Hi folks, sorry for the delay. My Libsyn account is now free from hackers thank goodness. Well, maybe not, as this is a sportsball episode. Realsportses Volleyball and Soccer (better known as Football), to be exact. Next week I'll be taking off due to the holiday and family time, but I will return on the 15th with Tax Avoiders by American Videogame and Boing! by First Star Software. Coming up will be Super Cobra and Reactor by Parker Brothers; RealSports Football and Atari Video Cube by Atari; and episode 100 will be on Pitfall by Activision. If you have any thoughts on any of these games or any I've already covered, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thanks for listening, see you next Wednesday!

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No Swear Gamer 130 - Realsports Volleyball
No Swear Gamer RS Volleyball Easter Egg
No Swear Gamer 129 - Realsports Soccer
RS Soccer video with comment from Michael Sierchio
Warren Robinett Adventure post-mortem from GDC
Howard Scott Warshaw Yars' Revenge post-mortem from GDC
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Direct download: Episode_96_-_Realsports_Volleyball_and_Realsports_Soccer_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

Coleco had more than its fair share of vaporware for the Atari VCS, and this week I cover one of them (or at least what I can of it). Cosmic Avenger never came out and still has not been found, but Smurf and Carnival did! Also, congratulations to Jose Quezada, he won the Atari Flashback 5 from Willie from the Colecovisions podcast. Thank you to all who entered, and thank you to Willie for sponsoring and coming up with the contest!

Next week I will be covering two Realsports titles, Volleyball and Soccer (or Football if you're nasty). Coming up will be Super Cobra and Reactor by Parker Brothers; Tax Avoiders by American Video Game and Boing! by First Star; and RealSports Football and Atari Video Cube by Atari. If you have any thoughts on any of these games or any I've already covered, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thanks for listening, see you next Wednesday!

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The Atari 5200 Super Podcast
Cosmic Avenger on KLOV
Carnival on KLOV
Kevin MacLeod's royalty free music at Incompetech
Todd Marshall interview by Scott Stilphen
Smurf prototype on Youtube
Smurf prototype box on Atarimania
The No Swear Gamer 125 - Carnival!
Steve Kitchen on the Computer Chronicles 1984



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Direct download: Episode_95_-_Cosmic_Avenger_Smurf__Carnival_by_Coleco.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

Sorry for the lateness of this episode focusing on Megamania and Sky Jinks by Activision. Also I apologize for not putting links to all of my podcast friends here that I mentioned in the episode. You know where they are. Next week I'll be looking at Smurf and Carnival (with the vaporware Cosmic Avenger thrown in). Upcoming games include RealSports Soccer & Volleyball by Atari; Super Cobra and Reactor by Parker Brothers; Tax Avoiders by American Video Game and Boing! by First Star; and RealSports Football and Atari Video Cube by Atari. If you have any thoughts on any of these games or any I've already covered, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thanks for listening, see you next Wednesday!

Pertinent Jinks

Atari 5200 Super Podcast! on Facebook
Warren Robinett at GDC article at Ars Technica
Retro Video Gamer interview with Steve Cartwright
Steve Cartwright interview by Tim Duarte
GDC presentation by Steve Cartwright and David Crane
Retrogaming with Racketboy podcast - Steve Cartwright interview
Megamania commercial featuring the Tubes
Megamania patch
...and the letter that accompanied the patch
Megamania store standee on eBay
How to Beat the Home Video Games - Megamania
The No Swear Gamer 125 - Megamania!
Scott Stilphen's interview with Bob Whitehead
The No Swear Gamer 121 - Sky Jinks
Sky Jinks patch
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Direct download: Episode_94_-_Megamania__Sky_Jinks_b.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Hi, it's me again. Today I am covering the final released text/picture label game on the part list, Brain Games, and the unreleased prototype game Frog Pond. Please check out the episode to find out how to find the clues to Willie's Fergquest contest; once you get all the clues you have to make 4 of them into the phrase that pays. I have extended the contest until March 24th at 11:59 PM EST. If you've already sent in an entry, you can send another one. Next week I'll be covering the Activision games Megamania and Sky Jinks. After that it will be Cosmic Avenger, Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle, and Carnival by Coleco; RealSports Soccer & Volleyball by Atari; Super Cobra and Reactor by Parker Brothers; Tax Avoiders by American Video Game and Boing! by First Star; and RealSports Football and Atari Video Cube by Atari. Episode 100 will feature a very special game, and I think it will probably be my longest episode to date. I don't want to say yet what it is, because I may start getting feedback now and then I will forget to put it in the show. I will give you ample time to send feedback, don't worry. If you have any thoughts on any of these games or any I've already covered, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thanks for listening, see you next Wednesday!

Pertinent Links

Larry Kaplan interview by Scott Stilphen 
Swordquest comics on Atari Age
Cliff Spohn's Ahta Dee
2600 Connection Frog Pond article
Atari Touch Me on KLOV
Touch Me at the Handheld Museum
Cassidy Nolen's Frog Pond manual
Atari Age magazine Frog Pond announcement
Frog Pond at Atari Protos
Frog Pond thread on Atari Age (photo of Hozer Version)
The No Swear Gamer 118 - Brain Games!
Cassidy Nolen's Home Made Frog Pond CIB thread on Atari Age (with photos)
Silver label Frog Pond repro on eBay
1982 CES footage with Frog Pond demo on Atarimania
Pinball Wizard Arcade
Pinball Wizard Arcade on the Retroist
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Direct download: Episode_93_-_Brain_Games__Frog_Pond.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:22am EDT

Hi, welcome back from my vacation! Today's games are Fast Food and Ram It by Telesys. Also, today is the final batch of clues for Willie's FergQuest contest, where he is giving away a Flashback 5. You have to figure out the 4 word phrase that pays and send it to me in an email by March 17 11:59 PM EST. In case of a tie I will use random.org to determine the winner. If I don't get any correct answers by the next show, I will give you a clue. Good luck!

Next week I'll be looking at Brain Games and the prototype game Frog Pond, both by Atari. Coming up I'll be talking about Megamania and Sky Jinks by Activision; Cosmic Avenger, Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle, and Carnival by Coleco; Realsports Volleyball and Realsports Soccer by Atari; and Super Cobra and Reactor by Parker Brothers. If you have any memories to share about these or any of the games I've already covered, please send them to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you for listening!

Pertinent Pickles

Telesys Fast Food commercial with some history, from director Rich Yacco's web site
The No Swear Gamer episode 114 - Fast Food
Waterworld comic book 
Edladdin Controllers
Our Brooklyn Bites podcast
The Log Book (with the Escape Pod podcast)
The SNES Podcast
Atari 7800 Game by Game podcast
Strudders' Score Compendium!

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Direct download: Episode_92_-_Fast_Food__Ram_It_by_Telesys.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Hi there! This week I discuss two more of Tigervision's Atari 2600 cartridge output, Threshold and River Patrol. River Patrol is SUPER RARE L@@K. And they're not kidding. The next episode will be on March 4th and will be about Ram It and Fast Food by Telesys, and will also have the last installment of Willie's FergQuest contest! Upcoming games will include Brain Games and Frog Pond by Atari; Megamania and Sky Jinks by Activision; Cosmic Avenger, Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle, and Carnival by Coleco; Realsports Volleyball and Realsports Soccer by Atari; and Super Cobra and Reactor by Parker Brothers. If you have any memories to share about these or any of the games I've already covered, please send them to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thank you for listening!

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Astro Blaster at KLOV
River Patrol at KLOV
Warren Schwader interview by James Hague
Warren Schwader's Solitaire Network
Play "Jones in the Fast Lane" online
No Swear Gamer 105 - Threshold!
No Swear Gamer 106 - River Patrol!
River Patrol at Atari Protos
Atari Swordquest Fireworld comic book
OTR Playlist - The Great Gildersleeve
Intarivisions - Carnival!
Delta 80s Safety Video
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Direct download: Episode_91_-_Threshold__River_Patro.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:55pm EDT

Hi everyone! This week I talk about the Atari games Hangman and Road Runner. Please mind the gap. Also, you'll get the first set of clues for FergQuest, where you can win an Atari Flashback 5 from Willie from Arcade USA and the Colecovisions podcast! Thanks Willie! Next week I will be discussing Threshold and River Patrol by Tigervision. Upcoming games include Fast Food and Ram It by Telesys; Brain Games and Frog Pond by Atari; Megamania and Sky Jinks by Activision; Cosmic Avenger, Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle, and Carnival by Coleco; and Realsports Volleyball and Realsports Soccer by Atari. You can send feedback on these or any of the games I've already discussed to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thanks for listening!

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Bob Polaro's web site
Alan Miller interview by Al Backiel
Bob Polaro interview by Al Backiel
Road Runner at Atari Protos
Road Runner at KLOV
Zerbinator land - 80-89 podcast
Action Figure Blues podcast
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Direct download: Episode_90_-_Hangman__Road_Runner_by_Atari_copy.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:35am EDT

Hi there, thanks for your patience. This week's episode deals with the 'myths" of Mythicon! See what I did there? The games are Star Fox, Fire Fly, and Sorcerer, some of the worst reviewed games on the Atari 2600. UNTIL TODAY (spoilers). Next week I'll be discussing Hangman and Road Runner by Atari. Upcoming games include Threshold and River Patrol by Tigervision; Fast Food and Ram It by Telesys; Brain Games and Frog Pond by Atari; Megamania and Sky Jinks by Activision; and Cosmic Avenger, Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle, and Carnival by Coleco. You can send feedback on these or any of the games I've already discussed to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net. Thanks for listening!

Bruce de Graaf interview by Scott Stilphen
Bruce de Graaf's nature photography site
Thor Bradsher's website
Confessions of a Programming Geek by Thor Bradsher
Mythicon thread on Atari Age, with more info from Bruce de Graaf
eBay auction with paperwork from Mythicon store display
Now You're Playing With Podcast
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Direct download: Episode_89_-_Sorcerer_Fire_Fly__S.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

Congratulations to Greg Miller, he is the winner of the Star Raiders contest! Thank you to everyone for entering!

This week I am looking at Okie Dokie and Stell-A-Sketch, both made by Bob Colbert in the late 90s. Check the links below to see how to get these games. In the next episode I am talking about Sorcerer, Firefly, and Starfox by Mythicon; Hangman and Roadrunner by Atari; Threshold and River Patrol by Tigervision; Fast Food and Ram It by Telesys; Brain Games and Frog Pond by Atari, and Megamania and Sky Jinks by Activision. Any feedback you have on these or any games I've already covered can be sent to 2600gamebygame@podcast.net. Thank you so much for listening!

Pert-I-Nent Links

Making Okie Dokie - from Bob Colbert's archived website
Bob Colbert's archived home page (the links for the 2 games still work)
Download Sabotage WIP from Bob Colbert's archived web site
Bob Colbert interview by Michael Thomasson
Okie Dokie registry
Pictures of Stell-A-Sketch/Okie Dokie cassette on Atari Age
Okie Dokie at Hozer Video Games (scroll down)
Okie Dokie at Packrat Video Games
Okie Dokie at Atari Age
The No Swear Gamer Episode 92 - Okie Dokie!
Chris' book Classic Gaming Bookcast on Smashwords;
...on Barnes and Noble;
...on iTunes;
...and on Scribd
Direct download for the Christmas episode 85 (edited on Stitcher)
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Direct download: Episode_88_-_Okie_Dokie__Stell-A-Sk.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:33am EDT

Well hello. Today's episode is about Star Raiders by Atari. Fun game, but I did find some other games in this style to be better (spoilers). You can win a Star Raiders cart with manual, touch pad controller, and overlay! Just send an email with "Star Raiders Contest" in the subject to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net, or check Facebook and Twitter for a pinned post regarding the contest. I will take entries until 11:59 PM EST January 20th. Next week will be Okie Dokie and Stell-A-Sketch by homebrew programmer Bob Colbert. In the following weeks I will be profiling  orcerer, Firefly, and Starfox by Mythicon; Hangman and Roadrunner by Atari; Threshold and River Patrol by Tigervision; Fast Food and Ram It by Telesys; and Brain Games and Frog Pond by Atari. Any feedback you have on these or any games I've already covered can be sent to 2600gamebygame@podcast.net. Thank you so much for listening!
 
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Favorite Atari 2600 Games of Willie! - Star Raiders
The No Swear Gamer Episode 90 - Star Raiders
Player/Missile podcast episode 1 - Star Raiders
Carla Meninsky interview by Will Nicholes
Doug Neubauer's web site
10 most important video games article
Stalking the Retro Episode 69
Quset For The Golden Chalice - Homebrew Coleco version of Adventure!
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Direct download: Episode_87_-_Star_Raiders_by_Atari.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:01am EDT



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