207: Xmas ’83

Festive Firepower! Return with us to find out what was under the tree in Christmas ’83, as well as test-driving a lost, unreleased game that’s now up for grabs as a reproduction cartridge. (40:21)

Select Game will return in The Living Daylights February 2018.

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Attack Of The Timelord!
Original NAP Attack Of The Timelord! sales sheet (click to embiggen)
Special thanks to Scott Bolderson

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Smithereens! Smithereens!
Original NAP Smithereens! sales sheet (click to embiggen)
Special thanks to Scott Bolderson

The games

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206: K.C.’s Krazy Sequels!

Much More Munching! Previously on Buffy Select Game, the courts took K.C. Munchkin! off the shelves. But did the Odyssey2’s cute blue muncher stay out of the limelight? Awww hell no – K.C. is still in circulation today. As in, literally, today. (31:20)

This episode was intended to drop before PRGE, but real life intervened, as it is wont to do.

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K.C. both scratches and sniffs

KC Returns
K.C. Returns main menu

KC Returns
K.C. Returns to myriads of mazes

KC Returns
K.C. Returns to WIN

KC Escapes
K.C. Escapes to patch things up

KC Escapes
K.C. Escapes to your shelf

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KC Escapes
K.C. Returns to escape!

KC Exists
K.C. Returns to resequence your DNA!

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205: Back To The Arcade!

Winking Frogs! Gather ye quarters while ye may…you’ll need them to save up for Super Cobra, Frogger, and Turtles! on the Odyssey2 and Videopac. Also homebrew news galore. Winking froggies included, some assembly required. (36:03)

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204: Amok Downtime!

Strange Brew! What has kept the Odyssey2 alive into the 21st century? Not me talking about it, that’s for sure – it’s the homebrew programmers and their sometimes brilliant, sometimes frustrating additions to the Odyssey2 and Videopac libraries. This month’s show examines a cross-section of homebrew titles, from the very first to the fairly recent. (35:55)

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Amok!

Wildlife!

Read the full interview with Bob Harris here. (Special thanks to Cav at Classic Gamer Magazine)

Fabulous prizes!
Fabulous prizes!

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203: The Odyssey2 At The Arcade!

Amazing Arcade Ports! Select Game is back after some downtime to take the Odyssey2…or really the Videopac…to the arcade, where we’ll play Popeye, Frogger, and Pong For Videopac & Odyssey2! Plus: Odyssey2 homebrew news from MGC, and a whole new way you can help the site keep the lights on. (39:29)

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Pong early draft
Early draft of the Pong cover: actually…I don’t know why it’s made of fire.

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202: The All-Ball Show

Balls! Select Game returns to cover several Odyssey2 sports games: Bowling!/Basketball!, Pocket Billiards!, Electronic Table Soccer!…and a doomed attempt to play Football! And there may even be something about a trackball! Balls. (44:53)

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Apologies for two things in this edition of Select Game: first off, the unplanned, rambling on-the-fly substitution of a game in mid-show, and the fact that the games themselves can barely be heard. The recording for this episode has some issues…and it took some balls to go ahead and release it on schedule.

BALLS

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BALLS

BALLS

Select Game Podcast

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201: Feedback! Space Blocks!

Scintillating Second Season Starter! Select Game kicks off 2017 with your letters and e-mails, wondering where The Art Of Odyssey is, new Select Game swag, and 2016 me plays Blockout! / Breakdown! and Out Of This World! / Helicopter Rescue! (1:00:59)

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Experimental Video Segments
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Puck
My recording engineer for this podcast – it’s Puck!

Puck
You know, I’d pay you $22.95 to get that box thing off my furry butt.

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11X: Christmas Special!

Deck the Halls! It’s the story of a serious sunburn, rainbow trout, a game room serviced by a single distributor, an attempt to will Odyssey2 ports of arcade games into existence, and a lifelong obsession that culminated in…a marquee. And this podcast. (1:05:53)

This podcast is dedicated to the memory of player two, Alison Green (1942-1987).

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The Letter
Envelope
Canteloupe

BONUS DOWNLOAD: Get the complete soundtrack from Season 1 of SELECT GAME as a free download from the Kasatochi sub-site!

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Fantasy
So…I’m guessing “Cheri” is a code name or something?

Fantasy
Well, me and my mom poured our hearts and quarters into this game. Not sure anyone else did.

Fantasy
Yes, this is the marquee.

Meow
This is Oberon – the ever-talkative “Obi” who sometimes elbows his way into the show.

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110: Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Munchkin

Exciting Season Finale! He came to gobble dots and munch on munchers. He brought rave reviews to the Odyssey2. And litigation hell came walking in five steps behind him. Hear the story of K.C. Munchkin! from his conception to his downfall, find out if the game was ever really “rare”, and much more! (1:04:30)

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There are quite a few long pauses in this installment, usually where I was having to hydrate – I’ve been sick, and may have recorded this before I was really ready to talk Odyssey2 for an hour solid!

K.C. Munchkin
Earl’s custom maze

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MUNCHKIN SPECTACULAR
MUNCHKIN SPECTACULAR

Pac-Man Plus
Hey, it’s decorative research material

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109: Imagic

Gnarly Ninth Episode! Third party publishers didn’t lavish a lot of attention on the Odyssey2 or Videopac, but here’s the entire lineup from one company that did: legendary third-party game company Imagic translated Demon Attack and Atlantis for Odyssey2 fans. (26:14)

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Recording the Atlantis segment

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