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 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.

 

 

September 20th, 2020    

Episode 124 : The Adventures of Willy Beamish (Sega CD)

We're taking on another patron request, this one a Sega CD graphic adventure game- The Adventures of Willy Beamish! Join us as we help Willy scratch his Nintari itch and save the town from the evils of Tootsweet, or at least we tried to.

Also included, we talk a little about FFXIV again, take some complaints regarding our inability to pronounce words, and we introduce a character to the Retrovaniacs universe who probably isn't going away anytime soon.

Want to get sent right to detention?  Skip the first 10 minutes!

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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 31st, 2020    

Episode 123 : Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 (Playstation)

In honor of the upcoming remake, we're taking a look at the original Tony Hawk Pro Skater and the first sequel, both on the Sony Playstation!  Does this game still SHRED, will we get this episode pulled for copyright concens, and does Jeremy P know anything at all about skateboarding (nope)? We played them both to let you know!

Also discussed, Jeremy G pisses off some bards, Billy talks about his time off the show (and his appearance on BossRushGames), and we answer several questions we received about our last episode on Tomb Raider.

Want to skip right to the show?  Ollie over to that 13:00 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.

August 18th, 2020    

Episode 122 : Tomb Raider (Playstation)

We've been busy exploring ancient ruins and caves to bring you our newest show all about the original Tomb Raider for the Sony Playstation.  Everyone knows Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider series, as there are still new games in the series being made today -- but does her original adventure still hold up?  We dug out this relic to find out!

Also discussed, Fall Guys, gaming Rites of Passage from our youth, and of course-- fishing.

Want to skip right to raiding tombs?  Start at the 9:30 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.

July 28th, 2020    

Episode 121 : Gemfire (SNES)

It's another Patron-requested game- we're taking a look at the SNES version of Gemfire (which was also released on the NES, Genesis, and PC).  This Koei strategy game came with a 50+ page manual, and doesn't explain itself very well in-game, but once we took the time to figure it out, did we decide it was a strategy classic?  Listen to see what we thought.

 

Also discussed, dream fighting games, pizza, wrestling games, and more!

 

Want to skip right to the battle?  Start at the 12:00 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.

July 8th, 2020    

Episode 120 : G.I.Joe The Atlantis Factor (NES)

We take on another Patreon requested game, the second G.I. Joe game on the NES, The Atlantis Factor by Capcom!  Capcom made some solid licensed games in the NES era (Disney aftenoon, anyone?), but did they do well with G.I. Joe or is this another garbage use of what could be a good license?

Also discussed, vacation gaming memories, a frosty debate, and a question about the best little handheld that didn't - the Vita.

Want to get right to your mission? Jump in the Tomahawk and get dropped off at the 9:50 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.

June 24th, 2020    

Episode 119 : Actraiser (SNES)

This episode we take a look at an early SNES blend of action and strategy - Actraiser! Is this a game that successfully blends two gameplay styles into something great, or is this another example of two great tastes that should be eaten separately?

Also discussed: what arcade games we would buy if we could only buy one, licensed titles that missed the mark, and we got more food questions, so we get a little greasy for you yet again.

Want to warp right to the game?  Fly your Sky Castle to the 11:00 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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