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29 - Theme Park

Shinto

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Download or listen to the podcast episode at atarijaguargamebygame.libsyn.com/29-theme-park

The Advisor recommends you check out Theme Park! In this Ferris wheel-sized episode, we look at the histories of two storied UK video game companies, learn about the development of the Jaguar version straight from the source (whose name I hope I pronounced correctly), check out all the rides and attractions, and find out that M. Thatcher is actually a dude.  Act surprised at the unexpected musical number, and if you want, stick around for storytime at the end.

Also included is feedback from Derek, Trevor, Randal, Chris, Gary, Mark, Zeus09998580, atarilbc, Patrick, TrekMD, and Adam!

 

Show Notes


General Links
jaguar.gamebygamepodcast.com
gamebygamepodcast.com/1/jaguar on Gopher
Jaguar Game by Game Podcast Store
Podcast Episode Guide
Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines

Forums
AtariAge
atari.io

Game Links
Game on AtariAge
Game on MobyGames

Developer, Distributor, and Development
Peter Molyneux interview with Gamespot
Retro Gamer 71 Peter Molyneux interview with Retro Gamer magazine
Retro Gamer 43 Bullfrog company profile
Bullfrog history in TheOne magazine, September 1989
Apes (unreleased Ocean game for the Jaguar)
Ocean: The History

The making of Theme Park, from Edge Magazine UK issue 4 (January 1994)
Theme Park (PC) pre-screen, from Edge Magazine UK issue 9 (June 1994)

Atari Explorer Online, March 1994 (Announcing Bullfrog developers)
Atari Explorer Online, February 1995 (Magic Carpet for Jaguar CD)

Gameplay & Graphics Notes
Theme Park Strategy Guide
PC version system requirements
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Unofficial gamepad overlay
Manual scan: ThemeParkOCR.pdf
Kitty Box HDMI Adapter

Previews & Reviews
Electronic Gaming Monthly:

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GamePro:

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STart Micro (French), May 1995: 1, 2, 3, 4
Jagfan

Ports
Theme Park (DOS) on gog.com
Theme Park on iOS (review)

Advertisements
Atari Jaguar catalog

 

from the "Best Games / Best System / Best get off your butt and get one" ad:

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TV/Movie/Game/Music/Book References
Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
Aron Eisenberg ("Nog" on Deep Space 9, and an all-around great guy)
Jarabe Tapatío Jeremy Cohen [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], hacked up a bit by Shinto
Yakko's World (from Animaniacs)
"Superb!" (from Looney Tunes Space Race on the Dreamcast)
"___, why did it have to be ___?" (from Raiders of the Lost Ark)
"Okay" (from Evolution: Dino Dudes on the Jaguar)

I've sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook! (also, the monorail song, from The Simpsons Marge vs. the Monorail)
"I'd like to buy the world a Coke..."
put up a fence to keep people out or to keep mother nature in
"We're gonna explode? I don't want to explode."
Dark Helmet and the Planet Druidia
Bowties are cool/Matt Smith
"...just a red herring."
"D'oh!"
The Road to Little Dribbling
Hold music (from Troy Aikman NFL Football)


Vendors
GOAT Store
Video61
Amazon

Podcast references
Retro Hour ep119 - Bullfrog: The Inside Story with Glenn Corpes
Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast

Personal Stories
Mark's Amiga Format link

Jaguar Block Diagram Shower Curtain because... of course you need a Jaguar block diagram shower curtain

Storytime
TetriAbetes, a PSP Tetris-style game by Dragula96
Power Glove, a metal band that does a lot of video game covers


Next up: Super Burnout!



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