Summer Podcast “Progress” Report

Here’s a little update on what I’ve been doing instead of working on the Survival Run episode. That episode will be out next Wednesday. And don’t forget the contest! If you’d like a shot at winning Survival Run (provided by Strudders hisself), all you have to do is guess the combined Strudders’ Score of Strudders himself and also Mini Strudders. So for example, if Strudders rates it 6 out of 10 and Mini Strudders gives it 5 out of 10, the entrant who comes closest to 11 (over or under, this ain’t the Price Is Right) will win the game! In case of a tie, I will use random.org to determine the winner. Please get your entries in to me by July11th, and if you have any feedback you’d like me to read on that show, please try to have it in by then as well. As always, thank you so much for listening! Happy 4th of July!

Pertinent Links

UDairy Creamery in Newark DE
Coleco thread on Atari Age
Stone Age Gamer Podcast 2017 Too Many Games panel discussion
Tube Tunes Podcast
Crabtowne USA
Follow AtariSpot on Twitter! He posts awesome pictures!
Gauntlet Slayer Edition review on IGN
Atari’s Forgotten Arcade Classics by Benj Edwards

Source:: Summer Podcast “Progress” Report

      

Bonus Track – Batman

Batman is my favorite super hero of all time, which oddly enough I did not mention in the episode (I’m assuming a podcast episode makes that obvious). I talk a little about my history with Batman in all its permutations, which is a lot. I hope you enjoy this episode, thank you so much for listening!

PS – I thought Bill Finger was the artist of the original Batman comics, he was one of the writers. I think Dick Sprang did some of the art for the early comics.

Pertinent Links

A26GBG – Favorite Childhood Toys Other Than The Atari 2600
Mego Batman Figures
Colorforms commercial, holy crap!
Batman From The 30s to the 70s book
Toy Biz DC Heroes figures
Kenner Batman Returns action figures
Batman at DC Comics
Geek Show Podcast
Fat Man on Batman podcast

Source:: Bonus Track – Batman

      

Atari 2600 News Break – RetroN 77, Ataribox and more

This is a short episode rounding up the multitude of news that has recently been happening in the Atari 2600 world. Much later than all the other podcasters and Youtubers have done, of course. :)

As always, thank you for listening.

Pertinent Links

Hyperkin video of RetroN 77 from E3
Ataribox
Atari Codebreaker TM
Atari Games TM
Atari Touch Games TM
Flashback 8 Gold Activision edition (I didn’t know abnout this one)
Flashback 8 Gold
Flashback 8 Classic
Flashback Portable
Dynamite Comics Atari offerings
Intellivision Lives web site
Tribute to Keith Robinson by Kishi from Retronauts
Keith Robinson’s Making It comic strip

Source:: Atari 2600 News Break – RetroN 77, Ataribox and more

      

138 – Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom by Sega

Biddi biddi biddi my friends, here’s an episode about the Sega arcade port Buck Rogers, Planet of Zoom! I hope that you enjoy the game and the episode. Next up will be Survival Run by Milton Bradley, which was packaged with its very own controller! Thank you to Strudders for sending me a copy of the game to give away to one lucky listener. If you’d like a shot at winning the game, all you have to do is guess the combined Strudder’s Score of Strudders himself and also Mini Strudders. So for example, if Strudders rates it 6 out of 10 and Mini Strudders gives it 5 out of 10, the entrant who comes closest to 11 (over or under, this ain’t the Price Is Right) will win the game! In case of a tie, I will use random.org to determine the winner. Please get your entries in to me by June 26th, and if you have any feedback you’d like me to read on that show, please try to have it in by then as well. As always, thank you so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

Buck Rogers on KLOV
Buck Rogers Pinball on KLOV
Buck Rogers on Atari Protos
Swear Gamer 301 – Buck Rogers
Buck Rogers on Random Terrain’s site
Video Game Player Aug/Sep 1983 (page 21) on Atari Compendium
Rogers vs. the Tiger Men from Mars
Creation of Q*Bert, by Warren Davis on Coinop.org
All Things Considered segment on E.T.

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Source:: 138 – Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom by Sega

      

137 – Pete Rose Baseball by Absolute Entertainment

Play ball! This episode looks at Pete Rose Baseball by Absolute Entertainment, a late entry in the 2600 library. How does it measure up to Home Run? Listen and find out! I apologize for the sound issues I was having within the episode. Next up will be Buck Rogers Planet of ZOOOOOOOOMMMMM by Sega. If you have any feedback for this or any game I’ve covered, I would love to hear it! Send your text or audio submissions to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thank you for listening.

Pertinent Links

Mediagenic article by Jimmy Maher/The Digital Antiquarian
Digital Press review of Pete Rose Baseball
Swear Gamer 190 – Pete Rose Baseball
Ballblazer’s collection thread on Atari.io
Tim’s Atari inspired music on Bandcamp
Stone Age Gamer 150 – If Mountain Dew Was A Sound
Colecovisions Podcast 29 – Miner 2049er and Quest For The Golden Chalice
Atari Bytes – Swordquest Earthworld with Chad Bowers and Chris Sims
Swordquest #0 (not sure if it’s still free)

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Source:: 137 – Pete Rose Baseball by Absolute Entertainment

      

Protocast – Secret Agent by Data Age

In this Protocast episode, I cover the Data Age prototype Secret Agent. It would have been a late paddle game release, had Data Age not gone out of business. I hope to have Pete Rose Baseball for you to listen to next week. If you have any comments on that game or Secret Agent, or any other game I’ve covered, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!

Pertinent Links

Secret Agent on Atari Protos
Secret Agent 2001 release on Atari 2600 Homebrew
Secret Agent on Atarimania
Secret Agent from Data Age catalog (Atari Age)
Secret Agent trademark information
Spot finds video featuring Data Age sample cartridges (starts at 18:45)
Box made by Shyone
Box made by Marc Oberhauser
Another picture of Marc Oberhauser’s box with a cartridge
Marc Oberhauser’s web site for 2600 boxes
Fan site for Celal Kandemiroglu
Crime Time for PC

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Source:: Protocast – Secret Agent by Data Age

      

136 – Galaxian by Atari

Join me today as I talk about the wonderful port of Galaxian for the Atari 2600! There’s lots of great feedback, as well as the song Galaxian from Dya’s album Neon Dreams. Thanks to Aaron Hickman for giving me permission to use the song. Next episode will be about Absolute’s Pete Rose Baseball. If you have any thoughts on this game or any game I’ve already covered, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening and for your support!

Pertinent Links

Galaxian on Atari Protos
Galaxian on Random Terrain
Galaxian on KLOV
Galaxian patent by Mark Ackerman and Glenn Parker
Mark Ackerman’s web site
Hiro Kimura’s web site
The basketball art by Kimura that I mentioned.
Galaxian comic on Atari Age
Get the Neon Dreams album by Dya (Aaron Hickman)
Atari Age – Nukey Shay’s Galaxian Expanded
Atari Age – KevinMos3’s Galaxian Arcade Expanded & Galaxian Vector
Atari Age – espire’s Galaxian Expanded Graphics hack
Swear Gamer 273 – Galaxian
and Ferg play Salvo!
MS Walk Donation Page – Thank You!

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Source:: 136 – Galaxian by Atari

      

Atari 2600 and Games Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Robert Zambon, he won the Atari 2600 with games by correctly guessing all 10 of the games in the contest. he was one of many and then picked at random. I am too lazy to copy/paste the clues here and then type the answers, so please listen to the episode. Thank you all for entering the contest, and special thanks to Tim for donating the prize. Stay tuned to the feed for another contest soon! Thanks for listening!

Source:: Atari 2600 and Games Contest Winner!

      

Atari 2600 Contest Extended to April 22!

Hi there, I thought I would have time to put a short episode together today to announce the winner of the contest. I am getting ready for vacation and grossly misjudged how much time I would have to do that (I finished the bats episode last week). So I will extend the contest until the 22nd. If you haven’t sent in an entry yet, now’s your chance! Here is the original blog post with the clues, plus a link to the mp3 announcement:

Hi! would you like to win an Atari 2600 and games donated by my friend Tim? You would? Well, here’s how you do that. I have taken 10 2600 games and retitled them with similar words (kind of like crossword puzzle clues), thanks to my friends at the Stone Age Gamer podcast (which means I ripped them off). You have to identify all 10 of them and send the answers to me at ONLY 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Be sure to put “Contest” in the subject line. I will pick a winner at random from all of the correct entries (or as close to correct as you can get, some of these are hard).

As an example, if the clue is, “1960s TV Show About World War 2 Starring Vic Morrow,” then the answer would be Combat. See? Okay, here are the clues:

1. Butter, Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, Nuts, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce, Baked in 300 Degree Oven for 30 Minutes
2. Golden State Festivities
3. Without Underwear
4. Timrek
5. Mispronounced Punctuation Mark
6. Isosceles Onions or Shorts
7. Terrible 1970s Sci-Fi film shown on MST3K
8. Owner of Grieg’s Hall
9. Pitch Black Enchanter
10. Diarrhea in Mexico

I have two hints for you all: one is a homebrew game, and another is a game that’s more plentiful in the PAL format.
Please send your answers by April 22nd. 2600gamebygame@gmail.com, and don’t forget “Contest” in the subject line. This contest is open to everyone! Good luck and thank you for listening.
Thanks again for your patience, I have received quite a few entries so far, thank you!

Source:: Atari 2600 Contest Extended to April 22!