125 Part 1 – Summer Games and Winter Games by Epyx

Hello all, long time no see! Last night I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get the whole show done. So instead of waiting until probably next week, I split the episode into 2 parts. Part 1 deals with Summer and Winter Games, and Part 2 will be about California Games and all of the feedback for all three. So you still have until Saturday to get feedback in if you’d like. Thank you as ever for your patience and for listening, I wouldn’t be here without you!

Pertinent Links

Swear Gamer Flashback Portable Announcement
Wade’s Inverse Atascii podcast
Epyx on C64 Wiki
History of Epyx on the Dot Eaters
Peter Engelbrite’s web site
Peter Engelbrite interview by Gregory George
Inspired Idea web site
Fuddy Duddy Games
Steve Baker’s web site from 2008
Steve Baker’s Pachinko game
Steve Baker interview by Scott Stilphen
Steve Baker interview by Randy Kindig, Antic podcast
Steve Baker interview by Willie, ArKay and Captain Bob, Atari 5200 Super Podcast
Tod Frye interview by Randy Kindig, Antic Podcast
Swear Gamer 175 – Summer Games
Swear Gamer 259 – Winter Games
Swear Gamer 260 – California Games

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Source:: 125 Part 1 – Summer Games and Winter Games by Epyx

      

Interview with Bill Kendrick

In this episode I talk with Bill Kendrick, founder and host of the Atari Party, which is an annual event held in Davis CA (this year on July 30th). Bill is also a co-host of the Atari XEGS Cart by Cart podcast, and also contributes a segment to the Antic Podcast. Thank you to Bill for talking with me, and thank you for listening!

Pertinent Links

New Breed Software
Atari Party 2016
Atari XEGS Cart by Cart Podcast
Antic, the Atari 8 Bit Podcast

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Source:: Interview with Bill Kendrick

      

124 – Lost Luggage and Shark Attack by Apollo

After quite a long delay, episode 124 featuring Lost Luggage and Shark Attack is finally available. Thank you once again for your patience. Coming up in July will be an all-Epyx episode featuring Winter, Summer, and California Games. You can send your thoughts on these games or any others that I’ve done to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. I sincerely hope you are all enjoying your summer, thanks for listening and I will see you all soon!

Ernie Runyon interview by Scott Stilphen
Ed Salvo interview by Scott Stilphen
Lochjaw Easter Eggs on 2600 Connection (Shark Attack Easter Eggs are about the same)
to Beat the Home Video Games: Shark Attack
Luggage jingle by Byron Parks
Magazine Games by Apollo piece
Swear Gamer 250 – Shark Attack (Phil LOOOOOVES sharks)
Swear Gamer 254 – Lost Luggage
Rama’s Youtube channel
Easy To Learn, Hard To Master: The Fate of Atari Kickstarter campaign by 8bit generation
Super Podcast Bros. Podcast
Bill’s Atari 8 bit Ads blog post about buying his Atari 400
Atari 2600 vs Channel F Chess on AA
Atari Party 2016!

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Source:: 124 – Lost Luggage and Shark Attack by Apollo

      

Too Many Games Wrapup Special

Last weekend I was able to get to the Too Many Games video game convention in Pennsylvania. This is just a short episode about what I saw and did there. It was a lot of fun and I will be there again next year, hope to see you there!

Too Many Games web site
Rich’s band Kickbax
Sega Nerds web site
Geekade on Youtube
Mega Visions magazine Kickstarter
Blind Blades by Heavy Key Studios
Super Rock Blasters by QuadraTron Studios

Source:: Too Many Games Wrapup Special

      

My Top 10 Single Player Games & a Special Announcement

This episode was suggested by Matt (@stormsurge) and will be part of a continuing series over the life of the podcast. The special announcement is that I will be slacking off the podcast this summer. ;) Well, kind of. Please stay tuned to the episode for details on that. Thanks for listening everyone, see you soon!

These are the coasters that I mentioned in the podcast (you can also see them on Twitter and Facebook, I posted them back in 2014):

Pertinent Links

Digital Press 99 Classics (NOT including Frankenstein’s Monster)
Toy Tomb Podcast
Stone Age Gamer & Waveback podcasts on Geekade
The Retro League Podcast
Too Many Games!
Atari.io Forums

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Source:: My Top 10 Single Player Games & a Special Announcement

      

123 – Oink and Dolphin by Activision

Hey everyone, thanks for your patience this week. This episode is about two of Activision’s early 1983 titles, Oink and Dolphin. Next on the podcast I will be looking at Lost Luggage and Shark Attack (Lochjaw) by Apollo. If you have any feedback on these or any of the games I’ve covered, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. You can check the calendar on the blogpage for the upcoming shows, I have updated it. A bit. I have some vacation time coming up, and while I don’t have an episode listed for those weeks, I am going to try to get something out then. I also have an upcoming project, we are putting in a new floor in my gameroom/podcasting room, but I’m hoping that won’t disturb the schedule. Much.

Thanks for listening everyone!

Pertinent Oinks

Matthew Hubbard interview by Scott Stilphen
Scott Stilphen’s Dolphin Easter Egg page
Oink on Atari Protos
Dolphin on Atari Protos
Oink Patch on Digital Press
…and the accompanying letter
Friends of Dolphins patch on DP
…and the accompanying letter
Secret Society of Dolphins patch on DP
Activisions newsletter announcing Dolphin and Oink
Matthew Hubbard’s Blogger profile (he has a few blogs there)
No Swear Gamer 252 – Oink!
No Swear Gamer 253 – Dolphin
Warren Robinett’s Adventure web site
Inventing the Adventure Game by Warren Robinett (unpublished manuscript)
Game Room – Oink!

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Source:: 123 – Oink and Dolphin by Activision

      

122 – RealSports Basketball and Tennis by Atari

This week I cover two more games in the RealSports line, Tennis
and Basketball. Basketball was an unfinished prototype that saw the
light of day near the turn of the century. I think there is only
one more RealSports title left, Boxing, which oddly came out much
later than the rest. Next time I’ll be discussing the Activision
games Oink! and Dolphin, so if you have any thoughts on these games
(or the RealSports games, I expected the feedback to be a bit light
and I was not mistaken), please send it to me at
2600gamebygame@gmail.com. You will not regret it! Thank you so much
for listening, and this Sunday, please say hi to your mother for
me.

Pertinent Links

RealSports
Tennis on Atari Protos


RealSports Basketball on Atari Protos

Supergames
8 in 1 on Atari Protos


Unused RS Tennis art on Atarimania

Swear
Gamer 251 – RS Tennis!


RS Basketball in 1982 Rev F catalog


RS Basketball screenshot in 1983 Rev A catalog

RS
Basketball 2002 Repro on Atari Age


Scott Stilphen’s Easter Egg page for RS Basketball


RS Basketball video

Intellivisionaries
18 – Basketball(s)!

Intellivisionaries
7 – Baseball(s)!

SNES
Podcast 45 – Frogger!


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Source:: 122 – RealSports Basketball and Tennis by Atari

      

121 – Tutankham and Sky Skipper by Parker Brothers

Hi there, today’s episode deals with Tutankham and Sky Skipper, both arcade ports from Parker Brothers. Both games are… interesting. Next time I’ll be talking about two Realsports titles, Tennis and Basketball. Basketball did not come out at the time, but it is available. If you have any thoughts on these games or games I’ve covered previously, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thanks so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

Tutankham on KLOV
Dawn Epstein’s web site
Dawn Epstein’s Applied Chaos web site
Tutankham map by Ben Valdes
Sky Skipper on KLOV
Shipping Box seller on eBay

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Source:: 121 – Tutankham and Sky Skipper by Parker Brothers

      

120 – Tunnel Runner and Omega Race by CBS Electronics

This week I’m looking at two of the CBS Electronics Ram Plus games, Tunnel Runner and Omega Race, as well as the Booster Grip controller! Thanks for your patience this week, and thanks again for the donations, it is greatly appreciated. I think I have settled on a mixer so I can record the sounds from the 2600 itself, and also, I think I may be able to use that to play the audio submissions live so you can hear me react to them. My current mixer is a Kitchen Aid, so that one won’t work. Next episode will be about Sky Skipper and Tutankham by Parker Brothers, so if you have any feedback on those games or games I’ve already covered, please send it to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net, or 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening, you guys are the best!!

Pertinent Links

Ram Plus Chip patent
Dick Balaska interview by Red 5 on AA
Dick Balaska’s website
Robert Hunter interview by Roy Trakin, Video Games magazine
Stuart Ross interview by Scott Stilphen
Stuart Ross drawing of Black Box
Scott Stilphen’s Tunnel Runner Easter Egg page
Omega Race on KLOV
Omega Race controller hack by Thomas Jentsch
Omega Race Genesis controller hack by Omegamatrix (plus a lot more games!)
No Swear Gamer 246 – Tunnel Runner
No Swear Gamer 247 – Omega Race
Leaf’s Booster Grip video
Throwback Network Facebook group

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Source:: 120 – Tunnel Runner and Omega Race by CBS Electronics