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84 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
11 - Super Mario 64
We're finally back! To start with a WAHOO we're playing Super Mario 64. Come back in time to 1996, where Adam Sandler is king and OJ was for breakfast every morning. Next month's game is Turtles in Time/Hyperstone Heist!
15 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Retro Reset Season 2 Preview Final
We're back! 2020 sucks but you can always travel to 199X with Retro Reset. Get up to date on what's coming next! The next game is Super Mario 64. Make sure to play along and send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
Sidequests - Most Frustrating Moments in Video Games
This week on Sidequests, we discuss our most frustrating moments in video games, including Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool, and the infamous giraffe section in The Lion King for Sega Genesis.
77 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
10 - Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)
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 useless brick Research Links: - IGN Article: https://www.ign.com/articles/2006/03/06/maegawa-talks-gunstar - Treasure Developer Interview: http://shmuplations.com/treasureroundup/ - 1up archived article: https://web.archive.org/web/20160325100215/http://www.1up.com/features/13-years-treasure?pager.offset=0 - Interveiw with SoA producer Mac Senour: http://www.sega-16.com/2013/10/interview-mac-senour/ - Archived Gamefan magazine: https://archive.org/details/Gamefan_Vol_1_Issue_11/page/n59 - Retromags Database: http://retromags.com
18 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Sidequests - Favorite 90s Game Developers
On this week's bonus episode, we talk our favorite 90s game developers! It's a showdown between the likes of Konami, Capcom, Squaresoft, Sonic Team, and more!
78 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
9 - The Legend of Zelda (NES)
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 to release this on the anniversary of Zelda in the US! That was ON PURPOSE Other topics discussed include: - The first DLC campaign - Zelda's "underground railroad" - Technical issues that caused this episode to be late! - 90s Zelda raps and the Animorphs connection Research Notes: Dev Interview with Shigeru Miyamoto: http://shmuplations.com/zelda/ NES Classic Dev Interview (30th Anniversary): https://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/the-legend-of-zelda-developer-interview/ Iwata Asks (Spirit Tracks): http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/ds/zelda/0/0
39 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Sidequests - Our Best and Worst School Memories
On Sidquests this week, we talk our best and worst school memories, so things get a little heavy! Luckily we have a soundboard to break the tension. Relatable 90s bullying stories abound!
106 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
8 - Chrono Trigger Part 2 (SNES DS)
Our second week of Chrono Trigger! This time we review the game and take you through our experiences playing without a guide, as well as our listener submissions and contest winners! Come with us on our journey through one of the best RPGs of all time. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or FB, or email us at email@example.com.
88 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
7 - Chrono Trigger (SNES, DS)
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 discussed: - POGS and Beanie Babies - How Waterworld made so much money and still technically flopped - Chrono Cross and the change from cartridges to discs - Another spiky-haired protagonist from Secret of Mana Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or FB, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Research Links: 1994/1995 Developer Interviews: http://shmuplations.com/chronotrigger2/ http://shmuplations.com/chronotrigger/ Chrono Compendium Resource: https://www.chronocompendium.com/ Super Play Magazine Interview with Ted Woolsey: https://legendsoflocalization.com/interview-ted-woolsey-super-play-magazine-sep-1994/ Gato Localization Change: https://legendsoflocalization.com/chrono-triggers-gato-in-japanese/ The Guts Pose (Gato Gonzales Japanese Boxer Connection): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSTB4x5LccE The Secret of Mana Connection: https://legendsoflocalization.com/final-fantasy-iv-secret-of-mana-and-chrono-trigger-had-a-connection/ Japanese Commercial: https://youtu.be/gy0dXl67aFA
68 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Sidequests - Fan Mail Episode
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 email@example.com.
15 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
Sidequests - Interview with Floris of Project Island
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.org.
109 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
6 - Lego Island (PC)
Get ready to travel to LEGO Island on this week's episode of Retro Reset! The wacky worlds of racing and jet skiing and flying and driving and having fun await, as well as some great memories of early 90s computing. Other topics discussed include: 1. Windows 98 2. Chip's Challenge, Hover, and Doom 3. Our favorite LEGO sets 4. Some brief E3 2019 reactions Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or FB, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
52 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Sidequests - Super Mario Bros Super Show (Archive)
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 on Twitter, Instagram, or FB, or email us at email@example.com.
113 minutes | Jun 4, 2019
5 - Super Mario World (SNES)
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 interview, translated from Japanese: http://shmuplations.com/supermarioworld/ Nintendo Life History article: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/08/mario_history_super_mario_world_-_1991 Did you know gaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL_DtT1O6Yc US Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azpSVs0e6qM Japan Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orpZsDLXNGk Mario All Stars + Super Mario World Commercial December 1994: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sarYPXRmjO0 Dev interview for the SNES Classic: https://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic/super-mario-bros-and-super-mario-bros-3-developer-interview/ Parents upset over new Nintendo console: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTzyz2TgGls Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or FB, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
29 minutes | May 27, 2019
Sidequests - Our Top 3 Summer Games
Get ready to put on your shades and jump in the pool, and then maybe sneak back home to play SEGA! This week on sidequests, we rank our top 3 favorite games to play in the summertime.
109 minutes | May 20, 2019
4 - Fatal Labyrinth (Genesis)
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 - Andromeda starring Kevin Sorbo, and his weird Christian movies Check out some possible footage of Fatal Labyrinth's Meganet release and let us know if you have any info on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpc-hpxBeF8 Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or FB, or email us at email@example.com.
21 minutes | May 13, 2019
Sidequests - Interview with Rainbowdragoneyes
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
97 minutes | May 7, 2019
3 - The Messenger (feat. Rainbowdragoneyes)
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 email@example.com.
24 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Sidequests - Our Earliest Gaming Memories
The guys discuss their earliest gaming memories, get confused about Sonic special stages, and reminisce about old Windows 95 software and screensavers.
82 minutes | Apr 22, 2019
2 - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES)
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/retroresetpod instagram.com/retroresetpod twitter.com/retroresetpod
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