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Monaco GP – My First Arcade Game

Monaco GP is the first arcade game I ever played. I was so young at the time I didn't even know it by name. It was simply the racing game right inside the entrance to the arcade that was right inside the entrance to the mall. It was loud and fast and simple, an ideal...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Richard Booth

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Richard Booth, who currently is displayed on card number 704 from the Superstars of 2014 Collection.  Richard has devoted the last 7 years to Twin Galaxies and is determined to keep Walters vision he had in 1981 alive.  ...

Driver for PSone Review

Released in 1999, Driver is basically a 70's cop show hiding within a PSone game. Playing as an undercover detective named Tanner, the goal is to infiltrate local gangs by being a driver for them (the fact that Tanner originally was a racecar driver is beneficial). A...

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No 38 – NBA Jam vs White Men Can’t Jump

Are we serious? Yes, we're serious. NBA Jam is up against the Atari-Jaguar-only White Men Can't Jump, a game so loosely based on the film it hurts, in this week's face-off! We also mither how a NBA Jam movie would turn out. Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes are...

RGDS 208 – Amiga CD32 : A to Z

Kingy and Drisky talk about the Amiga's attempt to release a console with the CD32.   It may have been a short lived system, but it had a great line up of games for the system.  So come and listen as we take you through the best games for the system with our A to Z....

No 37 – Movies That Should Have Had Games?

A slightly different podcast for you this week. The AA crew discuss films that should really have licenced games made about them. Ranging from Commando to The Truman Show, the gang explain how they would have made them into retro games using 90s tech. With some...

Episode 66: Lunar Lander and Red Baron

Jim and Sean wax philosophical about two Atari vector graphics games. (And unfortunately, new computer = new audio issues, for which they apologize.) Are Sean and Jim stealing No Quarter’s “Novecter” idea? Only time will tell, but listen for details…if any!...

No 36 – Has Road Rash Redeemed Itself?

Road Redemption is finally fit for public consumption! So Dylan thought it'd be a great idea to talk the AA crew through the ups and downs of the Road Rash franchise and whether the ultimate lows have been redeemed by the fan game. We think EA might owe the boys and...

RoundUp 122 – The O.G.s

Hardware Flashback - (00:00) Dinosaur Pie - (22:14) Guinness Gaming Records - (1:05:12) Linus GH: Night Finds You - (1:07:38) Mevlut Dinc Interview - (3:57:38) Top Ten Ghoulish Games With Ghosts - (2:08:03) Gaming Trivia - (3:57:10) Asterion: Caer Aisling - (3:57:38)...

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Monaco GP – My First Arcade Game

Monaco GP is the first arcade game I ever played. I was so young at the time I didn't even know it by name. It was simply the racing game right inside the entrance to the arcade that was right inside the entrance to the mall. It was loud and fast and simple, an ideal...

Driver for PSone Review

Released in 1999, Driver is basically a 70's cop show hiding within a PSone game. Playing as an undercover detective named Tanner, the goal is to infiltrate local gangs by being a driver for them (the fact that Tanner originally was a racecar driver is beneficial). A...

Phoenix IV: Polygonal Graphics

Polygonal Graphics Ironically, one of the last projects that the old Atari, Inc. released to the arcades reaffirmed the fact that the company's designers could be as innovative as ever: I, Robot was the first game that featured state-of-the-art 3D polygonal graphics,...

Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600

The first place I saw Donkey Kong on the Atari 2600 was an in-store display sometime in late 1982 or maybe early 1983. By this time my family owned a Colecovision and I'd played the arcade game a few times, so I had a pretty good idea what Donkey Kong should look...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Michael Sroka

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Michael Sroka who is displayed on card number 25, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection.   Michael is also featured on card 1311.  Michael is one of the driving forces behind the old online podcast known as the “Twin Galaxies...

WinBack for N64 Review

WinBack (Operation: WinBack in PAL regions) is widely considered to be the first 3rd person shooter to use a cover system (like in Gears of War etc.). It was also developed by Omega Force who is mostly known for Dynasty Warrior - so not only was it a pioneer, it was...

War Room

Welcome to the War Room! War Room is a new, fast-action, shoot 'em up arcade game for the Atari 8-bit family of home computers. The game was written by Rob Schlortt and Eric Henneke. It was released on Halloween, October 31, 2017. From the game manual: You have 3...

Keep Calm and Insert Coin: Pac Man Fever

Ok, normally I write about the video games that I played in my youth years.  But this time, I am going to do something different.  I want to talk about music for a moment.  Oh man, the 80's.  I don't care what you say, I think that the best music of MY years was the...

100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987: Solar Fox

Solar Fox for the Atari 2600 was a tough call for the inclusion in this book.  I love the game and still play it, but it has some of the most simplistic graphics of any cartridge produced in 1983 - a grid of squares, some enemy projectiles, and a trio of ordinary...