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The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast

Covering Atari's last video game console and its library, one game at a time.
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The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast

Nov 8, 2017

Double the dragons, double the fun? Find out in this episode, where we go through the inspiration and history behind the one-on-one fighting game Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls. We analyze the characters, find surprising gameplay factors, and go off in search of the elusive Shadow Master Code.

Also included is feedback from Lost Dragon, Lee, Randal, Matt, and Kevin Manne, plus a BBC Breakfast surprise from Philip the Whovian!

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-14311-19-double-dragon-v-the-shadow-falls/

Coming up next episode: Pinball Fantasies!

Sep 25, 2017

Visit the violent future of faux football in this fierce battle which is best against your buddies. Learn about the game's surprising evolution, company histories, and the rules of the game (or lack thereof).

Get some wisdom from John Madden, a bizarre audio glitch, and practical use of the word "fisticuffs."

Also included is feedback from BTB, Björn, Michael, Doctor Clu, Lost Dragon, Arethius, Liam, and Gray Defender!

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-14204-18-brutal-sports-football/


Coming up next episode: Double Dragon V!

May 30, 2017

It's modern-day old-school rock blasting in this special homebrew episode of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast. Rebooteroids is an AtariAge-exclusive title by the Jaguar wizards at Reboot, a lovingly-crafted update to an Atari arcade classic. Learn about the game's lengthy development, dig into all the gameplay details, check out the music, and figure out how to pronounce the '#' symbol in this brief but exciting departure from the usual chronological game coverage.

Also included is feedback from arcadegeek23, Protestari, and Troff!

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-13928-h01-rebooteroids/

 

Next episode: Brutal Sports Football!

Feb 26, 2017

Bundle up in your brightest mismatching colors and take on the picturesque mountains of Val d'Isère in Skiing and Snowboarding for the Atari Jaguar.

As I test the limits of my grasp of the French language (probably with embarrassing results), we learn about the developer, the game modes, obstacles, powerups (yeah, powerups!), music, the various endings, the subtleties of timberline in the French Alps, and some questionable physics.

Also included is feedback from Louis, Randal, Derik, Ryan, BTB, and Björn, with submissions from Doctor Clu, Lost Dragon, and Arethius!

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-13692-17-val-disere-skiing-and-snowboarding/

In the next episode, we mix things up a bit with our first homebrew episode, Rebooteroids!

Dec 13, 2016
16 - Zool 2

Serious ninjas in a cruel Krool world: play as Zool or Zooz to banish Krool's shape-shifting henchman Mental Block from six crazy worlds in this challenging and cartoony platform game on the Jaguar. In this episode, I cover a little history of Gremlin Interactive, describe the colorful levels and inventive enemies, list some amusing instrument names from the .mod file metadata, and gush about cheat codes.

Also included in this episode is some excellent feedback from Lost Dragon, Wade, Jon, and Doctor Clu!

Stick around after the Zool 2 coverage for an announcement, a couple barely-related stories, and a surprise mash-up, which is made slightly less surprising by being mentioned here.

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-13511-16-zool-2/

 

Next episode: Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding

Oct 24, 2016
15 - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Everybody was kung-fu fighting in this video game adaptation of the 1993 Bruce Lee biographical film. Learn the moves, listen to (most of) the music, and hear about the different ports of Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story in this episode of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast.

Also included is feedback from Björn, Doctor Clu, Lost Dragon, bmx, Trooper Galactus, and Jagosaurus!

Stay tuned to the very end for Storytime in Hong Kong, plus a Jaguar Halloween greeting!

Full show notes are available at: http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-13380-15-dragon-the-bruce-lee-story/

Coming up next episode: the fast-paced platform game Zool 2

Sep 18, 2016
14 - DOOM

Take on the evil denizens of the underworld in this notable port of the seminal first-person shooter! In this episode, I continue the history of id Software through the release of DOOM (and a little beyond), go over the development of the Jaguar version, cover the competing ports of the game, test out the networking, and play a lot of the Jaguar version's music. Yes, music!

This is easily the biggest episode of the podcast so far, but that's OK, because after all, we're talking about DOOM here.

There are personal stories galore, plus feedback from DoctorClu, Lost Dragon, Louis, Arethius, and BTB!

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-13302-14-doom/


Join me next time for Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

Aug 11, 2016
13 - Wolfenstein 3D

Step behind your chaingun and face down the Nazi horde in this pioneering first-person shooter. In this episode, you'll hear about id Software's early history, comparisons of Wolfenstein 3D on different platforms, detailed analysis of the Jaguar version, and plenty of music from the game.

Also included is feedback from Zach, Jagosaurus, Hugh, and Liam!

Full show notes can be found at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-13215-13-wolfenstein-3d/

Coming up next episode is id Software's follow-up FPS, Doom!

Thank you for listening.

Jul 8, 2016
12 - Iron Soldier

Stomp tanks and bash buildings as you pilot a towering robot in Iron Soldier! Game development history, weapons, enemies, levels, controls, reviews, memories, and regrettable singing, it's all here in this episode.

There's also feedback from Arethius, The Requiem, and GRay Defender!

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-13141-12-iron-soldier/

Coming up in the next episode: Wolfenstein 3D

Jun 3, 2016
11 - Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales

Jump and glide and die (and die some more) in the colorful platformer Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales! Learn about the development history, get full detail on the various worlds and enemies, listen to the music, hear the contemporary interviews, and get my personal experience with the game.

Also included is feedback from jeremiahjt, Troff, Guillaume, Wade, and Ferg!

Oh, and there's also a special surprise guest.

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-13043-11-bubsy-in-fractured-furry-tales/

Coming up next: Iron Soldier

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All show information and links can be found at http://jaguar.gamebygamepodcast.com

Feb 27, 2016
10 - Kasumi Ninja

Strap on your headband and show no mercy in this notorious over-the-top tournament fighting game. This episode contains development history, information on all the fighters, the missing labyrinth, the announcer voice, cheat codes, and maybe even a musical number.

Also included is feedback from doctorclu, Troff, and Trooper
Galactus!

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-12747-10-kasumi-ninja/

Coming up next: Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales!

Jan 28, 2016
09 - Tempest 2000

Light up the webs in the critically-acclaimed abstract shooter Tempest 2000 by Llamasoft. This ox-sized episode features plentiful music, a detailed analysis, an overview of sequels and derivative games, several personal stories, and music. Did I mention the music?

Also included is feedback from doctorclu, Trooper Galactus, Louis, Bill Kendrick, and The Requiem!


Complete show notes can be found at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-12655-09-tempest-2000/

 

Next episode: Kasumi Ninja!

Dec 20, 2015
s01 - Four Tales of Atari Christmas Past

Join Shinto for four short tales of Atari Christmas past in this special edition of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast.

# Intro sound clips (in order)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Carol
A Charlie Brown Christmas

# Musical Selections
Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) by David Seville and The Chipmunks
The Frist Noel by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Carol of the Bells (from the Home Alone Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Christmas in the Air by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

# References & Sources
1982 Sears Wishbook
Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast episode 66 (Asteroids)
A Christmas Story (1983 motion picture)

Ewok Village
Radio Shack Armatron

Mollie B Polka Party

Festivus
Life Day
Refrigerator Day

Dec 17, 2015
08 - Alien vs Predator

You can be the Alien, you can be the Predator, or you can be lunch in this ambitious first-person shooter/survival-horror game based off two major motion picture franchises.

Enjoy detailed history, personal experiences, a dramatic re-creation, and jokes only a Predator would laugh at.

Also included is feedback from doctorclu, The Requiem, ARETHIUS, JeremiahJT, and Troff!

You can view complete show notes at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-12558-08-alien-vs-predator/

Coming up next time: abstract shooter Tempest 2000!

Nov 23, 2015
07 - Checkered Flag

Pilot your personalized polygonal performance machine, if you can, through ten twisting tracks with Checkered Flag.

This episode also includes feedback from AtariAge users DoctorClu and Gunstar, plus an audio submission from Wade of InverseATASCII fame!

You can view complete show notes at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-12497-07-checkered-flag/

 

Next up: Alien vs Predator

Nov 9, 2015
06 - Evolution: Dino Dudes

Guide your tribe of hairy humans through the anachronistic dangers of pre-history in Evolution: Dino Dudes, Jaguar cartridge part number J9006.

Also included in this episode is feedback from AtariAge users save2600, Jagosaurus, JeremiahJT, and Gunstar!

You can view complete show notes on the blog at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-12456-06-evolution-dino-dudes/

Coming up next time: polygon racing game Checkered Flag!

Oct 19, 2015
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Sep 13, 2015
03 - Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy

The Circle Reserves needs you!  In this episode, we dig deep into the colorful side-scrolling shooter Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy.

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-12306-03-trevor-mcfur-in-the-crescent-galaxy/

 

Aug 22, 2015
02 - Cybermorph

We're talking about the original Jaguar pack-in, Cybermorph!  Learn about its history, gameplay, historical reviews, and what listeners think about the game today.  You may even get your fill of Skylar quotes.

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-12295-02-cybermorph/


Next episode: Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy

Aug 9, 2015
01 - The Jaguar Story - Inception to Launch

In this unexpectedly-massive episode, I talk about how the Atari Jaguar came to exist, include a bunch of magazine and newspaper references, and describe the console both inside and out. There are a lot of stories and a ton of great user submissions.  And maybe a spider.

Full show notes are available at http://atariage.com/forums/blog/615/entry-12226-01-the-jaguar-story-inception-to-launch/

 

Next episode: Cybermorph!

 

Jul 25, 2015

In this special introductory episode, I talk about the show, its inspiration, its objectives, and even a little bit about me.  Very little.

Find all pertinent links for this show at jaguar.gamebygamepodcast.com.

Thank you for listening.



Sites referenced this episode:
Retroist Podcast
The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast
The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast
The Atari 5200 Super Podcast
The Retrobits Podcast
Inverse ATASCII Podcast
Player/Missile Podcast


Futurama Reference
JaguSounds

Cybermorph Meme
Now You Know

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