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EPISODE 101: TAPPER

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Release Date: 12/31/2017

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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EPISODE 223: SEAQUEST show art EPISODE 223: SEAQUEST

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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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EPISODE 222: ATARI CLIMBER show art EPISODE 222: ATARI CLIMBER

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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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EPISODE 221: FATHOM show art EPISODE 221: FATHOM

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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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EPISODE 220: CARNIVAL show art EPISODE 220: CARNIVAL

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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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EPISODE 217: AQUAVENTURE show art EPISODE 217: AQUAVENTURE

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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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EPISODE 216: ADVENTURE II show art EPISODE 216: ADVENTURE II

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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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As 2017 slinks off the stage wiping from it's jacket bits of rotten tomato, we prepare to usher in a new year full of promise and, of course, Atari games. The (root beer) taps are open. Let's celebrate!

And celebrate we do with Bally Midway's 1983 root beer (*wink*) -slinging party TAPPER. Cheers!

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

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My 2017 year-in-review "GOODNIGHT, 2017!" is up at my oft-neglected blog here.

Don't forget to please check out my book IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, a sort of Santa Claus story for adults. It's never too late to start on next year's Christmas spirit.