Retrograde #15.5: Xmas Special 2012

1 hour 40 mins - Published Sat, Dec 22, 2012 by Anthony Hobday, Jack Marshall, James MacFadyen, Lysanne Fisher and Marc Tourle

Welcome to the Christmas Special 2012 for Retrograde! The Retrograde team get together, drink, laugh, and try crush each-other in a battle of Retro-goodness to claim the Retrograde cup.

Join me, Jack Marshall, and my co-hosts Lysanne FisherAnthony Hobday and James MacFadyen as we battle in the first annual Retrograde cup! Overseeing the entire competition we have our special referee Marc Tourle. First up we have a retro gaming quiz filled with far too difficult questions covering all areas of retro gaming.

Then each of us deliver up a retro-game as we battle to the death. Well; not to death, but until someone is crying. We have Jump n Bump, Super Bomberman 2, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, and… erm… Bop-It. Also, in the middle we throw in a music-theme round as well as a final deciding lightning round! Who will win!? Who will cry!? And who thought it would be a good idea to drink while we recorded!?

So; get those Santa hats on and sit back and enjoy a special Retrograde filled with drunken blurriness and far too much competitiveness. Also, don’t forget to head over to iTunes and pop a lovely review down for us. We’ll even send you a spiffing Limited Edition Rare Special Edition Super Retrograde Badge!

For the first time ever in Retrograde’s history as well we even recorded us playing the games from the Xmas special. You can enjoy these below.

First up we have me and James going tooth to tooth over Jump N Bump.

Then we have a vicious and confusing game of Super Bomberman 2.

And lastly a scraping time playing Street Fighter 2 Turbo.


Retrograde is a fortnightly retro gaming show launched on the CSICON network in May 2012. Each episode focuses on one game from yesteryear chosen by one of our Retrograde team, who put the game under scrutiny as well as talk about the history and legacy of the game and its overall impact on the gaming world. Join your hosts as they suit up and brave the world of sprites and chip tunes.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Anthony Hobday, Jack Marshall, Lysanne Fisher and Marc Tourle. The show also has its own Twitter account at @retrogradeshow.

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