Did you have an idea for a video game when you were a kid that never went anywhere? Take some inspiration from Joe Granato, the creator of brand new NES title Mystic Searches! We chat with him about his childhood dream brought to life, as well as the documentary and covers the process The New 8-Bit Heroes. Get ready for some old school game development knowledge!
The top of the show gets into Windjammers being in contention for the next Evo lineup of competitive gaming, The Banner Saga franchise finishing where it started on Kickstarter, and the robot apocalypse inching closer as an AI learns how to play Ms. Pac-Man.
The Stage of History this week welcomes the original bro shooter Contra, Michael Jackson's composed Sonic the Hedgehog 3, the ultimate head-to-head dance-off Bust a Groove, and more! Plus we have our game giveaways and this week's Random Select. Can you guess which character David is before our competitors?
Would you leave a high-paying position to follow your passion? That's what Dean Razavi did! Join in on the discussion about his difficult decision to go from courtrooms to conventions to show off the fruit of his labor - RPG puzzle game Vidar!
At the top of the show, we chat about Bubsy hitting the Streets.... of Rage 2! You'll want to hear about this awesome mod. Also we get into some Nintendo Switch discussion after the latest showing from Japan. We got both sides of the argument on hand, but where do you stand? Will the Switch be a success, or the second coming of Wii U? Which classic Nintendo franchises need to make a comeback? Let us know!
We also get into our usual segments. The Stage of History this week celebrates chilly platformer Ice Climber, rude and crude Duke Nukem 3D, the first MMO for consoles Phantasy Star Online, and more! We also proclaim a winner in this week's Random Select where Robert and our guest have to guess which video game character David is this week. Can you correctly guess before our contestants? Join in on the fun, ARGonauts!
It's a RetroZap crossover! The Deucecast co-host Michael "Mikey" Nipp comes on board to talk movie tie-in games in history, and boy howdy are there a lot of them! We also get his own personal movie pairings with the games we celebrate in the Stage of History. What matches up with Ms Pac-Man, Super Smash Bros, and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link? You'll have to listen to find out, OR share with us what you think would make for better matches.
Just as we were celebrating anniversary of Starcade, a new one gets announced! Will it be a hit? Will it bomb? Who should host? Would you compete in a retro gaming game show? Let us know!
Along with the Stage of History, we also have our game giveaways, this time with another code for Cyber Chicken as well as Lara Croft GO! There's also our new segment Random Select where Robert and our special guest have to figure out which video game character David is this time. Strap in and play along!
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We're baaaaaack! New Blood Interactive co-founder Dave Oshry chats with us about the awesome games his studio is working on. Retro first person shooter homage? Check. Pikmin with molotov cocktails? Check. '80s infused typing game with lasers? Check and mate!
There are some news we cover about retro gaming playing a part in the success of the Nintendo Switch. Robert also brings up some news about a new Double Dragon game that looks and feels like the ones we know and love, plus sharing his revisit of Street Fighter: The Movie. GAAAAAAME OVAAAAAH!
This episode also marks the debut of our new game segment called Random Select where David is in the role of a video game character that Robert and our guest compete to guess correctly. It's a lot of fun, so hop right in the contestant's chair with us!
The Stage of History this week introduces games such as isometric shooter Zaxxon, Sega's RPG debut Phantasy Star, and the precursor to Command & Conquer, Dune II (NOT Doom II). There are also game giveaways for Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time and Cyber Chicken, so grab 'em before they blast off, ARGonauts!
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