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EPISODE 97: MOUSE TRAP

ATARI BYTES

Release Date: 12/03/2017

EPISODE 226: COMBAT TWO show art EPISODE 226: COMBAT TWO

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The game this week on ATARI BYTES is an unreleased prototype. The episode is not.

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EPISODE 225: CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER show art EPISODE 225: CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER

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This week, no time for losers...'cause we are the CHAMPIONS!

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EPISODE 224: BEAMRIDER show art EPISODE 224: BEAMRIDER

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Beamrider! Go, beamrider! (To the tune of "Greased Lightning"? No?)

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This week in ATARI BYTES episode 223, we're playing the 1983 Activision game SEAQUEST. Your sub must DIVE DIVE DIVE! to rescue treasure-hunting divers. Insert obligatory "We all live in a yellow submarine" joke here.

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ATARI BYTES episode 222. Three of the same digit in the episode number. Three names for the same game. Coincidence?

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In ATARI BYTES episode 221 this week, we dive deep to the depths of Atari Ocean, dodging fierce sharks and the surprisingly tender embrace of amorous octopi, to bust open the treasure chest that contains FATHOM.  Does this 1983 iMagic game rise triumphantly to the surface or sink like a stone?

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THE CARNIVAL IS IN TOWN!

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EPISODE 218: ASTEROIDS DELUXE show art EPISODE 218: ASTEROIDS DELUXE

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So, in 1981, Atari was wanting to do a follow up to the hugely popular ASTEROIDS. What to call it? Asteroids II? Boring. Asteroids Again? Kind of whiny. And it doesn't play up the goal of improving on the original. Asteroids Better? Better what? Asteroids Mediocre?

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Like a gaming geyser, the Flashback 9 spews forth a fountain of gaming fun in episode 217 with the water-based AQUAVENTURE. This 1983, never released Atari prototype pits flippered-man against finned foes as a mermaid looks on enigmatically. Treasure awaits!

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Until now, I think the "newest" Atari game I had talked about on the show was from 1988. Episode 216, though, breaks new ground...by revisiting old ground.

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Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

Well, that's assuming they can find the door. It's like a maze out here. Hasn't anyone heard of Google Maps?

This week on episode 97 we're playing Exidy's 1981 game MOUSE TRAP (Well, specifically we're playing Coleco's later Atari port of said game) and then we'll dissect the motives of the titular mouse. Is it really all about the cheddar?

Crowd around your podcaster apparatus to listen, but on your way grab a big, gooey bowl of cheese fondue and some delectable items to dip. Or a trowel with which to apply the cheese directly to your skin. You do you.

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

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