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Retronauts

This page archives Retronauts episodes released between July 2013 and December 2016.

Jul 29, 2013

Dragon swords, demon birds, and Draconian action gameplay -- these are the pillars of Ninja Gaiden. The Retronauts crew offers a primer on Tecmo's celebrated action series, exploring the arcade, Nintendo, and Sega eras of Ryu Hayabusa's many adventures. Plus, talk of recent Game Gear releases on Virtual Console, and...


Jul 21, 2013

Nearly 25 years ago, one of Nintendo's most successful marketing tools infected millions of children with the help of broadcast television: Captain N: The Game Master. Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, and Ray Barnholt as they examine the first episode of the show and try not to get too distracted by King Hippo's...


Jul 12, 2013

Wario's been adventuring solo for nearly twenty years, though Nintendo's evil answer to Mario is mostly known for his micro-game legacy. Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, and Kat Bailey as they peer back a bit further into this character's past.


Jul 8, 2013

We step outside the bounds of tradition to look at some of the influences that shape the games we love. This time, we talk about progressive rock (such as it was) and its impact on countless game composers. Special guest Dr. Sparkle (Chrontendo) joins Jeremy, Bob, and Ray.


Jul 1, 2013

We're back! By the power of crowdfunding! Retronauts launches a new season by marking the 30th anniversary of three crucial Japanese consoles: Famicom, SG-1000, and MSX. Featuring the voice of Chrontendo's Dr. Sparkle and a lovely new musical theme.

Host: Jeremy Parish. With Ray Barnholt, Bob Mackey, and...