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.

November 30th, 2021    

Episode 151 : Conker‘s Bad Fur Day (N64) / Conker Live and Reloaded (XBox)

Our apparent love affair with Rare continues, as we look at another one of their offerings, Conker's Bad Fur Day. Originally released on the Nintendo 64, it was re-released later with some multiplayer addons for the XBox. Why would you play another cartoony looking 3d platformer? Maybe because this one, despite its looks, is clearly not for kids. Is that a good thing? We played it again to see!

The onslaught of listener mail continues, and we try to put a dent in it as well with some questions about remakes, gaming related violence, and honk honk honk honk.

Want to get right to the game?  Conker doesn't waste time, the game talk is right there at the start.

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.

November 17th, 2021    

Episode 150: Goldeneye 007 (N64)

We've hit episode 150 and we couldn't have picked a better game ourselves than Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64- and we didn't have to, because this one was a patron request!  Does Goldeneye hold up, or is this another older 3d title that really isn't worth playing today?  Grab that awkward N64 controller, and join us to see what we thought.

We talk about our thoughts on the new Switch Expansion Pack and the additional N64 games that it provides for possibly a hefty fee, and we answer a ton of listener mail about retrogames, remasters of our own shows, and Jeremy P's good looks (and bad editing).

Want to get right to the game?  Bungee jump to about 11:30.

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.

October 29th, 2021    

Episode 149 : Silent Hill 3 (Playstation 2)

As #Retroween2021 comes to a close, we're revisiting the small forgotten vacation town of Silent Hill for the 3rd year in a row. This time, we follow Heather Mason and her trip to the town that she was born in, although she can't remember much of the specifics...  A direct sequel to the original Silent Hill, that also has a lot to do to match the marvel that was Silent Hill 2, how well does the third outing hold up today?  We'll let you know what we think.

Also, we covered another huge chunk of listener mail, covering among other things: lesser known retro games, sexy fish, and local restaurants of our youth. 

Want to get right to the game?  So did we-- just start listening!

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.

October 14th, 2021    

Episode 148 : Resident Evil Code Veronica (Dreamcast)

For our first episode of #Retroween2021, we're revisiting a series we haven't covered since 2017 -- we're looking at the Dreamcast entry in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Code Veronica!  This is one of the last games in the series to have the "Tank controls" that the original game did, and it was the first in the series on (what was at the time) a next generation console.  This one hasn't had a remake yet-- is it one that should?

We also answer a TON of listener mail, so stick around to see if we answered yours!

Want to get right to the game?  So did we-- just start listening!

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.

September 27th, 2021    

Episode 147 : Metroid Zero Mission (Game Boy Advance)

Metroid Dread is on it's way, but it's going to show up in October, and we'll be busy with our annual month of horror games.  However, we are very excited about Metroid Dread, and so we're taking a look at the 2004 remake of the original Metroid -- Metroid: Zero Mission for the Game Boy Advance.

We also talk about the most recent Nintendo Direct and answer some listener mail about getting burned out, tastes changing over the years, and some Final Fantasy.

Want to get right to Metroid: Zero Mission?  Jump to that 16 minute 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.

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.

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