music Composer(s): Iku Mizutani & Hiroyuki Iwatsuki

Featured In Episode 21
Bullshit Grade: A-
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Spiritual Warfare
1992
Nintendo Entertainment System

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Developer: Wisdom Tree
Publisher: Wisdom Tree
Music Composer(s): Vance Kozik & Daniel Lawton

Featured In Episode 26
Bullshit Grade: C-
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Splatterhouse 2
1992
Sega Genesis

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Developer: Now Production
Publisher: Namco
Music Composer: Eiko Kaneda

Featured In Episode 31
Bullshit Grade: B-
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Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti
1989
Nintendo Famicom

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Developer: Now Production
Publisher: Namco(t)
Music Composer: Anna Puruna

Featured In Side Quest 03
Bullshit Grade: A+
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Strider
1989
Nintendo Entertainment System

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Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Music Composer: Harumi Fujita

Featured In Episode 23
Bullshit Grade: C+
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Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
1991
Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Music Composer: Mari Yamaguchi

Featured In Episode 28
Bullshit Grade: A
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ToeJam & Earl
1991
Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
(Guest Choice By Joe Granato of Mystic Searches)

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Developer: Johnson Voorsanger Productions
Publisher: Sega
Music Composer: John Baker

Featured In Episode 09
Bullshit Grade: A-
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Link to our Bullshit Guide


Wrecking Crew
1985
Nintendo Entertainment System


Developer: Nintendo R&D1
Publisher: Nintendo
Music Composer: Hirokazu “Chip” Tanaka

Featured In Episode 04
Bullshit Grade: B-
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Do you agree with the grades we have given our homework games?
Let us know in the comments below!
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