Classic Gaming Today: A Retro Gaming Podcast

Every week, we look at the gaming experiences of the past, through the eyes of the present! We’ll discuss each game’s historical context, as well as provide a verdict as to whether a given game is worth your time to visit, or revisit, today.

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Episodes

5 days ago

Try to get up before the ref counts to ten, as we discuss the NES classic , Mike Tyson's Punch Out!  Learn how a surplus of inventory led Nintendo to develop the title, listen to why the game featured star boxer Mike Tyson as its final boss, and discover whether it's still worth your time to lace up your gloves and step into the ring, even today.
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Monday May 13, 2024

Set sail on yet another voyage, as we discuss Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge!  Learn how the game was made, in what ways it improved upon its predecessor, and whether it's still worth your time to take on Ghost Pirate Captain LeChuck, even today!
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Monday May 06, 2024

What do you get when you combine the wit of Douglas Adams, the pre-rendered graphics of Myst, and a...text parser interface?!?  You get Starship Titanic, the first person point and click adventure game that has you investigating the titular ship and attempting to help the various robotic inhabitants onboard that vessel.  Learn how the game was made, why its text parser interface was revolutionary for the 1990s, and discover if you should spend hours trying to type to space faring robotic companions, even today.
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Episode 84 - Dynamite Cop

Monday Apr 29, 2024

Monday Apr 29, 2024

What do you get when you take over-the-top Sega arcade action and marry it with true 3D beat'em up gameplay?  Dynamite Cop!  In this Patreon sponsored episode, learn how the game was made, why the film "Die Hard" was influential in its development, and discover whether it's worth your time to beat up some bad guys with a gigantic fish, even today!
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Monday Apr 22, 2024

Grab your flight gear and join the mercenary fighting brigade as we discuss the shareware classic Raptor: Call of the Shadows!  Learn how the game was made, discover why it was so unique in the computer gaming space when it first released, and find out whether it's still worth your time to upgrade your ship and laser beam your enemies to death, even today.
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Monday Apr 15, 2024

What do ghouls, ghosts, and an underwear clad knight named Arthur have in common?  Find out in our newest episode, focused on the Super Nintendo title, Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts!  Learn how the game was made, why it was intentionally tuned to be so darn challenging, and discover whether it's worth your time to play through this one today...and then do it all over again to get the "true" ending.  Does Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts rank amongst our Pantheon of Classic Gaming?  There's only one way to find out!
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Episode 81 - Castlevania

Monday Apr 08, 2024

Monday Apr 08, 2024

Dust off your whips, and grab your holy water, as we dive into the classic vampire hunting title, Castlevania!  Learn about the mythology behind vampirism, see how early Hollywood horror films influenced the title, and discover whether it's still worth your time to battle Dracula and his evil minions, even today.
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Monday Apr 01, 2024

For me, music is one of the core components that contributes to the enjoyment, and engagement, of a video game title, and this episode is our second deep dive into some of the classic soundtracks from those games.  In today's episode, we'll look at a cross-section of games from across the landscape of Point and Click Adventure titles, as I pick some of my favorite, and most personally significant, tracks from that particular genre of gaming.  
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Episode 79 - Altered Beast

Monday Mar 25, 2024

Monday Mar 25, 2024

It's time to bring arcade action into our living rooms, as we discuss Sega's Altered Beast, the game that would end up being the Genesis / Mega Drive pack-in title for a couple years, before Sonic decided to run circles around everyone (literally).  Learn about Sega's arcade roots, how Altered Beast transformed the landscape of home gaming, and discover whether it's still worth your time to shapeshift your way through this arcade experience, even today!
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Monday Mar 18, 2024

Almost exactly 25 years ago, the world of online gaming would change forever, as EverQuest would release to the market and, in one fell swoop, capture the hearts, minds, and imaginations of gamers everywhere.  Learn how the game evolved from the text-based MUDs of the 70s and 80s and discover why it became so popular that it would eventually become known as "EverCrack".  Then, join me on a trip down my own personal memory lane as we explore our first "Nostalgia Trip" episode, where we don't look at the game as it exists today, we talk about what the game was like when it first released, and what the world of EverQuest, and its players, meant to me.
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