200 episodes

Three guys get together every couple weeks and discuss a "classic" game from the 32-bit era of consoles back to the dawn of the hobby. Tie-in podcast to Retrovania.net.

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    • 4.9 • 94 Ratings

Three guys get together every couple weeks and discuss a "classic" game from the 32-bit era of consoles back to the dawn of the hobby. Tie-in podcast to Retrovania.net.

    Episode 198 : Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater

    Episode 198 : Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater

    Another game requested by our patrons, and this one comes from Patrick who wants us to talk about a bonafide classic game, Metal Gear Sold 3 : Snake Eater! We've covered the original Metal Gear Solid in the past and liked it, but many people regard this as the finest game in the series.  Do we think that's the case in 2024?  Listen to hear our thoughts!
    Also discussed -- Monster Hunter, AVGN thoughts, favorite beverages, and Nu Metal?
    Want to jump right into the game?  Start at the 8:15 mark!
    Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY
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    If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333
    If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net
    Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 197 : Mafia (PS2/Xbox/PC)

    Episode 197 : Mafia (PS2/Xbox/PC)

    As requested by our Patron Antonio, we're talking about Mafia, which was released for the PC, and then ported to the PS2 and Xbox!  Jeremy P played through the PS2 version, and Jeremy G played a little bit of all of them, and we're here to tell you if we think they are worth revisiting today!
    Also, we answered some of your questions, including least favorite gaming era, how manly we are, and speaking of manly -- Steak.
    Want to jump right to the show?  Start at the 10:00 mark!
    Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY
    __________________________
    If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333
    If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net
    Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 196 : Super Adventure Island II (SNES)

    Episode 196 : Super Adventure Island II (SNES)

    Another patron request, we're talking about Super Adventure Island II for the Super Nintendo! We have played New Adventure Island for the TG16 before for the show, and we had all played earlier Adventure Island games, so we assumed this was yet another standard platformer where you collect fruit and run from left to right-- and we were wrong! This is a true adventure game, with an overworld, inventory, and even some puzzle solving.  Listen as we discover a game all of us had overlooked before!
    Want to jump right to the game?  Start around the 9:00 mark!
    Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY
    __________________________
    If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333
    If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net
    Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 195 : Final Fantasy VII Dirge of Cerberus (PS2)

    Episode 195 : Final Fantasy VII Dirge of Cerberus (PS2)

    We conclude our FFVII coverage (see our most recent bonus shows for patrons on FFVII Advent Children and our round-table about Remake) with a look at the startlingly different take on the FFVII gameplay with Final Fantasy VII : Dirge of Cerberus for the PlayStation 2!  This game let you play as Vincent in a mostly solo adventure that wasn't an RPG but a 3rd person shooter with RPG elements, and we're letting you know if we think it's worth playing, worth looking at for the story, or worth forgetting about.
    This was a patron picked episode by Shaun from Failure2Conform, and you can find his music on https://failure2conform.bandcamp.com/ or on all socials as Failure2Conform!
    We also kick things off with our thoughts on the first bit of FFVII Rebirth, and answer a ton of questions about Billy.  Why not?
    Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY
    __________________________
    If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333
    If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net
    Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 194 : Suikoden (PlayStation)

    Episode 194 : Suikoden (PlayStation)

    We're covering another request - Suikoden for the PlayStation!  This game is a classic style JRPG that adds a large cast of playable characters, large scale battles, and an upgrade system that allows you to really modify your party in many ways.  This game led to a series that was prevalent on the PlayStation 1 and 2, but has faded out over the years, although there is an HD remaster on the way.  We played the original to see how this one holds up today!
    Also discussed, new foods and games for 2024, memories of gaming with friends, and maybe the most devisive video game question we've answered -- Is Zelda an RPG?
    Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY
    __________________________
    If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333
    If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net
    Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 193 : Body Harvest (N64)

    Episode 193 : Body Harvest (N64)

    It's our first episode of 2024, and we're starting it off with a Patron requested game, Body Harvest for the Nintendo 64 as picked by Joey H.!  This game was developed by the company that would go on to make Grand Theft Auto III and change the landscape, and it has a lot of the things we'd see in that game-- but is there a reason this never had the success as their later offerings?  We'll tell you what we thought!
    As it's the start of the year, we talk new Christmas presents and purchases, and of course, answer some of your questions to try and stay current, and immediately fall behind.
    Join us over on our Discord to discuss games, food, or really anything over at https://discord.gg/pb76x32uWY
    __________________________
    If you would like additional bonus episodes of Retrovaniacs or to request a game we must cover, our Patreon is located here : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=21041333
    If you enjoy this podcast, why not write a review wherever you download it from? It's easy, and helps people find us by accident. Find everything Retrovaniacs at http://www.retrovania.net
    Intro song is "8-Bitter" by Subtastics, and is used with permission, mainly because Jeremy P is in that band.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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94 Ratings

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