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Retronauts Episode 465: Steel Slug

Conflict: It is fan-tastic.

I want 2022 featured a lot much less real-life violence, however as our world struggles with ongoing conflicts and chaos, I feel we are able to all agree that make-believe violence remains to be hella enjoyable, particularly the “run & gun” style of video video games. It is the proper identify, initially, telling you the whole lot it’s worthwhile to know and it even rhymes. Take that, Japanese Position-Taking part in Recreation!

This week on Retronauts, on the request of Patreon supporter Allan Berry, we’re tackling Steel Slug, the runniest, gunniest arcade collection of shooters there’s. Oh, you want Contra? Nicely Contra had precisely two (2) arcade releases earlier than migrating to consoles. Steel Slug got here to life on the NEO GEO platform and even when that {hardware} died, Steel Slug 6 nonetheless debuted in arcades (and that wasn’t even the final sport within the collection).

Internet hosting this week is our resident NEO GEO evangelist, Diamond Feit, and becoming a member of xem are frequent contributor Stuart Gipp and first-time visitor however long-time arcade sport conqueror Lord BBH. Collectively, these three spend over two hours discussing the origins of Steel Slug, breaking down all eight mainline entries within the collection, and making daring statements concerning what your favourite Steel Slug says about you. C’mon boy, press play!

Description: MISSION START! By patron request, three courageous troopers (Diamond Feit, Stuart Gipp, and arcade professional Lord BBH) battle their manner via the historical past of the NEO GEO’s premier run-and-gun collection, METAL SLUG.

Retronauts is a totally fan-funded operation. To help the present, and get unique episodes each month, please go to the official Retronauts Patreon.

MP3, 63 MB | 2:18:04 Direct obtain Retronauts on iTunes Retronauts at Libsyn

Paintings for this episode by Shaan Khan and enhancing thanks go to Greg Leahy.



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