Rank #1: Retronauts Pocket Episode 25 - The Castlevania Trilogy
Jeremy puts the wraps on his hosting duties for Retronauts Vol. III by returning to an old favorite topic (Castlevania) while Bob and Ray demonstrate patient indulgence.
Rank #2: Retronauts Episode 61: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Rank #3: Retronauts Vol. IV Episode 46: The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
Rank #4: Retronauts Vol. IV Episode 54: Super Mario 64
Rank #5: Retronauts Vol. IV Episode 31: All Hail the DS
What is "retro"? This week, we test the limits by talking about a 10-year-old system whose games you can still buy at retail. But in fairness, the Nintendo DS was pretty much retro from the moment of its conception. Featuring the voices of Games Radar's Henry Gilbert and USgamer's Kat Bailey.
Rank #6: Retronauts Vol. IV, Episode 56: Metroid
Rank #7: Retronauts Episode 74: Nintendo 64
Rank #8: Retronauts Episode 66: Zelda on NES
Rank #9: Retronauts Episode 206: Final Fantasy VII, Pt. 1
Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey once again meet with Chris Kohler and Kat Bailey to deep-dive their way through the history of Final Fantasy. This time they've hit the Big One: Final Fantasy VII, a game SO monumental in impact it's a two-episode discussion.
Rank #10: Retronauts Episode 110: Super Mario Bros. 3
Rank #11: Retronauts Episode 69: EarthBound
Rank #12: Retronauts Episode 63: Pokemon
Rank #13: Retronauts Episode 161: Super Mario Bros. 2
Rank #14: Retronauts Vol. III Episode 23: Speedruns
The art of speedrunning is barely two decades old, but in that time we've seen our share of stupefying feats from game masters that would put Captain N himself to shame. Will this burgeoning subculture be the key to keeping love for classic games alive? Thanks to a generous donation from Kickstarter backer Nich Maragos, join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, and guest Christian Nutt as the Retronauts explore the joys of breaking beloved games open like so many digital pinatas.
Rank #15: Retronauts Episode 155: Nintendo GameCube
Rank #16: Retronauts Episode 79: 10 Shitty Years of Virtual Console
Rank #17: Retronauts Episode 73: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Rank #18: Retronauts Episode 239: Super Smash Bros.
If you like Smash Bros., you'll be angry about this episode! Jeremy, Chris, Ben, and Benj gather to discuss the classic influences that define Smash Bros. Ultimate, but they get sidetracked and turn what was supposed to be a quick series overview into a full, rambling, off-the-cuff episode that veers wildly beyond what they had prepped and researched for. Whoops!
Rank #19: Retronauts Episode 163: BioShock
Rank #20: Retronauts Episode Vol. IV Episode 35: Rare
UK ex-pat Jaz Rignall joins Bob and Jeremy to discuss England's crown jewel: Rare. From their early era as Ultimate Play the Game to their N64 glory days, we cover the full history of this enigmatic developer. By request of Kickstarter backer Michael Lee!