Shauncastic 15: Pixel Hindsight Part 2

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In which we continue our Top 25 favorite videogames countdown from the 8bit and 16 bit eras and continue our theory of turning things up to 36.

The “Cast” this week is Kevin “The Marine”, Tommy “The Horse Farmer”, and Nathan “The Dark Knight”. Don’t forget we’ve joined iTunes! So make sure to subscribe, rate, and leave reviews to help improve our listenership! Email us your thoughts, questions and suggestions for upcoming episodes at stuff@shauncastic.com. Enjoy!

If you’re interested in some of the games we’ve mentioned before or want to do some research/find some old systems to play these classics be sure to visit:

The Atari Age Website, for more information about Atari Era games.

The Nintendo Age Website, for more information about Nintendo Era games.

The Retro Zone Website, for more information about hardware from that era and modified hardware you can use in current generation systems.

The GameFAQs Website, for guides, reviews, and forums for practically any videogame out there. Also look out for Nathan on the website as “Dastari”.

The Speed Demos Archive Website, for videos of speedruns through some classic games likes Kevin’s beloved Super Metroid.

And finally if you’d like to read up on the history of video games check out The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon–The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World ,

6 comments

  1. Melirune says:

    One thing that should have been mentioned about Rock n’ Roll racing is the amazing soundtrack

    You have “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath), “Highway Star” (Deep Purple), “Born to Be Wild” (Steppenwolf), “Bad to the Bone” (George Thorogood), “The Peter Gunn Theme” (Henry Mancini), and “Radar Love” (Golden Earring).

    A few fun facts:

    Jake Badlands was based on the guitarist for Badlands (Jake E. Lee)

    Snake Sanders was based on the vocalist for Whitesnake (David Coverdale)

    December 22nd, 2010 at 10:16 am

  2. Dastari says:

    Definitely approve of the new theme music!

    December 23rd, 2010 at 12:43 am

  3. shaunblog says:

    Thanks! It’s just for the pixel hindight’s (and that may even change) – kind of a fun change up. I’m pondering mixing up the music from time to time, and I’m glad people re responding to it!

    December 23rd, 2010 at 4:57 pm

  4. Mearl says:

    I kinda like the old music. Had more of a funcky retro sound that really fit the shows atmosphere. But I’m old so, eh! Haha

    December 23rd, 2010 at 7:04 am

  5. Dastari says:

    Actually, Meli, I did say that Rock ‘n Roll racing had awesome music. I just didn’t go into detail.

    December 23rd, 2010 at 11:25 pm

  6. Melirune says:

    You did say it was awesome, but more detail was needed sir. It IS Rock ‘n Roll Racing. You can’t talk about the game without going into detail about the music. It’s like saying you made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but left out the peanut butter.

    December 24th, 2010 at 12:15 am

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