64 episodes

A monthly podcast featuring roundtable discussion about retro and classic video games from the 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32/64-bit eras. Each episode, our crew picks a theme and reviews a selection of games that fit within said theme. Join us as we strive to bring you a great show that's both informative and entertaining.

Retro Game Squad Podcast Retro Game Squad

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A monthly podcast featuring roundtable discussion about retro and classic video games from the 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32/64-bit eras. Each episode, our crew picks a theme and reviews a selection of games that fit within said theme. Join us as we strive to bring you a great show that's both informative and entertaining.

    RGS 060 - On-Rail Shooters

    RGS 060 - On-Rail Shooters

    Speeding towards the horizon, we turn our attention towards the On-Rails Shooter genre by taking aim at games such as Panzer Dragoon, Star Fox 64, Sin and Punishment, and more. We also deliberate over our Retro Game of 2019, and Jon proclaims that a certain F-Zero clone is more influential than it actually is.

    • 2 hr 58 min
    RGS 059 - Second Looks

    RGS 059 - Second Looks

    Celebrating our 7th anniversary with our biggest episode yet, we re-visit some games that we covered in the first year of our show, such as Powerslave, Galactic Attack, Alien Crush, and more. We also bring in our guest Alex (@retr0drift on Twitter) to educate us on restoring & repairing retro gaming hardware, and we wonder how long it would take a Ninja Turtle to surf from Key West to Manhattan.

    • 4 hr 18 min
    RGS 058 - Sega Saturn strikes back!

    RGS 058 - Sega Saturn strikes back!

    Lest we get pummeled by Segata Sanshiro himself, we dedicate another entire episode to Sega's 32-bit wonder, the mighty Sega Saturn. Covering unique titles such as Astal, Fighter's Megamix, Deep Fear, and more, we also talk about recent developments in the Saturn community, the current state of Saturn emulation, new ways to play Saturn games in 2019, and Jon shocks Jeff and Alex with a happy bombshell.

    • 3 hr 29 min
    RGS 057 - Co-op games

    RGS 057 - Co-op games

    Joined by returning guest Retro Nick, the squad unites to take on some cooperative games such as Dungeon Explorer II, Lost Vikings 2, Darius Gaiden and more. We also play (a hilarious) Round 4 of "Name That Tune", and Nick expresses his profound disdain for kale, KOTOR, and the PlayStation's lack of light gun standards.

    • 3 hr 22 min
    RGS 056 - Capcom games

    RGS 056 - Capcom games

    To cap off 2018, we turn our focus to Capcom, one of the most popular publishers in the "retro" era. Delving into this company's history, we also take a look at some of its iconic titles, such as Bionic Commando, Duck Tales, and Saturday Night Slam Masters. We also crown our "Retro Game of 2018", and Jeff's facial hair gets some cowboy influence.

    • 3 hr 2 min
    RGS 055 - Role playing games (part 2)

    RGS 055 - Role playing games (part 2)

    Celebrating our 6th anniversary by embarking on another quest, we give RPG's a second chance. Discussion includes 4 epics; Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, Robotrek, Paper Mario, and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. We also play another round of trivia, and Alex explains who "The Littlest Hobo" is.

    • 3 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

LinkinParkfannman ,

These guys are awesome. Not your typical snobby dudes.

I’ve been listening for quite some time now. If you dislike the snobby then give Alex, Jeff, and John a listen to. They bring a fresh, non cynical take to retro gaming and have a lot of fun doing it. 5 stars.

Retro Tomás ,

Awesome awesome awesome!

Great podcast! I’ve been binging on every episode. Amazing chemistry between the main 3. Many times I’ve been brought to the brink of tears from laughing. These three are like the O.G. Three hosts of Top Gear from the UK - sure the talk about games is good, but I really listen for the personalities and chemistry.

I loved the newest episode, with the portion talking with Alex aka retr0drift! It was great “getting into the weeds” level of detail about console restoration, repair, and modding!

Listening to this podcast on my daily commute is like hot butter through knife!

Keep up the great work Alex, Jon, and Jeff! 5 Stars!

Darko1226B ,

Amazing Retro Podcast!

I stumbled upon Retro Game Squad because of the Sega Master System episode and I enjoyed it so much that I went back and started listening to every episode from the start. The difference between Retro Game Squad and other Retro Game Podcasts is that Alex takes his show seriously and does a lot of research for the subject that is talked about. He is very knowledgeable and funny along with Jeff and John. Honestly, I’d give it more stars if I could!

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