300 episodes

The original classic gaming podcasts continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. Join hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey each week as they team up with a host of expert guests to chronicle the creations that have paved the way for today's hits. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!

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The original classic gaming podcasts continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. Join hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey each week as they team up with a host of expert guests to chronicle the creations that have paved the way for today's hits. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!

    Retronauts Episode 300: The Curse of Monkey Island

    Retronauts Episode 300: The Curse of Monkey Island

    Our LucasArts adventure miniseries continues this week as we explore the developer's first (relatively) high-res adventure: 1997's The Curse of Monkey Island. This late-'90s release had a lot going against it: the series creator had left the company years ago, the two guys responsible for most of the previous games' humor and design were busy with other projects, and this third entry in the trilogy went for an art style far more exaggerated than what had come before. And somehow, they didn't screw it up. On this episode of Retronauts, join Bob Mackey and Nina Matsumoto (Thimbleweed Park cover artist and designer at Fangamer) for a super-size exploration of this once-long-awaited sequel.
    Be sure to pre-order Nina's newest book: Sparks! Double Dog Dare.
    Retronauts is a completely fan-funded operation. To support the show, and get exclusive episodes every month, please visit the official Retronauts Patreon.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Retronauts Episode 299: Worst of the Best

    Retronauts Episode 299: Worst of the Best

    In this blast from the past, Jeremy Parish, Bob Mackey, Steve Lin, and Jason Wilson get together to talk about the worst games ever created by our favorite developers—and do our best to find a glimmer of goodness in the bad.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Retronauts Episode 298 Preview: Final Fantasy VII Remake

    Retronauts Episode 298 Preview: Final Fantasy VII Remake

    You're listening to a free preview of Retronauts Episode 298: Final Fantasy VII Remake. To hear the rest, and get two exclusive extra episodes every month, access to our previous Patreon-exclusive episodes, and early access to ad-free podcasts, please visit the official Retronauts Patreon.

    • 8 min
    Retronauts Episode 297: Sega Saturn

    Retronauts Episode 297: Sega Saturn

    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its launch, Sega Saturn is paid tribute by Jeremy Parish, Diamond Feit, and Stuart Gipp. The good (its games!), the bad (executive infighting!), and the ugly (umm... its Symphony of the Night port?).

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Retronauts Episode 296: Trackball Games & The Art of Atari

    Retronauts Episode 296: Trackball Games & The Art of Atari

    Jeremy Parish, Bob Neal, and Benj Edwards sneak in a conversation about trackball games in a hidden cranny of PAX East, and Tim Lapetino talks about his work chronicling the artwork of the Atari 2600 for print.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Retronauts Episode 295 Preview: Trials & Legend of Mana

    Retronauts Episode 295 Preview: Trials & Legend of Mana

    A clip from our latest Patron-exclusive episode! Jeremy Parish, Bob Mackey, and USgamer's Kat Bailey look at the original version of the newly remade Trials of Mana, then dive into a discussion of Legend of Mana's stunning Yoko Shimomura soundtrack (by patron request of K-S-O). Art by Steph Sybydlo. For the full episode, check out http://patreon.com/retronauts

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

TheSensationalSean ,

Unexpected and excellent

Listening to Retronauts is always a joy, but I particularly love when they cover surprising topics like obscure franchise entries or gaming habits like collecting.

The show’s impressive production values give the great hosts and knowledgeable guests a great platform too.

JoeMiddleton ,

The best retro-fix

Absolutely brilliant intro music is followed by entertaining and well researched chat about all things retrogames. I get to relive old gaming glories and lows whilst learning a whole lot more than I expected. Brilliant!

Korlinr ,

One of the best Video Game podcasts out there.

Made by people with real knowledge of video game history and how to curate it.

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