248 episodes

Remember those classic Atari 2600 games? They were sure fun to play, but didn't you ever wonder why they sent a plumber to take out Donkey Kong? What Yar was seeking revenge against? What made those robots go berserk? Me too? ATARI BYTES is more than a game review podcast. It's an exploration of the games to divine what exactly the story within the game is. And if we can't find those answers, we'll make 'em up.

ATARI BYTES William Pepper

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Remember those classic Atari 2600 games? They were sure fun to play, but didn't you ever wonder why they sent a plumber to take out Donkey Kong? What Yar was seeking revenge against? What made those robots go berserk? Me too? ATARI BYTES is more than a game review podcast. It's an exploration of the games to divine what exactly the story within the game is. And if we can't find those answers, we'll make 'em up.

    THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING

    THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING

    I know Halloween is coming, but after all the chaos of this year, politically, culturally and pandemically, it would be great if the game in episode 248 is a quiet, relaxing affair. Let's see...what have we got this time?

    THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING, 20th Century Fox, 1983.

    Well, crap. 

    This week's short story: ALL OVER BUT THE SCREAMING

    • 34 min
    DUKES OF HAZZARD

    DUKES OF HAZZARD

    Episode 247 revs its podcast engine to soar over the pond of other podcasts, leaving them in the dust as we fly down the dirt roads of the Internet. Yee-haaaah!

    From 1984, we're playing Atari's developed, but unreleased, DUKES OF HAZZARD, inspired by the classic TV show "I Love Lucy". 

    Just kidding. Or am I? Tune in to find out.

    This week's short story: THE DUKES OF HAZARDS

    • 37 min
    BUGS BUNNY

    BUGS BUNNY

    In episode 246 of ATARI BYTES, that wascally wabbit is up to his old tricks...rejecting junk food for carrots. how un-American!

    We're playing Atari's 1983 unreleased game BUGS BUNNY. I don't know what bugs the bunny, but will this game bug you?

    This week's short story: DANGLING A CARROT

    • 33 min
    ROBIN HOOD

    ROBIN HOOD

    ATARI BYTES episode 245 is a bounty of riches we, much like Robin Hood, bestow upon you, the poor listener. We're so sorry. 

    Just kidding! But you will indeed be Merry Men (and Women!) as we play the 1983 Xonox game ROBIN HOOD.

    Then we go all medieval on an original short story titled "ROB 'N' HOOD". 

    • 38 min
    SIR LANCELOT

    SIR LANCELOT

    Lords and ladies! The dragon XONOX did in the year of our lord 1983, gift upon the gaming kingdom SIR LANCELOT. And now, we knights of the podcast realm, must evaluate its worth.

    Also, we gather in the great hall to hear the royal storyteller share another glorious tale. This one is titled KNIGHT AND DAY.

    • 39 min
    DEMON ATTACK

    DEMON ATTACK

    Covid. Deaths. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Murder Hornets. Near misses with asteroids. And now, 2020 brings down upon us the worst of all...DEMON ATTACK!

    Okay, actually 1982 brought this and it's an Atari game courtesy of iMagic. It's our topic on episode 243 of the podcast. No podcasters were possessed by actual demons in the making of this episode.

    ...Or were they????

    This week's short story: KING DEMON ATTACKS

    • 39 min

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