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RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 21: Cancelled Games

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In the world of cinema, the term ‘development hell’ is regularly bandied about when describing a production that has been passed from director, to studio, to producer - often with the cast being changed drastically.

Last Updated ( 23 August 2015 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 20: Shinobi


From a stealthy appearance into the video game world in 1987 to countless releases soon after, it's safe to say that just about everyone has battled through the Shinobi series. From insanely difficult platforming action to timeless cutting soundtracks, join the RetroCollect FM Podcast team as they slice their way through Sega's action-packed series [ … ]

Last Updated ( 10 June 2015 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 19: R-Type


In 1987 Irem's classic R-Type burst into the arcades and had many of us feeding the system, all whilst we scrolled through the universe to defeat the Evil Bydo Empire. Later ported to our home systems, R-Type spawned many sequels which soon turned it into one of Irem's most popular series. But how does the classic fare many years later?


RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Re-Quest II: Your Retro Questions


This time on #RCFM: our intrepid hosts dedicate the entire RetroCollect FM episode towards responding to your intriguing and sometimes odd questions. Ladies & Gentlemen we bring you the answers you've all been waiting for on Re-Quest II.

Last Updated ( 08 April 2015 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 18: Sega Master System


Released in Japan in 1985 as the Sega Mark III, the Master System eventually made it's way to US and UK shores in 1986 and 1987 respectively. While Nintendo's Entertainment System enjoyed unparalleled success on the other side of the Atlantic, in the UK it was the Master System that arguably won the battle for gamers' cash.

Last Updated ( 01 March 2015 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 17: 1997 - A Year In Review


1997 was a year that will be remembered for many reasons - The Labour Party won the UK general election for the first time in 18 years, the UK wins Eurovision for the first time since 1981, JK Rowling's Harry Potter was published and cinema goers were treated not only to the re-release of the original Star Wars series; but also the record-breakin [ … ]

Last Updated ( 10 February 2015 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 16: Interview with Infinite State Games


In this latest interview issue, regular RetroCollect FM host Chris is joined by Barry Island from indie developer Infinite State Games to discuss the birth of their newest game Don't Die Mr Robot.

Last Updated ( 01 February 2015 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 15: Digitiser - Interview with Mr Biffo


For many retro gamers, the 90s was a wonderful era packed to the brim with exciting new developments and technological advancements. Despite the rise of the Internet and other forms of getting our gaming fix delivered daily, one dedicated service we all know and loved remained on the most basic form of communication still around - Teletext. Digitis [ … ]

Last Updated ( 21 December 2014 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 14: Add-Ons, Enhancements & Adapters


During the earlier years of the video game industry, companies such as Sega and Nintendo trialled various methods of keeping their dating hardware alive. Instead of releasing new consoles and casting away the old, the latest technology was often crammed into add-ons and expansions to gift older systems an added boost of power. Although seeming like [ … ]

Last Updated ( 04 December 2014 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 13: Catastrophic Coin-Op Conversions


Growing up we all dreamed of the day arcade-perfect gameplay would arrive at home. While it may have hit our living rooms much earlier than expected, the journey there left behind a shed-load of tragic ports and attempts to re-create the coin-op magic.

Last Updated ( 12 November 2014 )

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 12: Streets Of Rage


In 1991 video gamers found themselves cast onto the crime-flooded walkways of a once peaceful city, a location three ex-police officers set out to reclaim from the syndicate. Armed with nothing but their bare knuckles, Axel, Adam and Blaze changed the console gaming landscape forever...

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