The Legend of Retro
The Legend of Retro is your source for all things retro gaming. Join Xander, Chops and Craig as they travel through time to explore games from the Atari generation all the way to the PS2 era. Enjoy Retro Relapse every week when the crew picks a game and gets hands on to discuss it in depth. Join the Discord to have the ability to influence the show and suggest games for the crew to play. Tune in every Thursday for uniquely crafted episodes focusing on specific retro games.
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Welcome boys and girls to the Legend of Retro Amusement Park. Today, Craig_WK & the Glitch get stuck on broken-down rides as Park Owner & Special Guest Deadite from the GameZilla Podcast discuss RollerCoaster Tycoon on the PC. They chat about their favorite parks, coaster designs, and best ways to earn money. Next, the retro relapse has us running from the cops, and our Character Theme’s Music Bracket continues on. So, prepare yourself for thrills & excitement but be careful of pee flavored snow cones and certain death lurking on each terrifying Legend of Retro ride.
Grab thy legendary sword, tis timeth for the Legend of Retro podcast. This week, Craig_WK & the Glitch cover the game that help create the JRPG genre, Dragon Quest. They discuss origin of the development team, the amazing artwork, and why walking up and down stairs SHOULDN’T BE SO DIFFICULT!! Next, the guys go on a similar adventure in this weeks retro relapse and continue on with the Character Theme Bracket…despite certain members of the team using a loophole for one of the entries.
HA! HA! HA! HA! Welcome to this cool, crisp, and refreshing episode of the Un-Legend of Retro. This week Chops and Craig W.K. take you to a magical place with Cola-Nuts, James Bond references and a satisfying platformer on the Sega Genesis. Then, we find that future crimes don’t pay in the Retro Relapse, and the Character Theme’s Bracket continues as Nobuo Uematsu goes up against…Nobuo Uematsu. If you were looking for an episode with structure and consistent hosts, then you’ve gone to the wrong place. Never had it. Never will!
Grab your Super Potions and Pokeballs because in our Season 5 opener, Chops and Craig W.K. talk about the third generation in the Pokemon series, Ruby and Sapphire. They’ll run down the list of enhancements this game made to the series as well as their favorite new Pokemon added to the Pokedex. They also cover this weeks Retro Relapse which is based on a popular detective movie that was released almost two decades before the game was. Then, Xander introduces our new bracket to help kick off the new season.
Its the end of this season for the Legend of Retro so we are going out listening to the tracks you picked to accompany our Intro Music bracket! As always there’s great music that we weren’t able to include in our bracket but we are happy we get to hear it here. Let us know what you think of the choices on our Discord or our FaceBook page. Enjoy this fan filled episode!
YEEHAW!!! This week, Craig, Chops, and the Glitch pack up their bags and travel along The Oregon Trail. They breakdown the origin of the game, the scenarios you come across, and the many ways tragedy can strike in the 17th Century. Then, our wagon ride continues into the Retro Relapse but somehow Robots are involved and the Glitch forgot the Super Scope.
Can the guys successfully ford their way to the end of the episode, or will dysentery set in? So, grab the cattle and the youngins, it’s time for The Legend of Retro.
In this week’s episode Craig_WK tricks the Glitch into doing another episode about a game that’s based on an anime! While the Glitch is concerned about orphans, Craig_WK springs yet another insidious trap on the unsuspecting co-host with a Retro Relapse from another intellectual property from across the sea! All the while, our Opening Music Bracket heats up as it nears the end of the competition.
Take those bananas our of your ears, it’s time for the Legend of Retro Podcast. This week, Craig_WK and the Glitch go on an Island Adventure to help High School student Mike Jones discover the whereabouts of his missing Uncle. The voyage takes a wrong turn into the stomach of a giant whale where the only way out is to consult your gamers manual. Then, everybody goes Kung-fu fighting in the Retro Relapse and later, the Glitch is very pleased with the two competitors in this weeks Opening Theme match-up for the bracket. You can find all this and more in this weeks episode.
This week Craig & the Glitch are ON FIRE talking about NFL Blitz with their friend Deadite Knight from the GameZilla Podcast. We discuss our favorite teams, favorite plays, and reveal a dark part of Craigs passed that really helps explain the origin of his demented mind. Things get ‘Amazing’ as a ‘Penguin Boy’ guides us in the Retro Relapse. Then, it’s GameBoy verses Super Nintendo as we’ve reach the final four in our Opening Theme Music Bracket. Can the guys WIN THE GAME!? Find out, on the Legend of Retro!
Craig and the Glitch go Banana Bird hunting this week in the Northern Kremisphere where they run into the Deadite Knight from the GameZilla Podcast. The three sit down to reminisce (and rage) about Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! for the Super Nintendo. Next, we go on a different DK adventure in the Retro Relapse. Then, the guys get stumped on which song will prevail on this weeks Opening Theme match-up. All this and more on the Legend of Retro!
In today’s episode, Craig_WK & the Glitch adventure into the colorful world of Tomba! for PlayStation. In their travels, they’ll find all kinds of pants and solve the mystery of what happened to the 100,000 year old man. Next, the guys discuss the “crappy” game they played for the Retro Relapse. Then, two heavy hitters duke it out in the Opening Theme Music Bracket. All this and more on this weeks The Legend of Retro!
On this week’s episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig WK, Xander, and TheGlitch talk about Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (or that Pizza Hut demo disc for all of you cheap-skates). Did Xander buy a skateboard? Can Craig do an ollie? Listen to find out! Retro Relapse is dizzying but we catch our footing for the music bracket.
On this week’s episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig WK and Xander cheat a little bit and talk about Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Learn about how Sonic’s creator almost didn’t have anything to do with this masterpiece, find out about your new favorite D&D class in our retro relapse, and our music bracket this week is unexpectedly meta!
It’s Thursday, you open up your favorite podcast app and look for something good to listen to. Oh no! There’s nothing good! HEEEAAALP! Craig WK and Xander are GO!! Listen as the Elite Retro Agents reminisce about Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS. Retro Relapse spices things up, and as always we check in on our opening music bracket.
Craig_WK and The Glitch (no relation), talk about a game they both loved from their childhood, Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose! While the Glitch gives the details on speed runs, Craig is content to talk about the cartoon that inspired the game. For the Retro Relapse, Craig breaks the Glitches heart, as he spoils his childhood memories. To finish up the episode, the duo chats about our Opening Theme Music bracket.
The Legend of Retro is filled with political intrigue, as Craig_WK is joined by MatrikOnStage and they discuss Final Fantasy Tactics! The two of them delve into the mechanics, it's music, and what the game means to them. In the Retro Relapse, Craig hopes that Matrik will choose a good game, but misery loves company! Finally, the two of them discuss the ongoing Opening Theme Music bracket.
We have a special crossover episode with LPJ and Sphinx of the Last Action Podcast! This week we are talking about Turtles 2: The Arcade Game and if you’re a Last Action podcast fan then you’ll hear us talking with them about the first Turtles movie! We’ll get into our favorite turtles to play and how unique the NES version is compared to the arcade version. Also we’ll play a retro relapse picked by our guests and go over our Intro Music Bracket contestants.
On this week’s episode of The Legend of Retro, Xander is back with another Rhythm of Retro for March MadNES! This episode’s focus is on great obscure NES music! 15 awesome game tracks that have never been mentioned before on any Legend of Retro episode!
Today, the entire Legend of Retro crew come together to cover the epic tale of The Legend of Zelda on the NES. Chops, Xander, Craig_WK, & the Glitch discuss the book art, the enemies, stories about the game/music development, and dive deep into several ways speedrunners have learned to manipulate the game. In the Retro Relapse, it’s Princess Zelda’s turn to be the hero, but not before the guys rip their CD-i’s out. Then, we relax to the smooth sounds of our Opening Music Bracket. All this and more on this weeks The Legend of Retro.
To kick off our month of NES games, Chops, Craig_WK, and the Glitch make the mistake of allowing LPJ back into the Retro studio as they discuss G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. We reminisce about the impact G.I. Joe had on our childhood and why Blizzard is a trash character. In the retro relapse, LPJ surprises us by having us play a gem on the NES. Then, an argument ensues during the Opening Theme Music bracket. All this and more on the Legend of Retro!
This week we welcome MatrikOnStage as a special guest with Chops and Craig W.K. Together they talk about one of their favorite RPG’s they’ve played, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete. Also they’ll cover this weeks Intro Music Bracket and a retro relapse chosen by the guest!
In this week’s episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig_WK and Xander relive their days as farmers while they talk about Harvest Moon 64. Who were they’re special lady friends, what did they name their animals? The answers to these questions and more await you as the legend continues! Also, Retro Relapse is all about another Legend. And Round 1 of the Opening Theme Bracket comes to a close.
Ucharted: Drake’s Fortune has just made our criteria for retro gaming to discuss on this weeks episode. Chops, Craig W.K. , and the Glitch will dive into their memories of when they played the game, speed running of it as well as the retro relapse and Intro Music Bracket entries for the week.
Is he half-bomb? Is he half-man? In this weeks episode Chops, Craig W.K. and the Glitch get to the bottom of Bomberman 64! Explosions and precise platforming are just a few of the details gleamed from their conversation, as well as the retro relapse and Intro Music bracket contestants discussed.
In this Olympic event episode, Chops, Craig W.K. and the Glitch are joined by Deadite from the GameZilla Podcast. Due to a lost bet the Legend of Retro team is subjected to Nagano Winter Olympics 98’ and a retro relapse chosen by Deadite. Listen to their pain and punishment as well as this weeks round of the Intro Music Bracket.
This week Chops and Craig_WK snap their fingers to bring you one of the greatest fighting games. They delve into the history of the game, including the art, the comics, and the glorious music! Can the Retro Relapse this week follow up on the hype of a Marvel comics fighting game? They also cover the Intro Music bracket for this episode, so make sure to check it out!
This week Chops and Craig W.K. discuss one of the weirdest and darkest games released on the Sega Dreamcast, Sword of the Berserk: Guts’ Rage. They’ll go into how the release of the game happened prior to the localization of the series, cover this weeks Retro Relapse and announce the contender for the Intro Music bracket for this episode.
This week, Craig_WK and the Glitch put on their parkas as they travel to the Arctic…or maybe it’s New Hampshire…to chat about Ice Climbers for the NES. From there, the guys go to the streets for some B-Ball for the Retro Relapse. Then, listen as the Glitch makes some bold claims about video game music in this weeks Retro Video Gaming Opening Theme Music Bracket match-up. So grab your veggies, it’s time for The Legend of Retro!
This week on the Legend of Retro, Craig_WK & the Glitch discuss the critically acclaimed stealth game Syphon Filter for the PlayStation. The guys talk about the overpowered taser in the game & how not to react when a subway train derails.
On this week’s episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig W.K. is joined by TheGlitch86 and co-host of the new GZM show “Noiseland Arcade”, ArcadePhantom, to talk about Bart Vs. The Space Mutants! They Rally together for Retro Relapse and then introduce the next matchup in our Opening Theme bracket!