17 episodes

The podcast exploring the games and the history of one of Atari's most ambitious home gaming platforms, The Atari 5200 Supersystem.

The Atari 5200 Podcast Robert Benedetti and David Vucetic

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The podcast exploring the games and the history of one of Atari's most ambitious home gaming platforms, The Atari 5200 Supersystem.

    Episode 12: Choplifter!, Super Cobra, and Scramble.

    Episode 12: Choplifter!, Super Cobra, and Scramble.

    In this episode of the Atari 5200 Podacst, the gang is back and we drag in Michael from The Atari XEGS Game by Game Podcast as a special cohost. This time, our theme is helicopter games. So we cover the games, Choplifter!, Super Cobra, and our first homebrew review of Scramble.
    Of course, the usual jackassery that ensues on every episode is included as part of a nutritional podcast diet. And believe it or not, not only did we get feedback we actually respond to it as well!
    Magic! Mayhem! And Pete almost gets our AARP cards yanked.
    It’s all here in this episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 11: Frogger and Gyruss

    Episode 11: Frogger and Gyruss

    In this episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast...
    That’s right! Another episode within a year! So stop clutching your pearls and tune in for another two hours with the lunatic fringe of retro gaming.
    Capt. Bob talks about building a fence and doing his Eric Cartman from “South Park” impersonation. Pete has a water tank go out on him and floods his storage room. Steve continues to do great things while Glen takes a well deserved break. And David gives us the much anticipated update that every 5200 enthusiast has been waiting for.
    Oh Yeah! We review Parker Brothers Frogger and Gyruss. Along with a quick history of Parker Brothers itself.
     
    Construction! Water Damage! A mediocre impersonation of a copyrighted character!
    It’s all here, on The Atari 5200 Podcast!

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Spring 2020 Podcast Update and Contest Giveaway

    Spring 2020 Podcast Update and Contest Giveaway

    In this episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast:
    Steve continues his never ending quest to burn down his house finding new ways to make new controllers work with old systems. Glen takes off his Essential Worker Supersuit and and checks in with his latest stuff. David brings the latest from the Atariverse. Pete has the latest from his home studio. And Capt. Bob checks in from deep in the heart of the Atari Force Strategic Command Facility (His Basement) to contribute almost absolutely nothing.
    And since we have nothing else to do during a global pandemic lockdown, we finally, after long last, get to our viewer feedback and determine who is the big winner! Also, we prepare for our next review episode Parker Brothers Frogger and Gyruss.
    Is this “Love in the Time of Cholera?” Nope, it’s Love in the Time of COVID-19! And you have nothing else better to do than listen to our Spring Podcast Update and Contest Giveaway, here, on The Atari 5200 Podcast!

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 10: Ballblazer and Rescue on Fractalus.

    Episode 10: Ballblazer and Rescue on Fractalus.

    On this episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast...
    Fatigue from the holidays and cold and flu season can’t stop the crew of this podcast! But it came pretty close.  This episode we cover the two games that were created by Lucasfilm Games, Ballblazer and Rescue on Fractalus. Steve and Capt. Bob compare sniffles, Pete’s inner game geek is let loose upon the world, Glen is off doing other amazing stuff, and David tests out his new recording equipment. Which is why about 10 minutes into the episode he mysteriously disappears.
    Which strangely works out. Because these are two games that we can talk about all day, but they must be played and experienced to be truly appreciated. And for the first time, Show Notes! Follow the links below to learn more about Lucasfilm Games.
    Fueled on nothing but enthusiasm, holiday burnout, and NyQuil, is this episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast!
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kwpd7v/the-rise-fall-and-rebirth-of-lucasarts-adventure-classics-883
    https://www.pcgamer.com/10-fascinating-facts-about-the-history-of-lucasarts/
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LucasArts
    And the article that was the most help:
    https://www.usgamer.net/articles/i-actually-was-hunting-ewoks-lucasfilm-games-the-early-years
    And here’s the story from someone who was there!
    http://www.langston.com/LFGames/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    PRGE and Host Update and Contest Giveaway!

    PRGE and Host Update and Contest Giveaway!

    In this episode of the Atari 5200 Podcast...
    Glen continues his relentless march to total domination of the Arcade 1UP world with a hardware update, Steve makes progress hotwiring non-native controllers to work on the 5200, David talks about his controller addiction problem, and Capt. Bob and Pete let loose a shameful and forbidden desire! (Intellivision?!?!?!)
    SCANDAL! SHAME! SECRETS! (And the fact that we wanted to cover the PRGE without taking away from our Ballblazer/Fractalus episode.)
    All this and MORE, on The Atari 5200 Podcast!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Atari 5200 Podcast Interview Special!

    The Atari 5200 Podcast Interview Special!

    In this very special episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast...
    David hones his newly found telekinetic ability. Steve perfects the cybernetic interlink. Glen continues to grow his empire (This is actually not too far from the truth). Pete Hunts down the legendary treasure of Quintana Roo. And Bob saves the entire crew from a sinking battleship!
    Actually, we have the pleasure of interviewing Ryan Witmer of Average Software of his current and past works of “Ratcatcher” and “RealSports Curling” and a sneak peak of his upcoming project!
    Danger! Mystery! Intrigue! It’s all here, on The Atari 5200 Podcast!!!

    • 58 min

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