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The 2600 Game By Game Podcast will delve into the history, gameplay, and personal stories of every game made for the Atari 2600.

The Atari 2600 Game By Game Podcast Ferg

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The 2600 Game By Game Podcast will delve into the history, gameplay, and personal stories of every game made for the Atari 2600.

    Asterix by Atari

    Asterix by Atari

    Thank you for listening to the final game for this year, Asterix by Atari. It's basically the same as Taz, but Taz actually appears later in the part number order, and we'll get to that game next year. Coming up on January 13th is Tooth Protectors by DSD/Camelot. If you have any feedback for Tooth Protectors, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by January 10th. also, the Christmas episode is coming up fast! if you have any kind of holiday or birthday video game memories or whatever, please send them to me by December 13th. Enjoy the holidays the best you can, and I thank you very much for listening.
    Steve Woita's web page
    Steve Woita's media appearances
    Asterix on Atari Protos
    Asterix NTSC thread on Atari Age
    Who got this Asterix thread on Atari Age
    Atari Spot's NTSC Asterix Twitter thread
    Atari Archive release dates by Kevin Bunch
    The Official Asterix site

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Cakewalk by Commavid

    Cakewalk by Commavid

    Hi there! This week we are taking a look at a game that kind of involves my profession, Cakewalk by Commavid. Spoilers, I hate making cakes. But I think I have a fun episode for you, Mrs. Ferguson the Librarian is back, and be sure to stay tuned at the end for some really filthy bloopers. Don't worry, I bleeped them. Bleep bloop! Next up is the last game this year, another super rare one, Asterix by Atari. It's loosely based on the French comic series of the same name. I'll tell you all about it in two weeks, so if you have any feedback for Asterix, please get it to me by November 29th. You can send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. You can also send me some holiday or even birthday video game memories for the Christmas show,  I would like to have those in by December 13th Jim. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends, please stay safe. I thank you for listening.
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    Cakewalk on Random Terrain
    Cakewalk on Atari Protos
    Cakewalk Review, Video Games Player magazine Nov 1983
    Columbia House Video Game Flyers on Digital Press
    Gameliner Magazine October 1983 on Atari Compendium


    Check out Jose's awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I've already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
    Proud member of the Throwback Network!
    Facebook page
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    Join the Discord server!
    My YouTube channel, for whatever reason
    Blog page
    WHAT A FORUM TOO
    Listen to the show on Stitcher!
    Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice!
    Listen to the show on Tune In!
    Check out Don's awesome t-shirt designs!
    Please check out my other shows:
    Intarivisions Podcast
    Please Stand By!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Interview: Jan Hermanns, Blinky Goes Up

    Interview: Jan Hermanns, Blinky Goes Up

    I was delighted when Jan Hermanns agreed to speak with me for the podcast about his terrific game Blinky Goes Up. We talk about programming the game, Jan's artwork and other hobbies, and also a tantalizingly half finished game that he has! I really enjoyed talking with him and I hope you will give the interview a listen and try Blinky Goes Up if you haven't already. Thanks for listening!
     
    Jan Hermanns's artwork on Instagram
    Jan's new site for Blinky Goes Up

    • 41 min
    Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns

    Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns

    It's a homebrew episode this week, featuring the absolutely wonderful Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns. I'm sorry about the lack of homebrews lately, I was working on my list recently and I put more in to be covered in the coming months. I also interviewed Jan and had a great time talking with him, you can find that interview here when I post it, which should be soon. Next up is the autobiographical Cakewalk, by Commavid. If you have any thoughts or feedback on the game, please send them to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by November 15th. you don't need to tell me how to play the game, I will have already told you, so just tell me what your feelings are for the game. Thanks for listening!
     
    Jan Hermanns' Blinky Goes Up site (archived)
    The new Blinky site, with the source code
    Atari Age Blinky thread
    Atari Age Super Mario Goes Up thread
    Blinky Goes Up at Videogame Homebrew
    Blinky stream on Zero Page Homebrew
    Blinky Goes Up speedrun by CAKmusic
    Blinky Goes Up perfect game by Excaliburxx7
    Buy Blinky Goes Up on the Atari Age Store
    Minigame-Compo web site
    Super Mario on the TI-84 calculator


    Check out Jose's awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I've already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
    Proud member of the Throwback Network!
    Facebook page
    Twitter page
    Join the Discord server!
    My YouTube channel, for whatever reason
    Blog page
    WHAT A FORUM TOO
    Listen to the show on Stitcher!
    Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice!
    Listen to the show on Tune In!
    Check out Don's awesome t-shirt designs!
    Please check out my other shows:
    Intarivisions Podcast
    Please Stand By!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Kyphus by Apollo

    Kyphus by Apollo

    Hi everyone, today we are looking at an unfinished prototype by Apollo called Kyphus. It's not really playable, but there is some interesting stuff to go into. And I apologize for posting the wrong date for feedback on Facebook and Twitter, if you didn't get your feedback in for Kyphus because of that I'm sorry. Please do send it next time if you can. The next game is the homebrew Blinky Goes Up by Jan Hermanns. Blinky is so cute! If you have feedback for this game, you can send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of the day November 1st. That is the correct date. Thank you so much for listening, please stay safe and I'll see you soon. 
    Atari Protos - Kyphus
    Kyphus on Atari Compendium
    Kyphus on Atarimania
    Cash Foley blog about MicroGraphicImage
    Bad Game Hall of Fame - Spelunker
    Tim Martin's Enlightened Technology page
    Atari Age thread showing Kyphus prototype
    Atari Age Kyphus Artwork thread
    Atari Age Fixing ET thread
    Recompile's Fixing ET web page
    Atari Age thread on 7800 Difficulty switches
    Eugenio's Nazca line photos 
     
     


    Check out Jose's awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I've already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
    Proud member of the Throwback Network!
    Facebook page
    Twitter page
    Join the Discord server!
    My YouTube channel, for whatever reason
    Blog page
    WHAT A FORUM TOO
    Listen to the show on Stitcher!
    Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice!
    Listen to the show on Tune In!
    Check out Don's awesome t-shirt designs!
    Please check out my other shows:
    Intarivisions Podcast
    Please Stand By!

    • 54 min
    Xevious by Atari

    Xevious by Atari

    Hi there! This week's game is the unreleased prototype for Xevious, by Atari. I think Tod Frye did a great job on this, it's a shame that it didn't come out at the time. Coming up next on the show is the prototype game Kyphus by Apollo. After I put it on the list however, I discovered that it's not really a playable game. But it does have a part number assigned to it, and you know the law around these parts. If you want to take a look at it and send me some feedback about it, please send it to 2600gamebygame@comcast.net by end of the day October 18th. Thank you so much for listening, I hope that you are all well and safe.
    Xevious on KLOV
    Xevious on Atari Protos
    1983 Atari Consumer Division In House Promo
    Atari Xevious Promo film
    Tod Frye interview on Arcade Attack podcast
    Tod Frye interview on Antic podcast
    Atari Age thread with original and fixed January 1984 Xevious rom
    Atari Age thread about Zeviouz homebrew
    Please donate to my Extra Life Campaign if you can. For the kids!

    Check out Jose's awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I've already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
    Proud member of the Throwback Network!
    Facebook page
    Twitter page
    Join the Discord server!
    My YouTube channel, for whatever reason
    Blog page
    WHAT A FORUM TOO
    Listen to the show on Stitcher!
    Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice!
    Listen to the show on Tune In!
    Check out Don's awesome t-shirt designs!
    Please check out my other shows:
    Intarivisions Podcast
    Please Stand By!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

girl gamer uk ,

Brilliant Podcast

A good friend (FocusRS) has been boasting about a great Atari 2600 podcast for some time now and he is right to do so, it really is a great podcast. I have a few episodes to catch up on but thats really no bid deal as these episodes are great for travelling. keep up the great work.

strudders44 ,

Something special for fans of the 'original' console !

There are a lot of retro gaming podcasts out there but most focus on the NES era and up. For us 40-something's this is always a bit disappointing. But now we have Ferg's wonderful weekly show where he focuses on one or two specific carts for the good old 2600 ! It is a mine of information about the games, companies and programmers. So sit back and go back to a time when Atari meant 'video games'.

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