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Episode 199: Early Core Design Games

In this episode Chris Worthington, Steve Erickson and Matt Wilsher delve into Core Designs and some of their games, without hardly mentioning Tomb Raider. A massive thanks to Simon Phipps for allowing us to use his awesome Rick Dangerous artwork. If...



Episode 198: The Incredible Machine

Chris and Mads dive into contraption making with The Incredible Machine. Plus we find the winner of our competition, reveal the game of February, and the list of games to vote on for March.



Episode 197: Midwinter

In December we’ve spent a lot of time out in the snow - virtual snow that is. Join us as we discuss this month’s game club game Midwinter by Mike Singleton (of Lords of Midnight fame). The game of the month for January is revealed at the end as...


 2019-01-01  2h11m

Episode 196: Xmas Special 2018

Have you been good? Because Matt, Dean, Steve & Mads are back for our Christmas special in which the guys discuss all of the latest retro news, reminisce about Christmas presents of the past and look back at their favourite festive games!  ...


 2018-12-19  2h35m

Episode 195: Gaming Club - Devil's Crush

Mads and new host Chris Worthington discuss the wonderful PC Engine pinball game Devil's Crush that we have been playing in the gaming club all November. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:


 2018-12-02  2h19m

Episode 194: Gaming Club - 720 On The C64

The Retro Asylum gaming club game for October 2018 was 720 degrees on the Commodore 64. Join Mads and new RA host Chris Worthington, as they discuss the ins and outs of this 1987 arcade conversion. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a...


 2018-10-30  1h34m

Episode 193: Julian Gallop

Recorded live at Revival 2018, Chris O'Regan talks to Julian Gollop on how he became synonymous with the turn based genre. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:


 2018-10-19  58m

Episode 192: The C16

Steve and Mads take a look at some games on one of Commodore's less well known machines in this Commodore C16 special. Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron:


 2018-09-30  1h44m

Episode 191: Revival 2018 ZX Spectrum Next Panel

Dean Swain teams up with Paul Jenkinson from the Spectrum Show to host the Revival 2018 ZX Spectrum Next Panel featuring Simon Butler, Rich Stevenson, Mike Dailly, Jim Bagley & Lyndon Sharp about developing games for the new ZX Spectrum.


 2018-09-18  1h3m

Episode 190: Honey, I Shrunk The Hits

It's a bumper episode as Dean, Mads, Steve & Matt play the handheld versions of some big hit titles that were better known on other systems. Matt stands firm on Zool despite some serious bullying from his so called mates... Plus, Chris...


 2018-08-18  3h21m