Back to Activision this episode for 2 more of their first 4 releases, Checkers and Fishing Derby. Not the greatest games in terms of sound, and perhaps gameplay, but every game has its fans! Next week is Atari's Indy 500 and Street Racer, please send your stories and memories to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net.

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Direct download: Episode_11_-_Checkers__Fishing_Derby.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:48am EDT

This week I get into Coleco games for the first time with Donkey Kong and Zaxxon. Finally the show has reached double digits! Chewie can listen now! Next week I go back to Activision with Checkers and Fishing Derby. Yep, you read that right. Your portable mp3 player will melt when you play the next episode! Upcoming games include Indy 500, Street Racer, Skeet Shoot, Space Chase, Wizard Of Wor, Gorf, Star Voyager, Atlantis, Star Strike, and Adventures of Tron. You can send me your stories and memories of these games to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. I love hearing them and I will read them on the show, and tens of other people will hear them! Thanks for listening!

 

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Direct download: Episode_10_-_Donkey_Kong__Zaxxon.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

This week I go back to Atari for two of their more popular games, Defender and Warlords. Next week I'll be talking about Coleco's Donkey Kong and Zaxxon, so please send any of your memories or stories of those games to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net, and I'll read them on the show. Thank for listening!

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Direct download: Episode_9_-_Defender_and_Warlords.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:59am EDT

This week I eneter the Star Wars universe (and the Parker Brothers universe) for the first time. Also you can hear my first mp3 story submission from Rob O'Hara! Next week's games are Atari's Warlords and Defender, so please send me your stories, in print or sound form (no built in mikes if you can help it) to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thanks so much for listening!

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Direct download: Episode_8_-_Jedi_Arena__The_Empire_Strikes_Back.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:35am EDT

This week I discuss the second ever 3rd party video game manufacturer, Imagic, and two of their launch titles, Trick Shot and Demon Attack. I also give a more in-depth biography on Nick Turner, designer of one of last week's games, Super Breakout. Mr. Turner graciously answered my qustions to him this week, and I thank him very much for that. Next week I will talk about Parker Brothers and two of their 2600 games, Star Wars: Jedi Arena, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Upcoming games include Warlords, Defender, Indy 500, Street Racer, Donkey Kong, Zaxxon, Checkers, and Fishing Derby. Thank you so much for listening!

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Direct download: Episode_7_-_Trick_Shot__Demon_Attack.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:02am EDT

This week it's back to Atari for three games, Slot Racers, Canyon Bomber, and Super Breakout. Next week I'll be discussing Imagic games for the first time, Trick Shot and Demon Attack. Please send your stories and memories of those games to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you for listening!

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Direct download: Episode_6_-_Slot_Racers_-_Canyon_Bomber_-_Super_Breakout.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

I focus on two of the first 3rd party video games ever made in this episode, Activision's Dragster and Boxing! I also give a brief history of Activision, and ruminate on their worst product ever, Actiplaque! Next week I'll discuss Canyon Bomber, Slot Racers, and Super Breakout, so please send me your stories and memories of those games. Thanks for listening!

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Direct download: Episode_5_-_Dragster__Boxing.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:04am EDT

In this episode I discuss the joys and the pain (mostly pain) of Space War and Outlaw for the Atari 2600. Next week I will discuss Activision's Dragster and Boxing, so please send me your stories about those games! As always, I thank you for listening!

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Direct download: Episode_4_-_Space_War__Outlaw.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:35am EDT

In this episode I discuss CX2602, Air-Sea Battle, and CX 2603, Star Ship! Thanks for listening!

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Direct download: Episode_3_-_Air-Sea_Battle__Star_Ship.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

This week's episode is all about Combat, the first game developed for the Atari 2600 and the first pack in game for the system.

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Direct download: Episode_2_-_Combat.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:45am EDT



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