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Retro Asylum - The UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast

The Retro Asylum is the UK’s number one retro gaming podcast show that looks at gaming culture from a UK perspective. The site regularly features at top of the iTunes chart and sits among some of the industry's biggest names.
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Dec 5, 2019

Chris and Mads slug it out as they play their way through the SNK classic, reveal the result of the December poll and announce the first game club theme of 2020.

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Dec 2, 2019

In this episode Dean, Mads, Steve & Chris reveal if they have managed to complete the games that they chose in the last episode. Those games were Batman The Movie (Amiga), Rick Dangerous (Amiga) Mega Man (NES) and Scramble (Arcade).

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Nov 11, 2019

All good things must come to an end eventually. Join Steve, Dean, Mads & Chris as they set out their future goals.

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Nov 3, 2019

In this episode Matt, Chris, and Mads discuss the game club game of October 2019: Stunt Car Racer on the mighty Commodore Amiga. Plus loads more!

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Oct 16, 2019

Chris Worthington chats to industry legend Tommy Tallarico about his career to date and the forthcoming Intellivision Amico and picks up a couple of exclusives along the way.

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Oct 7, 2019

Mads Kristensen & Christopher Worthington are back for another fun filled Retro Games Club episode. This time they take an in depth look at the legendary RPG Final Fantasy VII by Square and also take a brief look at Capcom's arcade hit Ghosts N Goblins. 

Cover illustration by Lisa Rye. To see more of Lisa's amazing work, please visit http://www.lisa-rye.com/

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Oct 3, 2019

We celebrate Chris’s one-year anniversary as a host on the Retro Asylum game club by looking back at the games we played the past twelve months.

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Sep 3, 2019

As the kids go back to school, the RA team travel back nearly 30 years to their own playground to argue what 16 bit machine has the best games. Yes it's the Amiga against the Megadrive & SNES!

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Jul 31, 2019

Mads and Chris examine whether the Westwood behemoth lives up to it's "classic" tag. We also reveal the result of the August and September poll before being joined by a special guest to look forward to October.

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Jul 7, 2019

Chris and Mads enlist in the rebel alliance to fight the dreaded Dark Troopers in Dark Forces on the PC.

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Jun 26, 2019

Mads and Chris launch the Classic Gaming Archive and talk about how you can get involved while the Mads-less team broadcast on location at Revival 2019

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Jun 1, 2019

Steve, Chris, and Mads enlist as fighter pilots in DoDonPachi. Did Chris really fight in the Willy Wars? Who stole Steve’s place in the limelight at the final moment? Tune in to this month’s game club episode to find out.

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May 2, 2019

Can Mads and Chris jump barrels, climb vines, and solve devious puzzles in this month's game club episode? Find out right here! Also we reveal next month's game - a wonderful SHMUP for you all to play.

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Apr 20, 2019

In this episode Steve, Mads and Chris take on the elephant in the room to discuss the vital role software preservation plays in keeping retro alive.

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Mar 31, 2019

Chris and Mads go Brutus baiting during a deep dive into the classic Nintendo arcade game, Popeye. They also reveal the winner of the April game club vote and are joined by a special guest to look ahead to May.

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Mar 20, 2019

So this is it, our 200th Episode! Dean Swain and the rest of the current Retro Asylum team go in search of RA hosts of the past to celebrate 200 episodes of "The UK's No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast".

Join us in our longest ever episode, as we look back at the show and discuss how the UK retro scene has evolved since we began Retro Asylum back in 2011.

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Mar 3, 2019

In this game club episode we pay homage to the great top-down Gremlin racer Super Cars II. For the first time, we are handing out prizes for the competition winners, so have a listen to find out who wins.

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Feb 18, 2019

In this episode Chris Worthington, Steve Erickson and Matt Wilsher delve into Core Designs and some of their games, without hardly mentioning Tomb Raider. A massive thanks to Simon Phipps for allowing us to use his awesome Rick Dangerous artwork. If you would like to purchase a poster print of this lovely art, please visit the store over at www.simonphipps.com

 

Feb 4, 2019

Chris and Mads dive into contraption making with The Incredible Machine. Plus we find the winner of our competition, reveal the game of February, and the list of games to vote on for March.

Jan 1, 2019

In December we’ve spent a lot of time out in the snow - virtual snow that is. Join us as we discuss this month’s game club game Midwinter by Mike Singleton (of Lords of Midnight fame). The game of the month for January is revealed at the end as usual, as are the candidates for February.

Happy New Year Everyone!

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Dec 19, 2018

Have you been good? Because Matt, Dean, Steve & Mads are back for our Christmas special in which the guys discuss all of the latest retro news, reminisce about Christmas presents of the past and look back at their favourite festive games!

 

Merry Christmas everyone & enjoy the episode!

 

 

Dec 2, 2018

Mads and new host Chris Worthington discuss the wonderful PC Engine pinball game Devil's Crush that we have been playing in the gaming club all November.

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Oct 30, 2018

The Retro Asylum gaming club game for October 2018 was 720 degrees on the Commodore 64. Join Mads and new RA host Chris Worthington, as they discuss the ins and outs of this 1987 arcade conversion.

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Oct 19, 2018

Recorded live at Revival 2018, Chris O'Regan talks to Julian Gollop on how he became synonymous with the turn based genre.

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Sep 30, 2018

Steve and Mads take a look at some games on one of Commodore's less well known machines in this Commodore C16 special.

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