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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May 21, 2024 100 mins

Oh yeah, brother! It's King of Games time yet again, and this go-'round we're throwin' down to crown the best game of 1996! Just like '92, there are so many solid titles to choose from that a preliminary round was necessary to lock in our sweet 16 contenders. We're kicking things off with Command & Conquer: Red Alert squaring up against X-Men vs. Street Fighter!

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Kids have always found ways to goof off in school, but the introduction of computers really kicked distractions into overdrive. Mourn for our GPAs as we count down the games we played instead of paying attention in class.

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Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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What do you get when a dystopian megacorporation organizes a fighting tournament and throws cyborgs, mutants, and the undead into the mix? Killer Instinct, of course! Mike Malowany (AKA MikeTheRef) of Backbreaker Gaming tags in to share his thoughts on this futuristic fighter from the 90s.

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Today's Guest Information

Name: Mike Malowany

Bio: Retired sports referee for 25 years, pro wrestling commentator, ring announcer, gene...

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The Mustachioed Manicotti Muncher has been bogarting the spotlight long enough! Let's give the rest of the three-dimensional platformers out there have their time in the sun!

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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We're closing out Ape-ril in style, like Funky Kong but with less 90s-era slang (maybe). It seems only right that, after covering the original DKC, we barrel-blast our way on up to its successor, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest for the SNES!

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Intro / outro excerpts from Stream by 505, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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All these protagonists, hoggin' the spotlight; a bunch of divas, we say! It is high time for the supporting cast to steal the show, and we're here to offer our picks for those who we think deserve it the most.

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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Yes, you read that right. Canonically, Donkey Kong is Mario's pet gorilla. Because, y'know, every New York plumber has a domesticated primate the size of a fridge. The Retro Hangover Review Crew Maestro himself, Ozzy Garcia, joins us to discuss a seemingly overlooked Game Boy title that is near and dear to his Harambe-lovin' heart.

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Today's Guest Information

Name: Ozzy Garcia

Bio: Co-founder and former co-host of the Region...

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Third time's a charm, right? Well, that holds true in the case of our picks today, at any rate. Settle in as we count down our nominations for the best third installments of video game series!

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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It's about to get real politically incorrect up in here, and it's not just because token Aussie Adam of The Good, The Bad, & The Backlog podcast is here. We're headin' on down where there's ample parking day or night to talk about The Stick of Truth!

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Today's Guest Information

Name: Adam Backlog

Bio: One half of the Good, the Bad, and the Backlog podcast. The blunder from down under, who’s going to make you chunder.

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March 24, 2024 40 mins

Diamonds in the rough. Hidden gems. Other shiny rock related colloquialisms. Today we count down our picks for the greatest games that could (and probably still can) be found for less than the price of a fancy coffee.

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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A monument to non-existence. The sweet music of hundreds of voices screaming in unison. Torch everything. Today we delve into the nihilism-turned-sociopathy of the original Insane Clown, Kefka. To maneuver through the madness we've brought along the one and only Rick Firestone of Pixel Project Radio!

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Today's Guest Information

Name: Rick Firestone

Bio: A native of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Rick Firestone is the host of the...

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Frankly we're surprised it took this long to get to this topic, but here we are. The many years of the gaming industry have seen some questionable choices made in the name of "decency," and we're here to give you the most ridiculous ones.

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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Josh Covel of the Still Loading Podcast jumps paws first into today's episode to discuss a most pious pupper and her salacious (yet small) sidekick; it's Okami for the Sony Playstation 2 and Nintendo Wii!

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Today's Guest Information

Name: Josh Covel

Bio: Host of the Still Loading Podcast, a podcast focused on video games, their culture and their history. Also a huge Ratchet and Clank fan.

Instagram: @stillloadingpod on Insta...

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With just how many tie-in games there were in the 80s, we're genuinely surprised these somehow didn't make the cut. Touch up that teased hair, adjust your Members Only jacket, and join us as we count down our top picks for movies that definitely deserved the video game treatment!

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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Long-time friend of the show Ryan Trainor returns for his annual guest appearance, this time with a decidedly less anime flavor. We three nerds jump into the grid-based world of strategy RPG Arc the Lad for the Sony Playstation!

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Today's Guest Information

Name: Ryan Trainor

Bio: Anime aficionado and host of the Bonzai Chat podcast.

Twitter/X: @nerdtrainor on Twitter

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Intro / outro excerpts from St...

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February 11, 2024 40 mins

Pump up the jams, 'cause we're talking video game OSTs that stand head and shoulders above the rest!

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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If you want an example of how to do a modern remake the right way, look no further than Metroid: Zero Mission. Special guest Matt "DJ Stormaggedon" Storm space jumps their way onto the show to pontificate about the GBA reimagining of Samus Aran's inaugural adventure!

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Today's Guest Information

Name: Matt Storm

Bio: I'm a podcast producer, editor and host who's been podcasting for about 11 years. I host two video game podcas...

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January 28, 2024 34 mins

Experience your favorite film moments all over again in the comfort of your own home... With the video game adaptation! Today we run down our top 5 games based on movies, so grab some popcorn and your favorite over-priced candy and settle in!

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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Working Designs NPCs be sayin' some wild ish out here, folks. My Life in Gaming's very own Coury Carlson joins the show once again to talk Lunar, this time about Silver Star's celebrated sequel: Eternal Blue for the Sega CD!

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Today's Guest Information

Name: Coury Carlson

Bio: 1/2 of the creative team for the YouTube channel My Life in Gaming. I like to judge games based on when they were made, not against modern standards....

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January 14, 2024 42 mins

The presentation of the most prestigious award in gaming, the Golden Gorpies (a name we thought of after recording this episode, go figure), is at hand! Who will take these shining eggplant-shaped monuments to magnificence home today? Only one way to find out!

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Music Attributions

Musical excerpts from 8-Bit Fantasy & Adventure by xDeviruchi, used under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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