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Episode 10 – Mario vs Sonic

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The Retro Asylum Podcast is back and it’s better than ever!

After taking a week off because Andy was applying the fake tan since he has just moved to Essex, the Retro Asylum team is back with another retrotasic episode of the UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast.

The Retro Asylum team look back at the last 10 episodes and choose their fave episodes.

The lads also announce the results of the site poll – which version of Target Renegade was the best?

New to the podcast is the Andy vs Glenn retro gaming music challenge, where they pick their favourite tunes to play and then it’s up to the retromaniacs to choose which tune they prefer.

The lads also try and also settle a question that mankind has always asked since the dawn of gaming… Who is better, Mario or Sonic?

All this plus loads more retro gaming goodness.

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Episode 10 – Mario vs Sonic

16 thoughts on “Episode 10 – Mario vs Sonic

  1. TEOL says:

    I like all versions of Target Renegade and choose other due to it however I do have one with the slight edge over the others and that is the Spectrum version.

  2. TEOL says:

    Preferred Andy’s track. Although I like Magical Sound Shower I actually think it’s the worst track in the game because of the pedigree of the other tunes in the game and Andy’s track was great.

  3. TEOL says:

    Lukemorse maybe would be a decent person to get on one of the shows. He is into his retro arcades and repairing retro arcades also.

  4. Adam says:

    Brilliant podcast. πŸ™‚

    I personally don’t have much to say about Mario’s games as I grew up with the Sega Mega Drive.

    I always enjoyed playing the first 4 Sonic games as a kid (1, 2, 3 and Knuckles), I think It’s to do with the fact that the Mega Drive was my first 16-bit console, the gameplay, the graphics and the music were really good.

    Going back to what you both were saying on the podcast. “Sonic Chaos” was a Master system game, and the 32X game was called “Knuckles Chaotix” (which I’ve played via emulator). As for Sonic 3D….I believe it was called “Sonic 3D – Flickies’ Island” over here and “Blast” in other places.

    I’m not sure what to make on most of the more recent Sonic games from seeing videos and reviews, but I have played Sonic Heroes and Sonic 4.
    Heroes wasn’t too bad but getting the chaos emeralds was close to impossible, and Sonic 4 was OK I guess, but it didn’t beat Sonic 3 when it comes to gameplay.

  5. Andy says:

    im currently working my way through finishing the Sonic games, im about half way through 2, then im gonna try and play and finish 3.

    loved that 3d sonic game on the megadrive, it looked and played really well.

    ive only played the demo of sonic 4, not to sure if i would get the whole game?

    • pottyboy says:

      When you get round to playing Sonic 3, play Sonic 3 & Knuckles instead. It was the Sonic 3 that was intended, but development costs and lack of time meant the game was split into 2 separate games. You got this when you plugged Sonic 3 into the Sonic & Knuckles cart. It’s effectively both games rolled into one to make one really huge adventure, so once you completed it there’s no need to play Sonic & Knuckles as you played through that one as well πŸ™‚

  6. pottyboy says:

    Great podcast as usual πŸ™‚ I actually have to agree with both of you choosing Mario over Sonic because although Sonic will always and forever be my childhood, Mario had the better games! It was true that the first Sonic game was going to be ported over to the 8/16-bit computers, but what you both forgot to mention was that it was US Gold who wanted to port it! In a way, it was a good thing that it never happened because US Gold would just balls it up as always. There was a Spectrum port of the Master System version in the works a few years back but I think it’s been abandoned now.

    The latest Sonic game, Sonic Generations, is actually really good! You should definitely check it out!

    As for the music… tough choice! Like Glenn, I played the C64 version of Out Run long before any of the others and loved it to bits, and the SID rendition of Splash Wave was great. However, my vote has to go to Andy for the Rob Hubbard tune. Never played that game, but like all of Rob Hubbard’s tunes it’s absolutely fantastic! So, although Splash Wave is great and invokes memories of me sitting at the computer desk playing Out Run, the Rob Hubbard track is superior so that gets my vote πŸ™‚

    • Andy says:

      yeahhh 2 votes for my my rob hubbard tune:)

      i think it was in retro gamer that i saw the sonic on the zx spectrum, its a shame it never got completed as it looked pretty decent.

      but yeah can you imagine if US gold had got their hands on sonic lol

  7. malc1976 says:

    Great show guys as always:)
    I never knew US Gold wanted to port Sonic im glad Sega didnt let theam but it would of been funny to see how bad they would of made all the conversions.
    I like the Mario games better as they is alot more to theam i played the first Super Mario Bros on the arcade but i do think the Sonic games have better graphics.
    After the Snes and Megadrive i stopped playing the later Mario games and didnt play a Sonic game after Sonic 2 however i got Sonic Generations on my Xbox 360 and i really like it.
    Rob Hubbard’s music is always great theres loads of tunes he’s done that are really great.
    I didnt that the C64 version of Out Run was that great but the music was really good and game wise it ran at a good speed where as the Spectrum and Amstrad had beter graphics but were way to slow maybe that would be a good 8bit wars for you to do Andy.

  8. Andy says:

    can you imagine what the world would have been like if US Gold had gotten their hands on Sonic….they would have been some really dark times lol

    yeah i got to agree the sonic graphics are superb and they still look really amazing to this day, but gameplay wise its a little shallow, but its still a real blast to play.
    Sonic feels more like a arcade game as opposed to made on to the home consoles id you know what i mean,

    8bit wars Outrun, is a great idea, but the problem with that is i cant find a amstrad rom that works, its always insert dsk 2….maybe its just me but i havent a clue

  9. ZXSpecstar says:

    Great show guys and i think there was one thing you forgot to mention about sonic 3 was that sonic could use multiple shields which altered his abilities.

    And thank god never ported sonic but if it was done by the team who did segas shadow dancer it may have turned out ok

    Cmon glenn you are going to admit defeat and while the music for the c64 version for target renegade is great the gameplay of the speccy version beats it hands down

    I remember playing knuckles chaotix and the game left me confused and half the time wondering how the hell i finished the level and the worst part of it….the chaotix characters were brought back. Oh how i want to zap charmy the bee with bug spray and seriously espio is a ninja *facepalm*

    As for my opinion i think mario 3 is a far superior game over mario world want to know why…i will tell on a episode of retro resistance coming soon

  10. Glenn says:

    thanks andy for the good talk i enjoyed it and im gald you all like the show I cannot imaged sonic on the c64 and spectrum It be slowest sonic ever lol I did like mario better as sonic was more cool with the kids in the early 90s Mario had better replay value in its games like all the hidden thing in super Mario world.

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