Wednesday, December 2, 2020

CX 2696, Asterix!

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 DSD/Camelot. If you have any feedback for Tooth Protectors, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by January 10th. also, the Christmas episode is coming up fast! if you have any kind of holiday or birthday video game memories or whatever, please send them to me by December 13th. Enjoy the holidays the best you can, and I thank you very much for listening.

Steve Woita's web page

Steve Woita's media appearances

Asterix on Atari Protos

Asterix NTSC thread on Atari Age

Who got this Asterix thread on Atari Age

Atari Spot's NTSC Asterix Twitter thread

Atari Archive release dates by Kevin Bunch

The Official Asterix site

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

CM-008, Cakewalk!

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 the end for some really filthy bloopers. Don't worry, I bleeped them. Bleep bloop! Next up is the last game this year, another super rare one, Asterix by Atari. It's loosely based on the French comic series of the same name. I'll tell you all about it in two weeks, so if you have any feedback for Asterix, please get it to me by November 29th. You can send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. You can also send me some holiday or even birthday video game memories for the Christmas show,  I would like to have those in by December 13th Jim. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends, please stay safe. I thank you for listening.

You can still donate to my Extra-Life campaign here! Thank you!

Cakewalk on Random Terrain

Cakewalk on Atari Protos

Cakewalk Review, Video Games Player magazine Nov 1983

Columbia House Video Game Flyers on Digital Press

Gameliner Magazine October 1983 on Atari Compendium

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Interview with Jan Hermanns, Blinky Goes Up

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 enjoyed talking with him and I hope you will give the interview a listen and try Blinky Goes Up if you haven't already. Thanks for listening!


Jan Hermanns's artwork on Instagram

Jan's new site for Blinky Goes Up

Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns!

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 interviewed Jan and had a great time talking with him, you can find that interview here when I post it, which should be soon. Next up is the autobiographical Cakewalk, by Commavid. If you have any thoughts or feedback on the game, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by November 15th. you don't need to tell me how to play the game, I will have already told you, so just tell me what your feelings are for the game. Thanks for listening!


Jan Hermanns' Blinky Goes Up site (archived)

The new Blinky site, with the source code

Atari Age Blinky thread

Atari Age Super Mario Goes Up thread

Blinky Goes Up at Videogame Homebrew

Blinky stream on Zero Page Homebrew

Blinky Goes Up speedrun by CAKmusic

Blinky Goes Up perfect game by Excaliburxx7

Buy Blinky Goes Up on the Atari Age Store

Minigame-Compo web site

Super Mario on the TI-84 calculator

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

AP-2007, Kyphus!

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 didn't get your feedback in for Kyphus because of that I'm sorry. Please do send it next time if you can. The next game is the homebrew Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns. Blinky is so cute! If you have feedback for this game, you can send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of the day November 1st. That is the correct date. Thank you so much for listening, please stay safe and I'll see you soon. 

Atari Protos - Kyphus

Kyphus on Atari Compendium

Kyphus on Atarimania

Cash Foley blog about MicroGraphicImage

Bad Game Hall of Fame - Spelunker

Tim Martin's Enlightened Technology page

Atari Age thread showing Kyphus prototype

Atari Age Kyphus Artwork thread

Atari Age Fixing ET thread

Recompile's Fixing ET web page

Atari Age thread on 7800 Difficulty switches

Eugenio's Nazca line photos 



Sunday, October 11, 2020

CX2695, Xevious!

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 on the list however, I discovered that it's not really a playable game. But it does have a part number assigned to it, and you know the law around these parts. If you want to take a look at it and send me some feedback about it, please send it to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net by end of the day October 18th. Thank you so much for listening, I hope that you are all well and safe.

Xevious on KLOV

Xevious on Atari Protos

1983 Atari Consumer Division In House Promo

Atari Xevious Promo film

Tod Frye interview on Arcade Attack podcast

Tod Frye interview on Antic podcast

Atari Age thread with original and fixed January 1984 Xevious rom

Atari Age thread about Zeviouz homebrew

Please donate to my Extra Life Campaign if you can. For the kids!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

MT 5663, Lock 'n' Chase!

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 Xevious by Atari is coming up next, and I'm going to try to stay on schedule despite this week's show being late. If you have any feedback for Xevious, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by 6 PM EST on October 6th. You can get a copy of the Xevious rom here. Once again, thanks for your patience and especially thank you for listening. Please be kind to one another.


Lock n Chase on Random Terrain

October 1982 Video Game Update newsletter on Atari Compendium

Fall 1982 Video Games Player magazine on Archive.org

Lock n Chase for Intellivision by Blue Sky Rangers

Taito Lock n Chase on KLOV

Lock n Chase demo cart on Atarimania

Little Secrets by Brian Erickson

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

11012, Bank Heist!

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 Lock n Chase by M Network. If you have any feedback for Lock n Chase, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of the day September 20th to be included in the show. I hope you all are staying safe and are doing well. Those of you with children, I wish you the best with whatever schooling your kids are experiencing. Thank you for listening!

Bank Heist on Random Terrain

Video Game Update August 1983 at Atari Compendium

1982 20th Century Fox Press Kit on Atarimania

Bank Heist on Atarimania (prototype manual)

Bank Heist TAS by Gordon Taylor

Bank Heist Easter eggs and bugs on Atari Compendium

Curt Vendel Interview part 1 on Into The Vertical Blank

Curt Vendel Interview part 2 on Into The Vertical Blank

Curt Vendel Memorial Fund


 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

AR 4302, Party Mix!

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 hope you enjoy listening. Next up will be Bank Heist by 20th Century Fox, and hopefully it will be released in two weeks. If you have feedback for Bank Heist, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day September 5th. Thank you so much for your patience, and for listening.

Party Mix on Random Terrain

November 1983 Video Game Update newsletter

Party Mix on Atarimania

Dennis Caswell's archived web site

Dennis Caswell's book Phlogiston at Floating Bridge Press

Dennis Caswell interview by Mat Allen

Dan Kitchen interview on the SNES Podcast, part 1

Dan Kitchen interview on the SNES Podcast, part 2

Mattbuc's eBay page


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

03207, Moonsweeper!

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 listening. Next up will be Party Mix by Starpath. If you have any feedback for Party Mix, please get it to me by Sunday the 12th. Send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. I am shooting for the episode to be out on the 15th, but please keep in mind that may change. Please stay safe, and I thank you for listening.

Moonsweeper on Random Terrain
Numb Thumb News Vol. 2 1983
Numb Thumb interview with Bob Smith
Imagic Catalog 1983
Bob Smith ANTIC interview by Kay Savetz
Michael Becker interview by Scott Stilphen
Edladdin Controllers
Atari2600/7800: a visual compendium by Bitmap Books