Under Consoletation: The GamesMaster Retrospective Podcast

Under Consoletation: The GamesMaster Retrospective Podcast

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Join Luke & Ash as they dive into a nostalgia filled trip through every episode of 90s UK video game competition show GamesMaster! Expect classic game reviews, nostalgia chat, and humongous innuendos that will get your joysticks waggling.


S02E16 - T2: The Arcade Game / Gallagher’s Gallery / NCAA Basketball
Aug 4 • 71 min
In loving memory of Seb Patrick. Simon Bland from Croydon shoots up on T2: The Arcade Game, Mark Wignett and Huw Higginson from The Bill also shoot up on Gallagher’s Gallery, and Nintendo Champion Thomas Paterson also shoots up (albeit shooting hoops) on…
S02E15 - Taz-Mania / Super Kick Off / Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing
Jul 28 • 64 min
Nick Kapur goes down under on Taz-Mania, Tammy Edmeat meets her hero Ian Wright and plays against him on Super Kick Off, and it’s boss vs. employee as Clive Borden takes on Richard Walkling on Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing. There’s everything…
BONUS STAGE - GamesMaster Magazine #1
Jul 21 • 85 min
GamesMaster isn’t just the UK’s greatest video game challenge TV show, it’s now also the UK’s greatest video game multi-format magazine! Released in December 1992, GamesMaster would run for an impressive 25 years, ending recently in October 2018. In this…
S02E14 - To The Earth / Quest for Gold / Streets of Rage 2
Jul 14 • 71 min
Happy new year! And GamesMaster is in full panto mode, as David Finch bangs his way to Uranus on To the Earth, Carl Lewis races aganist Colin Jackson and Linford Christie on Quest for Gold/The Carl Lewis Challenge, and it’s shades of 1966 as Sega European…
S02E13 - Santa’s Xmas Caper / Volfied / Street Fighter II [feat. The Game Genie Guru]
Jul 7 • 81 min
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas 1992, everyone! On this festive outing, Paul Tucker takes on murderous mince pies of Santa’s Xmas Caper, the finals of the Street Fighter II tournament sees GameZone face Mean Machines for multi-format magazine glory, and special…
S02E12 - The Humans / Baseball Stars 2 / Street Fighter II
Jun 30 • 69 min
Commodore marketing man Kelly Sumnar orders around some Humans, Eastenders star Todd Carty swings the meaty bit of his bat on Baseball Stars 2, and its the second semi-finals in the multi-format magazine Street Fighter II tournament! It’s movie tie-ins in…
S02E11 - ABC Sports Presents: The Palm Spring Open / Lotus 3: The Ultimate Challenge / Street Fighter II
Jun 23 • 62 min
One week after GamesMaster Live, Aiden Smith from Leytonstowe swings and misses on ABC Sports Presents: The Palm Spring Open for the Phillips CD-i, Lotus driver Johnny Herbet burns rubber on Lotus 3: The Ultimate Challenge, and it’s the first semi-final…
BONUS STAGE - GamesMaster Live ‘92
Jun 16 • 95 min
In this special bonus episode of Under Consoletation, Luke and Ash look back at the GamesMaster Live ‘92, from the Birmingham’s NEC Arena. They talk about Ash’s memories of the show, look at the official show guide, and review a Quavers promotional video…
S02E10 - Super Mario Kart / Catch The Flag / Pinball Fantasies
Jun 9 • 67 min
Peter Walters karts around on Super Mario Kart, Andy Thompson from Oxford takes on Neighbours/Home & Away star Richard Norton in VR simulation Catch The Flag, and it’s triple trouble in the final challenge of the show, as Nino, Martino and Angelo - the…
S02E09 - Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja / Archer MacClean’s Pool / Fatal Fury [feat. Larry Bundy Jr. and Mentski]
Jun 2 • 94 min
Wolf Wood looks to save the fair Lisa from the pit by beating the first level on Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja, its father vs. son on Fatal Fury, and John Parrot faces Adam Whisker on Archer McClean’s Pool. It’s also two days after Sonic 2sday - so it’s time…
S02E08 - The Addams Family / Space Pirates / Agony
May 26 • 64 min
Lisa, the marvellous Morticia from Reading, comes up short on Addams Family for the SNES, Kristian Schmid from Neighbours/The Tomorrow People gets cheap on Space Pirates, and there’s three-way action on Agony. Plus, there’s reviews of board game…
S02E07 - MYTH: History in the Making / American Gladiators / Super Tennis
May 19 • 74 min
Tim Cant has a stiff challenge on Myth: History in the Making, Jason Pickford takes on a very stressed out Tristan Grove on Super Tennis, and Jet and Shadow from the UK Gladiators board the GamesRig to play American Gladiators in button-mashing action.…
S02E06 - Mole Patrol / WWF Super WrestleMania / King of Monsters 2: The Next Thing [feat. Maffew]
May 12 • 104 min
We’re busting out the Super Scope as Adam Freeman keeps moles in their holes on Mole Patrol, it’s a granny grapple as Aunty Marisha takes on Lettie from Bristol on King of Monsters 2, and Hacksaw Jim Duggan accepts the British Bulldog’s challenge on WWF…
BONUS STAGE - Bad Influence S01E01
May 5 • 90 min
Here comes a new challenger! While GamesMaster ruled the video game TV roost, a new show began on CITV which not only aimed to be Tomorrow’s World for kids, but also showed off new video games, gave hints, and cheats on how to beat them, and new consoles!…
S02E05 - Pilotwings / DynaBlaster / Arch Rivals
Apr 28 • 83 min
It’s a brother/sister combo as Emily and Michael try to land safely on Pilotwings, Danny Curely has a new challenger on Arch Rivals, and a pre-famous Take That try to blow each other up on 5-player DynaBlaster, aka Bomberman! Plus, let’s get spooky with…
S02E04 - Fire & Ice / Official Navy Helicopter Flight Simulation / Mario Lemieux Ice Hockey
Apr 21 • 84 min
Joystick maker Kulwinder freezes on Fire & Ice, rugby player/pilot Rory Underwood tries to land on an Official Navy Helicopter Flight Simulation, and can Warren knock off Sega European Champion Danny Curley on the obscure Mario Lemieux Hockey? Plus, a…
S02E03 - Super Mario World / Soccer Brawl / Sonic The Hedgehog
Apr 14 • 77 min
Catherine Allen tries to become another famous thing about Guernsey as she takes on Super Mario World, Callum Green faces Britain’s hardest bloke Vinny Jones on Soccer Brawl, and The Curley Challenge is open as John Morrison races against Sega European…
S02E02 - Chuck Rock / Sonic Blast Man / Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension [feat. Dave Bulmer]
Apr 7 • 86 min
George Delafontos from Surrey gets ugly with Chuck Rock, Paul Turner returns to defend his punching crown on Sonic Blast Man, and Mavis John Minor takes on her son Matthew on the yet-to-be-released Zool! It’s platforming week in the Review Zone, as…
S02E01 - Street Fighter II / Who Shot Johnny Rock? / Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp [feat. Doug Johns]
Mar 31 • 96 min
It’s a new season and a new look, as GamesMaster takes over the GamesRig! Henry Coleman Jr. and Peter Deet battle it out on the brand new Street Fighter II on the SNES, Whose Line is it Anyway star Tony Slattery tries to find out Who Shot Johnny Rock, and…
BONUS STAGE: Series 1 Wrap-Up!
Mar 24 • 61 min
Before we board the helicopter to the GamesRig, Luke and Ash look back at series one and discuss their favourite moments, challenges, celebrities, and even features. What was the best challenge? Who was the worst celebrity? Which feature stroked the…
BONUS STAGE - Paul Gannon Interview
Mar 17 • 69 min
Before the series one wrap-up episode, here is the full and uncut version of the interview we did with Paul Gannon about his Duck Hunt challenge from S01E10. Paul talks about the audition process, the day of the challenge, “trigger happy”, the aftermath,…
S01E10 - Duck Hunt / Emlyn Hughes International Soccor / Decap Attack [feat. Paul Gannon]
Mar 10 • 83 min
In the final episode of series 1, former Liverpool and England star Emlyn Hughes embarrasses himself on his own game, John from Hastings speed-runs Decap Attack, and a young man named Paul Gannon gets trigger happy on Duck Hunt. It’s adult week in the…
S01E09 - Zany Golf / James ‘Buster’ Douglas Knockout Boxing / Shadow Dancer
Mar 3 • 69 min
Nigel and his son Adam get zany on Zany Golf, Gary Wilson from Aldershot takes on former British and European Featherweight Champion Barry McGuigan on James ‘Buster’ Douglas Knockout Boxing, and Sega European Games Playing Champion Danny Curley makes his…
S01E08 - Strider / Baseball Stars Professional / Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Feb 25 • 68 min
Super cool Chevron Hart bosses his way through Strider, former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash takes on World Neo Geo Baseball Champion Emily Cash on Baseball Stars Professional, and Martin from Essex doesn’t get to play the Terminator 2 arcade game, and…
S01E07 - James Pond 2: Codename Robocod / WWF WrestleMania Challenge / Thunder Force III
Feb 18 • 75 min
Audience members get fishy with James Pond 2: Codename Robocod, Jeremy Gomez struggles on Thunder Force III, and “The Hertfordshire Hero” David Kay takes on British wrestling legend Kendo Nagasaki on WWF WrestleMania Challenge. It’s time for an adventure…
S01E06 - Top Player’s Golf / Ski or Die / Brat
Feb 11 • 68 min
Mark Budawano tries to improve his handicap on Top Player’s Golf for the Neo Geo, Michael Merryn attempts to help Brat through level 1, and Pat Sharp takes on Mick Brown on Ski or Die. It’s the future in the Review Zone as Wing Commander II, Alien Breed…
S01E05 - DuckTales / Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker / Neighbours
Feb 4 • 67 min
Scott Andrews from Manchester speedruns the Himalayas stage on DuckTales, Christian Price takes on Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker designer Archer McLean on Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker (with Jimmy White), and Neighbours star Ashley Paske embarrasses…
S01E04 - Road Rash / Heimdall / Panzer Kick Boxing
Jan 27 • 74 min
Richard Wiltshire from Dartford revs his way down the aisle with his hands on his throttle on Road Rash, Darts champion Eric Bristow tries not to decapitate a maiden on Hemidall, and there’s sibling rivalry as Lisa takes on her brother Jason at Panzer…
S01E03 - Mega Man II / Pro Tennis Tournament 2 / Zoom!
Jan 21 • 67 min
Nick Kierancroft gets hot on Heatman’s stage of Mega Man II, Sahid Hersey pounds balls against Wimbledon Champion Annabelle Croft on Pro Tennis Tournament 2, and members of the congregation attempt to beat Zoom! in under a minute in a boy/girl/boy…
S01E02 - Sonic The Hedgehog / Sonic Blast Man / Lemmings
Jan 14 • 76 min
Robert Clark takes on a tough Lemmings challenge, Paul Turner faces former British Heavyweight Champion Gary Mason on Sonic Blast Man, and a small child named Alex Verrey ups the ante as he attempts to get 160 rings on Sonic The Hedgehog. What ever…
S01E01 - Super Mario Bros. 3 / Manchester United Europe / Mad Dog McCree
Jan 7 • 80 min
Daniel Blake tries to get 50 coins in two minutes, on Super Mario Bros. 3, Simon Reynolds takes on John Fashanu on Manchester United Europe, and Tony Wright relieves Dominik Diamond’s tension on Mad Dog McCree. Meanwhile, The Terminator for Mega Drive…
What Is Under Consoletation?
Jan 6 • 14 min
Luke & Ash welcome you to their kingdom, and explain Under Consoletation, GamesMaster, their history with the show, and what you can expect from the podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.