NBA 2K for the Sega Dreamcast brought a new era of realism in basketball video games. With the recent release of NBA 2K18 promising unprecedented realism, see where it all started...and if it still holds up today. Or just skip this episode, because Johnny was over the top goofy and Trevor couldn't contain him nor speak a sentence without slurring every other word. Professional. Podcasters.
DAYTONNNNAAAA! LET'S GO AWAY! Away to a brand new episode of Retro Blissed, of course. Where you can find an in depth discussion and review of Daytona USA and Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition for the Sega Saturn. Stick around for the Bliss Quiz and never forget: we're all gonna fly sky high!
It's been called one of the most overlooked games on the NES. River City Ransom is from the same folks who brought you Double Dragon, and this beat em' up has similarities, only with way more...food? Find out if buffet + punching dudes in the face is a match made in heaven for the guys and their special guest Mike, aka "WarpZoneGraphics"!
(Find Mike's amazing artwork on Instagram, under warpzonegraphics.)
For episode 66 the guys decided to do things a little different: they sat down to play a whole pile of Atari 2600 sports games and review them one at a time. This episode features on of the biggest goofs in Retro Blissed history. Listen to see what we mean. Or skip this one. That may be better.
Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo was a big deal when it came out, featuring the best graphics ever seen and a soundtrack unlike any before. It also put Rare on the map for most gamer. But does it hold up better than Johnny and Trevor's belts after a Chinese buffet? Can special guest and podcast megastar Christopher Chavez keep them straight? Tune in to find out in this massive edition of Retro Blissed!
Lucky you! Trevor and Johnny have a special bonus "mini" episode here for their loyal listeners! On this Retro Mini, they review the brand new Sonic Mania for PlayStation 4, XboxOne, and Nintendo Switch. Is it as good as Sonic 2? Is it as cool as Bubsy 2? Find out on Retro Blissed!
Animaniacs for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive is a Konami developed platformer with a twist: all three characters are needed to work your way through the puzzle filled levels. Will these Warner Bros and their Warner sister save Trevor and Johnny from their recent Bubsy marathon? Will they do the same thing they do every night and try to take over the world? Will they eat too much Chinese food? Tune in to find out.
They asked for your help on GoFundMe to buy a copy of Bubsy 3D. You shocked them with your scary quick response. Even more scary: Bubsy 3D showed up at their door the very same week. Well, Johnny and Trevor are men who accept their destiny: to review Bubsy 3D for the Sony PlayStation! Check out the network at http://bicbp-radio.com/retro-blissed What could possibly go wrong?
Bubsy gets a bad rap around the gaming community, but does he deserve it? This week, the guys play Bubsy 2 on Sega Genesis to find out. To hear their take on the first Bubsy, check out Genesis Gems podcast episode 59, where Trevor and Johnny are guest! Or go do something with your life. Whichever.
Spider-Man Maximum Carnage for the Sega Genesis (also on the SNES) is a beat-em up that really stood out for its red cartridge. But, does the game play still stand out or will it leave the guys swinging from a web a few inches from the ground, not quite able to fly or walk, begging for food and love? Tune in to find out!
Genesis Gems and Retro Obscura cohost Aaron Hickman joins Johnny and Trevor to discuss Blast Corps for the N64. This was the first Rare game for the system, before Goldeneye or Banjo Kazooie. Find out if they thought it was a blast...or if it left them shaken to the... corps (sorry).
Game & Watch Gallery is a Nintendo Gameboy game which brings together four of the Game & Watch games - a very cool piece of Nintendo history before the NES existed! Trevor and Johnny talk about these original LCD handheld games, then dive into this Gameboy game with a full review, bliss quiz, and lots of dumb jokes. Really, really dumb jokes.
This week Trevor and Johnny cover the very first game in the Need for Speed series, officially titled Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed. They play the Sega Saturn version, putting both single and multiplayer modes to the test. They recorded while in a bit of a food coma, so you might say they themselves had a need... A need for speed!
Sweet merciful heaven! The end of LJN month is here with T&C Surf Designs for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Did Johnny and Trevor save the best for last? Will one LJN game provide some kind of happiness for them, or fill them with yet more rage and listless stares? Also, a new Bliss Quiz and top 5 list!
LJN June carries on without mercy as Trevor and Johnny cover another NES "gem": Jaws. Will they defeat Jaws in time to save Nintendo fans everywhere? Will they be forced to slaughter scores of innocent sea creatures just to take down one stinking shark? Tune in to hear their review and a brand new Bliss Quiz!
LJN month continues with the notorious NES game Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In this special episode, Johnny and Trevor's friend Adam returns, and for the first time, Trevor's brother Derek guest stars to talk about how much he loved this game as a kid. Is this a gem in the LJN crown? Tune in to find out and listen to a special 4 man Bliss Quiz!
LJN month at Retro Blissed continues with Terminator 2: Judgement Day for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Don't worry, the guys get the bad Arnold impersonations over with quickly and get right down to business with the game review and Bliss Quiz. Oh, and they'll be back!
Johnny and Trevor kick off LJN June by briefly discussing the history of LJN, followed by quick reviews of two LJN games: The Uncanny X-men and Wolverine. Wait, wasn't Uncanny X-men their first episode?! Yes, but they believe in second chances. Also, they hate themselves... Yeah, mostly that.
Here it is, Retro Blissed's first ever review of a Sony Playstation game. The guys honorably (?) delve into this iconic PSX game to tell you how one of the first WW2 first person shooters holds up today. Do they come back with a Medal of Honor, or passed out on a stretcher? Answer the call of duty (hehe) and listen!
Just in time for Alien Covenant, the guys face down the Xenomorphs and end up with a good old fashioned face hug. Alien 3 for the Sega Genesis is loosely based on the film of the same name. Stay tuned for the game review, Bliss Quiz, and our top 5 aliens!