Episode 14: Slither 2600/The 8-Bit Podcast (CSP-S2Ep2)
The CSP is back and taking you back with them to the early 80's as they reminisce on the awesome library of the Atari 2600! From humble beginnings like Combat and Pong to groundbreaking smash hits and misses like Pac-Man, Frogger and E.T., the Atari 2600 VCS was a staple in the homes of nearly every child of the early 80's up until Nintendo and Sega came along. The second half of the show, the crew talks about video-game themed cartoons and TV shows, such as Pac-Man, Saturday Supercade and Captain N. So plug in your joysticks and paddle controllers and join the fun!
Games discussed Frogger, Pac-Man, Ms.Pac Man, Yar's Revenge, Mario Brothers, Popeye the Sailor Man, Donkey Kong, River Raid, Pitfall, Swordquest: Earthworld, Superman, Spider-man, Dungeons and Dragons, Defender, Q-Bert, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Masters of the Universe, Custer's Revenge, Joust, Centipede (no relation to Rebbie Jackson's "Centipede", Millipede, Basketball, Combat, Bezerk, Chopper Command, Galaga, Galaxian, Tron, Burger Time, MouseTrap, Tennis, Tabletop games/Mini-arcade (Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Ms. Pac Man), GI Joe: Cobra Strike, Gremlins, Smurfs (Coleco)
Tracks featured: "Game Over" by Lil' Flip "Eat Em Up" by from R4/Ridge Racer: Type 4 Themes from"Saturday Supercade", "Pole Position", "Video Power", "Captain N: The Game Master", "Super Mario Bros Super Show" (closing credits), "The Legend of Zelda", Atari 2600 game commercials for Spider-Man, Pitfall, Mario Bros. & Centipede
For more Atari 2600 and retro 80's fun, visit our friends at Rediscoverthe80s.com!
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