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Episode 15 – Colin Jones Ate My Hamster


Welcome back to another fun-filled, retro-packed episode of the UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast, the Retro Asylum Podcast.

In today’s show, Andy interviews legendary programmer Colin Jones, the talent behind such retro classics as Rock Star ate my Hamster and Slightly Magic.

Colin tells us about how he first got into gaming, his experience working for Codemaster, what he’s been up to in the last few years and his comeback into gaming.

All this plus loads more retro related goodness.

Hope you all enjoy this special show and big thanks to Colin Jones for taking the time to appear on this podcast,, if you would like to see more from Colin then please check out Potassium Frog and pick up a copy of Clockwork the Mouse on your iPhone.

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Episode 15 – Colin Jones Ate My Hamster

17 thoughts on “Episode 15 – Colin Jones Ate My Hamster

  1. Dean Swain says:

    I’ve got to say Andy, I found this very interesting mate. Well done on another great interview!

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  3. Andy says:

    Big thanks to Colin for being a superb guest on our show

  4. den.aris says:

    Absolutely loved Rockstar, can’t wait to listen to this interview.

    It’s even better on emulators as you can speed up the boring parts ๐Ÿ™‚ And let’s face it, before I’ve even listened to the interview, the C64 is by far THE version of this game. Who could forget White Trash’s SID reggae number hits that always kept me off the top spot?!

  5. Adam says:

    Brilliant interview, Andy ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m ashamed to say that as a child, I’ve never owned any of the retro games that Colin made, but I have played Slightly Magic via emulator, and it does in a way feel Dizzy-esque. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The “fat one” from the Saturdays..?

  7. ZXSpecstar says:

    Great interview mate was great to listen to and with Colin Jones reciting that historic line from the Grange Hill game he just made it sound so sinister it was epic

  8. den.aris says:

    Great show. Need to listen again as I’ve fallen asleep to it both times, but that ain’t a reflection of the quality it’s due to lacking sleep!

    Staying away this week with work and I feel a few games of Rockstar coming on.

  9. pottyboy says:

    Excellent interview! I forgot that he is welsh ๐Ÿ™‚

    It was nice for him to answer my question as to what happened to Slight Magic’s unreleased sequel. There’s actually a WOS entry for the game. That’s how I knew about it in the first place.

  10. malc1976 says:

    Great interview i would say this is the one of the best show you have done:)

  11. Glenn says:

    good podcast guys enjoyed listen to the podcast

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