Category Archives: Special Episodes

This WEEK in RETRO: Gaming News for Sept 20th 2016

Kinsey gives you all the latest retro gaming news including: Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition, upcoming indie games Thimbleweed Park and VA-11 Hall-A, a new Atari Jaguar game and an update on the Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap reboot.

Sonic Mania: http://www.sonicthehedgehog.com/en/game-info/sonicmania/collectors/
Thimbleweed Park: https://thimbleweedpark.com
VA-11 Hall-A: http://wolfgame.com/games/valhalla.html
Custodian (Atari Jaguar) – http://www.pikointeractive.com
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap: http://goo.gl/TLCE97

FOUND: Nintendo Game Counselor Guide & 1989 Employee Manual

Straight out of the late 80s and early 90s, here is the official Nintendo Game Counselor Guide they would use to help people stuck in their NES and SNES games AND the official 1989 Nintendo Employee manual. This is a rare insight into the what it was like to work at Nintendo during the classic era! Did you ever call the Powerline? I did!

206-885-PLAY

Pages included:
Zelda ii
LOLO II
LOLO 3
The Bards Tale
Battle of Olympus
Breath of Fire
Castlevania II
Crystalis
Dr. Chaos
Dragon Warrior
Dragon Warrior 2
Dragon Warrior III
Dragon Warrior IV
Dungeon Magic
Dungeon Master
8-Eyes
Equinox
Eye of the Beholder
Faxanadu
Festers Quest
Final Fantasy Legend
Final Fantasy Legend III
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Golgo 13
The Goonies II
Hillsfar
Hylide
Infiltrator
Krusty’s Super Funhouse
Lagoon
Legend of the Wizard
Legend of Zelda
Legend of Zelda Link to the Past
Zelda Links Awakening
The lord of the rings
Lufia
Metal Gear
Metroid
Metroid II
Might and Magic
Mystery Quest
Obitus
Paladin’s Quest
Pool of Radiance
Secret of Mana
7th Saga
Shadowgate
Skate or Die 2
Snakes Revenge
Solstice
S.O.S.
Space Ace
Star Trek next generation
StarTropics
Zoda’s Revenge
Super Metroid
Swords and Serpents
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Ultima 2
Ultima VI
Willow
Wizardry
Wizardry II

MAME Arcade Cab Audio Commentary w/Drunken Master Paul

This was one of my first popular videos on YouTube…and I think it’s easy to see why: Drunken Master Paul and I are having a ton of fun tearing down and building back up an arcade cabinet that still gets used in my Game Room.

This video comprised of two full days of shooting and there was a ton of footage cut from the final video, but now you can get the behind the scenes audio commentary from both us of.

Please let me know what you think of these commentaries. Are you enjoying them? Thanks!

ORIGINAL VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpUaw4cooc8

Prototype USA 64DD UPDATE – The Adventure Continues!!

Holy cow! This was way more complicated than I ever expected… oh…and did I mention that 3 more rare blue dev disks showed up after my last video!? Thankfully Tony from @Hard4Games flew from Detroit to Seattle to help me discover what is on my mystery blue disk, whether there was anything on the other 3 disks AND backup the firmware of the drive itself! It’s an epic tale full of mystery, intrigue and excitement!

More info: http://www.64dd.org

Behind the Scenes w/ METAL JESUS ROCKS in Seattle! – H4G

Tony: Had an amazing time in Seattle with Metal Jesus Rocks! For those unaware, he had found an ultra-rare American N64 DD unit. It’s so rare that it’s the only one known to exist. He generously flew me out to shoot a video, show me around Seattle, and ultimately preserve the contents of his discovery. Amazing time. 10/10 would Seattle again!

This Week in Retro: July 2016

This week Kinsey takes a look at the new 3D remake of Adventures of Mana for PSVita, iOS & Android. We also tell you about the Sega Saturn copy protection was finally cracked! Exciting news from Nintendo as they announce the upcoming Classic Edition of the original NES with 30 games. We also mention some games that came out 20 years ago and finally… we would be remiss to not at least talk about the prototype 64DD that Metal Jesus found!

Adventures of Mana: http://www.jp.square-enix.com/seiken/en/
Sega Saturn Copy Protection broken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOyfZex7B3E
NES Classic Edition: http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic
Nintendo 64DD U.S. Prototype Found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b64Bx0WKh7M

This Week in Retro: July 2016

THIS WEEK IN RETRO – Gaming News for June 28th 2016

We are back from E3 Expo 2016 with some killer retro gaming news plus it’s time to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Kinsey’s favorite console: the N64! WHOO HOO!

Hyperkin: http://www.hyperkin.com
Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun article : http://goo.gl/tJzCyP
N64 Games: Hidden Gems https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxHd91YvdDE

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