Retroist Podcast – Episode 189 – Berzerk

On today’s show, I start off by talking about how after breaking an Atari joystick while playing Berzerk, I grew closer to one friend and further apart from another. Then I jump into the star of this episode, the Stern arcade classic, Berzerk. I talk about the people and company who created the game, the gameplay, strategy, ports, sequels and much much more.

Music on the show was provided by Peachy (the Evil Otto of Wales), if you have musical needs, why not contact and “like” him on his Facebook Page.

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3 thoughts on “Retroist Podcast – Episode 189 – Berzerk

  1. TWO great Atari-themed podcasts in one afternoon? What an incredible way to celebrate Atari Day! Great job on this episode, Retroist! Berzerk is one of my most favorite games for the Atari 2600. Even though I just recently broke yet another Atari joystick playing this game! Thanks for sharing something so wonderful yet again Retroist!

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Berserk is a game that plays well in all platforms.
    But I did prefer the 2600 one for being able to shoot Otto.

    I know the feeling of broken joysticks. Though mine never cracked, they wore out from use.
    Your friend’s one musta had heavy wear-and-tear to actually break like that – might’ve been unresponsiveness that summooned extra pressure from your gamer grip.

    Yeah, I do know the feeling of feeling protective over consoles, in those days.
    I would peer at my friend’s grip and twitch responses, worried that the stick would give out and leave me unable to get dual-joystick action on Raiders, later on.

    Ah well, in these days of Stella, all I have to worry about is a thrown keyboard out the window.
    eh…maybe a lawsuit with that, though.

    Berserk is a fine game, worthy of bankruptcy, though.

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