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Episode 27.5 – Megadrive pick ups


The UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast returns once again, this week’s show is hosted by Andy Godoy.

Andy tells about about what he has been up to – organising retro gaming legends for upcoming show in 2013.

He gives us some retro gaming news and announcements, like the ‘Dizzy Returns’ Kickstarter and the ‘History of Ocean Software’ kickstarter.

Swainy also makes a brief cameo an tells us about the new Vectrex Regeneration app.

Plus Andy tells about his latest Megadrive pick ups.

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Episode 27.5 – Megadrive pick ups

8 thoughts on “Episode 27.5 – Megadrive pick ups

  1. Adam says:

    Nice podcast, Andy. 🙂

    Thanks for spreading the word about the Dizzy Returns Kickstarter project.
    Even though I’m not convinced It’ll reach the target, I hope they get as much as possible. 🙂

    I have the Mega Drive collection on the PS3, which had Ecco in the collection, and I couldn’t really get my head round it. 😕

    I never owned Krusty’s Fun House but I have played it via emulator. It kinda reminded me of a Codemasters game on the Mega Drive called ‘Man Overboard’.

    Mega Games I – Got that! 🙂 I’m not fond of sport games at all, so I mostly played Super Hang-On and Columns.

    Mick and Mack Global Gladiators – Got that too. When I first got this game, I could only reach the second zone, but I played it again earlier this year and I completed it. It’s not totally easy but a fun game.

    Revenge of Shinobi – Got this via Mega Games II, my brother’s friend used to play this a lot, I’ve completed this one too, but it took me a long time to beat it.

    I have Road Rash I and II but never had a proper play of it, I remember getting through the first level with ease.

    Sonic 1 and 2 – Got them too….well who doesn’t? Classics! 🙂
    I kinda enjoyed Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles, I was blown away by the gameplay, the GFX and the Music.

    Street Fighter II Special Championship Edition – Got that. I remember beating the game with all the characters just to see what their endings were like. 😛

    World of Illusion – Again only played this via Emulator, I’ve played Castle of Illusion and Quackshot via console too and I enjoy playing all three of them. Disney have made some pretty good retro games. 🙂

  2. glenn says:

    good podcast andy and congratulation on the baby Dean it sounds like your mega drive collection is growing keep up good work andy and looking forward to our next podcast

  3. scopie says:

    Glad you mentioned flashback – one of my all time faves. I’ve been thinking of doing a 16-bit wars on this game for ages.
    Andy, I find myself preferring the Megadrive version also, mainly due to the great speed that it runs at. Yeah the SNES has better sound and more colour but feels a tad sluggish. Until recently I considered the the Amiga version by far the best but I’m not so sure now as the Megadrives 3 button joypad is a great advantage. Still, I really hate the consoles title screen, not nearly as good as the Amiga’s original nuclear explosion artwork.

    I’ve played the Ecco Dreamcast game. It’s got quite good graphics for the system but I found the playability a bit lacking.

  4. scopie says:

    Oh, and while Flashbacks cut scenes are vector and look very similar to Another World I believe all the in game animation is actually sprite based pixels but I could be wrong?

    • Dean Swain says:

      I think that you are right about it being sprite based in game. I’m also pretty sure that if you used a Megadrive pad on the Amiga version, it allowed you to use the extra buttons.

    • darren says:

      Rotoscoping, if I remember correctly.

      Totally agree. Really enjoyed this game. It doesn’t seem as short as it is, mainly because it is so epic in its delivery. Absolute shame about the sequel though

  5. trantor says:

    A great podcast! Really enjoyed your thoughts on Flashback and Kruty’s Fun House, two of my favorite old Amiga games.

  6. TEOL says:

    Great half episode. Not into kickstarter at all other than the idea being good because of my values and beliefs on money but I wish them good luck though as I do want them things to come out so I can pick them up at a later date at their proper realistic hard copy prices if they are any good.

    I know my opinion is a bit hard on the makers of the game and book but thats what I feel “ripped off” and I like to say what I think in cases like the ones like KS where is Anne Robinson and the BBC Watchdog Crew when you need them are my feelings on kickstarter exactly.

    Love the Megadrive, SNES & AMIGA they are the best 16-Bit systems of all time.

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