Retro Gaming Podcast – Episode 25: Block Dropper!


This is the IMPLANTgames retro gaming podcast with Kris and Austin, the show where we talk about old school games, collecting, YouTube and more. This is Episode 25: Block Dropper! In this episode we talk about:

  • Puzzle games! - Wetrix (Dreamcast, N64, Game Boy Color) - Flip Out! (Atari Jaguar) - Baku Baku (Sega Saturn) - Arkanoid - Bust-A-Move series (Neo-Geo CD, SNES, 3DO, Saturn) - Fantavision (PlayStation 2) - Magnetis (Steam/PC; Wii)
  • Music & Rhythm games: - DJ Hero - Guitar Hero - Dance Dance Revolution - Amplitude + Frequency (PlayStation 2) - Boom Boom Rocket - Guitar Freaks/DrumMania/KeyboardMania - Rock Band
  • Towers II: Plight of the Stargazer (Atari Jaguar)
  • Sega Dreamcast: Did a lack of EA games a reason the platform failed?
  • Sega Dreamcast: Did piracy hurt the system?
  • NFL 2K (Dreamcast)
  • An inside joke: Austin shooting his camcorder at his TV!
  • A typical day in the life of Go-Karting, featuring Kris.
  • Songbird Productions
  • ReBoot (Atari Jaguar homebrew developer)

Background music: “Pinball Spring” by Kevin MacLeod

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Throughout my life I have been an avid gamer. My early years in particular consisted of growing up with platforms like the Atari VCS/2600, NES, and Master System. Naturally, that led into platforms like the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Sega CD/32X, Sega Saturn, Virtual Boy, etc. In the mid to late 1990's, I realized (as a fledgling teenager with little disposable income) that I could obtain those systems that I once thought were completely out of my reach as a child (Neo-Geo, Atari Jaguar, CD-i, 3DO, etc.), and it was from there that I went into a long-term phase of discovering, experiencing and collecting consoles--just about anything I could get my hands on. While I enjoy the occasional modern game, these days time is limited outside of my many hobbies, so I tend to hover towards quick pick-up-and-play types of games, via generations I truly grew up with: Shoot 'em ups, arcade style beat 'em ups, platformers, light gun shooters, and racing games. Not to mention pinball games, something new (to me) that has become a main focal point of interest. In addition to the podcast with Kris, I also create a variety of content on my own YouTube Channel, including video game reviews, Long Plays, and Let's Plays. Many of these you will be able to find here at IMPLANTgames!