April 15, 2022
It's time, maniacs, for yet another episode of our glorious podcast. This time, rather than playing the promised 'game we missed' we have a big circle jerk over Issue 5 of the magazine, because it won't sell itself now will it?
We've got behind the scenes insight into a variety of the upcoming reviews (including the game that broke Sam), Steve tells us all about his interview with the creator of ToeJam & Earl, Rob reveals the scoop on a certain popstar's connection to the music in Sonic 3, Alex wonders where the hell Michael Jordan is, and Tim tells us how tired it all made him. Worth it.
Our rankings continue with the usual amount of controversy, bargaining, swearing, reminiscing, and holding Sam's old reviews to account. Getting ranked right in the you-know-what this time are six 1992 titles from Issue 3: Sonic 2, Galaxy Force II, Dungeons & Dragons, World of Illusion, Atomic Runner, and The Terminator.
We end the show, as always, with another stonking listener question that has us all waxing lyrical about the local video game shops we used to frequent in happier times.
Don't forget to get your questions in to email@example.com and buy your copy of Issue 5 of Sega Mania Magazine at https://www.sega-mania.com/ now!
April 5, 2022
We're back once again for more Sega Mania Podcast madness! Apologies this is coming out a bit late, but our big mean overlord told us we had to finish off some poxy magazine so we crunched on that and Alex didn't have time to edit this absolute mammoth episode until now.
We carry on the new tradition of covering a game we missed in the magazine with Robocop vs The Terminator, and it's an absolute banger. No more Alex the Kidd anger here, folks!
Part 2 is the continuation of ranking every Mega Drive game featured in the mag thus far, and on the docket this time are the remaining titles from Issue 2. Shadow of the Beast, Streets of Rage, OutRun, Turrican, Road Rash, Alien Storm, and ToeJam & Earl get ranked good and proper - and we actually all played the games beforehand so no more abstaining!
Part 3 is more of your wonderful listener questions, where we talk about our biggest gaming shames, Sega games with the best potential for a movie tie-in, and someone made Rob tell another ghost story. It's as awesome as usual. Get your questions in to firstname.lastname@example.org to join in.
Thanks for listening, make sure you get your copy of Issue 5 over at www.sega-mania.com now it's gone to press, and pay attention for a promo code for 15% off Issues 1-4. Love you, bye!
March 15, 2022
This is definitely our most Sega episode yet of Sega Mania Podcast - only took us five episodes to keep (mostly) on topic! Beginning this episode is a new segment: Games We Missed. Every episode, we'll be picking a game not reviewed in the magazine (up to 1994) to play and discuss on the pod.
This episode, we randomly drew Alex THE Kidd in Miracle World for Master System. It's a game we'd all played before, and one that...well, it's not great. If you're a huge fan of the game, prepare your ears because it's getting roasted.
We also return to ranking in this episode, and it's time to judge half the games covered in issue 2 of the mag (1991). Where do Sonic the Hedgehog, Castle of Illusion, Spider-Man vs The Kingpin, Dick Tracy, Quackshot and Decap Attack fit into our Sega Mania Official Rankings list? Will everyone fall out over Columns again?
Lastly, there's a couple of cracking listener questions that let us reminisce about the glory of 90s gaming mags and why they inspired us to do all this nonsense.
Enjoy, and don't forget to pre-order your copy of Sega Mania Magazine Issue 5 at www.sega-mania.com now!
March 3, 2022
You read that correctly, Maniacs, this episode of SMP is a special one as we got an actual real celebrity famous person rich man to join us and chat about Sega - former host of the 11 O'Clock Show, 3rd place-finisher in I'm A Celebrity, and big Sega fan Iain Lee!
We answer some listener questions on games that disappointed us, games that weren't as good when we went back to them as adults to review them for the mag, Xbox vs PlayStation and more!
Iain tells us about asking, and receiving, a free Dreamcast from Sega while he was host of the 11 O'Clock Show, being offered to host a GamesMaster reboot once upon a time, and lets us in on the issues he had while hosting gaming TV show Thumb Bandits for Channel 4 back in the early 2000s.
Enjoy, and don't forget to hit up the website and get your sparkly fresh copy of Issue 4, or pre-order Issue 5, of Sega Mania Magazine now!
February 14, 2022
It's a spooky, ghostly episode of SMP this time around. Definitely, 100% always about ghosts. Nothing else. The reason for this is we hear another unfortunate tale from Rob 'The Unluckiest Writer in Literature' Kirkup, as his dream interview with Freddy Flintoff gets... well you'll have to listen to find out!
We also discuss the games we've been playing recently before diving into a Know Your Enemy-style quiz based on 1994. Closet Nintendo fans rejoice, this one's for you!
In the letters segment, we answer questions on our favourite 90s kids' shows and debate the Sega games that are amazing apart from one fatal flaw that ruins them.
Enjoy, and don't forget to hit up the website and get your sparkly fresh copy of Issue 4 of Sega Mania Magazine now!
February 2, 2022
We're back, baby, and for some reason we decided to undertake the mammoth task of ranking every game covered in Issue 1 of Sega Mania Magazine! The result? One rather long podcast and a rather upset Rob (Golden Axe Massive, rise up!).
Either side of arguing about which Mega Drive game's dad could have your dad, we're talking about what we've been playing. Yes, Steve's answer is still Halo Infinite.
We end the podcast with some listener questions, and there are some doozies in here. You'll never think about boxes of fudge in the same way again.
Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to go to Sega-Mania.com and grab your copy of the magazine. Issue 4's currently being pressed so get your orders in now!
January 16, 2022
Welcome to official podcast from Sega Mania Magazine! Alex, Rob, Sam, Simon, Steve and Tim are here to give you the inside scoop on all things Sega Mania.
In Part 1, we talk about our most and least favourite games from issues 1-3 with a few sneak peeks into the upcoming issue 4.
Part 2 brings you some current Sega news, and Part 3 focuses on what we've all been playing over the holiday period.
Finally, Part 4 is everybody's favourite - a quiz! Guess the game from snippets of reviews featured in the magazine so far. There are no prizes. Not even for us.
Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to go to Sega-Mania.com and grab your copy of the magazine today!