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 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.
This week Craig_WK and theGlitch86 talk about the Glitch’s favorite video game of all time: the original Contra on the NES! As we discuss the game, and learn why it’s his favorite video game, we also get to hear about the record that the Glitch set recently! After that, we get a chance to play Bad News Baseball for Retro Relapse, but is it really bad news that we got to play it? Afterwards, we finish up with the NES Music Brackets which are really starting to heat up!
Snake, this the Legend of Retro Podcast. It's hosted by Dungeon Craig, Giant Xander, and Special Ops Chops. This week they talk about Metal Gear Solid at great length before getting weird with a man who loves garlic. Then They attack with a musical bracket. Watch out, Snake. ...Snake? ...SNAKE? SNAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!
On this episode of the Legend of Retro, Craig_WK is joined by theGlitch86, as they sail out on the high seas of adventure and spoilers! With Dragon Quest VII being one of their favorite games of all time, the two can’t help but gush about the game, as well as delve into one of their favorite endings to a video game! Make sure to join them for Retro Relapse, where they cover Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry, and have some surprising opinions on the game!
Mario is Missing! And with the help of Chops and Craig W.K. they'll...help...find.....him? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out more on this Super Nintendo game and hear them talk about Tecmo Cup Soccer Game for their retro relapse!
On this extra spooky episode of The Legend of Retro, Xander, Craig WK, and Chops are joined by TheGlitch to talk about the original Castlevania for NES. TheGlitch does what he does best and glitches Retro Relapse so that we repeat ourselves. The NES Music Bracket really punches you in the stomach this week, so get ready for a tough choice!
Special music: Game Over- The Grim Reaper
Chops and Criag W.K. seem to enjoy games around demons and devils because this week they talk about Devil May Cry. This game was in the forefront of hack'n'slash video games and contributed to the popularity of them. Your hosts will hit on this information and talk about their retro relapse Kid Klown, plus this weeks NES Music Bracket.
Join Craig WK and Xander as they plot against one another while looking back on Spy Vs. Spy for the NES. Retro Relapse becomes America's newest pastime, and the NES Music bracket wraps up round 2. We hope you like short repetitive music, this episode is full of it!
Journey through the depths of Hell as Chops and Craig W.K. talk about Diablo 2! They will hit on the success the game had since launch, if the Cow level truly exists and Craig W.K.'s unfortunate past with the game. They also talk about Super James Pond for their retro relapse and the next combatants in the NES Music Bracket!
On this week's Legend of Retro, Craig WK and Xander talk about Super Mario RPG. What makes this game such a classic? You'll have to listen to find out. Retro Relapse will have you in a Zen state, and the NES Music Bracket keeps on rolling!
This week, the Chops and Craig WK talk about Hudson's classic, Adventure Island. Even Xander chimes in from beyond the grave. Retro Relapse focuses on a weekend of adventure, and of course, our NES music bracket is there and challenges you perhaps more than any week so far!
Craig, Chops, and Xander bring non-stop musical action with this weeks episode, Donkey Konga! They reminisce about the first time they played the game and what dark secrets lie behind the meaning of it for Craig and Xander. Also the boys talk about this weeks NES Music Bracket combatant and their Retro Relapse.
We have heard your request and have finally answered! This week have Test guesting on the show to talk about his favorite game of all time, Battle Ogre 46...I mean Ogre Battle 64. Test will reveal many hidden secrets to the game as well as the correct way to play it. Also we talk about our next round of the NES Music Bracket and our Retro Relapse. You're in for some fun on this weeks episode of the Legend of Retro.
Craig and Xander gush over their favorite Final Fantasy game, FF6 while Chops lets them run the show.
Chops, Craig and Xander talk about the most prominent fighting game of its time, Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Here's a special episode just for you fathers out there. We have Chops, LPJ and special guest Mr. Dale (their father) talking about how they started gaming because of him, how they played games together and some fatherly advice on gaming with your kids. We hope you enjoy this episode and that you have a Happy Fathers Day!
Chops, Craig and Xander celebrate their 100th episode by sharing some listener messages and talking about the episodes that got them here.
Arggh ye land lubber! This week the scallywags Chops and Craig be talking about Pirates! Gold for the Sega Genesis. The lads will be singing the shanty of thar Retro Relapse as well as introducin the next contender of thar NES Music Bracket. Keep your peg legs on for this whale of an episode of thar Legend of Retro!
CODE RETRO! CODE RETRO! Dr. Chops and Dr. Craig scrub up for this weeks episode on Trauma Center: Under the Knife on the DS. During this procedure they also look over the X-Rays of their Retro Relapse and the next patients in the NES Music bracket.
Craig couldn't let Chops talk about Streets of Rage without him so we are doing it again! This time they focus on the first game in the series and talk about its appearance in other medias. They also go over their retro relapse and the next combatant in the NES Music Bracket.
The Legend of Retro's resident Bubble Dragons Chops and Craig talk about one of the most well known games of all time: Bubble Bobble! They also talk about this weeks NES music bracket, the retro relapse game they played and a special song at the end of the episode.
Chops and Craig burn rubber in this classic SNES racer, Super Mario Kart! They talk about their favorite racers, tracks, and even a unique way to play the game. Also they introduce the next contestants in the NES Music bracket and the patron chosen Retro Relapse game!
Life is like a Hurricane here at the Legend of Retro as Chops and Craig talk about DuckTales for the NES! You'll get to hear a lot of music and love for this game as well as the next contestant in the NES music bracket and their retro relapse.
This week Chops and Craig talk about Craig's favorite Mega Man game, Mega Man 7! This return to the main series on the SNES brings back Wily and his antics but is Mega Man the same robot? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out what we mean and to hear the next competitor in the NES music bracket!
With the release of the new God Of War game Chops and Craig talk about the game that started the whole series off, God of War for the PS2! One of the most successful games on the PS2, the retro guys talk about the making of the game, the great voice actors and score as well as the popular game mechanics. Don't forget to hear about this weeks NES music bracket and the Retro Relapse they played!
Once upon a time.....in a podcast far, far, away.. (loud horn playing followed by instrumental music) During their show planning Chops and Craig discovered that they hadn't talked about an original Xbox game on the show. Stunned with disbelief the intrepid pod-casters set out to discuss one of the greatest games ever to be seen on the system: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. While their time was limited the two hosts managed to discuss the game, play one of their Retro Relapses and introduce the next set of NES music bracket competitors. With the empire of fans looming behind them, Chops and Craig continued their work on The Legend of Retro in hopes of reaching internet fame....(fade out of instrumental music)
You won't want to "Hit the Pass" on this weeks episode of The Legend of Retro! Chops and Craig talk to Grimlock of the GameZilla podcast about his recent performance of the classic game Blades of Steel and how even 30 years later he's learned something new about this game. The fella's also bring up a recent gaming tournament they attended, this weeks Retro Replace and the current contenders in the NES music bracket.