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28 - Supercross 3D

28 - Supercross 3D

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/28-supercross-3d Feel the textures beneath your animated, dirt-chewing tires in Supercross 3D! Learn about how the tournament actually works (hint: don't read the manual), check out some of the hidden references in the list of competitor names, and learn what the heck a "nac nac" is in this dirty, dirty episode. Also included are a couple curious song similarities, storytime segments featuring carbonated beve

Shinto

Shinto

27 - Flashback - The Quest for Identity

27 - Flashback - The Quest for Identity

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/27-flashback-the-quest-for-identity Find out who you really are and then foil the alien conspiracy in Flashback: The Quest for Identity. Learn about the companies involved in bringing this game to the Jaguar, what it took to make the cutscenes, and how to recover your teleport receiver with one weird trick. Along the way, we uncover a previously-unknown cheat code, dig into all the various ports and their differen

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Shinto

26 - I-War

26 - I-War

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/26-i-war Only a weapons-laden antivirus craft can save the I-Way, and only you can drive it. This heavy-tank-sized episode will give you all you need to know to defeat Override, including the little-known history of the game I-War, a complete catalog of weapons, a list of enemies and hazards, and tons of tips. We find a close connection between I-War and Defender 2000, dig deep for hidden messages, and solve the m

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Shinto

25 - Power Drive Rally

25 - Power Drive Rally

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/25-power-drive-rally Hop in your favorite (better make that "favourite") European rally car and "terra up de firma" in Power Drive Rally! We explore company histories and the development of the game, dig into the game modes, and marvel at the attention to detail. In the co-driver's seat we've got sound effects and music, reviews from around the world, and Betteridge's Law of Headlines. As if that weren't enou

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Shinto

24 - FlipOut!

24 - FlipOut!

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/24-flipout Enter the Great Tile Flipping Festival to challenge King Fluffy and the citizens of the planet Phromaj in the Jaguar puzzle game FlipOut! Game designer Dr. Conrad Barski provides valuable historical context as we learn about the game's development, then explore the levels, dig into the depths of alien mischief, and check out numerous magazine reviews. Also included is feedback from Roberth, Derek,

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Shinto

23 - Cannon Fodder

23 - Cannon Fodder

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/23-cannon-fodder Form a line at the bottom of Boot Hill and wait to be waved in to the disturbing fun of Cannon Fodder! In this episode, we learn a bit about Sensible Software, how this game ended up on the Jaguar, and how this version differs from the many other ports. We check out numerous reviews from both sides of the Atlantic, propose an alternate control scheme (with the benefit of hindsight), ponder the hig

Shinto

Shinto

22 - Hover Strike

22 - Hover Strike

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/22-hover-strike We're blasting space pirates and naming planets with Hover Strike! Learn about the game's roots, the development staff, the many cheat codes, and the Jaguar Development Standards in this action-packed and texture-mapped episode. Stick around for some awesome feedback from Björn, Arethius, Christopher (aka MightyFrog), and TrekMD!   Show Notes General Links jaguar.gamebyga

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Shinto

21 - Troy Aikman NFL Football

21 - Troy Aikman NFL Football

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/21-troy-aikman-nfl-football You could say it's the best American football game on the Jaguar, but is that saying much? Find out in this episode, along with the id Software connection, a Super Bowl prediction, and what the heck this game has to do with distant-future generational starships. Also included is feedback from Kevin, some storytime, and a couple surprises. Hopefully not the terrible kind of surprise

Shinto

Shinto

20 - Pinball Fantasies

20 - Pinball Fantasies

Download or listen to the Podcast Episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/20-pinball-fantasies Experience "the real simulator" with Pinball Fantasies on the Atari Jaguar. In this episode, you'll hear company histories, rules of the four pinball tables, lots of tunes, highly contradictory reviews, some questionable adjective use, and the surprising high score holder for the Stones 'n' Bones table on Shinto's cartridge. Also in this episode is feedback from Randal, Louis, and

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Shinto

19 - Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls

19 - Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls

Download or listen to the Podcast Episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/19-double-dragon-v-the-shadow-falls 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 Kevi

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Shinto

18 - Brutal Sports Football

18 - Brutal Sports Football

Download or listen to the podcast episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/18-brutal-sports-football 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,

Shinto

Shinto

h01 - Rebooteroids

h01 - Rebooteroids

Download or Listen to the Podcast Episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/h01-rebooteroids 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

Shinto

Shinto

17 - Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding

17 - Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding

Download or listen to the podcast episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/17-val-disre-skiing-and-snowboarding 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 subtleti

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Shinto

16 - Zool 2

16 - Zool 2

Download or listen to the Podcast Episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/16-zool-2 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 chea

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Shinto

15 - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

15 - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

Download or listen to the Podcast Episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/15-dragon-the-bruce-lee-story 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

Shinto

Shinto

14 - DOOM

14 - DOOM

Download or listen to the podcast episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/14-doom 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 b

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Shinto

13 - Wolfenstein 3D

13 - Wolfenstein 3D

Podcast Episode Link Step behind your chaingun and face down the Nazi horde in this distinctive port of the 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! Thank you for listening. # General Links Podcast Episode Guide Michael Curre

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Shinto

Revisiting DOS Wolfenstein 3D

Revisiting DOS Wolfenstein 3D

In researching episode 13 of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast, I needed to revisit the original Wolfenstein 3D for DOS. While there are a number of ways to play Wolf3D on a modern computer, but I'm trying to be as authentic and retro as possible, and Wolfenstein 3D doesn't get any more retro than a 5 1/4" floppy disk. I'll be talking more about this in the episode, but that's the original floppy disk I bought from a shareware vendor, my first taste of first-person shooters. I don'

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Shinto

12 - Iron Soldier

12 - Iron Soldier

Link to Podcast Episode Page 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! # General Links Podcast Episode Guide Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines # Game Links Game on AtariAge Game on MobyGames # Developer, Distr

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Shinto

11 - Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales

11 - Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales

Episode Permalink # General Links Podcast Episode Guide Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines # Game Links Game on AtariAge Game on MobyGames # Developer, Distributor, and Development Accolade on MobyGames Alan Miller interview Bob Whitehead interview Bubsy's SNES/Genesis porting history Michael Berlyn interview (Gamasutra) (DoctorClu and SpongeFox) Contemporary Bubsy reviews Contemporary Bubsy 2 reviews Berlyn on Bubsy 2

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Shinto

10 - Kasumi Ninja

10 - Kasumi Ninja

Episode Permalink 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. # General Links Podcast Episode Guide Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines # Game Links Game on AtariAge Game on MobyGames # Developer, Distributor, and Development Hand Made

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Shinto

09 - Tempest 2000

09 - Tempest 2000

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/09-tempest-2000 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!   Show Notes

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Shinto

08 - Alien vs Predator

08 - Alien vs Predator

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/08-alien-vs-predator Step into the role of the Alien, the Predator, and the Marine in this ambitious and atmospheric first person shooter from Rebellion. General Links jaguar.gamebygamepodcast.com Jaguar Game by Game Podcast Store Podcast Episode Guide Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines Forums AtariAge atari.io The Retro League RetroVideoGamer Game Links Game on Atar

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Shinto

07 - Checkered Flag

07 - Checkered Flag

Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/07-checkered-flag Pilot your personalized polygonal performance machine, if you can, through ten twisting tracks with Checkered Flag!   Show Notes General Links jaguar.gamebygamepodcast.com Jaguar Game by Game Podcast Store Podcast Episode Guide Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines Forums AtariAge atari.io The Retro League RetroVideoGamer Game Links G

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Shinto

06 - Evolution: Dino Dudes

06 - Evolution: Dino Dudes

Download or listen to the podcast episode at http://atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/06-evolution-dino-dudes Guide your tribe of hairy humans through the anachronistic dangers of pre-history in Evolution: Dino Dudes, Jaguar cartridge part number J9006.   Show Notes General Links jaguar.gamebygamepodcast.com Jaguar Game by Game Podcast Store Podcast Episode Guide Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines Forums AtariAge atari.io The Retro League

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