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!

Smurfy Smurfs

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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 EST

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
...and again, the accompanying letter
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Direct download: Episode_94_-_Megamania__Sky_Jinks_b.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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