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.

February 28th, 2021    

Episode 134 :Blood Omen Legacy of Kain (Playstation)

As February nears an end, we have another Patron recommendation - Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain for the Playstation! The first game in a series that seems to have been put on the backburner, this game introduced us to the world of Nosgoth, and the origin of the vampire Kain.  How does this 2d action adventure game hold up today?  Listen for our thoughts.

Also discussed, the new iteration of Ghosts 'N Goblins, Triangle Strategy (or whatever it's called) and a few items mentioned on the most recent Nintendo Direct.  And of course, more listener mail.

Want to skip right to the VAE VICTIS?!  Jump to the 8 minute 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.

February 11th, 2021    

Episode 133 : Battle of Olympus (NES)

February is full of picks sent to us by our Patrons -- all picks have come from The List which is exclusive to our Patreon page, and the one we're kicking off with was requested by "2600", and we are strapping on our favorite sandals and taking a look at Battle of Olympus for the NES!

Also discussed, some of the recent Apple Arcade offerings, first stage soundtracks, and the embarrassment of public flatulence, along with some other listener questions.

Want to get right to the game?  Start at the 11:30 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.

January 26th, 2021    

Episode 132 : Lemmings (SNES)

We don't cover computer games on Retrovaniacs, however we do cover computer ports.  So, we used the SNES port of Lemmings to discuss the series as a whole, and focus on why this game may or may not work on a console.

Also discussed- the shortest what we've been playing in about 5 years, cartoons and toys we liked as kids, Metroidvania suggestions, and a question about Great Tiger?

Want to skip right to commanding your lemmings to walk into lava?  Start at the 5:45 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.

January 12th, 2021    

Episode 131 : Spyro (Playstation)

For our first show of 2021, we take a look at the first game in the Spyro series. This colorful Playstation platformer looks a lot like it's made for kids, but is there enough here to keep anyone's interest?

We also kick of the new year answering some questions about our hopes and dreams for 2021, licensed games, and creating a game based on our own lives.

Want to get right to saving dragons and collecting gems?  Start at 16:20!

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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.

December 23rd, 2020    

Episode 130 : Snatcher (Sega CD)

For our last regular episode of 2020, we take a look at an early Hideo Kojima game that most of us in the US have no way to play - Snatcher, which was only released outside of Japan on the Sega CD format.  Kojima's post-Metal Gear game is not an action stealth game like his most famous series, but instead is a sci-fi story driven interactive storybook that would appeal to fans of Blade Runner.   And as a bonus, it occurs around Christmas!

We also talk about our favorite and least favorite games of 2020, and take some listener questions on classic Retrovaniacs topics : Stardew Valley, fast food breakfasts, and games we may have forgotten.

Thank you for all your support over 2020, and we will see you in 2021!

Want to get right to the game?  Skip to 14:15!

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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.

 

December 8th, 2020    

Episode 129 : Clash at Demonhead (NES)

This episode we take on an NES game that has a rabid fanbase, and none of us had played it before to see why.  Recommended by Patron "John B", Clash at Demonhead is what we played, and we'll tell you all about it.

We also take on a batch of listener questions about our recent Mega Man 5 show, fighting games, newer retro-style games, and if there were any major series we hadn't tried.

Want to skip right to the game?  Start at the 10:00 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.

November 12th, 2020    

Episode 128 : Mega Man 5 (NES)

It's a crossover episode with the 20XX podcast!  We're taking a look at a late-NES era game in the Mega Man series, Mega Man 5!  At this point, we had 4 other Mega Man games on the NES and we were all well into the 16-bit consoles, so many of us had probably overlooked this game in Mega Man's library.

We are joined with an interview with Kyle Von Kubik (aka ObeyKube) about the 20XX podcast which played through all the numbered Mega Man games over the last year, and the Kickstarter art project he has out currently featuring robot masters from all the Mega Man games.   He's involved with a new project involving Sonic and Saturday morning cartoons, so we talk about those too!

And as always, we answer your questions about video game food, mascots, and tabletop gaming!

Want to skip right to the interview?  Start at 11:35! 

To find out more about 20XX, and the other projects discussed with ObeyKube, check out http://www.twentydoublex.com, http://oneradtee.com, and http://www.oneradpodcast.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.

 

October 31st, 2020    

Episode 127 : Silent Hill 2 (Playstation 2)

We took this Halloween as a good reason to return to the cursed hamlet of Silent Hill, as we joined James Sunderland as he makes his way to find his dead wife in Silent Hill 2.   We loved the first game last Halloween - is this a worthy sequel?

We also answer the spookiest listener questions about The Amico, import game collecting, and Super Mario 35!

Want to get right into Silent Hill 2?  Start at the 8:00 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.

October 14th, 2020    

Episode 126 : Clock Tower (Playstation)

For our first episode this Halloween in 2020, we are taking on a Patron request to cover the Playstation horror game Clock Tower.  While this is not the first game in the series, it's the first that was released outside Japan, and for most of us was our introduction to the series.  Will we figure out who Scissorman is, and how to stop him?  Also, should you bother doing so as well?  Listen to find out!

We also take on a monster-sized chunk of listener mail all about arcade hustling, games we can't help but play repeatedly, everyone's favorite grandpa, and we try and figure out what "an adventure game" even means anymore.

Want to jump right into a lengthy intro you can't skip?  Start at the 10:00 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.

September 30th, 2020    

Episode 125 : Beavis and Butt-head (Genesis)

It's another Patron requested episode, and we've been asked to cover the 1994 Genesis half-puzzle, half-platformer Beavis and Butt-head for the Sega Genesis.  Does one of the only games starring GWAR rule, or suck?  We played it and let you know our thoughts.

Also covered, games we think are overrated or often overlooked, general adventure game trends, and we unsurprisingly got a few questions sent our way about "Semen Grandpa" from last episode.  It gets worse.

Want to get right to losing your GWAR tickets?  Start at the 10:00 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.

 

 

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