RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Episode 1: Sega Vs Nintendo

RetroCollect-FM-Retro-Gaming-Podcast-Episode-1-Sega-Vs-NintendoIf anything is apparent here it's the love the RetroCollect Squad has for retro games. Given we're all desperate to talk about our fond past times and modern day addictions at the drop of a hat, we felt it was time to get out the microphones and discuss our passion over the airwaves. So make way for the first episode of the RetroCollect FM podcast - a vocal battle between Sega & Nintendo.

This first outing of RetroCollect FM marks the first of many episodes to come as we set upon a pixellated podcast journey. To start things off with a bang, RetroCollect FM's host Chris sits down with co-hosts Adam and Karl to discuss the timeless era of gaming, the nineties. Whilst some of us are reluctant to take sides, our discussion spans the rise and fall of Sega, the playground battles we fought, Nintendo's long lasting reign, outsider consoles, the cost of importing, and just about everything else from this memorable decade.

Controlling our inner fanboy-isms is a difficult feat...

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Last Updated ( 27 September 2012 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2012-09-26 23:30
Woot! I love podcasts. Can't wait to listen to this!
(Link to this comment) Showaddywaddy 2012-09-27 01:28
I have to say this was perhaps one of the best start to a podcast series ive heard.

At least since the Lost Podcast when that was on.
(Also, one flaw to SuperMarioWorld . The unlimited life glitch... Glitches are flaws people! Even intended ones.)
(Link to this comment) chocklo 2012-09-28 21:42
Quoting Showaddywaddy:
I have to say this was perhaps one of the best start to a podcast series ive heard.

At least since the Lost Podcast when that was on.
(Also, one flaw to SuperMarioWorld . The unlimited life glitch... Glitches are flaws people! Even intended ones.)

Someone owes you 5p - kerching! :lol:
(Link to this comment) NufcDazzla 2012-09-28 18:14
This was a darn good listen to and brought back so many memories of those infamous "playground wars".

I thought though you'd have given more of an insight into the 8-bit era, yes Nintendo had a grip on the 8-bit market but SEGA did dominate in Europe due to Nintendo poorly promoting the NES. SEGA took advantage of that and in my view, won the 8-bit war in Europe

Otherwise I thought it was awesome, I've been waiting for a while to find a good podcast dedicated to our hobby, I look forward very much to your next instalment, and keep up the good work :-) :-)
(Link to this comment) chocklo 2012-09-28 21:51
Just had it on in the background while I was grinding on FF7. Great stuff Gents! Found meself shouting MD shooters at me iphone at one point. I'd like to add Gaiares to the list. Really looking forward to the next one! :-)
(Link to this comment) ninjabearhug 2012-09-29 10:20
Very enjoyable first episode, even with the Sega bashing :D!

Only thing I would say is watch out for long pauses, I know it's hard especially when co-hosting as you never know if the person who has paused is gonna start talking again so it's awkward to not all start talking at the same time! And Chris needs a pop filter, your voice kept coming over crackly, which probably means you have a pretty good mic, my Blue Snowball does it without a pop filter :)

But yeah, very enjoyable, I laughed quite a lot too, looking forward to the next one :)
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2012-09-30 02:10
Surprised about some of the gaps in your Sonic knowledge. Yes, the original Sonic was a bit pudgier then we finally got in the West (because Sega US had the character redesigned) but an early version of Robotnik was also put up to be the Sega mascot.

I'm also rather surprised by Chris' comments about Labyrinth Zone. It was designed to throw a spanner in the works for players. After zipping through levels players had to think differently about the level. Yes, it slowed things down (which is why there aren't many water levels) but it also switched things up.

Also, its silly to say you can 'just' rush through Sonic games. Yes, its true to an extent because the game is about speed. However all of them are designed so that you can explore all the levels and find lots of goodies.

While it had some great info in there I gotta say the blatant Sega bashing put me off. Accuse me of fanboyism if you like but there was a lot of venom in there where as your criticisms of Nintendo were more considered by comparison. Still, I will check out the next ep.
(Link to this comment) hydr0x 2012-09-30 22:05
Uhm, Joe, I think you need to listen to the podcast again. Both Adam as well as Karl are huge Sega fanboys. If anything they were giving Nintendo a hard time in the podcast ;)
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2012-10-01 01:03
Granted, but it felt very one-sided. Maybe you just need to balance your arguments more. You asked for our impressions at the end of show. That was my impression. Take it as you will.
(Link to this comment) suzzopher 2012-10-01 08:02
Sorry Joe,

We were approaching it more from our perspectives at the time. When do anything on Saturn or Dreamcast, you'll see what a massive SEGA fanboy I was then. The Mega Drive holds a special place in my heart due to it being a machine I played a lot of with my dad. But at the time, Mario and the like were the games I would want to play.

Although I preferred the Amiga to both :-*
(Link to this comment) Tyron 2012-10-04 18:38
Really did enjoy the podcast. The Biohazard changing to Resident Evil was because of marketing reasons - there were bands and games called that - so they changed it to the ridiculous Resident Evil.
(Link to this comment) Tyron 2012-10-04 21:24
Also were you guys in the same room, or online? How did it work that way?
(Link to this comment) invaderboy71 2012-10-04 22:08
Thanks Guys great stuff. hope to listen to many more. :-)
(Link to this comment) RetroKid 2013-01-31 09:56
Great podcast and brought back a lot of memories. I remember having to sell my NES with 15 games to be able to afford a Megadrive Sonic Pack on my Birthday. Yeah, the Labyrinth Zone was quite a change in pace and very nerve racking when you were constantly running out of air but it looked gorgeous at the time.

It's a shame that the Master System was brushed over in the Podcast as I have read that it was very successful in Europe and South America, more so than the NES, although it couldn't get a foot hold in the US.

I never owned a Master System when I was a kid but I have been trying to collect for it recently as it is quite cheap to collect.

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