20 episodes

Remember getting stuck in Zelda, only to discover the secret you were missing the next day? Or being jealous of the kid who had Nintendo Power? In the internet age when you get stuck in a game, it's easy to find the solution online. Too easy. On Retro Reset, we're gaming like it's 199X-- no guides, no GameFAQs, no internet. We're resetting our brain console and relearning how to discover the worlds of gaming for ourselves.

Retro Reset Allen Jenkins and Kyle McCluskey

    • Video Games
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Remember getting stuck in Zelda, only to discover the secret you were missing the next day? Or being jealous of the kid who had Nintendo Power? In the internet age when you get stuck in a game, it's easy to find the solution online. Too easy. On Retro Reset, we're gaming like it's 199X-- no guides, no GameFAQs, no internet. We're resetting our brain console and relearning how to discover the worlds of gaming for ourselves.

    Sidequests - Most Frustrating Moments in Video Games

    Sidequests - Most Frustrating Moments in Video Games

    This week on Sidequests, we discuss our most frustrating moments in video games, including Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool, and the infamous giraffe section in The Lion King for Sega Genesis.

    • 19 min
    10 - Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)

    10 - Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)

    Travel to planet Gunstar-9 with us on this week's deep dive into Gunstar Heroes for SEGA Genesis! This game has everything-- explosions, action, guns, stars, military bosses who used to be Hitler, and more!

    Other topics discussed: 

    - Top rentals of 1993
    - Job interview frustration
    - The bit wars and the Atari Jaguar
    - Allen's PS4 turning into a useless brick
    Research Links: 
    - IGN Article: https://www.ign.com/articles/2006/03/06/maegawa-talks-gunstar
    - Treasure Developer Interview: http://shmuplations.com/treasureroundup/
    - 1up archived article: https://web.archive.org/web/20160325100215/http://www.1up.com/features/13-years-treasure?pager.offset=0

    - Interveiw with SoA producer Mac Senour: http://www.sega-16.com/2013/10/interview-mac-senour/

    - Archived Gamefan magazine: https://archive.org/details/Gamefan_Vol_1_Issue_11/page/n59
    - Retromags Database: http://retromags.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Sidequests - Favorite 90s Game Developers

    Sidequests - Favorite 90s Game Developers

    On this week's bonus episode, we talk our favorite 90s game developers! It's a showdown between the likes of Konami, Capcom, Squaresoft, Sonic Team, and more! 

    • 17 min
    9 - The Legend of Zelda (NES)

    9 - The Legend of Zelda (NES)

    Retro Reset dips its toes into 198X for the first time with the incomparable "The Legend of Zelda" for the Nintendo Entertainment System! Or the Famicom Disk System, really. Dive in with us into one of the first open-world exploration games, created by a dream team of Nintendo devs as the launch title for an all-new console. Also, we totally meant to release this on the anniversary of Zelda in the US! That was ON PURPOSE

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Sidequests - Our Best and Worst School Memories

    Sidequests - Our Best and Worst School Memories

    On Sidquests this week, we talk our best and worst school memories, so things get a little heavy! Luckily we have a soundboard to break the tension. Relatable 90s bullying stories abound!

    • 39 min
    8 - Chrono Trigger Part 2 (SNES DS)

    8 - Chrono Trigger Part 2 (SNES DS)

    Our second week of Chrono Trigger! This time we review the game and take you through our experiences playing without a guide, as well as our listener submissions and contest winners! Come with us on our journey through one of the best RPGs of all time.

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Lance McSteel ,

My retro has been reset

I grew up with three older brothers who introduced me to the classic games that all came out before I was born, hearing these two lads talk about those same games gives me a different kind of nostalgia from most of the others who listen to this would probably get. It harkens me back to just starting my gaming days when I bought my first gamecube for $40 and my brothers deemed me trustworthy enough to touch their older consoles. This podcast gives me that “sitting on the couch between two of my brothers while they play everything from Zelda to Halo” vibe. In short, it’s nice, give it a listen.

Spenceanattor ,

A fun and Informative Podcast!

Having been a fan of previous projects that Allen and Kyle have done in the past I have to say that this podcast is another audio masterpiece. The podcast has Allen and Kyle play a video game without getting any help from online walkthroughs or you tube videos. They also provide along with a gameplay review, the history of the game, any extended media, and advertisements for the game. If this all sounds amazing to you then what are you waiting for? Subscribe and start listing now!

JerkJersh ,

Entertaining and informative!

Retro Reset is great! It’s a fun journey through great games with plenty of information and memories from a bygone era.

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