Wednesday, October 23, 2019

PB 5540, Star Wars the Arcade Game!

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 is Tomcat F-14 Flight Simulator by Accolade, a late 80s release. I would especially like to know if you had this game when it originally came out. Please send your thoughts to me at by end of day November 3rd. I can't believe it's almost November. As always, I thank you for listening.

Star Wars on Random Terrain
Star Wars on KLOV
Bob Smith interview by Kevin Savetz on the ANTIC podcast
Michael Becker interview by Scott Stilphen
Atari Age Trakball modified games thread
Star Wars Trakball Series in the Atari Age store
Stragglin' Jim's Star Wars controls hack
Dan Kitchen interview by Classic Gamer 74

Monday, October 14, 2019

CX2691, Joust!

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 game by Parker Brothers, which has an extremely interesting provenance. If you'd like to contribute to that episode, please send your feedback to by end of day October 20th, and I'll put it in the show. Thanks so much for listening!

My Extra Life donation page, thank you!
List of Radio Shack in store catalog games for sale by Kevin Gatland
Joust on KLOV
Kevin Osborn's Bald Wisdom blog
Michael Feinstein's Fein Line blog
Patricia Goodson at Atari Women site
Joust on Random Terrain
Joust on Atari Protos
Joust prototype photos on Atari Compendium
Joust prototype recreated by Thomas Jentzsch on Atari Age
Source code used for Joust prototype reconstruction (Wayback Machine)