The Atari XE Gaming System was a version of their XE 8-bit line of computers but attempting to compete against the successful Nintendo Entertainment System. At the same time offering the computer option. Our podcast will focus on the cartridge games made for this system but, because this is essentially an atari 8-bit computer, we'll also review games that will play on this system.
Review Episode 13
In episode 13, we have a "Dandy" of a show where we crawl through two dungeon based shooters. First, we review the XEGS game, Dark Chambers. Then we pit it against the 8-bit arcade version of Gauntlet. Who will be victorious?
Review Episode 12
In episode 12, we feature two space behemoth themed games. First we rumble with the side scrolling Thunderfox and then snake our way through an exhaust port in the budget game Sidewinder II.
Review Episode 11
In episode 11, we go isometric when we review two games with similar angles. First, we'll pump you up with Airball and then see if the budget game Head over Heels is something to flip over.
Review Episode 10
In episode 10, we’ll put on the gloves and get in the ring to go toe to toe with Accolade’s boxing game, Fight Night, and although revenge is sweet, will Jeff Minter’s Revenge II, a follow up to Revenge of the Mutant Camels, be a tasty treat?
Review Episode 9
In this episode, we conjure up a magical review while battling evil, in Necromancer, and we strap on jetpacks and blast off to rescues human souls trapped by an alien force in the budget game Excelsor.
Review Episode 8
In this episode, we take a shot at playing the light gun game Crossbow and say, "shuriken" (sure-I-can) to reviewing the budget game Ninja.
Customer ReviewsSee All
A great podcast dedicated to an underloved system.
Episode 0 was fantastic. It was funny, informative and had great production values. I especially liked the rundown of the technical specs of the XEGS. Episodes 1,2 and 3 were just as good. The guys bounce off of each other really well, and their love for Atari and the XEGS is clear, as is the breadth of their knowledge on the subject. I like hearing about how different the XEGS releases were to their 'computer' equivalents, and the 'similar games to try' is a great addition to the podcast. Whilst I never owned an XEGS originally (I had an 800XL) I always lusted after one, and now I'm approching 40 with a disposable income, I've bought an XEGS now, and this podcast is a great way to find out what I'd like to try and add to my collection, software-wise.
Keep up the good work, and can't wait for the next episode!
All the ingredients for the perfect podcast
as the title suggests, this podcast has all the right ingredients for the perfect game by game podcast... in depth, yet accessible, information... knowledgable hosts... good humour & excellent pacing...