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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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    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

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

    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!

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    • 57 min
    Lock n Chase by M Network

    Lock n Chase by M Network

    Hi there, thanks once again for your patience (I thought I was done saying that, apparently I have more work to do). This week I am covering Lock 'n' Chase by M Network, which is a Pac-Man wannabe that doesn't quite get there for me. The prototype for Xevious by Atari is coming up next, and I'm going to try to stay on schedule despite this week's show being late. If you have any feedback for Xevious, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by 6 PM EST on October 6th. You can get a copy of the Xevious rom here. Once again, thanks for your patience and especially thank you for listening. Please be kind to one another.
     
    Lock n Chase on Random Terrain
    October 1982 Video Game Update newsletter on Atari Compendium
    Fall 1982 Video Games Player magazine on Archive.org
    Lock n Chase for Intellivision by Blue Sky Rangers
    Taito Lock n Chase on KLOV
    Lock n Chase demo cart on Atarimania
    Little Secrets by Brian Erickson


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bank Heist by 20th Century Fox

    Bank Heist by 20th Century Fox

    This week we go back to the 20th Century Fox catalog to take a look at Bank Heist. It's a simple looking game but a lot of fun to play! I hope you enjoy the episode. Next up will be Bump and Jump by M Network. If you have any feedback for Bump and Jump, please send it to me at 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of the day September 20th to be included in the show. I hope you all are staying safe and are doing well. Those of you with children, I wish you the best with whatever schooling your kids are experiencing. Thank you for listening!
    Bank Heist on Random Terrain
    Video Game Update August 1983 at Atari Compendium
    1982 20th Century Fox Press Kit on Atarimania
    Bank Heist on Atarimania (prototype manual)
    Bank Heist TAS by Gordon Taylor
    Bank Heist Easter eggs and bugs on Atari Compendium
    Curt Vendel Interview part 1 on Into The Vertical Blank
    Curt Vendel Interview part 2 on Into The Vertical Blank
    Curt Vendel Memorial Fund
     
     


    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!
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    WHAT A FORUM TOO
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    Listen to the show on Tune In!
    Check out Don's awesome t-shirt designs!
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    • 53 min
    Party Mix by Starpath

    Party Mix by Starpath

    In this episode I finally take a look at the Starpath game Party Mix, which may be one of the first collections of mini games in a video game. It is a rare 4 player paddle game at the late date of Fall 1983, but it has its usual Starpath polish. I hope you enjoy listening. Next up will be Bank Heist by 20th Century Fox, and hopefully it will be released in two weeks. If you have feedback for Bank Heist, please send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com by end of day September 5th. Thank you so much for your patience, and for listening.
    Party Mix on Random Terrain
    November 1983 Video Game Update newsletter
    Party Mix on Atarimania
    Dennis Caswell's archived web site
    Dennis Caswell's book Phlogiston at Floating Bridge Press
    Dennis Caswell interview by Mat Allen
    Dan Kitchen interview on the SNES Podcast, part 1
    Dan Kitchen interview on the SNES Podcast, part 2
    Mattbuc's eBay page
     


    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!
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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!
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    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 21 min
    Moonsweeper by Imagic

    Moonsweeper by Imagic

    Hi there, thanks for sticking with me through all of this, I hope you all are well. This episode is about the Imagic game Moonsweeper, by programmer extraordinaire, Bob Smith. If you haven't already checked the game out, I hope you will after listening. Next up will be Party Mix by Starpath. If you have any feedback for Party Mix, please get it to me by Sunday the 12th. Send it to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. I am shooting for the episode to be out on the 15th, but please keep in mind that may change. Please stay safe, and I thank you for listening.
     
    How to donate to Black Lives Matter
    Covid-19 relief charities
    Moonsweeper on Random Terrain
    Numb Thumb News Vol. 2 1983
    Numb Thumb interview with Bob Smith
    Imagic Catalog 1983
    Bob Smith ANTIC interview by Kay Savetz
    Michael Becker interview by Scott Stilphen
    Edladdin Controllers
    Atari2600/7800: a visual compendium by Bitmap Books

    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 11 min
    Interview with Steve Cartwright

    Interview with Steve Cartwright

    Hello friends, this is a rare interview edition of the show, in which I talk to Steve Cartwright about his career. We talk about his time at Activision, Accolade, and Electronic Arts, as well as what he's doing now and even touch on some of his hobbies. It was an honor and a privilege to talk to Steve, and I thank him very much for speaking with me. I hope that you enjoy it and I thank you for listening.
     

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Retroalias ,

The Ultimate Gaming Podcast!

This is a great retro gaming podcast by a super passionate host! In fact, his stories are so awesome that even non gamers would enjoy this show. I also really enjoy the accessibility of the show along with the frequent community submissions.

It sets a high water mark for podcasts and I look forward to many more great episodes down the road!

YourPalPuddy ,

Best 2600 Podcast Out There

Ferg puts a lot into the production of these episodes. Great content and sound effects are on point!

I thought I knew about most VCS carts, but I’ve learned there were so many I’d never heard of.

Just wish he’d do a few more each month.

MYSHIFTKEYISBROKE ,

Biplane Purgatory

Love that my Garry Kitchen Batteries Not Included interviews on Amazon worked their way into your Keystone Kapers ep. Just found your pod and am voraciously consuming one ep after another, like the good little nostalgia addict that I am. Great work here, hoping to stumble across a Chopper Command ep before I reach the bottom of the well.

- Josh, Imperial Scrolls of Honor Podcast dude

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