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Retro Game Squad Podcast
223 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
RGS 070 - A Decade of RGS
Celebrating our 10-year anniversary with a community-focused episode, we indulge in games such as DoDonPachi, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling, & more. We also get some feedback from our listeners in the form of letters & voicemails, take a stroll down memory lane by recounting how the squad met & the moments that led to the creation of the show, and Jeff ends up shirtless yet again.
252 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
RGS 069 – PlayStation Special
Dusting off our Memory Cards and DualShock controllers, the crew goes all in on the Sony PlayStation. Covering games such as Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Omega Boost, Hot Shots Golf 2, and more, we also explore the different ways in which you can play PSX games in 2022, & detail some of the different hardware mods available to enhance your PlayStation experience, all with a side of tuna sandwich recipes.
192 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
RGS 068 - Game Boy games
Saving countless kids from ennui during car rides and doctor's visits, the Nintendo Game Boy was a staple of handheld gaming, and we're here to talk about it. We discuss its hardware & impact on the industry, as well as games such as Hammerin’ Harry, Battle Unit Zeoth, and Chikyuu Kaihou Gun ZAS, all before Alex goes on a tirade upon seeing that one of his favorite games has been defiled.
247 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
RGS 067 - Adventure games
Feeling adventurous, we put a bow on 2021 by checking out some “darling” action-adventure games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, The Guardian Legend and Beyond Oasis. We also mull over our choices to crown our Retro Game of The Year, and Greg tells us about the time his indifference to the N-Gage resulted in cold, hard cash.
199 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
RGS 066 – PC Engine games
Retro Nick returns to share his dirty humour and vast PC Engine knowledge as we explore some of the lesser known titles on NEC’s diminutive console such as Spriggan, Kaze Kiri Ninja Action, Gotzendiener, and more. We also cover some of the new TurboGrafx-16 & PC Engine relevant hardware options out there, and delve into the history and lore of the greatest super-hero of them all: Bravoman!
171 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
RGS 065 - Modern NES Games
Joined by special guest Chris Alaimo of Classic Gaming Quarterly, we turn to the NES to discover new and unique games made for this iconic platform. Featuring discussion on games such as Micro Mages, Pac-Man C.E., Log Jammers, and more, we also offer a little insight into the growing homebrew scene, all while Jeff escapes the heat as Jeff does; shirtless.
246 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
RGS 064 - Jeff's N64 Madness!
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 multiple gaming challenges to be settled in his clubhouse.
219 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
RGS 063 - Modern Retro (part 2)
The crew finishes off the year by having another look at modern games made in the "Retro" style by getting addicted to games such as Ion Fury, Xeno Crisis, Demon's Tilt, and more. We also talk about our favorite current-generation and retro games we played in 2020, and open a mysterious holiday gift from overseas.
30 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
RGSM 002 - Streets of Rage 4
Alex hits the streets in this mini episode to offer an in-depth analysis of Streets of Rage 4. From the gameplay to the visuals, to hidden secrets and samples of this game's stellar soundtrack, no stone is left unturned as we aim to find out if this long-awaited sequel is a worthy entry in this well-beloved franchise.
215 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
RGS 062 - Japanese Imports
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 for a certain “Weird Al” movie.
166 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
RGS 061 – DOS games
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.
35 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
RGSR 006 - Super NES Music
Jon takes the helm in this radio episode with selections from one of his favorite systems of all time; the beloved Super NES. Featuring tracks from Super Mario RPG, Chrono Trigger, Tetris Attack, and more, fans of Nintendo's 16-bit wonder will feel right at home with this one.
65 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
RGSR 005 - The Music of Sunsoft
Joined by Chris Alaimo of Classic Gaming Quarterly, we sample some of Sunsoft's 8-bit and 16-bit library to see if this company's reputation for stellar chiptunes still holds up (spoiler: yes, it does). We also explore some of Sunsoft's history and marvel at Naoki Kodaka's contributions to some truly iconic tunes.
44 minutes | May 16, 2020
RGSM 001 - Jon's 2020 Retro Primer
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.
33 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
RGSR 004 - Panzer Dragoon Trilogy
Resurrecting our long-dead radio series until our main show can resume production, we bring to you the outstanding music of the Panzer Dragoon Trilogy on the Sega Saturn, a testament to how artistic a series about laser-spitting dragons can truly be.
178 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
RGS 060 - On-Rail Shooters
Speeding towards the horizon, we turn our attention towards the On-Rails Shooter genre by taking aim at games such as Panzer Dragoon, Star Fox 64, Sin and Punishment, and more. We also deliberate over our Retro Game of 2019, and Jon proclaims that a certain F-Zero clone is more influential than it actually is.
258 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
RGS 059 - Second Looks
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 Ninja Turtle to surf from Key West to Manhattan.
210 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
RGS 058 - Sega Saturn strikes back!
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 2019, and Jon shocks Jeff and Alex with a happy bombshell.
203 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
RGS 057 - Co-op games
Joined by returning guest Retro Nick, the squad unites to take on some cooperative games such as Dungeon Explorer II, Lost Vikings 2, Darius Gaiden and more. We also play (a hilarious) Round 4 of "Name That Tune", and Nick expresses his profound disdain for kale, KOTOR, and the PlayStation's lack of light gun standards.
182 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
RGS 056 - Capcom games
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.
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