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.
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Fun And Informative!
The XEGS (X.E.G.S. or "zegs") was one of Atari last attempts to keep their 800 line of computers relevant. The myriad of well-informed and jovial hostschere keep the pace moving and the information flowing. Funny, informative, and well-worth your time.
Great podcast for the XEGS enthusiast
Just listened to episode zero. It's so full of information I am listening again! I hope you'll keep doing them as the XEGS is truly a cool (and underappreciated) system. Thanks for doing this!