Tag: namco

  • Pac-Man 1984 Plus – Episode 033

    We hit the Pac-pot of obscure Pac-Man games as we cover the Pac arcade games from 1984 to current: Pac smuggles fairies across borders in Pac-Land, enters the isometric 3D […]

  • Pac-Man 1983 – Episode 032

    We go Pac in time to review the Pac-Man games of 1983: Pac & Pal, Professor Pac-Man, and Jr. Pac-Man. Namco and Bally/Midway are not happy with each other and […]

  • Pac-Man 1982 – Episode 031

    Our Pac-xploration continues as we talk about the remaining Pac-Man games of 1982: Pac-Man Plus, Super Pac-Man, and Baby Pac-Man. Bally and Midway get into “quantity over quality”, Namco follows […]

  • Ms. Pac-Man – Episode 030

    Honey, doncha you know, she’s more than Pac-Man with a bow! The Pac series continues with the ultimate genderbend – Ms. Pac-Man. We waka-waka-walka through the crazy origins of the […]

  • Pac-Man – Episode 029

    It’s time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man with the start of all Pac miniseries! Podouken finally talks about the big yellow ball in the room, NAMCO’s Pac-Man. We […]

  • The Outfoxies – Episode 027

    I OFFER YOU 80,000 SWISS FRANCS TO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE.* The second Listeners’ Choice is all about the first arena fighter – the precursor to Super Smash Bros. – […]

  • Arcade Obscura (Puzzlers) – Episode 019

    It’s time to put all the pieces together and finish the Puzzlers miniseries with our choices for the overlooked or obscure games in the genre. What virtual insanity leads us […]

  • Mr. Driller – Episode 017

    In this ground-breaking episode we dig into a family tree that spawned not one, but two NAMCO classics. We discuss Mr. Driller and use geological genealogy to trace his origins […]

  • Galaga – Episode 010

    We revisit Namco to talk about what they built on with Galaxian to bring us (arguably) the best arcade game ever – Galaga! What does an extinct species of shark […]

  • Galaxian – Episode 007

    Mission: Destroy Aliens! Arcade games enter the world of color (or so the non-colorblind tell us). We dig into the history of NAMCO which started with rocking horses and – […]