Retro Asylum
218 episodes - last episode 28 May 2022

The UK's No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast. Curating gaming culture for future generations. 'World's Best Podcast' - NME Award 2016.
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Mon, 26 Sep 2022
In this episode Chris and Mads are back to try to find some gems amongst an ocean of stones as they pick a shortlist of Amiga platformers for our game club game for October 2022. Like the artwork on this episodes cover? Great, checkout more great art...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2022
Steve Erickson, Chris Worthington and Dean Swain get nostalgic for the decade that gave us virtual pets, pagers and the Sony PlayStation. It's the 1990's! Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Nick Smith Pete Rogers Rune P...
 length: 02:38:13
Sat, 13 Aug 2022
In this episode we learn the sad truth about Mads’ lacklustre gaming skills as we dive into PlayStation 2 “classic” Devil May Cry. Like the artwork used on this episode’s cover? It was created by ThePixman. You can visit his Deviantart page...
 length: 01:55:55
Wed, 27 Jul 2022
Mads and Chris talk to Dean Mortlock and Paul Monaghan of Sega Powered and Daniel Crocker of WAVE Game Studios about the latest issue of Sega Powered magazine. They also announce the shortlist for the August/September RPG game club. Thanks to all of...
 length: 01:48:54
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
Chris Worthington talk's to former RA host Paul Monaghan about FTL's Atari ST classic Dungeon Master as part of the RA Game's Club plus Dean Swain chat's to Chris Wilkins about the forthcoming Crash Live 2022 event! Thanks to all of our Patreon’s...
 length: 03:08:49
Sat, 28 May 2022
Chris and Mads shock the world with their lack of love and knowledge about 1 vs 1 fighting games. They are willing to learn though, so here's the shortlist of fighting games for the June 2022 game club. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this...
 length: 01:01:25
Thu, 26 May 2022
Dean, Steve, Mads, Chris & Matt (yes, the entire team) look back at some of their favourite games from the Manchester based software giant of the 1980's. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Damon Crockett Dylan D'Arch...
 length: 01:31:15
Tue, 03 May 2022
Why Hate Boris? Which Hover Bike? No, it's got to be Welsh Hairy Bloke! Join Dean, Chris, and Mads as they explore the wonderful ZX Spectrum puzzle game that is W*H*B. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Damon Crockett...
 length: 01:27:59
Tue, 19 Apr 2022
We finish ‘em! Or, we try to at the very least. Hear how far Dean, Steve and Mads got in their quest to finish some childhood favourites. Matt also pops in to review the A500 Mini. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible....
 length: 01:44:47
Fri, 08 Apr 2022
Mads and Chris pull rank and cover the seminal 1993 LucasArts adventure, Day of the Tentacle. Featuring contributions from the Retro Asylum Discord community, this long awaited look at one of the all time greats is long overdue. Thanks to all of our...
 length: 01:46:01
Sun, 27 Mar 2022
Dean joins Mads & Chris for the April Game Club 2022 shortlist in which the guys look and choose isometric games on the ZX Spectrum. Dougie Do! for the ZX Spectrum Next can be found at Golden Seas for the ZX Spectrum Next can be found at Bitmap...
 length: 59:17
Sat, 12 Mar 2022
A yank and a Dane sits down to record an episode of the U.K.'s number 1 retro gaming show. Patreon supporter Mark and RA host Mads dress up as a princess and a raccoon to get through Pocky & Rocky on the SNES. Like the cover art? Check out...
 length: 02:10:22
Wed, 23 Feb 2022
Mads and Chris are joined by their co-hosts on the Playthrough podcast, Jim Middleton and Andy Gilmour to present a special episode on The Secret of Monkey Island. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Nik Linders Howard...
 length: 02:19:02
Tue, 15 Feb 2022
In this episode Mads, Chris, Steve and old man Swainy pick a game or three that they have never managed to complete to see if they can finally declare victory! Plus, Dean visit's The Pinball Office and all the latest news & gossip is discussed! ...
 length: 01:19:25
Tue, 01 Feb 2022
In our game club episode for January 2021, Mads is missing as Chris v1 and Chris v2 take a deep dive into the not-D&D Intellivision RPG, Tower of Doom.  They may not have enjoyed the game too much, but they did enjoy catching up on the latest...
 length: 01:40:05
Sat, 29 Jan 2022
Mads sits down with Patreon sponsor and good friend of the show Mark Bylund a.k.a. Kitt to select some Run 'n' Gun games for the Super Nintendo. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. SiEC Adam Hinde Chris O'Regan James Dunn...
 length: 53:09
Thu, 20 Jan 2022
The goal scoring superstar heroes of RA (aka Chris and Mads) don their shooting boots and limber up for an in-depth look at Sensible Software's iconic 1994 title, Sensible World of Soccer. We also get the usual dose of "what have you been up to" and a...
 length: 01:56:29
Wed, 29 Dec 2021
In our final episode of 2021, Chris, Mads and returning host Chris O'Regan talk Intellivision and whittle down a long list of games into an exciting and varied shortlist. Click here to listen to the  that is mentioned in the episode. Thanks to...
 length: 01:16:45
Thu, 23 Dec 2021
After years of delivering highly produced Xmas specials, the RA team leave this years effort down to fate. Will this cavalier attitude end in disaster or will you enjoy the party regardless? As usual, all the latest news and gosip is discussed....
 length: 01:32:58
Tue, 07 Dec 2021
In this episode Chris and Mads attempt to get their rocks off without waggling their joysticks... by playing through Chuck Benton's 1981 text adventure, Softporn Adventure. They also touch on Tapper and the latest retro gaming news. Thanks to all of...
 length: 02:01:15
Thu, 02 Dec 2021
In this episode Chris is joined by Patrick Arthur and James Tuerlings of the Retro Spectives podcast in part 2 of our cross-over series. The guys take a deep dive in the 1998 Black Isle Studios classic, Fallout 2. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who...
 length: 02:42:52
Thu, 25 Nov 2021
Matt, Chris and Mads whittle down the list of Amiga sequels you guys can vote for in the December game club vote. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. James Dunn Hans Crombeen Roushimsx Guto Threadbare Chris Atwill Paul...
 length: 01:08:50
Sun, 21 Nov 2021
Better late than never! Mads and Chris finally sit down to wax lyrical over the often overlooked Capcom PS2 title Maximo: Ghosts to Glory. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. James Dunn Hans Crombeen Roushimsx Guto...
 length: 01:47:36
Thu, 18 Nov 2021
The Retro Asylum team celebrate 10 years of the podcast! Plus Dean & Steve visit the Arcade Club in Bury along with listeners of the show! Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. James Dunn Hans Crombeen Roushimsx Guto...
 length: 03:11:19
Tue, 09 Nov 2021
Dean Swain sits down with Nicola & Anthony Caulfield from Gracious Films to chat about their latest project, The Rubber Keyed Wonder. To find out more about the movie, please visit Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible....
 length: 30:56
Sat, 06 Nov 2021
Chris and special guest host Martin Stephenson (aka Deadlock on Discord) are joined by Sean Cleaver and Ryan Dekker of Blaze Entertainment to discuss the forthcoming Evercade VS and 18 months of the Evercade handheld. Be sure to visit Thanks to all...
 length: 01:52:02
Thu, 28 Oct 2021
Chris and Mads present the candidates for November’s game club game. This month, for the first time ever, we’ll be voting for two games! Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. James Dunn Hans Crombeen Roushimsx Guto...
 length: 01:11:02
Sun, 10 Oct 2021
Chris and Mads set out to kill God in this year’s game club RPG: Xenogears on the original PlayStation. Plus they discuss all the latest news on the retro gaming scene. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. James Dunn...
 length: 02:09:50
Wed, 06 Oct 2021
Chris Worthington sits down for a chat with Jimmy Maher, author and writer of Amiga The Future Was Here and the Digital and Analog Antiquarian blogs. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. James Dunn Hans Crombeen Roushimsx...
 length: 01:30:45
Fri, 24 Sep 2021
Chris and Mads reveal the shortlist for October's game club game from a longlist compiled by our listener, Roushi. Roushi is known for his vast knowledge of gaming from all ages so take a listen to see what hidden gems he has found for us. Thanks to...
 length: 53:51
Sun, 19 Sep 2021
Steve and Dean are back for the final part of our special journey through the 1980's. Join them as they look back at some of the major events of 80's Britain. The guys also pay their respects to Sir Clive Sinclair. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s...
 length: 02:59:30
Sat, 28 Aug 2021
In the second part of our nostalgic special, Dean & Steve jump into their diecast Delorian and talk 1980's music and also take a look back at some of the most memorable TV adverts of the decade. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this...
 length: 01:48:42
Tue, 17 Aug 2021
In part one of our nostalgic special, Steve & Dean travel back to the decade that gave us New Wave, sticky neon carpet & mullet hair styles to discuss their favorite toys, TV shows & films of the 1980's. Also discussed: The A500, Steam...
 length: 02:11:05
Tue, 03 Aug 2021
The artist formerly known as young Chris and Mads don their HEV suits and grab their trusty crowbars as they fight their way through Half-Life and its expansions in this month's game club episode. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this...
 length: 02:32:22
Mon, 19 Jul 2021
In this episode, Matt Wilsher climbs into his shed to grill the newly appointed Head Of Production at Antstream Arcade, Mike Rouse about the streaming services future plans, competitions and rom hacking. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this...
 length: 01:04:57
Thu, 01 Jul 2021
Dean, Chris and Mads speed burst through Apex Computer Productions' C64 swan song, Mayhem in Monsterland. There is also MISTer and arcade cab chat aplenty along with a run down of some of the latest retro news. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who...
 length: 02:01:16
Wed, 23 Jun 2021
Mads and Chris reveal the shortlist for the listeners' choice July game club game by whittling down the long list to a final four. Did your choice make the cut? Tune in to find out. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible....
 length: 01:01:37
Tue, 22 Jun 2021
In our latest episode Mads and Chris sit down for a chat with Michiel Kroder and Johannes Nichell of HitP Studio to talk about their forthcoming, retro-inspired shooter, Schildmaid MX. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible....
 length: 01:21:55
Thu, 27 May 2021
In this episode Chris and Mads scrub in and take a deep dive look at Bullfrog's Theme Hospital. Will Chris convince Mads that it really is a classic or is it just a radiator too far? We also announce something very special for June. Thanks to all of...
 length: 02:13:18
Tue, 18 May 2021
In this episode Mads and Chris reveal our Discord members' choices for June's game club theme and whittle down the list to just four for the public vote. The categories are games by id Software, C64 games released in the last 10 years, Shinobi games...
 length: 54:45
Sat, 01 May 2021
Mads, Chris, Steve & Dean team up to tackle Taito's overlooked arcade game Zoo Keeper. Will a game that was designed to be played in short bursts in an arcade, drive them & our participating listeners mad as they play it for hours over a full...
 length: 02:15:35
Wed, 21 Apr 2021
Mads and Chris shake things up a little by putting up for the vote four themes for the May game club. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. PM ChrisSilva Chris Hull Paul Bullard Harvey Watson Martyn Jones Ninjixel TJ Andy...
 length: 51:08
Mon, 19 Apr 2021
In this segments episode, Steve chats to the guys behind Zapped To The Past podcast, we take a flick through issue 28 of Zzap!64 magazine plus Mads & Chris ask two of our listeners what is their favourite game? Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who...
 length: 02:35:01
Mon, 05 Apr 2021
Mads and Chris jump into the cockpit and take flight for a detailed look at the world of Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Shane Dowling ChrisSilva Chris Hull Paul Bullard Harvey...
 length: 01:56:32
Tue, 23 Mar 2021
Mads, Dean and Chris look ahead to April's Taito game club theme by cutting an eight game long list down to four. Join us to find out which games you will be voting on. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Shane Dowling...
 length: 01:07:52
Mon, 01 Mar 2021
This month we don our fedoras and save mankind in Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon. Does this FMV adventure still hold up in 2021? Find out in this episode. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Chris Silva Chris Hull Paul...
 length: 02:36:43
Mon, 22 Feb 2021
Dean and Steve link up with Vic and Shaun of The Ten Pence arcade to discuss classic computer games that would've been great in the arcade. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Chris Silva Chris Hull Paul Bullard Harvey...
 length: 02:48:14
Mon, 22 Feb 2021
In our latest Games Club episode, Chris and Mads select a shortlist of four 3DO games to take forward to the vote for the game club game for March. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Chris Silva Chris Hull Paul Bullard...
 length: 01:00:05
Sun, 31 Jan 2021
In our latest game club episode, Chris and Mads ready their blasters once more as they take a detailed look at Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight. They also reveal the result of the February poll and announce the theme for March. Thanks to all of our...
 length: 02:30:24
Mon, 18 Jan 2021
Chris and Mads present the games that are up for vote in February's game club. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Chris Hull Paul Bullard Harvey Watson Martyn Jones William E Rimmer ninjixel TJ Andy Hudson Ricardo Engel...
 length: 01:04:28
Sun, 03 Jan 2021
In this, the very first show of 2021, Dean, Chris and Mads talk about their experiences playing December's game club game Exile on the BBC Micro. Thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. William E Rimmer Ninjixel TJ Andy...
 length: 02:04:36
Thu, 24 Dec 2020
The lads have nicked Santa's Sleigh and are off to visit all their podcast mates. More importantly will the sleigh get returned in time for Santa to deliver all the kids presents or will the lads have ruined Christmas? A Special thank you to Scott...
 length: 05:45:11
Wed, 23 Dec 2020
Mads and Chris indulge themselves and choose the game club game for January from the sequels to games already covered in the game club. Tune in to hear which games have been cast aside and which will be the chosen one for January. Lookout for our...
 length: 01:05:14
Tue, 22 Dec 2020
In this special bonus episode, Dean Swain talks to Oliver Harper about the upcoming Street Fighter 2 documentary 'Here Comes A New Challenger' and discusses how Oliver become a successful YouTuber and director. Checkout the  campaign for more...
 length: 34:23
Mon, 30 Nov 2020
The launch episode of Playthrough. From the team that brings you Retro Asylum, a brand new community play along podcast featuring modern and middle aged games.
 length: 01:11:01
Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Chris and Mads don their helmets and jump into the Super Fighter to take on Dogurava and the Gidans in the classic shmup Truxton on the Mega Drive. Did Chris really get a higher score than Mads? Why is Mads crying? Find the answers to these questions...
 length: 02:05:03
Sun, 29 Nov 2020
In this episode Dean, Steve & Matt travel back to a time when games could be bought for a couple of quid at the local newsagents.   1bBxq04BLLvlcGLWGGIM Special thanks to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. William E Rimmer...
 length: 01:45:56
Sun, 22 Nov 2020
In our latest Game Club episode, Mads, Chris and game club guest Dean choose a shortlist of three BBC Micro games to go forward to our poll for December's game club game. Thanks again to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. ninjixel...
 length: 01:04:02
Sun, 01 Nov 2020
Our resident game clubbers Chris and Mads are scared s***less as they play through this survival horror classic on the original PlayStation. Thanks again to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. TJ Andy Hudson Ricardo Engel Adrian...
 length: 02:42:53
Wed, 30 Sep 2020
Chris and Mads spend two months bumping into stuff in Ys I and II on the PC Engine. We also reveal which spooky game we will be playing in October. Thanks again to all of our Patreon’s who made this episode possible. Andy Hudson Ricardo Engel Adrian...
 length: 02:33:32
Sat, 26 Sep 2020
Dean and Chris get together for the first in a new series of Spectrum Next themed episodes. In this episode, they look back at the two Kickstarters and talk Spectrum Next programming with Sunteam's Paul Weller. Thank you again to all of our...
 length: 02:01:52
Tue, 08 Sep 2020
In this episode Dean and Steve talk to Daz and Taggster from The Arcade Perfect podcast and debate which home micro version of the Star Wars arcade was the best plus Nintendo's recent Super Mario Bros Game & Watch is discussed! Thank you yet again...
 length: 02:05:50
Sun, 16 Aug 2020
There's a slice of retro for everyone as Dean and Steve talk about the Evercade handheld console by Blaze, Matt looks back at the demoscene, plus Chris and Mads talk to two of our Patreon's about their favourite games. Thank you yet again to all of...
 length: 02:06:02
Sat, 01 Aug 2020
Mads & Chris grind some rails, flip some boards, and perform the leap of faith in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in July's game club episode. We also reveal which RPG we will be playing in August and September.
 length: 02:57:21
Thu, 02 Jul 2020
In our latest game club episode, Mads and Chris take a look at the Amstrad CPC port of SNK classic, Ikari Warriors. They also reveal the winner of July's poll and look ahead to the summer RPG! Thank you yet again to all of our Patreon’s who made...
 length: 02:21:50
Sun, 14 Jun 2020
Chris sits down with Francisco Gonzalez to talk all things point 'n' click including what classic games inspire him, the state of narrative in games and a preview of the forthcoming Rosewater. Thank you yet again to all of our Patreon’s who made...
 length: 01:47:43
Sun, 07 Jun 2020
In this month's game club episode, we don our purple ninja suits and strap on our falchion tonfa swords in order to save the world in Strider, the wonderful 1989 arcade classic. As always, a special thank you to all of our Patreon’s who made this...
 length: 02:59:47
Thu, 21 May 2020
Join Mads, Chris, Steve & Dean as the flick through the pages of the October 1992 issue of The One Amiga magazine. The guys play 4 of the games reviewed in this issue and see how those games measure up today. Yet again, a special thank you to all...
 length: 02:03:32
Fri, 01 May 2020
In this episode Tactical advisor Mads Kristensen, sends commanding officer Chris Worthington - a decorated veteran who fought in the Willy Wars - into the fray once more as we battle our way through Advance Wars on the Gameboy Advance. Special thanks...
 length: 02:45:15
Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Chris, Steve and Mads dive headlong into Mario's 8 bit adventures in the first of our community playthrough companions. Special thanks to all our Patreon’s who made this episode possible, especially in these trying times. Aaron Maupin Aiden Marriott...
 length: 02:09:09
Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Mads and Chris dodge bullets and popular opinion when they take on the seminal shooter, Ikaruga. The guys also discuss life in lockdown and look forward to some arcade action in May. A massive thank you to Rosko Lewis for allowing us to use his great...
 length: 02:30:41
Sun, 15 Mar 2020
In this episode Chris Worthington is on sole hosting duties as the team report on location at Revival 2020 Part 1 and we hear from Andrew Dickinson, author of Dreamcast: Year One. Thanks to all our Patreon's who made this episode possible. Aaron...
 length: 02:10:34
Fri, 28 Feb 2020
In this episode Mads and Chris weave their way through the 1990 Lucasarts classic, Loom. The result of the March poll is revealed and we discover that Chris has never played a single game of note from the genre theme for April! Special thanks to TeJay...
 length: 02:58:03
Tue, 04 Feb 2020
In this game club episode, Mads, Steve and Chris bonk their way through the Turbografx favourite, Bonk's Revenge. They also reveal the result of February's poll and look ahead to March. As usual, many thanks to our Patreon supporters! Aaron Maupin...
 length: 02:46:59
Sun, 26 Jan 2020
Dean Swain is joined by Alex Crowley to discuss why the Vectrex is now a must own console. Plus, the ZX Spectrum Next prepares to ship to backers! Thanks to all of our Patreon Supporters! Aaron Maupin Aiden Marriott Andrew Gilmour Andy Marsh...
 length: 01:24:46
Tue, 31 Dec 2019
In this Games Club episode Mads, Chris, Dean & the RA community take a deep dive into the Matthew Smith classic, plus we catch up on all of the latest retro gaming news & gossip. Download the new version of Manic Miner for the C64: Thanks to...
 length: 03:10:33
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
Dean, Steve, Matt, Mads & Chris celebrate the festive period by looking back at Xmas past and discuss the future of what the new year will bring. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum on Facebook:  Retro...
 length: 02:27:35
Thu, 05 Dec 2019
Chris and Mads slug it out as they play their way through the SNK classic, reveal the result of the December poll and announce the first game club theme of 2020. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum Discord...
 length: 02:58:31
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
In this episode Dean, Mads, Steve & Chris reveal if they have managed to complete the games that they chose in the last episode. Those games were Batman The Movie (Amiga), Rick Dangerous (Amiga) Mega Man (NES) and Scramble (Arcade). Help support...
 length: 02:31:03
Mon, 11 Nov 2019
All good things must come to an end eventually. Join Steve, Dean, Mads & Chris as they set out their future goals. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum Discord Channel:  Retro Asylum on Facebook:  Retro...
 length: 01:03:25
Sun, 03 Nov 2019
In this episode Matt, Chris, and Mads discuss the game club game of October 2019: Stunt Car Racer on the mighty Commodore Amiga. Plus loads more! Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum Discord Channel:  Retro...
 length: 02:40:13
Wed, 16 Oct 2019
Chris Worthington chats to industry legend Tommy Tallarico about his career to date and the forthcoming Intellivision Amico and picks up a couple of exclusives along the way. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum on...
 length: 01:49:26
Mon, 07 Oct 2019
Mads Kristensen & Christopher Worthington are back for another fun filled Retro Games Club episode. This time they take an in depth look at the legendary RPG Final Fantasy VII by Square and also take a brief look at Capcom's arcade hit Ghosts N...
 length: 03:51:48
Thu, 03 Oct 2019
We celebrate Chris’s one-year anniversary as a host on the Retro Asylum game club by looking back at the games we played the past twelve months. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum on Facebook:  Retro Asylum...
 length: 01:30:05
Tue, 03 Sep 2019
As the kids go back to school, the RA team travel back nearly 30 years to their own playground to argue what 16 bit machine has the best games. Yes it's the Amiga against the Megadrive & SNES! Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a...
 length: 02:47:31
Wed, 31 Jul 2019
Mads and Chris examine whether the Westwood behemoth lives up to it's "classic" tag. We also reveal the result of the August and September poll before being joined by a special guest to look forward to October. Help support the Retro Asylum by...
 length: 02:42:31
Sun, 07 Jul 2019
Chris and Mads enlist in the rebel alliance to fight the dreaded Dark Troopers in Dark Forces on the PC. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum on Facebook:  Retro Asylum YouTube Channel:  Retro Asylum on...
 length: 02:51:17
Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Mads and Chris launch the Classic Gaming Archive and talk about how you can get involved while the Mads-less team broadcast on location at Revival 2019 Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum on Facebook:  Retro...
 length: 02:28:29
Sat, 01 Jun 2019
Steve, Chris, and Mads enlist as fighter pilots in DoDonPachi. Did Chris really fight in the Willy Wars? Who stole Steve’s place in the limelight at the final moment? Tune in to this month’s game club episode to find out. Help support the Retro...
 length: 02:59:44
Thu, 02 May 2019
Can Mads and Chris jump barrels, climb vines, and solve devious puzzles in this month's game club episode? Find out right here! Also we reveal next month's game - a wonderful SHMUP for you all to play. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a...
 length: 02:49:39
Sat, 20 Apr 2019
In this episode Steve, Mads and Chris take on the elephant in the room to discuss the vital role software preservation plays in keeping retro alive. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum on Facebook:  Retro...
 length: 02:24:50
Sun, 31 Mar 2019
Chris and Mads go Brutus baiting during a deep dive into the classic Nintendo arcade game, Popeye. They also reveal the winner of the April game club vote and are joined by a special guest to look ahead to May. Help support the Retro Asylum by...
 length: 02:50:45
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
So this is it, our 200th Episode! Dean Swain and the rest of the current Retro Asylum team go in search of RA hosts of the past to celebrate 200 episodes of "The UK's No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast". Join us in our longest ever episode, as we look back at...
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Sun, 03 Mar 2019
In this game club episode we pay homage to the great top-down Gremlin racer Super Cars II. For the first time, we are handing out prizes for the competition winners, so have a listen to find out who wins. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a...
 length: 03:07:41
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
In this episode Chris Worthington, Steve Erickson and Matt Wilsher delve into Core Designs and some of their games, without hardly mentioning Tomb Raider. A massive thanks to Simon Phipps for allowing us to use his awesome Rick Dangerous artwork. If...
 length: 03:05:23
Mon, 04 Feb 2019
Chris and Mads dive into contraption making with The Incredible Machine. Plus we find the winner of our competition, reveal the game of February, and the list of games to vote on for March.
 length: 02:24:41
Tue, 01 Jan 2019
In December we’ve spent a lot of time out in the snow - virtual snow that is. Join us as we discuss this month’s game club game Midwinter by Mike Singleton (of Lords of Midnight fame). The game of the month for January is revealed at the end as...
 length: 02:11:22
Wed, 19 Dec 2018
Have you been good? Because Matt, Dean, Steve & Mads are back for our Christmas special in which the guys discuss all of the latest retro news, reminisce about Christmas presents of the past and look back at their favourite festive games!  ...
 length: 02:35:55
Sun, 02 Dec 2018
Mads and new host Chris Worthington discuss the wonderful PC Engine pinball game Devil's Crush that we have been playing in the gaming club all November. Thanks to our Patreon supporters: Andrew Gilmour Richard May Richard Piper Nick Lees Edward...
 length: 02:19:21
Tue, 30 Oct 2018
The Retro Asylum gaming club game for October 2018 was 720 degrees on the Commodore 64. Join Mads and new RA host Chris Worthington, as they discuss the ins and outs of this 1987 arcade conversion. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a...
 length: 01:34:21
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
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Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Steve and Mads take a look at some games on one of Commodore's less well known machines in this Commodore C16 special. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:  Retro Asylum on Facebook:  Retro Asylum YouTube Channel:  Retro...
 length: 01:44:09
Tue, 18 Sep 2018
Dean Swain teams up with Paul Jenkinson from the Spectrum Show to host the Revival 2018 ZX Spectrum Next Panel featuring Simon Butler, Rich Stevenson, Mike Dailly, Jim Bagley & Lyndon Sharp about developing games for the new ZX Spectrum....
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
It's a bumper episode as Dean, Mads, Steve & Matt play the handheld versions of some big hit titles that were better known on other systems. Matt stands firm on Zool despite some serious bullying from his so called mates... Plus, Chris...
 length: 03:21:23
Wed, 01 Aug 2018
Paul Davies chats to Mr Biffo (Aka Paul Rose) and Iain Lee in our exclusive interview recorded live at Revival 2018.
Sun, 08 Jul 2018
Paul Davies is joined by industry stalwart Shahid Ahmad for one of the most interesting and frank talks that took place at Revival 2018. Thanks to our Patreon supporters: Andrew Gilmour Richard May Richard Piper Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris...
Sat, 23 Jun 2018
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Fri, 01 Jun 2018
Matt Wilsher, Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson play and rate their favourite games that are currently included on THEC64 Mini, plus the guys discuss the latest retro gaming related news. Thanks to our Patreon supporters: Andrew Gilmour Richard May...
 length: 01:54:31
Fri, 25 May 2018
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Fri, 11 May 2018
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018
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Fri, 06 Apr 2018
Matt, Steve and Mads come together to discuss the gaming club game of March 2018: Worms for the Amiga by Team 17. Once again, massive thanks to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Piper Richard May Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington...
 length: 01:55:56
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Chris and Paul catch up with Paul Rose to talk gaming TV, Digitiser The Show and Biffo’s return to Revival 2018. A massive thanks to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Piper Richard May Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris Worthington Alistair...
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Dean Swain & Chris O'Regan are back with all of the latest retro gaming related news, answering your #askRA questions and discussing joysticks, control pads and all manor of input devices. A massive thanks to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes...
 length: 02:28:54
Fri, 09 Mar 2018
Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen talk to Juan J. Martinez about his most recent games and how it is to develop modern games for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and the Commodore 64.   As usual, a massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:...
 length: 02:06:44
Sun, 18 Feb 2018
Episode 178 sees Paul and Chris take a trip to the Dark Side with Star Wars actor Christian Simpson. No we don’t mean the C64, but Christian is famous for standing in for Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and also Episode I’s Gavyn Sykes...
Sun, 04 Feb 2018
We catch up with Dean Swain, Paul Davies & Chris O'Regan as they answer another round of #askRA questions plus Dean & Paul play four Commodore 64 games picked at random in the debut of our new "Lucky Dip" feature. Help support the Retro...
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Chris O'Regan talk's to Greg Caldwell of Retrotainment on creating new games such as the Haunted Halloween series for the Nintendo Entertainment System and other platforms plus they discuss future projects from Retrotainment. Help support the...
 length: 01:06:44
Tue, 19 Dec 2017
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Sun, 26 Nov 2017
Matt Wlsher, Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play nine beautiful looking Commodore Amiga games but do the games play as good as they look? A massive thanks as ever to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Piper Nick Lees Edward Fitzpatrick Chris...
 length: 02:27:26
Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Matt Wilsher talks to Andy Roberts on how he got into magazie & game publishing, the rebirth of Thalamus, Hunters Moon Remastered and a whole lot more! Hunter's Moon Remastered Kickstarter:  TA massive thanks as ever to our Patreon...
 length: 01:44:05
Sat, 21 Oct 2017
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Thu, 12 Oct 2017
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Thu, 28 Sep 2017
Steve Erickson & Matt Wilsher delve into the tricky topic of emulation and discuss what emulators they use and recommend plus a whole lot more! Again, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Piper Nick...
 length: 02:40:55
Sun, 27 Aug 2017
Mads Kristensen & Chris O'Regan rewind back to the early 1990's to fire up their 486's, talk a load of DOS and play Infogrames Alone In The Dark. Once again a huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters: Richard Pipes Nick Lees...
 length: 02:09:57
Sat, 12 Aug 2017
Retro Asylum finally succumbs to listener pressure as Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson delve into the NEC PC Engine console range and play some of the systems top games. Show Links To book tickets for "The Arcade Experience" event that is taking...
 length: 02:19:13
Mon, 24 Jul 2017
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Tue, 04 Jul 2017
Mads Kristensen and Chris O'Regan take a retrospective look at the Discworld games from the mid 1990's and discuss point & click adventures in general. Show links: Hipolito Pichardo Twitch Channel:  Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our...
 length: 01:59:38
Tue, 20 Jun 2017
After a short break following our Revival 2017 specials, Dean Swain & Chris O'Regan return to take a fascinating look back at Atari's much maligned range of 16 bit computers.  The guys also discuss all of the latest news of the...
 length: 02:07:31
Fri, 02 Jun 2017
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Tue, 30 May 2017
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Sun, 28 May 2017
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Fri, 26 May 2017
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Wed, 24 May 2017
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Mon, 22 May 2017
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Thu, 18 May 2017
Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson take a look at some of the early games by Activision on the Commodore 64 and where possible, compare them to their Atari 2600 counterparts. Games discussed in this episode: Park Patrol H.E.R.O Ghostbusters Pitfall...
 length: 02:00:18
Thu, 04 May 2017
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Sat, 15 Apr 2017
Paul Davies delves into the Retro Asylum vaults to discover another golden moment from our past.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017
GMA Award nominated "The Sausage Factory" host Chris O'Regan joins the RA team for the ultimate 8 bit wars showdown.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017
Paul Davies, Steve Erickson & Dean Swain return for a 3 hour long episode of the UK's No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017
Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play Taito's classic 2 play romp
 length: 01:13:55
Sun, 12 Feb 2017
Paul Davies delves into the Retro Asylum vaults to discover golden moments from our past.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson battle head to head in a live play of Magnetic Fields classic top down racer
 length: 47:43
Mon, 16 Jan 2017
Steve Erickson is joined by the legendary pixel pusher Simon Butler
 length: 01:51:43
Sat, 24 Dec 2016
Gaming Nostalgia is a short radio documentary by Sean Allsop featuring Author Jamie Madigan and Retro Asylum host Dean Swain.
 length: 21:54
Fri, 23 Dec 2016
Gather around the Christmas fire as the Retro Asylum team reveal all in our festive Q & A special.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016
The Retro Asylum team look at some of the early games produced by the legendary game development house Blizzard, or Silicon & Synapse as they were originally called.
 length: 02:03:49
Sun, 13 Nov 2016
In part 1 of a 2 two part special, Retro Asylum celebrates reaching it's 150th episode with a music quiz!
Fri, 07 Oct 2016
Paul, Mads and Steve take a walk on the brutal side of retro gaming, playing five of the toughest games to ever grace floppies and cartridges.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
Matt, Mads & Dean play and review 4 titles chosen by our listeners to review!
 length: 01:38:39
Thu, 25 Aug 2016
In this episode Dean Swain, Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson discuss the current trend of modernising popular 8 bit systems of yesteryear.
 length: 01:28:31
Wed, 03 Aug 2016
The Retro Asylum team are joined by legendary programmer Jim Bagley to discuss the unveiling of the Spectrum Next hardware at the Revival Solstice 2016 event.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Paul Davies talks to Paul Rose aka Mr Biffo about his time running Teletext's Digitiser.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016
Matt Wilsher & Mad Kristensen are joined by Mark Hardisty (author of A Gremlin In The Works) to dig deep into Gremlin Graphic's past.
 length: 01:54:05
Thu, 23 Jun 2016
Matt and Steve talk to long-time friend of the show and ex-host Sam Dyer of Bitmap books about his latest Kickstarter project.
 length: 59:56
Mon, 20 Jun 2016
The New Media Europe Awards took place on Saturday 28th of June where the podcast community celebrated the most prominent podcasts of 2016
Thu, 09 Jun 2016
We talk to author and gamer Katie da Silva about her passion for retro gaming.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016
The RA gang catch up to discuss the UK Podcasters Awards and announce what is happening at Revival Solstice
Sat, 28 May 2016
We talk to Walter Day, the founder of Twin Galaxies & inventor of E-Sports.
Sun, 22 May 2016
In this episode we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Lemmings game by taking a look at the first five games in the series.
 length: 38:55
Wed, 11 May 2016
Dean Swain, Matt Wilsher & Steve Erickson discuss the new announced ZX Spectrum Next
Fri, 29 Apr 2016
In the 6th episode of Bytesize, Matt Lambourne & Mads Kristensen team up to talk about the 3DO & CD32.
 length: 01:10:14
Mon, 18 Apr 2016
Episode 141 of the award winning Retro Asylum see's the return of Dean Swain & Paul Davies as they finally dodge the demons of time as they cover the latest goings on of the retro scene
Fri, 01 Apr 2016
Come join Metz and Drisk, as they air their gaming skeletons and go through some of those terrible games they all quite like. Games covered are: 1. Last Battle (MDrive) 2. Night Breed : The interactive Movie (Amiga) 3. Colin The Cleaner (Spectrum) 4....
 length: 01:59:06
Sat, 19 Mar 2016
Matt Wilsher and Steve Erickson take a look at the music, art and design software of the past, and how it inspired today's creative applications.  
 length: 01:46:44
Fri, 04 Mar 2016
Paul Driscoll and new presenter Mads Darø Kristensen take a look at some of the greatest shooters on the Mega Drive. Hopefully people will discover some hidden gem shooters to sit down and play and enjoy. Games covered include: MUSHA Gaiares...
 length: 01:50:46
Fri, 19 Feb 2016
Can you believe that the Legend of Zelda is 30 years old?! Paul Driscoll (AKA The Drisk) and Matt Lambourne (AKA Metz) can't and are feeling very old. Still, we put on our best Peter Pan outfits and celebrate, by taking a look at the early Zelda...
 length: 02:33:36
Fri, 05 Feb 2016
In this episode of Retro Asylum Matt Lambourne (aka Metz) and special guest Matt Aguilera run through the pre-history and legacy of The Street Fighter II series, covering the games that preceded it, all the home conversions and the games that wanted...
 length: 02:30:03
Sat, 23 Jan 2016
Dean Swain (AKA Swainy), Steve Erickson (AKA Press Play On Tape) and Paul Driscoll (AKA The Drisk) takes a look at some of the forgotten gaming heroes of yesteryear. We have tried to concentrate on the more computer based platformer from days gone by....
 length: 02:29:22
Fri, 15 Jan 2016
In the first episode of Indie Asylum Paul Davies chats with the gaming industry’s ‘Indie Champion’ Shahid Ahmad. During his ten years heading up Sony’s Strategic Content division in the UK Shahid has played a pivotal role in...
Fri, 08 Jan 2016
Welcome to episode 134, where Paul Driscoll AKA The Drisk and Matt Lamborne AKA Metz look through some hidden arcade, obscure gems for our listeners to track down and play. So come and have a listen, and let us know your views on our suggested game...
 length: 01:21:41
Mon, 04 Jan 2016
In the fifth Bytesize episode of Retro Asylum, Steve chats to old friends of the show Sam Dyer and Matt Wilsher. Discussing everything from Matt’s leaving the show to Sam’s books to singing some praise for the ZX Spectrum, they even manage...
 length: 57:54
Wed, 23 Dec 2015
*WARNING- This is a Spoiler Cast. Don't go near this episode if you haven't seen The Force Awakens* The Movie Asylum is back for one time only to discuss 2015's biggest film release, Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. We share our impressions,...
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
The Retro Asylum team get together for secret Santa and some festive retro gaming banter plus Dean Swain talks to games developer Gary Plowman about his book "ZX Spectrum Games Code Club". 
Fri, 04 Dec 2015
After lengthy discussion, lawyers and C15 cassettes changing hands the second installment of 8 Bit Wars is finally upon us. Join Paul Davies as he looks to wrangle Dean Swain, Steve Erickson and Chris O'Regan into agreeing whether the Commodore 64,...
Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Join the team as they get together for a post-event Currycast to talk about their time at the Revival 2015 Winter Warmer. As always expect cracking poppadoms and mango chutney as the boys talk about the games played, retro items bought and the people...
Fri, 20 Nov 2015
Matt and Paul are fuel injected suicide machines, rocking and rolling, and out of controlling, in this awesome hi-octane, explosive episode as we take us through some vehicular explosive combat action. Including: Wipeout, Road rash, Road blasters,...
 length: 01:40:36
Fri, 06 Nov 2015
The Bitmap Brothers were UK gaming’s first Rockstars. They appeared in our computer magazines looking more suited to the cover of NME rather than the bedroom coders we’d become accustomed to. Their video games had a look and style all of...
 length: 02:57:47
Thu, 29 Oct 2015
This episode of Bytesize has a real pick and mix flavour about it. In summary just think of a mash-up of Dizzy driving a Ferrari down the freeway being chased by zombie dogs full to the brim with t-Virus. In more detail this means we have Paul Davies...
 length: 22:07
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
In Celebration of Halloween the retro hosts Paul Driscoll, Steve Erickson and Matt Lamborne set to work through some spooky themed games... Don't forget to join us on the Retro Asylum forums under Retro Asylum Podcasts & Feedback to see detailed...
 length: 01:54:34
Mon, 19 Oct 2015
Heidi aka stopxwhispering hops on to talk about her huge retro collection and to drop some knowledge on Sweden's huge retro scene and its special attachment to Nintendo.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015
Part 3 of the epic Star Wars video game trilogy
Fri, 02 Oct 2015
The 2nd part in the Retro Asylum Star Wars trilogy
Tue, 29 Sep 2015
The first in a new series of shorter, snappier Retro Asylum episodes
 length: 30:48
Thu, 24 Sep 2015
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Sat, 12 Sep 2015
We’re knee deep in the dead with our in-depth review of PC First Person shooters and how they shaped the future video gaming landscape. Follow @retroasylum1
 length: 03:05:32
Fri, 28 Aug 2015
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015
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Fri, 07 Aug 2015
Steve Erickson jumps into the hot seat for this episode of Retro Asylum, the team are also joined by Chris O’Regan of “The Sausage Factory” fame as they look at the Amstrad CPC range of computers and a few CPC games along the way...
 length: 02:18:35
Wed, 05 Aug 2015
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015
Episode 121 is our special interview with the Godfather of football management games, Kevin Toms....
Fri, 17 Jul 2015
Episode 120 is our special coverage of the official launch of the ZX Spectrum Vega console. S...
Fri, 10 Jul 2015
Dean and Paul deliver a news and info update as well as bringing focus to an often-overlooked sys...
Sun, 05 Jul 2015
The Retro Asylum has been listed in the Video Games category of the prestigious 2015 UK Podcaster...
Fri, 26 Jun 2015
The Drisk and special guest Alex Mort of Retro Game Squad get to grips with Nintendo’ legendary o...
 length: 02:15:39
Fri, 12 Jun 2015
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Thu, 28 May 2015
The Drisk, Ally and Steve Press Play on Tape© chat about all things Master System in a Sega 8-bit...
 length: 02:10:08
Fri, 15 May 2015
Retro Asylum jumps into the ring as Matt & Darren go on a mission to seek out the best wrestling ...
 length: 02:15:06
Fri, 08 May 2015
Episode 114 see's the Retro Asylum team meet up at Play Blackpool where the guys interview the Ol...
Fri, 01 May 2015
Retro Asylum goes to the movies with TheDrisk in charge of tickets and Matt Lambourne armed with ...
 length: 02:21:50
Fri, 17 Apr 2015
Episode 112 of the Retro Asylum sees Swainy, Paul and the Drisk get to grips with Nintendo’s clas...
 length: 02:46:58
Thu, 02 Apr 2015
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015
The UK's number 1 retro gaming podcast returns with a special "Commodore Amiga" focused episode! ...
 length: 02:48:46
Thu, 05 Mar 2015
In this bumper episode 109 of the Retro Asylum, Swainy and Paul D grab the remote and flick throu...
Sat, 21 Feb 2015
Welcome back to the Retro Asylum, episode 108 see's the return of Swainy who updates us with the ...
 length: 02:01:24
Sun, 08 Feb 2015
Welcome to Retro Asylum episode 107 where we look at the Sega Saturn console and great games to b...
 length: 01:55:24
Fri, 23 Jan 2015
In this latest episode Paul Monaghan and Phil Hockaday from the team don their capes and spandex ...
 length: 01:55:40
Fri, 09 Jan 2015
This week Steve & Sam chat to Ozzie retro gamer and host of the Australian based Retro Domination...
 length: 01:38:39
Fri, 26 Dec 2014
This week see's the Retro Asylum gang out on their Christmas dinner where they discuss games & sy...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014
This week Dean Swain, Paul Davies, Steve Erickson and our special guest Chris O’Regan, host of Sp...
Thu, 13 Nov 2014
In this episode Paul Monaghan and Phil Hockaday sit down and discuss their weekend at Play Expo 2...
 length: 01:39:31
Fri, 31 Oct 2014
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014
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Thu, 02 Oct 2014
Welcome to episode 98 of the UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast. In this episode, Sam (mrsid), Ste...
 length: 03:11:59
Thu, 25 Sep 2014
Paul Driscoll AKA TheDrisk managed to interview legendary game developers John and Ste Pickford a...
 length: 01:37:00
Thu, 18 Sep 2014
In this episode Paul Monaghan takes a walk down memory lane to discuss his arcade memories. Start...
 length: 02:26:08
Fri, 05 Sep 2014
In Episode 96 of the UK's Number 1 Retro Gaming Podcast, we welcome a new Co-Host Phil Hockaday a...
 length: 02:49:48
Thu, 21 Aug 2014
Welcome to episode 95 of the UK's No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast show. This week we have a jam pack...
 length: 02:06:29
Tue, 12 Aug 2014
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Thu, 07 Aug 2014
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Today we try a slightly new magazine style format with the podcast. Foggy talks about his love...
 length: 01:37:58
Thu, 10 Jul 2014
Welcome to episode 92 of the UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast. In this episode, Sam (mrsid), Ste...
 length: 02:45:50