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EPISODE 30: POPEYE

ATARI BYTES

Release Date: 08/14/2016

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This episode is a science lesson. Did you know fire is sentient and can move at will? It can! But fear not, you can defeat it with a hammer.

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EPISODE 209: FIGHT NIGHT (7800) show art EPISODE 209: FIGHT NIGHT (7800)

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Episode 208 - The 7800 Pro System again. So pretty in this futuristic world. Lush vistas. Hey...what's that squirming around over there...Oh, no! ...CENTIPEDE! We thought we left you behind on the 2600!

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EPISODE 207: JOUST (7800) show art EPISODE 207: JOUST (7800)

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Sorry...meant go lay an egg.

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EPISODE 206: SORCERER'S APPRENTICE show art EPISODE 206: SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

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In episode 206, we're playing the 1983 game SORCERER'S APPRENTICE. The game was inspired by the Mickey Mouse "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of the iconic 1940 Disney masterpiece "Fantasia"....oh, and some poem by Wolfgang von Goethe. But mostly Mickey.

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For the last episode in 2018, I reviewed a video game-related movie (Megaforce). This year, I went with the 1978 disaster parody "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". It's a...comedy?....about ordinary tomatoes that mutate and kill. Also, there's the San Diego Chicken. And a song about puberty. Yep.

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I'm strong to the finish, 'cause I eats me spinach*, I'm Bill the Podcaster Man!

*Seriously, I do. Raw even.

This week's game is the 1983 Parker Brothers adventure POPEYE. While Olive Oil wears her hearts on her sleeve - and mostly just throws them at her beloved, Popeye is busy running from deck to deck on a ship trying to beat up Bluto/Brutus (which name you refer to Popeye's nemesis by really depends on your age) because...reasons. Sure, the message that disagreements can be solved with your fists is probably troubling, but, the game is a decent romp. Grab a can of the green stuff (We mean spinach. We're old school. No kale for us.) and climb aboard. Adventure, ahoy!

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

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