Retro Game Guys (A Retro Gaming Podcast)
Quick Play: Starmaster

Quick Play: Starmaster

April 7, 2021

In this Quick Play episode, the Guys play the Atari 2600 hidden gem Starmaster! Learn more about the innovative way this game used a forgotten feature of the 2600 and hear what the Guys think of this early space combat game.

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S3 Ep6: StarTropics (or Captain Bell’s Organ)

S3 Ep6: StarTropics (or Captain Bell’s Organ)

March 28, 2021

In this episode, the Guys play the action-adventure title StarTropics (NES, 1990). Learn about the history of the game, hear about StarTropics' connection to Japanese folklore, and listen in as we breakdown the quirkiness of the game… and the control scheme!

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Quick Play: Keystone Kapers

Quick Play: Keystone Kapers

March 10, 2021

In this Quick Play episode, the Guys play the Atari 2600 classic Keystone Kapers! Learn more about this gem of a game and what the programmer is doing nowadays with someone the Guys have talked to before.

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S3 Ep5: Aladdin (or Is It Ketchup or Blood?)

S3 Ep5: Aladdin (or Is It Ketchup or Blood?)

February 25, 2021

In this episode, the guys play the classic Disney platformer Aladdin (Genesis/SNES, 1993). Learn about the groundbreaking work that went into this best-selling game, find out why the two versions are so different, and listen as host Dustin almost has his Ron Burgundy moment!
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Quick Play: Isometric Arcade Classics

Quick Play: Isometric Arcade Classics

February 10, 2021

In this Quick Play episode, the Guys discuss arcade classic isometric games Zaxxon, Crystal Castles, and Marble Madness! Learn more about this unique layout scheme, and one game's connection to RoadBlasters and 720!

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S3 Ep4: Q*bert (or Slick Pickle)

S3 Ep4: Q*bert (or Slick Pickle)

January 31, 2021

In this episode, the guys play the classic arcade title Q*bert (1982). Hear snippets from our interview with the game's creator Warren Davis, as he lets us in on how Q*bert got his name, his favorite port of the game, and the lead artist's biggest pet peeve!

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New Year’s Eve 2020 Special

New Year’s Eve 2020 Special

December 31, 2020

In this episode, the Retro Game Guys look back on our most memorable podcast moments of 2020, give thanks to our community, & chat with a secret guest. Two of the Guys also try and convince Alex that Wizards & Warriors is a great game.

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Interview with Warren Davis, Creator of Q*bert

Interview with Warren Davis, Creator of Q*bert

December 21, 2020

Retro Game Guys Podcast is proud to welcome Warren Davis. Warren has a long list of accomplishments in the video game industry, including programming the classic arcade hit Q*bert. Released in 1982, Q*bert has since become one of the most popular arcade games of all time, and a beloved pop culture character.

Following Q*bert, Warren developed the Laserdisc game Us Vs. Them. He also broke new ground in game design by developing digitization technology that was used to create the iconic visuals in Mortal Kombat, Terminator 2 the Arcade Game, Revolution X starring Aerosmith, and Narc.

In 2018, Warren was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame alongside a couple of other legends that we have had the pleasure of interviewing: Howard Phillips and David Crane. 

Warren has a book titled “You Can’t Call It @!#?@! - Stories from a life making video games.” (The "@!#?@!" is the cartoon balloon that pops up when Q*bert loses a life in the game.)

We talked to Warren about a range of topics including his time at Gottlieb and Williams, the shortcomings of Laserdisc games, his favorite ports of Q*bert, and what he's up to now. Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenDavis29. 

Hope you enjoy the interview.

 

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S3 Ep3: Kung Fu (or Beat Fred Savage)

S3 Ep3: Kung Fu (or Beat Fred Savage)

December 16, 2020

In this episode, the guys play the classic beat ‘em up title Kung Fu (NES, 1985). Learn about the history of this black box game, find out how to play as Sylvia, and listen in as we reveal some big scores and crazy strategies in our most epic Beat Retro Game Guys competition to date!

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Quick Play: Missile Command

Quick Play: Missile Command

December 2, 2020

In this Quick Play episode, the Guys play the arcade and Atari 2600 classic Missile Command! Learn more about the programmer's nightmares and hear what the Guys think of the modern update.

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