Review Episode 5

Just in time for winter here in the northern hemisphere, we’re reviewing Summer Games! So grab your sunscreen, power up your
Atari, and on your mark… get set… go!

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Summer Games

  • Published by
    • Atari Corp (1988)
    • Epyx (1984, US) & US Gold (1984, UK)
  • Developed by
    • Epyx Inc.

      • Scott Nelson
      • Stephen Landrum
      • Erin Murphy
      • Jon Leupp
      • Stephen Mudry
      • Randy Glover
      • Brian McGhie

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Review Episode 4

In our first interview episode, David sits down with homebrew creator, tep392 (AKA: Perry Thuente) to discuss his latest creation, Pac-Man Arcade. Hear how he was able to make such a spot on version of the classic arcade game and get some early insite into some of his upcoming projects.

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Pac-Man Arcade

  • Published by
    • Perry “TEP392” Thuente – Atari 8-bit homebrew cart, 2012
    • AtariAge – Atari 5200 cart, 2012
  • Developed by
    • Atari Inc. – original 1983 Ms. Pac-Man game
    • Perry Thuente, with contributions from MrFish and others – Pac-Man Arcade hack
  • Based on NAMCO’s 1980 arcade game

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Pac-Man (mini review)

  • Published by Atari Inc., 1982
  • Developer Joe Hellesen
  • Based on NAMCO’s 1980 arcade game

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Donkey Kong

  • Published by Atari Inc., 1983 & Atari Corp., 1988
  • Developed by Landon Dyer (code & graphics), Brad Fuller (sound), Atari Inc.
  • Based on Nintendo’s 1981 arcade game

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Warhawk

  • Published by Firebird, 1986
  • Developed by Andrew Betts (code), Rob Hubbard (music)

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180!

  • Published by Mastertronic, 1986
  • Developed by Binary Design:
    • David Forward (code)
    • Steve Pickford & Jeremy Pickford (graphics)
    • Jason C. Brooke (music)

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Interview Episode 1

In our first interview episode, David sits down with homebrew creator, tep392 (AKA: Perry Thuente) to discuss his latest creation, Pac-Man Arcade. Hear how he was able to make such a spot on version of the classic arcade game and get some early insite into some of his upcoming projects.

Show Notes

New Theme Song

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Episode 3

In Episode 3, we find out if the Choplifter! will be an uplifting experience, and we break out our loupe and peer into Crystal Castles to see if it’s a cut above. Also, Kieren Hawken is back but this time he’ll be bringing with him some of that British class live to our little show. This time we’ll all review two budget titles, L.A. SWAT and Yogi Bear & Friends in The Greed Monster.

Show Notes

New Theme Song

News

Choplifter!

  • Published by Atari Corp., 1988
  • Developed by Steve Aguirre, Sculptured Software
  • Based on 1982 Brøderbund Software original, by Dan Gorlin

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Crystal Castles

  • Published by Atari Corp., 1988
  • Developed by The Software Factory
  • Based on Atari Inc. unreleased 1984 prototype, by Paul Metz and William Jahnke

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L.A. SWAT

  • Published by Mastertronic, 1986
  • Developed by Randy Platt, Sculptured Software

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Yogi Bear & Friends in The Greed Monster

  • Published by Hi-Tec Software, 1990
  • Developed by Russell Knight (code) & Rich Morton (graphics), PAL Developments

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Episode 2

In Episode 2, we take to the skies with Blue Max, then dive down to the sewers to join the Mario Brothers. We also touch on Joust and Zaxxon, two games that share many similarities to our featured reviews. Kieren Hawken gives his two pence on Budget Titles, and we finally get to our user feedback.

Show Notes

New Theme Song

News

Missing Links (Ep 1.: Missile Command)

Mario Bros.

  • Published by Atari, 1988
  • Developed by Sculptured Software

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Joust

  • Developed and published by Atari, 1983

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Blue Max

  • Original disk version (1983)
    • Published by Synapse Software (aka SynSoft in the UK) & U.S. Gold
    • Developed by Bob Polin
  • XEGS cartridge port (1987)
    • Published by Broderbund / Atari
    • Developed by Sculptured Software

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Zaxxon

  • Published by Sega, 1983
  • Developed by Ron J. Fortier, Datasoft
  • (Disk and tape versions published by Datasoft and others)

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Kieren Hawken on Budget Games

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Episode 1

In our first review episode, we review EA’s Archon to find out if the game is good or evil. Then we set our sights on the XEGS packaged light gun game, Bug Hunt. We also have user submision from Shinto, the host of the The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast and Kieran Hawkin introduces his new UK Budget Games segment. This time he reviews Fruit Machine Simulator and puts in his two pence on our two featured games.

Show Notes

Archon: The Dark and the Light

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Other ports:

  • Archon was ported to the Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, IBM PC, Apple Macintosh, NES, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, and PC-88
  • Archon II: Adept – 1984 sequel for Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum. Unfortunately, was never released on cartridge
  • Archon Ultra – 1994 remake for MSDOS, by Free Fall Assoc (published by SSI)
  • The Unholy War – 1998 spiritual successor by Paul Reiche III for PlayStation, by Toys for Bob (published by Crystal Dynamics)
  • Kombat Chess – mini-game (similar to Archon) within 2004’s Mortal Kombat: Deception for PS2, Xbox, GameCube, and PSP
  • Archon: Conquest – 2009 iPhone remake, by React Games. Licensed by Free Fall. Available today, via App Store!
  • Archon: Classic – 2010 Windows remake, by React Games. Available today, via Steam!

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Episode 0

Welcome to the first Episode of the Atari XEGS Cart by Cart Podcast. In Episode Zero we will focus on the Atari XE Game System Console. We will learn about the hosts and get up to speed on the XEGS technical Specifications. Come join Bill, David, and Michael and find out why we love the XEGS.

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