Retrograde #2: Gunstar Heroes

59 mins - Published Wed, Jun 6, 2012 by Anthony Hobday, Jack Marshall, James MacFadyen and Lysanne Fisher

Welcome to episode two of Retrograde! For our second episode, we take a look at the run-and-gun platformer Gunstar Heroes.

Join me, Jack Marshall, with my co-hosts Anthony Hobday, Lysanne Fisher, and James MacFadyen as we set our laser sights to the 1993 classic run-and-gun platformer Gunstar Heroes.

Chosen by Anthony Hobday; this week we discuss the ins and outs of the pixel luscious Gunstar Heroes for Genesis/Mega Drive. We discuss the game’s now legendary soundtrack which, as mentioned by Lysanne Fisher in the show, has been covered in many various forms, including a heavy-metal cover. We go into detail over the offline co-op in the game and discuss the history of the development studio Treasure. Lastly, we each give our final Retrograde stamp to the game with some surprisingly varied results.

Tune in and retro up to episode two of Retrograde! Make sure to tune in and explode out!


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.

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