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Plaque Attack by Activision

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 Activision, 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...


151 - Mogul Maniac and the Joyboard by Amiga

I'll be in the lodge by the fire drinking coffee while you go out and attack the slopes, you Mogul Maniac! Maybe I'll stand on the Joyboard for awhile and pretend I'm out there with you. Naahhh, I don't want to spill my coffee. Oh hi! I didn't see you come in, sorry. Won't you join me in discussing Mogul Maniac and the Joyboard controller by Amiga? Well, it will be more like a lecture, I don't like listening to other people talk, Shush! You can write to me instead if you'd like, I have...


150 - Tempest by Atari

In this episode I talk about Atari's unreleased prototype of Tempest, which is also their arcade game that I love so very much. The next episode will hopefully get me back on schedule, and that one will feature Mogul Maniac by Amiga. If you have any thoughts on that game, please send it to by end of day March 5th. Yesterday was the 5th anniversary of my very first episode. I've had a lot of highs and lows while doing the podcast, but I still enjoy doing it and I'm...


149 - Wall Ball by Avalon Hill

Hi there, thanks for your patience for this episode on Wall Ball from Avalon Hill. I was finishing the editing on Wednesday morning when Sarah went to work. We thought the front porch was wet, but it was covered with ice. She fell and it was very scary, she was in a lot of pain. I ended up bringing her to the doctor to find out she had bruised her ribs. She is doing better now but the pain sneaks up on her still. Thanks to all of you again for your patience and well wishes. Extra special...


148 - Congo Bongo by Sega

Welcome to episode 148, where I discuss the Sega game and horrible fiery recurring death of Congo Bongo! Poor Congo Bongo, he never had a chance. Next up is Wall Ball by Avalon Hill, which is pretty rare. If you have any feedback on this game, why not send it to me at You'll be glad you did! Thank you all for listening. Pertinent Links Congo Bongo on KLOV Congo Bongo on Random Terrain Congo Bongo on Atari Protos Steve Beck's web site Beck Tech Inforworld...


147 - Popeye by Parker Brothers

Happy New Year! Today's episode is about Popeye by Parker Brothers, based on the Nintendo arcade game, which in turn is based on the Popeye cartoons, which in turn again is based on the original comic strip which didn't originally feature Popeye (I know, right?!). Lots of great feedback, thank you all so much! Coming up next is Congo Bongo by Sega. If you have feedback for this game, please get it to me by January 21st. I am trying to turn over a new podcasting leaf, hopefully starting on...


Bonus Track - My Baking Career

Merry Christmas everyone! I recorded this episode while I was baking Christmas cookies, so please excuse the sound quality and background noises. I thought that would be a good time to talk about what I do for a living (and for leisure too!). I hope that you will enjoy listening to it. Thank you once again for a wonderful year! Rainbow Cookie recipe (TRY IT) Books by Peter Reinhart (I have Crust and Crumb and Bread Baker's Apprentice) Standard Baking Company in Portland...


2017 Super Christmas Spectacular Holiday Extravaganza

Welcome to the 5th annual Christmas show. Thanks to all of you for contributing over the years to make these special shows so much fun for everyone to listen to. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. Thank you so much for listening! Puerto Rican Christmas music Puerto Rican Christmas music Part 2 Crimbo by iddod


2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Need something for the Atari weirdo in your life? Look no further! Here are some gift ideas that will make you scream "STELLAAAAAAA!!!" That makes no sense. As always, thank you for listening. WHERE TO BUY You can support the Throwback Network by doing your Amazon shopping through this link Scramble Anguna Star Castle AtGames Flashback systems Willie's 2017 Flashback Portable review Bridge Direct Plug and Play Joystick Jakks Plug and Play Joystick Art of Atari by Tim...


Bonus Track - John Lennon 1940-1980

John Lennon has been a huge part of my life for decades. In this Bonus Track episode, I talk about how his murder affected me then and now. I know it's not the most happiest of topics around the holidays, I probably should have put this out on his birthday. But it didn't make sense to me to do that. One thing I forgot to talk about during the show was one of my trips to NYC in the late 80s. I went with some friends to the Dakota building, where John Lennon lived and was murdered. I left...


146 - Quadrun by Atari

Alfred E. Neuman once said, "Better late than never. Unless you're going to the dentist!" Oh, how we laughed. This episode is about the extremely elusive Atari Age magazine mailaway game, Quadrun. It is the first home video game to feature speech without having to use an add on unit, like those OTHER systems. It also makes its own gravy! Coming up in January is Popeye by Parker Brothers. If you have any feedback for this game or any I've already covered, please send it to...


Extra Life 2017 Wrapup Special

Here's a short episode about the Extra Life Marathon I did which happened this past weekend. It is a great charity and an event that I look forward to doing every year. Thank you so much for all of your support, please check the links below if you'd like to make a donation. I believe you can donate until the end of the year. Thank you for listening! My Extra Life donation page Ryan's Extra Life Donation page Rick's Extra Life Donation page Greg's Twitch page


145 - Armor Ambush by M Network

Hi there, it's time for another episode! This one features Armor Ambush by M Network, plus a lot of great feedback from youse guys. Next time I'll be talking about Quadrun by Atari, so if youse guys have any thoughts on the game, or any game I've covered, please send it to me at Please also consider donating to my Extra Life marathon to benefit the Philadelphia Children's Hospital. It starts this Friday at 6 pm, and at 2 pm Saturday, let's all get together on...


2017 Halloween Spooktacular - Top 10 Atari 2600 Spiders

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Did I scare you? I hope so. Join your host Urrrggggghhhhh as he counts down the top 10 scariest spiders appearing in Atari 2600 games. Theres lots of them, WATCH OUT THERE'S ONE BEHIND YOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!! Haha, got you again! I hope you enjoy the episode, and the Happiest of Halloweens to you and yours! Check out music from Zerbinator on Bandcamp Holiday Special Podcast, hosted by Rick Reynolds Robert Nichol's Soundcloud page (allcastcoUK) wut Check out...


144 - Time Pilot by Coleco

Why hello! In this episode I discuss the Coleco game Time Pilot, based on the Konami arcade game of the same name. I hope that you enjoy it. Next time I'll be talking about Armor Ambush by M Network. Have any thoughts on that game, or any others I've already covered? Please send them to As always, thank you so much for listening. Please donate to Extra Life Charity if you can, Game Day is November 3-4! Time Pilot on Random Terrain Time Pilot on KLOV Video...


Atari 2600 10-20-30-40

Hello friends, please celebrate the Atari 2600's 40th anniversary with me by listening to the 10-20-30-40 of the Atari 2600 for 2017! Apologies to the Stone Age Gamer podcast (link below). Don't forget to send in your feedback for Time Pilot to Also, I am playing in the Extra Life charity marathon again this year for the Philadelphia Children's Hospital, starting November 3rd. If you are able to donate to the cause, I would greatly appreciate it. I think you are...


143 - Bermuda Triangle by Data Age

Thanks for your patience this week everyone! This episode is about the Data Age game Bermuda Triangle, I hope that you enjoy it. Congratulations to John Sturgis, he won the Ladybug cart provided by David at the Atari 5200 Podcast. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Next up will be Time Pilot by Coleco. Have any thoughts on this game? Send them to me at Thank you so much for listening! Bermuda Triangle on Random Terrain J Ray Dettling interview by Phil...


Atari Party East 2017

This past weekend, Bill and Lucy Lange hosted the Atari Party East at their home in Somerset NJ, close to where Atari had an office back in the 80s. Atari Party was started by Bill Kendrick in CA, and Bill decided to pick up the torch for those of us on the East coast! It was a great time, and this is just a short episode about the day. Thanks to Bill and Lucy and everyone who attended, we are looking forward to next year. Thanks for listening! The Original Atari Party Bill Lange's...


142 - Gravitar by Atari

In this episode I discuss the Atari Club mailaway game Gravitar, as well as the Video Game Masters contest of which it was a part. I also announced a contest sponsored by the Atari 5200 Podcast! You can win a copy of John Champeau's wonderful 2600 homebrew version of Ladybug, complete with manual! To enter, just send your favorite Atari 5200 game to me at with 5200 Contest in the subject line. Please get your entries in to me by September 19th and I will announce...


141 - Enduro by Activision Part 2 of 2

So. This episode is about Activision's racing game Enduro, but it is not the only episode about Enduro that I will be doing. I expected a good amount of feedback for this game, and I got an enormous amount instead. Which is absolutely wonderful, I am ecstatic to get so much feedback this far into the podcast. However, it is late and I am tired. Rather than wait to put out the whole show, I am putting out what I have so far, and the rest will go out this weekend. I kept telling Sarah that...


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