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Retroist Podcast – Episode 105 – Mr. Do!

On today’s show I talk about the arcade and home video game hit, Mr. Do! I talk about some of the company that made it (and some of their other titles), how to play the game, its sequels and lots of other fun stuff. Music on the show was provided by Peachy, if you have musical needs, why not contact Peachy at peachy@retroist.com.

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Which is superior?

Parallel Thinking in the creation of Classic Games: Dig Dug and Mr. Do

MrNeilESQ posted a great look at the similarities of two games made by two companies at the same time. Two games that demonstrate that similar ideas can come to fruition without being ripoffs of one another. I found it very interesting since I know so many people who really appreciate Dig Dug, but give very little to the superior (in my opinion), Mr. Do.

Which is superior?

Read Parallel Thinking in Classic Games: Dig Dug and Mr. Do [@] Aging Geekfully

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Mr. Do’s Castle Ad

One thing anyone who knows me can tell you. I love Mr. Do. It was my favorite game in the 1980s and although my gaming has certainly evolved I still play Mr. Do on MAME at least once a week. Mr. Do spawned multiple sequels which pale in comparison to the original, but were pretty decent for coin ops.

Mr. Do’s Castle was kind of like Donkey Kong’s 2nd level and it works pretty well. With its dodge and move game play and swinging ladders it translated well to the home consoles of the time.

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