Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast
Alex Hall (Ben Drowned) - Interview

Alex Hall (Ben Drowned) - Interview

September 24, 2020
Ben Drowned, the Creepypasta story inspired by a haunted Majora's Mask cartridge was a big hit among gamers. It also struck quite a chord with our Adrian who of course did our one and only audiobook on this story a few years ago.
 
We're pleased to welcome the story's author Alex Hall back to Arcade Attack but this time in podcast interview format! He chats to Adrian about the story, its inspiration and plans for the future as well as much more gaming podcast gold.
 
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Evercade review and the importance (or not) of physical media

Evercade review and the importance (or not) of physical media

September 17, 2020

The much-hyped Evercade dropped earlier this year and appears to have been a commercial success but is the thing any good? Nathan's sent us a unit to review which Adrian promptly bought off him (bit of a clue how this is gonna go there). James joins us in Keith's absence for a chat about said item and also the worth of physical media in this day and age.

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Our Top 25 SEGA Master System Games

Our Top 25 SEGA Master System Games

September 10, 2020

Our Mega Drive Top 25 was such a disaster we thought we'd do it all again for its older brother!

No spoilers (as usual) but we can divulge that we've brought in our resident 'Master System' specialist to make up the numbers and mix it up. Please welcome our good bud James to the podcast! Rob takes up hosting responsibilities for this one.

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Gaming Myths Vol.2

Gaming Myths Vol.2

September 3, 2020

*Warning - this podcast contains adult themes (LOL) so it's up to you to shield your offspring or those of a sensitive disposition. Or let them loose on the madness!*

Adult theme jokes aside we're back! With another gaming myths podcast! I'd like to say it's because the first one went so well but it's due to the fact that Adrian found too many to fit in one! Ha ha!

This week we tackle myths concerning games uninstalling themselves, a certain Final Fantasy VIII theory and what actually happened to those "spare" copies of the Atari E.T among many other weird and wacky tales. We also laugh at our own conspiracy theories.

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Australian Takeover!!

Australian Takeover!!

August 27, 2020

This has been a long (ish) time coming. Covid poses its own problems but it also opens up new opportunities. We invited three of our mates from the other side of the world - ...Since Spacies (Brian); Sega Master Tim (Tim); and The Top Loader (Todd) - to do battle with us over the airwaves. Well, not quite...

The boys join Ade and Dylan for a chat about SEGA, Nintendo, Brian and Tim working for the SEGA Hotline, what collecting means to us, why heart attacks are bad, Aussie slang (we're sure Adrian is NOT a drongo) and a few subjects we always cover on AA. Yeah, you know the ones! So sit back and enjoy a whopping two-hour chat with Australia's finest.

Twitter Links:

https://twitter.com/sincespacies

https://twitter.com/The_Top_Loader

https://twitter.com/Segamastertim

YouTube:

...Since Spacies https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCglptaKA4eqejYu2eTtj1gA

Top Loader https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTopLoader82

Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/sincespacies

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Michael Latham (SEGA) - Interview

Michael Latham (SEGA) - Interview

August 20, 2020

Oh we've a real treat for you SEGA fans this week! SEGA's 'Mr No' Michael Latham, the Eternal Champions creator had a mammoth chat (over two hours) with our Adrian about everything and anything!

We won't spoil the surprise too much but our highlights include Michael covering his time working at Activision (Ghostbusters/Power Drift), meeting (and winning over) Michael Jackson, stopping a buggy Sonic 2 flying out to production, working on many 32X games (three of which were unreleased) and the never-ending battle between SEGA of Japan and SEGA of America. There's even a nice George Lucas story in there!

And here's the previous written Q&A we did with the legend himself.

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Gaming Myths Vol.1

Gaming Myths Vol.1

August 13, 2020

*Warning - this podcast contains adult themes so the little uns probably shouldn't be present. Or maybe so, it's up to you!*

Oh you'd better believe there's a second volume of this in a few weeks! Adrian has come up with podcast gold to present to you a menagerie of gaming myths (retro and current) to sink your teeth into. Well, for Dyl and Rob to sink their teeth into while pulling funny faces that you can't see because this is an audio-only podcast.

Sonic 3, Polybius, the Madden curse, Aeris' death in FF7 and lots lots more!

https://ratethispodcast.com/arcade

David Irons - 'Polybius' author - Q&A;

Final Fantasy 7 podcast;

GoldenEye podcast;

Dr David Doak podcast;

John Tobias podcast;

Mortal Kombat podcast.

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Faran Thomason (Atari, Nintendo, Sega) - Interview

Faran Thomason (Atari, Nintendo, Sega) - Interview

August 6, 2020

This week's guest may be the only person we've ever interviewed who's worked for Atari, Nintendo and SEGA - the magic three! Faran Thomason kindly gave us some of his time a while ago for a text interview but we simply had to chat to him to get more of those stories out.

Especially a treat for Atari Jaguar fans, Adrian talks to the producer, QA tester and level designer himself about Bubsy, Baldies Cybermorph and the abandoned Jag version of Mortal Kombat 3 among many other lovely retro gaming stories about all three legendary companies. He also talks about making consoles in China, Black Lives Matter, what the Tramiels were really like and working with the legendary Lance Henriksen. Enjoy!

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Mortal Kombat: The Movie & MK Annihilation

Mortal Kombat: The Movie & MK Annihilation

July 30, 2020

Why on earth do we do this to ourselves?! Ha ha! It's of course a pleasure every time! This week we tackle the Mortal Kombat Movies... Rob summons every ounce of strength to bring forward this critique of both movies with lots of trivia thrown in for good measure. One of the team is dragged along against his will (guess who) so it's up to the others to convince him they're both worth watching. Or not.

 

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Our Top 25 SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Games

Our Top 25 SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Games

July 23, 2020

We expect nothing less than an almighty ton of vitriol from you and the entire retro gaming community! 

Our Amiga Top 25 went so well we thought we'd do it again with our favourite console and without Tim's "lovely and highly complex algorithm", it could have gone better... But kudos to Adrian for coming up with a (tweaked a bit by Dylan, so let's blame him) way of taking Ade's, Rob's, Tim's, Keith's, Faith's, Chris's and Dylan's top 10 MD/Genesis games and compiling this list.

Absolutely no spoilers here, you can shout at us afterwards.

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