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Join Luke & Ash as they dive into a nostalgia filled trip through every episode of 90s UK video game competition show GamesMaster! Expect classic game reviews, nostalgia chat, and humongous innuendos that will get your joysticks waggling.

Under Consoletation: The GamesMaster Retrospective Podcast Luke Owen & Ash Versus

    • Games
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Join Luke & Ash as they dive into a nostalgia filled trip through every episode of 90s UK video game competition show GamesMaster! Expect classic game reviews, nostalgia chat, and humongous innuendos that will get your joysticks waggling.

    S02E26 - Shadow of the Beast 3 / NHLPA Ice Hockey 93 / Mortal Kombat

    S02E26 - Shadow of the Beast 3 / NHLPA Ice Hockey 93 / Mortal Kombat

    The end is here, and the GamesRig is sinking! But before then, David Newland from Exmouth slays some beasties on Shadow of the Beast 3, ice hockey takes on field hockey as Kevin Conway takes on Sean Kerly on NHLPA Ice Hockey 93, and it's an incredible main event as Andy Thomas challenges Jim McGuyver on the arcade game, Mortal Kombat. FIGHT!


    Final Fantasy II (SNES), Dungeon Master (SNES) and Cyberspace (PC) get reviewed, GamesMaster helps struggling players on The New Zealand Story and Gobliins, and we get a look at two upcoming Amiga games in Uridium 2 and Goal!, and a special preview of Michael Jordan In Flight.


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    S02E25 - ActRaiser / Arm Champs 2 / Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun

    S02E25 - ActRaiser / Arm Champs 2 / Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun

    Jamie Spencer unsheathes his sword on ActRaiser, big beefy arm wrestlers break Arm Champs 2, and it's a double celebrity challenge as Duncan Goodhew get us all wet on Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun!


    Radio Automatic returns to the review zone to look at Eliminator Boat Duel (NES), Micro Machines (MegaDrive), and Dirty Racin' (GameBoy), we find out the winners of the Easy Amos competition, and GamesMaster helps struggling gamers on Gobliins, The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, and Super Addams Family. It's a podcast that will warm your cockles given half a chance.


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    FREE PREVIEW: Fun House S04E03

    FREE PREVIEW: Fun House S04E03

    Welcome to this special free preview of our Patreon podcast review of Fun House! If you want to listen to the full episode, back us on Patreon at any £ amount here!


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    • 13 min
    S02E24 - Super Mario World / Summer Challenge / Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [feat. Dan Tootill]

    S02E24 - Super Mario World / Summer Challenge / Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [feat. Dan Tootill]

    Aaron Hill from Newbury tackles a tough challenge on Super Mario Bros., world record holder Steve Backley tosses on Summer Games, and it's the excellent final of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 tournament. Gotta go fast!


    Danny Curley returns to GamesMaster for a hilarious feature, GamesMaster helps struggling gamers on Super Mario World, Final Fight and Wonderboy in Monster Land, and it's time to evolve in the Review Zone, as a returning Dan Tootill gives his thoughts on Mega-Lo-Mania (MegaDrive), Lost Vikings (SNES), and Joe & Mac (GameBoy).


    Plus, Dan also makes his return to Under Consoletation to talk about his time on the show, and his thoughts on the games nearly 30 years later.


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    S02E23 - Captain Dynamo / Striker / Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    S02E23 - Captain Dynamo / Striker / Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Emily Taylor fat shames Captain Dynamo, the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 tournament continues on Chemical Plant Zone with Paul Mellerick from Mega and Dean Mortluck from Sega Power, and poor Ben McClusky gets battered by Aston Villa's Tony Daley on Striker.


    GamesMaster helps struggling gamers on Populous and The Legend of Zelda 3: Link to the Past (but not Streets of Rage 2), Ash gets mad at Les Gray's explanation of what CD-ROM is, and it's a special Review Zone this week as Nick Watfee, Dougie Johns and Tom Boone look at the highly anticipated release of Starwing. SFX? More like SEX!


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    BONUS STAGE - Games World S01E01 [feat. Rik Henderson & Larry Bundy Jr.]

    BONUS STAGE - Games World S01E01 [feat. Rik Henderson & Larry Bundy Jr.]

    While GamesMaster ruled the video game challenge landscape on Channel 4, and Bad Influence provided something slightly different on CITV, Sky asked Hewland International to pitch them their own challenge-based TV show. That show would become Games World, a 5-night-a-week extravaganza of challenges, cheats, reviews and Videators. In this special bonus episode, Luke and Ash review the first episode of Games World - The Eliminator - which sees challenges on Cash Dash, Super SWIV, Pilotwings, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.


    Plus we speak to one of the show's researchers Rik Henderson, who would not only become an on-screen Videator, but also the lead producer for the revival fourth season. Follow Rik Henderson on Twitter.


    And speaking of that fourth season, we speak with Larry Bundy Jr. once again to talk about his experiences being a contestent on Games World - and getting screwed on 1080 Snowboarding. Follow Larry on Twitter and YouTube.


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    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Daryl Urq ,

Proper nostalgia

I was a huge fan of Gamesmaster as a kid, it was something I hadn’t thought about in years til I stumbled across this brilliant podcast, it reminds me of the good old days of gaming, before DLC, season passes, loot boxes etc. *sigh* a simpler time

Bufferboy ,

Double ‘Fun-tendre!’

Having started listening to Under Consoletation pre-lockdown, I stopped commuting to work and didn’t have the time to keep listening. Thought I’d jump back in again, and I’m really glad I did! The presenters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and won’t let a ‘Diamondism’ go unchecked!

Every episode is well researched and my favourite 2 so far are the one with Vic Reeves and the Bonus GamesMaster Live episode. I actually went to the 1992 event and it wasn’t really a patch on the Future Entertainment Show which took
Place at Earls Court 2 in the same year- it was very sparse just a like one of the contributors mentioned. Lovely memories though!

Thanks for a great pod!

snowbyrds ,

Amazing show proper blast from the last

Love retro gaming and loved games master, you have to listen to this show if you’ve even a small interest in gaming. The guys have great banter and I’ve even started contributing to the Patreon as they are trying to add more 90’s shows. Must listen!!

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