166 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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    • 5.0 • 80 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 163 : Rings of Power (Genesis)

    Episode 163 : Rings of Power (Genesis)

    This time we're taking on a Patron request!  Brandon has tasked us to save the world by collecting 11 rings, and making some friends along the way as we attempt to play Rings of Power! This Genesis-exclusive RPG was one we had never heard of, so grab your merry band of heroes and join us on our quest!

    We also have a special guest -- K (owner of Prime Arcade Sales and Repair -- https://www.tiktok.com/@prime_arcade) joined us to talk about this game, repairing older arcade games, and his time working at Chuck E. Cheese!

    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 42 min
    Episode 162 : Pocky and Rocky 2 (SNES)

    Episode 162 : Pocky and Rocky 2 (SNES)

    In preparation for the upcoming remaster of the series, we're looking at Pocky and Rocky 2 for the Super Nintendo! This top-down action shooter let's you play with several different partners, or one of your friends, to blast your way through 9 stages of card-throwing, partner-tossing action! And we didn't want to talk about it alone, so we've asked Celeste (https://www.anotherzeldapodcast.com/ and a host of 1v1 on the Boss Rush Network -- where she previously interviewed us a while back : https://bossrush.net/2021/02/17/1v1-the-retrovaniacs/ ) to join us this week to give us her perspective!

    Also discussed - Jeremy P has a new bad hobby, we have a conversation about TV "Very Special Episodes" that gets pretty dark, and we answer a Canadian's questions about guns.

    Want to jump right into the game? Start at the 7:00 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 31 min
    Episode 161 : Incredible Crisis (Playstation)

    Episode 161 : Incredible Crisis (Playstation)

    This time we're taking a look at a read oddball game, Incredible Crisis for the Sony Playstation.  Maybe one of the weirdest all-around games of the generation, you take control of the members of the Tanamatsuri family as they try and get home for a nice dinner with Grandma.  Really!  Is this dressed up collection of mini-games worth a try?  Spoilers : mostly yes.

    Also discussed : Demakes, Xenogears, and a new question about chili that has us questioning our very existence.

    Want to jump right into the game? Start at the 8:50 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 16 min
    Episode 160 : Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast)

    Episode 160 : Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast)

    In honor of the new Sonic movie sequel that is out now, we're looking back at another Sonic sequel, this time the 2001 Dreamcast outing Sonic Adventure 2!  Ditching the open world sections of the previous game, this is a more streamlined experience, but one where you only play Sonic maybe 1/6th of the time.  An interesting decision, but was it a good one?

    Also discussed, the new Borderlands, gaming regrets, and we build our own mall!

    Want to get right to the game?  Gotta go fast to that 6:30 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 28 min
    Episode 159: 4 More Atari 2600 games -- Activision Edition!

    Episode 159: 4 More Atari 2600 games -- Activision Edition!

    Last year we did a show about 4 classic (?) Atari 2600 games and we had a lot of fun, so this year we're doing it again.  This time it's only carts by Activision : River Raid, Frostbite, Seaquest, and Pressure Cooker! We talk the mechanics, scoring, and patches that everyone has been asking for.  Or at least Jeremy P has.

    We also answer some listener mail about food, video games, and regrettably... pee.

    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 27 min
    Episode 158 : Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time (PS2/Xbox/Gamecube)

    Episode 158 : Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time (PS2/Xbox/Gamecube)

    As requested by our Patron, Ben, we're taking a look at the first Ubisoft Prince of Persia Title, 2003's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time!  We remember this game fondly as a best-selling rebirth of the Prince of Persia franchise, but does it hold up today?  We played it again to find out!


    Also discussed, the upcoming TMNT collection, and if we think it's worth getting excited over (we do), and we answer another selection of listener mail.


    Want to get right to the action?  Start at the 9:45 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 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

King1996$ ,

Amazing Podcast

This is the best retro video game podcast out there. It gives me the feeling of listening to friends of mine talking about things I enjoy, even about fast food lol. Very comforting.

Pierson71 ,

Awesome show

The best compliment I can give is that listening to the episodes has become so comforting to me over the past few months. I really look forward to starting episodes on my way in to work. I feel like these guys are friends even if they don’t know it. When I get through the backlog I’ll be re listening through them. All three guys are great but Billy is really something else

Cadorable ,

Awesome show, awesome guys!!

If you’re into retro gaming and an all around laid back person who loves to laugh while reminiscing about the games you grew up playing, there’s nothing better!! You’ll feel right at home with these cats. They don’t take themselves too seriously, but are hugely knowledgeable about the games they cover. Subscribe to their Patreon they’re super connectable and great!!

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