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Love old-school video games? The Retro Game Guys discuss retrogaming history, memories, and revisit the best titles of the 80's and 90's! Listen and win a game!

Retro Game Guys (A Retro Gaming Podcast) Retro Game Guys

    • Video Games
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Love old-school video games? The Retro Game Guys discuss retrogaming history, memories, and revisit the best titles of the 80's and 90's! Listen and win a game!

    S3 Ep1: DOOM (or Keeping Books from Children)

    S3 Ep1: DOOM (or Keeping Books from Children)

    Welcome to the kickoff of Retro Game Guys season 3! For this Halloween episode, the guys play the classic first-person-shooter DOOM (1993) for the PC. Listen in as they discuss the legends of id Software, the connection to Tom Cruise, and the iconic Nintendo game that inspired the id team. The guys also talk briefly about a change to the podcast for season 3. 
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Interview with Howard Phillips, the Game Master

    Interview with Howard Phillips, the Game Master

    As part of our Super Mario Bros SUPER celebration, we are proud to present our interview with former Nintendo of America Spokesman Howard Phillips! 
     
    If you grew up with the NES, Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo Power magazine like we did, there’s a name that you will surely recognize: Howard Phillips aka the Game Master. Howard was Nintendo’s most prominent spokesman here in the US during the golden age of the NES and his Game Master Persona - a friendly guy with a bowtie and mad gaming skills - was someone who all of us kids wanted to be.
    But Howard was much more than just a public face of Nintendo back in the day, as we will learn much more about in this interview. He played many roles within the company, had a hand in the success of the NES, Super Mario Bros. and countless other games. He also helped Nintendo evolve from the arcade-focused company that they were in the early 80’s to the dominant force in console gaming that they became in later years. It’s clear that video gaming would not be what it is today without the work of Howard Phillips, the Game Master.
     
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    • 58 min
    S2 Ep13: Super Mario Bros. Part 2 (2nd Anniversary Celebration)

    S2 Ep13: Super Mario Bros. Part 2 (2nd Anniversary Celebration)

    It's a SUPER Celebration! The guys celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the podcast and 35 years of Super Mario Bros. in a big way! In Part 2 of the episode, the guys share their memories of Super Mario Bros along with Howard Phillips and Retro Game Guys listeners. You'll also hear who came out on top in the #BeatRetroGameGuys score competition. 
     
    Be sure to catch the full, hour-long interview with Howard Phillips! (Out 8/1/2020)
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    S2 Ep13: Super Mario Bros. Part 1 (2nd Anniversary Celebration)

    S2 Ep13: Super Mario Bros. Part 1 (2nd Anniversary Celebration)

    It's a SUPER Celebration! The guys celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the podcast and 35 years of Super Mario Bros. in a big way! In Part 1 of the episode, the guys run through the history of Super Mario Bros which includes input from the Game Master himself and former Nintendo of America spokesperson Howard Phillips! 
     
    Be sure to catch Part 2 and the full, hour-long interview with Howard Phillips! (Out 8/1/2020) 
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Quick Play: BurgerTime (NES)

    Quick Play: BurgerTime (NES)

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

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

    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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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Iaphysicist ,

Like hanging with tolerable friends and talking retro games

The format is spectacular, the podcasters are funny, without being too much and the content is great! What a joy finding this podcast has become. This is the first review I’ve ever written and would do it ten more times if I could. Keep up the good work y’all!

Are Pee Gee Fan ,

Dustins mom

According to episode 41, both Dustin and his mom believe the episodes can sometimes be too long, but I can’t disagree more. The only way these episodes could possibly be “too long”, is if they managed to find an additional 10 hours in your typical 24 hour earth day, and still I would probably find a way to listen to and enjoy every minute of it. Keep up the amazing work!!!!

Whenitblakes ,

Retro Gaming Fun!

Fun take on 8 and 16 bit games! Good quality podcast with a group of good friends and you can tell. Great information on old games that’s fun to listen to. If you like retro gaming this podcast is for you!

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