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ATARI BYTES

Remember those great Atari 2600 games? Sure, they were fun to play, but didn't you ever wonder why they needed to call a plumber to take out Donkey Kong? What exactly Yar was seeking revenge against? What the Defender was defending? What was making those robots so Beserk? Me too! ATARI BYTES is a game review podcast like no other. On this show, we take a BYTE (get it?) out of a classic Atari 2600 game and see if the story within the game BYTES (now do you get it?) us back.
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Remember those great Atari 2600 games? Sure, they were fun to play, but didn't you ever wonder why they sent a plumber to take out Donkey Kong? What Yar was seeking revenge against? What the Defender was defending or why those robots went Berserk? Me too! ATARI BYTES is a game review podcast like no other. We review not just the game play, but the STORY within these classic games. We take a BYTE out of the story (get it?) and see if that story BYTES us back (now do you get it?).

Jul 31, 2016
EPISODE 28: ATLANTIS

This week, we go above and beyond by going under the sea to defend the lost city of Atlantis from annihilation by the Gorgons. Make your old high school Greek mythology teacher stop regretting her life choices and actually use some of that stuff she taught you.

Who knew the Loch Ness Monster could kick butt so righteously? * And Not-Dead Elvis is deadly on the sentry post.**

*The Loch Ness Monster does not actually appear in this game.

**Him either.***

***OR DO THEY?

 

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Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Inompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs "Reformat", "Pinball Spring" and "Take a Chance".

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Jul 24, 2016
EPISODE 27: STAR TREK: STRATEGIC OPERATIONS SIMULATOR

This week on the podcast, we boldly bravely cluelessly go where no one has gone before!

That's right, in honor of the new Trek film out this summer, Star Trek: Beyond, we slingshot around the sun to go back in time to 1983 and check out the Sega game STAR TREK: STRATEGIC OPERATIONS SIMULATOR. So beam yourself up to this episode and enjoy it at warp factor 10.*

*I'm stopping here to avoid any more Trek references. It's the logical thing to do. (Darn it!)

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Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs "Reformat", "Pinball Spring" and "Take a Chance".

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Jul 17, 2016
EPISODE 26: GHOSTBUSTERS

We came. We saw. We kicked its...Well, you know.

In 1984, GHOSTBUSTERS left an indelible, Mr. Stay Pufft-sized, footprint on comedy/adventure movies. With the new 2016 Ghostbusters finally out, this seemed like a good time to revisit the 1985 Activision take on the Ghostbusters universe. Does the game live up to the film? To find out, who you gonna call?

PODCASTERS!

(The management requests that you please don't slime the podcasters)

My thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs "Reformat", "Pinball Spring" and "Take a Chance".

The Atari Party is happening July 30! Book your trip now.

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Jul 10, 2016
EPISODE 25: BURGERTIME

BURGERTIME was one of my favorite video games as a kid...when it was on the Intellivision.

But no matter! Atari Burgertime is cool too! Homicidal human-sized hot dogs, massive walking eggs and severely erect breadsticks want to kill our man Chef Peter Pepper, apparently, because he keeps walking all over the giant hamburgers this restaurant serves. As the chef, armed only with a pepper shaker and, we're guessing, clogged arteries, you have to dodge the junk food and stay alive long enough to finish building your hamburgers. It's DELICIOUS fun!

Bill Kendrick's Atari Party

Atari Bytes website

It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown

My thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons license to his songs "Reformat", "Pinball Spring" and "Take a Chance".

The Atari Bytes Patreon page

Get cool Atari Bytes stuff at Zazzle.com

Jul 3, 2016
EPISODE 24: COSMIC ARK

If the ark is a-rockin', don't bother knockin'...

On episode 24, the 1982 iMagic game COSMIC ARK is our focus. You pilot your ship, the Cosmic Ark, into a solar system where the sun is about to go nova, blast away bombarding meteors and then deploy shuttleships equipped with tractor beams to scoop up the creatures below and whisk them off to safety. It's like poor man's Star Trek, only not, because that would be trademark infringement.

Bill Kendrick's Atari Party

Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons license to his songs "Reformat", "Pinball Spring" and "Take a Chance".

Atari Bytes

It's a Podcast, Charlie Brown

The Atari Bytes Zazzle.com store

The Atari Bytes Patreon page

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