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 […]

1991 Tournament Brackets & Schedule

It’s almost time for our annual 25th anniversary tournament. This time we’ll be celebrating 1991, the year the Super Nintendo launched in the US and the 16-bit war as we knew it began. You can download a copy of the brackets here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G190LzI8TAMVGAtZdq59IoFDZUsjSigONJ4_s-Ijdfk/edit?usp=sharing You can even fill it out and send it in to us. […]

The Retro League takes over We Talk Games this week

This week we’re running the We Talk Games podcast and talking about a little arcade game called Knuckle Heads. Episode Download

The Retro League is now available on iHeartRadio

Our podcast can now be streamed on iHeartRadio. The iHeartRadio app is available for dozens of devices and is apparently included in several new cars as well. This gives our listeners one more way to hear the podcast wherever they are. Follow this link to subscribe to The Retro League on iHeartRadio or use the […]

Interview – The Arkade Kickstarter

In this interview we’re talking to Piko Interactive about their Kickstarter for The Arkade plug and play system. This project aims to bring the complete collection of Wisdom Tree games directly to your TV and just maybe even port Super Noah’s Ark 3D to the Sega Genesis. Back their Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1549719931/the-arkade-a-classic-christian-video-game-plug-and Download this episode

The Retro League is now available on Google Play

Our podcast can now be streamed on Google Play. This is a convenient option for users of Android, Chromebook, Chromecast, and other devices that support Google Play. Follow this link to subscribe to The Retro League on Google Play or use the link under the “Subscribe” section in our navigation bar.

Interview – 2016 Midwest Gaming Classic

The annual Midwest Gaming Gaming Classic is just a couple weeks away and we’re talking to the organizers about what will be at the show this year. For more info about the event or to pre-order tickets please visit MidwestGamingClassic.com Download this episode

Bonus Round – Polygonal Fighting Games with Chewie

Chewie from TheManaPool makes a special appearance to celebrate some great 3-d fighting games, but we only discover that we are huge nerds. Which is fine, since any joke we could have made Penny Arcade did already years ago. How far did young JungleRatRob go to make Nintendo-senpai notice him? Embarrassingly far. Chewie played Virtua […]

Bonus Round: Monday Night War

We’re running late with episode 324 so here’s something from our unreleased archives going back to our first year. Links Video Games of the Monday Night War   Download this episode

2015 Retrogaming Award Winners

Best Virtually Retro Release of 2015 Rare Replay (Xbox) 35% The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS) 27% Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4/Xbox/PC) 19% 3D Out Run (3DS) 16% 3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS) 3% Best Neo-Retro Release of 2015 Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii U, 3DS) 51% SteamWorld Heist (Nintendo eShop) 20% […]