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The 2600 Game By Game Podcast will delve into the history, gameplay, and personal stories of every game made for the Atari 2600.

The 2600 Game By Game Podcast will delve into the history, gameplay, and personal stories of every game made for the Atari 2600.

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The 2600 Game By Game Podcast will delve into the history, gameplay, and personal stories of every game made for the Atari 2600.

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English


Episodes

Cosmic Corridor by Zimag

5/5/2021
Hello! This week on the show we are looking at the Zimag game Cosmic Corridor, which most likely began life as Space Tunnel by Bit Corp. If you want to know what Hindi movie soundtracks and jail time have to do with Cosmic Corridor, I hope you'll give the episode a listen. Coming up next is the homebrew game Alfred Challenge, programmed by Eric Bacher for Ebivision. If you have feedback for Alfred Challenge, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by May 17th. Don't forget to send your...

Duration:01:26:45

Q*Bert's Qubes by Parker Brothers

4/22/2021
Welcome to episode 200, where we are talking about the Parker Brothers arcade port Q*Bert's Qubes, via James Wickstead and Associates. Thank you all so much for helping me get this far. To help me celebrate, Doug and Ed are giving away another PlusCart and an Edladdin Super 78 controller respectively. To win the PlusCart, just send me your BOTTOM 5 Atari 2600 games. To win the Super 78 controller, please send me your top 5 7800 gamesfoodfight. Email your entries to me at...

Duration:02:06:29

Condor Attack by Ultravision

3/28/2021
Hi there! Today's game is a bit late, is it worth waiting for? Have a listen to Condor Attack by Ultravision and find out for yourself. Big thanks go to Rob @Atarispot on Twitter, who helped me with the research into this game and company. Next up is the big 200th episode, which will feature Q*bert's Qubes by Parker Brothers and a PlusCart contest courtesy of Doug. But first, I need a vacation. The 200th episode will be out on April 21st, so if you have feedback for Q*bert's Qubes, please...

Duration:01:09:37

Mario Bros. by Atari

3/10/2021
Happy Mar10 Day everyone! Today we are taking a look at Mario Brothers, the Nintendo arcade game ported by Atari. Lots of opinions and info in this one, it seems like a simple game but there's a lot of nuance to it. I really hope that you enjoy listening to it. Next up will be Condor Attack, the first game I am covering from Ultravision. If you'd like to tell me your thoughts on Condor Attack, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by March 21st and I will get them into the show....

Duration:01:57:09

Marauder by Tigervision

2/24/2021
Welcome to the show! This week we are looking at Marauder, by Tigervision. It's a pretty rare and expensive game, but worth the play if you have the means. I really enjoyed it. Coming up next is the Atari game Mario Brothers, yet another terrific Dan Hitchens arcade port. If you have any feedback for Mario Brothers, please get it to me by the end of the day on March 7th. I will tell you all about the game, no need to repeat that stuff, just tell me what you think of it. you can send all...

Duration:01:33:16

Gopher by U.S. Games

2/14/2021
Hello there, this week's once again late entry is all about Gopher, by US Games. Coming to you from the Wickstead Design Associates arm of US Games, Gopher is a pretty fun title. I hope that you enjoy the show. Next up will be Marauder by Tigervision. If you have any feedback for Marauder, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by the end of Monday the 22nd. I hope you all are well, thank you for your patience and for listening. Gopher on Random Terrain February 1983 Video Game...

Duration:01:23:54

PlusCart Contest Winner, and excuses

2/10/2021
I'm sorry I don't have the Gopher episode ready today, but I wanted to announce the PlusCart winner at least because Doug is very kind to sponsor this contest. Please give a listen, I will be sending the winner an email to get their address. Doug is a much better shipper than I, so there's that. If you have Gopher feedback that you didn't send but want to, get it to me by the end of Friday the 12th. Thanks so much for your patience, and for listening. Doug's Contest video

Duration:00:04:40

Pressure Cooker by Activision

1/31/2021
This week, a little late, I am discussing the wonderful Activision game Pressure Cooker, by Garry Kitchen. If you haven't played this one, you really owe it to yourself to try it. Coming up next is Gopher by US Games. It's not about the Ship's Purser on The Love Boat, but that would probably be a cool game. Please send feedback on Gopher to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by 6 PM EST on Tuesday, February 9th. I have an appointment on Wednesday morning so I have to have the show done in a more...

Duration:01:44:05

Tooth Protectors by DSD/Camelot

1/13/2021
Happy New Year everyone! I hope the new year finds you well and hopeful. We are starting this year off with Tooth Protectors, the mail away advergame sponsored by Johnson and Johnson and put together by Camelot Marketing Services Group and Diversified Software Development. I hope that you enjoy the episode. Coming up next on the show is Pressure Cooker by Activision. If you have any feedback for Pressure Cooker, please get it to me by January 24th at the end of the day. Also, our friend Doug...

Duration:01:11:40

2020 Christmas Memories

12/23/2020
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa! Whatever you celebrate, I hope that you all have a wonderful time at the end of this weird year. I am hopeful for the future and I hope that for you as well. We have some newcomers sharing memories with us, and some very touching stories as well. I hope that you will enjoy the show, Sarah and I enjoyed making it for you. I am grateful to all of you for listening to this show and I wish you nothing but the best for the new year. Epcot...

Duration:02:10:53

Asterix by Atari

12/2/2020
Thank you for listening to the final game for this year, Asterix by Atari. It's basically the same as Taz, but Taz actually appears later in the part number order, and we'll get to that game next year. Coming up on January 13th is Tooth Protectors by DSD/Camelot. If you have any feedback for Tooth Protectors, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by January 10th. also, the Christmas episode is coming up fast! if you have any kind of holiday or birthday video game memories or whatever,...

Duration:01:12:51

Cakewalk by Commavid

11/18/2020
Hi there! This week we are taking a look at a game that kind of involves my profession, Cakewalk by Commavid. Spoilers, I hate making cakes. But I think I have a fun episode for you, Mrs. Ferguson the Librarian is back, and be sure to stay tuned at the end for some really filthy bloopers. Don't worry, I bleeped them. Bleep bloop! Next up is the last game this year, another super rare one, Asterix by Atari. It's loosely based on the French comic series of the same name. I'll tell you all...

Duration:01:31:27

Interview: Jan Hermanns, Blinky Goes Up

11/4/2020
I was delighted when Jan Hermanns agreed to speak with me for the podcast about his terrific game Blinky Goes Up. We talk about programming the game, Jan's artwork and other hobbies, and also a tantalizingly half finished game that he has! I really enjoyed talking with him and I hope you will give the interview a listen and try Blinky Goes Up if you haven't already. Thanks for listening! Jan Hermanns's artwork on Instagram Jan's new site for Blinky Goes Up

Duration:00:42:06

Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns

11/4/2020
It's a homebrew episode this week, featuring the absolutely wonderful Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns. I'm sorry about the lack of homebrews lately, I was working on my list recently and I put more in to be covered in the coming months. I also interviewed Jan and had a great time talking with him, you can find that interview here when I post it, which should be soon. Next up is the autobiographical Cakewalk, by Commavid. If you have any thoughts or feedback on the game, please send them to me...

Duration:01:17:34

Kyphus by Apollo

10/20/2020
Hi everyone, today we are looking at an unfinished prototype by Apollo called Kyphus. It's not really playable, but there is some interesting stuff to go into. And I apologize for posting the wrong date for feedback on Facebook and Twitter, if you didn't get your feedback in for Kyphus because of that I'm sorry. Please do send it next time if you can. The next game is the homebrew Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns. Blinky is so cute! If you have feedback for this game, you can send it to me at...

Duration:00:54:54

Xevious by Atari

10/7/2020
Hi there! This week's game is the unreleased prototype for Xevious, by Atari. I think Tod Frye did a great job on this, it's a shame that it didn't come out at the time. Coming up next on the show is the prototype game Kyphus by Apollo. After I put it on the list however, I discovered that it's not really a playable game. But it does have a part number assigned to it, and you know the law around these parts. If you want to take a look at it and send me some feedback about it, please send it...

Duration:01:01:15

Lock n Chase by M Network

9/27/2020
Hi there, thanks once again for your patience (I thought I was done saying that, apparently I have more work to do). This week I am covering Lock 'n' Chase by M Network, which is a Pac-Man wannabe that doesn't quite get there for me. The prototype for Xevious by Atari is coming up next, and I'm going to try to stay on schedule despite this week's show being late. If you have any feedback for Xevious, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by 6 PM EST on October 6th. You can get a...

Duration:01:09:07

Bank Heist by 20th Century Fox

9/9/2020
This week we go back to the 20th Century Fox catalog to take a look at Bank Heist. It's a simple looking game but a lot of fun to play! I hope you enjoy the episode. Next up will be Bump and Jump by M Network. If you have any feedback for Bump and Jump, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of the day September 20th to be included in the show. I hope you all are staying safe and are doing well. Those of you with children, I wish you the best with whatever schooling your...

Duration:00:55:23

Party Mix by Starpath

8/26/2020
In this episode I finally take a look at the Starpath game Party Mix, which may be one of the first collections of mini games in a video game. It is a rare 4 player paddle game at the late date of Fall 1983, but it has its usual Starpath polish. I hope you enjoy listening. Next up will be Bank Heist by 20th Century Fox, and hopefully it will be released in two weeks. If you have feedback for Bank Heist, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day September 5th. Thank you so much...

Duration:01:38:28

Moonsweeper by Imagic

7/1/2020
Hi there, thanks for sticking with me through all of this, I hope you all are well. This episode is about the Imagic game Moonsweeper, by programmer extraordinaire, Bob Smith. If you haven't already checked the game out, I hope you will after listening. Next up will be Party Mix by Starpath. If you have any feedback for Party Mix, please get it to me by Sunday the 12th. Send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. I am shooting for the episode to be out on the 15th, but please keep in mind that may...

Duration:01:20:40