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The original classic gaming podcast continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. Join hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey each week as they team up with a host of expert guests to chronicle the creations that have paved the way for today's hits. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!

Retronauts Retronauts

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    • 4.5 • 2K Ratings

The original classic gaming podcast continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. Join hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey each week as they team up with a host of expert guests to chronicle the creations that have paved the way for today's hits. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!

    The Contra Ranking Hootenanny

    The Contra Ranking Hootenanny

    Let’s argue aggressively! No, wait, that sounds unpleasant. Let’s have a lovely time nicely. Stuart Gipp, John Linneman, Thomas Nickel, and Audi Sorlie Probotect and serve up the definitive ranking of Konami’s hit run n’ gun series: Contra.

    Art by Leeann Hamilton. Edits by Greg Leahy.

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 3 hr 42 min
    Gaming's Cruelest Challenges

    Gaming's Cruelest Challenges

    Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, Stuart Gipp, and Jess O'Brien crowd onto a therapist's couch as they work through the trauma of playing the cruelest video games ever made. From poison mushrooms to broken puzzle translations, it's PTSD all the way down.

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime & Slime Morimori

    Dragon Quest: Rocket Slime & Slime Morimori

    Big Stretch! Diamond Feit, Jeremy Parish, and Alex Fraioli squirm their way through Square Enix's forgotten works to remember the Slime Morimori Dragon Quest trilogy (aka Rocket Slime).

    Art by Greg Melo. Edits by Greg Leahy.

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 589 Preview: Super Mario Bros. Wonder

    Episode 589 Preview: Super Mario Bros. Wonder

    You're listening to a free preview of Retronauts Episode 589: Super Mario Bros. Wonder. To hear the rest, and get two exclusive extra episodes every month, access to our previous Patreon-exclusive episodes, and early access to ad-free podcasts, please visit the official Retronauts Patreon at patreon.com/retronauts.

    • 8 min
    Videopac Insiders

    Videopac Insiders

    A rarely-heard European perspective on the Odyssey2 (or Videopac) is revealed as former Philips staffers Oscar Groosman and Ton Kemmere join host Kevin Bunch to discuss their insider perspectives on marketing the console, its distribution, and its end.

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Sonic 3 + Knuckles Pt. 3

    Sonic 3 + Knuckles Pt. 3

    The gleesome threesome of Stuart Gipp, Dave Bulmer, and Shoogles return for even more gushing over the best game ever made. Yes, it is. It IS. Do not argue with me, I’m just a podcast description. I can say anything I want.

    Edits by Greg Leahy; art by Amanda Neipris.

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 2 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Jill Lloyd Flanagan ,

Still a great retro gaming podcast

I think it’s great that Jeremy wanted to keep the podcast going and invited fresh voices to the table. I do think that the show is currently getting the kinks out of the new format but I think it still is an enjoyable listen.
One slightly negative thing I will say, the episodes where they talk about film are often not as good because the hosts lack the depth of knowledge on film that they have on video games.

Tkenx553 ,

Headed in the wrong direction

I’ve listened to the various iterations of this podcast since it’s inception, however the current lineup is increasingly dour and seem to have a very high opinion of themselves. I even support the Patreon. The most recent episode on gaming in 2004 featured a 15 minute intro on how their political leaning is better than yours. You can guess which way they lean. Stick to video game history and phase out Mackey, Gipp and the like. Jeremy has similar politics but is able to focus much more on the subject matter. He should take this back under control.

Evadeel ,

Terrible show now

It’s amazing how far this show has fallen. I was a listener through the various iterations. The new (British?) hosts are terrible. I wish Jeremy and Bob had their own show, even if it was only a few times a year. If you are jumping into this show now, just avoid it. You are better off going back to listen to the 1up days on archive.org.

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