Remember how great Sears was?
When I was a kid, Sears Roebuck was THE place to shop. And along with your Toughskins and washer/dryer sets, you could get Atari games cleverly renamed and packaged in boring, generic text labels so that...well, I don't know why exactly.
BUT, thanks to this bit of video shell-gaming, in episode 197 we get to revisit one of the "original nine" from 1977, COMBAT, only now it's called TANK PLUS. "Plus what?" you ask. Plus FUN, my friend!
This week's short story: Who Will Be Tank's Plus One?
Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs "Take a Chance", "Reformat" and "Pinball Spring".
Thanks to Mike Mann for the "Mad Mike Hughes" update theme.
Thanks to Sean Courtney for "Storytime" theme.
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