Wednesday, March 23, 2016

IA 3611, Dragonfire, and 03205, Fathom!

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 games or games that I've already covered, please send them to me at or Thank you very much for listening, and if you celebrate Easter or Spring Break, have a great one, or both.

Pertinent Links

Bob Smith interview in Numb Thumb Club magazine
Get the Dragonfire source code here or here
Scott Stilphen's Dragonfire Easter Egg page
Dragonfire on Atari Protos
An Act of Creation by Rob Fulop (Video Games Dec. 1983)
Rob Fulop interview by Scott Stilphen
Rob Fulop's blog entry about Fathom
Rob Fulop interview by Chris Federico
Michael Becker interview by Valter Prette
Scott Stilphen Fathom Longplay
Scott Stilphen's Fathom Easter Egg page
The Monkees' Head - Porpoise Song
Intarivisions ep 4 - Dragonfire
No Swear Gamer 244 - Dragonfire
No Swear Gamer 245 - Fathom - Phil also shows you the Easter eggs!
12 year old Bill Kendrick's Atari 800 clone of Dragonfire, called Crown Quest!
Atari Vault video, showing all of the games
Atari Flashback 2 in an Atari cartridge by lovablechevy
Pinside forum thread with Nick Baldridge's photos from 2015 White Rose show

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CX 2677, Dig Dug; CX 2678, Dukes of Hazzard, and Stunt Cycle!

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 WEEK (that's WEEK, singular, I hope) will be on Dragonfire and Fathom, by ye olde Imagick Companie. If you have any feedback on these games, or any that I've already covered, please send it to me at or Thank you so much for listening!

Pertinent Links

My Spotify 1982 Playlist
Bob Polaro on Antic podcast with Kevin Savetz
Bob Polaro interview by Al Backiel
The Crazy and Profitable Origin of Ms. Pac-Man, by Preston Burt
Doug Macrae at California Extreme 2010
Doug Macrae on Cache and Release (a geocaching podcast)
Doug Macrae's Geocaching site
Mark Hahn interview by Scott Stilphen
Atari Protos - Dig Dug
Atari Protos - Dukes of Hazzard
Atari Protos - Stunt Cycle
Dukes of Hazzard map on Digital Press
Dukes of Hazzard repro box on eBay
Dukes of Hazzard Easter eggs on 2600 Connection
Most likely unauthorized Dukes of Hazzard cart and box on eBay
Sold Best Electronics Dukes of Hazzard with B&W label on eBay
Stunt Cycle on Game Reproductions web site
Arcade USA - Stunt Cycle: Arcade, dedicated console & 2600 versions
Check out the Retro Junkies at Lexington Comic Con March 11-13!
Atari vs Sears artwork on Atari Protos
Game Dev Tycoon by Greenheart Games
No Swear Gamer 189 - Dig Dug!
Insane Ian - DiG DuG
VectrexRoli on Youtube
For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast
Steve Thomas Art, Arcade Propaganda prints. NOT FROM THE 90s.