Retro Hangover

Retro Hangover

Retro Hangover is a podcast in which your hosts, Shane Koski and Chris Coplien, spotlight a different piece of video game history (be it a specific title, console, company, or person) each episode. They provide a brief background, discuss their personal experiences, as well as their favorites aspects of the item in question. Oh, and there’s beer.

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July 11, 2021 63 min
Nintendo has gained a bit of a reputation over the years for taking chances on what some might consider to be “gimmicks.” Sometimes these pay off (see: the Wii) and sometimes they do not (see: this episode). Hunch over a table and smash your eyeholes into the viewfinder, ’cause we’re talking about the Virtual Boy!
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Tighten your body armor, load up that nail gun, and prepare yourself for MAXIMUM 90s EDGE, because we’re rocket-jumping right into the classic PC FPS Quake by id Software!
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At this point, we’re convinced our Patrons are colluding to kill us slowly via exposure to terrible games. The quarterly PatronPoll results are in, the people have spoken, and they have chosen pain. Put on your black-rimmed glasses and join us as we recount our time spent “playing” Superman: The New Superman Adventures for the...
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Hoo boy, this one’s a doozy. Adam of The Good, The Bad, & The Backlog podcast joins us once again (though it is his debut on the main show, huzzah!), this time to take a deep dive into the emotional rollercoaster that is NieR. Grab a box of tissues and get comfortable with moral ambiguity,...
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Kade Call, host of the Gaming Memories podcast, joins us to chat about the game that many consider to be the forefather of all JRPGs: Dragon Quest (or Dragon Warrior for those of us outside Japan). Brush up on Ye Olde English, stock up on torches, and venture forth; the Dragonlord awaits!
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It was only a matter of months ago when Chris decided to record a bonus episode, part of our typically Patron-exclusive RHGaiden series, with Patrons and friends of the show Adam of The Good, The Bad, & The Backlog podcast and Riku. It was mere days ago that we learned of Riku’s sudden passing. Though...
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With the release of New Pok?mon Snap for the Nintendo Switch, it only seems right that we hearken back to the original N64 title that started it all. It sure wasn’t what Pok?-fans were expecting at the time, but the feel-good photo romp soon became a beloved entry into the Pok?verse. Nintendhost LPTyger and special...
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Final Fantasy month continues with the grandfather of them all: the original Final Fantasy for the NES / Famicom! Patron Lyle joins us once again to discuss this roleplaying milestone and whether it’s one worth going back to decades later. Note: Unfortunately, Chris experienced some technical issues with his microphone during this recording that we...
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It’s days like this you get high on life, but we won’t harsh your buzz: we’re here to talk Final Fantasy V with Patron Saint and Four Job Fiesta Fanatic Lyle McKarns! But enough expository banter, listen to the show like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men!
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Do you smell what RHP is cookin’, brother!? We bring the cream of the crop, GoobZWN from the Secret Levels Podcast, to discuss what many consider to be some the best professional wrestling games of all time: THQ’s efforts on the one and only Nintendo 64. Know your role and listen up!
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By the power of the moon, we bring you the Japan-exclusive Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story RPG for the Super Famicom! Assisting us in this is not one, but TWO special guests: returning friend of the show Seamus Burke of Gray Man Games and Sailor Moon super fan (and co-host Chris’ arguably better half)...
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The latest Patron-selected episode topic is here, and marks the very first to be chosen by popular vote! Shaking up the usual show format a bit, we take turns counting down our top 5 retro games of all time. If you’d like to participate in the next quarterly PatronPoll, consider heading to gorpfans.com and donating...
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Get your high heels locked and loaded, because we’re taking the fight directly to the angelic legions with PlatinumGames’ hyper-kinetic action brawler Bayonetta!
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Special guest Ryan Trainor joins us once again, this time to talk Fist of the North Star… Well, kind of. While Japan got a Sega Master System FotNS licensed game, the rest of us got Black Belt. Something tells us we got the short end of the stick here. Is our hunch right? Listen in...
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2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the seminal Xbox FPS Halo: Combat Evolved! To help us with our retrospective, we’re joined by very special guest Patrick Hickey Jr., author of the excellent book series The Minds Behind the Games. So hop into our Warthog, nerds, ’cause we’re goin’ Covenant-killin’!
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It just wouldn’t be Christmas without rogue mitochondria turning people into meat soup, would it? We give you an extra-long episode this holiday season, covering an oft-overlooked Playstation classic: the survival-horror-meets-JRPG that is Parasite Eve!
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The latest Patron-selected episode topic is here! Deviating a bit from the usual show format, we roll a History check to provide a comprehensive look at Dungeons & Dragons video games through the years, all the way from its humble beginnings in 1974 to present day!
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Chris, Shane, and Nintendhost LPTyger gush like a burst canister of neon-green TCRI toxic ooze about one of the best beat-em-ups of all time: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time for the Super Nintendo (oh, and Hyperstone Heist gets mentioned too).
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Nintendhost LPTyger tags in once again, this time to help us conquer King K. Rule and recover all that pilfered potassium in Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System!
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Grab your whip and tighten your headband, ’cause we’re going vampire killin’! Nintendhost LPTyger joins us once again to discuss the title that began one of the most enduring game franchises the world has ever known: Castlevania for the Nintendo Entertainment System!
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