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Apr 10, 2018

In this bonus episode Garron, Kingy and The Drisk discuss all about the new film by Steven Spielberg.   Written by Ernest Cline a fellow retro geek, the film and book celebrates all of popular culture of our childhood.

So come and listen as we talk about the film and tread lightly around the book.

Enjoy



Show Notes:

In the book Wade writes his own Atari VCS game called the Stacks.  Someone has turned that into a real game than is emulated here...

http://2600online.com/stacks.php


Ernest Cline explains every game referenced in the book (Please note only watch this if you have read the book:

https://youtu.be/zglevXKpJGY

 

Apr 6, 2018

In this episode, Garron, Paul and Gordon chat about their love for Tabletop and Handheld gaming. This includes all the classics such as Nintendo Game & Watch, Casio gaming watches and a lorry load of LCD & VFD gems. Grandstand, Epoch & Tomy are but a few names we will all be familiar with.

As said in the show, there are some really brilliant simulated versions of the games discussed. Here are the links:

Hipopotam's digitalised collection of handheld and electronic games
http://pica-pic.com

Madrigal's Simulator's
http://www.madrigaldesign.it/sim/index.php

BMX Flyer (Web based simulator)
https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/497410

Mini Munchman
https://mrtnrowe.itch.io/mini-munch-man-emulator

Other links of interest:-

Pocketeers information
http://www.masters.me.uk/pocketeers/completelist-pocketeers.htm
Merry Go Zoo (Not Merigozu as Kingy misheard)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wss1xmpoNp4

Follow us on Twitter...
@RGDSpodcast
Garron - @retroshmuper
Paul - @TheDrisk
Gordon - @UVTkingy

 

 

Mar 23, 2018

In this episode of RGDS, it’s less talk about games, and more talk about how we play them!

Andy hosts a fatal 4-way with Garron, Matt & Ric to discuss their gaming collections at large, how they setup their multiple gaming systems for use at home and what specialist equipment they use to get the job done.

From real hardware, emulation, imports and Sony Trinitrons, this episode has it all and is well worth a listen for hints and tips on how to arrange the Ultimate Retro Gaming Setup.

@RGDSPodcast

@Gettwodachoppa

@RetroShumper

@Lambomat

@RetroRic79

 

In episode music - 

 

Title track - “It doesn’t matter” (Sonic Adventure 2)

 

13:00 - “Iron Blue Intention” Castlevania: The New Generation)

 

44:40 - “My Earth’  (GROWL aka Runark)

 

1:14:10 - Title Theme (MUSHA Aleste)

 

1:33:30 - “After Burner” (After Burner 2)

 

1:43:10 “Top Gear Remix (Snes) - Track 1 Synthwave / Retrowave Remix” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA7a_EEgwrw

Mar 9, 2018

 

In this episode, Gordon and Andy chat about "new" Zx Spectrum Games, in which a snapshot selection of titles are chosen since the Spectrum's demise in 1992.  The homebrew scene is very much alive and hundreds of games have been released since the 8-bit system ceased in its production.

 

The featured games are:

 

Crystal Kingdom Dizzy Remake

https://zxart.ee/eng/software/game/arcade/adventure/dizzy-vii-crystal-kingdom-dizzy-2017/

 

Cannon Bubble

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0017573

 

Alter Ego

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek.cgi

 

Speccy Bros

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek.cgi

 

Xelda - Quest for the Golden Apple

http://andyspeccysite.simplesite.com/

 

Mighty Final Fight

http://zx-dev-conversions.proboards.com/thread/23/mighty-final-fight

 

Metal Man Remixed

http://www.olegorigin.org/metal_man_remixed.html

Paul's Metal Man YouTube review -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTQFKbIPJvg

 

Castlevania - A Spectral Interlude

http://spectralinterlude.com/

Official soundtrack

https://soundcloud.com/michellekg/sets/castlevania-spectral-interlude

 

Los Amores de Brunilda

https://www.retroworks.es/php/game.php?id=11

 

Gordon on Twitter - @UVTkingy

Andy on Twitter - @gettwodachoppa

 

Feb 23, 2018

Gordon and Garron take a trip memory down lane to the seaside arcades of their youth, chatting about their early arcade experiences as they were growing up. 

Why not take a look at our gaming series where we discuss what we feel are the best games of that year.

 

 

Arcade Club

If you like arcade games then you will love this 

https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk

 

Ten Pence Arcade Podcast 

http://tenpencearcade.co.uk

 

Japanese Arcade Rhythm Games

Check out some of the games Garron mentions  on the show 

https://youtu.be/T87abayXNNY 

 

Revival Generation X 2018

This great event takes place on the 19-20 May

https://www.revivalretroevents.co.uk

Feb 9, 2018

 Hello and welcome to another fantastic episode of RGDS.  This time we interview a true legend, with the brilliant Jon Ritman.

Jon, the man behind such classics as Head Over Heels, Batman and Match Day games gives us an in-depth interview spanning across his full career.  He is a true gent and I guarantee you will adore this in-depth interview. 

Show Notes:

The ZX81 book that taught Ritman Basic in 1 week was Sinclair ZX81 BASIC Programming written by Steven Vickers

http://zxnext.narod.ru/manuals/ZX81_Manual.pdf

 The book that finally taught Ritman how to write Machine Code was Mastering Machine Code by Tony Baker

http://www.users.waitrose.com/~thunor/mmcoyzx81/

 Ritman Raiders (1982) On the ZX81

 A competent shooter on the ZX81 based on an obscure arcade game Jon stumbled across whilst camping with some mates.

 Play the Game Online Here:

 The Inspiration for Ritman Raiders we believe was an obscure 1980 Irem game called Uniwar S.  Ritman would have played the bootleg version called Sky Raiders.  The game is playable in MAME but here is a video of the game running  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRrt_OSZnkY.

 Cosmic Debris (1983) On the ZX Spectrum

 Jon next turned his sites to a great Asteroids clone.

 Download the game here

 Play the game using the Speculator emulator or the free online emulator here http://torinak.com/qaop

 3D Combat Zone (1983) On the ZX Spectrum

Always looking to push himself, Jon next tried to tackle 3D graphics on the Spectrum, taking on the Atari game Battlezone.

Download the game here

Play the game using the Speculator emulator or the free online emulator here http://torinak.com/qaop

Dimension Destructors (1983) On the ZX Spectrum

Jon's next game was his first original game, being a 3D space shooter.  It is great fun and is similar to how Star Raiders played.

Download the game here

 Play the game using the Speculator emulator or the free online emulator here http://torinak.com/qaop

Bear Bovver (1983) On the ZX Spectrum

After someone brought in the Mattel Intellivision and the game Burger Time,  Jon felt inspired to take on a clone that could rival his heroes at Ultimate Play The Game.

Download the game here

Play the game using the Speculator emulator or the free online emulator here http://torinak.com/qaop

Match Day (1984) On the Various

Always looking for what was popular, at a computer show he realised there was a desperate need for a Spectrum version on International Soccer on the C64.  So despite having no personal interest in the sport, Jon set about making the best football series on the Spectrum.

Download the game here

Play the game using the Speculator emulator or the free online emulator here http://torinak.com/qaop

Batman (1986) On the Various

Jon next set his sights on a licensed game.  Being the honour of the first Batman video game ever released.

Download the game here

Play the game using the Speculator emulator or the free online emulator here http://torinak.com/qaop

Head Over Heels (1987)

Jon would build on what he had learned from the Batman game, to make the second best Isometric game ever released.

Download the game here

Play the game using the Speculator emulator or the free online emulator here http://torinak.com/qaop

Match Day 2 (1987)

Jon would return to football for an amazing sequel.

Download the game here

Play the game using the Speculator emulator or the free online emulator here http://torinak.com/qaop

GLAM (1988 - 1992)

Jon would look to write development tools behind the scenes.  This was the tool Rare used, so if you played Donkey Kong Country or any of their Gameboy or SNES classics, then chances are it was written using Jon's development tool.

Monster Max (1994)

Jon would use the GLAM tool for a new isometic game for the Gameboy.  Called Monster Max it truely is the best isometric game ever released.

To watch the game:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4EVqKSPrcs

Super Match Soccer (Match Day 3) (1998)

 Demo of game:

https://archive.org/details/SUPER_201402

 

Connect with us on

Twitter @RDGSpodcast 

Paul Driscoll @TheDrisk

Gordon @UVTKingy 

http://www.ritman.co.uk/


Read more at http://retrogamingdailyshow.libsyn.com/#6SZReCVe8B8tA6lB.99

Jan 26, 2018

Garron, Matt L and Gordon chat about their retro gaming experiences and highlights from 2017 and look forward to the year ahead, chatting about some games and events that they are looking forward to. 

Also there is an interview with Andy Brown from @ReplayEvents who reflects on his Year. 

Take a look at our facebook for some dates of the events and some key gaming anniversaries. 

Connect with us on

Twitter @RDGSpodcast 

Garron @retroshumper

Matt @LamboMat

Gordon @UVTKingy 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RGDSPodcast/ 

Jan 12, 2018

Hello and welcome to another episode of RGDS.   This time we look at the early days if Ocean, with Ocean employee Mark R Jones.

So come and join Gordon King,  Paul Driscoll and Mark R. Jones as we take you through some of the seldom talked about classic games.

Ways to Contact Us:

RGDS Podcast - @RGDSPodcast

Gordon King - @UKTKingy

Paul Driscoll - @THeDrisk

Mark R Jones - @MarkRJones1970


Or join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RGDSPodcast/

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