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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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.
If you're curious about puzzles, mysterious Baron's in far away lands and the morality of a town filled with robots who don't know their robots....then you're gonna love this weeks Legend of Retro Podcast. Chops and Craig talk about Professor Layton and the Curious Village, the first in a series of puzzle games for the Nintendo DS as well as this weeks Retro Relapse and NES music bracket.
This week we have world record holder 8-Bit Steve on the show to talk about his speed-run of Pirates of Dark Water! Currently he holds the Co-Op world record and many other ones. We get into what it's like speed-running this game and a special story about the previous world record holder for the Co-Op category. Also we go over our Retro Relapse and NES music bracket all on The Legend of Retro Podcast.
This week on the Legend of Retro podcast Chops and Craig talk about retro video game remakes. How they feel about the current state of the remakes, their favorite ones and which ones they'd like to see come out.
Chops and Craig do whatever a spider can in this weeks Legend of Retro podcast. They breakdown the classic Sega and SNES game Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage! In detail Chops and Craig go over the games comic roots and the interesting score written by a single band. Also listen for this weeks Music Battle Bracket as the second set of competitors face off!
On this week's Legend of Retro Podcast you can leave your dreams behind the rainbow as Chops and Craig talk about the G.O.A.T of Sonic games, Sonic CD! You won't want to turn this episode off until it the very end as they cover when they first played the game and how they feel about the music. Oh and you'll hear the next competitors in our Music Battle Bracket as well.
Put on your baggy ripped jeans and flannel shirts because this week Chops and Craig talk about a unique Sega platformer based on a comic that takes place IN a comic book, Comix Zone. Also for their retro relapse they talk about a handheld puzzle game staring an iconic Nintendo character.
In this week's episode Chops and Craig talk about one of the evolution's of the Mega Man series, Mega Man Legends and a different take on another classic game for their retro relapse. Also, they announce the first competitors in the newest listener bracket.
In this week's episode Chops and Craig are joined by LPJ and special guest his son, Asher to talk about Shadow of the Colossus. Chops and LPJ reminisce on when they played it on the PS2 while Asher provieds insight on when LPJ played it with him on the PS3 remake. The boys also take a look back on a childhood treasure of LPJ and Chops on the gameboy for retro relapse.
The time has come! After many debates and votes only one has stood atop them all. This weeks episode is dedicated to Frog from Chrono Trigger, winner of our Protagonist battle bracket and this episode marks the end of The Legend of Retro season 2. Steel your will and sharpen your blade for a tale of the great swordsman, Frog!
In this week's episode Chops and Craig talk about Aladdin for the Super Nintendo! They show you the world when it comes to information on this Disney classic game and movie and the differences between the 3 versions of the games. That's right, we said 3! Also on retro relapse they talk about a popular puzzle game for the Gameboy Advance.
In this week's episode of The Legend of Retro, Chops and Craig WK are joined by LPJ to discuss Michael Jackson's Moonwalker for Sega Genesis. LPJ loves to show up for licensed games for some reason, so he's back again. Hopefully this goes a little smoother than MC Kids. Retro Relapse takes you to Frank's Castle or something like that. Sorry about LPJ, hopefully you still enjoy the episode!
In this week's episode of The Legend of Retro, Chops and Craig WK chat about some of the most influential games of all time. From games that altered the industry to those that changed the public's perspective. We talk about some of the most important video games of all time!
This week on the Legend of Retro podcast, Chops and Craig WK talk about Dragon Quest VII. Retro Relapse wrestles with some "legendary" themes, and the Grand Final of our RPG Protagonist Battle is finally announced!
Fire up your soul! Fire up your soul! Fire up your soul, Legend of Retro! Make you rush to the download. If you cherish the Journey to Jaburo, deep inside your spirit for retro, Chops and Craig are in your sights, listen up! listen up! listen up! Relapse your retro with dinosaurs, righteous protagonists, Legend of Retromu. Gundamu!
Who would have thought The Legend of Retro would cover so many fighting games after Xander left? Chops and Craig talk 'bout Dragon Ball GT Final Bout this week. Listen to find out what this game is all 'bout. 'Bout time there's some fighting game highlights. I'm all bout of puns. For the third week in a row, Craig let Chops pick retro relape (when will he learn?) and we enter into a Xander-less final round of the RPG protagonist battle. Who will make it to Grand Finals? It's up to you!
This week's episode of The Legend of Retro talks about the most popular game in the Final Fantasy franchise, Final Fantasy 7. Chops and Craig W.K. break down some of their favorite tracks and as always give insight on the game as well as trivia you may not have known. Retro Relapse is in the pits... wait, didn't we write this last week? And the RPG Protagonist Battle is between a kid and ...well... a kid, I guess? With some kind of existential crisis? Anyway, enjoy!
In this week's episode of The Legend of Retro Podcast, Chops and Craig look back on the sixth installment of the Mega Man franchise. Learn what robot masters were made in the USA and other fun facts about everyone's favorite blue bomber. Retro relapse is in the pits and the RPG Protagonist Battle is one man facing his past and the other facing genocide.