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.
Members of The Legend of Retro
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.
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!
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!
On this week’s Legend of Retro, Craig W.K. and Xander talk about one of Xander’s favorites, Bionic Commando for Game Boy! You may already know that the guys covered this game once before in the form of Legend of Retro Theater. Retro Relapse may not be easy to play, but it does rhyme!
This week on the Legend of Retro, Craig W.K. and Xander take a look back at the first game for 2000’s Summer of Square, Legend of Mana! Retro Relapse looks at a sequel (maybe?) of a beloved 80’s movie.
Chops and Craig gush about one of the best RPG’s of all time, Breath of Fire 3!
This week Chops and Craig W.K. talk about The Adventures of Batman and Robin for the Sega CD.
Chops and The Glitch interview Steve and Sync from the Titans of Co-Op about their speed run records, their history of gaming and some milestones they are looking to achieve with their professional gaming.
Chops and Craig W.K. welcome the Glitch back on the show to talk about a classic and successful Atari 2600 game, Pitfall!
Chops and Craig W.K. talk with Sphinx from the Last Action Podcast about his favorite game growing up, Crash Bandicoot for the Playstation.
Chops, Craig W.K. and Xander team up in talking about this classic Red VS Blue game on the Xbox, Halo! They’ll reminisce about times they spent playing this with their friends and the zany things they’d do instead of shooting at each other…
We heard your cries and took your choices in this Fan Bracket of your favorite NES Songs! Craig W.K., Xander and Chops will vote on a list culminated from our Legend of Retro fans and the winner of this music bracket will compete against our winner for all the glory!
On this week’s episode of Legend of Retro, Chops and Craig_WK delve into the horrors of war with Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise From the Ashes! Aside from being one of Craig’s favorite Gundam games, it also happens to have one of the longest titles for a Dreamcast game! Afterwards, we jump into the Retro Relapse and had a chance to play Xexyz!
Over millions of years and lots of eating of other creatures, the Legend of Retro hosts Chops and Craig bring you the evolution in gaming…E.V.O. Search for Eden! Journey with them as they talk about the way life has changed from the past to now and how we may have been brought to this earth by Aliens. Also they’ll recount this weeks NES music bracket and get into their retro relapse.
Today we talked with Patrick Hickey Jr. to go over his book “The Minds behind the Games: Interview with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers”. We talk about the many stories written in his book, the different projects he is working on and an exclusive look into what his next book will hold. Make sure you go to www.patrickhickeyjr.com to purchase the book or at your favorite book retailer.