A limited podcast presented as a mix of old and new recordings, 1997 and 2017, outlining select late 90's arcade games with a Namco-leaning focus. The podcast is a 25-episode series plus one introductory Day 0 episode. Each episode may include the following:
*Simulating booting a newly arrived game and discussion of game elements.
*Redemption Roundup: A feature on a ticket-based game and summary of new prizes items that have arrived at the arcade (every 2 episodes).
*Incorporation of stories from the arcade during this time period.
*Time-sensitive arcade industry news.
*Three music specials featuring obscure music from the previous 5 games featured.
*Game ratings: graphics, sound, playability, profitability, 2017 holdup score.
*2017 emulation status: Is it playable, was it dumped, did it get a home version.
Episodes should be listened to in order, 0-25.
Day 0 - 6/21/1997 - Introduction
June 21, 1997 - Cyberstation #5745 opens. This episode describes the show format to come. Begin here, this show should be listened in order from episodes 0-25.
Day 1 - 7/5/1997 - Ridge Racer
July 5, 1997 - We receive our first game - Ridge Racer. We cover it and then dive into our first Redemption Roundup, industry news, and more!
Day 2 - 7/19/1997 - Killer Instinct
July 19, 1997 - We get in our second game for this wonderful arcade here. We do a deep dive on a little of the background of KI, and relay some personal stories. We touch on some timely arcade news from the industry, all packaged up with a bow!
Day 3 - 8/6/1997 - Tekken 2
August 6, 1997 - A new challenger enters! The release of Tekken 3 left a wave of old Tekken 2 boards, and guess who snagged one! We also have a new ticket game for you, and some lovely industry news.
Day 4 - 9/20/1997 - Tokyo Wars
September 20, 1997 - Missiles! Tanks! Japan! We receive our first sit-down deluxe game, and it's a blast. Come for the combat and stay for the charm.
Day 5 - 10/27/1997 - Cruis'n World
October 27, 1997 - First racing game is here! We go over the game, talk about redemption games, some human resources changes, and behind-the-scenes arcade retail life!