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by Swainy
Sat May 06, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RA 157: Virtually Retro
Replies: 0
Views: 283

RA 157: Virtually Retro

http://retroasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/157a.png In this jam-packed show Paul, Mads and Chris take a slight detour and showcase modern games which take a significant influence from the classic gaming retro era through either their aesthetic, gameplay or themes. In addition to the main top...
by Swainy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are you backing the Spectrum Next
Replies: 19
Views: 689

Re: Are you backing the Spectrum Next

Guys, the Next is not just a Spectrum in a new case. It offers a lot more than what could be achieved on the original hardware. I think that you will be surprised once you see some software & games that have been specially written for the system.
by Swainy
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next - Kickstarter goes live
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: ZX Spectrum Next - Kickstarter goes live

Well for those who always wanted a Spectrum +4 back in the day then yes, I want one :)
by Swainy
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: ZX Spectrum Next - Kickstarter goes live
Replies: 19
Views: 498

ZX Spectrum Next - Kickstarter goes live

Very surprised that there isn't a thread for this already, unless there is of course & I haven't seen it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... trum-next/

£111,505 Raised already.
by Swainy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Help with a video - History of the NES in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Help with a video - History of the NES in the UK

It's certainly becoming more expensive, I wouldn't describe it as rare.
by Swainy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RA 156 - 8 Bit Wars III
Replies: 0
Views: 232

RA 156 - 8 Bit Wars III

http://retroasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/156.png GMA Award nominated “The Sausage Factory” host Chris O’Regan joins the Retro Asylum team for the ultimate 8 bit wars showdown as we add the Atari 8 bit computer range into the mix. The games covered this time around are: Head over Heels, The...
by Swainy
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Help with a video - History of the NES in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Help with a video - History of the NES in the UK

By 1990 I think that Mattel had lost the distribution rights in the UK but I don't think it was Mattels fault really. It was just bad timing, the NES didn't get released in the UK until 87, the 16 bit home computers had just been released which were graphically more advanced, the 8 bit computers wer...
by Swainy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Help with a video - History of the NES in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Help with a video - History of the NES in the UK

The games were too expensive, Boots the chemists sold them. It didn't really take off here until the first Turtles game was launched.

The thing is, the NES games looked dated compared to games on the Atari ST & Amiga which were big systems in the UK.
by Swainy
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RA 155 - Budget Games, Vega+ and more
Replies: 0
Views: 204

RA 155 - Budget Games, Vega+ and more

http://retroasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/155_WIP2.png Paul Davies, Steve Erickson & Dean Swain return for a 3 hour long episode of the UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast. This time around, the guys take a look at nine original budget titles that were released on the 8 bit micro’s in the UK. Th...
by Swainy
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RA 154: Bubble Bobble
Replies: 0
Views: 253

RA 154: Bubble Bobble

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah35/swainy75/EA7CAA5C-918D-4732-888B-2628B9F1EEB3_zpsu0lnxuzb.png Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play the Amiga version Taito’s classic 2 player romp and discuss the games various sequels and spin offs! http://castaway.media/retroasylum/category/episodes/ http...
by Swainy
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: Simon Butler (ex Imsgine/Ocean artist) interview
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Simon Butler (ex Imsgine/Ocean artist) interview

http://retroasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/RA_152.png Steve Erickson is joined by the legendary pixel pusher Simon Butler in a no holds barred chat about making a living as a graphic artist in the gaming industry. http://castaway.media/retroasylum/2017/01/16/episode-152-simon-butler/ http://...
by Swainy
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RA 2016 Christmas Special
Replies: 0
Views: 223

RA 2016 Christmas Special

http://retroasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/151_crimbo_bonus.png It’s time to gather around the Christmas fire as the Retro Asylum team reveal all in our festive Q & A special. We also discuss the games that give us a nostalgic Christmas feel and as an added Xmas bonus this episode also inclu...
by Swainy
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RA podcast: Silicon & Synapse
Replies: 0
Views: 215

RA podcast: Silicon & Synapse

http://retroasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/150_part2NEW.png As part 2 of our 150th episode celebrations, the guys look at some of the early games produced by the legendary game development house Blizzard, or Silicon & Synapse as they were once known. http://castaway.media/retroasylum/2016/12...
by Swainy
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RA 149: Brutal Games
Replies: 0
Views: 282

RA 149: Brutal Games

http://retroasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/149.png Paul, Mads and Steve take a walk on the brutal side of retro gaming, playing five of the toughest games to ever grace floppies and cartridges. Will they succeed? More importantly can the guys still be friends after subjecting each other to t...
by Swainy
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Retrogaming YouTube
Topic: RA 148 - Time To Play
Replies: 0
Views: 241

RA 148 - Time To Play

http://retroasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/148turtles.png A few weeks ago we asked our listeners what games they would like us to review on the show. A list was made and we pulled 4 of those titles out of a hat. So Matt Wilsher, Mads Kristensen & Dean Swain play and review P.C Fuzz for the C...