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Dec 19, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it’s time for the Retro Asylum 2017 Christmas Special!

Join the team, friends and the RA community as they talk about their favourite retro gaming Christmas memories. There’s fun, quizzes and hilarity galore as we close out 2017 in the only way we know.

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Nov 26, 2017

Matt Wlsher, Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play nine beautiful looking Commodore Amiga games but do the games play as good as they look?

A massive thanks as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

 

Oct 25, 2017

Matt Wilsher talks to Andy Roberts on how he got into magazie & game publishing, the rebirth of Thalamus, Hunters Moon Remastered and a whole lot more!

Hunter's Moon Remastered Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thalamusdigital/hunters-moon-remastered

TA massive thanks as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Oct 21, 2017

Paul and Chris were kindly invited to The Science Museum to attend the launch night for year two of their Power Up event. We had a chance to speak with Mark Cutmore, the Science Museum's Head of Commercial Enterprises about how the event came about and what visitors can expect to see.

Power Up is a fantastic installation which celebrates the joy of gaming, with over 180 playable computers and consoles spanning 40 years of gaming. It runs from 20-31 October and for more info and ticket details visit:

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/power-up

A huge thanks to Dave Moore for helping with arrangements.

Thanks yet again as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Oct 12, 2017

We host a podcast mash-up with David Turner and Andi Hamilton about their gaming back stories and retro gaming’s resurgence.

As always, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Sep 28, 2017

Steve Erickson & Matt Wilsher delve into the tricky topic of emulation and discuss what emulators they use and recommend plus a whole lot more!

Again, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Aug 27, 2017

Mads Kristensen & Chris O'Regan rewind back to the early 1990's to fire up their 486's, talk a load of DOS and play Infogrames Alone In The Dark.

Once again a huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Aug 12, 2017

Retro Asylum finally succumbs to listener pressure as Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson delve into the NEC PC Engine console range and play some of the systems top games.

Show Links

To book tickets for "The Arcade Experience" event that is taking place in Cambridge on 2nd Of September 2017 please visit: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/43848/The-Arcade-Experience-Saturday-2nd-September/

If you are interested in the "Games For Atari: 1977 to 1995" Kickstarter project, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/993169463/games-for-atari-1977-to-1995

Once again a huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Jul 24, 2017

Paul Davies & Dean Swain play one of the hottest consoles of the early 1980's that played host to a ton of quality arcade conversions, namely the CBS Colecovision - A console that for it's time had superb graphics & sound but fell victim of the American games crash of 1983. Plus, there's a round up of all of the latest retro gaming news and more answers revealed in the latest section of Ask RA.

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

<strong>Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather</strong>

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: <a href="https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum" target="_blank">https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum</a>

Retro Asylum on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/</a>

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag</a>

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Jul 4, 2017

Mads Kristensen and Chris O'Regan take a retrospective look at the Discworld games from the mid 1990's and discuss point & click adventures in general.

Show links:

Hipolito Pichardo Twitch Channel: https://m.twitch.tv/hipolitopichardo?desktop-redirect=true

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Jun 20, 2017

After a short break following our Revival 2017 specials, Dean Swain & Chris O'Regan return to take a fascinating look back at Atari's much maligned range of 16 bit computers. 

The guys also discuss all of the latest news of the retro gaming scene including the reveal of Nintendo's lost arcade game "Sky Skipper" and much much more!

Show Links:

For more information on the SkySkipper project, please visit: https://www.skyskipperproject.com/

For the latest news on the Atari Box, checkout https://www.ataribox.com/

For more information on the Retron 77 console, please visit: https://www.hyperkin.com/

For more information on the SNES30 control pad, please visit: http://www.8bitdo.com/

To order a Spectrum Next, please visit: http://www.specnext.com/

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Jun 2, 2017

So here it is, the grand finale of our Revival 2017 panels is here and it’s time for our talk with Paul Rose aka your friend and ours Mr Biffo.

Paul Davies finally got his childhood dream of chatting on stage with the man behind the Teletext screen to not only get some great Digi stories, but also chat about Paul’s new video project Found Footage. So if you want to know about the Digitiser ‘French Book’ that was never aired or learn about new characters ‘Manorak’ and ‘Manbag’ then you’ve come to the right place!


Find out all about Digitiser 2000 here: http://www.digitiser2000.com/
and Found Footage here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMWnD7qCz4Y7FbbbfyDq5g

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events visit: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 30, 2017

Our penultimate Revival 2017 audio podcast is our much-anticipated Rare panel featuring Kev Bayliss, Chris Marlow and Sean Pile talking about their work at the legendary development house.

The panel was hosted by former Rare staffer and host of the Cane and Rinse podcast, Darren Gargette. Being such a Rare fan we knew that Darren was the perfect host to get the best from the guys and boy were we right!

This is an absolute treasure for fans of Rare’s canon of work.

Find out all about Cane and Rinse here: https://caneandrinse.com

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events visit: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 28, 2017

Almost a year to the day since Henrique Olifiers brought the Spectrum Next prototype and his grand idea to our 2016 panel, Jim Bagley joins Dean Swain and Paul Jenkinson (from The Spectrum Show) to talk about the Spectrum Next, Jim’s ideas that are now part of the project and its phenomenal Kickstarter campaign.

Be sure to check out The Spectrum Show: http://www.thespectrumshow.co.uk/

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events visit: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 26, 2017

Our Gremlin panel at Revival 2017 sees Mark Hardisty talking with Mike Lister and Rich Stevenson about their development careers at Gremlin and their journey to the software house via Alligator, Hi Tech and Bizarre Developments among others.

If you ever wanted to hear the origin story for BMX Ninja’s then this is the podcast for you! ;)

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out: 

http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 24, 2017

After an 18 year hiatus Dave Perry roared back to the retro gaming scene at Revival 2017. Join Paul Davies as he and the Revival audience hear all about Dave’s career and adventures as a true icon of a UK video gaming generation.

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out: http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk/

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

 

May 22, 2017

With the dust settling on an incredible Revival 2017, the team sit down with Craig Turner and Jim Bagley to chat about all the fun that was had by all of us who attended the two-day retro gaming blowout.

For the lowdown on Revival Retro Events check out:

http://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk

Huge thanks and a name check to our Patreon supporters:

Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 18, 2017

Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson take a look at some of the early games by Activision on the Commodore 64 and where possible, compare them to their Atari 2600 counterparts.

Games discussed in this episode:

Park Patrol
H.E.R.O
Ghostbusters
Pitfall
Pitfall II
Little Computer People

Huge thanks and a name check to our Patreon supporters:

Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

May 4, 2017

In this jam-packed show Paul, Mads and Chris take a slight detour and showcase modern games which take a significant influence from the classic gaming retro era through either their aesthetic, gameplay or themes.
In addition to the main topic, the gang fill us in on the latest on the Spectrum Next and also provide plenty of further information about our newly launched Patreon campaign and much more!
Games featured:

Shovel Knight
Axiom Verge
Rock Boshers
Downwell
Life of Pixel
Thomas Was Alone
Lumo
Pirate Pop Plus

Huge thanks and a name check to our Patreon supporters:

Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

 

Apr 15, 2017

Join us down in the deepest depths of the Asylum for another trip to RA podcast vaults. This visit takes us back to Matt Wilsher and Darren Fogarty deciding their Top 10 Amiga driving games.

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Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

If you’d like to sponsor the show please visit our website at retroasylum.com and click the donate button at the bottom of our homepage. Everything pledged goes straight back into maintaining the site, so if you enjoy the show please consider donating.

Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review if you haven’t already.

 

Apr 1, 2017

GMA Award nominated "The Sausage Factory" host Chris O'Regan joins the Retro Asylum team for the ultimate 8 bit wars showdown as we add the Atari 8 bit computer range into the mix.

The games covered this time around are: Head over Heels, The Eidolon, Boulderdash, Bruce Lee, Star wars, Spy vs spy, Trailblazer & Summer Games.

Which system has the best versions of these games? Find out as our hosts battle it out once again!

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

If you’d like to sponsor the show please visit our website at retroasylum.com and click the donate button at the bottom of our homepage. Everything pledged goes straight back into maintaining the site, so if you enjoy the show please consider donating.

Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review if you haven’t already.

Mar 13, 2017

Paul Davies, Steve Erickson & Dean Swain return for a 3 hour long episode of the UK's No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast. This time around, the guys take a look at nine original budget titles that were released on the 8 bit micro's in the UK. 

The team also discuss the ZX Spectrum Vega+ and the ZX Spectrum Next projects at length and also answer listener questions in the "Ask RA" section of the show.

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Twitter: @theretroasylum

If you’d like to sponsor the show please visit our website at retroasylum.com and click the donate button at the bottom of our homepage. Everything pledged goes straight back into maintaining the site, so if you enjoy the show please consider donating.

Any feedback is more than welcome and please leave us an iTunes review if you haven’t already.

Feb 17, 2017

Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play the Amiga version Taito's classic 2 play romp and discuss the games various sequels and spin offs!

 

To view Steve & Mads playing the game visit https://youtu.be/RGOhvV1zmRQ

 

Feb 12, 2017

Paul Davies delves into the Retro Asylum vaults to discover golden moments from our past.

Paul & Sam Dyer discuss their top 5 footy games looking at titles such as Kick Off & Sensible Soccer.

Jan 24, 2017

Mads and Steve battle head to head in a live play of Magnetic Fields classic top down racer Super Cars 2 on the Amiga plus they discuss the latest
retro news!

The video that accompanies this podcast can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYBOGlWvfYE

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