Episode 411 – Laser Lords of Metal

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This week Ferg of the Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast joins us to discuss the various Atari Flashback systems you might pick up next week if you wade into the mosh pits and play a game of Sir, You Are Being Trampled. We decide that Kaboom! is a game for the young, and rate how much Lords of Thunder is worth if you don’t like shooter games that much. The mystery of Phalanx’s box art is solved, and the answer was obvious all along.

This Week in Gaming History

Nov 14 – The Atari International Asteroids Tournament Final was held at the International Club in Washington, D.C.  

Photos here: https://retrobitch.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/photos-from-the-atari-international-asteroids-tournament-in-san-francisco-1981/ There is a location discrepancy between these two links.

Interview with the tournament winner: http://chicagocoinop.org/works/chicago-area-coin-op-archive/andrew-breyer-competitive-player

Virtually Retro

Warlock Revenge – A first person shooter inspired by DOS classics now on Steam

Lords of Thunder (Wii U Virtual Console)

ESWAT: City Under Siege joins the SEGA Forever collection


Kickstarter Paleotronic Retro-Technology Magazine + microM8 3D Emulator

Here’s Mario Kart, as played by a neural network

Discovering the mystery behind the Phalanx cover art

Rumour Buster: The Nintendo 64 Classic Mini Game List ‘Leak’ is a Batch of Old PDF Files

Random Links

The Mana Pool – 10th Anniversary Episode

Friend Skims HTML Tutorial After Coming Up With Idea for Largest Open World Video Game Ever


Feature – Black Friday 2017

Super Mario Graphic Tees at Five Below

Retro game merchandise at Half Price Books

2DS with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for $79.99

Atari, Sega Flashback 8 – $39.99 at Kohl’s

Atari, Sega Flashback 7 – $47.99 at Staples

Just Dance 2018 (last Wii game EVAR, probably) – $25 at Target

Super Mario Maker for 3DS – $24.99 at Target

Atari plug and play system of some kind – $16 at Meijer

The No Swear Gamer – 2017 Retro Gaming Black Friday Deals

Games of The Week

Laser Gates by Imagic, Atari 2600

Lords of Thunder (TurboGrafx-16 CD)

Twisted Metal (PS1)

Freeloader Game of the Month

Nantettatte Engine


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