Retrovaniacs

Three guys get together every couple weeks and discuss a “classic” game from the 32-bit era of consoles back to the dawn of the hobby. Tie-in podcast to Retrovania.net.

September 10th, 2021    

Episode 146 : Syphon Filter (Playstation)

After talking way too much about Psychonauts 2, we dove into Sony's Syphon Filter, a 3d action game that sold well enough to have 5 sequels, and is included on the Playstation mini -- but is this worthy of being called a classic, or is this one better left in 1999?

We also take some more listener mail all about cartridge systems in 2021, more flight sim music, and I'd bet a question somehow relating to food.

Don't want to hear about Psychonauts 2? I don't know why you would, but head on over to the 10:30 mark!

Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

August 27th, 2021    

Episode 145 : James Bond 007 (Game Boy)

This time we're taking a Patron request to cover the 1998 Nintendo Game Boy game, James Bond 007! After Goldeneye was a smash on the N64, this game came out the next year for Nintendo's handheld -- but was it a first person shooter, a stock platformer, or something else entirely?  We were pleasantly surprised with what we got here.

Also discussed, more Final Fantasy XIV, listener questions about our health habits, and even squeezed in some game talk in here someplace.

Want to get right to the action? Live dangerously and go over to the 9:15 mark!

Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

August 16th, 2021    

Episode 144 :Spider-Man and Venom Maximum Carnage (SNES)

This time we're taking another Patron request, and this time it's Planemech asking us to cover the Super Nintendo comic book brawler Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage!  Based on the comic book event of the same name, does this game hold up now, or like many super hero related games from the era does it just fall flat?  Listen to find out.

We also had a bunch more questions sent in from our listeners, and we answered them -- all your questions about arcade game preferences, bad memories that taint a gaming experience, what IS retro anyway, and more!

Want to get right to the action?  Websling over to the 7:50 mark!

Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

July 30th, 2021    

Episode 143 : Castlevania Aria of Sorrow (GBA)

This episode we're taking a Patron request from "Logan" who has asked us to cover Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, the third game in this series on the Game Boy Advance.   We've shown our love for the 16-bit Castlevania's and Symphony of the Night in the past, but is this a stumble for the series like some of the earlier handheld offerings?  We'll tell you what we thought.

We also haven't been a full trio for a while, so we've got over an hour of listener mail to tackle.  Let's see if we lost our minds (at least more than usual)

Want to jump right to the game? We skipped talking about our disasterous real lives and so we pretty much jump right into things this week.

Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

 

July 6th, 2021    

Episode 142 : Fantasy Zone (Master System)

This week Jeremy P and Billy revisit the Sega Master System for one of the early titles, a port of the Sega arcade game Fantasy Zone!  Is this brightly colored cute-em up still worth checking out today? We played through it and share our opinions!

Want to jump right to the game? Start at the 9:00 mark!

Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

June 21st, 2021    

Episode 141 : Batman (NES)

We take a look at the first Batman game for the NES, (loosely) based on the 1989 movie! Love that Joker -- but did we love this game? Listen and see!

Want to skip right to the Dark Knight?  Start at the 6:50 mark!

If you are interested in Read Only Magazine, check out the pre-order for issue 2 over at http://www.readonlymagazine.com

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

June 9th, 2021    

Episode 140 : Steel Empire (Genesis)

We revisit the shoot-em-up genre with a patron-requested episode all about Steel Empires for the Sega Genesis!  Is this just another bullet-hell shmup for die-hards, or is this a shoot-em-up that has a little more to offer for everyone? We let you know our thoughts.

Also discussed, Jeremy P gets into his most recent attempt at playing Metal Gear Solid 4, we talk about chicken sandwiches, difficulty settings in video games, and (of course), a Sax-o-beat.

Want to get right to the game? Then jump in your zeppelin and fly to the 13:15 mark!

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

May 20th, 2021    

Episode 139 : Crystalis (NES)

As requested by "Joe" on our Patreon, we're talking about SNK's action RPG, Crystalis, for the NES! This game combines RPG elements with a very Zelda-like gameplay, but does it work? And how well does it play now? We share our thoughts.

Also discussed, games within games, games that just don't work for us, and Jeremy P finally doesn't really talk about Monster Hunter Rise- at least not too much.

Want to get right to 2097? Then jump out of cryostasis at the 9:00 mark!

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

 

May 5th, 2021    

Episode 138: Seaman (Dreamcast)

This time we're taking a look at the virtual pet experience, Seaman for the Sega Dreamcast.  One of the few games that used the Dreamcast microphone, you would raise Seaman from an egg, teach him some words, and then he'd ask you about your poor life decisions.  Seaman is definitely a unique game, and we're here to talk about what exactly you do in it.

Want to jump right to the game?  Start at the 10:50 mark!

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

 

April 13th, 2021    

Episode 137 :Four Atari 2600 Games!

We say we cover games from the start of home consoles on, but we haven't really done anything pre-NES... until now!  We're taking a look at 4 games from the Atari VCS library to talk about why these games may or may not be worth trying-- and in some cases we finally figure out what they were trying to do for the first time since playing them as kids.

We also take a bunch of listener questions about emotional video game memories, Kart racers we wish were made, the upcoming Vita/PS3 shop removal, and... Dragula.

Want to grab your one-button joystick and get right to the games?  Start at the 9:40 mark!

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If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333

If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net

Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

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