Retro Reminisce – Episode 005: The Tick (SNES/Genesis)

This week in Retro Reminisce, Justin and I revist a classic 16bit licensed beat-em-up game titled The Tick. Based off of a popular comic book hero and underrated Saturday morning cartoon on Fox Kids, The Tick is a standard beat-em-up action title similar to games like Streets of Rage, Final Fight and Double Dragon. In this episode we talk about the game’s connections to its source material, how it tries to differentiate itself from the arcade beat-em-up genre, and how well the game holds up today. Afterwards we will cover the game’s pricing trends and tell you how rare it is just in case you would like to check it out for yourself. Head on over to iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or Google Play Music to grab the episode now or listen directly below using our embedded media player. Don’t forget to click the email link above to send us some feedback and recommend a game you would like for us to cover. Thanks enjoy the show!


Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.