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Episode 1 – Like catching up with old friends


Welcome to episode 1 of the Retro Asylum Podcast.

This is the first podcast from the new retro gaming site

Every two weeks your retro-loving hosts will bring to you loads of interesting retro gaming and other retro related topics.

This week your hosts are Andy and Swainy. Today’s topics are what the lads have been up to, the new site and how that’s going.

They also talk about Replay Expo, Lorfarius retro magazine NESbi and we have game of the month, retro remake of the month and music of the week.

All this plus loads more.

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Episode 1 – Like catching up with old friends

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16 thoughts on “Episode 1 – Like catching up with old friends

  1. TEOL says:

    Awesome. Will listen to later.

  2. Andy says:

    Cool, please let us know what you think.

  3. malc says:

    Great show you and Swainy were on top form ive listerned to it twice now.
    Ive downloaded the Bruce Lee remake its really good,and as for hme port of Double Dragon i like the Megadrive version the best its closest to the arcade

    • Andy says:

      Glad you liked if malc:)

      Yeah as remakes go Bruce Lee is superb

      As for double dragon I’m partial to the master system version, only because that was the version I Played the most

  4. ZXSpecstar says:

    Ha HA thank you mate for that flaw in my technique but god bless you for what you done here 🙂

    I remember playing on a vetrex once and it did have a unique feel to the whole thing with the graphics that were great for what it was and didnt it have a buzzing problem or something lol

    Yes i was better at flashback than another world and i finished it if i remember andy you still have not lol

    Ha Ha Ha Did i not tell you the day you decided to give it up that you would be back Andy

    Ha HA HA sorry i laughed all over the floor when i heard the renegade 3 score

    Fantastic impression sire trevour mcdoughnut lol swainy

    There is a sega handheld which runs roms cant remember what it was called though lol

    That is a great app and it also gets around iphones restriction on emulators as they dont allow them…at least not on un jail broken one lol

    I cant get there 🙁 as no time off work and i know where Andy lives….dose that make me sound psychotic

    Sawiny you played far too much double dragon lol

    but all in all a great podcast and great new start

    Oh and monday will be the finale of 1hmps with a haloween special and anouncement of mine and malcs new podcast team name so tune in…and i will keep LiL JD under lock and key lol

    • Andy says:

      This could be a cool drinking game.
      Everytime you heard Swainy say “double dragon” you have a drink and everytime your hear me say “I’ll be honest with you”
      Buy if we did that with amount you say “things like that” in a drinking game, a new liver would be needed lol

      Yeah Flash back, I got as far as the last bit but could never find my ship before the world blew up.

      Will check out the Halloween special

  5. Dean Swain says:

    Glad you enjoyed it guys, I must apologise for my heavy breathing. My mic was too close again.

    I’ve now got a Vectrex but the sound chip isn’t working 100%, hopefully I’ll get it working this week and then I’ll do a video all about it.

    • ZXSpecstar says:

      Sweet dude i will be looking forward to that one, if you cant get the sound goign would it be hard to replace the chip if you could get your hand on it?

      • Dean Swain says:

        I’ve got it working! I had to swap the AY sound chip over for a new one (thanksfully no soldering needed) but it was easy to do. A bit of a result really as the console only cost me £35 and the new AY chip was £2 from ebay 🙂

  6. TEOL says:

    That was myself who guessed Andy would be back again first though. 😛

    But even then I was beaten by someone else with that thought who is irreverent with RA.

  7. TEOL says:

    I liked the off the chainess of this episode it sounds like there was no planning for the chat involved other than the topics and that’s the way I like it.

  8. Damien says:

    Finally got a chance to listen to this today and all I can say is fantastic podcast guys! Andy you’re right back on top form and Swainy, always a joy to listen to you!

    I had a feeling you wouldn’t be leaving the scene for long. the secret is as you say not to put yourself under too much pressure and don’t give yourself unattainable targets. I fall into the same trap all the time with the remakes and end up just not enjoying what I’m doing and then abandoning them for a long period of time.

    When we’re doing this for the love, and in your free time – it has to be as and when you want to do it. I’ve done very little on the Starquake remake for a couple of months now because I’ve just been really enjoying getting back into my photography. I will get back to it, but it will be when I feel like doing it and not before!

    Great job on the podcast and thoroughly looking forward to the next one, whenever that may be…..

  9. Andy says:

    thanks very mate, glad you enjoyed the podcast.

    Swainy was a great host and i think it flowed really well with him as my new co host on the new podcast.

    You hit the nail on the head with you said about about free time, it is all about finding the perfect balance.

    thanks again for all your help setting up the Forum:)

  10. Glenn says:

    good podcast guys I cannot wait to see you two at the Replay Expo hope to see Swain game up and running

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