RoundUp 142 – The Retro Electoral College


April 29th, 2019

TOPICS COVERED IN THE SHOW
Hardware Flashback – (00:00)
Dinosaur Pie – (25:36)
Guinness Gaming Records – (1:36:11)
Merman: Welcome To Paradise – (1:38:35)
Top Ten Alien Invasion Games – (1:43:43)
Gaming Trivia – (3:04:49)
Desert Planet: Breakout Button – (3:05:32)
Modern Gaming Roundup – (3:09:34)
Live News And Listener Views – (3:13:31)
Random Questions – (5:32:06)
URLs And EMails – (5:34:16)

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Sega announces the Sega Genesis Mini


March 31st, 2019

Sega has announced its return to making hardware with the Sega Genesis mini.  While this seems to be riding the hype of the other Classic and Mini systems released by other gaming companies, this is notable due to it being Segas first home console since the Dreamcast.

In Japan, the console is being released in two variants:  an 80 dollar version featuring two six button controllers, and a 60 dollar version with just a single six button controller.  America gets a single SKU for 80 dollars with two three button controllers.  It seems an odd choice to not have the 6 button controller for the US market, but this is likely due to the game choices for each region.

So far ten games have been announced out of the forty total for the system.  The current game list is as follows:  Altered Beast, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Comix Zone, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Ecco the Dolphin, Gunstar Heroes, Shining Force, Sonic The Hedgehog, Space Harrier II, and ToeJam & Earl.  Notable in the announced game is Castlevania Bloodlines, which has not been ported or re-released since its original Genesis release.

It’s early to judge, but all ten of the announced games are some of the systems best, with Castlevania in particular being a hint that we could see other previous games that haven’t been ported or re-released included.  Sega previously had partnered with AtGames for their Genesis hardware compilations, but has dropped ties with the company, likely due to the poor quality of the emulator used as well as low quality plastics in the hardware.  This looks as though we could see a turnaround with a high-quality mini on par with the Nintendo Classic line.

The Sega Genesis Mini will launch worldwide on September 19th, 2019.

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RoundUp 141 – 666 The Number Of The Basketball


March 31st, 2019

TOPICS COVERED IN THE SHOW
Hardware Flashback – (00:00)
Dinosaur Pie – (28:06)
Guinness Gaming Records – (1:25:46)
Merman: Invisible Sun – (1:27:50)
Top Ten Games We Hate – (1:35:35)
Gaming Trivia – (3:09:33)
It Came From Nintendo Direct – (3:10:15)
Castlevania 1 (Dance Mix) – (3:28:14)
Dog Walking Radio – (3:43:23)
Live News And Listener Views – (3:55:23)
Random Questions – (6:04:02)
URLs And EMails – (6:07:29)

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RoundUp 140 – Retro Retro Gaming Roundup


February 28th, 2019

TOPICS COVERED IN THE SHOW
Mega Drive Or Genesis – (00:00)
Top Ten Arcade Ports – (00:02)
Powerful Oz – (40:54)
The British IBM – CGE Adventures – (41:25)
It Came From MAME – (44:43)
Sansabelt Pants – (57:23)
Walgreens – (1:20:44)
Live News – (1:22:40)
Petteri Rinne – James On James – (1:36:50)

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RoundUp 139 – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


February 28th, 2019

TOPICS COVERED IN THE SHOW
What Is Retro Editorial – (00:00)
Hardware Flashback – (1:24:07)
Guinness Gaming Records – (1:50:31)
Dinosaur Pie – (1:51:52)
Earth Wii And Fire: September – (2:46:49)
Listener Submissions – (2:49:09)
Retrospective – (3:00:07)
Top Ten GameBoy Advance Games – (3:39:20)
Gaming Trivia – (5:22:54)
Fleeting Ecstasy: Super Mario 64 – (5:23:21)
Live News And Listener Views – (5:28:39)
URLs And EMails – (7:30:40)

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