In this episode I talk with Greg aka SoulBlazer from the SNES Podcast and the Playstation Power Podcast. He helped establish NES game rentals in the video store that his mother managed in the 80s and 90s. It's a fun interview and I hope that you enjoy it. As always, I thank you for listening.

The photo used as the artwork was found on Roger Ebert's web site without a photographer credit. Please don't sue.

Direct download: Video_Store_Golden_Age_with_Greg.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:31am EDT

Just a quick update on what's happening with the show. Thanks for your support, patience, and as always, for listening.

Direct download: Long_Overdue_Podcast_Update.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Today's episode is about Crackpots, the Activision game that was the first 2600 game by Dan Kitchen, who went on to make many more (and is still making them!). I hope that you enjoy the episode.

Next on the podcast is Malagai, by Answer Software. If you have this game, I would love to see a photo of it on Facebook or Twitter, see the links below for those. If you have any thoughts on the game, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day 17 February. Just tell me what you think of it, I will take care of the nuts and bolts of the game. As always, I thank you for listening.

Crackpots on Random Terrain
Crackpots on Atari Protos
Dan Kitchen's web site
Dan Kitchen's Games site
Dan Kitchen interview by Classic Gamer 74
Atari Age thread on Keystone Kapers 2 discovery
Crackpots patch on Digital Press
...and accompanying letter
Crackpots commercial
Jim's Ferg Quest sprite hack
Ryan's Atari Age High Score Showdown post for Crackpots
Wilson Oyama's Crackpots playthrough video
No Swear Gamer 521 - Crackpots
Sean's Autobiography of a Schnook Podcast Chapter 5

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Direct download: Crackpots_by_Activision.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This episode is all about the very cute Sega arcade game Pengo, as ported by Atari. Not by GCC, which is surprising for this time period. I hope that you enjoy the episode. Next up is Crackpots by Activision. If you have any thoughts on Crackpots, please get them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by 6 PM EST on 5 February.

Thank you for your patience, and for listening.

Pengo on Random Terrain
Pengo on Atari Protos
Pengo on KLOV
Mark Hahn interview by Scott Stilphen
Mark Hahn's web site
Andrew Fuchs' web site
Courtney Granner on San Jose State web site (features some artwork)
1984 Atari dealer catalog on Atarimania
Jim's hack of 2600 Pengo with Popcorn!
Pengo arcade soundtrack on Youtube
No Swear Gamer 299 - Pengo
Arcade USA - Pengo minisode
Atari 5200 Super Community Podcast - Pengo
Memory Machine Podcast - Christmas Menagerie
Gen X Grown Up Podcast

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Direct download: Pengo_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:03am EDT

Happy New Year! The first episode of 2019 is all about Tron Deadly Discs, by M Network, a tiny little division of Mattel Electronics. Please stay tuned to the feed for an interview with programmer Jeff Ronne. I enjoyed talking with him and I hope that you will give it a listen. Next up will be Pengo by Atari. If you have any feedback for Pengo, please get it to me by the end of the day 20th January. Thank you all so much for listening!

Tron Deadly Discs on Random Terrain
Jeff Ronne on Quora
Takeover on Intellivision Lives
M Network decal card on Atarimania
Tron Deadly Discs on Intellivision Lives
Encom 2600 mod by Russ Caslis
Atari Bytes 153 - Mega Force the Movie!
Tron for 2600 Atari Age Thread
Only Solutions by Journey

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Direct download: Tron_Deadly_Discs_by_M_Network.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

In this episode I will be looking at (and also talking about) the Apollo game Infiltrate, which is kind of like a dumbed down Elevator Action for our Atari 2600. I don't have an exact date for the next game yet, but it will be tron Deadly Discs by M Network and will come out in January. If you have any Christmas memories that you would like to submit to the 6th annual Christmas show, please send them to me by the end of the day on December 16th. Also, I will be announcing a date and time for when Sarah and I will do a livestream of all the games I covered this year. If you are feeling charitable, please consider donating to my or my friends' Extra Life campaign. You can donate until the end of the year, every little bit will help kids who are sick. Please check the links below to donate. Thank you all so much for listening!

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Infiltrate on Random Terrain
Ed Salvo interview by Scott Stilphen
Infiltrate (Blue) on Atarimania
No Swear Gamer 492 - Infiltrate 

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Direct download: Infiltrate_by_Apollo.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:55am EDT

Thank you to everyone for your patience waiting for this Stargunner episode. Of course, the research was all done the week before the episode was due out, then I got sick that weekend. So the lesson here is that procrastination is good. I have a lot of the research done for Infiltrate, so that will be out the week after Thanksgiving, and that will be the last game of the year. So if you have feedback for Infiltrate, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day November 25th.

I would like to thank everyone who donated to my Extra Life campaign as well as those of you who watched the live streams that I did. I raised $1500 for the Children's Hospital of Philadephia thanks to all of you. I got an email from Extra Life saying that I was in the top 30 earners for the hospital, which is great! I plan on doing it again next year, but I will be doing the two days in one weekend. I had fun playing the games, but I got a little frustrated towards the end of the second weekend. Sinistar is an extremely difficult game but I love it so much, for some reason.

Thank you all so much for watching, listening, and donating. I hope that all my American friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Stargunner on Random Terrain
Alex Leavens interview by Dan Gutman, Video Game Players magazine 11/83
Stargunner on Atari Protos
Video Game Update newsletter February 1983
Arcade Express newsletter January 3 1983
Arcade USA Atari Remote Control Joysticks

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Strudders: two.

Direct download: Stargunner_by_Telesys.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:57am EDT

Today I'll be covering Atari's Kangaroo, a 1983 arcade port. It has a kangaroo in it, in case you were wondering. Two, actually. I hope you enjoy the episode. Coming up next is Stargunner by Telesys, a pretty rare game. If you have a great many thoughts on this game, please send them to me by end of day 4 November, and I will include it in the show. Please make sure you put your name in the file if you send an audio submission! Also, please consider donating to me or any of my friends that you see here who are doing Extra Life marathons (half marathons in my case), starting on November 3rd. Thank you for your generosity, and as always, for listening.

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Kangaroo on KLOV
Kangaroo on Atari Protos
Kevin Osborn's Bald Wisdom blog
Kevin Osborn's YouTube page
May/June 1983 Atari Age ad for Kangaroo and Jungle Hunt
May/June 1983 AA Kangaroo New Cartridge Report
August 1983 Video Game Update newsletter - Kangaroo review (p. 67) and release date (p.80), from Atari Compendium
Mike Halley's Gravitar binder (scroll down to Memos, 1.1 and 1.2)
Arcade USA Ataricade 2600 - Kangaroo
No Swear Gamer 88 - Kangaroo
No Swear Gamer Kangaroo game play
Saturday Supercade - Kangaroo White Squirrel of Dover episode
Saturday Supercade - Kangaroo Tail of the Cowardly Lion episode

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Direct download: Kangaroo_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

After a short delay, I am back with Crypts of Chaos by 20th Century Fox. A fine dungeon crawler if I do say so (and I do), a genre that is underrepresented on the Atari 2600. Coming up next is the arcade port Kangaroo by Atari. If you have feedback for this game, please send it to me by end of day October 18th, and the show will be out on the 21st. So he says.

I am playing for Extra Life again this year, but I am going to split it between November 3rd and 10th. I am old and I can't stay up that long anymore, it's really the thought that counts. I will be playing once again for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Please donate at the link below, thank you for your support! And I thank you as always for listening.

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Crypts of Chaos on Random Terrain
Michael Rideout's CoC maps on Atari Age
John WS Marvin's Dread Unicorn Games site
Cyberroach interview with John WS Marvin
John WS Marvin on Iconic Podcast
John WS Marvin on Game Master's Journey Podcast
John WS Marvin on GM Intrusions Podcast
James Dowlen's web site
James Dowlen on The Computer Chronicles
Florian's Atari Age thread about Sun Science 
Weird Levi's commercial
No Swear Gamer 198 - Crypts of Chaos

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Direct download: Crypts_of_Chaos_by_20th_Century_Fox.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

The Summer of Tanks officially closes with this great audio submission from Bryce, the host of the Turbotastic Podcast! He took all of the tank games on the 2600 and ranked them. I did the same, and I also posted polls on social media, so you'll hear what you think too! Also, if you'd like to enter the contest to win 5 of the 2600 tank games, please send an email to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by 10 PM EST on October 2nd. Please put Summer of Tanks contest in the subject line. If you've already won something from my show, please sit out this one if you could. Thank you all for listening!

Direct download: Summer_of_Tanks_Wrapup_-_Rank-a-Tank_with_Turbotastic_Bryce.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:00am EDT



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