Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast
The Story of Kapow! - Matt Dawson Interview

The Story of Kapow! - Matt Dawson Interview

June 29, 2022

Learn how Matt Dawson started Kapow! Matt's love of gaming has led him to host gaming events at some of the biggest music festivals in the UK. Matt shares some great stories of how he started his business, his love of gaming and which consoles and games are the most popular at his festivals. He also reflects on which bands are in to gaming and where he sees the industry going.

Matt also has a great competition for our lovely listeners and viewers - please listen to the episode to find out all the details. Please also see below how to enter the competition and the terms and conditions: 

Matt is also a big supporter of the Arcade Attack podcast and share his views on his favourite episodes and how he discovered us! This was a really fun interview, from a true gamer! Please support Matt and keep up to date with Kapow! using all the links below:

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Video Game Music Covers Vol.1

Video Game Music Covers Vol.1

June 22, 2022

James has dug up his favourite video game music covers for your enjoyment. Consider this volume 1 of many to come.

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Tami Borowick (LucasArts/Monkey Island) - Interview

Tami Borowick (LucasArts/Monkey Island) - Interview

June 15, 2022

Tami Borowick made a huge name while working at at LucasArts and worked on both The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge. Learn how Guybrush Threepwood was bought to life and how Tami had a huge impact on these classic titles. Tami shares some great development stories never shared before. 

Learn all about how these adventure classics were made and what it was really like working with Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer. Tami also reflects on the culture and opportunities at LucasArts and while she left to work with Ron Gilbert at Humongous Entertainment. 

Tami also discusses what it was like being a woman within the video game industry and what direction the industry needs to take. This is an interview you do now want to miss!

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Rare Dreamcast Games Vol. 2

Rare Dreamcast Games Vol. 2

June 8, 2022

Dylan's finally gotten round to doing volume two of his "rare" Dreamcast games. Illbleed, Sega Extreme Sports and MoHo (Ball Breakers) take centre stage.

Check out Dyl's vid of volume 1 here:

https://youtu.be/GHeqjmVoJZI

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Martyn Brown (Team17) - Interview

Martyn Brown (Team17) - Interview

June 1, 2022

Martyn Brown helped create the legendary Team17, and had a hand in making some truly classic titles such as Alien Breed, Superfrog, Body Blows and Worms. Get a real inside view of how this celebrated video game company rose to the top during the '90s in this lovely podcast interview.

Martyn reflects on Team17's rise during Amiga's glory years and how they aimed to created games that not only looked great, but filled a gap in the market. He also reflects on Team17 today, the NFT controversy and the love/hate relationship with Worms.  

Martyn also shares a great story of how an ambitious cricket game was never released after the programmer disappeared, never to be seen again!

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Top 25 PS2 / PlayStation 2 Games!

Top 25 PS2 / PlayStation 2 Games!

May 25, 2022

Is this the definitive list for possibly the best games console ever made? Er, maybe not, but we had fun recording it anyway!

The AA crew all chipped in their top 10 PS2 games, Adrian put the results in the blender to produce the 25 games you absolutely must own for Sony's beast of a system.

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Double Dragon

Double Dragon

May 18, 2022

James steps up and does the big research so the boys can chew the fat about (potentially) the most important beat 'em up ever made. From its Renegade origins to the legacy it leaves now, to Adrian inexplicably liking Double Dragon 3, it's all here.

So step in and join James, Billy and Jimmy on the mean streets of some city somewhere.

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Top 20 Easter Eggs in Games!

Top 20 Easter Eggs in Games!

May 11, 2022

Who here loves a good Easter egg hidden deep in a video game? Well, buckle up as Adrian rattles through 20 of the most amazing and bizarre Easter eggs in video game history. 

Warren Robinett created the first ever Easter egg in his ground-breaking title 'Adventure'! This has led to some very clever secrets to emerge over the years in a huge range of video games! 

From a secret alien hidden within Final Fantasy VIII to underground duck racing in Shenmue 2, Bill Clinton shooting some hoops in NBA Jam and everyone's favourite pirate hidden away in Unchartered 4. 

Plus, are we truly the bad boys of retro gaming? A certain developer who made the Amiga classic Hunter probably thinks so! All of this and much more will be discussed in this fun podcast!

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Sega Mania Magazine

Sega Mania Magazine

May 4, 2022

We're honoured to have the Sega Mania team on the show this week. Tim, David and Rob join Ade and Dyl for a chat about what it takes to create an independent magazine and why you should buy it.

With of course lots of Sega chat thrown in as well.

You can purchase Sega Mania here:
https://www.sega-mania.com/

Please also follow the lads on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ManiaSega

Adrian's Centipede t-shirt was kindly sent to us by Seven Squared. Get yours here:
https://sevensqua.red/blogs/news/atari-cabs-memories-centipede

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SEGA Stories & the Fall of Atari & the Jaguar - Joe Cain Interview

SEGA Stories & the Fall of Atari & the Jaguar - Joe Cain Interview

April 27, 2022

Joe Cain started his career in gaming as a tester at SEGA. He later went to become a key producer at Atari. His stories from working at these two iconic gaming companies need to be heard to be believed. From the fabled MC Hammer Genesis title to early rumblings of the Atari Jaguar 2. 

Joe also reflects on the final days of Atari after the sad demise of the Jaguar.

Joe also shares a great story of working on many unpublished Jaguar games, his views on SEGA and Atari today and working with some true gaming legends throughout his 30 year career in gaming. 

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Joe also featured on our 90s SEGA testing podcast.

Please note: There is some bad language throughout the interview.

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What makes the perfect side-scrolling beat ’em up?

What makes the perfect side-scrolling beat ’em up?

April 20, 2022

A nuanced and necessary discussion of one of our favourite gaming genres or Dylan forgetting to do his homework (again)? You decide!

Beat 'em ups old and new help us answer this eternal question. Or do they? Who knows!

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Arcade Attack’s Arcade Archive - Vol. 1

Arcade Attack’s Arcade Archive - Vol. 1

April 13, 2022

Try saying that after a few Martinis! Keith's come up with an amazing way for us to actually talk about arcade games (in your face, people who said our name was wrong!)

The boys choose one each, give a little bit of background and explain why you should/shouldn't play their game.

A lorry game that's more fun than it should be, another based on an ill-fated cartoon, a game Adrian mentions more than occasionally and the weirdest beat 'em up ever conceived (probably) take centre stage. 

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Mortal Kombat Trilogy Remake - The Story of Getting This Classic Back! Joe Tresca Interview

Mortal Kombat Trilogy Remake - The Story of Getting This Classic Back! Joe Tresca Interview

April 6, 2022

Did Mortal Kombat reach its peak after the release of Mortal Kombat Trilogy? Would you like to relive those good old days with a full scale remaster of this fighting classic?

Joe Tresca is on a mission to bring back Mortal Kombat Trilogy to the consoles in all its HD and remastered glory. Joe's tale of getting the project off the ground, working with Ed Boon and other MK legends, then to see Warner Bros stop and start the project more times than Sub-Zero can drink an ice cold beer is a story that needs to be heard to be believed! How close is the game to being released? Well, listen now to find out!

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Eyeballistic Website: http://www.eyeballistic.com/

Mortal Kombat Remake Petition: https://www.change.org/p/ben-bell-kickstart-campaign-for-mortal-kombat-trilogy-remake-with-ue5

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The Best Year in Gaming - 1998

The Best Year in Gaming - 1998

March 30, 2022

The first in our 'The Best Year in Gaming' series focuses on a very special year, 1998. Adrian chats through some of the biggest and baddest titles that graced our consoles that year.

And of course, a sad farewell to the console range of our favourite company is discussed. Someone please pass the tissues...

Also, in this episode Dean promised to randomly select someone who subscribes to our YouTube channel, likes and comment on this video and will create a lovely personalised piece of artwork of their choice! This could be a picture of Mario and Sonic playing Bubsy on the Jaguar, or a picture of Waluigi holding aloft the World Cup - the choice is yours! Please subscribe to Arcade Attack's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb6cTE7T1yiBMdrb6qcrRXw

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Fable (2004)

Fable (2004)

March 23, 2022

Yes, Fable is THAT old. Peter Molyneux's pioneering action/adventure/RPG game set a new benchmark for the genre when it was released in 2004. Its hype led to it being tagged by many as the "disappointment of the year" but it was still worthy of the praise it received at the time.

James covers the game's development, best bits and critical reception in this mammoth episode.

Search our back catalogue for an interview with Fable designer Mark Webley.

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RAMPAGE - Creating the Arcade Smash Hit! Brian Colin Interview (General Chaos & Arch Rivals)

RAMPAGE - Creating the Arcade Smash Hit! Brian Colin Interview (General Chaos & Arch Rivals)

March 16, 2022

Brian Colin is the creator of Rampage, General Chaos, Xenophone and Arch Rivals. The arcade legend shares some amazing stories about life at Bally/Midway and how against the odds he bought the iconic Rampage to the arcades!

He also talks about creating General Chaos and has some exclusive and exciting news on a potential sequel. Brian also reflects on what it was like being on the Rampage movie set and shares some great stories of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and lots more in-between!

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Gears of War

Gears of War

March 9, 2022

Cliff Bleszinski's Gears of War took gaming warfare to a new level. The Epic (see what we did there? ;)) tale of Marcus Fenix and his quest for redemption has led to many sequels and it being one of the biggest online franchises to date.

James tackles the initial game's conception and what makes the solo campaign and online modes so enjoyable. With plenty of trivia thrown in to boot, Gears fans, you're not gonna wanna miss this.

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The Top 25 PS1 / PlayStation One Games!

The Top 25 PS1 / PlayStation One Games!

March 2, 2022

I'm amazed we got through this one in one piece. Pretty much every member of the AA podcast and web crews chucked their top 10 PS1 games into Adrian's hat and the result is probably the most definitive (not) top 25 PS1 games ever.

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Making Knockout Kings - Dev Chat

Making Knockout Kings - Dev Chat

February 23, 2022

Learn all about how heavyweight boxing game Knockout Kings was developed - from some of the title's key developers. Industry legends Erik Wahlberg, Dominique Philippine, Steve Coallier & Dexx Dorris reflect back on this popular series and how they helped create a knockout hit.

This in-depth and fun roundtable chat reveals some great stories about working with Muhammad Ali and other heavyweight boxers, some great Easter eggs, and whether a new Knockout Kings could be on the horizon!

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BIOSHOCK : Creating the Masterpiece - Paul Hellquist Interview - Plus Borderlands & SWAT4

BIOSHOCK : Creating the Masterpiece - Paul Hellquist Interview - Plus Borderlands & SWAT4

February 16, 2022

We really do spoil you BioShock fans don't we? To follow up last month's interview with Ken Levine, the game's lead designer Paul Hellquist kindly joined us to chat about his illustrious career that also includes SWAT 4 and the amazing Borderlands.

Want to know what it was like creating these games and working with the likes of Ken Levine and Randy Pitchford? Listen on...

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And our BioShock chat: https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/bioshock-podcast/

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