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The Retro Hour presents
The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast)
Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news and interviews with industry veterans. New episodes released every Friday!
May 27, 2021
277: Williams, LucasArts & 3DO with Noah Falstein - The Retro Hour EP277
We chat to industry legend Noah Falstein who started his career at Milton Bradley and Williams, worked on classics like Monkey Island and Indiana Jones at Lucasfilm Games before joining the 3DO company.
May 20, 2021
276: The Mysterious World of the MSX - The Retro Hour EP276
We're joined by MSX superstar Wammes Witkop to hear the story of the computer platform that birthed classics like Metal Gear and Bomberman.
May 13, 2021
275: Mattel Intellivision History With Dave Warhol - The Retro Hour EP275
We chat to industry veteran Dave Warhol who was part of the infamous Intellivision Blue Sky Rangers team, plus he later worked with Lucas Arts and founded Realtime Associates in 1986.
May 6, 2021
274: Metro-Siege: Making NEW Amiga Games - The Retro Hour EP274
We chat to Corey and Mike from BitBeamCannon who are making incredible NEW Amiga games, including the fast action arcade brawler Metro-Siege.
April 30, 2021
273: Commodore 65 & Mega 65 - The Retro Hour EP273
The Commodore 65 was a cancelled super 8-bit computer from the early 90s, but in 2021 a team of hardcore fans have created a 21st century realisation of it. Running 40x faster than a C64 with some stunning modern features. We chat to project founder Paul Gardner-Stephen.
April 22, 2021
272: SimCity, Predator & Superior Software with Peter Scott - The Retro Hour EP272
Peter Scott ported some of the best games to the BBC Micro including SimCity, and worked on hit TV shows like GamesMaster and The Big Breakfast alongside Zig & Zag!
April 15, 2021
271: Earthbound & Life Inside Nintendo with Marcus Lindblom - The Retro Hour EP271
We chat to Marcus Lindblom who brought Mother 2 to the western audience as Earthbound, and get some stories about his time at Nintendo during the glory days of the SNES.
April 8, 2021
270: Atari & Computing Pioneer Chris Crawford - The Retro Hour EP270
We talk to the legendary Chris Crawford about his roots in Mainframe gaming, his time at Atari and founding the Computer Game Developers Conference (GDC).
April 1, 2021
269: Dominik Diamond & 8-Bit Show & Tell - The Retro Hour EP269
We catch up with Dominik Diamond about his new GamesMaster book and is he involved in the TV reboot? Plus, cloning the C64 and more with Robin Harbron from the wonderful 8-Bit Show And Tell.
March 26, 2021
268: Making New Vectrex Games in 2021 - The Retro Hour EP268
We chat to developer Robin Jubber about developing games on the Vectrex in 2021, and his past work on games like Malice, Rat Attack and more!
March 19, 2021
267: Ocean Software: Inside Stories with Bill Harbison - The Retro Hour EP267
We get some amazing stories from the glory days of Ocean Software with Bill Harbison who worked on classics like Robocop, Batman The Movie, Chase H.Q and Jurassic Park.
March 12, 2021
266: Pete Cannon: Making Amiga Jungle Music in 2021 - The Retro Hour EP266
We chat to the amazing Pete Cannon about producing Jungle and Hip-Hop music on the Amiga today, the tools he uses and his history.
March 5, 2021
265: Bullfrog with Alex Trowers - The Retro Hour EP265
We get some amazing stories of life at Bullfrog and working on classics like PowerMonger, Populous, Syndicate and Magic Carpet with Alex Trowers.
February 26, 2021
264: Frak!, The X-Files, Ghostbusters II with Nick Pelling - The Retro Hour EP264
We're joined by Nick Pelling who worked on classics like The X-Files, Ghostbusters II, Duke Nukem 3D and the BBC Micro classic, Frak!
February 19, 2021
263: SimCity & Maxis with Justin McCormick - The Retro Hour EP263
We get the inside story on the legendary Maxis Software and games like SimCity, SimCity 2000, SimAnt and the original Sims with Justin McCormick.
February 12, 2021
262: Brenda Romero: Wizardry & Sir-tech - The Retro Hour EP262
We catch up with award-winning game designer Brenda Romero about her time at Sir-tech and the legendary Wizardry series!
February 5, 2021
261: Turrican & Factor 5 with Julian Eggebrecht - The Retro Hour EP261
We get the inside story on the legendary Turrican games and their return in 2021 with Factor 5 founder Julian Eggebrecht.
January 29, 2021
260: Wonderful Dizzy with The Oliver Twins - The Retro Hour EP260
We catch up with the amazing Oliver Twins to get the story on Wonderful Dizzy, is it the LAST EVER Dizzy game?!
January 22, 2021
259: DJ Aphrodite: Making Chart Hits on The Amiga - The Retro Hour EP259
We chat to drum and bass legend DJ Aphrodite who helped shape the genre and had top 40 hits, all produced on the Commodore Amiga. We hear about his set up and why he still uses the Amiga in his productions today.
January 15, 2021
258: The Gaming Historian - The Retro Hour EP258
We chat to Norman Caruso from The Gaming Historian, a fantastic Youtube documentary series all about the history of video games.