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12 - Iron Soldier

Shinto

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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, Distributor, and Development
Marc Rosocha interview
Eclipse Software Design demos
Lethal Xcess development story
PS2 port and fate of Eclipse
Michael Bittner interview (of a sort)
Trex Warrior

(Biff's Gaming Videos, Iron Soldier can be seen between 29:59 and 32:27)
Atari Explorer Online for 9 October 1994 (.zip file, Iron Soldier "came out of nowhere and blew people away")
EDGE Preview from September, 1994

Atari Explorer Online for 2 July 1994 (.zip file, VoiceModem press release)
GamePro Preview (mentions multiplayer)
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Atari Explorer Online for 16 January 1995 (.zip file, includes mention of Iron Soldier posters)
Picture of Iron Soldier poster in the background at Philly Expo 2001
Atari Explorer Online for 4 December 1994 (.zip file, includes mention of Iron Soldier TV commercial)

'Evolution' TV Commercial

# Gameplay & Graphics Notes
Railguns in video games

# TV/Movie/Game/Music References
"Welcome to the world of tomorrow!"
Quake 2
Eraser
Blue Thunder
Moonwalking


Linda Blair


# Magazine Ad
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# Reviews
GamePro for March, 1995
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Atari Explorer Online for 16 January 1995 (.zip file)
Fan fic from Matthew Silber (not actually mentioned in the episode)

# Podcasts Mentioned
XEGS Cart by Cart Podcast and Atari Party 2016
The Retro League

# Vendors
Best Electronics
GOAT Store
B&C ComputerVisions
Video61
Eight Bit Fix

Constructicons join up to form Devastator!
(Did I say "Destructicons" in the episode? I meant "Constructicons.")

# Storytime
Cranston Manor
Maniac Mansion
Day of the Tentacle

Next up: Wolfenstein 3D!



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