Atari 2600 Game by Game
273 episodes - last episode 18 May 2022

The 2600 Game By Game Podcast will delve into the history, gameplay, and personal stories of every game made for the Atari 2600.
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Sun, 07 Aug 2022
I say this too much, but I thank you for being patient with me as I navigate through my lovely depression. This long overdue episode features the homebrew game AVCStec Challenge by Simon Quernhorst and Paul Slocum. It's based on the very difficult (to...
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Wed, 18 May 2022
On this episode we take a look at the M Network game Frogs and Flies, which was based on the Intellivision game Frog Bog. We also cover programmer extraordinaire Dave Rolfe for the first time, and we even read one of his interesting essays. I hope you...
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Sun, 08 May 2022
Hello my friends, thank you once again for your patience for this new episode featuring Laser Gates by Imagic. A fun time was had by almost all! Coming up next is Frogs and Flies by M Network. If you have any feedback for Frogs and Flies, please send...
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Wed, 04 May 2022
Hello my friends, I was not feeling well last night so I went back to bed. The Laser Gates episode won't be out today, but I wanted to let you know the winners of the contest that my buddy Richard so kindly sponsored. Please give a listen to see if...
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Thu, 21 Apr 2022
In this episode I look at the Activision game Private Eye, by Bob Whitehead. I hadn't put any time into this game before, and I couldn't put enough time into it for the podcast, but I did enjoy it and hope to come back to it. Next up will be Laser...
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Wed, 06 Apr 2022
Welcome back to the podcast everyone! I hope you all are well, and I very much appreciate all the kind words and patience. Today we start the 5 digit Atari part numbers with Oscar's Trash Race, a product of Atari and the Children's Computer Workshop,...
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Sat, 25 Dec 2021
  I'm sorry this is so late, time got away from me this year. Sarah and I wish you peace, health, and happiness this holiday season. I love each and every one of you and I am eternally grateful to you all. A better group of friends I could not...
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Wed, 03 Nov 2021
Hello there, thanks for joining me today to talk about the final released Telesys game, Demolition Herby. There's also a few interesting tidbits about the end of Telesys, as well as a few prototypes that we'll cover in a future show. I hope that you...
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Thu, 21 Oct 2021
Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeen almost! We end Spooky Season on the podcast with the great Frankenstein's Monster by Data Age. If you haven't played this because you think all Data Age games are garbage, you have been misled. I urge you to give this a try,...
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Sun, 10 Oct 2021
  Boo there! Thanks for being patient with me once again. It's spooky season and that means spooky games! We begin with Skeleton+,  a homebrew game by Eric Ball from way back in 2002. It's a lot of fun and I hope you are able to try it out!...
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Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Good morrow gentle Swain! Alright, enough of that. This week we are looking at Sir Lancelot by Xonox, maybe a Joust tipoff but it's a lot of fun! Next month is October already, sheesh. We'll be celebrating all month with S C A R Y games! First up will...
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Sun, 12 Sep 2021
Long time no see doc! *smak* This week we are discussing the prototype/reproduction game Bugs Bunny, originally from Atari. This Bob Polaro/Alan Murphy collaboration was shelved in the 80s and finally saw limited release at the late, lamented Philly...
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Sun, 05 Sep 2021
The day many of you have been waiting for (and waiting and waiting, sorry about that) is finally here. Today is the finale of the Summer of Shuttles, and I am covering Space Shuttle by Activision. I'm not a simulator fan at all, so I hope I have done...
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Wed, 11 Aug 2021
Hello and welcome to the Summer of Shuttles! (It's only a month.) First up we are talking about the Avalon Hill game Shuttle Orbiter, which I enjoyed but found a little frustrating. Lots of great feedback as usual, I hope you enjoy the episode. Coming...
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Sun, 25 Jul 2021
Hello everyone! Sorry about the delay, but now here is the Spitfire Attack episode for you, by Milton Bradley. We also discuss the Flight Commander controller that came with it. I never had one but we do have a few listeners who did, which is...
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Wed, 07 Jul 2021
Hey there, this week I am covering the amazing port of Tapper, the Bally Midway arcade game programmed by Beck Tech for Sega. Please check this game out if you haven't, it is well worth your time. Coming up next on the show is the Milton Bradley game...
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Wed, 23 Jun 2021
Hi there! This episode is all about Taz by Steve Woita for Atari. Taz was converted to PAL as the game Asterix, which we already covered, and I really should have put them together. Oh well, there's some great feedback this episode. Next up will be...
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Wed, 09 Jun 2021
It's almost summer, and that means it's time for surfing! I think you may have to look elsewhere though, because this week we are covering Surf's Up by Amiga via Video Soft. Surf's Up was made for the Joyboard controller but never came out. Was that a...
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Wed, 19 May 2021
Hey everyone, this week on the program we have a very early homebrew and the first from Ebivision, Alfred Challenge! It's a very difficult game but one I personally enjoyed. Mrs. Ferguson the Librarian also makes an appearance in this episode!...
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Wed, 05 May 2021
Hello! This week on the show we are looking at the Zimag game Cosmic Corridor, which most likely began life as Space Tunnel by Bit Corp. If you want to know what Hindi movie soundtracks and jail time have to do with Cosmic Corridor, I hope you'll give...
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Fri, 23 Apr 2021
Welcome to episode 200, where we are talking about the Parker Brothers arcade port Q*Bert's Qubes, via James Wickstead and Associates. Thank you all so much for helping me get this far. To help me celebrate, Doug and Ed are giving away another...
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Sun, 28 Mar 2021
Hi there! Today's game is a bit late, is it worth waiting for? Have a listen to Condor Attack by Ultravision and find out for yourself. Big thanks go to Rob @Atarispot on Twitter, who helped me with the research into this game and company. Next up is...
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Wed, 10 Mar 2021
Happy Mar10 Day everyone! Today we are taking a look at Mario Brothers, the Nintendo arcade game ported by Atari. Lots of opinions and info in this one, it seems like a simple game but there's a lot of nuance to it. I really hope that you enjoy...
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Wed, 24 Feb 2021
Welcome to the show! This week we are looking at Marauder, by Tigervision. It's a pretty rare and expensive game, but worth the play if you have the means. I really enjoyed it. Coming up next is the Atari game Mario Brothers, yet another terrific Dan...
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Sun, 14 Feb 2021
Hello there, this week's once again late entry is all about Gopher, by US Games. Coming to you from the Wickstead Design Associates arm of US Games, Gopher is a pretty fun title. I hope that you enjoy the show. Next up will be Marauder by Tigervision....
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Wed, 10 Feb 2021
I'm sorry I don't have the Gopher episode ready today, but I wanted to announce the PlusCart winner at least because Doug is very kind to sponsor this contest. Please give a listen, I will be sending the winner an email to get their address. Doug is a...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2021
This week, a little late, I am discussing the wonderful Activision game Pressure Cooker, by Garry Kitchen. If you haven't played this one, you really owe it to yourself to try it. Coming up next is Gopher by US Games. It's not about the Ship's Purser...
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Wed, 13 Jan 2021
Happy New Year everyone! I hope the new year finds you well and hopeful. We are starting this year off with Tooth Protectors, the mail away advergame sponsored by Johnson and Johnson and put together by Camelot Marketing Services Group and Diversified...
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Wed, 23 Dec 2020
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa! Whatever you celebrate, I hope that you all have a wonderful time at the end of this weird year. I am hopeful for the future and I hope that for you as well. We have some newcomers sharing memories with...
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Wed, 02 Dec 2020
Thank you for listening to the final game for this year, Asterix by Atari. It's basically the same as Taz, but Taz actually appears later in the part number order, and we'll get to that game next year. Coming up on January 13th is Tooth Protectors by...
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Wed, 18 Nov 2020
Hi there! This week we are taking a look at a game that kind of involves my profession, Cakewalk by Commavid. Spoilers, I hate making cakes. But I think I have a fun episode for you, Mrs. Ferguson the Librarian is back, and be sure to stay tuned at...
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Wed, 04 Nov 2020
I was delighted when Jan Hermanns agreed to speak with me for the podcast about his terrific game Blinky Goes Up. We talk about programming the game, Jan's artwork and other hobbies, and also a tantalizingly half finished game that he has! I really...
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Wed, 04 Nov 2020
It's a homebrew episode this week, featuring the absolutely wonderful Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns. I'm sorry about the lack of homebrews lately, I was working on my list recently and I put more in to be covered in the coming months. I also...
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Wed, 21 Oct 2020
Hi everyone, today we are looking at an unfinished prototype by Apollo called Kyphus. It's not really playable, but there is some interesting stuff to go into. And I apologize for posting the wrong date for feedback on Facebook and Twitter, if you...
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Wed, 07 Oct 2020
Hi there! This week's game is the unreleased prototype for Xevious, by Atari. I think Tod Frye did a great job on this, it's a shame that it didn't come out at the time. Coming up next on the show is the prototype game Kyphus by Apollo. After I put it...
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Sun, 27 Sep 2020
Hi there, thanks once again for your patience (I thought I was done saying that, apparently I have more work to do). This week I am covering Lock 'n' Chase by M Network, which is a Pac-Man wannabe that doesn't quite get there for me. The prototype for...
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Wed, 09 Sep 2020
This week we go back to the 20th Century Fox catalog to take a look at Bank Heist. It's a simple looking game but a lot of fun to play! I hope you enjoy the episode. Next up will be Bump and Jump by M Network. If you have any feedback for Bump and...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2020
In this episode I finally take a look at the Starpath game Party Mix, which may be one of the first collections of mini games in a video game. It is a rare 4 player paddle game at the late date of Fall 1983, but it has its usual Starpath polish. I...
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Wed, 01 Jul 2020
Hi there, thanks for sticking with me through all of this, I hope you all are well. This episode is about the Imagic game Moonsweeper, by programmer extraordinaire, Bob Smith. If you haven't already checked the game out, I hope you will after...
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Wed, 13 May 2020
Hello friends, this is a rare interview edition of the show, in which I talk to Steve Cartwright about his career. We talk about his time at Activision, Accolade, and Electronic Arts, as well as what he's doing now and even touch on some of his...
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Wed, 06 May 2020
Thanks so much for tuning into the show, this is a very special episode featuring Frostbite by the great Steve Cartwright. It also marks the release of a heretofore unknown work in progress prototype of Frostbite called Iceman, which you can find in...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2020
Hello there, I hope that you all are safe and sane during this weird and difficult time. Today's episode is about Pole Position, the Namco arcade game that was ported to various Atari systems by General Computer Corp. (GCC if you're nasty). Coming up...
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Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Hi there! I hope very much that you all are staying home when you can and staying safe. For the first time in a loooong time, I have a Bonus Track for you. In this episode I go through my concert ticket stubs that I saved (most of them from before my...
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Wed, 01 Apr 2020
Hi there, I hope that you are all safe and staying home if you can. I know in many cases that is more difficult, a lot of my friends have to work from home while home schooling their kids, which I imagine is a lot. We will get through this! One thing...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2020
Thank you all once again for your patience! Today's episode is about Robin Hood by Xonox. Xonox seems to be a company that people are split on, so tune in to see how it goes for Robin Hood. Next up is Z-Tack by Bomb. Please send me your feedback by...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2020
What, me worry? Not when I have M.A.D. from U.S.Games as this episode's game! Hoo boy. I hope you enjoy the episode. Next up is Robin Hood by Xonox. If you have any feedback for that game, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by March 8th....
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Wed, 12 Feb 2020
This episode is all about the Irem arcade game Moon Patrol, ported by Atari via GCC. Thanks for your patience regarding the release of this episode. I had a bit of an emotional setback in January and I'm trying to fight my way out of it. M.A.D. by US...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2020
Welcome back to the show! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, now we're back to playing Atari 2600 games every two weeks until I screw something up. The first game of 2020 is the Activision Decathlon by the amazing David Crane. I hope you enjoy the...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2019
Happy Holidays to you all, thank you once again for your patience and for listening. Music from https://filmmusic.io "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY...
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019
The last game I'm covering this year is Roc 'n Rope by Coleco, from the Konami arcade game. Thank you for a wonderful if stunted year, I really needed the break. I'm really loving doing the research again and I hope to get ahead a little bit in the...
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Wed, 20 Nov 2019
This episode's game is Mountain King by CBS Electronics. It contains bats, which should tell you everything you need to know. Next up is the last game of the year, Roc 'n' Rope by Coleco. Please get your feedback to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by...
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Wed, 06 Nov 2019
In this episode I cover the only plane flying simulator on the 2600 that I am aware of, Tomcat F-14. It certainly was an adventure! Up next is the CBS Electronics game Mountain King, so if you have thoughts on that game, send it to me at...
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Fri, 01 Nov 2019
Just a quick update to when I'm doing Extra Life for the folks who may have missed it on social media. I'll be doing it NEXT weekend, the 8th and 9th starting at 6 pm both nights. I hope to see you there, thanks so much!
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Wed, 23 Oct 2019
Greetings fellow droids, in this episode we take a gander at Star Wars the Arcade Game by Parker Brothers, a port of the Atari vector arcade game. If you think that's confusing, wait until you hear THE REST OF THE STORY. It's a fun one! Coming up next...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Hello there, thanks for waiting for this episode that features Joust by Atari! It's one of my favorite arcade games and is done pretty well on the 2600 (spoilers), probably because it was in the capable hands of GCC. Next up is Star Wars The Arcade...
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Wed, 25 Sep 2019
In this episode we look at the game Quest for Quintana Roo, which I mispronounced for most of the show. Thanks to Eugenio for correcting me. I loved the game and I hope you will too. Next up is a big game, Joust by Atari via Williams. If you have any...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2019
In this episode we take a look at the 20th Century Fox game M*A*S*H, and also do a mini Bonus Track on the TV show, sorry about that. Next up on the show will be Quest For Quintana Roo by Sunrise. If you have any feedback on this game, please send it...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2019
Hi there, thanks so much for your patience for the last 6 months of my podcast drought. Today I bring you Malagai by Answer Software, and I also discuss their Personal Game Programmer. Next up on the show will be M*A*S*H by 20th Century Fox. If you...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2019
In this episode I talk with Greg aka SoulBlazer from the and the . 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...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2019
Just a quick update on what's happening with the show. Thanks for your support, patience, and as always, for listening.
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Wed, 06 Feb 2019
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...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2019
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,...
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019
Greetings and welcome to my hopefully new feature, interview episodes! First up is Jeff Ronne, who was the programmer for Tron Deadly Discs from M Network. I really enjoyed talking with him and I am grateful to him for his time. He's an interesting...
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Wed, 09 Jan 2019
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...
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Tue, 25 Dec 2018
Thank you all so much for everything this year. It means so much to me that you are all enjoying and contributing to the show. Sarah and I wish you all the best holiday season ever.
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Sun, 09 Dec 2018
The closing of Toys R Us has been rolling around in my head for months, I finally had some time to sit down and record it. I guess it's appropriate since it's Christmas time. I hope you enjoy it, thank you for listening!
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Wed, 28 Nov 2018
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...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2018
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...
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Wed, 24 Oct 2018
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...
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Sun, 07 Oct 2018
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...
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Fri, 21 Sep 2018
The Summer of Tanks officially closes with this great audio submission from Bryce, the host of the ! 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!...
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Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Today for the first time I delve into what I originally thought was a PAL exclusive game, Bobby Is Going Home by Bit Corporation. Music and fun, what more could you want? Special thanks to Flanders 72, a punk band from Brazil. They are a great band...
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Sun, 02 Sep 2018
We bring the #SummerOfTanks to a close with the wonderful , a run and tank game kinda similar to Commando (which will be an episode in 2045). I hope you enjoyed the #SummerOfTanks because that will be the last themed season that I do on this show. It...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2018
In this special episode, I talk with my nephew Ian about our trip to the Game Masters Exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The exhibition is only there until September 3rd, so if you want to go, please hurry! Thank you for listening.
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Thu, 09 Aug 2018
The next entry in the Summer Of Tanks is Robot Tank, by Activision. Lots of great feedback for this game, thank you all! Coming up next will be Front Line by Coleco, which will be the last Summer Of Tanks game. The release will be slightly delayed due...
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Sun, 29 Jul 2018
It's been over a month, but I finally had a chance to sit down and talk about what I did at Too Many Games this year. I went for one of the three days, met some old and new friends, had a lot of fun, and yes, bought too many games. You may notice the...
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Wed, 25 Jul 2018
The 2018 Summer Of Tanks kicks off with Tanks But No Tanks by Zimag, an NTSC version of the PAL game Phantom Tank by Bit Corporation. Don't know what Summer Of Tanks is? Well, fear not, it's only a listen away! Coming up next on Summer Of Tanks is...
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Fri, 06 Jul 2018
Hello everyone! Thank you for your patience, I hit a bit of a podcasting wall right before summer started, and now we have quite a few weeks of visiting with family, which has been great. The schedule for summer will be a bit up in the air, so please...
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Wed, 30 May 2018
Greetings fellow Climbers! In this episode, I speak with Dennis Debro about his first homebrew game, Climber 5! We also talk about his Pac-Man 4K homebrew and much of the work he's done helping other homebrewers. It was a great conversation and I am...
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Wed, 16 May 2018
On today's episode we plumb the depths of the game Polaris by Tigervision, a port of the Taito arcade game. Will it be a great game, or will it be subpar? Yes, these are the quality jokes that you can expect from this show. Up next will be the...
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Wed, 02 May 2018
Finally, another Imagic game is on the show! That's right, after a 2 year hiatus, Imagic is back with Solar Storm this episode. I hope that you enjoy it. Coming up next is Polaris by Tigervision, yet another Yellow Submarine game. So you know what...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2018
Better late than never when dealing with hungry crocodiles, right? This episode is about the Taito arcade game turned into an Atari 2600 cartridge, Jungle Hunt. Are you game for wild adventure? ARE YOU?? If you are, then I will need you to sign a few...
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Wed, 04 Apr 2018
This week we're going deeper and deeper underground with scary alien monsters on our tail in Mines of Minos by Commavid! Can YOU make it to the alien command center and triumph? I can't. Congratulations to Richard, he won the Strudders Score contest...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2018
This is a short bonus track about how I got to fulfill a childhood fantasy years after I forgot about it. I hope you enjoy it, thank you for listening.
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Wed, 21 Mar 2018
Welcome to the exciting world of TEETH! This week I'm taking a look at Plaque Attack by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision. This is NOT the other Atari 2600 teeth game, so there. Next time I'm covering Mines of Minos by Commavid, and there...
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Sun, 11 Mar 2018
I'll be in the lodge by the fire drinking coffee while you go out and attack the slopes, you Mogul Maniac! Maybe I'll stand on the Joyboard for awhile and pretend I'm out there with you. Naahhh, I don't want to spill my coffee. Oh hi! I didn't see...
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Sun, 25 Feb 2018
In this episode I talk about Atari's unreleased prototype of Tempest, which is also their arcade game that I love so very much. The next episode will hopefully get me back on schedule, and that one will feature Mogul Maniac by Amiga. If you have any...
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Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Hi there, thanks for your patience for this episode on Wall Ball from Avalon Hill. I was finishing the editing on Wednesday morning when Sarah went to work. We thought the front porch was wet, but it was covered with ice. She fell and it was very...
 length: 01:29:57
Wed, 24 Jan 2018
Welcome to episode 148, where I discuss the Sega game and horrible fiery recurring death of Congo Bongo! Poor Congo Bongo, he never had a chance. Next up is Wall Ball by Avalon Hill, which is pretty rare. If you have any feedback on this game, why not...
 length: 01:35:07
Wed, 10 Jan 2018
Happy New Year! Today's episode is about Popeye by Parker Brothers, based on the Nintendo arcade game, which in turn is based on the Popeye cartoons, which in turn again is based on the original comic strip which didn't originally feature Popeye (I...
 length: 01:49:30
Mon, 25 Dec 2017
Merry Christmas everyone! I recorded this episode while I was baking Christmas cookies, so please excuse the sound quality and background noises. I thought that would be a good time to talk about what I do for a living (and for leisure too!). I hope...
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Wed, 20 Dec 2017
Welcome to the 5th annual Christmas show. Thanks to all of you for contributing over the years to make these special shows so much fun for everyone to listen to. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. Thank you so much for listening!
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Sun, 10 Dec 2017
Need something for the Atari weirdo in your life? Look no further! Here are some gift ideas that will make you scream "STELLAAAAAAA!!!" That makes no sense. As always, thank you for listening. WHERE TO BUY
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Fri, 08 Dec 2017
John Lennon has been a huge part of my life for decades. In this Bonus Track episode, I talk about how his murder affected me then and now. I know it's not the most happiest of topics around the holidays, I probably should have put this out on his...
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Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Alfred E. Neuman once said, "Better late than never. Unless you're going to the dentist!" Oh, how we laughed. This episode is about the extremely elusive Atari Age magazine mailaway game, Quadrun. It is the first home video game to feature speech...
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Wed, 08 Nov 2017
Here's a short episode about the Extra Life Marathon I did which happened this past weekend. It is a great charity and an event that I look forward to doing every year. Thank you so much for all of your support, please check the links below if you'd...
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Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Hi there, it's time for another episode! This one features Armor Ambush by M Network, plus a lot of great feedback from youse guys. Next time I'll be talking about Quadrun by Atari, so if youse guys have any thoughts on the game, or any game I've...
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Tue, 31 Oct 2017
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Did I scare you? I hope so. Join your host Urrrggggghhhhh as he counts down the top 10 scariest spiders appearing in Atari 2600 games. Theres lots of them, WATCH OUT THERE'S ONE BEHIND YOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!! Haha, got you again!...
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Sun, 15 Oct 2017
Why hello! In this episode I discuss the Coleco game Time Pilot, based on the Konami arcade game of the same name. I hope that you enjoy it. Next time I'll be talking about Armor Ambush by M Network. Have any thoughts on that game, or any others I've...
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Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Hello friends, please celebrate the Atari 2600's 40th anniversary with me by listening to the 10-20-30-40 of the Atari 2600 for 2017! Apologies to the Stone Age Gamer podcast (link below). Don't forget to send in your feedback for Time Pilot to ....
 length: 37:50
Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Thanks for your patience this week everyone! This episode is about the Data Age game Bermuda Triangle, I hope that you enjoy it. Congratulations to John Sturgis, he won the Ladybug cart provided by David at the Atari 5200 Podcast. Thanks to everyone...
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Wed, 13 Sep 2017
This past weekend, Bill and Lucy Lange hosted the Atari Party East at their home in Somerset NJ, close to where Atari had an office back in the 80s. Atari Party was started by Bill Kendrick in CA, and Bill decided to pick up the torch for those of us...
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Wed, 06 Sep 2017
In this episode I discuss the Atari Club mailaway game Gravitar, as well as the Video Game Masters contest of which it was a part. I also announced a contest sponsored by the ! You can win a copy of John Champeau's wonderful 2600 homebrew version of...
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017
So. This episode is about Activision's racing game , but it is not the only episode about Enduro that I will be doing. I expected a good amount of feedback for this game, and I got an enormous amount instead. Which is absolutely wonderful, I am...
 length: 01:12:47
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
So. This episode is about Activision's racing game Enduro, but it is not the only episode about Enduro that I will be doing. I expected a good amount of feedback for this game, and I got an enormous amount instead. Which is absolutely wonderful, I am...
 length: 01:16:12
Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Please send your feedback on Enduro (or any other game I've covered) to me at Check out for all the information you need on how to donate to and/or watch the Pain In The Ass-athon! Thanks for listening, I'm looking forward to hearing your...
 length: 05:48
Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Space Raid is a homebrew game by Oscar Toledo Gutierrez that is what Zaxxon should have been on the 2600. I had a lot of fun playing it, Oscar did a great job programming it. I hope you enjoy the episode. Next up will be Enduro by Activision! Please...
 length: 01:47:27
Wed, 12 Jul 2017
This long-gestating episode is about the Milton Bradley game Survival Run, as well as its accompanying controller, the Cosmic Commander! I talk a lot about Milton Bradley as a company in this episode, I hope you like old commercials. I will also...
 length: 01:19:36
Tue, 04 Jul 2017
Here's a little update on what I've been doing instead of working on the Survival Run episode. That episode will be out next Wednesday. And don't forget the contest!  If you'd like a shot at winning Survival Run (provided by Strudders hisself),...
 length: 14:15
Fri, 30 Jun 2017
Batman is my favorite super hero of all time, which oddly enough I did not mention in the episode (I'm assuming a podcast episode makes that obvious). I talk a little about my history with Batman in all its permutations, which is a lot. I hope you...
 length: 31:35
Wed, 21 Jun 2017
This is a short episode rounding up the multitude of news that has recently been happening in the Atari 2600 world. Much later than all the other podcasters and Youtubers have done, of course. :) As always, thank you for listening. Pertinent Links
 length: 25:30
Sun, 11 Jun 2017
Biddi biddi biddi my friends, here's an episode about the Sega arcade port Buck Rogers, Planet of Zoom! I hope that you enjoy the game and the episode. Next up will be Survival Run by Milton Bradley, which was packaged with its very own controller!...
 length: 01:36:35
Wed, 24 May 2017
Play ball! This episode looks at Pete Rose Baseball by Absolute Entertainment, a late entry in the 2600 library. How does it measure up to Home Run? Listen and find out! I apologize for the sound issues I was having within the episode. Next up will be...
 length: 01:28:16
Wed, 17 May 2017
In this Protocast episode, I cover the Data Age prototype Secret Agent. It would have been a late paddle game release, had Data Age not gone out of business. I hope to have Pete Rose Baseball for you to listen to next week. If you have any comments on...
 length: 21:40
Wed, 03 May 2017
Join me today as I talk about the wonderful port of Galaxian for the Atari 2600! There's lots of great feedback, as well as the song Galaxian from Dya's album Neon Dreams. Thanks to Aaron Hickman for giving me permission to use the song. Next episode...
 length: 01:53:42
Mon, 17 Apr 2017
Bats are jerks.
 length: 16:38
Wed, 12 Apr 2017
This episode was inspired after Sarah and I went to see Peter Noone play down the road, something I have been waiting most of my life to do. I talk a little about the history of the band, but more about MY history with the band. Some of the things I...
 length: 44:17
Sun, 02 Apr 2017
Hi there, here's my first Bonus Track episode about working as a paperboy back in the 80s. The inspiration for this was an episode of Klickitcast, which is a podcast about Beverly Cleary books. In one of her early books, Henry Huggins has a paper...
 length: 32:15
Wed, 22 Mar 2017
I had the extreme privilege to speak with Joe Grand, the creator of this week's game, SCSIside/Ultra SCSIside. Why are there two versions? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out! I would again like to thank Joe for taking the time to talk...
 length: 02:36:09
Mon, 06 Mar 2017
My first game episode was episode 2 about Combat. It came out March 3, 2013. I discovered later that I screwed up the sound (I had Audacity experience before doing the podcast, but not with a microphone). Since it's the 4th anniversary of that show...
 length: 01:13:05
Wed, 01 Mar 2017
Welcome to the first Atari 2600 Game by Game Protocast. This series will focus on prototypes that do not have a part number. This episode features Racer, which was made by Roklan Software for Atari, but it never came out and is not in the part list....
 length: 18:58
Wed, 15 Feb 2017
This week I'm covering Glib by Selchow and Righter, the only released adult word game for the Atari 2600! I would like to offer a huge thank you to Mike Montana, the son of Glib programmer Rich Montana, for talking with me on this episode! I apologize...
 length: 02:08:50
Wed, 01 Feb 2017
Thanks for your patience for this new episode on Q*Bert by Parker Brothers. Q*Bert is a fantastic arcade game and has a great port on the 2600, as well as many other systems! I hope you enjoy the episode. Next up in 2 weeks will be Glib by Selchow and...
 length: 01:24:47
Wed, 11 Jan 2017
In this episode I discuss the M Network game Space Attack, which is the 2600 version of Intellivision's Space Battle. Coming up next is Q*Bert, which I'm sure some of you have heard of. If you'd like to submit feedback on Q*Bert or any other game I've...
 length: 41:47
Sun, 01 Jan 2017
Happy New Year! I was hoping to get this out before 2017, but we had super extenuating circumstances that prevented that from happening. Sarah and I played through all the games that I covered in 2016, some of which I couldn't remember everything...
 length: 02:08:32
Wed, 21 Dec 2016
Thank you to Kevin Zerbe for his recording of "" 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...
 length: 02:03:53
Wed, 14 Dec 2016
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...
 length: 01:13:14
Wed, 30 Nov 2016
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...
 length: 01:18:12
Thu, 24 Nov 2016
Thank you.
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Wed, 16 Nov 2016
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...
 length: 01:20:17
Wed, 02 Nov 2016
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...
 length: 52:48
Wed, 12 Oct 2016
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...
 length: 01:14:03
Sun, 25 Sep 2016
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...
 length: 45:05
Sun, 18 Sep 2016
This is a special episode featuring Phil from the channel on Youtube and the . 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...
 length: 55:43
Sun, 04 Sep 2016
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...
 length: 01:10:34
Wed, 24 Aug 2016
Yes, another split episode. I just wanted to get something out there, this is the best way for me to do that right now. Maybe it's the way I should be doing this, who knows? That was the original plan. At any rate, this episode is all about Battlezone...
 length: 33:38
Wed, 03 Aug 2016
This is part 2 of episode 125, where I discuss California Games by Epyx, and read and listen to your feedback on all the Epyx games. Next up is Battlezone and Krull, both by Atari. I am hoping to watch the Krull movie before the episode since it is...
 length: 01:45:01
Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Hello all, long time no see! Last night I knew that I wouldn't be able to get the whole show done. So instead of waiting until probably next week, I split the episode into 2 parts. Part 1 deals with Summer and Winter Games, and Part 2 will be about...
 length: 01:10:37
Wed, 13 Jul 2016
In this episode I talk with Bill Kendrick, founder and host of the Atari Party, which is an annual event held in Davis CA (this year on July 30th). Bill is also a co-host of the Atari XEGS Cart by Cart podcast, and also contributes a segment to the...
 length: 01:01:35
Wed, 29 Jun 2016
After quite a long delay, episode 124 featuring Lost Luggage and Shark Attack is finally available. Thank you once again for your patience. Coming up in July will be an all-Epyx episode featuring Winter, Summer, and California Games. You can send your...
 length: 02:11:49
Wed, 29 Jun 2016
Last weekend I was able to get to the Too Many Games video game convention in Pennsylvania. This is just a short episode about what I saw and did there. It was a lot of fun and I will be there again next year, hope to see you there!
 length: 21:35
Sun, 29 May 2016
This episode was suggested by Matt (@stormsurge) and will be part of a continuing series over the life of the podcast. The special announcement is that I will be slacking off the podcast this summer. ;)   Well, kind of. Please stay tuned to the...
 length: 46:33
Sat, 21 May 2016
Hey everyone, thanks for your patience this week. This episode is about two of Activision's early 1983 titles, Oink and Dolphin. Next on the podcast I will be looking at Lost Luggage and Shark Attack (Lochjaw) by Apollo. If you have any feedback on...
 length: 01:32:53
Tue, 03 May 2016
This week I cover two more games in the RealSports line, Tennis and Basketball. Basketball was an unfinished prototype that saw the light of day near the turn of the century. I think there is only one more RealSports title left, Boxing, which oddly...
 length: 01:11:53
Wed, 20 Apr 2016
Hi there, today's episode deals with Tutankham and Sky Skipper, both arcade ports from Parker Brothers. Both games are... interesting. Next time I'll be talking about two Realsports titles, Tennis and Basketball. Basketball did not come out at the...
 length: 02:04:09
Thu, 07 Apr 2016
This week I'm looking at two of the CBS Electronics Ram Plus games, Tunnel Runner and Omega Race, as well as the Booster Grip controller! Thanks for your patience this week, and thanks again for the donations, it is greatly appreciated. I think I have...
 length: 01:20:04
Wed, 23 Mar 2016
Hi guys, this episode is about Dragonfire and Fathom, two more games by the great software company Imagic. I hope that you enjoy it. In two weeks I'll be talking about Omega Race and Tunnel Runner by CBS Electronics. If you have any thoughts on these...
 length: 01:28:50
Wed, 16 Mar 2016
Well, hello. This extremely late episode is all about the wonderful game Dig Dug, and the unreleased games Dukes of Hazzard, Stunt Cycle, and Dukes of Hazzard. Thank you again for your continued patience, I hope very much that you enjoy the show. Next...
 length: 02:09:35
Wed, 24 Feb 2016
Hi everyone, this week's extremely short compared to the episodes lately episode is about Cosmic Swarm and Room of Doom, both by Commavid. I hope that you will try these games out if you haven't already, I think they deserve a chance. Next time I'll...
 length: 54:40
Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Hi there, thanks for your patience! I had some issues yesterday. :)  Anyway, this episode deals with the released Coleco game Donkey Kong Jr., the prototype Looping, and the vaporware Pepper II (sadly) and Rocky Battles the Champ. Next time I'll...
 length: 01:26:21
Wed, 27 Jan 2016
Hey look, this episode is posting on the day it's supposed to be posted! Wow. This episode is about Greg Troutman's games Dark Mage and This Planet Sucks, both early examples of homebrew games. Next week I'll be focusing on Donkey Kong Jr., Looping,...
 length: 01:31:56
Wed, 20 Jan 2016
Thank you everyone for your patience, understanding, and kindness. This episode is about Seaquest and Spider Fighter by Activision. Next week's episode about the Greg Troutman homebrew games This Planet Sucks and Dark Mage should be posted as...
 length: 02:10:27
Wed, 30 Dec 2015
I went back and forth about releasing this episode, I put a lot of myself out there and tried to explain what is going on with me. So there's no game talk in it. :) I ran it by Sarah and she thought it was good, so here you go. If you listen to it or...
 length: 37:48
Sun, 20 Dec 2015
Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all enjoy your end of the year festivities. Thank you so much for all of your support, and I hope to give you as much as I can in 2016!  (Gamma Dev)
 length: 01:07:56
Thu, 17 Dec 2015
Hi everyone! I hope that you all are having a stress-free holiday season. I will be as soon as this is posted. :) And by this I mean my episode about Ms. Pac-Man and Centipede for the Atari 2600. I had a lot of fun, and even Mrs. Ferguson joins me for...
 length: 03:09:18
Wed, 02 Dec 2015
Hi folks, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The next show proper won't be out until the 16th (so he says), but I wanted to give you something to tide you over. Instead, you're getting a show in which I ramble on and on about my collecting...
 length: 50:53
Wed, 18 Nov 2015
Hello World! Today I check out Name This Game and Towering Inferno by U.S. Games. I also was very fortunate to speak with Ron Dubren, the designer of Name This Game. Big thank you to Ron for taking some time out of his day for me, and you can check...
 length: 01:37:09
Wed, 04 Nov 2015
Welcome to episode 111, where we discuss the very good 20th Century Fox games Turmoil and Fantastic Voyage. Make sure you save this episode, 111 will only come around once this century! Next episode will be on Name This Game and Towering Inferno...
 length: 01:28:49
Sat, 31 Oct 2015
Happy Halloween! This is your TREAT from me, get it? Just a short one, I'm not good at talking about pinball, even my favorite table of all time! One thing I discovered after I recorded was that the Alfred Hitchcock Presents theme is actually a piece...
 length: 32:05
Wed, 28 Oct 2015
Hi everyone, I am very sorry once again for getting this episode out so late. I knew there was a lot to research on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by Atari, but I just didn't realize how MUCH was out there until I started looking. It is now finished and...
 length: 03:03:21
Wed, 07 Oct 2015
Hey everyone! Time to check into the hotel room and turn on the... oh, wait a minute. Wrong Spectravision. This episode deals with the other Spectravision's games China Syndrome and The Challenge of Nexar, both of which you'd think would be under the...
 length: 01:25:01
Sun, 27 Sep 2015
Hi everyone, sorry for the delay once again. This week it's Bugs and Journey Escape by Data Age, both are pretty decent games in my opinion. I hope you like them too! Next time I'll be looking at China Syndrome and the Challenge of Nexar by...
 length: 01:52:34
Wed, 09 Sep 2015
Today I look at one of the most popular Atari 2600 games (and I can say 2600 because it came out after the rebranding), River Raid! Extra special thanks to Carol Shaw and  for their help with this episode, and to Willie, ArKay, Captain Bob, and...
 length: 01:47:27
Wed, 26 Aug 2015
OH HEY. Today we conclude the Swordquest series talking about Waterworld and Airworld, and the ill-fated Swordquest contest. I thought I would be glad to be done, but it made me sad. But wait, next time I'll be talking about River Raid by carol Shaw,...
 length: 01:45:40
Wed, 12 Aug 2015
HOWDY HOWDY HOWDY. Today I am covering three very good M Network games, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Kool-Aid Man, and Super Challenge Baseball. I had the great privilege of communicating with the developers of the latter two games, Stephen Tatsumi, Jane...
 length: 01:42:12
Thu, 30 Jul 2015
Well hi! I learned a very important lesson this week. I finished the research for the Xonox games Chuck Norris Superkicks and Artillery Duel on Sunday, way before I usually do. So of course, I have problem after problem while recording and editing, so...
 length: 01:14:41
Wed, 15 Jul 2015
Hi everyone, thank you very much once again for your patience. This episode features Mondo Pong, INV+, and Oystron, all late 90s homebrew games (for the most part). Thank you to INV programmer Erik Mooney for contributing an audio submission detailing...
 length: 01:14:28
Sun, 28 Jun 2015
Hi everyone, this episode featuring Vanguard and Phoenix is SUPER LATE and I apologize. My sister  and her family are all moved in in TN and Sarah's sister and her family are in their new home in Maine, with their big items coming next week. As I...
 length: 02:19:28
Wed, 10 Jun 2015
This is a short special episode about my visit to Crabtowne USA. If you don't know, it's a restaurant with an arcade that has over 100 classic arcade and pinball games. Nothing earth shaking, but I thought it might be fun to talk about. Thank you for...
 length: 32:48
Sun, 07 Jun 2015
Hello everyone, I do apologize for the wait once again. The episode 100 contest has been extended until episode 102, so please get your entries in to win the Atari 2600 with a bunch of games to me by June 16th. Today's episode is all about Shootin'...
 length: 01:46:36
Wed, 20 May 2015
Hi there! Thank you all so much for helping me get to episode 100. In this -sized episode, I am celebrating by discussing one of my favorite Atari 2600 games, Pitfall by Activision. Extra giant super special humongous thanks to Willie! from the for...
 length: 03:47:27
Wed, 06 May 2015
This episode you get 4 games for the price of 2! Well, sort of. Realsports Football and Atari Video Cube are covered, along with Rubik's Cube and 3D Rubik's Cube. Congrats to Rick Reynolds, he won the SNES Podcast-sponsored contest for the 20 dollar...
 length: 01:35:56
Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Hi there, I'm so sorry for the wait. Episode 98 features Super Cobra and Reactor, both arcade ports from Parker Brothers. On May 6th I'll be looking at Realsports Football and Atari Video Cube by Atari. The contest that Greg from the is sponsoring...
 length: 01:06:41
Wed, 15 Apr 2015
I hope you all had a wonderful Passover/Easter/Spring Break! It's time to get back into the games, and today we're looking at Tax Avoiders (Happy Tax Day too!) by American Videogame and Boing! by First Star Software. Both are the lone releases for the...
 length: 01:06:53
Thu, 02 Apr 2015
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...
 length: 45:47
Wed, 01 Apr 2015
Join Bob the Baker for some history about the amazing chocolate chip cookie, then listen in as he bakes some that you can't have. Later Bob is joined by Miss Sarah as they try several brands of chocolate chip cookies to determine which is the best....
 length: 36:55
Wed, 25 Mar 2015
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...
 length: 01:34:42
Wed, 18 Mar 2015
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...
 length: 01:15:54
Wed, 11 Mar 2015
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;...
 length: 01:01:23
Wed, 04 Mar 2015
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...
 length: 01:16:48
Wed, 18 Feb 2015
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...
 length: 01:13:30
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
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 and the Thanks Willie! Next week I will...
 length: 01:08:34
Wed, 04 Feb 2015
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...
 length: 01:29:23
Wed, 21 Jan 2015
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...
 length: 01:15:35
Wed, 14 Jan 2015
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...
 length: 01:27:13
Wed, 07 Jan 2015
Happy New Year everyone, it is great to be back doing the podcast! This week I cover two Starpath cassette games, Rabbit Transit and the Official Frogger. In my opinion both of them are really fun. Next week I'll be talking about Star Raiders by...
 length: 01:02:00
Mon, 22 Dec 2014
Merry Christmas everyone! Today's episode is about the homebrew game called Toyshop Trouble, and also your Christmas Atari 2600 memories! I was absolutely not expecting more submissions than last year's Christmas show, thank you so much! I love...
 length: 01:24:44
Wed, 17 Dec 2014
This episode was totally unplanned (you can tell by listening) and I lay the blame at the feet of podcast. I just wanted to talk about arcade games for a bit, so here it is. I hope you can get some enjoyment out of it. Also, if you have Christmas...
 length: 40:30
Wed, 10 Dec 2014
Today I am discussing in horribly long detail Raiders of the Lost Ark by Atari. This is the result of 2 weeks of research and 3 hours of recording, probably the most I've put into a show so far. I really hope you enjoy it and don't get too bored. Once...
 length: 01:42:36
Wed, 03 Dec 2014
or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Games by BOMB!
 length: 01:11:44
Wed, 19 Nov 2014
Eh up! Today I discuss Chopper Command and Starmaster, two Activision games that were formerly Atari games. Next week I will be taking off for Thanksgiving, but I will resume the following week with Assault and Great Escape by Bomb. Hopefully that's...
 length: 01:04:42
Wed, 12 Nov 2014
Hi everyone, this episode is about the 20th Century Fox games Mega Force and Alien, both based on their movies. Congratulations to Matthew Edwards for winning the Strudders' Score contest! Thanks to everyone for participating. Next week I'll be...
 length: 01:14:33
Wed, 05 Nov 2014
Hi there Mathletes! This week we are looking at two math-based games for the VCS, Math Gran Prix and Basic Math (aka Fun With Numbers). I hear your rapturous applause, thank you so much. Next week will be Alien and Mega Force by 20th Century Fox, and...
 length: 59:53
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
I apologize for the delay, I ran out of space on Libsyn. I will make sure it doesn't happen again. Hello once again, today I talk about the Imagic games Fire Fighter and Sky Patrol (which went unreleased in the 80s). Also, Strudders is giving away...
 length: 57:01
Wed, 22 Oct 2014
Hi there! To-day I discuss Sssnake and Airlock by Data Age, for all of 18 minutes. There just wasn't much to say about these games. Next week I'll be talking about Fire Fighter and Sky Patrol, both by Imagic. Upcoming games will include Math...
 length: 57:22
Wed, 15 Oct 2014
This week, the Swordquest saga continues with Swordquest: Fireworld. Two games left in the series, and only one was actually made. It will be coming up soon. Well, soon in the grand scheme of things. Next week I'll be talking about Sssnake and Airlock...
 length: 01:03:58
Wed, 08 Oct 2014
Hiya kids! Today I wax moronic about Frogger and Amidar by Parker Brothers, and also get a little creative all up in here. Very little. Despite that, I hope you enjoy the episode. Next week, the Swordquest saga continues with game 2 in the series,...
 length: 01:06:44
Wed, 01 Oct 2014
Hi! Today I am talking about 3 M Network games, AD&D Treasure of Tarmin, BurgerTime, and In Search of the Golden Skull. The middle one was released, but the other two never were. Next week is Frogger and Amidar by Parker Brothers! Upcoming games...
 length: 57:01
Wed, 24 Sep 2014
This time I talk about the first two homebrew games made for the Atari 2600, SoundX and Edtris 2600, both written by Ed Federmeyer. There are arguments that some other games are the first, but these were first after the 2600 ceased to be. SoundX is a...
 length: 39:55
Wed, 17 Sep 2014
This week I am looking at Swordquest: Earthworld and the ill fated contest that this game started off for Atari (SPOILERS). Very interesting stuff, please make sure you check out the links for great photos and even more info. Next week I am discussing...
 length: 01:13:15
Wed, 10 Sep 2014
Hi there. Thank you for your patience for this show, I had some issues that I talk about in the episode. Today's episode talks a little about Avalon Hill and the first of their games on my show, Death Trap and London Blitz. Coming up next week is...
 length: 56:36
Wed, 27 Aug 2014
Greetings programs! This week I'm looking at Barnstorming and Grand Prix, both by Activision. Next week I'll be discussing the Avalon Hill company and two of their games, Death Trap and London Blitz. Upcoming games include Swordquest: Earthworld...
 length: 48:28
Wed, 20 Aug 2014
Today I look at two of my favorites for the 2600, Haunted House and Yars' Revenge. There's a lot to talk about, and now that I've finished recording I forgot to mention the Kids Stuff records. Yars' Revenge had an LP and a book and 45, each having...
 length: 01:25:09
Wed, 13 Aug 2014
This week's episode is about the adult games released by Mystique, Custer's Revenge, Bachelor Party, and Beat 'Em and Eat 'Em. Controversial games all, please be advised that this episode has the explicit tag, so do not listen if you are offended by...
 length: 57:08
Fri, 01 Aug 2014
This week's episode talks about Blackjack, Casino, and Slot Machine by Atari. I apologize for the delay, I am still trying to get over being sick. Thankfully, my dad should be getting out of the hospital on Friday, and again, I thank you all for your...
 length: 01:17:37
Wed, 16 Jul 2014
Hi everybody, I feel a little guilty about not having an episode this week. This one is not about the 2600 though; rather, it's about the other toys I had and enjoyed as a kid. I don't necessarily think of the 2600 as a toy, but it was the last...
 length: 32:13
Wed, 09 Jul 2014
Hello dere. This week I'm profiling a Coleco Game, Mouse Trap, and what was supposed to be a Coleco game, Lady Bug. Lady Bug is actually a home brew done by Champ Games/John Champeau, it was never released by Coleco back in the 80s despite being...
 length: 53:41
Wed, 02 Jul 2014
This week's episode is about Asteroids and Berzerk, two great early arcade ports for the 2600. Big thanks once again to Willie Culver for sponsoring the contest for this episode, where he gave away an Atari Flashback 4! Willie is a great guy, make...
 length: 01:43:48
Wed, 25 Jun 2014
Hi there! This week I discuss Word Zapper and Commando Raid by US Games. Next week is a big one, Asteroids and Berzerk, both by Atari. Upcoming games include Mousetrap by Coleco and Ladybug by John Champeau, Blackjack, Casino, Slot Machine, Yar's...
 length: 38:48
Wed, 18 Jun 2014
This is the second Spectravision show I've done, this time featuring the games Cross Force and Tape Worm. If you don't know Spectravision, try these games out, I think you will enjoy themNext week on the show I'll be looking at Word Zapper and...
 length: 41:00
Wed, 11 Jun 2014
This episode is about Submarine Commander (the last Sears exclusive on this show), and one of my childhood favorites, Video Pinball (both by Atari). Be sure to stick around to hear me ramble for quite some time about playing pinball as a kid. Next...
 length: 01:18:53
Wed, 04 Jun 2014
This week's episode is about the CommaVid carts Magicard and Video Life. It was a tough one, I really don't possess a basic understanding of programming (Magicard) or elementary science (Video Life), not to mention that I was off for three weeks and...
 length: 01:20:41
Wed, 14 May 2014
This week I talk about two more of Sega's Atari 2600 games, Thunderground and Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator.  I found both of them to be fun to play. Next episode will not be out until June 4, I am taking a few weeks off. That will be...
 length: 38:37
Wed, 07 May 2014
This week is all about Pac-Man by Atari. Got a ton of feedback and audio submissions, so you are in for a treat! Next week I will be looking at Thunderground and Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator by Sega. I'll get to CommaVid eventually. Thank...
 length: 01:24:57
Wed, 30 Apr 2014
This week I look at half of the Absolute Entertainment games, Title Match Pro Wrestling and Skateboardin.' Next week on the show I will be covering Pac-Man! A very polarizing game for sure. I already have quite a few emails for that show, I would love...
 length: 55:11
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
This week I stupidly cover 3 Atari games, Codebreaker, Flag Capture and Video Chess. Stupidly only because it was Easter and I was more busy than I've ever been. Sometimes 3 in a show is a necessary evil. Next week I'll be delving into Title Match Pro...
 length: 58:39
Wed, 16 Apr 2014
This week's episode deals with Gyruss and James Bond 007 by Parker Brothers. Upcoming games include Codebreaker, Flag Capture & Video Chess by Atari; Skateboardin' and Title Match Pro Wrestling by Activision; Pac-Man by Atari; MagiCard and Video...
 length: 40:50
Wed, 09 Apr 2014
Back to the wonderful Supercharger for two more of its games, Suicide Mission and Killer Satellites. I forgot to mention in the show that the Prototype version of Suicide Mission, Meteoroids, has a similar descending note scale like the arcade version...
 length: 40:25
Wed, 02 Apr 2014
This week's episode is a little dry, it features the Atari games Surround and Hunt 'n' Score (aka A Game Of Concentration). What this episode lacks in gameplay makes up in audio submissions! I wasn't expecting much feedback this week, but I did get...
 length: 51:59
Wed, 26 Mar 2014
This week I look at Fast Eddie and Deadly Duck by 20th Century Fox, makers of fine films and video games. Next week it's back to the early days of Atari with Surround and Hunt 'n' Score, aka A Game of Concentration. Upcoming games include Suicide...
 length: 47:00
Wed, 19 Mar 2014
This week I talk about Othello and RealSports Baseball, the latter being the first silver label game that I'm discussing! Rick from the Intellivisionaries Podcast and I pitted our respective consoles against each other in Reversi/Othello, which you...
 length: 57:06
Thu, 13 Mar 2014
This week's episode is about two more Activision games, Stampede and Ice Hockey. These games are so simple that I think I spent much more time on the packaging then on the actual gameplay! Next week is two more Atari games, Othello and RealSports...
 length: 58:38
Wed, 05 Mar 2014
Hi ho everyone! Episode 51 deals with Blueprint and Solar Fox by CBS Electronics, both really great games for the 2600 in my opinion. Next week I'll be looking at Stampede and Ice Hockey by Activision. In the coming weeks you can expect to hear about...
 length: 49:44
Wed, 26 Feb 2014
This week I cover two more Games by Apollo, Space Cavern and Racquteball! Space Cavern programmer Dan Oliver generously gave his time to answer my questions this week, and that Q & A will be posted to the blog shortly. Next week will be Blueprint...
 length: 51:50
Thu, 13 Feb 2014
Sorry about the lateness of the episode my friends! This one is about Dodge 'Em and Missile Command by Atari. Missile Command was definitely one of my favorites as a kid, not as much these days but only because my horizon has been broadened. Next week...
 length: 01:11:54
Wed, 05 Feb 2014
Hi ho! Today's episode is about the Imagic games Cosmic Ark and No Escape. Love both of them, No Escape was a new one on me. I love finding these hidden gems in the 2600 library! Next week it's Missile Command and Dodge 'Em by Atari. Upcoming games...
 length: 58:05
Wed, 29 Jan 2014
This week's episode is about the M-Network games Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man, Loco-Motion, and Computer Corridor. Computer Corridor was in my list as Computer Revenge, which I didn't find in my initial research, but I happened upon it...
 length: 48:08
Wed, 22 Jan 2014
I have to apologize for this episode folks. I think my microphone is going bad, there was a hum that was pretty prevalent through the show and it made me very sad. I tried using the noise reduction on it 3 times but it's still there. It sticks out...
 length: 41:31
Wed, 15 Jan 2014
I have a schedule for the podcast set up, so I am hoping that the whole process will be streamlined and easier for me to do. This week's episode is going out much earlier than normal, but I did have an extra day off so who knows. This is the first...
 length: 43:26
Wed, 08 Jan 2014
Happy New Year Everyone! Unfortunately I am still on the old year's procrastination schedule. It has been really hard getting back into this, it felt like I had to learn it all over again. Lots of awkward silences to edit out. I hope this episode...
 length: 58:11
Tue, 31 Dec 2013
Hi everyone, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year! This has been a great year for me, and one of the reasons is that I finally started this podcast and met so many of you online. I am very grateful for all of your positive comments and...
 length: 21:08
Mon, 23 Dec 2013
As I have been mentioning, this episode features your Christmas memories of the Atari 2600! I didn't get any Hanukkah or Kwanzaa submissions, so we'll just go with Christmas. There's some great stories here, thanks to everyone for contributing and for...
 length: 55:59
Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Still feeling a bit under the weather, but I did manage to get this week's episode featuring Night Driver and Golf out this week. Thanks for your patience! Next week is the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa memories show, you can send me your memories to be...
 length: 41:36
Wed, 04 Dec 2013
No, this is not a rerun. I was just so happy that I finally got the paddles to work with Stella so I could record sounds from paddle games, and I corrected what in my opinion was a horrible oversight in the Circus Atari episode. Anyway. This episode...
 length: 40:21
Thu, 28 Nov 2013
Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving everyone! Let us celebrate and give thanks for the mighty Space Invaders, savior of the Atari VCS (later the 2600). We'll talk a little about the arcade game, the 2600  programmer Rick Maurer, and a whole lot about...
 length: 01:01:15
Wed, 20 Nov 2013
This episode deals with Konami's entire released output for the Atari 2600, Pooyan, Strategy X, and Marine Wars. I tried not to be too heavy handed with the editing, because it was taking forever. I hope that it's still an enjoyable listen! I heard...
 length: 36:20
Thu, 14 Nov 2013
King Kong and Jawbreaker are two games that I was pretty unfamiliar with prior to this episode. I only own 3 out of the 10 Tigervision games, they are pretty rare. I was pleasantly surprised by both of these games for the most part! I hope you'll give...
 length: 35:47
Thu, 07 Nov 2013
This week's extra large episode deals with Circus Atari and Superman, another two of my favorite games for the Atari 2600. (I have a lot of favorite games.) Big giant extra special thanks this week to John Dunn, Susan Jaekel, and Mike Lorenzen for...
 length: 01:09:56
Thu, 31 Oct 2013
This special Halloween episode deals with the very rare games Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the only games released by Wizard Video, which was previously a video cassette distributor. Big, big thanks to Rob O'Hara for helping me fit into my...
 length: 28:23
Wed, 30 Oct 2013
This week's episode is a fond look at 2 early Activision games, Tennis and Laser Blast. Lots of feedback for these two, plus another audio submission from Rob O'Hara! By the way, I know it's Willy Higinbotham, I had already put the mic away when I...
 length: 48:45
Wed, 23 Oct 2013
This week's episode goes into two more of my favorite early Atari games, Bowling and Sky Diver. There's three audio submissions today, I think that's a record! Next week I'll be looking at Tennis and Laser Blast by Activision. Upcoming games include...
 length: 47:33
Wed, 16 Oct 2013
This episode is about two more Parker Brothers Star Wars games, Death Star Battle and Ewok Adventure. I didn't mention this in the episode, but the reason that an unreleased (by the company) prototype (Ewok Adventure) is included in the show is...
 length: 30:27
Wed, 09 Oct 2013
In this week's episode I talk about the 3rd party company Telesys, and two of their games, Coconuts and Cosmic Creeps. Both are enjoyable games, but there's not a whole lot of info available for this company. I certainly make up for that in listener...
 length: 37:43
Wed, 02 Oct 2013
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these two games this week! Not everyone feels the same as I do, and that's okay. To each their own. No audio submissions, but lots and lots of emails! And I even remembered all of them this time! Go me! Join me next week as I discuss...
 length: 38:45
Wed, 25 Sep 2013
In this week's episode I talk about Spectravision (later Spectravideo) and two of their early games, Gangster Alley and Planet Patrol. Guy Hutchinson has sent another great audio submission, and I am once again under coffee's big delicious thumb. Next...
 length: 37:28
Wed, 18 Sep 2013
This week's episode details two of Atari's sports games that kinda sorta resemble the sport they're based on, Basketball and Football. Lots of stories and comments, Strudders' Score, and another audio submission from Guy Hutchinson! Also, please go to...
 length: 34:19
Wed, 11 Sep 2013
In this week's episode I profile the first two Sega games for the Atari 2600, Tac-Scan and Sub Scan. This is just as confusing as Data Age's Airlock and Warplock, but those weren't in the same show. In this episode is a new Strudder's Score and an...
 length: 24:18
Thu, 05 Sep 2013
This week's extremely late episode deals with the early Data Age games Encounter At L-5 and Warplock. I'm sorry you had to wait so long for this lackluster episode. But there is an audio submission from Kevin, so it's not all bad. Next week's also...
 length: 23:15
Sun, 25 Aug 2013
This week's episode is about the early Atari games Breakout and Home Run. I received another audio submission this week, I love getting those so please keep sending them in! Next week I'll be discussing Warp Lock and Encounter At L-5 by Data Age. It...
 length: 28:46
Sun, 18 Aug 2013
This week's episode deals with Activision's Skiing and Bridge. Please note that I screwed up the production number of Bridge in the show, it should be AX 006. I totally missed that in the list and just noticed it now when I checked what the numbers...
 length: 31:53
Sun, 11 Aug 2013
This week's torturously long episode deals with Basic Programming and Video Olympics. Not my favorite ever. Be sure to check out site, it's much better than this episode. Next week I'll be talking about Activision's Skiing, which I really love, and...
 length: 40:45
Sun, 04 Aug 2013
This episode is the first regarding U.S. Games, featuring the passable Space Jockey and the absolutely horrible Sneak n' Peek. The less said the better. There's some nice emails and an audio submission from Earl Green. Next week I'll be trying to talk...
 length: 27:46
Sun, 28 Jul 2013
This week it's back to some fun games with Imagic's Star Voyager and Atlantis! I also talk a little about the Amiga prototype Power Arcade carts, and the company Xante. Also we have two audio submissions, keep those coming in, they're great! Next week...
 length: 30:13
Sun, 21 Jul 2013
This week's episode makes me wonder why the heck I took on this project in the first place. It was a rough week, the Stellar Track manual kicked my butt. Like Beavis said, you gotta have stuff that sucks if you wanna have stuff that's cool. Genius....
 length: 32:49
Sun, 14 Jul 2013
It's episode 20 and I'm talking about 20th Century Fox games for the first time. I wish I was smart enough to have planned that. Today's games are Worm War 1 and Beany Bopper, both really fun games, I hope you had a chance to try them out. Next week...
 length: 23:29
Mon, 08 Jul 2013
This week's episode features 2 more Atari games, Championship Soccer and Backgammon. Also I get another visit from Mrs. Ferguson the Librarian! Next week I'll be looking at 20th Century Fox and their games Beany Bopper and Worm War 1. Upcoming games...
 length: 35:52
Sun, 30 Jun 2013
Episode 18 covers two of the first 4 games available for the Starpath Supercharger, Phaser Patrol and Communist Mutants From Space! The Supercharger is a very cool add-on for the 2600 that allows you to load games into your 2600 via cassette tape....
 length: 37:59
Sun, 23 Jun 2013
Welcome back! This week's episode deals with M Network and two of its games, Star Strike and Adventures of Tron. Special thanks this week to Star Strike programmer David Akers for offering us insight into his game! Also thanks to Strudders for sending...
 length: 30:25
Sun, 09 Jun 2013
This weeks episode features two early 80s paddle games from Atari, Steeplechase and Demons to Diamonds. Steeplechase was a Sears exclusive that did not have an Atari counterpart. I also debut a new segment, so please let me know how you like it! I...
 length: 23:20
Sun, 02 Jun 2013
This week's episode is all about my favorite video game of all time, Adventure, created by Warren Robinett. LOTS of great listener stories and memories this week, thanks for sending them! I also get a little ranty about E.T. and the Alamagordo...
 length: 35:17
Sun, 26 May 2013
This week I spotlight CBS Toys/Video Games/Electronics and their first two games for the Atari 2600, Gorf and Wizard of Wor. Plus 2 audio submissions! Keep those coming! Next week's episode is all about Adventure by Atari. Everyone should have some...
 length: 26:25
Sun, 19 May 2013
In this episode I look at Games by Apollo and two of their games, Skeet Shoot and Spacechase. These games are, well, not the greatest. Bear with me, the next few weeks will be dealing with better games. Next week is CBS Electronics' Gorf and Wizard of...
 length: 19:20
Sun, 12 May 2013
This week I discuss two more of Atari's launch titles, Indy 500 and Street Racer. Thank you to Ed Riddle, programmer of Indy 500, for answering my questions and contributing to this episode! Next week's games will be Skeet Shoot and Space Chase by...
 length: 29:32
Sun, 05 May 2013
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...
 length: 20:06
Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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...
 length: 28:39
Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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...
 length: 37:31
Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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...
 length: 29:08
Sun, 07 Apr 2013
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....
 length: 31:24
Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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...
 length: 29:33
Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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...
 length: 22:54
Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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...
 length: 25:28
Sun, 10 Mar 2013
In this episode I discuss CX2602, Air-Sea Battle, and CX 2603, Star Ship! Thanks for listening! Next week's podcast will be on Outlaw and Space War. If you have any stories or memories of those games, please send them to me at...
 length: 26:42
Sun, 03 Mar 2013
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. Next week's games will be Air-Sea Battle and Star Ship, so please send your stories and memories of those games to...
 length: 19:13
Sun, 24 Feb 2013
Description, history, and stories about every Atari 2600 game. Eventually.
 length: 12:48