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Episode 432 – Tear It All Down

A lot of fun was had at the Midwest Gaming Classic convention this week, but Billy Mitchell is facing some serious heat. The Rampage movie is out and we’ve got reviews of the film and of a couple versions of the game. We are pleasantly surprised to find out about the HD remake of a […]

Episode 431 – Student Lounge Arcade

This week the government is selling some beat up arcade games and we’re prank calling tech support. We wonder if the fans of Chrono Trigger care more about it than SquareEnix does. We celebrate the founding of Dragon Quest’s developers and we’ve got a pair of classic arcade shooters in this episode of the Retro […]

Episode 430 – Lost Mail Auctions

This week we find out where lost mail goes and we look back on the last 16-bit Final Fantasy. There’s a little bit of news about the AtariBox but a friend of the show helps us not get too exited or angry about it. We’ve got some bad translations, some wrestling, and a mobile port […]

Announcing the Super Video Arcade

We are joining the lucrative world of console crowdfunding with our reboot of the Super Video Arcade! Download this episode to hear all the details about what the system can play, what hardware will be under the hood, and of course which color variants will be available. Here are some more previews of the Super […]

Episode 429 – Delicious Yoshi Bears: Nintendo Approved!

This week we decide which Quintet SNES game we want to play next and discuss the canon of a hypothetical Street Fighter 2 RPG. While we try to avoid gossip and controversial topics, we do have to relay some reports of bad behavior regarding an individual we’ve interviewed before. We’ve also got some shady projects […]

Episode 428 – I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

This week light defines form and shapes our understanding of space. We also hit the road while trying to avoid cholera, starvation or drowning in a river. Our listeners have shared so many memories of Toys ‘R’ Us that we had to make a special segment of it, and people are making some outrageous demands […]

Episode 427 – Fighting With Bad Controllers

This week we’re taking a deep dive into the Real Bout Fatal Fury games and looking forward to playing Oregon Trail on a handheld stand-alone game. Toys R Us is about to close its doors for the final time, and someone wants to solve the problem that is a lack of IMDB-type sites for video […]

Episode 426 – Chrono Trouble

This week we’re moving out of our parent’s house at age 17 to play some N64 shooters. SquareEnix has disappointed fans again with another port of a SNES RPG, and someone found a way to make Q*Bert freak out. We wish the PS2 a happy birthday, and warn against contacting ET’s. We’ve got burning hot […]

Episode 425 – Pokémacarena

This week we are pretty much ready to call the GameCube a retro system, and we’re looking forward to some live movie heckling. There’s a couple legal struggles regarding retro games, and some game soundtracks getting official releases. We’ve got Simpsons memes and snowboarding in this episode of the Retro League. This Week in Gaming […]

Episode 424 – Hardcore Game Art Collector

This week Nintendo is trying to use old games to entice us to buy their newest systems. We won’t be tempted because we’re following the twisted road of Tetris publishing rights. Sega has the answer for your power adapter needs, while the Atari name-owners continue their desperate grab for cash. We may be seeing the […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]