Retro Gaming Podcast – Episode 29: Or Worse, Canada!


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 29: Or Worse.. Canada! In this episode we talk about:

  • Austin's first retro computer!--The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A
  • Sonic R (Sega Saturn)
  • Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Saturn/Genesis/PC)--Load times, thoughts, and slight version differences!
  • Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing (360/PC)
  • Flicky (Sega Genesis)
  • The 3D bonus area found in Sonic Jam for the Sega Saturn
  • Do we think that not having a full-fledged SEGA-developed Sonic title hurt the Saturn?
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
  • Brief talk about Austin's iMac G3
  • Tornadoes in Green Bay, WI?
  • Tube (Atari Jaguar homebrew)
  • Brief talk about our audio recording setup
  • Two Goodwill PC pickups--Soultrap, and "Aftershock" for Quake
  • Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) and its bugs!
  • The Top Cut Pokemon web site--Kris's featured work/images
  • Austin's "want" of the Commodore 64 computer
  • Thoughts on the preservation of games and original source code, as well as the Prince of Persia preservation project
  • Listener Question #1: What were our first gaming addictions?
  • Listener Question #2: What do we think about various forms of digital recreation, including Virtual Pinball, as well as emulation of videogame systems?
  • "Lost in Translation", a follow-up!
  • Legend of Zelda (NES)
  • Super Mario Bros. (NES)
  • Quake (PC)
  • Unreal Tournament III (PC)

YouTube/Podcast mentions during this episode:


The Binary Piecast:

Happy Video Game Nerd (aka Derek Alexander):


Stock Photo Exchange: Prince of Persia preservation article:


Background music: “Pinball Spring” by Kevin MacLeod

Questions or suggestions? Leave a comment below and we will talk about it on a future episode! You can also send us an e-mail!




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!