Retro Game Guys (A Retro Gaming Podcast)
Quick Play: BurgerTime (NES)

Quick Play: BurgerTime (NES)

July 15, 2020

In this Quick Play episode, the guys play the wacky arcade classic BurgerTime on NES! And once again, Sega Master Tim joins the party! Thanks to @LJWhite28 for suggesting this game. 

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S2 Ep12: Alex Kidd in Miracle World (with Sega Master Tim)

S2 Ep12: Alex Kidd in Miracle World (with Sega Master Tim)

July 1, 2020

Have you ever played Rock, Paper, Scissors - to the DEATH? Well, in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, you will! In this episode, the guys are joined by a very special guest, and former Sega Game Counselor: Sega Master Tim. Tim shares his memories of working the Sega Hotline and taking endless calls from frustrated Alex Kidd players! 

Also in this episode: learn all about Sega's mascot before Sonic, how to beat the dreaded "Janken" matches, and we also talk to Alex Kidd superfan Ian Wall who programmed the excellent fan-made sequel Alex Kidd 2.  

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Quick Play: Asteroids (Atari 2600)

Quick Play: Asteroids (Atari 2600)

June 17, 2020

In this Quick Play episode, the guys talk about the groundbreaking arcade shooter Asteroids, which came out in 1981 on the Atari 2600. Asteroids was a beloved game in our collections as kids and as we discuss, remains very playable and fun to this day!

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S2 Ep11: Life Force (or One Mean Son of a Gun)

S2 Ep11: Life Force (or One Mean Son of a Gun)

June 3, 2020

In this episode, the guys play Konami's popular space shooter Life Force (NES, 1988). Listen to the the history of this spin-off of "Gradius", and learn how this game differs from many classic "shmups" of the era. This is the first episode where listeners will go head-to-head against the guys in a score competition. Will anyone #BeatRetroGameGuys? There is also talk about salamanders, Meg Ryan, Patrick Stewart, and "Ma and Pa Deltoid"! There's something for everyone in this episode! 

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Quick Play: Q&A with Retro Game Guys

Quick Play: Q&A with Retro Game Guys

May 20, 2020

In this Quick Play episode we wrap up our Q&A series and answer listener questions! You'll learn about our gaming habits during lockdown, what frustrating games we just can't stop playing, what our go-to games are, what our partners think of our passion for retrogaming, and more. Oh, and we talk about the 80's TV series Quantum Leap too. Because, why not?

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S2 Ep10: Super Monaco GP (or Madonna)

S2 Ep10: Super Monaco GP (or Madonna)

May 6, 2020

In this episode, the guys play the classic F1 racing game Super Monaco GP (Sega Genesis, 1990).  Listen as the guys talk about the amazing arcade versions (one threw you around in the seat!), discuss the over-the-top challenge of the Genesis version, and see if anyone can out-race Zack and end his score competition win streak! You'll also learn who the woman on the title screen is, and why there is no party like a "Zeroforce party"! 

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Quick Play: Q&A with JP, the Obsessive Collector

Quick Play: Q&A with JP, the Obsessive Collector

April 22, 2020

This Quick Play episode concludes our series of Q&A sessions with the individual Retro Game Guys. Next up is JP, the Obsessive Collector. You'll learn about his collecting habits that span more than video games, where the Retro Game Guys name came from, and what game is his only surviving cart from childhood. Follow JP on Twitter @JPkindatw33ts

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S2 Ep9: Wizards & Warriors (Our First Remote Episode)

S2 Ep9: Wizards & Warriors (Our First Remote Episode)

April 8, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and "Shelter in Place" order in California, the guys record a virtual episode for the first time. "The show must go on" as they say. This month's game is Wizards & Warriors, the fantasy/action platformer. Released in 1987, the game was one of the earlier 3rd party hits for the NES. Listen as the guys break down the history of W&W, highlight the differences between the US and Japanese versions, and debate if this game deserves it's place in history. No spoilers, but there are some surprises in this episode as well. A Retro Game Guys "first" even! 

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Quick Play: Q&A with Dustin, Your Host & Picky Gamer

Quick Play: Q&A with Dustin, Your Host & Picky Gamer

March 25, 2020

***NOTE: This episode was recorded in the studio before the Coronavirus "Shelter In Place" order in CA***

This Quick Play episode continues our series of Q&A sessions with the individual Retro Game Guys. Next up is Dustin, your host and "picky gamer." You'll learn how Dustin got into gaming, what game he has played non-stop for years, and whether or not he thinks he is better than the "infrequent gamer" Alex. Follow Dustin on Twitter @dustinrgg

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S2 Ep8: Donkey Kong Country (or Expose the Donkey!)

S2 Ep8: Donkey Kong Country (or Expose the Donkey!)

March 11, 2020

In this episode the guys play the game that helped Nintendo win the 16-bit war against Sega: Donkey Kong Country. Learn how the SNES was able to create the amazing graphics in the game, all about Nintendo's insane marketing campaign, and learn which of the Retro Game Guys went from avoiding the game to becoming a DKC fan! 

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