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DOOM - The Greatest FPS Ever Made?

DOOM - The Greatest FPS Ever Made?

May 18, 2019

DISCLAIMER: In no way, shape or form does this podcast do the awesomeness that is DOOM any justice, but we love it, so we'll talk about it. To say it took the FPS genre to another level is an understatement, id's monster is adored by millions.

We discuss the synthesis of the original DOOM, what it meant to us and the controversies that followed it. We also take a quick look at all the titles up to DOOM Vfr. So grab your BFG and join us in hell...

DOOM (Jaguar Review)

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Another World - Out of This World

Another World - Out of This World

May 10, 2019

Éric Chahi's masterpiece needs little introduction. Another World (or Out of This World in the US) is considered by many to be the first true cinematic gaming experience not relying solely on FMV. Adrian tells the gang all about the development's ups and downs as well as some of the key moments of the game itself. Dylan then offers his less-than-complimentary opinion on its sequel Heart of the Alien, whilst Rob finds himself constantly infuriated by alien slug death. There's something here for everyone!

RGC Another World Feature

Another World - Jaguar Review

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Super Mario Bros. The Movie

Super Mario Bros. The Movie

May 3, 2019

Our chat about Street Fighter The Movie went down so well we thought we'd put ourselves through similar "torture" again for your listening pleasure. Rob had never seen Super Mario Bros. The Movie before last month, sixteen years of ignorant bliss, all down the drain... He goes through his findings whilst we all pile in to discuss what could have been a great homage to a great series of games but instead turned out to be a bit of a mess. 

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Remakes & Remasters - The Good, The Bad and The WTF??

Remakes & Remasters - The Good, The Bad and The WTF??

April 26, 2019

Whether it's a glossy finish (remaster) or your favourite game built from the ground up (remake) it's safe to say that this process has extended the lives of many a retro franchise. The Resident Evil 2 remake has put remakes and remasters back into the spotlight. We have a good chat about our favourites and not-so-favourites whilst trying to work out whether they're a good thing or not. Cash cow or homage? Our opinions plus lots of your opinions from a tweet we released the other day makes for a very interesting/argumenty chat indeed.

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Top Gun Games - Were they really that bad?

Top Gun Games - Were they really that bad?

April 19, 2019

Errrrr, OK, Top Gun has hardly had its fair share of games that do amazing films justice but exactly how many bad games are we talking about? Moby Games has it at 11 and we try to go through as many as possible without vomiting (from motion sickness of course...) but it's really all just a ruse to play some Kenny Loggins.

Top Gun (NES Review) by UKNESBoy

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Tom Kalinske (SEGA) - Interview

Tom Kalinske (SEGA) - Interview

April 12, 2019

A few years ago I (Dylan) had the pleasure of talking to the ex CEO of SEGA of America, the legendary Tom Kalinske, an interview that I duly transcribed and which you can read at the link below. The podcast has since taken off and we thought that it would be good to share the audio with you all. I was extremely nervous but trust me, Tom's ability to tell a story (mostly centred around bringing life to Sonic and going toe-to-toe with Nintendo in their prime) carries the podcast and ensures a great listen (when the sound doesn't cut out - oops!)

https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/tom-kalinske-sega/

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Crazy Taxi

Crazy Taxi

April 6, 2019

To say Crazy Taxi is an Arcade Attack favourite is a bit of an understatement. It wowed at the arcades, it wowed on home consoles, its legacy is felt in many other franchises to this day. Rob takes the reins for this one so get ready for lots of facts and lots of gushing from all of us (sorry in advance).

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Knights of the Round

Knights of the Round

March 30, 2019

The often overlooked Knights of the Round is a game worthy of anyone's attention. Whilst it may look like a standard arcade scrolling beat em up it has more than a few hidden gems. Why was it overlooked? We'll let Adrian set the scene for this wonderfully Japanese take on British medieval times...

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Amiga Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk Games That Need a Remake

Amiga Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk Games That Need a Remake

March 23, 2019

We've cheated slightly, these are of course all MS-DOS games as well but Dylan thinks that all three deserve a remake nevertheless. Why?

The case is different for each game: Beneath a Steel Sky was the critically acclaimed title with a sad epilogue; Universe did away with gravity and DreamWeb was pure bats##t crazy and mainly known for a show of pixellated genetalia.

The tales of all three are told but has Dylan done enough to convince you of their remake merit? Let us know.

Gary Antcliffe (Universe) - Interview:

https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/gary-antcliffe/

Stephen Marley (DreamWeb, Author) - Interview:

https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/stephen-marley/

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Barry Leitch - Interview

Barry Leitch - Interview

March 16, 2019

Strong language warning! Gamasutra/Jesus Fabre had the number at around 250 but we've heard elsewhere that the legendary Barry Leitch has done over 400 (let that sink in) game soundtracks. He kindly gave up some of his free time to have this fascinating chat with our Adrian. We're not worthy!!!

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