Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast – Episode 004 (Warp Warp)

Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast – Episode 004 (Warp Warp)

Welcome friends to the fourth episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast! Each show I will not only discuss a particular classic arcade game but share some behind the scenes information of what it’s like to work at the Arkadia Retrocade. This episode I discuss 1981’s Warp Warp as well as share some vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure.

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 “Liking” their Facebook Page!


Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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  1. Another great callback to a rarely-spoken-of title.

    Actually, I shoulda recalled the game from last week’s ‘cast, cuz the sound was instantly recognizable – as an oft-heard sound during my regular stops at a cheap eats diner that had one cabinet (usually Rock-Olas) and one pinball (You asked for it! You got it! The greatest pinball in the world – KISS!…well, one of the best, but any member of the Army will know why I put it that way)

    Always appreciated Warp Warp’s retro-vibe in the instantly modern era of 1981’s numerous groundbreakers, as you point out.

    But though it was an easy Yes to play this, I could never remember the name of it cuz, history-wise, it was never that memorable.

    Yet, as a teenager with that too-common sense of being an outsider, a less-than-perfect member of society, not-quite-an-individual among peers, but a legend within myself, finding a rebel arcade title with aggressively barebones graphics with suitable gameplay (like Targ, another fave) appealed to me – nay…Spoke to me – as if an electronic brethren was calling me into the fold.

    So yeah, lotsa Warp Warp for this loner kid over ketchuped hot dogs, greasy homemade fires and a watered-down coke in a cup, on many a summer’s day and night.

    Still, you coulda poked me with pointy stick till I bled all that teen angst – I never could’ve remembered the name of it.

    Thanks for patting that little buddy on the bezel for me.

  2. Oh and, by the more recognizable (to my ears and I imagine many others) game sounds for next week, I know it’s a title that got some arcade action from us, but loads of home arcade action gameplay funtimes on its NES port (which I owned).

    I dare say it’s a milestone title in the history of fighter games: Double Dragon!

  3. Atari, thank you for the kinds words, my friend. Your ears do not deceive you! The next Diary podcast is about Double Dragon! :D

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