Episode 42 – Arcade Conversions


Matt and Damien tell us what they’ve been up to, which leads on to their thoughts on collecting. Matt asks whether some of us are in danger of just collecting consoles, computers and games for the sake of it. Do we even find the time to regularly play on all of the systems we have in our collections?

It’s then on to the main part of the podcast, where they discuss the arcade conversions of R-Type, Operation Wolf, APB (All Points Bulletin) Xenophobe and The New Zealand Story. They talk briefly about the hardware of each machine then question how successfully each game was recreated on the various home systems. Find out why both looked forward to a home conversion of their favorite arcade games and their theories on why home conversions of arcade music, especially on the C64 and Amiga, often sounded better than their arcade parents. They finish with some honorable mentions and Matt explains why, despite having almost perfect arcade emulation from MAME, he finds himself increasingly playing home conversions.

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also the latest news, an update on Retro Asylum’s special event at the end of August and progress on the ongoing auditions. To top it all off, you’ll also find out what Matt has recently given a lovely new spray job to and whether Damien would recommend Gloucester for a causal night out!

Mission Genocide, smooth Amstrad vertical scroller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1YpQUVD8fE

Edge Grinder, smooth Amstrad horizontal scroller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcZ7-E7Mx-Y

Explaining the difficulty of smooth Amstrad Scrolling: http://classicreplay.blogspot.co.uk/201 … croll.html

The Atari interviews Damien was talking about can be found in this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-First-Quart … 0970475500

It’s all here in Episode 42 of Retro Asylum, the UK’s number one retro gaming podcast!

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Episode 42 – Arcade Conversions