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.

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.

March 20th, 2022    

Episode 158 : Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time (PS2/Xbox/Gamecube)

As requested by our Patron, Ben, we're taking a look at the first Ubisoft Prince of Persia Title, 2003's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time!  We remember this game fondly as a best-selling rebirth of the Prince of Persia franchise, but does it hold up today?  We played it again to find out!

Also discussed, the upcoming TMNT collection, and if we think it's worth getting excited over (we do), and we answer another selection of listener mail.

Want to get right to the action?  Start at the 9:45 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.

February 22nd, 2022    

Episode 157 : Xexyz (NES)

This time we're taking on a Patron requested game for the NES, Xexyz.  This game blends action-platforming and shooting stages to tell the tale of Apollo and his quest to save the Queens of Xexyz from the evil Goruza empire. None of us had played this before, so we did and give you our opinion! 

Also discussed-- one of us is publically admitting his backlog failures, and the recent Street Fighter announcements.  And of course -- mail!

Find Jack who requested this game as a contributor at http://bossrush.net

Want to skip right over to the episode?  Start at 9:30!

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.

February 17th, 2022    

Episode 156 : Motor Toon Grand Prix (Playstation)

Yo! Here's what's happening! The awesome Toons are waiting for you with a whole lot of fun and exciting surprises like secret characters.  It's all starting, so get it together... are you ready? GO!!!

We're taking a look at Motor Toon Grand Prix (released outside North America as Motor Toon Grand Prix 2), a possible answer to the success of the Mario Kart series for the Sony Playstation, but how does this Kart Racer hold up to the flagship Kart racer?  We let you know our thoughts!

Also discussed, the recent Nintendo Direct, and we answer a handful of listener questions to round out the episode.

Want to skip right over to the episode?  Start at 7:30!

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.

February 1st, 2022    

Episode 155 : Destiny of an Emporer (NES)

It's a day late, but let's all pretend this hit on 1/31/22!  We're taking a look at this early JRPG for the NES, Destiny of an Emporer, by Capcom!  This was a patron request, so we talk to them for their thoughts on why it was picked, and of course we answer a ton of listener mail - including one of the worst questions we've ever been sent.

The patron who sent us this request was Steve V, who you can see do some skydiving over on https://vimeo.com/stevevig

Want to skip right over to the episode?  Start at 6:00!

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.

January 13th, 2022    

Episode 154 : Deus Ex The Conspiracy (PS2)

It's the first episode of 2022, and it's a Patron-requested episode.  "Tom" has requested that we cover Deus Ex: The Conspiracy for the Playstation 2, because he really wanted us to do Deus Ex for PC and this is as close as we get!  Is it a solid port of a PC game, and is that game in general worth porting?  We played through it to give you our thoughts.

We kick things off with a look back at our gaming experiences of 2021, and of course answer some listener mail to round out the episode.

Want to skip right over to the episode?  Start at 10:30!

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.

December 30th, 2021    

Episode 153 : Home Alone (Multiplatform)

It's slightly late, but still out before the end of December -- it's our annual Christmas show!  This time, we couldn't hold off any longer.  After 7 years of Billy threatening to cover Home Alone, we're doing it.  We're talking the Home Alone video games for the NES, SNES, Game Boy, Genesis, Game Gear, Master System, and PC and even the Amiga!  Keep the change, ya filthy animals.

We also go through the remainder of our listener mail, to attempt to start 2022 with a clean slate. We cover it all, from retrogaming, to questions about relationships, to fast food choices, and we start a new terrible argument -- is gravy a sauce?

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

__________________________

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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