The Legend of Retro
The Legend of Retro is your source for all things retro gaming. Join Xander, Chops and Craig as they travel through time to explore games from the Atari generation all the way to the PS2 era. Enjoy Retro Relapse every week when the crew picks a game and gets hands on to discuss it in depth. Join the MCG Discord to have the ability to influence the show and suggest games for the crew to play. Tune in every Thursday for uniquely crafted episodes focusing on specific retro games.
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On this week's episode of The Legend of Retro Podcast, Craig and Xander take a look back at what is arguably the most underrated game in the Legend of Zelda franchise; Link's Awakening. Retro Relapse is ready for some football, and the RPG protagonist battle gets about as hard as it can.
In this week's episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig and Xander really stretch their brains to remember Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest. Listen to Xander talk about how he really digs weird and simple games. Retro Relapse will leave you satisfied, and the RPG Protagonist Battle wraps up round two!
This week on The Legend of Retro Podcast, Craig and Xander answer your questions! It goes way longer than they expected and there were a bunch of technical difficulties recording, but if you sent a question in, chances are they answered it!
Rocktober ends with this episode of The Legend of Retro. Craig takes a back seat as Xander regales about a video game that literally changed his life. Retro relapse gets a little muddy (or clay-y, if you want to get technical) and the RPG Protagonist Battle is a matchup that could have been in round 1.
Rocktober selection: Green Jelly- Carnage Rules
Get ready to rock with The Legend of Retro! Was that too on the nose? Or did I Bonk that right on the head? Craig and Xander look back on caveman Charlie Brown and his head banging adventures. Retro Relapse gets radical, and Xander has a double header in the RPG Protagonist battle.
Rocktober selection: The Minibosses- Mega Man 2
On this episode of The Legend of Retro Craig and Xander discuss Landstalker for Sega Genesis. Why does Japan get all the cool artwork? Retro Relapse lays an egg, and it's another Chops v Chops in the RPG Protagonist Battle!
Rocktober selection: Kozo Nakamura- Dragonblade
In this episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig and Xander celebrate 25 years of Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, which is the roller coaster of the Final Fantasy series. Lots of highs and lows, you probably shouldn't have eaten before hand, but you'll probably keep going back even though it there are probably better things to do. Not my best analogy, but it will do. Bad accents almost ruin Retro Relapse, and the RPG Protagonist battle keeps trucking onward.
Special ROCKtober music: The Black Mages- Clash on the Big Bridge
On this special bonus episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig and Xander lament their failure of acquiring an SNES Classic at midnight. Hear their stories from the line, what they're excited about, and what maybe they aren't so excited about. Recorded live in Xander's car! Enjoy the bonus episode!
In this episode of the Legend of Retro, Craig, Xander, and Dale give their top 10 Super Mario games (from a finite list) and discuss the importance of everyones favorite plumbing here (I don't care what you say, Nintendo, he's still a plumber to me!). Get ready to agree, disagree, and throw your media playing device farther than ever before!
In this episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig and Xander decided to honor the guest characters of Soul Calibur 2 with a guest of their own, Dale (a20sidedninja)! They compare a lot of the games in the series to 2 and share their experiences with arguably the most popular installment in the franchise. Retro Relapse is a killer, and the RPG Protagonist Battle Round 2 continues with what will most likely be a landslide vote.
On this week's episode of the Legend of Retro, Craig and Xander visit Angel Island and discuss the good and bad halves of the soundtrack to Sonic the Hedgehog 3. They try to focus on some interesting points of the game, but get totally sidetracked by the unique situation surrounding the music. Retro Relapse rocks and rolls all night long, sweet Suzie. And the RPG Protagonist Battle keeps rolling through round 2!
The Legend of Retro takes a nap and Craig and Xander are left to explore the dreamworld of the subconscious. Or are they? Is it all real? Or just a dream? You'll have to listen to find out! Find out of the guys have a type in Retro Relapse, and round two of the RPG Protagonist Battle finally begins!
The Rhythm of Retro returns! Craig WK and Xander share the mix tape of their relationship. Ever wanted to know a musical history of our hosts? Here's your chance! Rhythm of Retro will be returning soon so keep an eye out on motorcitygaming.com and on the Legend of Retro facebook group to see how you can get involved!
In this episode of The Legend of Retro, Craig WK and Xander finally start to geek out over what is arguably their favorite game of all time, EarthBound. Admittedly, this is more of a quick retrospective of why the game is so great in hopes that everyone who hasn't played it finally gets inspired to do so. This is a spoiler free episode! Part 2 is coming soon, but not right away so you have time to play! Retro Relapse stays true to the theme of the episode, and the RPG Protagonist Battle is between the popular kid, and the home schooled kid.
This week on the Legend of Retro podcast, Craig WK and Xander shake things up (not stir) by talking about the classic shooter Goldeneye 007. Who's gonna pick Odd Job, what's the best gun, and what cheats should you use? You should probably ask someone else, because these guys are stuck in the past! Retro Relapse is on the hunt for sandwiches, and the RPG Protagonist battle draws so close to the end of round 1 with a lady from the moon and a thing from the swamp.
This week on the Legend of Retro podcast, Craig WK and Xander join the Nintendo Fun Club and encourage you to do so as well as they look back on the boxing classic, Punch-Out!! There's too much history to stay contained to the classic NES title, but they do their best. Hear the guys clown around during Retro Relapse, and the RPG Protagonist battle marches on between two drunk guys.
This week on the Legend of Retro, Craig WK and Xander discuss some of their favorite villains. Hear them gush about the bad guys for once. Of course there are far too many great villains to have this contained to one episode, so if your favorite was skipped let us know and we'll talk about them the next time we undoubtedly talk about villains! And remember: evil will always triumph, because good is dumb!
The Legend of Retro was at the Michigan Science Center for After Dark: Vintage Video Games 4. Were you? If yes, you probably couldn't hear us very well. If no, you couldn't hear us at all. Either way, now you can hear Chops, Xander, and LPJ talk about the event, arcade games, and a little bit of Mega Man. Recorded live at the Michigan Science Center After Dark: Vintage Video Games 4 7/20/2017.
This week on the Legend of Retro, Craig WK and Xander go looking for [the Relic] in Threads of Fate. The guys stay mostly on track, but can't help but get a little sidetracked about dumb things from their past. Retro Relapse is a long road of ruin and the RPG Protagonist Battle is very on topic!
The Legend of Retro takes a trip to Castlevania this week to discuss Aria of Sorrow. Find out about Craig's secret hobby, Retro Relapse is the key to happiness, and the RPG protagonist battle continues with combatants from space!
Craig and Xander talk about Cave Story in this weeks Legend of Retro. This game is older than you realize! Haven't played it yet? Want to avoid spoilers? Well, come back later! Retro Relapse shows something shiny in an alley, and the RPG protagonist battle is between a vegetable and a boy in a cartoon world.
Chops and Xander are joined yet again by Craig W.K. to talk about the Gameboy Advance Classic: Advance Wars. It sort of spans all generations of the series, but focuses primarily on Advance Wars, Advance Wars 2, and Advance Wars: Dual Strike. Xander makes a poor financial decision, we go way back for Retro Relapse, and the RPG Protagonist Battle continues with an underworld dragoon and... some other guy.
Welcome to The Legend of Retro Theater. Chops, Xander, and other Motor City Gaming elite treat you to a dramatic retelling of the Game Boy classic; Bionic Commando. No Retro Relapse or RPG protagonist battle today, just the action ride of a lifetime! Special thanks to Grimlock, JazzEFiddle, DeaditeKnight, Cable2kx, Jade, and Craig for helping voice this epic tale of war and awesomeness.
On this week's episode of The Legend of Retro, hop on a star with Chops and Xander and take a trip to Dream Land to learn the legal history of everyone's favorite pink puff ball. The RPG Protagonist Battle returns with a dragon master and a samurai, and this week's Legend of Retro gets a hyper grade of F and Zero. Also, some Twisted Metal closure!
This weeks Legend of Retro wraps up the IGN Top 100 RPGs of All Time list. Things go moderately well until Chops reads the Game Informer list and all H-E-Double Hockey-sticks breaks loose. Did your favorite RPG make the cut? Let us know at motorcitygaming.com!
The Legend of Retro continues to review IGN’s Top 100 RPG’s of all time with special guests Craig and Grimlock. Things heat up as the list approaches the top. Part 3 of 4. Stay tuned for the next episode for the thrilling conclusion!
The Legend of Retro continues it's review on IGN's Top 100 RPGs of All Time. Craig and Grim join Chops and Xander as they speak about the cultural relevance of so many games and argue about others. Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4. We can't recommend it enough!
The Legend of Retro, Video Game Snobbery, and GameZilla collide as Xander, Chops, Craig, and Grimlock join together to tackle IGN's Top 100 RPG's of All-Time. This is the first of a series of episodes about this list. This week we focus on #100-75 and Chops chimes in with another list. No Retro Relapse this week, but tons of memory relapsing about retro games, so that's close enough, right?
In this episode of The Legend of Retro, Steven kidnaps Xander and locks Chops out of the studio. Steven brings in special guests JazzEFiddle and 5 Mile Rick to talk about retro sports games. We're not sure how this episode got recorded, but here it is anyway.
This week on The Legend of Retro, take a deep Breath of Fire for the fourth time. Or maybe just take a listen as Chops and Xander talk about Breath of Fire IV. Retro Relapse is a secret mission from The Glitch, and the RPG Protagonist battle continues with dragons and dinosaurs!