For those of you wondering about the title of this episode, well you’ll have to listen to figure that out. Pig eating habits aside, it was a genuine pleasure to chat with Ryan about his time supporting various Sim-related titles by Maxis, as well as hearing the rather innovative way he got the job.
We also take a look at a console that, I have to admit, I didn’t know much about until this episode. Known in Japan as the PC Engine and the TurboGrafx in North America, it was a 4th generation game console with some impressive features.
Ryan has also recently launched his own line of replacement inlays for the PC Engine / TurboGrafx and NES controllers. We chat about some of the challenges he faced in getting these made and launched.
Do you have memories of the PC Engine / TurboGrafx, or any of the Maxis games? If so, we’d love to hear from you, so send a note over to [email protected], leave a comment on the post, or start a discussion in Goodpods.
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- GrafxGear: Website | Twitter
- TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine – WikiPedia
- Maxis – WikiPedia
- RMC Retro: PC Engine Trash to Treasure (Pt1) – YouTube
- Portable PlayStation MiniDisc Concept – IGN
- 00:00:04: Introductions
- 00:10:21: The Sim Copter Easter Egg
- 00:14:23: Favourite Support Moment
- 00:19:36: The PC Engine
- 00:21:41: TurboGrafx
- 00:27:51: Japanese Tax & Copyright Oddities
- 00:29:39: CD-ROM Before PlayStation
- 00:30:10: Sh’m’ups
- 00:32:46: CD Audio
- 00:34:48: What Happened Next?
- 00:35:43: Replacement Inlays
- 00:47:23: Region Locking?
- 00:50:08: Also Available For Nintendo
- 00:54:19: Wrapping Up
Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW