Scott Johnson and Brian Dunaway talk about retro video games!
PLAY RETRO 31: Beavis and Butt-Head Do 90s Gaming
Three tie-in video games based on the animated television series of the same name that were released by Viacom New Media in 1994 for the Super NES, Genesis/Mega Drive and Game Gear. The three versions differ from each other, sharing only the basic premise involving the titular characters searching for tickets to a Gwar concert. The games were advertised as featuring music by the band. A fourth version was later released for the Game Boy by GT Interactive Software in 1998 without the Gwar tie-in.
PLAY RETRO 30: The Strike Series
Strike is a series of video games created by Mike Posehn, John Patrick Manley and Tony Barnes released between 1991 and 1997 by Electronic Arts for a number of video game systems. The games are multi-directional shooters viewed from an overhead or top-down perspective. The first three games in the series were 2D and used isometric sprites to give the illusion of 3D depth since real-time 3D polygon rendering wasn’t possible at the time.
PLAY RETRO 29: Kirby
Kirby is the main protagonist of Nintendo’s Kirby series of video games. He made his debut appearance in 1992, starring in Kirby’s Dream Land. The series has been running for three decades, and over thirty titles have been released under Kirby’s name, most of which are developed by HAL Laboratory, Inc. or published by HAL for co-developing studios.
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PLAY RETRO 28: The Legacy of Kain series
Originally created by Silicon Knights in association with Crystal Dynamics, Legacy of Kain is an action-adventure series known for its outstanding narrative and involving puzzle-based gameplay. The series broke new ground with its high quality of voice-acting and engaging storyline featuring complex and often dark characters. Crystal Dynamics took over development after the release of the first game and went on to add four sequels.
PLAY RETRO 27: Mega Man
Yep, we are all about the Mega Man this week. Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is a Japanese science fiction video game franchise created by Capcom, starring a series of robot characters each known by the moniker “Mega Man”. The original game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, and spawned a franchise that expanded to over 50 games on multiple systems. As of March 31, 2021, the series has sold 37 million units worldwide.
PLAY RETRO 26: Pitfall
Pitfall! is a platform video game designed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and released by Activision in 1982. The player controls Pitfall Harry and is tasked with collecting all the treasures in a jungle within 20 minutes. The world consists of 255 screens which are horizontally connected in a flip screen manner. We talk about it!
Scott, Brian. I need a Sega Master System episode.
Absolutely love the retro gaming history. I’m loving the topics that have been picked so far.
Really enjoying it
I’m 36, not old, but not young either. But I wasn’t sure how I’d enjoy this show, because most of these games mentioned are before my time. But I have really enjoyed the work and time Brian and Scott have put in to give a history about not just the episode title game, but also what was happening around that time as well. I also really like the updates they give on getting back into retro gaming, like Brian updating his studio, and Scott building out an arcade machine. I thought I was going to miss Boop, but I honestly like this show better. Scott being Scott, knows how to polish a show to make it worth your time and this is an excellent addition to Frogpants Studios.