Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 79: Run & Gun

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Join our intrepid three as we go runnin’ and gunnin’, and diving into the shoot’em up sub genre of run’n’gun games. Messers Phil, Jake and Chris Smith MkII pick up some heavy weaponry, don their bandanas and camo kecks, and jump in the chopper… or do they?

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 78: Neil West interview

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In this episode we speak to Neil West another well known journalist from the 90’s. Neil was known for his work on much loved Sega magazines Sega Power and MEGA.

 

Review: TANGLEWOOD - A new and original game for the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis

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When a designer and programmer who has helped produce a number of celebrated video games in the modern era with AAA studios such as Traveller’s Tales announces that they are going to be creating a new game for the 16-Bit Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis to our North American friends), here at Retro Collect we invariably sit up and take notice.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 77: Gary Penn interview

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In this episode Paul chats with Gary Penn about his career in the games industry that spans over 30 years. They discuss his work on well known games magazines Zzap 64, The One, Amiga Power and more.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 76: H.P. Lovecraft

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“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.”

Hot on the heels(ish) of the Dreamcast Listener’s Choice episode, Phil, Tom & Chris reunite to tackle nameless horrors and eldritch terrors as they explore video games influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 75: Playing with Emotions

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In this spoilerific episode Julian Hill and guest Richard Otlet discuss some of the most thought provoking and engaging stories in video games, proving that the most powerful tales told in games can be as memorable as any novel or movie and that just because a game is geared towards a mature audience that doesn’t mean that it’s all about sex, dru [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 74: Listeners Choice - Gameboy

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In this episode Phil, Jake and special guest Matt ‘Gameboyle’ 10 Game Boy titles chosen by our listeners to see how they’ve fared growing old.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 73: Steve Merrett Interview

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In this episode Paul sits down with another well known name from games journalism. Steve Merrett has worked in the games industry for over 30 years working on many well loved magazines such as Nintendo Magazine System, Mean Machines Sega, ST Action and many more.

 

Hardware Review: Supa Retron HD

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Hyperkin’s latest system in their range of Nintendo clones is the Supa Retron HD, a SNES on a chip attempt unlike the Super NT from Analogue which is hardware-based emulation.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 72: Nintendo Switch

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Paul, Julian and Arron are massive fans of the Nintendo Switch so were more than happy to discuss Nintendo's latest home console. With it just over a year old there are loads of games to choose from. From Triple A titles such as Zelda, Mario Kart etc the console has a fantastic range of eShop games at some great prices.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 71: Jonathan Beales Interview

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In this episode Paul interviews documentary film maker Jonathan Beales about his new upcoming film Retro Gaming The Movie. Jonathan has worked in the games industry for magazines such as ACE as well as making promotional videos for Psygnosis, Gremlin, Sony and more. With hours of footage the film will showcase some great behind the scenes footage [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 70: Listeners Choice Dreamcast

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Hot on the heels of (6 episodes later than) our Commodore 64 Listener Top 10, we bring you another episode in the same format. Once again we bravely outsourced the responsibility for the games we played to you. Listeners were invited via social media to share their five favourite Dreamcast games with us, which we then combined to create a Top 10 [ … ]

 

Rogue Aces Modern Review

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Infinite State Games are back, having previously released 2014’s indie hit Don’t Die Mr Robot, ISG set out to tackle a rogue like shooter.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 69: Andy Smith Interview

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In this episode Paul sits down for a chat with Andy Smith. Andy started working for Future Publishing quite early on starting his career on multiformat magazine ACE. As the magazine became more popular it was sold to rival publisher EMAP. However that led to Andy's career continuing at Future on new magazine Amiga Format.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 68: Castlevania

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"Let us go out this evening for pleasure. The night is still young."

Phil and interloper, Chris Smith HD (more a reboot than a remaster) stroll through the candlelit hallways of the Castlevania series, trying not to fall down any pits. Join our heroes as they take on pretty much every game, and almost get away with their sanity intact.

 
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