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In the latest episode I discuss the legendary arcade classic Paperboy. I compare and contrast the original arcade with its various ports. These are the early ports, as of course this game continues to be ported to this day and probably will as long as there are game systems. Which was your favorite port? Let me know as I'd like to hear your views on this game, and please don't forget to post memories as I'd like to hear about your own experiences playing this game. Thank you.

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Funny how the music in the GBA version of Paperboy sounds so similar to Moon Patrol's. :lol:

 

Also, check out the Amiga version. Excellent music and no thick borders/small window to deal with:

 

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In the latest episode of my channel, I discuss early video games that were programmed by women. Of course I have to mention Carol Shaw and Carla Meninsky but there were others that broke the sex barrier in the video game world.

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Very good video, got these in my database:

 

Female Programmers:

In 1976, Joyce Weisbecker programmed games for an RCA PC and Studio 2 console based on technology created by her dad–a significant achievement that went undocumented until 2017:

RCA Cosmac VIP: Snake Race, Jackpot (credited), Slide, Sum Fun, Sequence Shoot

RCA Studio 2: TV Schoolhouse 1 (1976), Speedway, Tag (1978)

For ATARI VCS:

Rebecca Heineman London Blitz, Out of Control

Carol Shaw Checkers, 3D Tic Tac Toe, River Raid

Suki Lee Math Gran prix, Obelix

Marilyn Churchill Submarine Commander

Laura Nikolich Spider-Man

Carla Meninsky Dodge em, Warlords, Star Raiders

Donna Baily Centipede (coin-op)

Susan McBride ?

Jean Baer Out of Control, London Blitz, Death Trap

Ava-Robin Cohen Jr Pac-Man

Sylvia Day Gopher, Mouse Trap, Name this Game

Connie Goldman Masters of the Universe

Patrica Lewis DuLong Bump n Jump, Masters of the Universe, Star Strike

Mimi Nyden Gremlins

Shirley Ann Russell Boing

Barbara Utis ?

Betty Ryan Tylko Pole Position

Jane Terjung Kool Aid Man

Ban Tran Wabbit (Also first female (human) video game character)

Judy Eckert ?

Dawn Stockbridge Tutankham, Strawberry Shortcake

 

ATARI 8-bit:

Danielle Bunten Ferry (Daniel Bunten): M.U.L.E., The Seven Cities of Gold and many more....

 

 

Leading (main) female characters in video games:

Magnavox Odyssey:

Female player (Simon Says, Odyssey, 1972, selectable main character)

Apple ][:

Female player selection (Akalabeth: World of Doom, Origin, 1979, selectable)

Clair (Cave Girl Clair, Addison Wesley, 1983, main character)

Lauren (Lauren of the 25th century, Addison Wesley, 1983, main character)

Chelsea (Chelsea of the south sea Islands, Addison Wesley, 1983, main character)

Jenny (Jenny of the prairie, Addison Wesley, 1984, main character)

Arcade:

Ms. Pac-Man (Ms. Pac-Man, Bally Midway, 1981, main character)

Lady Bug (Lady Bug, Universal, 1981, main character)

Kissy and Takky (Baraduke, Namco, 1985, main characters)

ATARI VCS:

Billie Sue (Wabbit, Games by Apollo, 1982, main character), 1st human main character in a console game

Dolphin (Dolphin, female Dolphin, Activision, 1983, main character)

Lilly (Lilly Adventure, Home Vision, Alice (Alice Adventure, Quelle, 1983, main character)

Laurie Strode (Halloween, Wizard Video Games, 1983, main character)

Blond girl (Ghost Manor, Xonox, 1983, selectable)

Leading Lady (Beat ‘em and eat ‘em, Mystique, 1983, main character)

Strawberry Shortcake (Strawberry Shortcake, Parker, 1983, main character)

Chinese Girl (Dancing Plates, Dishaster, Bit Corp.,Zimag, 1983, main character)

Miss Piggy (Pigs in Space starring Miss Piggy, Atari, 1983, main character)

Inventa (handheld game & watch)

Snow White (Snow White, Inventa, 1983, main character

Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, Inventa, 1983, main character)

Colecovison:

Anna Lee (Cabage Patch Kids, Coleco, 1984, main character)

Atari 8-bit:

Clair (Cave Girl Clair, Addison Wesley, 1983, main character)

Lauren (Lauren of the 25th century, Addison Wesley, 1983, main character)

Chelsea (Chelsea of the south sea Islands, Addison Wesley, 1983, main character)

Jenny (Jenny of the prairie, Addison Wesley, 1984, main character)

Kim Kimberly (Snowball, Return to Eden, Level 9 Computing, 1983, 1984, main character)

Candi, Marlena, Dominique, Lindsay, Dawn, Crystal, Cynthia, Janice, Suzie, Melissa, Marina, Sylvia (Strip Poker, Artworx, 1983, main characters)

Alexandra (Lode Runner’s Rescue, Synapse, 1985, main character)

Englishwoman (Plundered Hearts, Infocom, 1987, main character)

Sega SG-1000:

Papri (Girl’s Garden, Sega, 1984, main character)

C64:

Barbie (Barbie, Epyx, 1984, main character)

Trixie Trinian (The secret of St. Brides, Audiogenic, 1985, main character)

Alter Ego female version (Alter Ego, Activision, 1986, main character)

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In the latest episode I discuss more rare and valuable Atari 2600 games. Most of the games in this episode are actually really cool and fun. I know, that isn't usually the case with most collectible games, but most of these are. There are a few that if they weren't valuable I would gladly use as drink coasters, such as Q*berts Qubes. What a bad port of a really fun arcade game! My opinion of course. I will be doing a part 4 soon, as folks really seem to enjoy these episodes. I have to thank the living Atari 2600 price guide and encyclopedia Dave for once again helping me out! Enjoy!

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Nice episode. Bumper Bash is one of my favorites too. Gas Hog looks like fun, I'll have to give it a go. :thumbsup:

 

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In the latest episode I discuss some handheld and plug 'n play games that I own. I review them and tell you whether I believe you should "buy 'em" or "bop 'em". If you have any suggestions for others not covered in this episode let me know. I am considering getting the Intellivision version, what do you guys think of that one?

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Very good video, got these in my database:

 

For ATARI VCS:

Rebecca Heineman London Blitz, Out of Control

Carol Shaw Checkers, 3D Tic Tac Toe, River Raid, Othello, Super Breakout, Polo

Suki Lee Math Gran prix, Obelix, Miss Piggy's Wedding

Marilyn Churchill Submarine Commander

Laura Nikolich Spider-Man, Care Bears

Carla Meninsky Dodge em, Warlords, Star Raiders, Indy 500

Donna Baily Centipede (coin-op)

Susan McBride ?

Jean Baer Out of Control, London Blitz, Death Trap

Ava-Robin Cohen Jr Pac-Man

Sylvia Day Gopher, Mouse Trap, Name this Game

Connie Goldman Masters of the Universe

Patrica Lewis DuLong Bump n Jump, Masters of the Universe, Star Strike, Rocky & Bullwinkle, BurgerTime, Swordfight

Mimi Nyden Gremlins, Quadrun, Snow White, Gravitar, SwordQuest - EarthWorld, Solaris, Mario Bros., RealSports Baseball, Super Baseball, Garfield, SwordQuest - FireWorld

Shirley Ann Russell Boing

Barbara Ultis Arkyology

Betty Ryan Tylko Pole Position

Jane Terjung Kool Aid Man

Ban Tran Wabbit (Also first female (human) video game character)

Judy Eckert ?

Dawn Stockbridge Tutankham, Strawberry Shortcake

Laura Scholl Grover's Music Maker

Well done!

 

Added some titles (mostly for graphic design)

 

Susan McBride doesn't ring a bell. Where did you get that name from?

 

Wasn't Judy Eckert working for CBS Electronics? I recall someone stating that somewhere.

 

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Susan McBride, heck if I remember. Gonna do some digging.

 

Thanks for your additions/ completion/ corrections.

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In my latest episode we discuss children's and educational games that were on computers. A good deal of the episode deals with games made by MECC, the company most known for Oregon Trail and Lemonade Stand. Did you play any of these games back in the day? Let me know, I'd love to hear your stories.

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Sorry about that! I had to pull the last video because there were some issues that I overlooked that I caught when I saw in on Youtube. Anyway, here the real episode. Please feel free to share your stories about these games. Many of them I played in elementary school on the old Apple IIe computer.

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In my latest episode I have another AVP (Arcade vs. Port) of Sega's mega classic Zaxxon. Of all the arcade games that I used to play as a child, mostly while waiting for my parents at Wilco in Lowell, Indiana, this was the game that gave me the most grief! It took me forever to beat it. Although some of the ports are easier than the arcade, not all of them measure up to the high standards set by Sega's first mega hit. Let me know what you think. What are some other games that you would like to see me do an AVP episode about? Thanks for watching.

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In this week's episode I discuss my favorite golf games. I tried to get a few from various different consoles and I threw in a great PC game that I spent hours playing in the early 90's. The highlight is the lost classic Amateur League Golf, a PC game from 2000. Did I miss any golf games that should be included in a followup video? Let me know. Thanks for viewing!!

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In the latest episode I discuss some of my favorite board games that were made into video games. Were there any I missed that you think should be included? Let me know.

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