Power Button - Episode 140: The Neo Retro Revolution
August 02, 2014
Sometimes the best way to look forward is to look backward. This week on the Power Button podcast, Blake Grundman and I discuss some of our favorite new games that take deliberate cues from the games of yesterday and analyze why some of those old games are so timeless. Sonic the Hedgehog 4, DuckTales Remastered, Mega Man 9, Shovel Knight, and Bionic Commando Rearmed are all invoked as we reach back to their 8-bit and 16-bit ancestors to crack the code of great game design. As an added treat, Blake guides us through time spent with his new RetroN 5 all-in-wonder retro console and answers my overly techie questions about whether beloved games with custom enhancement chips work on it or not. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, find us on Stitcher, subscribe via iTunes, toss this RSS feed into your podcast aggregation software of choice, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons and @GrundyTheMan, or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.