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skankcore64 is on break for a bit but there's always the VODs

skankcore64 is on break for a bit but there's always the VODs

I'm off on vacation for a week and it looks like I'll miss a few episodes of skankcore64. In case you've missed the journey so far, here's how you can catch up on some of the latest playthroughs.


I've received an offer that's almost too good to be true and I'm being whisked away to Hawaii with my older brother and his family and my little sister and her boyfriend. It's a little tropical reunion for the skankcore family and while I'm away I'll regrettably have to skip a few episodes of my journey through every Nintendo 64 game published in North America. If you've been following the project or just now tuning in, here's a few episodes of my most recent play sessions to tide you over while I'm gone.

Episode 59 - Turok: Fog Hunter

This episode is technically not the start of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, but it is where I decided to cut my losses and restart the game on the easiest difficulty. We're here to roll credits on these games for skankcore64, not play them forever, so I decided to make it as quick and painless as possible.

Episode 60 - Cerebrally Boring

More Turok on Easy in this episode, but the game was starting to annoy me just as much as before with all of the insta-death platforming sections. I don't mind a little jumping in my first-person shooters, but if there's a finite life system involved with game over screens, that just makes it annoying to the point of insult.

Episode 61 - Ready Turok Steady

On my third episode through the restarted Turok, I decided to throw traditional skankcore64 rules aside and activate some cheats in the game. Cheat codes were a huge part of this franchise to the point of the game rewarding you with them as you progress through its campaign. As the death toll climbed higher and the threat of losing hours of progress to a 'game over' neared, I decided to embrace the dark side and enable some cheats in order to make the game fun again.

Episode 62 - Are you cool enough Turok a VW Beetle

The long awaited and much desired finale of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. I started to warm up to the game in its final hours as it showed some really odd enemy variety, discrete setting changes, and excellent boss battles in the eighth and final level. Of course, it couldn't be a stellar ending since Turok isn't exactly remembered for its amazing story and gripping conclusion. The ultimate face-off was pretty disappointing but the overall ride wasn't nearly as bad as I made it out to be.

After rolling the credits in Turok, deservedly or not, it was on to a much more entertaining title in my opinion, Beetle Adventure Racing. Electronic Arts was cashing in on a pop culture craze for a car that has since been discontinued and this game stands as a prime example of being better than it has any right to be. Full of excitement, shortcuts, and an announcer that has no setting other than eleven, Beetle Adventure Racing is a great racer that I can't wait to get back into after my vacation.

Have fun while I'm away, Shacknews! I'll see you soon!

From The Chatty
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    May 17, 2021 10:08 PM

    skankcore64 is leaving on a jet plane but it will be back again.

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      May 17, 2021 10:41 PM

      I dunno why I thought that would be the old Beetle.

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        May 18, 2021 9:43 AM

        They should have put the OG in there as an unlockable instead of a police car being the best reward. Fuck the police.

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          May 18, 2021 9:44 AM

          and skank said it with authority

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      May 18, 2021 5:17 AM

      You deserve it buddy, have fun and be well!

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        May 18, 2021 9:23 AM

        Thank you shadebane! We miss you in chat!

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          May 18, 2021 9:36 AM

          I'll be back, been busy so I'm wiped at night.

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            May 18, 2021 9:41 AM

            Glad to hear you’re ok! Steve and I were a little worried about you, friend. You take care of number one and the streams will be there for you when you get back shacknewsChamp

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      May 18, 2021 5:30 AM

      Enjoy the time away!

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      May 18, 2021 9:51 AM

      Nice stuff!

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      May 18, 2021 10:05 AM

      Have a good time and enjoy the vaca.

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        May 18, 2021 10:06 AM


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        May 18, 2021 10:11 AM

        Thank you Stevearino! I’ll drop by when I can and flex I chat from the beach :)

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          May 18, 2021 10:11 AM

          flex in* chat

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            May 18, 2021 10:20 AM

            Gotta say, flexing in chat while on vacation is pretty nice. I did it once during an E3 night, sitting at the pool watching a stream.

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              May 18, 2021 12:20 PM

              Hopefully it wasn't you streaming into the pool.

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