Thank you to Kevin Zerbe for his recording of "Joy To The World" which opens the show. Thank you also to all the other artists whose songs I borrowed as a bed. Sorry.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and everything in between. I hope your end of year celebrations are wonderful.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I love all of you.

Please be kind to one another.

-- Ferg

Direct download: 2016_CHRISTMAS_SPECTACULAR.mp3
Category:Christmas -- posted at: 9:01am EDT

Hello all, this week I talk almost all about Mr. Do! I recorded it in a fragmented way, so I have forgotten stuff and repeated myself, but it is out a little early, so there's that. One thing I forgot to mention is the game over screen, just a simple screen with Mr. Do and game over on the screen, but I don't think I've seen much of that yet. Matt brought it up in his email but it still flew right by me. Also, the PAL version of the game shows your extra Mr. Do!s as full bodies, instead of just a head in the US version. Curioser and curioser. Despite this I really hope yopu enjoy the show.

If you'd like to send in a Christmas memory, you have until the 17th to do so, and that episode will probably be out on Wednesday. The three days after for me will be eat, sleep, and work, not necessarily in that order. It's usually pretty hectic and I won't have much time for anything those three days. Also, Space Battle will be coming up sometime in January, please watch Facebook and Twitter for that. You can send your feedback to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

Mr. Do on KLOV
Mr. Do! arcade prototype footage
Mr. Do! on Random Terrain's site
Arcade USA - Mr. Do!
No Swear Gamer 285 - Mr. Do!
Colecovisions Podcast 22 - Mr. Do! and Dig Dug
Classic Gaming Bookcast by Chris Federico for FREE!
Willie's 3000 Subscriber Contest Video on Arcade USA
Shinto's Game by Game Podcast hub (it's .com, not .net, sorry Shinto)
The Retrogaming Times bi-monthly online magazine



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Direct download: 131_-_Mr_Do_by_Coleco.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:59am EDT

Happy Gluttonous Shopping Season everyone! Please be sure to visit your local mom and pop stores this season, they'll feel good and you will too. Today I am discussing Keystone Kapers by the one and only Activision! I apologize for the refrigerator this episode, it sounded really loud and distracting on my end, so I hope you don't hear it. Next up on the show will be Mr. Do by Coleco, and I'll also throw in 3 Coleco games that had part numbers but never made it to programming, at least not that we know of. If you have any comments on Mr. Do or any game I've already covered (say, Mousetrap fer instance), please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Also, if you have any Christmas or holiday memories of really any kind that you'd like to share, I would love to hear them! Please send those to me by December 16th. Thank you for listening everyone!

Egg Nog (makes 1 gallon, cut it down to the quantity you like)

2 quarts half and half
1 dozen eggs (I use large)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (DON'T USE THE FAKE STUFF, I WILL FIND YOU)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup rum
1 cup brandy
1 cup bourbon

Beat eggs in a blender until frothy and lemon yellow colored. Add sugar, vanilla, and salt and blend well. Pour into a large container (save your gallon milk jugs!) and add the remaining ingredients. Shake well to combine. PUT THE CAP ON FIRST. Sprinkle some nutmeg in there if you like that. Do NOT sprinkle pumpkin pie spice in there (see vanilla extract). Don't worry about cooking it, all of the alcohol will take care of whatever salmonella is in the eggs. I'm still here, aren't I? Refrigerate unused portion and shake well before you serve it again. Unused portion, that's a good one. Enjoy! :)


Pertinent Links

Batteries Not Included show with Garry Kitchen
Keystone Kapers on Atari Protos
Keystone Kapers scratch card from Atarimania
Keystone Kapers 2 entry on Digital Press Rarity Guide
Activisions Spring 1983 issue on Atari Age
KK patch on DP
KK patch accompanying letter
Play Block the Knight by Rex Allison right in your browser!
Atari Flashback Portable Compatibility List from AA



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Direct download: 130_-_Keystone_Kapers_by_Activision.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:36am EDT

Thank you.

Direct download: Happy_Thanksgiving.mp3
Category:Thanksgiving -- posted at: 7:37am EDT

Hubbi Frubbiends! It's your old buddy Ferg, bringing you some info on Crazy Climber from my bathroom this week. Oh yes I did! I hope you enjoy the show. Coming up next is Keystone Kapers (MORE alliteration, wow!) by Activision, so's if you have some thoughts on it or any game I've covered already, you can send it to moi at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com, and hopefully I won't lose it. Happiest of Thanksgivings to you all (except Canadians, you couldn't wait apparently), and I will see you in December. Thanks for listening!

Crazy Links

Crazy Climber on KLOV
CC on Atari Protos
Atari Age Crazy Climber cover
CC Easter Egg page on 2600 Connection
CC different box art from Atarimania
Black picture label in Atari Age magazine
No Swear Gamer 280 - Crazy Climber
BlocTheKnite by Rex Allison on Google Play
Pyrex (Python library for 2600-style games) also by Rex Allison
Coleco Retro Gaming Expo August 2017
Nichubutsu Arcade Classics on SUPER NINTENDO (with Crazy Climber)
Atari 5200 Super Community My Extra Life donation page
Rick's Extra Life donation page
Wade's Extra Life donation page
Bill's Atari Party Extra Life donation page
Marc Allie's Extra Life donation page
Reference material for those not in the NYC area.



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Direct download: 129_-_Crazy_Climber_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:06am EDT

This week I discuss one of the two religious games released for the 2600, Music Machine by Sparrow. It's an expensive game but worth your time if you use emulators or Harmony cartridges. Next, uh, time on the show, I will be talking about Crazy Climber by Atari, one of the Atari Age magazine mailaway exclusive games. So yeah, another rare game, I promise I did not plan that! If you have feedback for Crazy Climber, you can send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Please be sure to join me this weekend for Extra Life, and if you can donate, there are plenty of people to choose from in the links! Thanks to all who donated, and I thank you all for listening. I hope you had a Happy Halloween!

Pertinent Links

Palmtex/Super Micro Cartridge based system
Sparrow Records today
Peter Engelbrite's Music Machine page
2009 Kotaku article about sealed copy on eBay
2013 eBay auction for sealed copy
Video from above auction
Stella at 20 on Internet Archive
Art of Atari by Tim Lapetino
My Extra Life donation page
Rick's Extra Life donation page
Wade's Extra Life donation page
Bill's Atari Party Extra Life donation page
Marc Allie's Extra Life donation page

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Direct download: 128_-_Music_Machine_by_Sparrow.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

Finally, Part 2 of episode 127 is now available, featuring Sword of Saros by Starpath. From now on, each episode will feature one game and hopefully sometime in the future will be released weekly! I'm sure I'm going to regret that. Next time I'll be looking at Music Machine by Sparrow. Afert that, it will be Crazy Climber by Atari; Keystone Kapers by Activision; Mr. Do! by Coleco; Space Attack by M Network; Q8Bert by Parker Brothers; and Glib by Selchow and Wrighter. Any thoughts or comments on these games can be sent to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Don't forget to check out the forums! Another great idea. Thanks so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

Sword of Saros description in Arcadia catalog
Atari Age thread - Homemade cassette liner by Dan Skelton
Late Starpath Flyer - front
Late Starpath Flyer - back
Starpath Internal Docs thread on Atari.IO
Stephen Landrum interview by James Hague
No Swear Gamer 269 - Sword of Saros!
My Extra Life donation page
Rick's Extra Life donation page
Wade's Extra Life donation page
Bill's Atari Party Extra Life donation page
Get the Lego Atari 2600 by Chris McVeigh here!
McIntyre Musings on Facebook
BOSS! for the Atari 2600 IndieGoGo page


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Direct download: 127_Part_2_-_Sword_of_Saros_by_Starpath.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:29am EDT

So yeah, putting both games into this episode didn't work out, so you're only getting Escape From The Mindmaster this time. The next show will contain Sword of Saros and the feedback for both games. After that it will be one game per episode including feedback. Sorry about that. Speaking of feedback, if you have some for either or both of these games, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thanks so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

Interview with Dennis Caswell by Mat Allen
Dennis Caswell's web site
Escape From The Mindmaster on Atari Protos (Labyrinth page link at bottom)
Complete Playthrough by Spolan
No Swear Gamer 270 - Escape From The Mindmaster!
Scott Stilphen's Easter egg page for Escape From The Mindmaster


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Direct download: 127_Part_1_-_Escape_From_The_Mindmaster_by_Starpath.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:10am EDT

This is a special episode featuring Phil from the No Swear Gamer channel on Youtube and the Atari 7800 Game by Game podcast. Phil was nice enough to send me a large audio submission talking about all of the games since his last submission, so I made it into its own episode. Huge thanks to Phil for doing this, please help me say thank you by checking out his stuff. I also explain a little about what is next for this podcast. Thank you all very much for listening, I hope you enjoyed your summer!

Classic Gaming Bookcast by Chris Federico (RGR Forum post, has all the links where you can buy the book)
Bally Alley Astrocast
Omega Race controller hack by Thomas Jentzsch

Direct download: Atari_10400_Game_by_Game_Podcast_featuring_the_No_Swear_Gamer.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:02am EDT

Part 2 of episode 126 is all about Krull by Atari. Thanks for your continued patience with me, I wasn't feeling great this week. The next episode will hopefully have 2 games, those being Sword of Saros and Escape From The Mindmaster by Starpath. Like I mentioned in the show, I am shooting to publish this 2 weeks from this past Wednesday, but if it does get delayed, it should be the last time that happens for awhile. Again, thank you for your patience and for listening, it really means a lot to me.

Atari In-House Promo film, featuring 1983 new releases
The No Swear Gamer 262 - Krull!
Web page on Dave Staugas' NeoChrome
Krull on Atari Protos
Krull on KLOV
Krull on Internet Pinball Database
Ian's Risk of Rain video
Wade's 1632 ATARI podcaST
My friend Bill's website
Bill's Youtube page
Mr. Moribund's Theater of Terror!

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Direct download: 126_Part_2_-_Krull_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:36am EDT



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