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Remember getting stuck in Zelda, only to discover the secret you were missing the next day? Or being jealous of the kid who had Nintendo Power? In the internet age when you get stuck in a game, it's easy to find the solution online. Too easy. On Retro Reset, we're gaming like it's 199X-- no guides, no GameFAQs, no internet. We're resetting our brain console and relearning how to discover the worlds of gaming for ourselves.
 
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Travel to planet Gunstar-9 with us on this week's deep dive into Gunstar Heroes for SEGA Genesis! This game has everything-- explosions, action, guns, stars, military bosses who used to be Hitler, and more! Other topics discussed: - Top rentals of 1993 - Job interview frustration - The bit wars and the Atari Jaguar - Allen's PS4 turning into a usel…
 
Retro Reset dips its toes into 198X for the first time with the incomparable "The Legend of Zelda" for the Nintendo Entertainment System! Or the Famicom Disk System, really. Dive in with us into one of the first open-world exploration games, created by a dream team of Nintendo devs as the launch title for an all-new console. Also, we totally meant …
 
This week on Retro Reset, we're finally BACK with part 1 of our DOUBLE SIZE Chrono Trigger extravaganza! We're hopping in the epoch and going all the way back to 1995 to explore the development and history of one of the greatest RPGs of all time, and one of the greatest games ever made. Turn on your SNES and get ready to RESET. Other topics discuss…
 
This week on sidequests, we have FANMAIL! We'll be answering all your burning questions, such as what games we'd erase from our memories to play again, why Chrono Trigger did better than Dragon Quest in America, our best memories of watching family members play games, and more! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or FB, or email us at retroresetpod@gm…
 
This week on Sidequests, we interview Floris of Project Island, a new fan project aimed at reviving the spirit of Lego Island in a true sequel made entirely by fans. If you're interested in checking out more, helping the project, or downloading newly discovered high-quality versions of some of Lego Island's best songs, go to http://projectisland.or…
 
Hey Paisanos! Check out this archival episode we recorded as a patron exclusive for a previous podcast. We reviewed the first episode of the Super Mario Bros Super Show, starring Capt. Lou Albano! It's a weird one. Also, we used to swear a lot more-- but we bleeped it for our lovely Retro Reset listeners. Enjoy this blast from our past! Follow us o…
 
This ain't the mushroom kingdom anymore! We're headed to Dinosaur Land with a deep dive into Super Mario World! Other topics discussed and events this episode: - The terribad Super Mario World cartoon - Borderlands 3 - Gordan Ramsay visits and says the F word - IGN's inability to love Episode Links and Research: Official guidebook developer intervi…
 
This week we're headed deep into Castle Dragonia with Fatal Labyrinth for the SEGA Genesis! No two playthroughs are alike, except of course for the death at the end. We also discuss: - Too many chicken restaurants in our hometown - Progress in Chrono Trigger - The closure of Party City and the helium shortage - The eventual death of our sun - Andro…
 
On this week's episode of sidequests, we welcomed award-winning composer and musician Rainbowdragoneyes, creator of the incredible soundtrack to The Messenger by Sabotage games. We discussed some of the challenges and triumphs in making chiptune music spanning two console generations, as well as his music creation process. You can find his posts on…
 
The boys take on the indie game phenomenon, The Messenger, including an interview with award-winning composer Eric "Rainbowdragoneyes" Brown. You can find his posts on Twitter @rnbwdragoneyes and pick up the soundtrack to The Messenger as well as his other great music on Bandcamp or iTunes. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or FB, or email us at ret…
 
On this episode of Retro Reset, the guys review the black sheep of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest for the SNES, and whether it achieved its goal of being "the first RPG designed for the entry level player." Mystic Quest German Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf20eLHLN3g Check us out on social media! facebook.com/re…
 
With the release of the Nintendo Switch, Allen and Kyle discuss their hopes and dreams for the new console as lifelong Nintendo fans. Also, they geek out over the new trailers for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Breath of the Wild Gameplay Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2JtSXXY_WY Nintendo Switch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com…
 
This week, Allen and Kyle discover the hidden sexual metaphors in the 1989 Legend of Zelda cartoon! Also, there's a lot of dick jokes in this one, naturally. Check out our new sister podcast, BEWARE and WARNING: A Choose Your Own Adventure Podcast! It's a super fun game where we read a Choose Your Own Adventure book, and try our best to survive. Cl…
 
On a very special episode of Saturday Morning Showdown, Allen shoots Kyle to prove a point about gun violence-- no wait, that's what the Gargoyles do in "Deadly Force," a controversial episode of Gargoyles history that takes on the touchy topic of guns, accidental shootings, and even weapons trafficking. Yeah, shit gets REAL. If you'd like more fro…
 
Welcome to the podcast after the podcast-- the Weekend Rental! This week we're talking about Pokemon! Pokemon Go, Pokemon Cartoons, Pokemon Games, Pokemon Bedsheets-- we even open some Pokemon Cards! (Okay we didn't talk about bedsheets) If you're playing Niantic's smash hit Pokemon Go, tell us your Team (Valor, Mystic, Instinct) in a review! We'd …
 
This week we check out Episode 40 of the Indigo League season of Pokemon, "The Battling Eevee Brothers," and everyone learns a lesson about stealing animals while eating a bunch of food, how to pull off stirrup tights in social situations, what the word "abandon" means, and the power of friendship. Also kind of weird that we picked this episode rig…
 
This week in an extra long episode, the Kyle and Allen take on the most radical squadron ever as we watch Swat Kats, season 1, episode 1. Strap in to your jet of choice and get ready for another awesome episode of Saturday Morning Showdown! The music used in this interstitials this episode came from CursedLemon. Big ups to him for providing the awe…
 
What's this? A bonus episode already? Yes, folks, this is the Weekend Rental-- a bonus feature of Saturday Morning Showdown where we talk about video games. On this episode, the boys take on Captain Planet and the Planeteers for the NES, a companion piece to the cartoon. But will they survive? Probably, I mean it's just a video game. Editor's note:…
 
On the first episode of Saturday Morning Showdown, Allen and Kyle take on that guy who defeats bad guys who like to loot and plunder-- the green haired, halter top wearing hero himself, Captain Planet! By their powers combined, they'll make fun of him for your enjoyment. The episode discussed this time is Season 1 Episode 1 of Captain Planet. If yo…
 
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