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The official podcast for Sega Mania Magazine! We discuss our latest issues, our personal issues and gaming issues!

The official podcast for Sega Mania Magazine! We discuss our latest issues, our personal issues and gaming issues!


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The official podcast for Sega Mania Magazine! We discuss our latest issues, our personal issues and gaming issues!






Ep. 10: Helmet Special

Happy Friday, Maniacs (Sorry, Tim)! The Sega Mania Podcast is back with more of what you love from the guys you tolerate. Well, less of them this time as it's a five-man pod. It's just a little Steve and Sam-less, it's still good, it's still good! First up, we chat about the long-ago promised Game We Missed: M.U.S.H.A. This blistering vertical-scrolling shooter gets a proper going over by the lads, with a hefty inserted discussion on how expensive retro games are these days, and the most...


Ep. 9: Sam’s Never Seen an Owl

We're all business this episode. Well... until the listener questions push us off the rails, but that's your fault. You did that. We dive straight into the rankings of six more games from Issue 3 (1992), running the rule over Steel Talons, Batman, Alien 3, Taz-Mania, Thunder Force IV and Splatterhouse 2. Once that's out of our system, we jump into a lovely listener question about what games we'd want to relive with our kiddywinks, and a four-year-old makes up some names for everyone. Also,...


Ep. 8: Here Comes A New Challenger!

We're now a magnificent seven instead of a sinister six! Please welcome new staff member David to his maiden podcast recording! To go easy on him, we paused the rankings for a week and instead went back to a Game We Missed that we missed. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure is a game we didn't include in Issue 4, so we all had a go at it here. Some liked it, some hated it. What do you think? We then dive into a big chunk of listener questions (we're running out now, so get 'em...


Ep. 7: Greta FUNberg

It's time, maniacs, for yet another episode of our glorious podcast. This time, rather than playing the promised 'game we missed' we have a big circle jerk over Issue 5 of the magazine, because it won't sell itself now will it? We've got behind the scenes insight into a variety of the upcoming reviews (including the game that broke Sam), Steve tells us all about his interview with the creator of ToeJam & Earl, Rob reveals the scoop on a certain popstar's connection to the music in Sonic 3,...


Ep. 6: Above Columns, Below Golden Axe

We're back once again for more Sega Mania Podcast madness! Apologies this is coming out a bit late, but our big mean overlord told us we had to finish off some poxy magazine so we crunched on that and Alex didn't have time to edit this absolute mammoth episode until now. We carry on the new tradition of covering a game we missed in the magazine with Robocop vs The Terminator, and it's an absolute banger. No more Alex the Kidd anger here, folks! Part 2 is the continuation of ranking every...


Ep. 5: We Have Another Rank and We Have Another Cry

This is definitely our most Sega episode yet of Sega Mania Podcast - only took us five episodes to keep (mostly) on topic! Beginning this episode is a new segment: Games We Missed. Every episode, we'll be picking a game not reviewed in the magazine (up to 1994) to play and discuss on the pod. This episode, we randomly drew Alex THE Kidd in Miracle World for Master System. It's a game we'd all played before, and one that...well, it's not great. If you're a huge fan of the game, prepare your...


Ep. 4: It’s got Iain Lee on it

You read that correctly, Maniacs, this episode of SMP is a special one as we got an actual real celebrity famous person rich man to join us and chat about Sega - former host of the 11 O'Clock Show, 3rd place-finisher in I'm A Celebrity, and big Sega fan Iain Lee! We answer some listener questions on games that disappointed us, games that weren't as good when we went back to them as adults to review them for the mag, Xbox vs PlayStation and more! Iain tells us about asking, and receiving, a...


Ep. 3: Ectoplasm

It's a spooky, ghostly episode of SMP this time around. Definitely, 100% always about ghosts. Nothing else. The reason for this is we hear another unfortunate tale from Rob 'The Unluckiest Writer in Literature' Kirkup, as his dream interview with Freddy Flintoff gets... well you'll have to listen to find out! We also discuss the games we've been playing recently before diving into a Know Your Enemy-style quiz based on 1994. Closet Nintendo fans rejoice, this one's for you! In the letters...


Ep. 2: What a Bunch of Rankers

We're back, baby, and for some reason we decided to undertake the mammoth task of ranking every game covered in Issue 1 of Sega Mania Magazine! The result? One rather long podcast and a rather upset Rob (Golden Axe Massive, rise up!). Either side of arguing about which Mega Drive game's dad could have your dad, we're talking about what we've been playing. Yes, Steve's answer is still Halo Infinite. We end the podcast with some listener questions, and there are some doozies in here. You'll...


Ep. 1: 3200 Hours

Welcome to official podcast from Sega Mania Magazine! Alex, Rob, Sam, Simon, Steve and Tim are here to give you the inside scoop on all things Sega Mania. In Part 1, we talk about our most and least favourite games from issues 1-3 with a few sneak peeks into the upcoming issue 4. Part 2 brings you some current Sega news, and Part 3 focuses on what we've all been playing over the holiday period. Finally, Part 4 is everybody's favourite - a quiz! Guess the game from snippets of reviews...