Retro Obscura 48: Pre-Crash Confesssions

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aron and Paul discuss the golden age of gaming with help from returning co-host Adam and UK contributor Vipp.

Episode 48: Pre-Crash Confesssions

Intro:

 

Outspeak:

Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast
Colecovisions Podcast
Intellivisionaries
Intarvisions Podcast

Listener Question and Prize:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroobscura/permalink/392471544258267/

Congratulations to Jeff Weber from our facebook group for winning the prize: Broken Sword 1 & 2 on www.gog.com

Ten Pence Arcade

Listener Question and PRIZE TIME

 

Featured Games:

Adam:
Arcade pick: Journey (Arcade)
Console pick: Journey Escape (Atari VCS)

Paul:
Arcade pick: Reactor (Arcade)
Console pick: Beany Bopper (VCS)

Aaron:
Libble Rabble (Arcade):
Console pick: Squish Em Sam’ (Colecovision):

Vipp:

Arcade pick: Triple Punch

 

Side Quest
Video game crash of 1983 and other random topics.

Side quest theme “Retropus” written by Dan Biscilia
https://soundcloud.com/swerdmurd/retropus

Outtro:
Special thanks to the writing staff of http://www.retroobscurapodcast.com 

Intro Song (Follin’s March) written by Aaron Hickman and Trevin “Jredd” Hughes
https://soundcloud.com/diagamblic/follins-march-ft-jredd

Outtro Song (Peace is Restored) written by Trevin Hughes AKA Jredd from the  album The Next Level. It can be purchased from the Cheap Beats Label below:
https://cheapbeatsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-next-level

 

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Retro Obscura 47: Don’t Call It a Metroidvania

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Aaron and Paul discuss the origins and meaning of the Metroidvania genre and talk about Tails Adventure, Citadel, and Zillion with help from UK correspondent Vipp.

Episode 47: Don’t Call it a Metroidvania

Intro:
Outspeak:

Metroidvania Mayhem

Atari 7800 Game By Game Podcast

Pixeltunes Radio – Metroid

Super Podcast Land

Features:

Metroidvania Discussion
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Games:

Taii’s Adventure (Game Gear) Virtual Console 3DS

Citadel (BBC Micro)

Giveaway:

Congratulations Ian Guebert!

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Also Mentioned in the Show:
Colecovisions Podcast

Intellivisionaries Podcast
Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast
You can also catch the hosts of these shows on:
The IntAriVisions!

Featured Music from the show:

 

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Retro Obscura 46: Two Dudes and a ZX Spectrum

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We talk ZX Spectrum and more with a special interview with developers Jas Austin and Byron Atkinson

Episode 46: Two Dudes and a ZX Spectrum

Intro:

Outspeak:

Sprite Castle is back – Rob “Flack” O’Hara  – Throwback Reviews Network
http://www.spritecastle.com/

Chris Wilkin’s new book about the ZX Spectrum
http://www.fusionretrobooks.com/product-p/spect.htm

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Episode 17 – The 2014 Poddie awards
http://ccg.podomatic.com/entry/2015-01-11T21_40_26-08_00

 

Features:
REX (ZX Spectrum)

http://torinak.com/qaop#!rex (Play online here)
Slaine The Barbarian (ZX Spectrum)

Blast Em’ (PC)
http://www.blastem-game.com/

 

Interview with Jas Austin
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekpub.cgi?regexp=^Jason+Austin$&loadpics=1
http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,57392/

and Byron Atkinson  (Xiotic Studios)
http://www.xiotex-studios.com/

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Retro Obscura 45: 2014 – A Year in Gaming

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Paul and Aaron discuss their Top 10 Games of 2014.

Intro:

Outspeak:

Bob and Katie Show
https://www.facebook.com/thebobandkatieshow

Retro State of Mind

http://www.retrostateofmind.com/about-us/

What is Your Favorite Game of All Time? – Listener topic from Kenny Gregory
https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroobscura/permalink/372909972881091/

 

Paul:                                                                        Aaron:

10. Astroboy (GBA) 10  Yoomp! (Atari 800) –
Download: http://yoomp.atari.pl/
9. Cat Trap (gameboy/) 9 Chuckie Egg (BBC-Micro/ZX Spectrum)
8. Crystal Warriors Game Gear 8  Kings Field (PSX)
7. Blade Lords MSX
Downlload: http://tinyurl.com/kbjr9hv
7. Dragonstomper (Atari 2600) /The Bounty (PC)
6 Baku Baku (Saturn/Game Gear) 6. Spaceship Warlock (MAC/PC)
5 Skullmonkeys (PS1)/Puppeter ps3 5  Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure (CPC Amstrad)
4. Lagrange Point (Famicom) 4. Star Flight (Genesis/Megadrive)
3. Castlevania Symphony Of the Night (PS1) 3 TxK (PS Vita)
2   Shining The Holy Ark (Saturn) 2 The Sentinel (Amiga)
1 Thomas Was Alone  (PS3) 1. Another World 20th Anniversary Edition (VITA / PS3 / PS4)

Ben

10 . Frankeinstien (Commodore 64) ( LINK – ?t=1m56s”>?t=1m56s )
9 . Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder (Arcade Exclusive/MAME)
8 . Mazin Saga – Mutant Fighter  (Sega Genesis)( LINK – ?t=1m21s”>?t=1m21s )
7.  KAGERO 2: The Deception  (Playstation 1)
6.  SNAFU  (Intellivision)
5 . Micro Machines 1   (Sega Megadrive/Genesis)
4. Rampart  (Sega Master System) ( LINK – ?t=56s”>?t=56s )
3. Demon’s Souls (PS3)
2. Blast Em’   (Steam Exclusive) ( LINK – ?t=3m28s”>?t=3m28s )
1. Waking Mars    (GOG.com/Android)

Pauls Honorable Mentions:

Dragon’s Egg (PC – Engine)

Bobby is Going Home ( Atari 2600)

Shining Force 3 (Saturn)

 

Aaron’s Honorable Mentions:
Toe Jam and Earl (Sega Genesis/Megadrive)
Brutal Alien Throwdown (PC/Flash)  –  Play here http://www.vintagegames.us/batr/
Spelunker (Atari 800 /C64 / NES)

 

Vipp/Ben’s Honourable mention…

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 HD – (PSN/PS3)

SwitchBlade (Commodor 64) (LINK – ?t=8m47s”>?t=8m47s )

Jet Pack Joyride – (PSN)

Aaron’s Dishonorable Mentions:

Virtual Hydlide (Saturn)
Donkey Kong (Intellivision)

Vipp/Ben’s Dishonourable mention…

Marsupilami

Paul’s: Dishonorable Mentions: 

Tax Avoiders 2600/
Lester The Unlikely (SNES)

 

Listeners Top 2014 Games

 

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Time Stamp
0:00:00 – Bumper/Show Theme
0:01:02 – Intro
0:25:52  –  Yoomp! – Congratulations (By X-Ray)
0:26:18 – Paul and Aaron’s Top Ten Games of 2014 – 10-6
0:54:54 – Jredd – Retro Bounce featuring Groovemaster303
https://soundcloud.com/jredd/retro-bounce-featuring-groovemaster303mp3
00:58:16 – Paul and Aaron’s Top Ten Games of 2014 – 5-1
1:45:00 – Retro State of Mind Bumper
1:46:00 – Ben’s Top 10 Games of 2014
2:35:07 – Special Bumper from Randy Smith of Tiger Style Games
www.tigerstylegames.com/
2:35:34 – Spelunker Theme (NES)
2:35:45 – Aaron and Paul Discuss Vipp’s Top 10, Honorable/Dishonorable Mentions and the Top games of 2014 from our listeners
2:59:49 – Peace Is Restores – The Next Level (Jredd)
Purchase the Album and Track below:
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Retro Obscura 44: Greetings from the Land of Beatings

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Episode 44: “Greetings from the Land of Beatings”

Intro/What we’ve been playing:

Question FeedBack: Playstation Memories:

Outspeak:
2 Dudes and a NES / Genesis Gems Battletoads/Double Dragon crossover episodes
http://nesdudes.podomatic.com/entry/2014-12-19T19_53_54-08_00
http://genesisgems.podomatic.com/entry/2014-12-20T14_14_46-08_00

Feature Game:

Paul: Game Revisit: Three Dirty Dwarves (Saturn) Eric

Aaron: Manhattan Dealers (Amiga)

Paul: Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety (SNES-Mega Drive)
Aaron: Ninja Warriors (Arcade)

Vipp: Golden Axe Revenge of Death Adder (Arcade)

Feature Games Wrap-Up (Best In Show)

Beat Em Up Feedback

Side Quest: Why did the beat em’ up genre disappear?

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0:00:00 – Bumper/Show Theme
0:02:16 – Intro
0:16:30 – Taconic Parkway – Three Dirty Dwarves
0:19:03 – Feature Games
0:56:59 – Daddy Mulk – The Ninja Warriors
1:01:23 – Vipp Presents – Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder (Arcade)
1:20:59 – Golden Axe `Battle Field` on Acoustic Guitar by GuitarGamer (Fabio Lima)
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1:23:07 – Side Quest
1:30:57 – Outro
1:49:42 – Ending Theme – Power Struggle (Diagamblic feat. Jredd)

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Retro Obscura 43: THUNDERCATS, NO!

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Episode 43: THUNDERCATS, NO!

Intro:

Deathless Speedruns – Nathan Phillips:
https://www.youtube.com/user/retroshinobi

Outspeak:

RIP Ralph Baer
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/12/08/369405270/inventor-ralph-baer-the-father-of-video-games-dies-at-92

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Playing with My Son article:
View story at Medium.com

Sidequest Question feedback:
Contest Winners:
Gary A Horick Jr
Kyle Murphy

Features
Captain Planet (Amiga)
Thundercats (Amiga)

Vipp Presents: Marsupilami! (Mega Drive – Genesis)

Sidequest:
Playstation is 20 years old with the new release of their system (20th anv Ps4 throwback) what stands out most to you games, system, etc?

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Time Stamp
0:00:00 – New Retro Obscura Show Theme (Follin’s March feat. Jredd)
0:01:10 – Intro
0:29:40 – Thundercats Intro
0:31:08 – Feature Games (Thundercats and Captain Planet)
1:00:44 – Captain Planet Intro Music (Amiga)
1:01:53 – Vipp Presents – Marsupilami! (Sega Megadrive/Genesis)
1:18:06 – Intellivision Music 2 Electric guitars (Masters of the Universe excerpt) https://
1:18:43 – Side Quest and Outro
1:32:27 – Ending Theme – Power Struggle (Diagamblic feat. Jredd)

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Retro Obscura 42: Solomon’s Club & The Meaning of Life

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Intro:

Florida Free Play:
http://www.freeplayflorida.com/

Play Brutal Alien Throwdown by Dan Biscilia here! :
http://www.vintagegames.us/batr/

Video Game Challenge/Listener Pick : Solomon’s Key (NES)

Features

Aaron: Silver Surfer (NES)

Paul: Caves of Thor (DOS) http://www.myabandonware.com/game/the-thor-trilogy-11c (

Aaron: Insantiy (DOS) http://www.textmodegames.com/download/insanity.html (1989)

Special Mention:
Ascii Sector: http://www.asciisector.net/
Dwarf Fortress: http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

Vipp : Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (8 bit home computers)
Play here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition

Sidequest: Do you think in 20-30 years time our obsession with collecting old video games will die out?

Outspeak:

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Time Stamp
0:00:00 – Show Theme
0:02:16 – Intro
0:21:58 – Brutal Alien Throwdown (Road to Back Mountain – Swerdmerd aka Dan Biscilia)
0:23:21 – Video Game Challenge (Solomon’s Key – NES)
0:33:48 – Silver Surfer (Stage Theme 02 – Tim and Geoff Follin)
0:35:23 – Feature Games
1:01:09 – Deadlock (Song 3 – Reyn Ouwehand)
1:01:13 – Vipp Presents – Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
1:29:46 – Entrada De Nombre Demo (Aaron “Diagamblic” Hickman)
1:30:57 – Side Quest
1:30:57 – Outspeak
1:48:19 – Ending Theme – Power Struggle (Diagamblic feat. Jredd)

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Retro Obscura 41: Man Eats Own Head

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Features:

Adam: Res-Q (mega drive)
Paul: Lagrange Point (Famicom)
Aaron: ROCK STAR ATE MY HAMSTER (zed esks spec)
Listener Pick: Chuckie Egg -Alex Crowley

Interview with Romanian Chiptune artists General Offensive and MrSonic699 AKA Alex and Tudd about their new EP release on Bandcamp “HARD RESET”

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Episode 40: The Secret of the Ooze

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Features

Adam- BC Racers (Sega CD)

Aaron- Mega Twins (Arcade, Sega Gen, TG16)

Paul- The Ooze (Gen)

Listener Pick-Eugene Levy’s Miniature Golf on CDI Chris Bidwell from Now You’re Playing with Podcast

Sidequest- What is your favorite genre of video game, and why? Has this changed over the

years?

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Retro Obscura 39: A very Soft and Cuddly Retroween

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Scarin’ Aaron: Soft and Cuddly (ZX Spectrum)

Stabbem’ Adam: Illbleed (Dreamcast)

Paul with Claws: Ghost Manor (SMS)

Sidequest: What makes a horror game scary?

Vipp Reviews: Deception II

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