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We commemorate our 64th episode of the show with a Jeff-centric look at the fun-tastic Nintendo 64. In addition to an in-depth overview of the hardware, we also cover games such as Super Mario 64, WipeOut 64 & WCW/NWO revenge, and turn up the nostalgia as our readers join us in sharing our favorite memories of the platform, all while Jeff issues mu…
 
In honour of our 8th anniversary, we spend some time catching up, then delve into the world of Japanese import games. We discuss importing games back in the 90’s, some importing considerations to keep in mind, and examine games such as Gimmick, Pulseman & Hyper Duel. We also play another round of gaming trivia, and finally reveal our secret love fo…
 
In our first ever live episode, Jon gets us talking about the world of DOS gaming. Joined by some of our listeners, we discuss the shareware model prevalent during this time, and cover games such as Duke Nukem, Commander Keen, and (the polarizing) Blake Stone, all while anxiously waiting to see if Alex’s frustration results in a smashed keyboard.…
 
Given free reign to let his inner nerd shine, Jon's debut solo project is a bonus episode all about gaming with retro hardware in the 2020's. From new controller options, to video capture setups, and how to connect your consoles to modern displays (while trying to avoid pesky lag), everybody's favorite genius has got you covered.…
 
We're back with another Halloween playlist of spooky VGM. Here is the link to the music-only version of this episode, which includes a download option: https://soundcloud.com/retrogameaudio/halloween-mix-iv-music-only/s-bCwbD Apano Sin (Amiga) Der Langrisser (SFC) Alien Target (Amiga) Etrian Odyssey III (DS) Dungeon Explorer (PCE) Adventure of Toky…
 
Celebrating our 7th anniversary with our biggest episode yet, we re-visit some games that we covered in the first year of our show, such as Powerslave, Galactic Attack, Alien Crush, and more. We also bring in our guest Alex (@retr0drift on Twitter) to educate us on restoring & repairing retro gaming hardware, and we wonder how long it would take a …
 
Lest we get pummeled by Segata Sanshiro himself, we dedicate another entire episode to Sega's 32-bit wonder, the mighty Sega Saturn. Covering unique titles such as Astal, Fighter's Megamix, Deep Fear, and more, we also talk about recent developments in the Saturn community, the current state of Saturn emulation, new ways to play Saturn games in 201…
 
Patrick and Steve are joined once again by Kevin Burke to discuss the Castlevania Bloodlines soundtrack. Sampled from a modded Sega Genesis to achieve a crisp, bright sound, we do a complete listen-through as we also explore some of the technical aspects of its creation.Show notes1:35 - Kevin's vgm audio sources on original hardware project6:22 - B…
 
We're back! Kicking off season 3 with an in depth analysis of the sound design in the long-lost SimCity NES game. Patrick and Steve also talk about MAGFest.For more history on this version of SimCity, visit https://gamehistory.org/simcity/LuigiBlood's mashup of NES and SNES Metropolis:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpSTa1X4xMw…
 
To cap off 2018, we turn our focus to Capcom, one of the most popular publishers in the "retro" era. Delving into this company's history, we also take a look at some of its iconic titles, such as Bionic Commando, Duck Tales, and Saturday Night Slam Masters. We also crown our "Retro Game of 2018", and Jeff's facial hair gets some cowboy influence.…
 
We return with our 3rd annual Halloween playlist of spooky video game music! Lots of obscure and great tunes. Also, an announcement about the upcoming 3rd season of Retro Game Audio. You can listen to & download the music-only version of this episode here:https://soundcloud.com/retrogameaudio/halloween-mix-iii-music-only/s-uw4U2Tracklist:Agony (Ami…
 
Patrick and Steve discuss the Sunsoft 5B famicom sound expansion and the sound design of Mr. Gimmick. This episode includes some previously-unknown information about Gimmick!, and also a complete listen-through of the soundtrack sampled from original hardware.Show notes:0:00:43 - introduction & general gameplay discussion0:13:49 - the 5B sound expa…
 
Our fearless trio wonders if the third time is indeed the charm by looking at "Three-quels", aka the third entry in video game franchises. Covered are games such as Super Metroid, Streets of Rage 3, Tekken 3 & more. We also belatedly crown our best retro games of 2016 and 2017, and question whether a toddler gorilla can be a worthy hero.…
 
Patrick and Steve are joined by Jeffrey Roberts to discuss the optimal set-ups for recording chiptunes and video game music from hardware. We review the audio outputs, recommended mods, audio formats, and flashcarts/ devices for a variety of consoles.12:43 - NES23:00 - Sound Expansion on the NES31:02 - Top Loader NES32:29 - Nintendo Famicom38:02 - …
 
Patrick and Steve are joined by ImaTrackMan to discuss the MSX standard and its audio. After a bit of history discussion, we take a look at its PSG audio, followed by the following expansions and updates: SFG, MSX-AUDIO, SCC, OPLL / MSX-MUSIC, PCM / MIDI, and Moonsound. We include some pretty great music selections and hope you enjoy!…
 
It's that time of year again! We've compiled another playlist of spooky video game music for your listening pleasure. Most tracks picked by Patrick and Steve, with a couple guest selections (see soundcloud comments for more info). Special thanks to Alex Menchi for providing the rips of most of the Amiga selections found in this episode. You can fin…
 
Patrick and Steve are joined by Oliver to discuss Capcom's Famicom and NES music. We do a pretty deep dive into some of the strange nuances and quirks of their sound engines, as well as observe how their sound progressed over time. We also share at least one song from every FC/ NES title of theirs, in chronological order of release.…
 
We spend this episode discussing all things Konami and marvel in their former glory by covering beloved classics such as Contra III: The Alien Wars, Rocket Knight Adventures, Sexy Parodius, and more. We also share our amazement at how faithful an 8-bit Star Trek game can be, and Jeff deals with the disappointment of his first ever bootleg video gam…
 
Unable to resist the urge to continue playing games & podcasting, the crew takes time to appreciate some exquisite art by experiencing some beautiful 2D games. With masterpieces such as Kirby's Adventure, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and Garou: Mark of the Wolves there's no shortage of eye candy. We also make some major breakthroughs as Jon…
 
From the darkest depths of the RGS archives comes our first ever recording along with some content that got left on the cutting room floor. Featuring our pilot/test episode, it's followed up with some outtakes that were cut out of previous recordings. Not for the faint of heart, this episode is rough, unpolished, and crude, but does help illustrate…
 
We're back! Breaking an unplanned hiatus with a mix of spooky VGM, just in time for Halloween. Season 2 of Retro Game Audio to commence soon.If you'd like to download a copy of this Halloween mix without the introduction, a file of just the music can be found here:https://soundcloud.com/retrogameaudio/episode-14-halloween-mix-music-only/s-kYCYf…
 
Celebrating our 4th anniversary and final podcast, we indulge ourselves by playing whatever games we please, such as Ninja Gaiden Shadow, Operation Logic Bomb, and Tempest 2000. We also take time to reminisce about our humble beginnings, hear what some of our colleagues had to say about us, and express our gratitude to you, our listeners. Without y…
 
As the show winds down, we turn our attention to Sega's final home console, the mighty Dreamcast. Discussing the impressive variety in this platform's game library, we go in-depth with titles such as Jet Grind Radio, Power Stone, Confidential Mission, and more. We also marvel at how awesome the Dreamcast mouse is, and share our jubilation for tuna …
 
With GunCons and Light Phasers in hand, the crew takes aim at the light gun genre! Setting our sights on games such as Virtua Cop 2, Time Crisis: Project Titan, and Rescue Mission, no tube TV is safe from getting (virtually) shot. We also talk about the history of light guns, the challenges in playing light gun games in the modern era, and detail t…
 
Looking to add a little international flavour to the show, we're joined by Paul "The Drisk" Driscoll to cover some import video games. Included are discussions on the various challenges in importing for retro consoles, how cultural differences affected the industry in different territories, as well as an in depth look at games such as Micro Machine…
 
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