Tag: atari

  • Paperboy – Episode 074

    We grab the Blue Collar miniseries by the handlebars and cover the game that seems to be the talk of the town, Atari’s Paperboy. How did this game deliver something […]

  • Dig Dug – Episode 071

    Welcome to the beginning of the Blue Collar miniseries that explores the ordinary and dependable workers who somehow become the hero of their own arcade game. So it’s time to […]

  • Radiant Silvergun / Ikaruga – Episode 051

    Time to cover the complete arcade history of Treasure – the game developer that gave us Radiant Silvergun, Ikargua, and… that’s it! We explore these two fun SHMUPs that mix […]

  • ESP Ra.De. – Episode 050

    Our 50th episode is ESPecially good as we explore Cave’s bullet hells with butterfly wings – ESP Ra.De., Espgaluda, and Espgaluda II. How do you pronounce these games? What does […]

  • Cruis’n USA – Episode 043

    Hop in and take a ride down Memory Lane as the Podouken crew tours the USA, world, and other exotic locations while exploring the Midway Games classic Cruis’n USA. How […]

  • Pong – Episode 034

    A new miniseries kicks off with “the dumbest, simplest game ever made” – Pong! You’ll want to sit in on this history lesson as we recount the origin of video […]

  • 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 […]

  • Marble Madness – Episode 015

    It’s all downhill from here as we roll with Marble Madness. We discuss the Doogie Howser of arcade games programmers who at the age of 18 created a major arcade […]

  • Tetris – Episode 013

    The pieces have fallen into place for our new miniseries and we’re facing a Soviet invasion! Tetris breaks through the Iron Curtain to take hold of American and Japanese cultures, […]

  • Asteroids – Episode 008

    My God, look at the size of that thing! Atari makes a cultural impact with Asteroids and introduces the masses to high scores. When did the golden age of video […]