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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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!
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)
Radio Shack Armatron
Mollie B Polka Party
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!
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
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!
Grab a friend and blast some aliens, because they've invaded and they need blastin', in the Jaguar port of the arcade shooter Raiden.
# General Links
Podcast Episode Guide
Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines
# Game Links
Game on AtariAge
Arcade game on KLOV
# Developer, Distributor, and Development
Saibu Kaihatsu's Arcade Games
Atari Lynx Game by Game Podcast
Ad for Sega Genesis Raiden Trad
Imagitec profile on Retro Gamer Magazine
Viking Child for the Lynx
Rampart for the 7800
Raiden on Gaming History 101
Atari asked Imagitec to port Raiden and Humans to Panther
Raiden for Genesis in June, 1991
Raiden in EGM December 1993 Next Wave
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden
1999 article about tracker music
Raiden on Fading Twilight
U4IA's mod music
AtariAge High Score Club
# Comparing Raiden
Raiden "Let's Compare"
Digital Press comparison
Shmups Forum comparison
AtariAge comparison thread
Jaguar Raiden walkthrough
EGM December, 1991: TG16 review, Genesis ad
Summary of Genesis review from EGM October, 1991
EGM March, 1994: Jaguar review
EGM Review Archive (.xls file)
Atari Explorer Online review (.zip file)
# Gameplay Videos
Austin's Raiden Longplay for Jaguar
Mastery of Raiden arcade (3 stages)
Shienryu on PSN
# Movie references
Leave the puce!
Need to have a memorable laugh
# Listener Feedback
Danny Galaga's controller mod
Mix up the driving genre with Club Drive, a game where the ideas are big and biggest fans may be little, a game with tunes on the radio and cheese on the floor.
# General Links
Podcast Episode Guide
# Game Links
Game on AtariAge
Game on MobyGames
Todd Powers bio
# Development History
Voicemodem press release
October 1994 GamePro, VoiceModem mention
VoiceModem press release (.zip file)
Focus group (.zip file)
VoiceModem code in Club Drive
Edge magazine's '94 Summer CES coverage
EGM's Quartermann from CES
July 1994: Club Drive preview
Resolution of Jaguar games
Analog controls in Club Drive, resolution, hidden world hints, 2-player voice modem
# Game Description
IAAPA: Amusement park ride safety
Tag banned in some US schools
Tag banned in some UK schools
Once had a user-made overlay for Club Drive
February 1995: Club Drive review
Atari Explorer Online: MSRP and review (.zip file)
Atari Explorer Online: Score adjustment (.zip file)
Atari Explorer Online: Another score adjustment (.zip file)
Jaguar Explorer Online: Yet another score adjustment (.zip file)
# Movie/TV/Music References
You're in a Johnnycab
Mmm, cheddar, delicious
It's a ghost car!
It's all about the Pentiums, baby
# Listener Feedback
Inverse ATASCII podcast, hosted by Wade
Eric Ginner interview in Retro Gamer
Game Boy World: 1989, 1990
Playstation Year One
Next up: Raiden!
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/
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
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!
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:
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