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Love old-school video games? The Retro Game Guys discuss retrogaming history, memories, and revisit the best titles of the 80's and 90's! Listen and win a game!.#Retrogaming

Love old-school video games? The Retro Game Guys discuss retrogaming history, memories, and revisit the best titles of the 80's and 90's! Listen and win a game!.#Retrogaming

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United States

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Love old-school video games? The Retro Game Guys discuss retrogaming history, memories, and revisit the best titles of the 80's and 90's! Listen and win a game!.#Retrogaming

Language:

English


Episodes

S3 Ep1: DOOM (or Keeping Books from Children)

10/20/2020
Welcome to the kickoff of Retro Game Guys season 3! For this Halloween episode, the guys play the classic first-person-shooter DOOM (1993) for the PC. Listen in as they discuss the legends of id Software, the connection to Tom Cruise, and the iconic Nintendo game that inspired the id team. The guys also talk briefly about a change to the podcast for season 3. Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! TwitterFacebookInstagramretrogameguys.comEmail us! retrogameguys@gmail.com

Duration:01:24:46

Interview with Howard Phillips, the Game Master

8/1/2020
As part of our Super Mario Bros SUPER celebration, we are proud to present our interview with former Nintendo of America Spokesman Howard Phillips! If you grew up with the NES, Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo Power magazine like we did, there’s a name that you will surely recognize: Howard Phillips aka the Game Master. Howard was Nintendo’s most prominent spokesman here in the US during the golden age of the NES and his Game Master Persona - a friendly guy with a bowtie and mad gaming...

Duration:00:58:58

S2 Ep13: Super Mario Bros. Part 2 (2nd Anniversary Celebration)

7/29/2020
It's a SUPER Celebration! The guys celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the podcast and 35 years of Super Mario Bros. in a big way! In Part 2 of the episode, the guys share their memories of Super Mario Bros along with Howard Phillips and Retro Game Guys listeners. You'll also hear who came out on top in the #BeatRetroGameGuys score competition. Be sure to catch the full, hour-long interview with Howard Phillips! (Out 8/1/2020) Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter...

Duration:01:09:04

S2 Ep13: Super Mario Bros. Part 1 (2nd Anniversary Celebration)

7/29/2020
It's a SUPER Celebration! The guys celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the podcast and 35 years of Super Mario Bros. in a big way! In Part 1 of the episode, the guys run through the history of Super Mario Bros which includes input from the Game Master himself and former Nintendo of America spokesperson Howard Phillips! Be sure to catch Part 2 and the full, hour-long interview with Howard Phillips! (Out 8/1/2020) Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram...

Duration:01:08:33

Quick Play: BurgerTime (NES)

7/15/2020
In this Quick Play episode, the guys play the wacky arcade classic BurgerTime on NES! And once again, Sega Master Tim joins the party! Thanks to @LJWhite28 for suggesting this game. Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram retrogameguys.comEmail us! retrogameguys@gmail.com

Duration:00:19:36

S2 Ep12: Alex Kidd in Miracle World (with Sega Master Tim)

7/1/2020
Have you ever played Rock, Paper, Scissors - to the DEATH? Well, in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, you will! In this episode, the guys are joined by a very special guest, and former Sega Game Counselor: Sega Master Tim. Tim shares his memories of working the Sega Hotline and taking endless calls from frustrated Alex Kidd players! Also in this episode: learn all about Sega's mascot before Sonic, how to beat the dreaded "Janken" matches, and we also talk to Alex Kidd superfan Ian Wall who...

Duration:01:41:06

Quick Play: Asteroids (Atari 2600)

6/17/2020
In this Quick Play episode, the guys talk about the groundbreaking arcade shooter Asteroids, which came out in 1981 on the Atari 2600. Asteroids was a beloved game in our collections as kids and as we discuss, remains very playable and fun to this day! Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram retrogameguys.comEmail us! retrogameguys@gmail.com

Duration:00:19:19

S2 Ep11: Life Force (or One Mean Son of a Gun)

6/3/2020
In this episode, the guys play Konami's popular space shooter Life Force (NES, 1988). Listen to the the history of this spin-off of "Gradius", and learn how this game differs from many classic "shmups" of the era. This is the first episode where listeners will go head-to-head against the guys in a score competition. Will anyone #BeatRetroGameGuys? There is also talk about salamanders, Meg Ryan, Patrick Stewart, and "Ma and Pa Deltoid"! There's something for everyone in this episode! Don't...

Duration:01:19:06

Quick Play: Q&A with Retro Game Guys

5/20/2020
In this Quick Play episode we wrap up our Q&A series and answer listener questions! You'll learn about our gaming habits during lockdown, what frustrating games we just can't stop playing, what our go-to games are, what our partners think of our passion for retrogaming, and more. Oh, and we talk about the 80's TV series Quantum Leap too. Because, why not? Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram retrogameguys.comEmail us! retrogameguys@gmail.com

Duration:00:39:14

S2 Ep10: Super Monaco GP (or Madonna)

5/6/2020
In this episode, the guys play the classic F1 racing game Super Monaco GP (Sega Genesis, 1990). Listen as the guys talk about the amazing arcade versions (one threw you around in the seat!), discuss the over-the-top challenge of the Genesis version, and see if anyone can out-race Zack and end his score competition win streak! You'll also learn who the woman on the title screen is, and why there is no party like a "Zeroforce party"! Don't miss an episode: Subscribe and follow us! Twitter...

Duration:01:36:56

Quick Play: Q&A with JP, the Obsessive Collector

4/22/2020
This Quick Play episode concludes our series of Q&A sessions with the individual Retro Game Guys. Next up is JP, the Obsessive Collector. You'll learn about his collecting habits that span more than video games, where the Retro Game Guys name came from, and what game is his only surviving cart from childhood. Follow JP on Twitter @JPkindatw33ts Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram retrogameguys.comEmail us! retrogameguys@gmail.com

Duration:00:19:06

S2 Ep9: Wizards & Warriors (Our First Remote Episode)

4/8/2020
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and "Shelter in Place" order in California, the guys record a virtual episode for the first time. "The show must go on" as they say. This month's game is Wizards & Warriors, the fantasy/action platformer. Released in 1987, the game was one of the earlier 3rd party hits for the NES. Listen as the guys break down the history of W&W, highlight the differences between the US and Japanese versions, and debate if this game deserves it's place in history. No...

Duration:01:48:35

Quick Play: Q&A with Dustin, Your Host & Picky Gamer

3/25/2020
***NOTE: This episode was recorded in the studio before the Coronavirus "Shelter In Place" order in CA*** This Quick Play episode continues our series of Q&A sessions with the individual Retro Game Guys. Next up is Dustin, your host and "picky gamer." You'll learn how Dustin got into gaming, what game he has played non-stop for years, and whether or not he thinks he is better than the "infrequent gamer" Alex. Follow Dustin on Twitter @dustinrgg Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow...

Duration:00:36:43

S2 Ep8: Donkey Kong Country (or Expose the Donkey!)

3/11/2020
In this episode the guys play the game that helped Nintendo win the 16-bit war against Sega: Donkey Kong Country. Learn how the SNES was able to create the amazing graphics in the game, all about Nintendo's insane marketing campaign, and learn which of the Retro Game Guys went from avoiding the game to becoming a DKC fan! Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram retrogameguys.comContact retrogameguys@gmail.com

Duration:01:27:52

Quick Play: Q&A with Zack, the Retrogaming Guru

2/26/2020
This Quick Play episode continues our series of Q&A sessions with the individual Retro Game Guys. Next up is Zack, our Retrogaming Guru. You'll learn how Zack got obsessed with video games, what game he spent a full year trying to finish, and his tips for anyone who wants to start a podcast of their own. Follow Zack on Twitter @zackrgg Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram retrogameguys.comEmail us! retrogameguys@gmail.com

Duration:00:36:53

S2 Ep7: Sonic The Hedgehog and Movie Celebration (Live)

2/16/2020
LIVE from AFKxp Tech & Game Center in Campbell, CA! The Retro Game Guys play the Sega Genesis classic Sonic the Hedgehog and celebrate the release of the new Sonic Movie! Learn the motivation behind Sega creating Sonic, what types of characters Sonic almost became, and learn about a very expensive piece of Sonic memorabilia! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram retrogameguys.comContact retrogameguys@gmail.com

Duration:01:30:07

Quick Play: Q&A with Alex, the Infrequent Gamer

1/29/2020
This Quick Play episode is the first a series of Q&A sessions with the individual Retro Game Guys. Kicking things off is Alex, our Infrequent Gamer. You'll learn about how Alex got involved in the podcast, what classic 4-player game he'd love to see us cover, and what prized possession he displays proudly next to his underwear drawer at home. Follow Alex on Twitter @adangerdesigner. Don't miss an episode! Subscribe and follow us! Twitter Facebook Instagram retrogameguys.comContact...

Duration:00:19:09

S2 Ep6: SimCity (or a Light Smear)

1/15/2020
In this episode the guys play the city building game SimCity for the SNES. Learn what inspired programmer Will Wright to develop the game, why SimCity took years to get published, and what "holy grail" version was discovered just a couple of years ago. The guys also try a special "gift" from one of our listeners. Dustin has been waiting a long time to play a game that does not involve jumping or twitch reflexes. Will he be able to finally take down Zack and end his score competition win...

Duration:01:40:45

S2 Ep5: Contra (Recorded Live at AFKxp)

12/18/2019
In this Contra (NES) episode, the guys record in front of a live audience at AFKxp Tech + Games in Campbell, CA. This is the first live Retro Game Guys show, so anything can happen. Listen to learn about the history of Contra, how it got mixed up in American politics, why the game was censored in certain parts of the world, and which one of the guys put up a very surprising score. Also features an appearance from our friend Don Van Dam, aka The Golden God. Subscribe to the Retro Game Guys...

Duration:01:46:03

Quick Play: NES Zapper, Duck Hunt and Hogan's Alley

12/3/2019
In this Quick Play episode, the guys plug in the NES Zapper, one of the most iconic video game accessories of all time, and play Duck Hunt and Hogan's Alley. These two games were launch titles for the NES and helped Nintendo capture the hearts of game players of all ages. Listen as the guys talk about their favorite memories of zapping digital ducks and growing up during the early NES days. Subscribe to the Retro Game Guys Podcast in your favorite podcast app so you don't miss future...

Duration:00:26:50