Why do we love our old games and what physiological effects do they have on us. With the industry taking advantage for our demand for nostalgia is it giving fresh life for classic titles of the past of harming the originality in contemporary gaming.
Documentary on retro games featuring Author Jamie Madigan and Retro Asylum host Dean Swain.
Produced by Sean Allsop
It's time to gather around the Christmas fire as the Retro Asylum team reveal all in our festive Q & A special. We also discuss the games that give us a nostalgic Christmas feel and as an added Xmas bonus this episode also includes "Gaming Nostalgia" a documentary by Sean Allsop.
As part 2 of our 150th episode celebrations, the guys look at some of the early games produced by the legendary game development house Blizzard, or Silicon & Synapse as they were once known.
In part 1 of a 2 two part special, Retro Asylum celebrates reaching it's 150th episode with a music quiz hosted by our very own Mads Kristensen. Plus the guys discuss all of the current goings on in the retro scene.
Paul, Mads and Steve take a walk on the brutal side of retro gaming, playing five of the toughest games to ever grace floppies and cartridges. Will they succeed? More importantly can the guys still be friends after subjecting each other to these ultimate tests of gaming dexterity?
Interview with Megaman developer Akira “A.K” Kitamura: http://shmuplations.com/megaman/
Simon Phipps’ website featuring Rick Dangerous: http://simonphipps.com/
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A few weeks ago we asked our listeners what games they would like us to review on the show. A list was made and we pulled 4 of those titles out of a hat.
So Matt Wilsher, Mads Kristensen & Dean Swain play and review P.C Fuzz for the Commodore 64, Turtles 2 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Apidya for the Commodore Amiga and finally Road Rash 2 on the Sega Megadrive/Genesis.
Will Dean get over his phobia of wasps whilst playing Apidya? Can Matt get his head around frame rate of Road Rash 2 and will Mads confess to recording podcasts whilst naked?
All is revealed in episode 148 of Retro Asylum!
In this episode Dean Swain, Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson discuss the current trend of modernising popular 8 bit systems of yesteryear in which Steve goes off on one, Dean is level headed annoyed over colour clash backlash and Mads is the voice of reason. Plus there's a round up of the RA retro gaming club high score tables.
Paul Driscoll's book THE VIDEO GAME YEARS : PRESS START - The Birth of Video Game: Before the year 1977
Alexis Crowley's YouTube page: Nintendo Arcade
Legendary programmer Jim Bagley & the Sausage Factory's Chris O'Regan join the Retro Asylum team for a good old chin wag to discuss this year's Revival Solstice event and the unveiling of the Spectrum Next hardware which took place at Banks's Stadium, Walsall on the 30th of July.
In this episode, Paul Davies talks to Paul Rose (aka Mr Biffo) about his time running Teletext's Digitiser, how he originally got the gig, his gaming past and what he is up to in 2016.
In this episode of the UK's award winning retro gaming podcast, Matt Wilsher & Mad's Kristensen are joined by Mark Hardisty (author of A Gremlin In The Works) to dig deep into Gremlin Graphic's past to tell the story of how Ian Stewart and Kevin Norburn formed a premier software house from recruiting customers of their retail store Just Micro.
In this episode of Bytesize Matt and Steve talk to long-time friend of the show and ex-host Sam Dyer of Bitmap books about his latest Kickstarter for the NES Compendium Book. The guys also discuss Swainy's high score challenge on the arcade version of Renegade and the latest retro gaming news.
The New Media Europe Awards took place on Saturday 18th of June where the podcast community celebrated the most prominent podcasts of 2016. Retro Asylum was nominated for the Worlds Best Podcast of 2016 among many other great shows out there. Much to our surprise, we won!
In our latest Bytesize show we talk with author and retro game Katie da Silva about her passion for retro gaming and how it inspires her writing. We talk Sega v Nintendo, Zelda v Sonic and how you should keep your money in your pocket if Katie offers you a game of SoulCalibur!
Links and Show Notes:
www.katiedasilva.com/ Katie da Silva's website
@KatiedaSilva1 on Twitter
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFQNFTeRjWc Sonic the Hedgehog and Right Said Fred- Wonderman
https://youtu.be/Ej6oRsKv6cY?t=1m42s The Starfox crew's metal legs- Did You Know Gaming?
The Retro Asylum gang catch up to discuss their nomination in the UK Podcasters Awards of 2016 and also make some announcements regarding the forthcoming Revival Solstice event that takes place 30-31 July in Walsall.
If you want to vote for the Retro Asylum podcast for the UK Podcasters awards then please visit http://newmediaeurope.com/awards
and select the Worlds Best Podcast section and there you will see Retro Asylum among the other nominated shows.
Paul Davies talks with Walter Day, a renaissance man who single-handedly
founded e-sports movement and established the centre of the video game
universe in a small town in Iowa. We not only talk about Walter’s love
for video game and how he founded Twin Galaxies but we also explore his
passions away from the arcade.
If you’ve ever wanted to find an episode of Retro Asylum which contains
arcades, high score tables and transcendental meditation then this is
the show for you.
Links and show notes:
Revival Solstice 2016
Twin Galaxies http://www.twingalaxies.com/
The Walter Day Collection http://thewalterdaycollection.com/
Arcade Raid- The Duke of Lancaster Ship
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade
In this episode we celebrate the 25th birthday/anniversary of the first Lemmings game by taking a look at the first five games in the series. Games covered are Lemmings, Oh-No! More Lemmings, Lemmings 2 The Tribes, All New World of Lemmings, and 3D Lemmings.
To vote for Retro Asylum in the UK Podcasters Awards 2016, please visit https://m.facebook.com/questions.php?question_id=474661226072773 and click the Retro Asylum tick box. Thanks for your support!
In this episode of Retro Asylum Dean Swain, Matt Wilsher & Steve Erickson discuss the newly announced ZX Spectrum Next, THE 64 & SEGA Megadrive Hub. Meanwhile Paul Davies talks to Henrique Olifiers, co-founder of Bossa Studios and co developer of the ZX Spectrum Next in our exclusive interview.
In the 6th episode of Retro Asylum Bytesize, Matt Lambourne & Mads Kristensen team up to talk about their favorite failed systems. Namely the 3DO & Amiga CD32!
Games discussed include Canon Fodder, Space Hulk, Angels, Return Fire, Bubble & Squeak, Twisted: The Game Show & Banshee.
Episode 141 of the award winning Retro Asylum see's the return of Dean Swain & Paul Davies as they finally dodge the demons of time as they cover the latest goings on of the retro scene.
Topics covered include the unveiling of THE 64 computer & handheld systems, the resignation of key ZX Spectrum Vega staff at Retro Computers Ltd and the latest in the ever continuing drama of the Colleco Chameleon story plus lots lots more!
Come join Metz and Drisk, as they air their gaming skeletons and go through some of those terrible games they all quite like. Games covered are: 1. Last Battle (MDrive) 2. Night Breed : The interactive Movie (Amiga) 3. Colin The Cleaner (Spectrum) 4. Krazy Ivan (PS1 / Sat) 5. KikStart 2 (Spectrum) 6. Pacman (2600) 7. Cruisin' USA (N64) 8. Last Action Hero (Amiga)
Matt Wilsher and Steve Erickson take a look at the music, art and design software of the past, and how it inspired today's creative applications.
Paul Driscoll and new presenter Mads Darø Kristensen take a look at some of the greatest shooters on the Mega Drive. Hopefully people will discover some hidden gem shooters to sit down and play and enjoy. Games covered include: MUSHA Gaiares Thunderforce 3 Trouble Shooter (Battle Mania) Gley Lancer Empire of Steel (Or Steel Empire) Battle Mania 2
Can you believe that the Legend of Zelda is 30 years old?! Paul Driscoll (AKA The Drisk) and Matt Lambourne (AKA Metz) can't and are feeling very old. Still, we put on our best Peter Pan outfits and celebrate, by taking a look at the early Zelda gaming gems – or should that be rupees?!
In this episode of Retro Asylum Matt Lambourne (aka Metz) and special guest Matt Aguilera run through the pre-history and legacy of The Street Fighter II series, covering the games that preceded it, all the home conversions and the games that wanted to cash in on its success. We also have a special guest contribution from forum member 'RetroRic' who gives us an expert insight into the very much thriving SF II arcade competitive scene. Smash your Shoryuken into the play button and prepare for battle!’
Dean Swain (AKA Swainy), Steve Erickson (AKA Press Play On Tape) and Paul Driscoll (AKA The Drisk) takes a look at some of the forgotten gaming heroes of yesteryear. We have tried to concentrate on the more computer based platformer from days gone by. So come and join in as Retro Asylum reminisces about some of our favourite platform heroes, including Pitfall Harry, Monty Mole, Rick Dangerous, Bonk, James Pond, Chuck Rock and Zool. Also in this episode we announce the winner of our ZX Spectrum Visual Compendium competition, so if you entered, make sure you listen to see if you're the lucky winner. Also come join the Retro Asylum Club, and get a totally free digital quarterly magazine. To join just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and enjoy the fun.