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Bonus Track - Toys R Us

12/9/2018
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The closing of Toys R Us has been rolling around in my head for months, I finally had some time to sit down and record it. I guess it's appropriate since it's Christmas time. I hope you enjoy it, thank you for listening! Toys R Us bankruptcy press release Vintage Toys R Us on Retro Junk Sunnyvale Toys R Us on Computer History Museum (thumbnail photo) Doug McCoy's Nintendo Get With It Kit video Jean Shepherd's Route 22

Duration:00:26:31

Infiltrate by Apollo

11/28/2018
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In this episode I will be looking at (and also talking about) the Apollo game Infiltrate, which is kind of like a dumbed down Elevator Action for our Atari 2600. I don't have an exact date for the next game yet, but it will be tron Deadly Discs by M Network and will come out in January. If you have any Christmas memories that you would like to submit to the 6th annual Christmas show, please send them to me by the end of the day on December 16th. Also, I will be announcing a date and time for...

Duration:01:15:28

Stargunner by Telesys

11/18/2018
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Thank you to everyone for your patience waiting for this Stargunner episode. Of course, the research was all done the week before the episode was due out, then I got sick that weekend. So the lesson here is that procrastination is good. I have a lot of the research done for Infiltrate, so that will be out the week after Thanksgiving, and that will be the last game of the year. So if you have feedback for Infiltrate, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day November 25th. I...

Duration:01:30:23

Kangaroo by Atari

10/24/2018
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Today I'll be covering Atari's Kangaroo, a 1983 arcade port. It has a kangaroo in it, in case you were wondering. Two, actually. I hope you enjoy the episode. Coming up next is Stargunner by Telesys, a pretty rare game. If you have a great many thoughts on this game, please send them to me by end of day 4 November, and I will include it in the show. Please make sure you put your name in the file if you send an audio submission! Also, please consider donating to me or any of my friends that...

Duration:01:46:29

Crypts of Chaos by 20th Century Fox

10/7/2018
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After a short delay, I am back with Crypts of Chaos by 20th Century Fox. A fine dungeon crawler if I do say so (and I do), a genre that is underrepresented on the Atari 2600. Coming up next is the arcade port Kangaroo by Atari. If you have feedback for this game, please send it to me by end of day October 18th, and the show will be out on the 21st. So he says. I am playing for Extra Life again this year, but I am going to split it between November 3rd and 10th. I am old and I can't stay...

Duration:01:26:28

Summer of Tanks Wrapup - Rank-a-Tank with Turbotastic Bryce

9/21/2018
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The Summer of Tanks officially closes with this great audio submission from Bryce, the host of the Turbotastic Podcast! He took all of the tank games on the 2600 and ranked them. I did the same, and I also posted polls on social media, so you'll hear what you think too! Also, if you'd like to enter the contest to win 5 of the 2600 tank games, please send an email to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by 10 PM EST on October 2nd. Please put Summer of Tanks contest in the subject line. If you've already...

Duration:00:36:33

Bobby Is Going Home by Bit Corp

9/19/2018
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Today for the first time I delve into what I originally thought was a PAL exclusive game, Bobby Is Going Home by Bit Corporation. Music and fun, what more could you want? Special thanks to Flanders 72, a punk band from Brazil. They are a great band that has a song called Bobby Is Going Home, which they let me use for the show. You can buy the track at their Bandcamp site, as well as all of their other music, so please support them! Next up will be Crypts of Chaos by 20th Century Fox. Please...

Duration:01:53:56

Front Line by Coleco

9/2/2018
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We bring the #SummerOfTanks to a close with the wonderful Front Line by Coleco, a run and tank game kinda similar to Commando (which will be an episode in 2045). I hope you enjoyed the #SummerOfTanks because that will be the last themed season that I do on this show. It just happened to work out that way. Next time I'm covering Bobby Is Going Home, a very special PALcast requested very gently by my friend Rama. Please send in your feedback no later than 6 pm EST on 11 September. Thank you...

Duration:01:26:11

Game Masters Exhibition with Ian

8/26/2018
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In this special episode, I talk with my nephew Ian about our trip to the Game Masters Exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The exhibition is only there until September 3rd, so if you want to go, please hurry! Thank you for listening. Game Masters at Franklin Institute Game Masters Wikipedia page Botanicula by Jaromír Plachý Child of Eden by Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Duration:00:33:02

Robot Tank by Activision

8/8/2018
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The next entry in the Summer Of Tanks is Robot Tank, by Activision. Lots of great feedback for this game, thank you all! Coming up next will be Front Line by Coleco, which will be the last Summer Of Tanks game. The release will be slightly delayed due to my parents' visit, so please get your feedback in to me by 23 August. You can send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Tank you for listening! Robot Links Keystone Kapers 2 on Youtube Robot Tank on Random Terrain Alan Miller...

Duration:01:54:14

Too Many Games 2018

7/29/2018
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It's been over a month, but I finally had a chance to sit down and talk about what I did at Too Many Games this year. I went for one of the three days, met some old and new friends, had a lot of fun, and yes, bought too many games. You may notice the extreme lack of tanks in this episode, I apologize for that. But as always, I do tank you for listening. Too Many Links Too Many Games home page Atari Texas on Youtube Len Herman's site Rolenta Press Brett Weiss' web site Pre-order...

Duration:00:27:06

Tanks But No Tanks by Zimag

7/25/2018
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The 2018 Summer Of Tanks kicks off with Tanks But No Tanks by Zimag, an NTSC version of the PAL game Phantom Tank by Bit Corporation. Don't know what Summer Of Tanks is? Well, fear not, it's only a listen away! Coming up next on Summer Of Tanks is Robot Tank by Activision, which may contain tanks. You have been warned. Do you like Robot Tank enough to shout about it? Well then, direct your shouting over to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com, and your shouting will be shouted or played shoutingly on...

Duration:01:27:06

Fireball by Starpath

7/6/2018
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Hello everyone! Thank you for your patience, I hit a bit of a podcasting wall right before summer started, and now we have quite a few weeks of visiting with family, which has been great. The schedule for summer will be a bit up in the air, so please continue to bear with me, and I thank you. This episode is about Fireball by Arcadia/Starpath, a Breakout style game for the 2600. Sarah always tells me I sound tired when I record the podcast, and I can never hear it. It is very obvious in this...

Duration:01:19:05

Climber 5 with Dennis Debro

5/30/2018
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Greetings fellow Climbers! In this episode, I speak with Dennis Debro about his first homebrew game, Climber 5! We also talk about his Pac-Man 4K homebrew and much of the work he's done helping other homebrewers. It was a great conversation and I am grateful to Dennis for talking with me. Next up will be Fireball by Starpath, another paddle game, yay! If you have any thoughts on this game, please send them to me by end of day June 10th at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Don Croswhite's...

Duration:02:34:21

Polaris by Tigervision

5/16/2018
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On today's episode we plumb the depths of the game Polaris by Tigervision, a port of the Taito arcade game. Will it be a great game, or will it be subpar? Yes, these are the quality jokes that you can expect from this show. Up next will be the homebrew game Climber 5 by Dennis Debro, with whom I will be talking for the episode. Thank you so much to Dennis for that! If you have any feedback on Climber 5, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day on May 27th. The night...

Duration:01:51:02

Solar Storm by Imagic

5/2/2018
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Finally, another Imagic game is on the show! That's right, after a 2 year hiatus, Imagic is back with Solar Storm this episode. I hope that you enjoy it. Coming up next is Polaris by Tigervision, yet another Yellow Submarine game. So you know what that means. If you have any thoughts on Polaris, please send them to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day Monday, May 14th. Also, on May 8th at 4 pm EST I will be hosting a Head To Head Adventure Game Night! Click on the link below and come...

Duration:01:33:52

Jungle Hunt by Atari

4/23/2018
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Better late than never when dealing with hungry crocodiles, right? This episode is about the Taito arcade game turned into an Atari 2600 cartridge, Jungle Hunt. Are you game for wild adventure? ARE YOU?? If you are, then I will need you to sign a few release forms. You know, in case of crocodiles. Next up is Solar Storm by Imagic. Do you have some thoughts on this game? Would you like to send them to me? You can, just drop a line to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by the end of the day on Monday...

Duration:01:47:53

Mines of Minos by Commavid

4/4/2018
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This week we're going deeper and deeper underground with scary alien monsters on our tail in Mines of Minos by Commavid! Can YOU make it to the alien command center and triumph? I can't. Congratulations to Richard, he won the Strudders Score contest and will be receiving his copy of Mines of Minos just in time for Halloween, which is definitely scary. Thanks to all of you who entered the contest, and special thanks to Strudders for donating the prize. Next up is the Atari arcade port...

Duration:01:36:04

Bonus Track - Quietest Room

3/25/2018
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This is a short bonus track about how I got to fulfill a childhood fantasy years after I forgot about it. I hope you enjoy it, thank you for listening. Anechoic chamber in Bell Labs, Murray Hill Anechoic chambers by Michael Pettersen on Shure's blog Anechoic chambers by Jaime Sunwoo on Nova's blog Live music from Murray Hill's anechoic chamber

Duration:00:14:51

Plaque Attack by Activision

3/21/2018
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Welcome to the exciting world of TEETH! This week I'm taking a look at Plaque Attack by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision. This is NOT the other Atari 2600 teeth game, so there. Next time I'm covering Mines of Minos by Commavid, and there will be another Strudders Score contest! If you'd like to win a copy of Mines of Minos courtesy of Rob, all you need to do is guess the combined score rating that Strudders and Mini Strudders will give the game WITHOUT GOING OVER. Keep in mind...

Duration:01:10:31