As adults, we may do the proper research before plunking down our hard-earned cash on a new video game, but this wasn’t always the case. Years ago, our developing brains weren’t quite as skilled at impulse control, leading to some particularly painful cases of buyer’s remorse. On this episode of Retronauts Micro, join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Kat Bailey, and Mikel Reparaz as they discuss the unfortunate purchasing decisions that still haunt them to this day.
Didn’t play The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask? You’re not alone! With most of the world being wrapped up in PlayStation 2-mania during that memorable month of October 2000, this black sheep of the Zelda family went forgotten, only to build up a devoted following over the past 15 years. And, with a 3DS remake on the way, there’s never been a better time to talk about why Majora’s Mask is simply unforgettable. On this episode, join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, and Laser Time’s Chris Antista as they live out the end of their three-day cycles discussing one of the greatest Zeldas of all time.
The Retronauts holiday tradition continues with a fourth trip to our cabin in Parts Unknown, and, due to popular demand, this year’s special marks a return to the Movie Month style of episodes we did a few years ago! Join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, and Laser Time’s Chris Antista for a long, painful look at 2009’s Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, a box office bomb that’s mostly been forgotten (and with good reason).
Our season premiere is finally here—hooray! But before I dispense with the download links, please absorb this minor note about Retronauts’ next year. This blog will still offer links to the newest episode, but for detailed show notes, you’re going to want to head over to USgamer, and maybe click on a few other things while you’re there. (We promise it won’t hurt.) Now, on with the show!
“Retronauts is back for a brand-new season! And what better way to celebrate our crowdfunding success than an entire episode devoted to failure? In this season premiere, join Jeremy Parish, Ray Barnholt, Bob Mackey, and special guest Brett Elston (of Capcom Unity) as the crew discusses some of the most spectacular flops in video game history.”
Bob here with a super-quick message, which shouldn’t be a mystery if you read the headline preceding this blog post—and who wouldn’t? That said, if you’re one of our friendly, handsome/beautiful Patreon backers, go log in to your account NOW NOW NOW because our season premiere is live! And if you’re still on the fence about being a patron, just one dollar a month—that’s 25 cents a week, in case you forgot how money works—will get you each episode seven days in advance, which will make you the envy of your bridge group or knitting circle. Thanks again for all of your support, and we’ll see you next week with the typical notes and rigamarole we usually post with every episode.