On this episode we discuss RNG (Random Number Generator) in video games. A term that is often used in speed running conversations and also among casual gamers. We discuss how it is applied in both a casual and elite environment. We also discuss how it is often misused.
Our featured game for this episode is Actraiser for the SNES. We talk about our history with the game and what makes it a very unique play experience. We also delve into its music, graphics, and its other aspects as it related to us when we were younger.
The featured guest for this episode is PJ dicesare. PJ is a legendary speed runner that has performed at nearly every GDQ event since it first launched. He held the world record for Actraiser for over 9 years and discusses the game in detail with us. PJ also reveals a very bizarre story involving RNG that I think everyone needs to hear. Additionally PJ lives across the street from a fire station, you will have to listen to find out why that information is important.
The Retro Runner