Episode 14: Slither 2600/The 8-Bit Podcast (CSP-S2Ep2)


The CSP is back & taking you back with them to the early 80’s as they reminisce on the awesome library of the Atari 2600! The Atari 2600 VCS was a staple in the homes of nearly every child of the early 80’s up until Nintendo & Sega came along. The second half of the show, the crew talks about video-game themed cartoons and TV shows, such as Pac-Man, Saturday Supercade and Captain N. So plug in your joysticks and paddle controllers and join the fun!

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Before Call Of Duty: MW3 there was Combat!
Before there was NBA 2k12, there was Atari 2600 Basketball!

Games discussed
Frogger, Pac-Man, Ms.Pac Man, Yar’s Revenge, Mario Brothers, Popeye the Sailor Man, Donkey Kong, River Raid, Pitfall, Swordquest: Earthworld, Superman, Spider-man, Dungeons and Dragons, Defender, Q-Bert, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Masters of the Universe, Custer’s Revenge,  Joust, Centipede (no relation to Rebbie Jackson’s “Centipede”, Millipede, Basketball, Combat, Bezerk, Chopper Command, Galaga, Galaxian, Tron, Burger Time, MouseTrap, Tennis, Tabletop games/Mini-arcade (Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Ms. Pac Man), GI Joe: Cobra Strike, Gremlins, Smurfs (Coleco)

Atari had games for days.

Tracks featured:
“Game Over” by Lil’ Flip
“Eat Em Up” by  from R4/Ridge Racer: Type 4
Themes from”Saturday Supercade”, “Pole Position”, “Video Power”, “Captain N: The Game Master”, “Super Mario Bros Super Show” (closing credits), “The Legend of Zelda”,
Atari 2600 game commercials for Spider-Man, Pitfall, Mario Bros. & Centipede

The Pac-Man family on their 80s cartoon show

For more Atari 2600 and retro 80’s fun, visit our friends at Rediscoverthe80s.com!

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Tune in next week, as our show will be all about Villains and we’ll welcome special guest Howard Decker from UnderScoopFIRE.com to the show!

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“You Grew Up On It!”

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Great show, fellas!! RD80s Shout-outs are always appreciated!!

  2. Anthony Tatum says:

    Excellent show. There’s nothing better than talking about thegood ole days. Keep them coming.

  3. Engineernerd says:

    Most of the games that had the patches were Activision. I had the ones for Kaboom! Freeway and Pitfall. I actually video taped Pitfall trying to figure out the tunnel system.

    The easter egg in Adventure was pretty complex to find. You had to use the bridge in the black castle to find a room that you couldn’t get to any other way. Then pickup a “dot”, a tiny one pixel point. Then take that pixel to one of the areas with the thin vertical line where you had to have two other objects on the screen. The “Dot” would allow you to pass through the line to hidden room where the programmers name was.

    One of my favorite unsung early Atari games was Maze Craze. You had to run a crab through a full screen size maze with cubes chasing you. It was a lot more fun than it sounds.

    Loved the episode, brought back a lot of good memories. Thanks fellas.

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