This podcast covers Atari's last home video game console and its library, one game at a time. It's heavy on personal stories, from the host and especially the listeners, and is intended to be light-hearted and family-friendly.
s03 - Atari 50 - The Anniversary Celebration
Wait, another Atari game compilation? Is there anything to distinguish Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration from all those that came before? Is it worth our time and money? Do these people even get why we so love Atari? Tempest 2000 answers these questions for us: "YES! YES! YES!"
This deep dive into Atari 50 walks through the entire experience, not just Jaguar, but reviewing "reimagined," analyzing arcade games, perusing the platforms, and tackling the timeline. Some bugs are found, sure, but also a few delightful surprises.
Also included is feedback from Richard, Nick, and Editorb!
Full show notes are available at https://forums.atariage.com/blogs/entry/18634-s03-atari-50-the-anniversary-celebration/
Next up: JaguarCD and Virtual Light Machine!
s02 - Jaguar GameDrive
Who says you can't teach an old cat new tricks? Probably nobody. That's not a thing. But what is a thing, a very cool thing, is the Jaguar GameDrive from RetroHQ: a custom cartridge that lets you load games, demos, and homebrew from a microSD card. And speaking of homebrew, we also talk about homebrew, including detailed coverage of not one, not two, but eleven games and demos, all made available from RetroHQ.
As if that weren't enough, we also have some top-quality feedback from Louis, Sloth Machine, and Editorb!
All that plus storytime and maybe Jesse Eisenberg in this special episode of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast.
Full episode show notes are available at https://forums.atariage.com/blogs/entry/18459-s02-retrohqs-jaguar-gamedrive-11-homebrews-demos
Next Episode: Special coverage of Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration
32 - Rayman
Use slick animation, vibrant colors, and a complete lack of limbs to defeat the evil Mr. Dark in Rayman! In this giant-spiky-fruit-sized episode, we learn the history of Ubisoft as well as Rayman's platform-hopping path to production. We then walk through the game, compare the different ports, find a Portuguese typo, and cover more previews and reviews than you can shake an Electoon at. But don't shake Electoons, kids, they're our friends.
Also included is feedback from Clinton, Roberth, Bill Kendrick, Greg, JB, Weird and Retro, cubanismo, RollOut, DoctorClu, tripled79, Justin, Sabertooth, TrekMD, SuperRetro64, Arethius, and Brian in Albuquerque!
Full show notes can be found at https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/18173-32-rayman/
Next up: JaguarCD and Virtual Light Machine
31 - Syndicate
Set your cybernetic sights on world domination in Syndicate! Get a handle on the controls, concoct an unofficial overlay, peruse reviews from around the world, and question the ESRB rating in this episode about Bullfrog's cyberpunk classic.
Oh, yeah, and check out several previously-undisclosed cheat codes.
Also included is feedback from RJ, the Lost Dragon, PFG 9000, tripled79, MightyFrog, cubanismo, Kyle, Louis, and Bobby Tribble! Woohoo!
All that plus storytime involving out-of-context Atari, and nerds makin' noise in the computer lab.
Full show notes can be found at https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/17232-31-syndicate/
Next up: Rayman!
KEEP ON THINKING
30 - Super Burnout
Blisteringly-fast arcade-style motorcycle racing hits the Atari Jaguar with Super Burnout. In this episode, we figure out if "super" really is better, Bishop wreaks pre-programmed havoc on a national anthem, we track down the real-life inspiration behind each of the game's courses, hunt for the optimal audio balance, and create crazy glitches with a cheat code.
We're also packed with feedback from Randal, Björn, Lestat, Roberth, Olivier Nallet (really!), Rhett, Derek, Peter, atarilbc, Doctor Clu, RJ, Louis, TrekMD, Steve Clinton from London, and Kyle!
Throughout the episode, check out snippets from the underrated soundtrack, including the entirety of Shen's Theme at the very end, following Storytime, which includes my COVID-19 update.
Full show notes are available at https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16882-30-super-burnout/
Next episode: Syndicate!
This episode has been modified since its original publication.
Changes applied on 2021-03-06:
Tried to balance audio levels a bit better
29 - Theme Park
The Advisor recommends you check out Theme Park! In this Ferris wheel-sized episode, we look at the histories of two storied UK video game companies, learn about the development of the Jaguar version straight from the source (whose name I hope I pronounced correctly), check out all the rides and attractions, and find out that M. Thatcher is actually a dude. Act surprised at the unexpected musical number, and if you want, stick around for storytime at the end.
Also included is feedback from Derek, Trevor, Randal, Chris, Gary, Mark, Zeus09998580, atarilbc, Patrick, TrekMD, and Adam!
Full show notes are available at https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16392-29-theme-park/
In the next episode, we're covering Super Burnout! Send in feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org for this or any prior game.
Killer podcast for fans of Jaguar and any videogame system
Love this podcast. Shinto (the host) immediately transports the listener back to the nineties with skillful production, earnest and honest game reviews and some great feedback from fellow gamers. I appreciate his positive attitude and messaging about video games. I also love the way he incorporates his family life and playing games with his kids as part of some review considerations. The research is thorough but the podcast is not boring or stale by any means. Shinto’s AI partner, Bishop, breaks up the segments nicely and adds some great humor and texture to the show. Needless to say, I am hooked on this podcast and have been bingeing several episodes a day. My only regret is that there are not more Jaguar games in existence to create years of weekly content and reviews.
If you like the Atari Jaguar, or if you were ever interested in learning about this severely underrated system, check out this brilliant podcast, from the one and only Shinto! A+
A great show and both interesting and informative. Keep up the good work . Can’t wait you next episode.