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#4256949 Lars Hannig (AKA Starcat) - Atari Jaguar Homebrew - Interview

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:37 AM

Lars Hannig (AKA Starcat) - Atari Jaguar Homebrew - Interview

 

For Arcade Attack's latest Jag related interview, please enjoy my lovely chat with Lars Hannig - one of the earliest homebrew programmers for the console. He reflects back on his games, his views on Atari and the Jaguar and what he is up to now!

 

https://www.arcadeat...uk/lars-hannig/




#4244136 The Official NEO-GEO Thread!

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:17 PM

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY FELLOW GAMERS!!!

 

I am truthfully more spotted on the Jag forum, but it is great to pop by and say hello!

 

Also, Anthony is great supporter of Arcade Attack, and he (and you guys of course) should all be commended for helping keep NEOGEO alive!

 

Keep on gamin'




#4230509 Atari Jaguar Review - Another World - The Jag's Holy Grail?!

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Sat Mar 2, 2019 10:01 AM

Thank you all for the kind words! I am stoked that a new run of Another World is in the pipelines! Do yourself a favour, grab a copy when you can!

 

Kind regards

 

Adrian




#4228827 Atari Jaguar Review - Another World - The Jag's Holy Grail?!

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:05 PM

Atari Jaguar Review - Another World - The Jag's Holy Grail?!

 

Please enjoy my latest Atari Jaguar review for Arcade Attack! This time I look at one of my favourite games of all time; Another World (aka Out of this World).

 

This rare Jag game is amazing and I feel very lucky to own a copy! Please enjoy my review below:

 

https://www.arcadeat...-jaguar-review/

 

Thanks as always, love

 

Adrian




#4228153 Carl Forhan (Songbird Productions) Interview - Releasing Lost Jag Games

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:50 PM

I always enjoy these articles, but from a different perspective--I'm Carl's elder brother, Eric.  I also did some uncredited (I believe) artwork on Protector and Protector SE, and more recently credited on Protector Resurgence.  

 

It's interesting juxtaposing how we grew up with what seems to be pretty average now.  Our Pong/Hockey/Lightgun console was stored in a closet and only rarely brought out with parents' permission.  Later, we only got to play (and thus binge) Atari every-other weekend after our parents split (lots of Twinkies, pizza, mac-n-cheese, and video games. Thanks Dad!).  Our father was a Xerox copier salesman who transitioned to selling Xerox computers, which did give us access to something the average kid didn't have at the time.  I forget the model, but it was monochrome, ran CP/M, and had whopping eight-inch floppy drives.  It had two games:  Adventure and Pirate Cove.  One other disk he had was from a fledgling company:  Microsoft's MSBasic.  We typed-in BASIC programs from a game book we bought and attempted our own as well.  I like to think that my passion for learning BASIC trickled down to a certain sibling some three years my younger.  

 

Eventually, Dad saw our passion and wanted to encourage programming/game-making.  Thus came the TI-99/4a, which we got to keep at home.  Oh, the joys of saving and loading programs on cassette tape ...  

Our after-school lives often consisted of that and Dungeons and Dragons, Star Frontiers, Gangbusters!, or other RPGs.  All of which, I imagine, merged for a joy for finishing and releasing Jag/Lynx games as a hobby.

 

It always amazes me when Carl talks about new or re-released games for these old systems.  He's a genuinely good guy who somehow managed to avoid most of the pits his elder, more-cynical, brother fell into.

 

I just wish i had an embarrassing childhood photo of him to post here.

Thanks for these top stories and memories! Very interesting! 




#4225709 Carl Forhan (Songbird Productions) Interview - Releasing Lost Jag Games

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:19 AM

Carl Forhan (Songbird Productions) – Interview - Releasing Lost Jag Games
 
In our latest Atari Jaguar based interview for Arcade Attack, please allow me to introduce our lovely chat with Songbird Productions owner Carl Forhan!
 
Songbird Productions are well known for helping to complete and release lost or incomplete Jag and Lynx games to the public!
 
Some of his best-known titles include Robinson's Requiem, Skyhammer, HyperForce, Protector SE and their latest game LOOPZ!
 
Carl talks about his passion for Atari, how he helps release a game and his dream Jag release title!
 

 




#4195310 Francois Bertrand - Fight For Life & Virtua Fighter (Atari) Interview

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:00 AM

"Underrated"?

Interesting interview, and I can certainly appreciate the situation at Atari at that time, but FFL is a bad, bad game.

FFL isnt perfect, but I have a soft spot for the game tbh. Thank you for the kind words. :)




#4195309 Francois Bertrand - Fight For Life & Virtua Fighter (Atari) Interview

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:00 AM

Fantastic work yet again.

I found him talking about his work on Virtua Fighter and Pitfall 3D very interesting indeed.

Thank you Lost Dragon. Always appreciate your kind words and encouragement. 




#4190420 Francois Bertrand - Fight For Life & Virtua Fighter (Atari) Interview

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Fri Jan 4, 2019 10:51 AM

In the latest Atari Jaguar based interview for Arcade Attack, I am delighted to introduce my lovely chat with Fight for Life legend Francois Bertrand!  He also worked for SEGA and the legendary Virtua Fighter!

 

I ask him about his career at SEGA and Atari and get all the gossip on how the underrated (but admittingly rushed) Fight For Life was made (just!). Plus more on his stellar career.

 

https://www.arcadeat...ncois-bertrand/




#4149903 Jag CD Stats, Facts & Views - Future Pod Discussion

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Sun Nov 4, 2018 8:08 AM

Atari Jaguar CD - Follow Up Podcast Thoughts

 

Dear all, I have now owned my Jag CD for a good few months. Here is my 2nd podcast on my thoughts and experience of this great add-on! I discuss some of the games I have played recently, share some AtariAge facts and stories and more! My good buddy Dyl also reflects on his recently acquired Mega (SEGA) CD. I would be honoured if you gave the podcast a cheeky listen:

 

https://arcadeattack...rther-thoughts/

https://www.stitcher...-gaming-podcast

https://itunes.apple...st/id1174983594

 

Podcast Description: Dylan and Adrian's meandering chat about the Atari Jaguar CD and Sega (Mega) CD peripherals they picked up a few months ago went so well they decided to give us an update! 

 

Rob and Keith joined this time round to mainly look confused. 

 

To give you a taste of what's to come, Adrian's had time shuffling around jumbled up music videos whilst Dylan still doesn't know what to make of Sonic CD...

 

Here is a link to the first Jag CD thoughts podcast:

 

https://www.arcadeat...st-june-4-2018/




#4131973 Aaron Fothergill - Jag Interview - Zoop & views on Atari

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:45 AM

Aaron Fothergill - Jag Interview - Zoop & views on Atari

 

Dear all

 

For my next Atari Jab based interview on Arcade Attack, I am proud to say I managed to have a lovely chat with Aaron Fothergill (brother of Adam).

 

He worked on Zoop for the Jag and discusses his views on Atari as a company (albeit briefly). He also worked on a number of Amiga and Amiga CD32 titles. 

 

Please see this lovely interview below:

 

https://www.arcadeat...ron-fothergill/




#4127687 Jag CD Stats, Facts & Views - Future Pod Discussion

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Fri Oct 5, 2018 8:58 AM

Hi guys, I am hoping to record the 2nd Jag CD / Mega CD opinion pod later today!!! I have gone back and taken a few unused comments from this thread to add in! I will keep you all posted when the new pod is ready for your listening pleasure! Thanks all, Adrian. :)




#4126429 Bill Rehbock Audio Interview - Producer of Doom, Atari Karts & More!

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Wed Oct 3, 2018 11:21 AM

Adriano,

 

Great job. I just subscribed to your podcast, it seems like it is my cup of coffee.

Thank you Scrummy! Subscribing to the pod means a lot to me and the rest of the AA team. I hope you enjoy our witterings!!! ;)




#4118131 Johannes Graf (Atari) Interview - Iron Soldier 3 & Jag Questions

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:35 PM

Thank you Lost Dragon. Your support does mean a lot. You have always supported myself and Arcade Attack. Bill Rehbock follow up interview is certainly on my to-do list! I will keep you posted! ;)

 

Thanks again, Adrian




#4114662 Johannes Graf (Atari) Interview - Iron Soldier 3 & Jag Questions

Posted by Adriano Arcade on Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:18 AM

Bloody great stuff.

Why aren't you doing these for the likes of RetroGamer Magazine?.

;-) The only thing i would politely disagree with him on,is the Uncharted series..it peaked at II and 4 was so disappointing :-)).

I cannot wait to see who you interview next.

I am a big fan of RetroGamer mag tbh, but I am in this with my mates, to hopefully grow Arcade Attack. I really appreciate the kind words and support. Johannes was great to chat to. I will keep digging for more Atari Jag interviews! :)