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 17
In Episode 17, we take a double shot at some light gun games. First, we head out to the country to help Grampa rid his farm of all sorts of critters in Barnyard Blaster. Then we hit the big city to deal out some street justice in Crime Buster.
Review Episode 16
In Episode 16, we have a band of Broderbund brothers. First, we put on our gi's with glee to storm the warlord Akuma's castle to save the beautiful princess Mariko in Karateka. Then it's time to dig into the puzzling platformer to find some gold with Lode Runner.
Review Episode 15
In Episode 15, we take to the skies during WWII and battle the Axis powers to become the Ace of Aces. Then the federation needs you once again to take out the invading Zylon Empire in Star Raiders II.
Review Episode 14
In Episode 14, we serve up a bit of surf and turf. First we put everything at "steak" by entering the BattleZone. Then find out if the submarine simulator GATO is a fresh catch?
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.
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!