Comedian Adam Blank and his guests reminisce about their favourite retro video games

September 22, 2020

Remember The Game #116 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

GTA: San Andreas HAS to be one of the biggest retro games we've never covered on the show. Fortunately for you, dear listener, it won our Patreon poll. And with that nail biting victory, it locked down a spot in our podcast rotation. 
I had never played this game prior to it winning our poll. And damned if I didn't sit down and power through this entire campaign. I still have a mountain of side missions and collectables and stuff to go back to, but I beat the game. I'm not the world's biggest GTA fan, and this is actually the first GTA game I've ever played through to the end. Is it good enough to convert me into a Grand Thefting Autoite? You'll have to listen to find out. 
My buddy Andre is a big GTA fan, he played this game religiously when it came out, and we break down the good, the bad, and the RC plane flying mission of GTA: San Andreas over an hour or so.
And BEFORE we get into CJ and friends, it's the fabled Remember The Game? intro! I share some quick thoughts on the Microsoft/Bethesda acquisition, look into what was waiting at the end of the Hero Quest countdown clock we mentioned last week, talk a little Nintendo LEGO and more!
Plus, we also have another fantastic edition of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This edition features the three worst games we've covered on the podcast so far.
If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
0:00 - 8:20  Initial self-indulgent rambling
8:21 - 17:27 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)
17:28 - 27:22 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.' - Ecco The Dolphin, Virtual Bart, Mario Is Missing
27:23 - 29:05 The board game Hero Quest is back!?
29:06 - 30:48 What have I been playing?
30:49 - 34:14 Listener's GTA: San Andreas Memories
34:15+ GTA: San Andreas talk!
Enjoy the podcast!

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