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 23rd, 2022    

Episode 168:Tomba! 2 The Evil Swine Return (PlayStation)

As requested by patron "Toy", we're looking at the sequel to Tomba!, the Playstation platformer we covered way back in 2016.  Tomba! 2 : The Evil Swine Return was a second chance for Tomba to become a household name, but as we are all aware that didn't quite happen.  Still -- how does this game hold up now? Listen to see what we think.

We also take on a batch of listener mail about discontinued food items, achievements of the personal kind, game rumors, and more!

Want to skip right to throwing pigs in bags?  Jump to the 7:40 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 24th, 2022    

Episode 167: Popful Mail - Magical Fantasy Adventure (Sega CD)

We're back from our unintentional summer vacation to cover a patron request -- Popful Mail: Magical Fantasy Adventure for the Sega CD! This action adventure from Falcom was released in the US by Working Designs, and many consider it to be a "must play" title for the add-on.  But how does it hold up today?

Also discussed - a ton of things, in a very aggressive reader mail segment.

Want to skip right to the game?  Start at the 9:45 mark!

As mentioned in the reader mail, here's the Ninja Baseball Spirits link : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bust/ninja-baseball-spirits-1/posts

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 28th, 2022    

Episode 166 : Oops! All Mail (Summer 2022 Edition)

We've gotten a lot of mail from our listeners, and we are way behind.  So -- we're dedicating this episode to clear some of this out to make room for more current emails! Don't worry-- we won't do these very often, but if you keep writing, we're gonna answer you anyway we can!

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 15th, 2022    

Episode 165 : Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu (TurboGrafx-16)

This time we return to Jeremy P's beloved TurboGrafx-16, for a martial arts action game, Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu! This was a port of an NES game that Jeremy G reviewed over on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z2So-cRQOA) but this is an upgrade in many ways-- but is it worth checking out now?  We took on the sorcerer to let you know!

Also discussed, what happened to "What We've Been Playing", most regrettable purchase, and we give you some interesting food combos.

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 29th, 2022    

Episode 164: Super Mario 64 (N64) [take 2!]

(Let's try this again, with all the audio this time...)

It took a Patron request, but we're covering one of the essential games for the Nintendo 64 library, the first 3D Mario game, Super Mario 64!  One of us hadn't played it before -- so how do they think it holds up?  Listen to find out.

Joining us this week is Celeste (of https://www.anotherzeldapodcast.com/ and a host of 1v1 on the Boss Rush Network), to help us find all 120 stars.

Also discussed, the first games we remember playing, Pokemon smashing, travel eating advice, and more!

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 6th, 2022    

Episode 163 : Rings of Power (Genesis)

This time we're taking on a Patron request!  Brandon has tasked us to save the world by collecting 11 rings, and making some friends along the way as we attempt to play Rings of Power! This Genesis-exclusive RPG was one we had never heard of, so grab your merry band of heroes and join us on our quest!

We also have a special guest -- K (owner of Prime Arcade Sales and Repair -- https://www.tiktok.com/@prime_arcade) joined us to talk about this game, repairing older arcade games, and his time working at Chuck E. Cheese!

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.

May 19th, 2022    

Episode 162 : Pocky and Rocky 2 (SNES)

In preparation for the upcoming remaster of the series, we're looking at Pocky and Rocky 2 for the Super Nintendo! This top-down action shooter let's you play with several different partners, or one of your friends, to blast your way through 9 stages of card-throwing, partner-tossing action! And we didn't want to talk about it alone, so we've asked Celeste (https://www.anotherzeldapodcast.com/ and a host of 1v1 on the Boss Rush Network -- where she previously interviewed us a while back : https://bossrush.net/2021/02/17/1v1-the-retrovaniacs/ ) to join us this week to give us her perspective!

Also discussed - Jeremy P has a new bad hobby, we have a conversation about TV "Very Special Episodes" that gets pretty dark, and we answer a Canadian's questions about guns.

Want to jump right into the game? Start at the 7:00 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.

May 6th, 2022    

Episode 161 : Incredible Crisis (Playstation)

This time we're taking a look at a read oddball game, Incredible Crisis for the Sony Playstation.  Maybe one of the weirdest all-around games of the generation, you take control of the members of the Tanamatsuri family as they try and get home for a nice dinner with Grandma.  Really!  Is this dressed up collection of mini-games worth a try?  Spoilers : mostly yes.

Also discussed : Demakes, Xenogears, and a new question about chili that has us questioning our very existence.

Want to jump right into the game? Start at the 8:50 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.

April 21st, 2022    

Episode 160 : Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast)

In honor of the new Sonic movie sequel that is out now, we're looking back at another Sonic sequel, this time the 2001 Dreamcast outing Sonic Adventure 2!  Ditching the open world sections of the previous game, this is a more streamlined experience, but one where you only play Sonic maybe 1/6th of the time.  An interesting decision, but was it a good one?

Also discussed, the new Borderlands, gaming regrets, and we build our own mall!

Want to get right to the game?  Gotta go fast to that 6:30 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.

March 31st, 2022    

Episode 159: 4 More Atari 2600 games — Activision Edition!

Last year we did a show about 4 classic (?) Atari 2600 games and we had a lot of fun, so this year we're doing it again.  This time it's only carts by Activision : River Raid, Frostbite, Seaquest, and Pressure Cooker! We talk the mechanics, scoring, and patches that everyone has been asking for.  Or at least Jeremy P has.

We also answer some listener mail about food, video games, and regrettably... pee.

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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