The Retro Gaming Discussion Show.
The Retro Gaming Discussion Show.
270 - RGDS- NTSC v PAL
In this episode, Aaron, Matt A & Matt L table the discussion that troubled so many gamers in the 8-bit, 16-bit and even 32-bit era. Which is better, PAL or NTSC. More importantly, what’s the difference?
If you’ve ever been confused about this eternal struggle, we’re here to help. If you don’t know your RGB from your RF, your 60HZ from your Big Black Borders, and perhaps you’re complexed why box art varies so much from region to region, don’t worry… the boys cover all this and more as they pull out the best and the worst that each gaming region has to offer.
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Music featured in this episode
- Intro: Sonic 1 (NTSC and PAL)
- PAL Intro: European Club Soccer (Title Theme)
- NTSC-J intro: Pilotwings (Rocketbelt)
- NTSC-U Intro: Mortal Kombat (MD, Title Theme)
- Outro: Midnight Resistance (MD, Level 1 theme)
269 - Pirates
Y'aar welcome to an episode themed around swashbuckling pirate games.
Join Drisky and Kingy as they go through various gaming systems and various genres within the theme.
Games features in this episode are:
Monkey Island 2
Skull & Crossbones
268 - SNES & Super Famicom Hidden Platform Gems
Join Kingy and Drisky as they turn their eye to the amazing SNES and Super Famicom and some hidden platform game gems.
Games covered are;
Super Adventure Island 2
Umihara Kawase (girl with fishing line)
Link to Pickford Bros site and Plok Comics:
Do-Re-Mi Fantasy - Milon no Dokidoki Daibouken (Elf)
Sutte Hakkun (Colour Penguin)
Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel
267 - Amiga Shooters - Volume 2
Join Garron and Drisky as they take you through some more classic Amiga Shooters on Volume 2 of our imaginary compilation of Amiga Shooters.
Supercade Book 2 : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanburnham/supercade-a-visual-history-of-the-videogame-age-1985-2001
SEGA Announcement (FOG & Game Gear Mini) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6XBIhtFg58
Adventure Game Studio: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/
FS-UAE Emu: https://fs-uae.net/
Buy Kickstarter roms officially: https://www.amigaforever.com/
Chris Huelsbeck Remaster MP3:
Manual : https://www.lemonamiga.com/games/docs.php?id=38
Frank Sauer Website: http://francksauer.com/index.php/games/test/15-games/published-games/10-agony
Killing Game Show
Game : https://youtu.be/mLZoYUgilkI
Fatal Rewind Game : https://youtu.be/qh3G5mWVj-E
Game : https://youtu.be/c35y_rBOrDY
Super Stardust CD32 : https://youtu.be/d0FDH-Wfcic
Super Stardust HD : https://youtu.be/-UPZ3L_MMJ0
Super Stardust VR : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc6XyfJwBbQ
Silent Demo scene Amiga :
Soul Kitchen : https://youtu.be/07Uf-wW7zzY
Fruit Kitchen : https://youtu.be/SE3eUVUWtVU
Game : https://youtu.be/wFtLGDywZlg
CDTV Version : https://youtu.be/DmkgaHTHD6I
Soundtrack and Remaster : https://chrishuelsbeck.bandcamp.com/music
Gunlord : https://youtu.be/9v22jvBf5pU (Buy Gunlord X on PS4 or Switch)
Game : https://youtu.be/N8zfoir_T8M
Game - Arcadia Version : https://youtu.be/3xfin5uNa_s
Get Fresh TV show : https://youtu.be/LYyBi2Bgfvg
Game : https://youtu.be/d-TfIo8UGwc
Game CDTV: https://youtu.be/ywwGYL4Qtng
Manual : Manual
266 - Text Adventures
Kingy is joined by 3 fantastic guests in this fascinating topic of text adventures; back to an era when flashy graphics meant nothing, but good writing was everything.
Mark Hardisty, curator of Classic Adventurer magazine
Tim Gilberts - owner of Gilsoft and the genius behind The Quill, Illustrator and PAW
Stefan Vogt - a modern day text adventure author.
Classic Adventurer http://classicadventurer.co.uk/
A Gremlin in the Works - https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/products/a-gremlin-in-the-works
Gilsoft adventure systems kindly written in Stefan's Blog -
Stefan's text adventure games - https://8bitgames.itch.io/
265 - It's a British Thing
In this episode, Professor Will Brooker makes his return visit and chats with Kingy, the oddity that is/was British Gaming. They discuss the obscure British references during the 8-bit era; a time when international sales was but a pipe dream.
Join the guys as they take a stroll down suburbia and chat about working class depictions in games.
The ZX Spectrum Experience Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5NLOIuJRk
Klass of 99 - Skooldaze sequel
Games that Weren't
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We made podcast that the hosts really prepare for. It is very British tho. Lots of Spectrum talk.
Andy's the best. I listen to this show in the early mornings while I'm driving to work. It's a point in time where I'm always grumpy & have a short fuse, but unlike many other hosts of lesser podcasts, Andy never p***es me off. The other guys are all pretty great as well. Fantastic show! The enthusiasm expressed is always infectious & brings me back to my own childhood memories of standing around in dark arcades & dusty market lobbies spending every quarter of my hard earned allowance. It was the best of times, it was the best of times.
Lots of good content in short segments. Really fun stuff.