Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast

Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast

A lively, accessible and entertaining weekly retro gaming podcast from Keith, Adrian, Dylan and James @ www.arcadeattack.co.uk. We will cover whole episodes on single retro gaming classics, discuss the latest retro news and topics, broadcast interviews with some of the true legends of the industry or whatever else may take our fancy! Like what we do? Please support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/arcadeattack Or, buy us a coffee on Ko-fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/arcadeattack

Episodes

August 10, 2022 61 min

Dyl and the boys discuss the first RoboCop film as well as three licensed games that attempt their best to put gamers in the shoes of Alex Murphy.

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James digs out the strange tale of one of our favourite arcade games - Metal Slug.

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July 27, 2022 56 min

Was 1992 the best year for gaming?! Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mario Kart... The list goes on and on!

Join Adrian as he takes you on a trip down memory lane and reflects on another key year in gaming! But is it the best? Feel free to get in contact. Adrian also chats about the biggest news, movies and music from this memorable year.

Check our back catalogue for the 1998 edition.

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Dean from Sega Powered and Daniel from indie publishers WAVE Game Studios join Dyl for a chat to discuss this month's issue of Sega Powered. An issue that contains - wait for it - an actual Dreamcast demo CD packed with four demos and additional content.

They discuss why the issue is an absolute must-purchase (once they're gone, they're gone), why the games (Intrepid Izzy, Shadow Gangs, Flea! and Driving Strikers) are w...

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James is back with an extra special retro news round-up episode! From fizzy drinks aimed at gamers, to Sonic Origins and the Sonic 3 can of worms. A brand new SNES game and are PlayStation finally looking to preserve and honour their retro classics? We also celebrate some iconic gaming and console anniversaries, including the Wii-U and Kingdom Hearts. 

But, that is not all! This special live podcast was released to our lovely Patro...

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Enjoy this fun interview with Ocean Software legend Mike Lamb. Mike made his name in gaming by creating Steve Davis Snooker, he then moved to Ocean where he created the really popular Batman and Robocop games. He also worked on Top Gun, Renegade and other classic titles.

Mike also shares his story of moving to US to work on some classic SEGA Mega Drive titles such as Evander Holyfield's "Real Deal" Boxing and Greatest H...

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Learn how Matt Dawson started Kapow! Matt's love of gaming has led him to host gaming events at some of the biggest music festivals in the UK. Matt shares some great stories of how he started his business, his love of gaming and which consoles and games are the most popular at his festivals. He also reflects on which bands are in to gaming and where he sees the industry going.

Matt also has a great competition for our lovely li...

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June 22, 2022 40 min

James has dug up his favourite video game music covers for your enjoyment. Consider this volume 1 of many to come.

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Tami Borowick made a huge name while working at at LucasArts and worked on both The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge. Learn how Guybrush Threepwood was bought to life and how Tami had a huge impact on these classic titles. Tami shares some great development stories never shared before. 

Learn all about how these adventure classics were made and what it was really like working with Ron Gilbert, Dav...

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June 8, 2022 44 min

Dylan's finally gotten round to doing volume two of his "rare" Dreamcast games. Illbleed, Sega Extreme Sports and MoHo (Ball Breakers) take centre stage.

Check out Dyl's vid of volume 1 here:

https://youtu.be/GHeqjmVoJZI

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June 1, 2022 53 min

Martyn Brown helped create the legendary Team17, and had a hand in making some truly classic titles such as Alien Breed, Superfrog, Body Blows and Worms. Get a real inside view of how this celebrated video game company rose to the top during the '90s in this lovely podcast interview.

Martyn reflects on Team17's rise during Amiga's glory years and how they aimed to created games that not only looked great, but filled a g...

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May 25, 2022 62 min

Is this the definitive list for possibly the best games console ever made? Er, maybe not, but we had fun recording it anyway!

The AA crew all chipped in their top 10 PS2 games, Adrian put the results in the blender to produce the 25 games you absolutely must own for Sony's beast of a system.

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May 18, 2022 65 min

James steps up and does the big research so the boys can chew the fat about (potentially) the most important beat 'em up ever made. From its Renegade origins to the legacy it leaves now, to Adrian inexplicably liking Double Dragon 3, it's all here.

So step in and join James, Billy and Jimmy on the mean streets of some city somewhere.

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May 11, 2022 45 min

Who here loves a good Easter egg hidden deep in a video game? Well, buckle up as Adrian rattles through 20 of the most amazing and bizarre Easter eggs in video game history. 

Warren Robinett created the first ever Easter egg in his ground-breaking title 'Adventure'! This has led to some very clever secrets to emerge over the years in a huge range of video games! 

From a secret alien hidden within Final Fantasy VIII to under...

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May 4, 2022 61 min

We're honoured to have the Sega Mania team on the show this week. Tim, David and Rob join Ade and Dyl for a chat about what it takes to create an independent magazine and why you should buy it.

With of course lots of Sega chat thrown in as well.

You can purchase Sega Mania here: https://www.sega-mania.com/

Please also follow the lads on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManiaSega

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Joe Cain started his career in gaming as a tester at SEGA. He later went to become a key producer at Atari. His stories from working at these two iconic gaming companies need to be heard to be believed. From the fabled MC Hammer Genesis title to early rumblings of the Atari Jaguar 2. 

Joe also reflects on the final days of Atari after the sad demise of the Jaguar.

Joe also shares a great story of working on many unpublished Jaguar ...

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A nuanced and necessary discussion of one of our favourite gaming genres or Dylan forgetting to do his homework (again)? You decide!

Beat 'em ups old and new help us answer this eternal question. Or do they? Who knows!

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Try saying that after a few Martinis! Keith's come up with an amazing way for us to actually talk about arcade games (in your face, people who said our name was wrong!)

The boys choose one each, give a little bit of background and explain why you should/shouldn't play their game.

A lorry game that's more fun than it should be, another based on an ill-fated cartoon, a game Adrian mentions more than occasionally and the w...

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Did Mortal Kombat reach its peak after the release of Mortal Kombat Trilogy? Would you like to relive those good old days with a full scale remaster of this fighting classic?

Joe Tresca is on a mission to bring back Mortal Kombat Trilogy to the consoles in all its HD and remastered glory. Joe's tale of getting the project off the ground, working with Ed Boon and other MK legends, then to see Warner Bros stop and start the proje...

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March 30, 2022 48 min

The first in our 'The Best Year in Gaming' series focuses on a very special year, 1998. Adrian chats through some of the biggest and baddest titles that graced our consoles that year.

And of course, a sad farewell to the console range of our favourite company is discussed. Someone please pass the tissues...

Also, in this episode Dean promised to randomly select someone who subscribes to our YouTube channel, likes and commen...

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