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Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news and interviews with industry veterans.

New episodes released every Friday!

The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast‪)‬ The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast)

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 369 Ratings

Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news and interviews with industry veterans.

New episodes released every Friday!

    Missile Command and Gravitar with Rich Adam - The Retro Hour EP339

    Missile Command and Gravitar with Rich Adam - The Retro Hour EP339

    We take a trip back to the heyday of Atari and chat to developer Rich Adam who worked on legendary titles like Missile Command and Gravitar.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Shadow of The Beast & Driver with Martin Edmonson - The Retro Hour EP338

    Shadow of The Beast & Driver with Martin Edmonson - The Retro Hour EP338

    We chat to Reflections founder Martin Edmonson about the making of classics like Shadow of The Beast, Destruction Derby and the Driver series!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Golden Age of Atari with Ed Rotberg - The Retro Hour EP337

    The Golden Age of Atari with Ed Rotberg - The Retro Hour EP337

    We're joined by the wonderful Ed Rotberg who was a core member of Atari's coin-op team from 1979 onwards, and worked on classics like Battlezone, S.T.U.N. Runner and Blasteroids.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Composing Tomb Raider with Peter Connelly - The Retro Hour EP336

    Composing Tomb Raider with Peter Connelly - The Retro Hour EP336

    We chat to Core Design legend Peter Connelly who worked on classics like Tomb Raider 3, The Last Revelation and The Angel of Darkness to get a fascinating inside look.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Rare's Road To The Game Boy with Paul Machacek - The Retro Hour EP335

    Rare's Road To The Game Boy with Paul Machacek - The Retro Hour EP335

    We chat to Rare legend Paul Machacek to hear the fascinating story of the company's portable games, including Battletoads, the Double Dragon crossover and the cancelled Super Battletoads game.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Commodore Amiga 500 Story - The Retro Hour EP334

    The Commodore Amiga 500 Story - The Retro Hour EP334

    We catch up with documentary makers Ant & Nic Caulfield to chat about their latest project, dedicated to the history of the Amiga 500. What made it so special? Did piracy help or harm the machine and lots of our memories in this very nostalgic episode.

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
369 Ratings

369 Ratings

msgwest ,

Are you sure it’s independent?

Firstly, I cannot over empathise how professional this podcast sounds, it has major media outlet quality.

The interviews are fascinating, especially when people from opposing companies, or from opposing sides of feuds are interviewed, it’s interesting to get both sides of a story.

I’d even recommend this podcast to non retro gamers who want to understand business.

A suggestion for the retro hour team: once a month review a game - but the retro hour twist, to keep with your interview theme, see if you can present reviews from old magazines.

#therealForce ,

Quality from day one

Really enjoy the format and content. Great blend of news and guest interviews.

Keep up the good work

Dan 770 ,

Best podcast out there

My favourite podcast. Best podcast for retro game news and amazing interviews bring back memories of my younger days.

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