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Episode 14 – The Great Arcade Hunt Southend!

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The Retro Asylum Podcast is back with another weekly podcast, after the mishap of last week where the podcast that was recorded was didn’t quite record!

But fear not, we have a whole new episode of retro goodness.

This time round you have your normal Retro Asylum host Andy and joining him this time is Retro Resistance’s Malc1976, who stepped into save the day as the other co-hosts were unavailable.

The lads tell you about the quest they went on – The Great Arcade Hunt Southend.

They also competed in the first Retro Asylum Podcast vs Retro Resistance Podcast to see who were/are the better gamers… Who won? Listen to the show and you will find out.

There is also the retro gaming remake music challenge where you choose the best tune and the topic of the month is retro gaming remakes.

All that plus loads more retro goodness.

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Episode 14 – The Great Arcade Hunt Southend!

24 thoughts on “Episode 14 – The Great Arcade Hunt Southend!

  1. malc1976 says:

    Great show again and im not just saying that because im on it lol
    I have listened to it twice now and i’ve noticed my catch phrase i keep saying “to be fair”

  2. Andy says:

    yeah i thought it was one heck of a show, that flowed really well and had loads of retro gaming variety.

    Yeah you do tend to say “to be fair” but know where near as much as your podcasting partner in crime say his 3 catch phrases lol

    1)”Thats all good in the long run”
    2) “Things like that”
    3) “Along side that one”
    lol

    play the drinking game on RR malc… go on:D

  3. That my friends, was an outstanding podcast.

    • Andy says:

      Thank you very much mate:D
      Why no let us know who won the music challenge?
      Malc or myself?

      Both were great choices I can’t stop thinking ably malcs choice though on the remake of bionic command ….superb!

      • I have to say hats off to both you chaps for two really nice choices. The Bionic Commando remix is brooding sci-fi goodness and very cool – but my pick would be Robocop out of the two. Nothing to do with the advert, Just that wonderful electric guitar and snare took me away to some awesome place in my mind where it was still 1988.

  4. stotz31 says:

    Andy, great choice of music. I feel the urge To go buy a washing machine now!
    Where did you find it?

  5. TEOL says:

    It’s going to be interesting what retro remakes you can find to talk about during the following 4 weeks as its topic of the month meaning the topic is covered a bit on all 4 episodes this month.

  6. TEOL says:

    Congrats on getting the AMIGA’s Andy. Are you enjoying them so far? Would you say it’s your favorate 16-Bit so far?

  7. TEOL says:

    What a shame. Streets Of Rage Remake will never be known about again because the Streets of Rage Online is turned off permanently until further notice because of lack of funding.

  8. I watched the Ariston advert again last night after I listened to the podcast. It’s probably my over active mind but did anyone else notice the kid in blue dungarees and a red jersey? Maybe a nod to a certain game, maybe not. But I don’t recall that being in fashion circa 1994.

  9. ZXSpecstar says:

    Great show guys and yes we got our asses handed to us but then Andy would not play me at Dancing Stage so that would of been a point back to the resistance but the whole day was great and 4 player Simpsons was just freaking awesome.

    Plus when the video goes up check me out playing silent hill lol

    Retro game remakes are always good as malc says when done properly but I think it is hard to bring something up to to date and not face a lot of criticism but then you cant make everyone happy

    Got to love malcs tune as i like the gritty tunes that feel raw and that what his one sounded to me

  10. Andy says:

    Dancing stage is for girls lol

    yeah im gonna upload the Great Arcade Hunt Southend photos and videos tomorrow.

    Malcs music choice was superb, cant get it out of my head

    • malc1976 says:

      I think both music were great choices ive been playing the C64 Robocp today and yesterday i was playing Bionic Commando Rearmed.
      Theres one stage on Bionic Commando Rearmed that has a remix of the C64 Commando music.

      • Glenn says:

        good show andy and malc i enjoyed it it good to listen to you again malc i loved the robocop remix andy I dont see many classic arcade machines at the Yorkshire east coast anymore its getting more modern arcade machines now i noticing. im looking farward to be doing podcast with you again andy

        • Andy says:

          Sadly retro arcades are a thing of the past…its a real shame.

          but on the plus side looking forward to recording with you matey I’ve got a amazing show lined up for us:)

          • den.aris says:

            I keep saying to loads, get down to Hayling Island seafront arcade. That’s as retro as it’ll ever get.

            Will do a report sometime.

  11. Andy says:

    will have to check it out mate

  12. Damien says:

    Great podcast guys, I’ve just listened to it on the way back from London (you could say I’m running a bit behind!) and it kept me entertained most of the way!

    Malc, the GX4000 wasn’t the only Amstrad that could use cartridges, the revamped 464 and 6128 plus machines could too. It was also possible (with a little hacking) to access the upgraded hardware features on the plus machines which led to a few cartridge style games being releasedon 3″ disc.

    Sadly due to Amstrad getting it very wrong i.e. too little too late all three machines ultimately failed. If you read the online collection of Amstrad Action issues you can relive the whole sorry affair! If only they had been released three or four years earlier it might have been a very different story!

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