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EPISODE 81: DIG DUG

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In episode 81, we DIG deep into yet another game and leave no stone, worm, or dog turd unturned until we’ve DUG up the truth about the 1982 Namco classic DIG DUG. If we hit the center of the Earth, we’ll tell Jules Verne you said “hi”.

Grab a motor-powered shovel and join us!

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Take a Chance” and “Pinball Spring”. 

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EPISODE 80: CONVERSATION BYTES WITH CENTIPEDE COMICS ARTIST EOIN MARRON

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This week on the podcast, we’re excited to offer another Conversation Bytes segment. This time, we’ve got Eoin Marron, the artist drawing the new “Centipede” comic from Dynamite Entertainment. 

Centipede is a classic 1982 arcade shooter and a favorite among Atari fans. The game about a giant, rampaging centipede, angry, jumping spiders, and mushrooms galore already got the comics treatment via a pack-in comic from DC in the ’80s. THAT story gave us little Oliver, magic wands and wizards. We don’t want to spoil anything for you, but we can assure you the new “Centipede” is NOT your father’s (Or brother’s. Or your) Centipede comic. Less engaging in whimsical hijinks; more being hell bent on revenge. 

(By the way, you can hear my CENTIPEDE game review and story within the game in episode 11 of this very podcast.)

Thanks again to Eoin Marron for giving me a little of his time. I really enjoyed talking to him. I think you’ll enjoy listening. So do that thing right NOW!

My thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Pinball Spring”, and “Take a Chance”. 

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EPISODE 79: CRYSTAL CASTLES

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If you learn only one thing from ATARI BYTES episode 79, let it be this:  Bears who live in crystal castles, shouldn’t throw magic gems.

Wait. That’s not it.

Actually, throwing magic gems is exactly what you should do in this 1983 Atari port of the proto-3D arcade adventure game CRYSTAL CASTLES. I mean, how else is Bentley Bear going to defeat the evil witch Berthilda? With an earnest heart-to-heart over steaming lattes?*

*I’m totaling waiting for someone to make a steaming latte adventure homebrew game.

Why is Bentley the only bear for this job? Did Fozzie, Yogi and Smokey say no? Is crystal really the ideal building material for a castle? So many questions…

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Take a Chance,” “Reformat” and “Pinball Spring”.

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EPISODE 78: BATTLEZONE

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EPISODE 78 of the podcast is in the ZONE, baby!

Unfortunately, the zone is the BATTLEZONE. So, you know, duck!

We are tank-ful for this 1983 Atari port of the 1980 arcade tank shooter. And we know after you listen, you’ll give us your TANKS for the episode too!

My thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Pinball Spring”, “Reformat” and “Take a Chance”.

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EPISODE 77: JR. PAC-MAN

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In episode 77, we find out whether the Pac-Apple falls far from Ghost Tree. Then we gobble it up because….mmm, pac-apples. 

We’re playing JR. PAC-MAN, the 1984 son-of-a-classic-arcade icon. Does the game surpass it’s predecessor? Or is it an embarrassing disappointment to the family? Then we dig into whether Jr. Pac has daddy issues or if he’s his own Pac. 

Also, we eat some ghosts! And a bicycle! Good times! Join us!

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Pinball Spring” and “Take a Chance”. 

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EPISODE 76: SPIDER-MAN

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EPISODE 76: SPIDER-MAN swings in on a web to fill your earholes with sticky podcasting fluid. We’re playing the 1982 Parker Brothers adventure in honor of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING being in theaters right now. (As this episode drops.)

The Green Goblin has planted a super bomb in the high voltage tower atop a skyscraper. Will Spidey defuse the bombs in time? Will the Green Goblin get away? What exactly does the high voltage tower do? Who should get fired for signing off on the design choice of having a high voltage tower so accessible to people who want to scale it?

These questions and more will have you climbing the walls like…well, like you-know-who.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Take a Chance” and “Pinball Spring”.

Atari Bytes show notes, links and so much more are here.

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show!

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EPISODE 75: SKY JINKS

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EPISODE 74: SKY JINKS. In this 1982 high-flying adventure from Activision, you need cat-like reflexes (though, ironically, felines are notoriously bad pilots. They prefer train travel.) to bank left and right around those pylons while dodging trees and hot-air balloons. Sure, you want to finish the time trials in record time, but, hey, don’t let all those fast, high-altitude turns make you queasy or anything…

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Take a Chance” and “Pinball Spring”.

Atari Bytes show notes and more!

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show…

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You can also find cool Atari Bytes merchandise at our Zazzle.com store AB_Pod_Store.

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EPISODE 74: STAMPEDE

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Did you know that “dogie” as in “Git along, little dogie,” is spelled with just one “g” when it’s cattle, not with two like in “My doggie just peed on your cat”?

Me neither!

That’s just one of the many things we learn in episode 74 of the podcast where we drive those dogies across the digital prairie in Activision’s 1981 tribute to the American cowboy STAMPEDE.

So go find your ten-gallon hat and chaps (pants are optional) and join us on the cattle drive!

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Pinball Spring” and “Take a Chance”.

Atari Bytes show notes and more

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – hey, that’s my other show!

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EPISODE 73: RIVER RAID II

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Episode 73 is a heapin’ second helping of River Raid-esque goodness. RIVER RAID II from 1988 takes what we loved about the original Activision legend and overlays an early era flight simulator. Does the game soar or crash and burn?

Hmmm. 1980s. Fighter jets screaming overhead, performing death defying maneuvers as the sexy pilots complete their mission while trading witty banter. Does any of that sound familiar? Let’s discuss…

Here’s the article about the true “Age of Aquarius” we talked about in the show.

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Pinball Spring” and “Take a Chance”.

Atari Bytes show notes and much, much more!

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey, that’s my other show!

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You can support the show financially on the Atari Bytes Patreon page.

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EPISODE 72: CHOPLIFTER! (7800)

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ATARI BYTES EPISODE 72: CHOPLIFTER! has taken flight! That’s two exclamation points already. That means you know the 1987 port of this 1982 Apple game to the Atari 7800 has to be good.

Who are the Bungelings? How fast can the delegates run? Who knew the post office could be this exciting? So. Many. Questions. But we’re here with the (made up) answers.

My thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs “Reformat”, “Pinball Spring” and “Take a Chance”.

Atari Bytes notes, links and more

It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown – Hey! That’s my other show!

Support the show on our Patreon page.

Get cool Atari Bytes merch at our Zazzle.com page AB_Pod_Store

Check out this episode!

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