Retro Gaming Discussion Show


"RGDS Podcast" is a retro gaming podcast for retro gamers by retro gamers!We cover everything from the 8bit days all the way up to modern indie retro inspired games.


  • 274 - Sega Arcade (Model 2 Board Edition)

    274 - Sega Arcade (Model 2 Board Edition)

    09/10/2020 Duración: 02h17min

    Come join us back to the totally radical 90's, when Sega was king and taking the World by storm with all their ground breaking 3D arcade games. The Sega Model 2 Arcade Board was special, with games such as Daytona, Sega Rally and Virtua 2 to name but a few... So come join Aaron White and Paul Driscoll as we wax lyrical about this special time in gaming and all of our hearts. Come say hi on our RGDS (Retro Gaming Discussion Show) Discord channel for show notes and catching up with us and our listeners.

  • 273 - ZX Spectrum The Early Years

    273 - ZX Spectrum The Early Years

    26/09/2020 Duración: 03h18min

    In this fantastic episode, Drisky and Kingy cover the great early period of the ZX Spectrum - 82-84.  From mail order games to ones from upstart companies that became industry giants, the lads have it covered.  Join in as they go through their chosen list.   Show notes Launchbox   The Retro Hour Podcast episode on text adventures   Adventuron   A Guide to ZX Spectrum Games book   Spectaculator   Oliver Twins Website   WOS Classic   Spectrum Computing   Hey Matthew song   Rise and Fall of Imagine Documentary   ComCon configurable interface  

  • 272 - RGDS - Great Balls of Fire

    272 - RGDS - Great Balls of Fire

    06/09/2020 Duración: 02h13min

    Get those balls polished and join us for another fantastic episode of RGDS.  Yes Kingy and Drisky are looking at games with trackballs and Spinners.  So join us as we go through some all time classic games X-Arcade: Mayflash 300 - arcade stick: Video Tour of Arcade Club: Kensigton with Orbit Ring Trackball:

  • 271 - Bubble Story

    271 - Bubble Story

    16/08/2020 Duración: 02h24min

    Join Drisky and Kingy as they celebrate the excellent series of games in the Bubble Bobble world. The timeless classic that is Bubble Bubble is consistently on arcade players' top ten favourites and is undisputedly one of the best arcade games of all time.  It spawned many other spin offs too, including the excellent Rainbow Islands. Don't let Baron von Blubba get you, sit bat and let us make a journey to the cave of monsters!    

  • 270 - RGDS- NTSC v PAL

    270 - RGDS- NTSC v PAL

    24/07/2020 Duración: 01h52min

    In this episode, Aaron, Matt A & Matt L table the discussion that troubled so many gamers in the 8-bit, 16-bit and even 32-bit era. Which is better, PAL or NTSC. More importantly, what’s the difference? If you’ve ever been confused about this eternal struggle, we’re here to help. If you don’t know your RGB from your RF, your 60HZ from your Big Black Borders, and perhaps you’re complexed why box art varies so much from region to region, don’t worry… the boys cover all this and more as they pull out the best and the worst that each gaming region has to offer.   Follow us @RGDSPodcast Music featured in this episode - Intro: Sonic 1 (NTSC and PAL) - PAL Intro: European Club Soccer (Title Theme) - NTSC-J intro: Pilotwings (Rocketbelt) - NTSC-U Intro: Mortal Kombat (MD, Title Theme) - Outro: Midnight Resistance (MD, Level 1 theme)

  • 269 - Pirates

    269 - Pirates

    10/07/2020 Duración: 02h21min

    Y'aar welcome to an episode themed around swashbuckling pirate games.  Join Drisky and Kingy as they go through various gaming systems and various genres within the theme. Games features in this episode are: Booty Overboard Monkey Island 2 Pirates Capt'n Havoc Skull & Crossbones  Cutthroat island Windwaker   Show Notes: Alwa's Legacy      

  • 268 - SNES  Super Famicom Hidden Platform Gems

    268 - SNES & Super Famicom Hidden Platform Gems

    19/06/2020 Duración: 02h04min

    Join Kingy and Drisky as they turn their eye to the amazing SNES and Super Famicom and some hidden platform game gems. Games covered are; Super Adventure Island 2 Umihara Kawase (girl with fishing line) Plok Link to Pickford Bros site and Plok Comics: Do-Re-Mi Fantasy - Milon no Dokidoki Daibouken (Elf) Claymates Sutte Hakkun (Colour Penguin) Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel    

  • 267 - Amiga Shooters - Volume 2

    267 - Amiga Shooters - Volume 2

    06/06/2020 Duración: 02h22min

    Join Garron and Drisky as they take you through some more classic Amiga Shooters on Volume 2 of our imaginary compilation of Amiga Shooters. Supercade Book 2 : SEGA Announcement (FOG & Game Gear Mini) : Adventure Game Studio: FS-UAE Emu: Buy Kickstarter roms officially: WHDLoad: The Games: Apidya Game: Manual: Manual Chris Huelsbeck Remaster MP3: Agony Game: Manual : Frank Sauer Website: Frenetic Game: Manual: Killing

  • 266 - Text Adventures

    266 - Text Adventures

    22/05/2020 Duración: 02h50min

    Kingy is joined by 3 fantastic guests in this fascinating topic of text adventures; back to an era when flashy graphics meant nothing, but good writing was everything.   Guests are: Mark Hardisty, curator of Classic Adventurer magazine Tim Gilberts - owner of Gilsoft and the genius behind The Quill, Illustrator and PAW Stefan Vogt - a modern day text adventure author. Show Notes: Classic Adventurer A Gremlin in the Works - Gilsoft adventure systems kindly written in Stefan's Blog -   Stefan's text adventure games -    

  • 265 - Its a British Thing

    265 - It's a British Thing

    08/05/2020 Duración: 02h14min

    In this episode, Professor Will Brooker makes his return visit and chats with Kingy, the oddity that is/was British Gaming. They discuss the obscure British references during the 8-bit era; a time when international sales was but a pipe dream. Join the guys as they take a stroll down suburbia and chat about working class depictions in games.   Show notes: The ZX Spectrum Experience Trailer - Klass of 99 - Skooldaze sequel Games that Weren't

  • 264 - Netplay: The Lockdown Lowdown

    264 - Netplay: The Lockdown Lowdown

    24/04/2020 Duración: 02h39min

    We thought in these strange times, we would look for our listeners how to Netplay, in other words playing classic retro machines remotely. To add to the fun, Kingy and Drisky decided to have a competition of some versus games on the Mega Drive and 32X virtually, where the very honour of our retro gaming crown and our respective countries were at stake.

  • 263 - Cover Tape Wars

    263 - Cover Tape Wars

    09/04/2020 Duración: 02h51min

    Kingy and Drisky dive back into the wonderful world of magazine cover tapes and disks on the Amiga and Spectrum. Cor Blimey!  Howz-about a free exclusive book to accompany show for every listener!!! ... Talk about generous!!!

  • 262 - Best Game of 1987

    262 - Best Game of 1987

    25/03/2020 Duración: 04h54min

    At last, and back my popular demand, the team return to the epic battle-fest that is Best Game of 1987. The lads argued, fought and whittled the list down to a whopping 25 games and then argue their case for their own personal top 5. Which game will be crowned the top game of this year. Join Drisky, Kingy, Ric and Garron as they try their best to entertain you in such a difficult time we are globally living in. Please note that many references made in this episode were recorded prior to the lockdown in which we are all currently living under. Be safe everyone, we will make it through this. Games features in this episode:       1943: BATTLE FOR MIDWAY AFTER BURNER AUF WIEDERSEHEN MONTY BLACK TIGER CALIFORNIA GAMES CONTRA DARIUS DIZZY DOUBLE DRAGON DRAGON SPIRIT DUNGEON MASTER GALAGA 88 HEAD OVER HEELS IK+ LEISURE SUIT LARRY MANIAC MANSION OPERATION WOLF PAC-MANIA R-TYPE RAINBOW ISLANDS RASTAN SHINOBI STREET FIGHTER WARDNER (PYROS in USA) WONDER BOY IN MONSTER LAND   Show notes:- Blast Annual Kickstarter - htt

  • 261 - Arcade Hidden Gems vol 2

    261 - Arcade Hidden Gems vol 2

    13/03/2020 Duración: 02h27min

    Drisky and Kingy return with volume 2 and continue on their journey of rare arcade game discovery. This time, the lads go through Drisky's chosen list.   Games featured in this episode are: Big Karnak Racing Hero EDF Vendetta Cyvern Asura Blade PhotoY2K Super Side Kicks      

  • 260 - Mortal Kombat

    260 - Mortal Kombat

    28/02/2020 Duración: 02h35min

    The kings of retro fighters RetroRic, Matt Lambourne and Matt Aguilera revisit the gory age of the early games of the Mortal Kombat franchise. MK1, MK2, MK3, UMK3 and MK Trilogy.   Talking fatalities, controversies, secrets, censorship, the impact of the franchise and its lasting legacy within the vs fighting scene.    FINISH HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Mortal Kombat II Unlimited   Fergality   Lawsuits   RetroRic   Matt Lambourne  

  • 259 - Hidden Arcade Gems - Volume 1

    259 - Hidden Arcade Gems - Volume 1

    14/02/2020 Duración: 02h09min

    Join Kingy and Drisky as they take you through some obscure arcade gaming gems.   We all love discovering new games and we all get paralysed by the sheer choice of most retro collections, that we thought it would be fun if we choose an obscure gem in each genre for us all to try.   Volume 1 is Kingy's choices with Volume 2 and Drisky's choices coming soon.    We would also love you the listeners to give your suggestions. So come join us  as Kingy suggest some real wonders, we would love for you to try them and tell us what you think... Hidden Gems: Horizontal Shooter : P-47 Fighter                     : The Main Event Platformer               : Magic Crystals Racer                        : World Rally Vertical Shooter      : Change Air Blade Beat 'em Up             : Knuckle Bash Sport                        : Squash (Gaelco) Puzzle                       : Puzz Loop Other Mentions: Captain Macaw Platago! Kingy's itchio games Saint Dragon P-47 Aces Hacha Mecha Fighter  Rock ' n Wrestle WWF Superstar WWF Wre

  • 258 - Amiga Shooters : Volume 1

    258 - Amiga Shooters : Volume 1

    31/01/2020 Duración: 02h08min

    Join Garron and Drisky as they take you through some classic Amiga Shooters. The Games covered: Hybris: Hybris Video Hybris Manual Battle Squadron: Battle Squadron Video Battle Squadron Manual Blood Money: Blood Money Video Blood Money Manual Z-Out: Z-Out Video Z-Out Manual SWIV:SWIV Video SWIV Manual Project X: Special Edition: Project X : SE Video Project X: SE Manual Project X Original Manual Disposable Hero: Disposable Hero Video Disposable Hero Manual Banshee: Banshee Video Banshee Manual This is a great episode and we can't wait to hear from you your favourite Amiga shooters.

  • 257 - 8-bit Memories

    257 - 8-bit Memories

    16/01/2020 Duración: 03h58min

    Join Kingy and Ric in this epic episode where the lads share their memories and chosen games in this exciting 8-bit era.  They mainly focus on the micro-computers of this period; if Commodore, Sinclair, Atari, Acorn and Amstrad floats your boat, then this is the episode for you. Expect gaming anecdotes, the bad humming of tunes and camaraderie driven banter. Combat Hack Red vs Blue   Combat Comeback   Micro Men   Nifty Lifty remake Mario Dream cast Hack   Citadel Randomizer mod   BBC Emulation website Lord of the Rings cartoon trailer   Get Dexter comic strip

  • 256 - Decade By Decade/New Year Bash

    256 - Decade By Decade/New Year Bash

    29/12/2019 Duración: 02h17min

    Join Drisky, Garron, Ric, Jon and Kingy as they drunkenly celebrate the year end and reflect over all the previous decades of gaming. Warning: This episode contains alcohol misuse, swearing and other type of content not suitable for all. You have been warned.   We'd like to thank our of our listeners for making 2009 great and we shall see you all in 2020.

  • 255 - Star Wars Games

    255 - Star Wars Games

    06/12/2019 Duración: 02h14min

    In celebration of the new Star Wars film, ending of a Saga, join Drisky and Kingy as they chat about some of the lesser known Star Wars Games out there, that we love and all mixed in with two big hitters that are our favourites. Don't forget Drisky wrote the book on Star Wars Video Games (literally) way in his time at Retro Asylum, so have a read with this free pdf book that covers every Star Wars game ever made (up to 2014 when it was written)... its a great read and perfect accompaniment to the show. Games covered are: Death Star Interceptor (Spectrum) : [Vid Link] Star Wars (Famicom) : [Vid Link] Star Wars - Attack on the Death Star (X68000) : [Vid Link] Star Wars (Game Gear) : [Vid Link] Star Wars Dark Forces (PC) : [Vid Link] Rogue Squadron 2 : Rogue Leader (Game Cube) : [Vid Link] Star Wars Episode III : Revenge of  Sith (GBA) : [Vid Link] Other notes: Sharp X68000 Emulator : [Vid Link] As always we would love to hear your th

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