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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast 026 (Warlords)

Welcome back, friends. To an unexpected but I hope nonetheless welcome episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast. This special is all about Atari’s fantastic 1980 arcade classic Warlords. In addition with this of course being the 26th episode as well as the 26th of the month. You know what that means, Happy Atari Day! Seriously, what better way to celebrate the day than discussing Warlords, right?
Warlords - Arcade Marquee

While I of course realize it has been nearly a year since the last episode. I honestly felt that with the recent Saturday Frights Podcast specials I should tackle Warlords. After all I did kind of tease it on the Sunset Riders episode. And tackling a game with as much history as Warlords just felt like it had to be done.

On this episode I do talk about the differences between the upright as well as cocktail cabinets. I give a brief overview of the gameplay and also share some of the interesting trivia I found on the game. Of course I also share some vintage audio related Warlords commercials for your enjoyment.
Warlords - Atari

Moreover, on this episode I found an amazing interview over on the AtariAge forums by Will Nicholes. Where he chats with the Atari 2600 Warlords programmer Carla Meninsky. Who reminisces on what it was like working at Atari back in the Golden Age. Furthermore I share some information on the graphic novel for Warlords that was released back in the day by DC comics!

If you have any suggestions for future games to cover or comments on the show itself you may email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and of course on Facebook. You can also keep up to date on what is going down at the Arkadia Retrocade by making sure to “Like” their Facebook Page. If you need a daily fix you can check out the Official Diary of an Arcade Employee Facebook Page!

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Before you find out about 1980’s Warlords – why not check out the game in action for yourself?

[Via] Old Classic Retro Gaming

Image courtesy of Atari I/O’s Facebook page.


Now then to learn even more about the fun of Atari Day be sure to hop on over and check out fellow Retroist writer Atari I/O’s site by following the link here!

Sunset Riders

Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast 025 (Sunset Riders)

Sunset Riders
With November having passed the month long hiatus is over. To celebrate the return of the podcast, for this go around I am discussing 1991’s Sunset Riders. Released to arcades by Konami – this is the first 4 player arcade title on the show.

In addition, on this episode I am joined by a very special guest. Quite possibly the youngest fan we have in fact. William Burton. Who just happens to also be a big Sunset Riders fan as well.
Sunset Riders
If you have any suggestions for future games to cover or comments on the show itself you may email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on TTwitter and of course on Facebook. You can also keep up to date on what is going down at the Arkadia Retrocade by making sure to “Like” their Facebook Page. If you need a daily fix you can check out the Official Diary of an Arcade Employee Facebook Page!

Our ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth. Furthermore you can listen to more of his work on SoundCloud!

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To the sunset…Sunset Riders!


Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast 024 (Splatterhouse)

Splatterhouse - Diary of an Arcade Employee
It is nearly Halloween, so it means we need to talk Splatterhouse! On this 24th episode of the podcast I have chosen the 1988 arcade game by Namco. In addition I share my memories of the Turbografx-16 home version of the game. Furthermore I do cover the confusion of whether it was released in North America at the arcades at all!
Splatterhouse

If you have any suggestions for future games to cover or comments on the show itself you may email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and of course on Facebook. You can also keep up to date on what is going down at the Arkadia Retrocade by making sure to “Like” their Facebook Page. If you need a daily fix you can check out the Official Diary of An Arcade Employee Facebook Page!

Our ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth. You can listen to more of his work on SoundCloud!

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Now in this podcast I mention the custom cabinet for Splatterhouse at Richie Knucklez Arcade Games. You can reach his Facebook Page by clicking that link. In case you want to see that beauty for yourself – be warned the video has an accidental slip of very salty language!

Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Episode 023 (Congo Bongo)

For the 23rd episode of the Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast the subject is 1983’s Congo Bongo by SEGA – sort of. On this show I talk a little about who actually designed and programmed the game as well as it’s success in the Golden Age of arcades. As always I’ve made sure to share some vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure!
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If you have any suggestions for future games to cover or comments on the show itself you may email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and of course on Facebook. You can also keep up to date on what is going down at the Arkadia Retrocade by making sure to “Like” their Facebook Page. If you need a daily fix you can check out the Official Diary of An Arcade Employee Facebook Page!.

Our ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth. You can listen to more of his work on SoundCloud!

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Episode 022 (Street Fighter II)

Street Fighter II is the subject of the 22nd Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast! On this episode I talk about the impact and legacy of Capcom’s 1991 and 1992 arcade phenomenons Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. Also of note is my good friend and fellow arcade employee, Andy Pickle, is back as a special guest on the show to discuss his own memories with the legendary game. As always I’ve made sure to share some vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure!
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If you have any suggestions for future games to cover or comments on the show itself you may email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and of course on Facebook. You can also keep up to date on what is going down at the Arkadia Retrocade by making sure to “Like” their Facebook Page or you can check in on the Official Diary of An Arcade Employee Facebook Page for your daily fix.

Our ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link and make sure to hop on over to his SoundCloud Page!

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Street Fighter II - Arcade Flyer Archive
A big thanks as always to Arcade Flyer Archive for that awesome flyer!