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Nerd Cave Retro

By Nerd Cave Retro Podcast
Nerd Cave Retro is a podcast dedicated to those who grew up in the '80s and '90s with classic Nintendo games. Hosts Derek Diamond and Jason Robbins discuss their memories of NES and SNES games, and offer advice to those who want to get into collecting the classics.
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Vol. 238 - Spider-Man PS1

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Vol. 242 - AGGELOS
This week, the Atari Lynx is getting 4 new games,  Pokemon Oreos are a thing, rumors of a retailer discovering hundreds of sealed SNES games, and we review the side-scrolling action-RPG style indie game AGGELOS from PQube Games.   --Check out our merch: www.ncrmerch.com   --www.nerdcaveretro.com   --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro  
01:10:16
September 16, 2021
NCR Commentary: Big Trouble in Little China
This month's Commentary was selected by YOU, the Patrons! Derek, Jason, & Wally watch the 1986 John Carpenter Classic, Big Trouble in Little China. Do Derek and Jason love this movie? Does Wally think it's overrated and Jason is crazy for loving it so much? Find out on this month's Patreon funded commentary track! --Check out our merch: www.ncrmerch.com --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/jayfunktastic
01:46:05
September 13, 2021
Vol. 241 - Kingdom Rush
This week @TheRealBigWall fills in for Derek and we discuss  the new allegations in the retrogaming auction controversy, Pokemon Krispy Kreme, the Museum of Pinball shutting it's doors, & Jason reviews Kingdom Rush!   --Check out our merch: www.ncrmerch.com     --www.nerdcaveretro.com   --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro      -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/jayfunktastic
57:35
September 9, 2021
Vol. 240 - The Lost Vikings
This week, The Metroid: Dread trailer gives us a look at a classic villain, the GBA is getting its first release in 13 years, Nintendo Switch might be getting GameBoy and GBA games soon, This Month in Video Game History, and Jason review The Lost Vikings for the SNES.   --Check out our merch: www.ncrmerch.com   --www.nerdcaveretro.com --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro    -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/jayfunktastic
59:09
September 2, 2021
Vol. 239 - Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Derek Returns!!! This week, Quake gets a remaster, Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remaster may not be this year, Sega renews trademarks on 3 obscure Mega Drive games, the 2 million dollar SMB might have been a scam, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews Crash Bandicoot: Warped for the PS1.   --Check out our merch: www.ncrmerch.com   --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro    -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/jayfunktastic
01:14:38
August 26, 2021
Vol. 238 - Spider-Man PS1
This week, @JacobCCraig fills in for Derek and we discuss Idris Elba as Knuckles in Sonic 2,  another copy of SMB sells for a ridiculous amount of money, Turnip Boy getting a physical Switch release, and then Jacob reviews Spider-Man for the PS1.    -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/jayfunktastic  --Check out our merch: www.ncrmerch.com   --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:02:59
August 12, 2021
Vol. 237 - Activision/Blizzard Roundtable
This week, @MollyPopGirl, @StephieLooHoo, & @JoeyImageTV join the show to discuss the Activision/Blizzard situation and what we can do to change the climate of harassment & discrimination in the Gaming Community and the world at large. *This is a heavy episode and there are things that are discussed that may be triggering for some. Check out our merch shop: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:26:40
August 6, 2021
NCR Commentary June 2021 - Ducktales & The Real Ghostbusters
*This episode did not survive the trip to Anchor.fm, so it is being re-uploaded for your enjoyment! This month @TheRealBigWall joins us to do commentary tracks for Ducktales S1:E2  "Wrongway to Ronguay" & The Real Ghostbusters S1:E8 "When Halloween Was Forever". We had a BLAST making this episode and we hope you enjoy it as well! --Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
59:28
August 2, 2021
NCR Commentary July 2021: Ducktales & Spider-Man
It's that time again kids! This month we continue our commentary tracks for Ducktales S1:E3 "Three Ducks of the Condor" & we also add a new show to the roster, the 1994 Marvel Spider-Man Series S1:E1 "Night of the Lizard". We have such a blast doing these commentary tracks and it's all because of YOU! We couldn't do these without your patronage, so thank you from the bottom of our childlike hearts. --Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
55:47
August 2, 2021
Vol. 236 - Neon Abyss
This week, our community manager @Bethany_Fox1 fills in for Derek and we discuss the PUBG animated series headed to Netflix, Steam Deck specs, the 3 new titles coming to the SNES Switch online collection, & a review of NEON ABYSS. --Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/jayfunktastic
01:08:07
July 29, 2021
Vol. 235 - Kid Chameleon
This week, Derek returns!!! We talk about Nintendo denying another Switch revision, Dying Light Platinum Edition coming to Switch, Streets of Rage 4 "Mr. X" DLC, Cancelled Resident Evil game for the Saturn unearthed, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews Kid Chameleon for the Sega Genesis. --Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:00:26
July 22, 2021
Vol. 234 - Magical Drop II
This week, @TheRealBigWall fills in for Derek and we discuss the new Super Mario Bros. movie affected by new deal with Universal and Peacock, Super Mario 64 sells for 1.5 Million dollars, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl coming this fall, and Wally reviews Magical Drop 2 for the SNES. --Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com --Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:01:20
July 15, 2021
Vol. 233 - BioShock Remastered
This week, @IamtheRampage fills in for Derek and we discuss Robocop: Rogue City FPS coming soon, Nintendo working to increase appeal of Switch Online and also unveils the Switch OLED model, and Jason reviews BioShock Remastered. #Retro Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:09:27
July 8, 2021
Vol. 232 - Destroy All Humans!
This week, @OpenMicers co-host @JacobCCraig fills in for Derek and we discuss the follow up to the KFC Console with KFC's Hot Winger 64 Retro Arcade Machine, Mega Drive Mini's getting useless but nostalgic accessories, a new device to play GBA games on your PC, and Jason reviews Destroy All Humans! for the PS2.  Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:03:07
July 1, 2021
Vol. 231 - Cuphead
This week, Castlevania Advance Collection possibly revealed, Sonic Prime concept art leaks, Pokemon Company gets litigious, Nintendo finally responds to Switch Pro rumors, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews Cuphead. #Retro Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
59:36
June 24, 2021
Vol. 230 - Fortnite
This week, Official NCR Fact Checker @TheRealBigWall fills in for Derek and we talk about Nintendo announcing a brand new 2D Metroid game: Metroid Dread, a new Zelda Game & Watch coming for Christmas, BotW2 footage released, Castlevania spinoff ordered at Netflix, & Wally reviews Fortnite (yes, we know it's not retro... but that's ok). Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:04:33
June 17, 2021
NCR Commentary - Ducktales (1987)
This month, relive your Disney Afternoon's with us as we are joined by NCR Official Fact Checker Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) to watch Ducktales (the original 1987 series) Season 1; Episode 1: "Don't Give Up the Ship".  Woo-hoo! Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
30:01
June 11, 2021
Vol. 229 - Streets of Rage 4
This week, Community Spotlight Member ATLAS joins us to talk about the Super Mario Bros. extended cut, EA pulling the plug on Need for Speed games, the House of the Dead remake headed to Switch, and Jason reviews Streets of Rage 4. #Retro #Retrogames Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:00:57
June 10, 2021
Vol. 228 - Pensacon Panel 2021
This week  it's our Pensacon Panel for 2021! We were joined by the official NCR Fact Checker @Therealbigwall to talk about What the Digital Era means for Retrogaming. Enjoy! Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
49:21
June 2, 2021
Vol. 227 - Donkey Konga
This week, Mega Man: The Wiley Wars is getting a physical reprint, Limited Run Games announces two Double Dragon physical releases for the Switch, Konami may be outsourcing it's IP's soon, & Derek reviews Donkey Konga for the Nintendo GameCube.   Visit our Merch Store: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
57:58
May 27, 2021
Vol. 226 - Prehistorik Man
This week the Official NCR Fact Checker @TheRealBigWall fills in for Derek as we discuss the SPii Portable, Zombies Ate My Neighbors returning to consoles, 5 more SNES and NES titles coming to the Switch, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Prehistorik Man for the SNES.   Get our merch: ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
58:48
May 20, 2021
Vol. 225 - Kenny James (Bowser) Interview
This week, Derek has the pleasure of chatting with voice actor Kenny James AKA the voice of Bowser! Kenny joins the show to talk about how he got into voice acting at the age of forty, having the creative freedom to give Bowser his own “voice”, his work in the anime genre, his favorite Mario game, and his upcoming appearance at Pensacon. Follow Kenny on Twitter (@KennyJamesBowsr) and Instagram (@KennyJamesBowser) Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
46:46
May 12, 2021
NCR April Commentary - Brainscan
This month, @therealbigwall joins us as we watch the 1994 film Brainscan, starring Edward Furlong and Frank Langella (he played Skeletor ya know!). Watch along with us won't you?! Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
01:39:55
May 7, 2021
Vol. 224 - Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
This week for our Community Spotlight we are joined by John Jekel (@MixxMaster11) and he joins us to discuss a Golden Wii made for Queen Elizabeth II is now up for auction, Castlevania: Resurrection has been restored and released online, the Evercade VS is coming this year, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
01:00:44
May 6, 2021
Vol. 223 - Pac-Man 99
This week, Jason is psychic because The Noid returns to the public, Japanese Retro Game Store "Super Potato" creates and international ebay store, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion hits the Switch, Metal Gear Solid may be getting a remake, and Jason reviews Pac-Man 99 for the Nintendo Switch. #Retrogames Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
52:34
April 29, 2021
Vol. 222 - Top 5 Weirdest Ad Mascots
This week we are joined by @TheRealBigWall to discuss new retrogaming ornaments from Hallmark, a new SMB speedrun breakthrough, LEGO Luigi, and then we reveal our Top 5 Weirdest Advertising Mascots. #Retro Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
01:13:28
April 22, 2021
Vol. 221 - Fire 'n Ice
This week, a cancelled Castlevania game for the Dreamcast get resurrected, Doc Cosmos is coming to GameBoy Color, Atari splits into two divisions, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Fire 'n Ice for the NES. #Retrogaming Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
59:58
April 15, 2021
Vol. 220 - Journey to Silius
This week we have our Community Spotlight Episode with Fact Checker to the Fact Checker, Tyler Watson (@Daimaoh1985), an SMB cart sells for $660K, Pac-Man 99 drops on the Nintendo Switch, & Jason Reviews Journey to Silius for the #NES. Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
01:02:18
April 8, 2021
NCR Commentary March 2021
It's that time again kids!! This month we do two for one commentary tracks. To start off we do The Muppet Show S4:E17 with Mark Hammill available on Disney+, then we do The Real Ghostbusters S1:E7 "Mr. Sandman, Dream me a Dream". Thank you Patrons for making these commentary episodes possible! Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
01:15:36
April 7, 2021
Vol. 219 - Pepsiman
This week, Microsoft is looking to buy Discord for 10 Billion, Doom 1-3 getting a physical relese on Switch, a sealed SMB could become the most expensive video game collectible, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Pepsiman for the PS1. Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
58:14
April 2, 2021
Vol. 218 - Yo! Noid
This week, the 2021 World Video Game Hall of Fame finalists announced, Sony will be closing PS Vita and PS3 online stores, original Mario Bros. CIB sells for $75k, Samurai Showdown prototype literally found under a tree, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Yo! Noid for the #NES. Get our merch at www.ncrmerch.com Join our Patreon at: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
57:29
March 26, 2021
Vol. 217 - Trials of Mana
This week, Jason has to make good on his bet with @TheRealBigWall and shave his moustache to look like Hulk Hogan's, Activision/Blizzard lays off 50 employees and gives the CEO a huge bonus, Transparent Retro consoles are back in style, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Trials of Mana. #Retrogames #Retro Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
01:06:47
March 18, 2021
Vol. 216 - Metaloid: Origins
This week, we discuss some of what were the weirdest advertising mascots since the 80s, a new TMNT: Shredder's Revenge game dropping, the Polymega has hit more snags, a damageless Ninja Gaiden run has finally been achieved after 30+ years, and then Jason reviews Metaloid: Origin for the Nintendo Switch. Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
58:09
March 12, 2021
Vol. 215 - LoZ: Oracle of Seasons/Ages
This week we have a Community Spotlight Episode with DonnerPartyof5 (@DeadPodRyan) of the Dead Podcast Society Podcast! We talk about the supposed new Switch model due this year, Nintendo giving the WiiU an update out of nowhere, SEGA plans for Sonic's 30th Anniversary, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews LoZ-Oracle of Seasons/Ages. Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch: www.ncrmerch.com
01:07:43
March 5, 2021
NCR Commentary - The Transformers: The Movie
We're back with another monthly commentary paid for by YOU! This month, Official Fact Checker Wally Phelps joins us to commentate on the 1986 classic The Transformers: The Movie. And remember... You got the touch, You got the power! Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:34:44
March 3, 2021
Vol. 214 - Donkey Kong Roundtable
This week, Mortal Kombat II Arcadu1Up machines are available for preorder, Republic Commando blasts onto PS4/5 & Switch, an incredibly rare SEGA arcade game found rotting in a field in Ireland, This Month in Video Game History, & we have a retrospective discussion of the Donkey Kong series. #Retrogaming Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch at: www.ncrmerch.com
01:08:34
February 26, 2021
Vol. 213 - Kid Dracula
This week, the N64 Turok games are coming to PS4, a Twisted Metal series is coming from Cobra Kai and Deadpool writers, Skyward Sword HD coming to the Switch, This Month in Video Game History, and Jason reviews Kid Dracula from the Castlevania Anniversary Series. #Retrogaming Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
58:55
February 19, 2021
Vol. 212 - Bonk's Adventure
This week, Jason Momoa may be the voice of Knuckles in Sonic 2, LEGO is making a Sonic Mania themed set, Resident Evil returns to the big screen, the NES is getting a new game, & a new Kickstarter by Howard Phillips called GameMaster Classified needs your money, and Derek reviews Bonk's Adventure for the TurboGrafx-16. #Retrogames Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Get our Merch at: NCR Merch at TeePublic
01:01:51
February 12, 2021
Vol. 211 - Resident Evil 3 Remake
This week we are joined for our Community Spotlight with Carlos Longoria (@IAmTheRampage1) about his role in the NCR Community, & he joins us to talk about Netflix's newest Sonic Prime series coming in 2022, a newly unearthed NES Ducktales Prototype, and then Jason reviews the Resident Evil 3 Remake. Follow Carlos at: streamerlinks.com/iamtherampage Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:10:56
February 5, 2021
NCR Commentary SMB Super Show/ Sonic X
It's that time of the month again! This month we are joined as usual by Mr. Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) to commentate on Super Mario Bros Super Show S1:E3 "King Mario of Cramalot" & Sonic X S1:E1 "Chaos Control Freaks". Both episodes can be found on Netflix. Enjoy!! Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
54:09
February 3, 2021
Vol. 210 - Metroid Roundtable
This week, Capcom overhauls their RE4 remake, Blizzard brings in Vicarious Visions to help with Diablo 2 remake, Plex launches a new online "Arcade" feature, & Nate (@RetroGamingDev) returns to the show to talk with us about the entire Metroid series. #Retrogaming Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/NerdCaveRetro
01:06:05
January 29, 2021
Vol. 209 - LoZ: The Wind Waker
This week, Derek Returns! We talk about a Steam competitor catering to Retro Games called Bleem, an SNES Back to the Future RPG that we almost got, Amazon accidentally spills Metroid Prime 4 release date, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the Nintendo GameCube. Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:08:05
January 22, 2021
Vol. 208 - Among Us
This week, Lucasfilm games and Ubisoft team up for new Star Wars gaming adventures, Mike Tyson wants to make a new Punch-Out!! game with Nintendo, This Month in Video Game History, & Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) fills in for Derek and reviews the indie smash hit, Among Us.  Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:05:01
January 15, 2021
Vol. 207 - Resident Evil HD Remaster
This week, we do our community spotlight section with NCR Discord Community Manager @Bethany_Fox1, Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) fills in for Derek as we discuss Gerard Butler being cast as Kratos in the God of War film, will we get a 4K Switch Pro this year, Toshihiro Nagoshi is up for another F-Zero game, and Jason reviews Resident Evil HD Remaster for the Nintendo Switch. Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:28:36
January 7, 2021
NCR Christmas Commentary Tracks
Ho! Ho! Ho! This month we are commentating on two, count 'em TWO Christmas episodes from the best animated shows of our youth. The first is The Real Ghostbusters (S1: Ep. 13) "Xmas Marks the Spot", and then we finish with Batman: The Animated Series (S1: Ep. 38) "Christmas with the Joker". Thank you so much for supporting the show and we couldn't do these without YOU! So that being said, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all! Join our Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:01:27
December 25, 2020
Vol. 206 - Top 5 Games We Played This Year
This week, The Astro-Mini from Sega might be worth the money, Capcom shows off footage of Ghost's N' Goblins Remake, KFC made a console for some reason, and we do our Top 5 Games We Played This Year. #Retrogaming Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:05:23
December 24, 2020
Vol. 205 - Home Alone (SNES)
This week, Actraiser soundtrack is getting a vinyl and cd release, Among Us surprise launches on the Nintendo Switch, #Disney+ is getting a metric ton of new Marvel and Star Wars programming, & then Jason reviews Home Alone for the #SNES. #Retro Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/nerdcaveretro
01:14:35
December 17, 2020
Vol. 204 - Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
This week, Sonic hits One Billion Copies Sold, Street Fighter 2 documentary on Kickstarter, Nintendo has best October sales to date, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for the Nintendo Switch. #Retro Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:04:34
December 10, 2020
Vol. 203 - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Remaster)
This week, Super Nintendo World opens in Japan in February, SEGA had a VR headset in the 90's, DOOM: Eternal on the Switch is huge, This Month in Video Game History, & we review Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Remaster) for the Nintendo Switch. Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:08:47
December 3, 2020
Vol. 202 - Altered Beast
Happy Thanksgiving! This week, PUMA has some new NES sneakers, lots of remake rumors in Capcom leak, Sealed copy of SMB3 sells for big bucks, This month in video game history, & Derek reviews Altered Beast for the Sega Genesis. #Retrogames Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:10:34
November 26, 2020
NCR Flashback
This week, while Derek is on vacation, we look back at the early days of the Nerd Cave Retro Show. This is a crossover episode with the Nerd Cave and the Pop Culture Palate episode. Originally released June 28, 2015, this episode features Jason, Derek,  Official NCR Fact Checker Wally Phelps, Comic book artist Steve Scott, and of course Robbie Rawls, & Zack Dykes. Join our Patreon! www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:00:53
November 19, 2020
Vol. 201 - Wallachia: Reign of Dracula
This week, we talk about GameStop Flexpay, spiritual successor to Zelda II coming to Switch, Full album of Banjo-Kazooie remixes coming soon from its composer Grant Kirkhope, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Wallachia: Reign of Dracula for the Nintendo Switch.
54:03
November 12, 2020
Vol. 200 - Chrono Trigger
We made it to 200! This episode, a new Gameboy game called Dragonborne is coming in 2021, Retrogame Ugly-sweaters are gonna be the rage, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason and Derek both review the SNES classic, Chrono Trigger. Join our Patreon! www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:29:57
November 5, 2020
Vol. 199 - Halloween '18
Happy Halloween! This year for our annual Horror Themed episode we are joined by @JoeyImageTV to talk about the true sequel to the 1978 Classic John Carpenter's Halloween, Halloween '18. (That's not confusing at all.) Join our Patreon! www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro
01:08:42
October 31, 2020
Vol. 198 - Castlavania 64
This week, Microsoft & Nintendo have a "Very good relationship", Switch is the best selling console for a record 22 months, NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro is the ultimate retrogaming Prime Day gift, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek continues Halloween Horror Month with Castlevania 64 for the N64.
01:16:34
October 22, 2020
Vol. 197 - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Halloween Horror Month Continues! This week, GameStop announced partnership with Microsoft, Sega's next micro console could be the Dreamcast, Amazon Prime day is upon us, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Castevania: Rondo of Blood for the PC Engine.
01:02:21
October 15, 2020
Mortal Kommentary
This month for your Patron listening pleasure, Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) joins us once again as we commentate on the 1994 smash hit, Mortal Kombat!
01:41:54
October 9, 2020
Vol. 196 - Ghoul Patrol
This week, someone made an NES game that tracks the ISS, Super Mario 35 now available on the Switch, Atari VCS finally starts shipping, we give tribute to the King Edward Van Halen, & Derek reviews Ghoul Patrol for the SNES.
01:01:30
October 8, 2020
Vol. 195 - Splatterhouse
Halloween Horror Month Begins! This week, Hamster announces 15 games for the Arcade Archives series, NES Smash Bros. style game will be wi-fi enabled, SEGA teases a new Virtua Fighter game, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Splatterhouse for the Turbo-Grafx 16.
01:03:44
October 1, 2020
Vol. 194 - World of Illusion
This week, SMB3 prototype sells for $31K, Sonic 30th Anniversary Logo revealed, new NES & SNES titles drop for Switch Online, Nintendo discontinues the 3DS, & Derek reviews World of Illusion for the Sega Genesis.
01:03:04
September 24, 2020
Vol. 193 - The Guardian Legend
This week we talk about all the new Super Mario 35th Anniversary goodies that Nintendo just dropped, The Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. edition get resurrected, Retro Studios hires industry veteran to get Metroid Prime 4 on track, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews The Guardian Legend for the #NES.
01:00:07
September 10, 2020
Vol. 192 - Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
This week, the Polymega looks to be an awesome retro console, Nintendo might release and upgraded Switch in 2021, Puma releasing Mario 35th Anniversary sneakers, & Derek reviews Wario land: Super Mario Land 3 for the GameBoy. #Retrogames
01:14:12
September 3, 2020
The TMNT NES Roundtable
This week we have a roundtable discussion about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the #NES. Does it deserve the hate? Is it a good or bad game? Has it aged well? We talk with @RetroGamingDev & @TheRealBigWall about all this and more! #Retrogames #TMNT
01:01:08
August 27, 2020
NCR - Street Fighter: The Commentary
This week we do our monthly Patreon Commentary Track for 1994's Jean Claude Van-Damme Classic: Street Fighter. Which just so happens to be Raul Julia's final performance and the greatest smoking jacket ever filmed.
01:48:28
August 22, 2020
Vol. 190 - Goblin Sword
This week, Street Fighter producer leaves Capcom after 30 years, RARE turns 35, GTA 6 rumors include a return to Vice City, Nintendo profit jumps 400%, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Goblin Sword for the Nintendo Switch.
01:05:32
August 13, 2020
Vol. 189 - Mission: Impossible
This week, BTTF Ultimate Trilogy coming to 4k Blu-Ray, LEGO NES has a super cool Mario Easter Egg, Analogue Pocket pre-orders sold out in 15 minutes, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Mission: Impossible for the N64.
01:05:55
August 6, 2020
Vol. 188 - Biolab Wars
This week, huge Nintendo leak unearths prototype history, a new handheld console that fits on your keyring, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 gets a release date, Mega Man live action film still happening, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Biolab Wars for the Nintendo Switch.
01:10:58
July 30, 2020
Vol. 187 - Paper Mario
This week, Capcom is having a huge summer sale on the Switch, a powerful new retro handheld console puts the N64 in your pocket, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews the original Paper Mario for the N64.
01:03:44
July 23, 2020
Vol. 186 - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
This week, Sony files patent to allow emulation via streaming, Nintendo NES LEGO console coming, a sealed copy of SMB sells for $114,000, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 for the Nintendo Switch.
01:04:21
July 16, 2020
Vol. 185 - Crash Bandicoot
This week, Donkey Kong Country comes to the Switch, Polymega will be launching in November, Sega's new Astro City Micro-Console comes packed with 36 games, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Crash Bandicoot for the PS1.
58:55
July 9, 2020
Vol. 184 - Mega Man
This week, fan turns broken SNES into a Switch dock, Nintendo President apologizes for Joy-Con trouble, rumors of Disney resetting Star Wars, Beavis & Butthead reboot announced, & Jason reviews Mega Man for the #NES.
51:24
July 2, 2020
Vol. 183 - Super Mario Sunshine
This week, a TON of news: LEGO Super Mario sets revealed, Billy Mitchell's World Records reinstated at Guinness WR, Crash Bandicoot 4 announcedd, & so much more! Also, This Month in Video Game History & Derek reviews Super Mario Sunshine for the GameCube.
01:06:52
June 25, 2020
Vol. 182 - Actraiser
This week, the Super GameBoy turns 26 years old, a new Pokemon Snap coming to the Switch, Nintendo launches a new free Switch Game, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Actraiser for the SNES.
01:02:04
June 18, 2020
Vol. 181 - Pikmin 2
This week, Sonic 2 is happening, SEGA celebrates 60 years with the Micro Game Gear, lost NES ROM of Days of Thunder found, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Pikmin 2 for the Nintendo GameCube.
01:03:08
June 11, 2020
Vol. 180 - Mega Man 11
This week, Metroid Prime Trilogy release date leaked, Amazon is bringing a Multiplayer Pac-Man game to Twitch, SEGA has a huge announcement next week, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Mega Man 11 for the Nintendo Switch.
53:30
May 28, 2020
Vol. 179 - Sonic & Knuckles
This week, Shadows of the Empire N64 soundtrack available soon on CD & Vinyl, Nintendo files two lawsuits agains Switch Hackers, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Sonic & Knuckles for the Sega Genesis.
01:10:25
May 21, 2020
Vol. 178 - Volgarr the Viking
This week, Billy Mitchell sues Twin Galaxies and a YouTuber for defamation, Streets of Rage soundtracks being released for cassette and CD, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Volgarr the Viking for the Nintendo Switch.
01:06:03
May 14, 2020
NCR Commentary - Sonic the Hedgehog Cartoon
This week, we are joined by the Official NCR Fact Checker Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) to do a commentary track for the 90's cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog Season 1: Episode 13. We hope you enjoy!
29:08
May 7, 2020
Vol. 177 - Superman 64
This week, the JARGA is giving away free SNES consoles to kids, Nintendo shutting down 3DS & Wii U eShops, no Switches until Summer, dual-screen Switch leaks, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Superman 64 for the Nintendo 64.
01:00:20
April 30, 2020
NCR Commentary: The Real Ghostbusters
Derek, Jason, & "Official NCR Fact Checker" Wally Phelps get together to watch and discuss S1: Ep.1 of The Real Ghostbusters, "Ghosts R' Us".  We hope you enjoy!
32:39
April 23, 2020
Vol. 176 - Top Ten Favorite Game Soundtracks
This week, Sega is open to reviving it's 1993 Sonic Arcade Game, 'Leon Kennedy' voice-actor Paul Haddad passes away, Nintendo Switch Lite's are back in stock at Best Buy, & we talk about our Top Ten Favorite Video Game Soundtracks. #Retrogaming
01:14:41
April 23, 2020
Vol. 175 - Night Trap
This week, new ESRB rating warn consumers of Loot Boxes & Random items, voice actor of Star Fox 64's Peppy Hare passes away, a code fix resolves Mario 64 "Smoke bug", This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Night Trap 25th Anniversary Edition for the Nintendo Switch.
01:00:23
April 16, 2020
Vol. 174 - Killer Instinct
This week, a mini-GameCube Switch dock is coming, the Atari VCS developer is being sued by it's designer, Nintendo says more Switches are on the way, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Killer Instinct for the SNES.
01:16:17
April 9, 2020
Vol. 173 - Anodyne
This week, Nintendo planning Mario Games remasters for the 35th Anniversary, the Nintendo Switch prices are surging due to shortages, SEGA announces special giveaways for its 60th Anniversary, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Anodyne for the Nintendo Switch.
01:04:57
April 2, 2020
Vol. 172 - Vectorman
This week, Sonic the Hedgehog movie is getting an early digital release, new Nintendo Direct should be coming this week, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Vectorman for the Sega Genesis.
01:04:60
March 26, 2020
171 - Top 10 "Quarantine" Games
This week, a new retrogaming streaming service by Antstream Arcade, Nintendo Network faces a Coronavirus "gut-check", Limited Run Games is releasing Streets of Rage 4 Classic Edition, This Month in Video Game History, & we give our Top Ten Best Games to Play During The Quarantine list.
01:15:59
March 19, 2020
Vol. 170 - Streets of Rage 2
This week, TONS of news!! E3 cancels because of Coronavirus concerns, Nintendo and LEGO team up, mystery bidder for Nintendo Playstation revealed, Reggie Fils-Aime joins GameStop board of directors, & much, much more. Also, Jason reviews Streets of Rage 2 for the Sega Genesis.
01:14:48
March 12, 2020
Vol. 169 - The Impact of Super Mario Bros. Panel at Pensacon 2020
Nerd Cave Retro returns to Pensacon! For this special panel, Jason, Derek, and Wally discuss the history of the Mario Bros franchise, some of their favorite Mario games, why Mario has stayed relevant nearly forty years after his debut, and take questions from the audience!
47:08
March 5, 2020
Vol. 168 - Sonic CD
This week, creator of the Konami Code passes away, Numskull Games picks up Kickstarter hack 'n slash Battle Axe, the Sonic Movie grosses over $210 Million so far, Nintendo replaces a 95 year old grandmother's broken GameBoy for free, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Sonic CD for the #Sega CD.
01:17:46
February 27, 2020
Vol. 167 - Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
This week, Sonic the Hedgehog movie breaks records, Nintendo is opening airport gaming lounges, Oculus VR founder really wants the Nintendo/Playstation console for preservation, This month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for the Sega Genesis.
01:03:01
February 20, 2020
Vol. 166 - Sonic Adventure 2
This week, Nintendo is finally adding more NES & SNES titles to Switch online, Reggie never had a GameCube, Sonic is returning to SXSW with some special announcements, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Sonic Adventure 2 for the Sega Dreamcast.
01:13:31
February 13, 2020
Vol. 165 - Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
This week, Castlevania Season 3 on Netflix gets a release date, Coronavirus apparently delays the Atari VCS, Atari opening themed hotels for some reason, Nintendo gets weird with Animal Crossing save game transfers on Switch, This Month in Video Game History, & we both review Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader for the Nintendo GameCube.
01:10:13
February 6, 2020
Vol. 164 - Toejam & Earl
This week, N64 "Secret Screen" prototype resurfaces after 20 years, Nintendo is no longer repairing Wii systems, the Polymega goes into Beta Testing, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Toejam & Earl for the Sega Genesis. #Retrogaming
53:49
January 30, 2020
Vol. 163 - Comix Zone
This week, Smash Bros. turns 21, Nintendo shares 20 upcoming releases for the Switch, Sega promises Sonic news every month for 2020, Nintendo vs. Sega Console Wars movie releases in February, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Comix Zone for the Sega Genesis.
01:02:12
January 23, 2020
Vol. 162 - Castle of Illusion
This week, The Retron Jr. will play all of your GameBoy games on your TV, Arcade1Up is serving up a host of new arcade machines, a first look at the Super NintendoLand theme park in Japan, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse for the Sega Genesis.
56:45
January 16, 2020
Vol. 161 - Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Happy New Year! This week, what's inside The Wizard's 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray release, Arcade1Up releases a new BurgerTime machine, The Nintendo Switch has officially outsold the SNES, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for the #N64.
01:09:20
January 8, 2020
Vol. 160 - Live at The Wayward Kraken
Jason and Derek travel to The Wayward Kraken to host their first ever live podcast! Topics include Rare forgetting to remove a shotgun from Donkey Kong 64, Christmas being ruined for NES owners, the Switch Online Service finally being updated, possible attractions for Super Nintendo World, This Month in Video Game History, and debating game remakes with the audience.
51:42
December 18, 2019
Vol. 159 - Super Smash Bros. Melee
This week, Yo-Yo Shuriken is a new game for the SNES, what happened to the NES and SNES titles on Switch Online, Sega & Arby's team up for Sonic kids meals, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube.
01:08:11
December 4, 2019
Vol. 158 - Kung Fu Heroes
This week, The Hyperkin Admiral is N64 BT Controller goodness, more Black Friday deals, The NES Mouse is the mouse all retrogamers didn't know they needed until now, Castlevania Season 3 drops Dec. 1st, & Jason reviews Kung Fu Heroes for the #NES.
01:04:02
November 27, 2019
Vol. 157 - Donkey Kong 64
This week, the Sonic redesign comes at great cost, N64 sales rise dramatically on eBay, where the best Black Friday deals are going to be, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Donkey Kong 64 for the Nintendo 64.
01:13:22
November 20, 2019
Vol. 156 - TMNT Roundtable
Jason and Derek are on vacation, so for this week's episode we dig into the archives of "The Derek Diamond Experience" and present a special roundtable discussion on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! NOTE: This originally aired as Episode #153 of The Derek Diamond Experience on August 31, 2017. Jason Robbins and Wally Phelps return to chat with Derek about the phenomenon known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! They discuss the huge success of the 80s cartoon, films, video games, and more!
01:01:48
November 13, 2019
Vol. 155 - Sonic Spinball
This week, a collection or rare retrogames sell for 1.2 Million dollars, an unreleased prototype for Tarzan on the SNES emerges after 25 years, Retro-style Horror game FAITH: The Unholy Trinity coming to Steam, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Sonic Spinball for the Sega Genesis.
52:29
November 6, 2019
Vol. 154 - Halloween 1 & 2 Review
Happy #Halloween! This week, Joey Image (@JoeyImageTV) joins us to review the original Horrormaster John Carpenter Classics, Halloween 1 & 2.
01:05:01
October 30, 2019
Vol. 153 - Eternal Darkness
Halloween Horror Month Continues! This week, new images of Sonic the Hedgehog emerge, Limited Run releases new Star Wars Racer titles, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Eternal Darkness for the Nintendo GameCube.
01:16:25
October 23, 2019
Vol. 152 - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Halloween Horror Month Continues! This week, the architect of the Atari VCS quits, a Sonic Adventure remake may be coming, Castlevania Season 3 confirmed by Netflix, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Castlevania II: Simon's Quest for the NES.
01:03:51
October 16, 2019
Vol. 151 - Luigi's Mansion
Halloween Horror Month Continues! This week, SNES/Playstation Prototype will be going up for auction, Fan made Super Mario Bros. Super Show game is turning heads, John Bernthal wants to play Little Mac in a Punch-Out movie, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Luigi's Mansion for the Nintendo GameCube.
57:49
October 9, 2019
Vol. 150 - Castlevania Bloodlines
Halloween Horror Month Has Begun! This week, The Atari VCS will offer a subscription service, N64 Prototype Controller discovered, House of the Dead 1 & 2 coming to the Switch, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Castlevania Bloodlines for the Sega Genesis.
01:07:28
October 2, 2019
Vol. 149 - Sonic Adventure
This week, The Wizard is finally getting a Blu-Ray release, Nintendo is celebrating 130 years, GameStop is turning it's stores into Retrogaming cafes, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast & GameCube.
01:06:52
September 25, 2019
Vol. 148 - Kung Fu
This week, Super Nintendo World Theme Park may have Switch integration, Nintendo sues another ROM website, will the Sega Genesis Mini be the best retro console, & Jason reviews the black box NES classic KUNG FU.
52:51
September 18, 2019
Vol. 147 - Perfect Dark
This week, #Nintendo is moving away from releasing monthly retrogames, the 20 year anniversary of the Sega #Dreamcast & it is still pretty cool, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Perfect Dark for the N64.
01:20:22
September 11, 2019
Vol. 146 - Terminator 3: The Redemption
This week, Jay & Silent Bob get a Limited Run on the #NES, Capcom Classics Aladdin & The Lion King get updated re-releases, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Terminator 3: The Redemption for the Nintendo GameCube.
49:17
September 4, 2019
Vol. 145 - The Great Wrestling Debate
This week, we are joined by Joey (@JoeyImageTV) Image & Wally (@TheRealBigWall) Phelps to discuss which era of wrestling is better, the Classic 80's Era or the Attitude Era. It's a showdown for the ages!
01:11:53
August 30, 2019
Vol. 144 - Pikmin
This week, SplatterHouse added to the Turbografx-16 Mini, a new patents suggests SNES games coming to the Switch, Nintendo is taking down archives of it's music on Youtube, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Pikmin for the GameCube.
58:55
August 21, 2019
Vol. 143 - Top Gun
This week, collector uncovers animation cels from classic Mario Bros. cartoons, Activision teases more remasters of classic games, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Top Gun for the #NES.
46:22
August 14, 2019
Vol. 142 - Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day
This week, an unopened Kid Icarus sells for big bucks, Switch Online subscribers get a free surprise from DC, #Sega wants YOUR Genesis story, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Rocko's Modern Life: Spunky's Dangerous Day for the #SNES.
51:19
August 7, 2019
Vol. 141 - Captain Skyhawk
This week, two more classic Star Wars games getting a Limited Run, DOOM 64 is making a comeback, Nintendo is fixing it's Joy-Con issues for free, This Month in Gaming History, & Jason reviews Captain Skyhawk for the #NES.
01:09:46
July 31, 2019
Vol. 140 - Disney's Aladdin
This week, full games list for the TurboGrafx-16 mini have been announced, GameStop is having a Retrogaming Redesign to stay relevant, the Nintendo Switch Lite gets a proper D-Pad, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews the CAPCOM Classic Disney's Aladdin for the SNES.
01:08:04
July 24, 2019
Vol. 139 - Star Wars Episode 1: Racer
This week, Cuphead is heading to Netflix, Nike is making some N64 inspired shoes, Sega and Amplitude are giving away free Genesis Games, & Jason reviews Star Wars Episode 1: Racer for the N64.
33:57
July 10, 2019
Vol. 138 - Diddy Kong Racing
This week, Nintendo hints at extending its Switch Online Retro library, play your N64 on modern televisions with the EON adapter, a full size Commodore 64 reboot is coming, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Diddy Kong Racing for the N64. #Retrogaming
57:16
July 3, 2019
Vol. 137 - Legend of Zelda Commentary Track
This week, We do a commentary track for Episode 1 'TheRinger' of the 1989 Legend of Zelda animated series. Also, Bowser begins his reign at Nintendo of America, Sega says 2021 will be a big year for Sonic, & Lucasarts will be re-releasing classic Star Wars games. #Retrogaming
42:44
June 25, 2019
Vol. 136 - Gun.Smoke
This week, Konami reveals the TurboGrafx-16 mini, Arcade1Up bringing Star Wars Arcade to its lineup, Microsoft and Nintendo getting buddy/buddy, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Gun.Smoke for the #NES.
53:08
June 19, 2019
Vol. 135 - Wario Blast!
This week, tons of #E3 announcements from Nintendo and also Battletoads coming to the XBoxOne, & Derek reviews Wario Blast! for the GameBoy. #Retrogames
51:41
June 12, 2019
Vol. 134 - Astyanax
This week, Sonic the Hedgehog star Ben Schwartz promises that the Sonic redesign will be faithful to the games, a former Rare developer gives details about the cancelled Conker's sequel, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Astyanax for the #NES. #Retrogaming
52:31
June 5, 2019
Vol. 133 - Super Mario Land 2
This week, Earthworm Jim is getting a reprint from iam8bit, the Castlevania Collection drops for the Switch, Sega drops 10 more game titles for the #GenesisMini, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins for the GameBoy. #Retrogames
49:04
May 22, 2019
Vol. 132 - The Incredible Hulk
This week, A brand new NES game called Soko Banana is being developed for the NES, Ninja Gaiden the Arcade Game sneaks onto the Switch, the Genesis Mini has us sold already, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews The Incredible Hulk for the #SNES.
52:41
May 15, 2019
Vol. 131 - Sonic Mania
This week, a new #retrogaming streaming service is on the horizon, GameBoy turns 30, #SonicMovie director says changes are coming, This month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Sonic Mania.
54:22
May 8, 2019
Vol. 130 - Marble Madness
This week, we finally get a peek at Dr. Robotnik from the Sonic movie, Best Buy is just giving away PS Classics, Charles Martinet clears up a decades old Mario 64 debate, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Marble Madness for the #NES. #Retrogaming
49:38
May 1, 2019
Vol. 129 - Super Mario Bros. Super Show Commentary Track
This week: The official NCR Fact Checker Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) joins the show to help us watch and commentate on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show S1: Ep1, "The Bird, The Bird". #Retro
32:19
April 24, 2019
Vol. 128 - Kirby's Adventure
This week, Donkey Kong 3 lands on the Switch, Nintendo is bringing Zelda & Mario into VR, more details about the Sega Genesis Classic, This Month in Video Game History, & we do a dual review of Kirby's Adventure for the #NES. #Retrogaming
55:01
April 17, 2019
Vol. 127 - Kid Icarus
This week, Where to get your Sega Genesis Pre-Orders, Sega says don't expect a Saturn Mini anytime soon, Twitch Prime members get free Nintendo Switch Online for a year, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Kid Icarus for the #NES. #Retrogaming
40:18
April 3, 2019
Vol. 126 - Wrestlemania 2000
This week, Nintendo will be adding new varieties of the Switch soon, Cuphead will also be coming to the Switch with XBox Live support, is SEGA partnering with Google, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Wrestlemania 2000 for the N64. #Retrogaming
58:51
March 27, 2019
Vol. 125 - TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project
This week, Nintendo drops some new NES titles for Switch Online a little early & they make a huge blunder for one of them, A rare Nintendo World Championships cartridge is found in an attic, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project for the NES. #Retrogaming
46:31
March 20, 2019
Vol. 124 - Final Fantasy III
This week, we get our first real look at Sonic the Hedgehog, XBox Game Pass might not be coming to the Nintendo Switch, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Final Fantasy III for the #SNES. #Retrogaming
45:48
March 6, 2019
Vol. 123 - Live Panel from Pensacon 2019
Derek, Jason, and Wally host a special live panel at Pensacon, a yearly convention held in Pensacola, FL. They discuss how the show began, what games make them feel like a kid again, the resurgence of retro gaming, classics they'd like to see remade, and take questions from the audience!
44:27
February 27, 2019
Vol. 122 - T&C Surf Designs
This week, a near mint copy of Super Mario Bros. sells for over 100K, Nintendo is working on a game that was thought 'Dead', Konami confirms Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls this year, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Town & Country Surf Designs for the NES. #Retrogaming
41:17
February 20, 2019
Vol. 121 - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
This week, a Link's Awakening remake is hitting the Nintendo Switch this year, Capcom drops a bunch of soundtracks to Spotify, we lost a pioneer of video games, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for the NES. #Retrogaming
46:19
February 14, 2019
Vol. 120 - Resident Evil 2 Remake
This week, XBox Live could be coming to the Nintendo Switch, 8BitDo brings wireless controllers to the Sega Genesis, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews the 2019 remake of #ResidentEvil2. #Retrogames
45:21
February 6, 2019
Vol. 119 - Metroid Fusion
Metroid Month draws to a close! This week, Metroid Prime 4 goes back to the drawing board, a modder creates an 8-bit first-person Legend of Zelda in the DOOM engine, the #ResidentEvil2 Remake sells 3 million copies in its first week, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Metroid Fusion for the GameBoy Advance. #Retrogaming
50:18
January 30, 2019
Vol. 118 - Super Metroid
Metroid Month Continues! This week, #Nintendo is looking for a Manager for it's Switch Online service, Sega updates Golden Axe Classics for Android, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Super Metroid for the #SNES. #Retrogaming
48:34
January 23, 2019
Vol. 117 - Metroid II: Return of Samus
This week, The Retro Champ is a is a portable console to play your NES games, #Nintendo Switch data mine hints at SNES titles for Switch Online & possible N64 & GameCube retro consoles, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Metroid II: Return of Samus for the GameBoy. #Retrogames
44:56
January 16, 2019
Vol. 116 - Metroid
This week, You'll be able to play Duck Hunt again soon thanks to Hyperkin, Console modding can land you in Prison in Japan, How to turn your GameBoy into a wireless controller, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews #Metroid for the #NES.
47:45
January 9, 2019
Vol. 115 - Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
This week, Derek takes the helm to discuss the NES SimCity being released to the public, John Cena's love of classic Nintendo, This Month in Video Game History, and reviews the Crash Bandicoot N. Sanity Trilogy.
30:53
January 2, 2019
Vol. 114 - Captain N Commentary Track
For this very special Christmas episode of NCR, we do an audio commentary track with Wally Phelps (@therealbigwall) for Captain N: The Game Master, Season 1 Episode 8 entitled "Mr. & Mrs. Mother Brain". We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! #Retro
27:14
December 25, 2018
Vol. 113 - Decap Attack
This week, Sega releases its classic games on Amazon TV, Nintendo Switch Online may get SNES games and beyond, This Month in Video Game History, & Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) returns to the show to review Decap Attack for the #Sega Genesis. #Retrogaming
56:21
December 19, 2018
Vol. 112 - The 7th Saga
This week, our first look at #SonicTheHedgehog, SNES Classic King Arthur's World getting a remaster, the original DOOM is getting an expansion, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews The 7th Saga for the #SNES. #Retrogaming
54:15
December 12, 2018
Vol. 111 - Kid Niki: Radical Ninja
This week, Sierra progammer Al Lowe reveals his original source codes and puts them on eBay, #retrogaming isn't going anywhere anytime soon thanks to Arcade1Up, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Kid Niki: Radical Ninja for the #NES.
52:19
December 5, 2018
Vol. 110 - Spyro Reignited Trilogy
This week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gets leaked, Sega Genesis Classics lands on the Switch, Sony reveals new details on the Playstation Classic, This Month in Video Game History, & @StephieLooHoo joins us to talk about the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. #retrogames
01:01:36
November 28, 2018
Vol. 109 - Mario is Missing!
This week, #Nintendo has no plans for a #N64 Classic, Pokemon has a new movie coming soon "Detective Pikachu", This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Mario is Missing for the SNES. #Retrogames
51:39
November 21, 2018
Vol. 108 - Wrestlemania
This week, we say farewell to the great Stan Lee, Nintendo drops it's Black Friday Bundle & deals a $12 million dollar blow to emulator sites, This Month in Video Game History, & @JoeyImage drops in to help Jason review Wrestlemania for the NES. #Retrogaming
53:26
November 14, 2018
Vol. 107 - SimCity
This week, Brie Larson wants to play Samus in a possible #Metroid movie, NES & SNES Classic systems surpass 10 million in sales, Sony reveals the lineup for the #Playstation Classic, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews SimCity for the #SNES. #Retrogaming
53:44
November 7, 2018
Vol. 106 - Halloween Spooktacular!
Happy Halloween! This week we are joined by Joey Image (@JoeyImage) and Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) to talk about the 1984 Wes Craven #Horror Classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street. #Retro #Nostalgia
01:03:39
October 31, 2018
Vol. 105 - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
This week, in the spirit of #Halloween, Jason reviews #Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse for the #NES, and also we cover This Month in Video Game History. #Retrogaming Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email us at NerdCaveRetro@Gmail.com  
48:54
October 24, 2018
Vol. 104 - Live Panel from Gulf Coast Fan Fest 2018
Derek, Jason, and Wally travel to Gulf Coast Fan Fest in Biloxi, MS to host a live episode of Nerd Cave Retro! Topics discussed are some of their all-time favorite retro games, "tense" retro gaming stories, a possible N64 Classic Edition, what games "passed them by," and take questions from the audience!
46:43
October 17, 2018
Vol. 103 - Super Mario Land
This week, fans are asking for a Philips CD-i Classic... why?, the #Nintendo VR Console that never was, Doom II's final secret unlocked after 25 years, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Super Mario Land for the #GameBoy. #Retrogaming
48:17
October 3, 2018
Vol. 102 - Jason's Top 10
This week, #Sega pushes the #Genesis Mini to 2019, Seth Rogen discovers a #DuckHunt easter egg 30 years too late, #Nintendo give a terminally ill patient the chance to play #SmashBros early, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason gives his Top Ten list of favorite #Retrogames.
01:16:23
September 26, 2018
Vol. 101 - Derek's Top 10
This week: What do #Toad & Donald Trump have in common?, #Nintendo Switch Online is ready to launch, #SegaGenesis Classics bundle coming this winter, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek gives us his Top 10 Favorite #Retrogames List.
51:30
September 19, 2018
Vol. 100 - The Crash of '83
This week, we celebrate 100 Episodes of Nerd Cave Retro! Jason talks about some of the recent trials in his life and shows gratitude to his friends & listeners, Derek talks about taking the helm for the last few weeks, Someone with way too much time on their hands defeats Mario 64 using only the N64 Mouse, This Month in Video Game History, & also we have an interview with @ScottJohnson about the Video Game Crash of 1983.
01:02:09
September 12, 2018
Vol. 99 - Pokemon Gold & Silver
This week, Robbie Rawls (Nerd Cave) joins Derek to discuss Nintendo's crackdown on ROMs & emulators, the portable TV known as the #NintendoSnackPack, This Month in Video Game History, and they review #Pokemon Gold & Silver for the #GameBoy #RetroGaming #RetroGames
50:46
August 27, 2018
Vol. 98 - Sonic the Hedgehog
This week, Derek flies solo to talk about the #2MagicAttachment for the #SNESMini, what could have been if Nintendo bought Rare, This Month in Video Game History, and reviews Sonic the Hedgehog for the #SegaGenesis #RetroGaming #RetroGames Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/nerdcaveretro Follow us on Twitter: Derek Diamond Jason Robbins Nerd Cave Retro Email us at NerdCaveRetro@Gmail.com
35:15
August 20, 2018
Vol. 97 - Batman Forever (SNES)
This week, #Nintendo is on the warpath for ROM sites, a new game is being released for the #SegaGenesis called #Tanglewood, Luigi gets killed, Simon Belmont is coming to Super Smash Bros., This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Batman Forever for the #SNES. #Retrogaming #Retrogames
52:04
August 13, 2018
NCR Commentary Track - Super Mario Bros.
It's our long awaited (and long threatened) audio track for Super Mario Bros. the Movie! Yes, we finally got to watch the movie together with our friend and co-host of the Pop Culture Palate Podcast, Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall), and now YOU get to listen along with us.
01:53:35
August 10, 2018
Vol. 96 - The Death & Return of Superman
This week, Gamestop is selling arcade cabinets, the #C64 Mini hitting the shelves in October, #Nintendo's Virtual Boy gets a revival via Oculus Rift, & Jason reviews The Death & Return of Superman for #SNES. #Retrogaming #Retrogames
51:24
August 6, 2018
Vol. 95 - Krusty's Super Fun House
This week, Amazon begins pre-orders for #Nintendo Switch Online, #MetalGear director shares ideas for a possible Legend of Zelda movie, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Krusty's Super Fun House for the #SNES. #Retrogaming #Retrogames
01:00:45
July 30, 2018
Vol. 94 - RoboCop (NES)
This week, #Sega is busy making toast, unreleased #SNES Super FX Racer Could Be Getting A Physical Rebirth, a new #Intellivision in the works, This month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews #RoboCop for the NES. #Retrogames #Retro
01:00:01
July 23, 2018
Vol. 93 - Link's Awakening
This week, #Atari accuses The Register of lying, Super #Battletoads was a 100% completed Game Boy game that was cancelled, 5 games that could launch with the Nintendo Switch Online, & Derek reviews LoZ: Link's Awakening for GameBoy. #Retrogames #Retro
53:24
July 16, 2018
Vol. 92 - Maniac Mansion
This week, #Nintendo reassures it's investors that it's full 2018 lineup has yet to be revealed, new GameCube trademarks were registered & a new 3DS might be on the horizon, Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, This Month in Gaming History, & Jason reviews Maniac Mansion for the #NES & on #Steam.
01:01:39
July 9, 2018
Vol. 91 - Battletoads & Double Dragon
This week, RARE is focused on a new IP despite announcing a new #Battletoads, #Castlevania Season 2 set for later this year on #Netflix, & Derek reviews Battletoads & Double Dragon for the #SNES. #Retrogames #Retro
53:08
July 2, 2018
Vol. 90 - Battletoads
This week, Nate Supplee (@RetrogamingDev) drops by to discuss #SEGA crowdfunding a Sonic the Hedgehog themed toaster, #Nintendo cracking down on pirating, Video Game History, & then we review #Battletoads for the #NES. #Retrogaming
01:01:40
June 25, 2018
Vol. 89 - Pocky & Rocky
This week, we talk about everything #Nintendo showed at #E3, the original arcade version of Donkey Kong comes to the Switch, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Pocky & Rocky for the #SNES. #Retrogaming #Retro
01:06:00
June 18, 2018
Vol. 88 - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
This week: a new #Battletoads game revealed at E3, #Flashback makes a comeback, a new #Intellivision Retro Console on the way, #AtariVCS controversy, This Month in Video Game History & Jay reviews Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. #RetroGames
58:45
June 11, 2018
Vol. 87 - Maximum Carnage (SNES)
This week, #PokemonQuest is available for the #Nintendo Switch as well as a nice summer lineup of new games, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage for the #SNES. #Retrogames #Retro
49:31
June 4, 2018
Vol. 86 - Faxanadu
This week, #Nintendo applies for a new #N64 Trademark, #Sega MegaDrive Classics Collection coming for PS4 & XBox One, Pokemon Gold datamined revealing unused Pokemon, & Jason reviews Faxanadu for the #NES. #Retrogames
59:01
June 1, 2018
Vol. 85 - Mega Man X
This week, #Retrogaming news has been a little slow so we talk about #CobraKai on YouTube, Deadpool 2, #Solo: A Star Wars Story, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews #MegaMan X for the #SNES.
56:60
May 23, 2018
Vol. 84 - Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
This week, #Nintendo reveals the details of it's Switch Online service & the #NES titles that will launch with it, a new documentary about the Power Glove making the festival rounds, & Jason reviews Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos for the NES. #Retrogames
01:03:44
May 14, 2018
NCR Vol. 83 - Banjo-Tooie
This week, #AtariVCS pre-orders begin in late May, #Nintendo being investigated for possible Patent infringement, SNK Neo-Geo Mini leaked photos, Mega-Man gets limited edition re-releases, & Derek reviews the #N64 classic, Banjo-Tooie.
01:05:32
May 7, 2018
Vol. 82 - Friday the 13th (NES)
This week, SNK is releasing a 40th Anniversary NEO-GEO Classic system, "Night Trap" is coming to the Switch, "The Wizard" is getting a Blu-Ray release, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews "Friday the 13th" for the #NES. #Retrogaming #Retrogames
01:04:28
April 30, 2018
NCR Vol. 81 - Sonic the Hedgehog 3
This week: The #SNES classic #ChronoTrigger gets a PC graphical upgrade, World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Sonic the Hedgehog 3 for the #SegaGenesis. #Retrogaming #Retrogames
48:28
April 23, 2018
NCR Vol. 80 - Batman: Return of the Joker
This week: Donkey Kong High Score holder, Billy Mitchell, stripped of his record & banned from competition, #SegaGenesis Mini is a reality, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Batman: Return of the Joker for the #NES. #Retrogaming #Retrogames
41:04
April 16, 2018
NCR Vol. 79 - Rampage (NES)
This week: #Sega President teases a return to game consoles, Nintendo's SNES-era Troubleshooting phone line still works, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection coming to the Switch, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews #RAMPAGE for the #NES. #Retrogames
46:23
April 9, 2018
Vol. 78 - Little Nemo: The Dream Master
This week, #Atari presses the reset button on it's AtariBox, #Nintendo news including #E3 & Super Smash Bros., This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Little Nemo: The Dream Master for the #NES. #Retrogaming
01:04:02
April 2, 2018
Vol. 77 - Super Smash Bros. N64
This week, a 'Street Fighter' TV series in the works, #Sega reveals Sonic's Secret Origin, is 'Punch-Out!!' coming to the Switch, & then Derek reviews the original #N64 classic, Super Smash Bros. #Retrogaming #Retrogames #Retro #Nostalgia
49:16
March 26, 2018
Vol. 76 - The Legend of Zelda
This week, #Nintendo's Loyalty Program is a disaster, This Month in Video Game History, & then Derek & Jason wax nostalgic about the #NES classic, The Legend of Zelda & the cultural impact of the #Zelda franchise to this very day. #Retrogames #Retrogaming #Retro #Nostalgia #News
01:06:51
March 19, 2018
Vol. 75 - Goldeneye (N64)
This week, The #NintendoSwitch turns one year old, #Nintendo Direct makes it's full on debut, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews the #N64 classic, #Goldeneye. #Retrogames #Retrogaming #Retro #News #Nostalgia
53:39
March 12, 2018
Vol. 74 - Contra (NES)
This week, Derek & Jason talk about #Pensacon 2018, #Atari is creating it's own cryptocurrency, Chrono Trigger gets a Steam release, but not the one everyone wanted, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews CONTRA for the #NES. #Retrogaming #Retrogames #Nintendo #Retro #News
53:54
March 5, 2018
Vol. 73 - Donkey Kong '94 (Game Boy)
This week, Billy Mitchell reacts to the allegations of his "Fake" #DonkeyKong Score, Data East making a comeback with "Gate of Doom" on the #Switch, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek Reviews Donkey Kong '94 for Game Boy. #Retrogames #Retro #Nostalgia #Nintendo
57:26
February 12, 2018
Vol. 72 - RYGAR w/Joey Image
This week we talk about long-standing Video Game Records being thrown out after 35 years, #KingofKong star Billy Mitchell being stripped of his #DonkeyKong records, The World's Oldest Video Game Easter Egg, #NintendoSwitch Online announced for September, & then we talk about the #NES cult classic RYGAR with Pro-wrestler/Podcaster Joey Image.
01:11:42
February 5, 2018
Vol. 71 - Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
This week, John Cena in talks to star in a #DukeNukem film, legendary Video Game Cover Artist Bob Wakelin passed away, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews the #Nintendo Gameboy Classics, #Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow.
56:09
January 29, 2018
Vol. 70 - Strider (NES)
This week, #Sega & Retro-Bit may be working on a secret #Retro Console, Steve Wiebe reclaims his Donkey Kong World Record, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Capcom's STRIDER for the #NES.
01:03:27
January 22, 2018
Vol. 69 - Mortal Kombat w/Scott Johnson
This week we talk with Scott Johnson (@ScottJohnson) of Frogpants Studios about Video Game Preservation, A woman who is going to marry her copy of Tetris, #SEGA dropping an announcement teaser, & then Derek reviews the arcade classic, #MortalKombat. #Retrogaming #Retro #Nostalgia #SNES #ArcadeClassics #Frogpants
01:15:06
January 15, 2018
Vol. 68 - Blaster Master
This week, a #Twitch Streamer accidentally sets a new #Tetris World Record, Retro-Bit's Super Retro Boy put on hold, R-Type Returns to the #SuperNES, & Jason reviews the #NES hidden gem, Blaster Master.
01:06:55
January 8, 2018
Vol. 67 - All Star Christmas Special
This week, Retro-Bit is reviving the #Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Saturn, & Dreamcast, #DonkeyKong World High Score Record gets smashed, This Month in Video Game History, & the boys give a dual review of #SuperMario All-Stars for the #SNES.
53:09
December 25, 2017
NCR Vol. 66 - Donkey Kong Country 3
This week: Hyperkin develops a prototype #N64 portable device, #Ataribox delays Pre-Orders, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Donkey Kong Country 3 for #SNES. #Retrogaming #Retro #VideoGames #Nintendo
42:21
December 18, 2017
Vol. 65 - Batman Returns (SNES)
This week we talk about #MegaMan11 in 2018, #SuperMarioCereal & share memories of the Nintendo Cereal System in the late 1980's, #Nintendo's eShop has it's biggest week ever, & Jason reviews #Batman Returns for the #SNES.
01:02:59
December 11, 2017
NCR Vol. 64 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
This week we talk about the 8Bitdo's wireless #SNES controller for retrogaming on the #NintendoSwitch, This month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews the #N64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
01:05:26
December 4, 2017
Vol. 63 - Super Return of the Jedi
This week we talk about the #Rampage trailer starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a new open-source #Retrogaming system by Gameshell, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Super Return of the Jedi for the #SNES. #StarWars
51:27
November 28, 2017
Vol. 62 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
This week, we talk about Derek's trip to Atlanta for #Heroes&VillainsCon, Jason has some trouble with Thunderbolt Gannon on #ZeldaBreathoftheWild, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews the #Sega Classic, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. #retrogaming #retro #Nintendo #Nostalgia
50:60
November 20, 2017
Vol. 61 - Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!
This week: Jason & Derek talk about the short film "Sur'Vi" (@Survifilm) beginning it's festival run, #Nintendo is tight lipped about any upcoming Classic Consoles, & Jason reviews the #NES classic, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out! #Retrogaming
43:21
November 13, 2017
Vol. 60 - Star Fox 2
This week, Amazon creates a new #RetroGaming department, #Nintendo sells 2 Million #SNESClassics in a month, & Derek reviews the SNES Classic exclusive, #StarFox2.
47:07
November 6, 2017
Vol. 59 - They Live
We round out #Halloween #Horror Month with Pop Culture Palate co-host Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) as we discuss the John Carpenter Classic, They Live. Starring "Rowdy" Roddy Piper & Keith David. Happy Halloween!!!
51:27
October 30, 2017
Vol. 58 - The 7Th Guest
#Halloween Horror Month Continues! This week we talk about the #StrangerThings #Retro mobile game, This Month in Video Game History, and the 1993 PC classic Point & Click #Horror Adventure, The 7th Guest.
44:09
October 23, 2017
Vol. 57 - Super Castlevania IV
Halloween Horror Month Continues! This week, we talk about #Nintendo possibly making a #GameboyClassic, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews Super Castlevania IV for the #SNES.
44:55
October 16, 2017
Vol. 56 - Shadowgate
Halloween Horror Month continues! Jason & Derek weather the storm (get it?) of Hurricane Nate, then we have This Month In Gaming History, & Jason reviews the classic #NES point-&-click adventure, "Shadowgate".
43:27
October 9, 2017
Vol. 55 - Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
It's Halloween Horror Month! This week we talk about the #SNESClassic release, a possible Commodore 64 Mini Console, & Derek Reviews Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts for the #SNES.
45:31
October 2, 2017
Vol. 54 - Jackal (NES)
This week we talk about the Official Dreamcast Book smashing it's #Kickstarter goal, the Seedi RetroGaming Console, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews Jackal for the #NES.
53:46
September 25, 2017
Vol. 53 - Banjo Kazooie
This week discuss #Nintendo releasing more #NESClassics & boosting production of the #SNESClassic, RetroMags, & Derek reviews Banjo-Kazooie for #N64.
52:23
September 18, 2017
Vol. 52 - F-ZERO
This week we talk about #ResidentEvil on the Mega Drive, the #SNESClassic can "Rewind", This month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews F-ZERO for the #SNES.
44:59
September 11, 2017
Vol. 51 - Pokemon Snap
This week we talk about the #Atari Retro Range arriving for Christmas, Big #NintendoSwitch Updates, #SonicMania pays homage to fallen hacker, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews "Pokemon Snap" for #N64.
51:50
September 4, 2017
Vol. 50 - Resident Evil 2
This week we talk about the Secret of Mana remake, the #Nintendo #SNESClassic pre-order debacle, This Month in Video Game History & Jason reviews Resident Evil 2. #N64
55:29
August 28, 2017
Vol. 49 - Earthworm Jim
This week, a modernized #N64 controller by Retro Fighters is having huge #Kickstarter success (and looks AWESOME), the #SegaFlashback system by AtGames is creating controversy, This Month in Video Game History, & Derek reviews the #retrogaming classic, Earthworm Jim for #SNES.
43:06
August 14, 2017
Vol. 48 - Final Fight
This week: The classic console wars heat up with the #Atari & #Sega Flashback Consoles & the negative reviews, The NightTrap: 25 Years Later Documentary on YouTube, & Jason reviews the 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up classic, Final Fight, for #SNES.
43:40
August 7, 2017
Vol. 47 - Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
This week we talk about Wal-Mart cancelling pre-orders for the #SNESClassic en masse, a possible N64 Classic console, & the Derek reviews the #N64 classic Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.
44:26
July 31, 2017
Vol. 46 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This week: Wally Phelps (@TheRealBigWall) of the Pop Culture Palate Podcast (@PCPShow) joins us to talk about some of the news from #D23, This Month in Gaming History, & we review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the #NES.  Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com    
41:58
July 24, 2017
Vol. 45 - One Year Anniversary Special
This week, Jason & Derek celebrate one year of the Nerd Cave Retro show by compiling a playlist of their favorite #Nintendo Video Game Music from the 8-bit & 16-bit era. Thank you for joining us over the last year! Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com For the complete track listing please visit: www.nerdcaveretro.com
43:05
July 17, 2017
Vol. 44 - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
This week, The creator of OddWorld trashes #Nintendo Switch, an SNES Rayman prototype ROM has been found, and Derek reviews the classic #Playstation One game, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com www.nerdcaveretro.com  Watch us record LIVE on sunday nights at www.twitch.tv/jayfunktastic 
44:11
July 10, 2017
Vol. 43 - Batman: The Video Game
This week Jason & Derek talk about the worldwide fascination with Retrogaming, the SNES Classic and wonder if we can trust #Nintendo to do what they say and make enough of them, & then Jason reviews 1989's Batman: The Video Game for #NES.  Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com www.nerdcaveretro.com 
44:38
July 3, 2017
Vol. 42 - Castlevania
This week: Sega brings it classic catalogue of games to the Mobile platform, the #SuperNintendoClassic confirmed... sort of, This Month in Video Game History, & Jason reviews a "Must Have" Classic for the #NES, Castlevania. Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
36:46
June 26, 2017
Vol. 41 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
This week: Tom Merritt (@Acedtect) author of Pilot X, & host of Daily Tech News Show, Current Geek, & Damn Fine Podcast joins the show to talk about #Nintendo news from #E3, #Atari announcing a new console, the Super Nintendo World details leak, & review the #N64 classic, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Follow Tom at:  www.dailytechnewsshow.com www.frogpants.com/currentgeek www.damnfinepodcast.com www.swordandlaser.com www.tommerrittbooks.com  Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook (Pilot X by Tom Merritt!) and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible.  Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
48:50
June 19, 2017
Vol. 40: Conker's Bad Fur Day
We discuss our time on the set of Sur'vi, details of the Nintendo Switch online service, Derek's excitement for the upcoming Cuphead game, the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 announcement, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews Conker's Bad Fur Day for the Nintendo 64 Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
45:24
June 12, 2017
Vol. 39: N.A.R.C
We discuss the Mike Matei controversy, This Month in Video Game History, and Jason reviews NARC for the NES Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
46:20
June 5, 2017
Vol. 38: Super Mario 64
We discuss the upcoming Castlevania series coming to Netflix, the epic Super Mario World speedrun, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 Follow the short film Sur'vi on Facebook and Twitter Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
45:52
May 29, 2017
Vol. 37: Legend of the Mystical Ninja
We discuss Derek finding a copy of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, the Battletoads 4-player co-op hack, a possible live-action Contra film, This Month in Video Game History, and Jason reviews Legend of the Mystical Ninja for the SNES Follow the short film Sur'vi on Facebook and Twitter Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
51:44
May 15, 2017
Vol. 36: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
Jason FINALLY finds a copy of Legend of the Mystical Ninja, we discuss the unreleased SNES Playstation console, the Sonic Time Twisted fan game, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek defends Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest for the SNES Follow the short film Sur'vi on Facebook and Twitter Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
43:44
May 8, 2017
Vol. 35: Bad Dudes
We discuss the upcoming New Nintendo 2DS XL, debate why Nintendo haven't released more mobile games, the re-release of Night Trap and why we hope to see more games get the same treatment, This Month in Video Game History, and Jason reviews Bad Dudes for the NES Follow the short film Sur'vi on Facebook and Twitter Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com   
47:14
May 1, 2017
Vol. 34: Super Mario Kart
We discuss Derek's disappointing time at Star Wars Celebration, the rumored SNES Mini (and why Nintendo will drop the ball again), This Month In Video Game History, and Derek reviews one of the most iconic video games of all time, Super Mario Kart Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
51:32
April 24, 2017
Vol. 33: Donkey Kong Classics
Brian Dunaway (Comics Coast2Coast, Film Sack, Final Score) joins Jason and Derek to disucss emulators being removed from the Windows Store, the Legend of Zelda game that never was, This Month in Gaming History, and Jason reviews Donkey Kong Classics for the NES Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
58:15
April 10, 2017
Vol. 32: Donkey Kong Country 2
Jason and Derek discuss the upcoming Paprium game, the announcement of the Starcraft Remastered game, This Month in Gaming History, and Derek reviews the SNES classic Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
43:26
April 3, 2017
Vol. 31: The Three Stooges
Jason and Derek discuss various retro gaming series on YouTube, the unreleased Millennium Racer: Y2K Fighters game for the Sega Dreamcast, why the console ultimately failed, This Month in Video Game History, and Jason reviews the NES game The Three Stooges Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
38:59
March 27, 2017
Vol. 30: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
We discuss Derek's time in Jeremy London's acting class, the Disney Afternoon Collection being released, This Month In Video Game History, Derek reviews the SNES game Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and pop culture differences between the 80s and 90s Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
54:46
March 20, 2017
Vol. 29: Super C
Jason and Derek discuss the unreleased the never-released Die Hard 64 game, the 20 year anniversary of the Nintendo 64 console, This Month in Gaming History, and Jason reviews the NES classic Super C Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
35:14
March 13, 2017
Vol. 28: Yoshi's Island
We discuss Derek's first impressions of the Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild, This Month in Gaming History, and Derek reviews the SNES game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
45:34
March 6, 2017
Vol. 27: Ducktales w/Parris Lilly
Podcaster Parris Lilly (Gamertag Radio) joins Jason and Derek to discuss the Mini NES being modded to play other games, This Month in Video Game History, and they review one of the most beloved games in NES history: Ducktales! Follow Parris on Twitter Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
36:51
February 27, 2017
Vol. 26: Secret of Evermore
Jason and Derek discuss the upcoming Castlevania series in development for Netflix, a 2017 update for SNES NBA Jam, the unreleased N64 game Riqa, what should be done with other unreleased retro games, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews the SNES RPG Secret of Evermore Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
38:59
February 13, 2017
Vol. 25: R.C. Pro-Am
Jason and Derek discuss the passing of Masaya Nakamura, the possible development of the Retroblox console, This Month in Video Game History, and Jason reviews the iconic NES game R.C. Pro-Am Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
42:30
February 7, 2017
Vol. 24: Pac Man 2 - The New Adventures
Jason and Derek discuss Sega releasing some of their soundtracks on Spotify, some of their favorite retro game songs, This Month in Video Game History, classic Choose Your Adventure books, and Derek gives a scathing review of the SNES/Sega Genesis interactive adventure game Pac Man 2: The New Adventures Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
36:36
January 30, 2017
Vol. 23: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure
Jason and Derek discuss the unofficial Metroid prequel for the NES, Derek learns about the Amiga and it's upcoming documentary, This Month in Video Game History, and Jason gives a scathing review of the NES game Bill & Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
35:37
January 23, 2017
Vol. 22: Star Fox
Jason and Derek discuss Jason finding a Sega Genesis at a local fleamarket, the catchiest Disney cartoon theme songs, the latest news regarding the Nintendo Switch and how they think it will do at launch, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews the SNES classic Star Fox Check out AudibleTrial.com/NerdCave to get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial courtesy of Audible! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
55:11
January 16, 2017
Vol. 21: Super Mario Bros. 2
Jason and Derek recap their commentary on The Wizard film, the NES Classic getting hacked, the Super Retro Boy system, This Month in Gaming History, old school Nintendo cartoons, and Jason reviews the classic and controversial NES game Super Mario Bros. 2 Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com 
44:12
January 9, 2017
Vol. 20: The Wizard Commentary
By popular demand (okay maybe not) Jason and Derek sit down to record a comentary track for the cult classic film The Wizard. Is the movie as bad as reviews say? Are there really a ton of continuity errors? Is it more than just a 90 minute commercial for Nintendo? Watch the movie with the guys and find out for yourself! Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
01:41:20
December 29, 2016
Vol. 19: Super Star Wars
Jason and Derek discuss the new SNES game Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter, the value of retro games, This Month in Gaming History, and Derek reviews the underrated SNES game Super Star Wars Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
35:16
December 19, 2016
Vol. 18: Crystalis
Jason and Derek discuss the upcoming Nintendo Land at Universal Studios, the failed Atari Jaguar console, This Month in Gaming History, and Jason reviews the SNES classic Crystalis. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
42:37
December 5, 2016
Vol. 17: Harvest Moon
Jason and Derek give their closing thoughts on the Mini NES debacle, review their respective Thanksgivings, the Kickstarter campaigns for Tanglewood and Coffee Crisis, This Month in Gaming History, and Derek reviews the SNES game Harvest Moon. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
33:36
November 28, 2016
Vol. 16: Air Fortress (Bitchfest 2016)
Jason and Derek rant about the release of the Mini NES, how Nintendo can recover from it, how this might affect the release of the Nintendo Switch, This Month In Gaming History, and Jason reviews the NES classic Air Fortress. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
47:07
November 21, 2016
Vol. 15: Super Mario RPG - Legend of the Seven Stars
Jason and Derek discuss their upcoming Disney vacations, their excitement for the Mini NES, Rayman's place among other video game mascots, This Month in Video Game History, and Derek reviews the SNES classic Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
37:47
November 7, 2016
Vol. 14: Ghosts 'N Goblins
Jason and Derek discuss a ROM hacked Link's Awakening game, the NES & SNES Bluetooth controllers, This Month in Gaming History, Derek remembers the Pokémon craze from the '90s, and Jason reviews the NES classic Ghosts 'N Goblins Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
39:48
October 31, 2016
Vol. 13: Zombies Ate My Neighbors
Jason and Derek discuss the announcement of Nintendo's new console: Nintendo Switch, Jason's rant from last week's show, This Month in Gaming History, and Derek reviews the SNES cult hit Zombies Ate My Neighbors. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
37:08
October 24, 2016
Vol. 12: Fester's Quest
Jason and Derek discuss Nintendo opening it's storage room, the unreleased Super Nintendo Game Socks the Cat, Jason's epic Bill Clinton impression, list some of the listeners favorite horror-themed games, This Month In Video Game History, and Jason rants about the NES dud Fester's Quest. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
35:28
October 17, 2016
Vol. 11: Super Metroid
Derek and Jason discuss what games they would put on a Mini SNES, this month in video game history, and Derek reviews the SNES classic Super Metroid. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
49:33
October 10, 2016
Vol. 10: Dr. Mario
Jason and Derek discuss the reveal of Mario's age (we're not buying it!), the latest news regarding the Mini NES, and Jason reviews the NES classic Dr. Mario. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
31:29
October 3, 2016
Vol. 9: Secret of Mana
Jason and Derek discuss their recent trip to the Mobile Flea Market, the never-released N64DD, an epic collection of games and software being digitally restored, This Month in Gaming History, and Derek reviews the classic and well-reviewed SNES RPG Secret of Mana. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
41:52
September 19, 2016
Vol. 8: TMNT II - The Arcade Game
Jason and Derek discuss the 30 year anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series, what Nintendo can do to become relevant again, debate how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became popular, and Jason reviews the iconic NES game TMNT II: The Arcade Game. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
34:54
September 5, 2016
Vol. 7: TMNT IV - Turtles In Time
Derek and Jason discuss some of their favorite Ninja Turtles memories, the upcoming ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove game, flea markets, why they love retro games so much, and Derek reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
38:57
August 29, 2016
Vol. 6: StarTropics
Jason and Derek discuss bad Nintendo controllers like the U-Force and Power Glove, Nintendo taking down the free digital versions of their classic Nintendo Power magazine, a wireless SNES adapter available for a ridiculously good price, and Jason reviews the NES classic StarTropics. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
35:32
August 22, 2016
Vol. 5: Donkey Kong Country
Jason and Derek discuss 16-bit Disney games, Nintendo's history of handhelds, an update on the Mini NES, This Month in Video Game History, Derek reviews the SNES platformer Donkey Kong Country, and Jason breaks out Zelda: Link to the Past. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
34:07
August 15, 2016
Vol. 4: Ninja Gaiden & Earthbound
Jason and Derek discuss their memories of the Nintendo Power magazine, Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th Anniversary, This Month in Gaming History, Jason reviews the SNES Action-Adventure Ninja Gaiden, and Derek reviews the SNES RPG Earthbound. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
47:35
August 8, 2016
Vol. 3: The Great Mario Debate
Jason and Derek discuss the facts concerning Sega's Mini-Genesis, a funny follow up story concerning The Wizard film, and they debate which Mario game was better: Super Mario Bros. 3 or Super Mario World. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
33:33
August 1, 2016
Vol. 2: Illusion of Gaia and Monsters in my Pocket
This week, Derek and Jason discuss the 90 minute Nintendo commercial also known as The Wizard, Derek's review of the SNES RPG Illusion of Gaia, and Jason's review of the NES platformer Monsters In My Pocket. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
30:58
July 25, 2016
Vol. 1: Mega Man 2 & Zelda: Link to the Past
Welcome to Nerd Cave Retro! In this inaugural episode, hosts Jason Robbins and Derek Diamond discuss the content for this show, why they started rebuilding their respective game collections, the news of Nintendo releasing the NES Mini, Jason's review of Mega Man 2, and Derek's review of The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past. Follow us on Twitter: Derek DiamondJason RobbinsNerd Cave Retro Email the show at nerdcaveretro@gmail.com
37:33
July 18, 2016