Arcade Attack Retro Gaming Podcast
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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Comic history, favourite comic-based games and favourite characters

Comic history, favourite comic-based games and favourite characters

July 16, 2020

Forgive the long title, I really couldn't think of a way to shorten it, ha ha! We haven't put Chris off since last week so he's back to chat comic book heroes/villains and favourite comic-based video games with us. But not before Rob tells us a bit of comic book history and how they and video games are a match made in heaven.

Comic book films even make an appearance! 80 minutes of comic-based ambrosia, whadda ya waiting for!

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Comic book chat with Chris McAuley (Marvel/Utomik)

Comic book chat with Chris McAuley (Marvel/Utomik)

July 9, 2020

We thought it's about time we introduced you to our second-newest member (Retro Faith just pips him as the newest), Chris McAuley!

Chris has done a lot of colouring work for Marvel and some of you may have bumped into him at a comic convention or two. His road to working for them and dev house Utomik is quite something! We've dragged him along to chat about his career, comics, games based on comics and how he came into our lives (and boy, does Adrian have a story to tell about that!)

Next week we'll be discussing the history of comic books and their influence on games. We're also chatting about our favourite comic-based movies and games so be sure not to miss that one! 

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Sami Vanhatalo (Max Payne, Alan Wake) - Interview

Sami Vanhatalo (Max Payne, Alan Wake) - Interview

July 2, 2020

Adrian's guest this week is Sami Vanhatalo of Max Payne and Alan Wake fame! The Remedy co-founder chats about almost his entire back catalogue, what he really thinks about the Max Payne movie, whether there's scope for more games in the series and also updates us on Sociable Soccer - the spiritual successor to Sensible Soccer which he's working on with Sensible Software legend Jon Hare.

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Double Dragon - The Movie

Double Dragon - The Movie

June 25, 2020

The things we do for you lot! We've all had a lovely watch of the Double Dragon movie thanks to someone tweeting us at Christmas to do it (as part of our Secret Santa reveal, of course). Rob was gifted said movie so here he is after many weeks of painstaking research, withered and worn, to give his take on Billy & jimmy's excellent adventure. Spinach, anyone?

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Resident Evil 3

Resident Evil 3

June 18, 2020

Stylishly late to the party as ever, here's our take on Resident Evil 3 old and new. 

Keith (who else) guides us through the PlayStation original and what he (re)makes of 2020's effort. And we try not to draw parallels between Jill's fight in Raccoon City and current events. Try.

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Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle Pt.2 (SOR3, SORemake and SOR4)

Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle Pt.2 (SOR3, SORemake and SOR4)

June 11, 2020

Warning: This pod contains adult themes, adult language and not our usual lovely selves (mostly our lovely selves).

It's the moment you've been waiting for! Indeed, Rob throws everything he's got into supporting Streets of Rage 3 much to Dylan's disgust (he'll blame it on the beer, we'd probably say Dyl was just being an ass, ha ha!)

The gang turn to Adrian to guide the discussion about Remake, which none of them have played. Adrian's sound difficulties also provide some much needed comic relief.

And finally we discuss the game we've been waiting 24 years for confirmation of. One thing we cannot confirm is that Dyl doesn't work for Microsoft. You'll see what we mean...

Streets of Rage 3 (Mega Drive Review) - https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/streets-of-rage-3-mega-drive-review/

Streets of Rage 4 (Indie Review) - https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/streets-of-rage-4-indie-review/

Streets of Rage 4 - Ten years too late? - https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/streets-of-rage-4-ten-years-too-late/

Fallen City Brawl - https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/fallen-city-brawl/

David Burton (SORemake Interview) - https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/interview-david-burton/

 

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Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle Pt.1 (SOR and SOR2)

Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle Pt.1 (SOR and SOR2)

June 4, 2020

The first of our Streets of Rage double bill features the seminal Streets of Rage and its bigger, badder sequel. You'll have to wait until next week for Dyl and Rob's bickering about SOR3, Ade's take on SOR Remake, and what Dyl makes of SOR4 (as no one else could be bothered to play it!)

Just another brawler? Just another Final Fight clone? The Streets of Rage series brought a few more things to the table. The gang try to decipher it all under Keith's careful supervision (SOR1) and Dyl's not-so-careful supervision (for the SOR2 bit).

So strap yourselves in for another pun-filled/jibes-aplenty/slightly-more-research-than-Wikipedia/remote AA podcast...

Streets of Rage (Mega Drive Review) - https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/streets-of-rage-mega-drive-review/

Streets of Rage 2 (Mega Drive Review) - https://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/streets-of-rage-2-mega-drive-review/

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