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Retro Game Squad Podcast

A monthly podcast featuring roundtable discussion about retro and classic video games from the 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32/64-bit eras. Each episode, our crew picks a theme and reviews a selection of games that fit within said theme. Join us as we strive to bring you a great show that's both informative and entertaining.

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RGS 019 - Neo-Geo Spectacular!

Get your quarters ready as we bask in the amazing 2D goodness of one of the most amazing pieces of arcade and home gaming hardware to ever be produced, the Neo-Geo! Join us as we explore some of its rich library, talk about the system's various incarnations, interview Quan Nguyen, designer of the Omega Entertainment Machine, and Jeff & Jon explain that it's possible to set chicken bones ablaze at Medieval Times.

3hr 38mins

23 Mar 2014

Rank #1

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RGS 003 - Ninja Games

In our third episode, we explore the ninja games of yesteryear, discuss what gaming franchises had the best comebacks, and realize that we've turned our innards green.

2hr 1min

18 Nov 2012

Rank #2

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RGS 007 - Digitized graphics

Our crew suffers relentless torture as we look at some of the cheesiest content reviewed on the show yet. We delve into the lost world of digitized graphics, ponder why movies based on video games are so terrible, and Alex makes a profound confession from his past.

2hr 17mins

25 Mar 2013

Rank #3

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RGS 013 - Alex's revenge!

In our mega-sized anniversary special, Alex exacts his revenge upon Jeff and Jon by making them play some of his favourite games that are tough-as-nails (while throwing some challenges into the mix), Jeff comes to the realization that he's never played many of the classics, and we discuss the importance of boss battles.

3hr 40mins

25 Sep 2013

Rank #4

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RGS 017 - Castlevania Series (part 2)

It is time to drive the final nail in the coffin! In our return to the world of Castlevania we fight off Dracula's minions in the 16-bit, 32-bit, and 64-bit entries in the iconic franchise, look back at last year's topics & vote on our favourite retro game of 2013, and continue to gorge ourselves on delicious wall chicken.

2hr 34mins

21 Jan 2014

Rank #5

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RGS 006 - The Wild West

Saddle up as we explore video games set in the Wild West, 8-bit and 16-bit style!  We also discuss the past and present states of mobile & handheld gaming, and Jeff gets harassed for having never heard of the Lone Ranger.

1hr 59mins

18 Feb 2013

Rank #6

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RGS 010 - First person shooters

It's time for some serious action as we take a look at the early days of first person shooters on consoles, discuss our opinions on the next generation of consoles and emerging trends in modern gaming, and shove as many Flintstones chewables vitamins into our mouths as possible.

2hr 43mins

23 Jun 2013

Rank #7

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RGS 004 - Puzzle games

In this month's episode, we strain our brains with some old-school puzzle games, pick our current-gen and retro games of 2012, and Jeff loses a bunch of man-points.

2hr 19mins

16 Dec 2012

Rank #8

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RGS 005 - Racing games

This month, we burn rubber as we play some of the pixelated racing games of yesteryear, discuss which games tarnished or outright ruined a franchise, and Alex laments being subjected to playing crappy games.

2hr 18mins

14 Jan 2013

Rank #9

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RGS 015 - Star Wars

Embrace the dark side as we explore the universe of Star Wars gaming, Jeff begins his descent into 32X madness, we talk about some of our favourite hidden content in games, and reveal the sinister origins of ass-fighting.

2hr 29mins

25 Nov 2013

Rank #10

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RGS 016 - Wintertime

In this chilling episode, we brave the elements and venture out into the frigid world of games featuring ice, cold, & snow, squad members Greg and Amanda join us in a gut-busting conversation about our exploits in gaming retail, and Jon's depravity reaches new depths as he tells us that he sincerely enjoys the crap-fest that is Cliffhanger.

2hr 51mins

23 Dec 2013

Rank #11

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RGS 014 - Mech games

In the mood to cause destruction on a massive scale, we climb into the cockpit and take on the world of Mech games, conduct our first-ever interview with Craig Bumbaugh of Wheeling & Dealing Industries to find out what it's like to be in the business of retro game sales, and Jeff hypes the Atari Jaguar at every opportunity.

2hr 36mins

27 Oct 2013

Rank #12

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RGS 011 - Alternative sports

In this pun-filled episode we batter-up and try our hand at the world of alternative sports, go over the history of console online gaming, and get the weed-whacker out to take care of Jeff's creepy moustache once and for all.

2hr 27mins

21 Jul 2013

Rank #13

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RGS 012 - Game shows

Big money and big prizes await as we play video games based on some of the most popular game shows of all time, come clean about our gaming habits and rituals, picture how a Predator might host a game show, and Alex starts planning his revenge.

2hr 26mins

26 Aug 2013

Rank #14

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RGS 018 - Robocop vs. Terminator

It's cyborg versus cyborg as we tackle the two greatest cybernetic icons to emerge out of the 80's & 90's and endure all the horrid games they've come to punish us with, Amanda joins the crew to talk up some Zombies ate my Neighbors and to play a little video game trivia while Jeff talks his way into sleeping in the doghouse.

1hr 59mins

18 Feb 2014

Rank #15

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RGS 008 - Castlevania Series (part 1)

Dracula be damned, in this episode we forge into the 8-bit shadows of the Castlevania franchise, Jeff and Jon fail at playing "Name That Tune", and the crew wishes for a plate of wall chicken.

2hr 12mins

28 Apr 2013

Rank #16

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RGS 009 - Shoot-'em-ups

Get ready to lock-on and fire as we blast into hyperspace and discover the world of shoot-'em-ups, our new squad member Greg joins us to discuss how aging changes your perspective of gaming, and we explain how playing Zanac is akin to being in an abusive relationship.

2hr 49mins

20 May 2013

Rank #17

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RGSM 001 - Jon's 2020 Retro Primer

Given free reign to let his inner nerd shine, Jon's debut solo project is a bonus episode all about gaming with retro hardware in the 2020's. From new controller options, to video capture setups, and how to connect your consoles to modern displays (while trying to avoid pesky lag), everybody's favorite genius has got you covered.


16 May 2020

Rank #18

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RGSR 004 - Panzer Dragoon Trilogy

Resurrecting our long-dead radio series until our main show can resume production, we bring to you the outstanding music of the Panzer Dragoon Trilogy on the Sega Saturn, a testament to how artistic a series about laser-spitting dragons can truly be.


5 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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RGS 060 - On-Rail Shooters

Speeding towards the horizon, we turn our attention towards the On-Rails Shooter genre by taking aim at games such as Panzer Dragoon, Star Fox 64, Sin and Punishment, and more. We also deliberate over our Retro Game of 2019, and Jon proclaims that a certain F-Zero clone is more influential than it actually is.

2hr 58mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #20