Episode 16 – Steeplechase & Demons to Diamonds by Atari

This weeks episode features two early 80s paddle games from Atari, Steeplechase and Demons to Diamonds. Steeplechase was a Sears exclusive that did not have an Atari counterpart. I also debut a new segment, so please let me know how you like it! I think it will be a once in awhile segment. Next week I’m on vacation, so the next 2 games, M Network’s Star Strike and the Adventures of Tron, will be discussed on June 23rd. You have 2 weeks to send me stories about these games or anything else related to the Atari! Send everything to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. I read all submissions on the show, because people like that. I host my own podcast and I still get a thrill when I am mentioned on someone else’s podcast. Thanks for listening and enjoy the beginning of summer!

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Source: Episode 16 – Steeplechase & Demons to Diamonds by Atari

    

Episode 15 – Adventure by Atari

This week’s episode is all about my favorite video game of all time, Adventure, created by Warren Robinett. LOTS of great listener stories and memories this week, thanks for sending them! I also get a little ranty about E.T. and the Alamagordo landfill. Sorry about that. Next week’s show will be about Demons to Diamonds and Steeplechase, both by Atari (although Steeplechase was a Sears exclusive). If you have any stories for these games, or any stories about the 2600 in general, or even if you’re a new listener and you have a story about a game I’ve already covered, send them to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. As always, thank you so much for listening!

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Source: Episode 15 – Adventure by Atari

    

Episode 14 – Gorf & Wizard Of Wor

This week I spotlight CBS Toys/Video Games/Electronics and their first two games for the Atari 2600, Gorf and Wizard of Wor. Plus 2 audio submissions! Keep those coming! Next week’s episode is all about Adventure by Atari. Everyone should have some kind of story for that one! Please send them to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you so much for listening!

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Episode 13 – Skeet Shoot & Space Chase

In this episode I look at Games by Apollo and two of their games, Skeet Shoot and Spacechase. These games are, well, not the greatest. Bear with me, the next few weeks will be dealing with better games. Next week is CBS Electronics’ Gorf and Wizard of Wor, and in 2 weeks, it’s Adventure! Send your stories and memories to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you so much for listening!

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Source: Episode 13 – Skeet Shoot & Space Chase

    

Episode 12 – Indy 500 & Street Racer

This week I discuss two more of Atari’s launch titles, Indy 500 and Street Racer. Thank you to Ed Riddle, programmer of Indy 500, for answering my questions and contributing to this episode! Next week’s games will be Skeet Shoot and Space Chase by games by Apollo. You can send your memories and stories for these games to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you for listening!

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Episode 11 – Checkers & Fishing Derby

Back to Activision this episode for 2 more of their first 4 releases, Checkers and Fishing Derby. Not the greatest games in terms of sound, and perhaps gameplay, but every game has its fans! Next week is Atari’s Indy 500 and Street Racer, please send your stories and memories to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net.

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Source: Episode 11 – Checkers & Fishing Derby

    

Episode 10 – Donkey Kong & Zaxxon

This week I get into Coleco games for the first time with Donkey Kong and Zaxxon. Finally the show has reached double digits! Chewie can listen now! Next week I go back to Activision with Checkers and Fishing Derby. Yep, you read that right. Your portable mp3 player will melt when you play the next episode! Upcoming games include Indy 500, Street Racer, Skeet Shoot, Space Chase, Wizard Of Wor, Gorf, Star Voyager, Atlantis, Star Strike, and Adventures of Tron. You can send me your stories and memories of these games to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. I love hearing them and I will read them on the show, and tens of other people will hear them! Thanks for listening!

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Source: Episode 10 – Donkey Kong & Zaxxon

    

Epiosde 9 – Defender & Warlords

This week I go back to Atari for two of their more popular games, Defender and Warlords. Next week I’ll be talking about Coleco’s Donkey Kong and Zaxxon, so please send any of your memories or stories of those games to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net, and I’ll read them on the show. Thank for listening!

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Episode 8 – Jedi Arena & The Empire Strikes Back

This week I eneter the Star Wars universe (and the Parker Brothers universe) for the first time. Also you can hear my first mp3 story submission from Rob O’Hara! Next week’s games are Atari’s Warlords and Defender, so please send me your stories, in print or sound form (no built in mikes if you can help it) to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thanks so much for listening!

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Source: Episode 8 – Jedi Arena & The Empire Strikes Back

    

Episode 7 – Trick Shot & Demon Attack

This week I discuss the second ever 3rd party video game manufacturer, Imagic, and two of their launch titles, Trick Shot and Demon Attack. I also give a more in-depth biography on Nick Turner, designer of one of last week’s games, Super Breakout. Mr. Turner graciously answered my qustions to him this week, and I thank him very much for that. Next week I will talk about Parker Brothers and two of their 2600 games, Star Wars: Jedi Arena, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Upcoming games include Warlords, Defender, Indy 500, Street Racer, Donkey Kong, Zaxxon, Checkers, and Fishing Derby. Thank you so much for listening!

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Source: Episode 7 – Trick Shot & Demon Attack