Jeremy Parish Presents: Retronauts Video Works (Chronological Retrospective Series)

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If you're already familiar with the work of Jeremy Parish (be it through 1Up, US Gamer, and the Retronauts podcast), then I'm sure you've already invested in his series where he tries to cover all the Game Boy, NES and SNES games, each from beginning to end. If you're not, then let me expla...wait, I just did that already. But anyway, throughout the show, you'll come across such titles being covered, like:

Super Mario Land.

Wizards and Warriors X: Fortress of Fear.

Heiankyo Alien (Jeremy would probably flip if I didn't mention this at least once).

Gargoyle's Quest.

Tennis.

Popeye.

Ghosts 'N Goblins.


Gradius.

F-Zero.

Sim City.

Gradius III.

Final Fight.

Playlists are here.

His latest episodes have just began covering N64 titles (though don't expect him to be all that frequent with episodes on that platform), starting with Super Mario 64. It's already been covered in two parts with a third set to follow.


This is a very demanding effort taken up by just one man, so if you can, please support Jeremy's Patreon. He would be very grateful if you did your effort in donating to him.
 

Crushed

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I appreciate this series purely based on the fact that I owned Heiankyo Alien as a kid and loved it.
 
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This is a good series. I always enjoy listening to Parish talk, and these are well-produced and informative, even the episodes on forgettable Game Boy shovelware.
 

Like the hat?

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I love Jeremy parish (hope he shows up on resetera!) and think these videos have been great. Between these and all the stuff Dr Sparkle has put out I've wasted way too many hours on chrongaming serieseseses.
 

fester

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jeremy Parish is fantastic. Even on points I don't fully agree with, he's consistently thoughtful, insightful, and articulate. Also worth pointing out the work he and others do on Retronauts as it's excellent. I got a kick out of him recently trying to map Final Fantasy 1 in real-time on graphing paper, heh.
 

jwhit28

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It's a great series. Even with duds, Jeremy does a good job of framing their place in a system's lineup and how they came to be.
 

Bigkrev

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Oct 25, 2017
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T-frog is a national treasure
His dulcet tones are great to fall asleep to when you run the videos in the background!
 

Man God

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Oct 25, 2017
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His podcasts almost never put me to sleep, but something about Gameboy Works when its an ancient PC port and about 10 am on a Monday or Tuesday starts conking me out.
 

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I love Jeremy parish (hope he shows up on resetera!) and think these videos have been great. Between these and all the stuff Dr Sparkle has put out I've wasted way too many hours on chrongaming serieseseses.
I am here! And I even finally got rid of the "ToastyFrog" handle some mod stuck me with against my express wishes more than a decade ago! Glad you guys are still enjoying my videos and/or nap time.
 

watkinzez

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Straya mate
I'm interested to see how Mario Odyssey turns out, what with it harkening back to the exploratory platformers of the N64 era. SM64 and the Banjo games were some of my first favourite games, but I've grown to like the tightly designed levels of Galaxy more than the exploratory stuff of the former. Even more recent things like Psychonauts I tolerate playing for the writing more than anything.
 

Jarmusch

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welcome jeremy, nice to see you here, will follow the thread to keep in touch with your content
 

quincognito

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Did Bob manage to get his account set up?

EDIT: As so often before, I had both Retronauts threads open and got confused. :(
 
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Dream Machine

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Oct 25, 2017
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I've been catching up with these this morning over coffee. It's been forever since I've revisited or even looked at Mario 64, so it's good to look back on before I start playing Odyssey. I need to check out those Cart-ography videos, too.

Is there any chance that your Gintendo Four Job Fiesta will keep going, Jeremy?
 
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Are you taking my job? Because I'm also supposed to include the description to get people's beaks wet, in case the initial title may seem uninteresting to them.

Irem's classic shooter series makes its debut on a Nintendo home console at last with a remixed conversion of R-Type II. And it's… OK. Riddled with slowdown and hilariously unfair, Super R-Type really has quite a lot in common with Gradius III. Not a terrible game, but a little bit of a letdown.
 

Red

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Oct 26, 2017
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Another fan here. Jeremy Parish does damn fine work. Thoughtful about games in a way few others are.
 

toph

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Love it. Jeremy Parish has been a constant in my podcast feed for... over ten years now?
 
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HyperZone retrospective: F-Zero times two is still zero | Super NES Works #009


It's Space Harrier action in an F-Zero wrapper with this forgotten shoot-em-up by Nintendo mainstays HAL. A slight game, it's nevertheless memorable for its trippy visuals… and notable for its secret true-3D mode.
Ouch at that George H.W. joke.

Also, I guess this means that StarFox 2 is off the table, eh?
 

Alexem

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Oct 27, 2017
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I was completely unfamiliar with this game until it was brought up in last week's episode. What really got my attention was the soundtrack - I've long had a fondness for Jun Ishikawa's work in the Kirby series, and there are certainly some touches of his later SNES works here, particularly Kirby's Fun Pak/Super Star. (Does anyone else get a Revenge of MetaKnight vibe from some of the songs?) Another amusing Kirby connection that I noticed from the uploaded recording session is that a couple of the rounds are named 'Grass Land' and 'Ripple Field'. Now, while the former is a fairly generic name, the two were later used together as names for similarly themed stages in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and 3. Is anyone aware of HAL using those names in any of their other games around that time?
 

Boney

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It's such a wonderful in depth look at games, their surrounding history and context and impact on the gaming landscape. I can't get tired of listening to Jeremy talk about Heiankyo Alien clones.
 

Stencil

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I looove Jeremy's output, he's so thorough and his dulcet monotone is very relaxing.

Does anyone have any review or thoughts on the books he's put out? They're like the Works videos in paper form, yeah?
 

Kafkaswaffle

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Oct 27, 2017
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Love the series and also the books. GB works is definitely my favorite as the GB is such an integral part in my gaming past.
Looking forward to all the new episodes, Jeremy.
 

Joe_Bush

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I looove Jeremy's output, he's so thorough and his dulcet monotone is very relaxing.

Does anyone have any review or thoughts on the books he's put out? They're like the Works videos in paper form, yeah?
Effectively, yes, and he puts great high-quality photographs of the boxes/cartridges up next to the text. I think they're fascinating to look at and read from time to time, and they're a good resource if you're looking up detailed information on the games he's covered (because, to my knowledge, nobody else is doing the work he's done on early Game Boy games)