Emergency Episode: GamePro August 1995

If you see this post then we had another scheduling mishap and had to release a backup episode. In this one we review the August 1995 issue of GamePro magazine which is loaded with news from the first ever E3. Read along at: https://archive.org/details/GamePro_Issue_073_August_1995 Download this episode

Episode 423 – Rewards and Reproach

This week we saw a number of people given honors or having it taken away, but we’re trying to find the line between Hair Metal and Alternative Rock. We are cautious about getting our hopes up for a Commodore 64 plug & play system, and we might have to start rating 90’s TV commercials in […]

Episode 422 – Rip-off Tycoon

  This week the Retro League is all out of bubble gum, but we’ve got an investment opportunity that’s very unlikely to return your money. We’ve got audio + data CD’s that won’t work in modern computers and some very good news for Sega CD collectors. The guy who claimed to get an impossible score […]

Episode 421 – Back Up Your Hard Drive

This week we offer our two cents regarding the latest Star Wars film and the recent YouTube money issues. Resident Evil’s first sequel just turned 20 and we’re looking forward to new Genesis/Mega Drive games. We’ve found one of the most expensive Game Boy carts on eBay and cybernetic volleyball is back on the Neo Geo. […]

Episode 420 – Spontaneous Top Gun Carts

This week there’s a crowd-funded project to let gamers create their own NES games and we determine which version of Galaga and Pac-Man will be put into Namco’s upcoming mini arcade games. We wonder if a new 16-bit Phantasy Star game is likely to be made and try to figure out what it costs to […]

Episode 419 – The Pac And The Furious

This week we react to the World Health Organization recognizing excessive gaming as a mental health issue and we have a physical re-release of a classic SNES sh’mup. We strongly advise against trying to play Pac Man in VR near moving trains, but we do think it’s cool when someone constructs a small arcade in […]

Bonus Round: Mega Cat Studios

In this bonus episode JungleRatRob takes a few minutes to talk with a developer who has been creating new games for classic systems like the NES and Genesis/Mega Drive. You can view the fruits of their labor on YouTube, buy new carts from their website, and support their upcoming projects on Kickstarter. Mega Cat Studios […]

Episode 418 – I Don’t Want the IRS to Know About These Snow Tires

This week we’re mixing pinball with arcade games and making kart racers out of everything. We’re looking forward to next week’s speedrunning convention and our listeners have picked their favorite retro gaming memories of 2017. We’ve got a classic superhero game for the NES and the comic book equivalent of Bitcoin from 1994 in this […]

2017 Link Clearance

Each week we discuss the latest retrogaming headlines and re-releases. Sometimes we cut items from the agenda in the interest of time or because they’re too off-topic. Other times we just plain  forget to talk about something. Whatever the case, here are all the 2017 stories we saved but didn’t cover on the show:   […]

Episode 417 – Ninjas Always Flip Out

This week we’re stretching our childhood allowance out as much as possible, and we’ve got a couple of games called Ninja Gaiden that aren’t as good as the Ninja Gaiden we remember. We play a round of Burger King Star Wars Piece of Paper Size Guessing while someone in our government is playing around on […]

Episode 416 – 2017 Wasn’t All Bad

This week the No Swear Gamer joins us to look back on all the retro-gaming-related ups and downs of 2017. The mysterious Ataribox has hit a minor setback before it could even start crowd-funding, and we debate whether old CRT TV’s are valuable or should be dumped in a lake. We’re dealing with Twitter contrarians, […]

2017 Retrogaming Awards

It’s time to pick the best, and most controversial, retrogaming news of 2017. Voting ends on December 31st – check out our first episode of 2018 to hear all the winners.

Episode 415 – Mega Men and Cyborg Ladies

This week a longstanding record in GoldenEye007 has been beaten and an eBay seller with no history wants you to watch out for fake E.T. carts. We’re getting hyped for a movie adaptation of a classic Japanese comic/cartoon, and there might be some new Mega Man games to get excited about in the near future. […]

Episode 414 – GameStop? More Like GameScalp! Am I Right?

This week the Retro League fails the Turing test, and if you want to spend half a million dollars on a SNES Classic Mini then eBay is ready to make you a deal. Without planning, we picked a couple of Atari 2600 games to talk about. We look back on a classic stealth game and […]

Episode 413 – Despite All My Rage

This week we tackle rumors of an upcoming Mario Bros motion picture and we discuss some misguided ideas on how to deal with the menace of loot boxes in video games. Coleco may have new tabletop games for sale soon, or they may just be trying to program a blog. Our listeners recall angrily giving […]

Episode 412 – Imagic: the Gathering

This week week we remember the resonance cascade scenario that happened at the Black Mesa Research Facility despite efforts to cover it up. We are mildly confused about Karnov’s Revenge and Salamander but we do know that there is lots of fun to be had for charity over at DesertBus.org. We’re trying not to judge […]

Episode 411 – Laser Lords of Metal

This week Ferg of the Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast joins us to discuss the various Atari Flashback systems you might pick up next week if you wade into the mosh pits and play a game of Sir, You Are Being Trampled. We decide that Kaboom! is a game for the young, and rate […]

Episode 410 – PS1 Greatest Hits

This week starts off with an impromptu guessing game of the PS1’s best-selling games. We find more reasons to mention Final Fantasy 7, and scour eBay for some of the lamest Crash Bandicoot merchandise. We talk about a couple of neo-retro games for smartphones & tablets and a comic book featuring Mario fighting his famous […]

Episode 409 – The Only Winning Move is Not to Spam

This week we celebrate a classic N64 wrestling game and despair at how cheap the new Street Fighter AI is. Speedrunners are blasting through classic RPG’s on twitch and we’ve got more tips for an obscure Neo Geo Pocket Color game from last week. There was a good joke about a Sega Saturn equivalent to […]

Episode 408 – Combo Talk

Everybody’s a console maker these days. This week we’re continuing to weigh the good and bad of the Sega Genesis Flashback HD and we count the number of Frogger games. We picked one game of the week that’s very hard and one game of the week that’s pretty easy. We’re saying goodbye to youtubers and […]

Episode 407 – New Retro Consoles of Questionable Quality

If Super Mario World is round, where is the curve? What collections have the arcade version of Karate Champ? Is it okay to print out your own Magic: the Gathering cards? What spooky games are so silly that you can’t keep a straight face? These are questions raised in this week’s episode of the Retro […]

Episode 406 – Confused About Wario’s Woodlands

This week our listeners have picked a champion out of the games that were released a quarter-century ago, and we’re buying PC games from a creepy estate sale. If you’re interested in making RPG’s on a PC you’re in luck, but more lucky if you use Windows. We wonder which sports qualify as extreme sports […]

Episode 405 – Atari Box Hype

  This week we find out that the original Virtual Console’s days are numbered. We recall some of the worst movies from MST3k and some of the best music on the SNES. The Atari name-holder has released some info about its new console and we discuss if it will be worth the price. This will […]

1992 Tournament Finals

We started with 64 games and are down to the final two – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past vs Wolfenstein 3D. For the first time we’re also having a 3rd place consolation match between the other two semi-finalists. Voting will be open until October 8th. The winner will be announced on […]

Episode 404 – Trader Joe Montana’s Super-Cute SeediVania 64 Online

Would you rather buy Final Fantasy Nine or Final Fantasy wine? Well, this week you can have both! We can’t draw, but we know the difference between decent art and bad art. There’s a crowdfunding project for a CD-based emulator box and the Super Mario 64 Online project has been stomped like a Goomba under […]

1992 Tournament Semifinals

We’re down to the final four games in our 1992 tournament. Voting is open between now and September 30th. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18u40sdKru-FfzZkGHOxe-9jX8PX6lsYOMLigzi1my-E/edit?usp=sharing Check back on October 1st to vote in the finals.

Episode 403 – Parents Retro Video Game Resource

This week we recall a time when a group of concerned citizens tried to stop kids from listening to heavy metal and other “filthy” music. Our quarter-century tournament has had an epic battle and now one of the most successful and memorable games of 1992 has been knocked out of the running for good. We […]

1992 Tournament – Quarterfinals

We’re down to the final eight games in our 1992 tournament. Voting is open between now and September 23rd. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18u40sdKru-FfzZkGHOxe-9jX8PX6lsYOMLigzi1my-E/edit?usp=sharing Check back on September 24th to vote in the semifinals.

Episode 402 – One-Winged Cardassian

This week we look back on one of the most iconic game consoles of the 70’s and 80’s and we’ve run into our closest tie yet in deciding the greatest arcade game from 25 years ago. We compare FF7 and DS9 to ancient universal stories but we are saddened by the destruction of some classic […]

1992 Tournament – Bracket Championships

It’s time to pick the champion of each bracket. Your vote will help decide what the best game on each system in 1992 was. Voting is open between now and September 16th. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18u40sdKru-FfzZkGHOxe-9jX8PX6lsYOMLigzi1my-E/edit?usp=sharing Check back on September 17th to vote in the quarterfinal round of the tournament.