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27 - Flashback - The Quest for Identity

Find out who you really are and then foil the alien conspiracy in Flashback: The Quest for Identity. Learn about the companies involved in bringing this game to the Jaguar, what it took to make the cutscenes, and how to recover your teleport receiver with one weird trick. Along the way, we uncover a previously-unknown cheat code, dig into all the various ports and their differences, and argue about whether the Titan in this game is a planet or a moon. Also included is feedback, lots of...


26 - I-War

Only a weapons-laden antivirus craft can save the I-Way, and only you can drive it. This heavy-tank-sized episode will give you all you need to know to defeat Override, including the little-known history of the game I-War, a complete catalog of weapons, a list of enemies and hazards, and tons of tips. We find a close connection between I-War and Defender 2000, dig deep for hidden messages, and solve the mystery of the missing level music. All this plus a dramatic re-enactment and a yelling...


25 - Power Drive Rally

Hop in your favorite (better make that "favourite") European rally car and "terra up de firma" in Power Drive Rally! We explore company histories and the development of the game, dig into the game modes, and marvel at the attention to detail. In the co-driver's seat we've got sound effects and music, reviews from around the world, and Betteridge's Law of Headlines. As if that weren't enough, there's also feedback from Björn, Trevor, Roberth, Keith, Randal, Derek, Lee, Gummy Bear, doctorclu,...


24 - FlipOut!

Enter the Great Tile Flipping Festival to challenge King Fluffy and the citizens of the planet Phromaj in the Jaguar puzzle game FlipOut! Game designer Dr. Conrad Barski provides valuable historical context as we learn about the game's development, then explore the levels, dig into the depths of alien mischief, and check out numerous magazine reviews. Also included is feedback from Roberth, Derek, Randal, Björn, RD, Dr. Clu, Arethius, and TrekMD! Full show notes are available at...


23 - Cannon Fodder

Form a line at the bottom of Boot Hill and wait to be waved in to the disturbing fun of Cannon Fodder! In this episode, we learn a bit about Sensible Software, how this game ended up on the Jaguar, and how this version differs from the many other ports. We check out numerous reviews from both sides of the Atlantic, propose an alternate control scheme (with the benefit of hindsight), ponder the highly-questionable ESRB rating, and analyze the infamous theme song. Also included is feedback...


22 - Hover Strike

We're blasting space pirates and naming planets with Hover Strike! Learn about the game's roots, the development staff, the many cheat codes, and the Jaguar Development Standards in this action-packed and texture-mapped episode. Stick around for some awesome feedback from Björn, Arethius, Christopher (aka MightyFrog), and TrekMD! Full show notes are available at Coming up next episode: Cannon Fodder!


21 - Troy Aikman NFL Football

You could say it's the best American football game on the Jaguar, but is that saying much? Find out in this episode, along with the id Software connection, a Super Bowl prediction, and what the heck this game has to do with a distant-future generational starship. Also included is feedback from Kevin, some storytime, and a couple surprises. Hopefully not the terrible kind of surprises. Full show notes are available at ...


20 - Pinball Fantasies

Experience "the real simulator" with Pinball Fantasies on the Atari Jaguar. In this episode, you'll hear company histories, rules of the four pinball tables, lots of tunes, highly contradictory reviews, some questionable adjective use, and the surprising high score holder for the Stones 'n' Bones table on Shinto's cartridge. Also in this episode is feedback from Randal, Louis, and Janitor Sean! Full show notes are available at ...


19 - Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls

Double the dragons, double the fun? Find out in this episode, where we go through the inspiration and history behind the one-on-one fighting game Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls. We analyze the characters, find surprising gameplay factors, and go off in search of the elusive Shadow Master Code. Also included is feedback from Lost Dragon, Lee, Randal, Matt, and Kevin Manne, plus a BBC Breakfast surprise from Philip the Whovian! Full show notes are available at ...


18 - Brutal Sports Football

Visit the violent future of faux football in this fierce battle which is best against your buddies. Learn about the game's surprising evolution, company histories, and the rules of the game (or lack thereof). Get some wisdom from John Madden, a bizarre audio glitch, and practical use of the word "fisticuffs." Also included is feedback from BTB, Björn, Michael, Doctor Clu, Lost Dragon, Arethius, Liam, and Gray Defender! Full show notes are available at ...


h01 - Rebooteroids

It's modern-day old-school rock blasting in this special homebrew episode of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast. Rebooteroids is an AtariAge-exclusive title by the Jaguar wizards at Reboot, a lovingly-crafted update to an Atari arcade classic. Learn about the game's lengthy development, dig into all the gameplay details, check out the music, and figure out how to pronounce the '#' symbol in this brief but exciting departure from the usual chronological game coverage. Also included is...


17 - Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding

Bundle up in your brightest mismatching colors and take on the picturesque mountains of Val d'Isère in Skiing and Snowboarding for the Atari Jaguar. As I test the limits of my grasp of the French language (probably with embarrassing results), we learn about the developer, the game modes, obstacles, powerups (yeah, powerups!), music, the various endings, the subtleties of timberline in the French Alps, and some questionable physics. Also included is feedback from Louis, Randal, Derik, Ryan,...


16 - Zool 2

Serious ninjas in a cruel Krool world: play as Zool or Zooz to banish Krool's shape-shifting henchman Mental Block from six crazy worlds in this challenging and cartoony platform game on the Jaguar. In this episode, I cover a little history of Gremlin Interactive, describe the colorful levels and inventive enemies, list some amusing instrument names from the .mod file metadata, and gush about cheat codes. Also included in this episode is some excellent feedback from Lost Dragon, Wade, Jon,...


15 - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Everybody was kung-fu fighting in this video game adaptation of the 1993 Bruce Lee biographical film. Learn the moves, listen to (most of) the music, and hear about the different ports of Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in this episode of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast. Also included is feedback from Björn, Doctor Clu, Lost Dragon, bmx, Trooper Galactus, and Jagosaurus! Stay tuned to the very end for Storytime in Hong Kong, plus a Jaguar Halloween greeting! Full show notes are...


14 - DOOM

Take on the evil denizens of the underworld in this notable port of the seminal first-person shooter! In this episode, I continue the history of id Software through the release of DOOM (and a little beyond), go over the development of the Jaguar version, cover the competing ports of the game, test out the networking, and play a lot of the Jaguar version's music. Yes, music! This is easily the biggest episode of the podcast so far, but that's OK, because after all, we're talking about DOOM...


13 - Wolfenstein 3D

Step behind your chaingun and face down the Nazi horde in this pioneering first-person shooter. In this episode, you'll hear about id Software's early history, comparisons of Wolfenstein 3D on different platforms, detailed analysis of the Jaguar version, and plenty of music from the game. Also included is feedback from Zach, Jagosaurus, Hugh, and Liam! Full show notes can be found at Coming up next episode is id...


12 - Iron Soldier

Stomp tanks and bash buildings as you pilot a towering robot in Iron Soldier! Game development history, weapons, enemies, levels, controls, reviews, memories, and regrettable singing, it's all here in this episode. There's also feedback from Arethius, The Requiem, and GRay Defender! Full show notes are available at Coming up in the next episode: Wolfenstein 3D


11 - Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales

Jump and glide and die (and die some more) in the colorful platformer Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales! Learn about the development history, get full detail on the various worlds and enemies, listen to the music, hear the contemporary interviews, and get my personal experience with the game. Also included is feedback from jeremiahjt, Troff, Guillaume, Wade, and Ferg! Oh, and there's also a special surprise guest. Full show notes are available at ...


10 - Kasumi Ninja

Strap on your headband and show no mercy in this notorious over-the-top tournament fighting game. This episode contains development history, information on all the fighters, the missing labyrinth, the announcer voice, cheat codes, and maybe even a musical number. Also included is feedback from doctorclu, Troff, and Trooper Galactus! Full show notes are available at Coming up next: Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales!


09 - Tempest 2000

Light up the webs in the critically-acclaimed abstract shooter Tempest 2000 by Llamasoft. This ox-sized episode features plentiful music, a detailed analysis, an overview of sequels and derivative games, several personal stories, and music. Did I mention the music? Also included is feedback from doctorclu, Trooper Galactus, Louis, Bill Kendrick, and The Requiem! Complete show notes can be found at Next episode: Kasumi...