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.

Episode 401 – Thunderpower: 1992

  This week we’re being punk’ed by a dungeon fairy, but we know this one weird trick that cure potion makers don’t want you to know. We don’t understand the newer Metal Gear games, but we’ve heard they are pretty weird. We’re excited to play beach frisbee on Neo Geo, but are not interested in […]

1992 Tournament Round 2

Welcome to the second round of our 1992 25th anniversary tournament! We’re down to 32 contenders for the title of “best game of 1992”. Voting is open between now and September 9th. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18u40sdKru-FfzZkGHOxe-9jX8PX6lsYOMLigzi1my-E/edit?usp=sharing Check back on September 10th to vote in the bracket championship round of the tournament.

Episode 400-2 – Ask us anything (within reason)

This week we’re thrilled to be joined by two of the original podcast hosts for another round of “ask us anything (within reason)”. We discuss the early days of the show, our game collection, how the retrogaming scene has changed over the years and much more. Download this episode

1992 Tournament Round 1

Welcome to the first round of our 1992 25th anniversary tournament! We have 64 contenders for the title of “best game of 1992” as chosen by our forum members. Voting is open to everyone between now and September 2nd. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18u40sdKru-FfzZkGHOxe-9jX8PX6lsYOMLigzi1my-E/edit?usp=sharing Check back on September 3rd to vote in […]

Episode 400 – Control Configuration

This week our Mega Man books are watered-down with bad action movie one-liners. After we critique a low-budget Doctor Who TV special we find out the the Atari name-holders have given in to copyright trolling, completing their journey to the dark side. We separately picked out two JRPG sequels that combine fantasy with sci-fi and […]

Episode 399 – 10 PRINT “BOOGER”

This week on the Retro League celebrates a classic NES action adventure title as well as some completely new NES games. Night Trap has been re-released, but not on a Nintendo console. Nintendo is making up for this by giving a Mario Kart tournament the same name as a classic game tournament from the NES […]

Episode 398 – Phoned In

This week we pretend to be Agent 007 and get spooked by supernatural books. Our retro junk box has almost finished it’s tour but another long-term project is about to start and you can participate on our forums. Unlike some companies, Hyperkin is actually preparing to release a new product that will let you play […]

Episode 397 – A Charming, Colorful World of Nightmares

This week we remember some of the ubiquitous order-by-phone commercials from the 80’s & 90’s. We’ve seen the highest price ever asked for a Super Mario Bros. cart, and found out that Tecmo has the same birthday as the Game Boy. People are intentionally making their websites look like they came from the dawn of […]

Bonus Round: Mortal Kombat

Due to a scheduling conflict we will not be running a regular episode this week – so instead please enjoy this bonus episode where we discuss the original Mortal Kombat games.   Download this episode

Episode 396 – Too Different or Too Similar

How many obscure systems was Final Fantasy 4 ported to? When is collision detection unneeded in Sega games? Why should anyone buy an Ataribox? Some of these questions will be answered in this podcast, but many mysteries will remain. We’ve got breaking news, game-related odors and atari-branded products that we actually would like to buy. […]

Episode 395 – Maybe Not the Worst Version, But Close

This week The Retro League fights for the user. We might not be autograph worthy, but we are delving pretty deeply back into the plausibility of a Dragster high score. We watched a human go head to head with a computer in Super Mario Bros, and we have two inferior ports of classic 90’s shooter […]

Episode 394 – Analog Recorded For Authentic Sound

This week we celebrate the birthday of Lord British by talking a bit about the Elder Scrolls games. We’ve seen some of the dirtiest NES carts cleaned and repaired and we question the value of empty boxes. We’ve got more tips for Sega Genesis sprite programming and a Blockbuster video store that managed to stay […]

Episode 393 – Not Getting Our Hopes Up

This week we are forced to re-live one of the biggest disappointments of the last year, but Nintendo’s announcement is far from the only retro console designed for modern TV’s which we talk about this week. To distract us we’ve got an impressive new Colecovision game and a new album of Sonic remixes. Someone calculated […]

Episode 392 – Sneaker Authentication

This week we debate whether it’s 1983 all over again with a flood of new retrogaming consoles being announced. One of them is a mysterious bit of hardware by Atari the holdings company that owns the rights to the Atari trademarks. Is this the return of an icon or a future vaporware joke? This Week […]

Episode 391 – Professional Boat-sinker

  This week we set aside our normal format and talk with Chewie from The Mana Pool about life in the year 1997 and especially the movies if that year. We discuss who was the best actor to play James Bond, what percentage of the Titanic’s lengthy runtime was actually devoted to the disaster and […]

2016 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 completely forget to talk about something. Whatever the case, here are all the 2016 stories we saved but didn’t cover on the show: Teenage Mutant […]

2016 Retrogaming Awards

As we bid farewell to 2016 let’s look back at the biggest, and most controversial, news in the retrogaming community over the past year. Between now and January 2nd voting is open in our annual awards. The results will be announced in our first episode of 2017.

1991 Tournament Finals

Our 1991 tournament started with 64 classic games and we’ve made our way to the final two. Deep down we all knew it would come down to these. Street Fighter II launched the 1:1 fighting arcade craze while Super Mario World launched Nintendo’s 16-bit console. Your vote will help determine which of these will be […]

1991 Tournament – Semifinals

It’s time for the semifinal round of our 25th anniversary tournament. Voting is open to everyone between now and October 1st. The full tournament brackets are here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G190LzI8TAMVGAtZdq59IoFDZUsjSigONJ4_s-Ijdfk/edit?usp=sharing Check back on October 2nd to vote in the final round of the tournament. Cast your vote

1991 Tournament – Quarterfinals

It’s time for the bracket championship round of our 1991 25th anniversary tournament. Voting is open to everyone between now and September 24th. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G190LzI8TAMVGAtZdq59IoFDZUsjSigONJ4_s-Ijdfk/edit?usp=sharing Check back on September 25th to vote in the semifinal round of the tournament. Cast your vote

1991 Tournament – Round 3 – Bracket Championships

It’s time for the bracket championship round of our 1991 25th anniversary tournament. Voting is open to everyone between now and September 18th. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G190LzI8TAMVGAtZdq59IoFDZUsjSigONJ4_s-Ijdfk/edit?usp=sharing Check back on September 19th to vote in the quarterfinal round of the tournament.

1991 Tournament – Round 2

It’s time for the second round of our 1991 25th anniversary tournament. Voting is open to everyone between now and September 11th. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G190LzI8TAMVGAtZdq59IoFDZUsjSigONJ4_s-Ijdfk/edit?usp=sharing Check back on September 12th to vote in the bracket championship round of the tournament.

1991 Tournament – Round 1

Welcome to the first round of our 1991 25th anniversary tournament! We have 64 contenders for the title of “best game of 1991” as chosen by our forum members. Voting is open to everyone between now and September 4th. The full tournament brackets are available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G190LzI8TAMVGAtZdq59IoFDZUsjSigONJ4_s-Ijdfk/edit?usp=sharing Check back on September 5th to vote in […]