205: Back To The Arcade!

Select Game PodcastWinking Frogs! Gather ye quarters while ye may…you’ll need them to save up for Super Cobra, Frogger, and Turtles! on the Odyssey2 and Videopac. Also homebrew news galore. Winking froggies included, some assembly required. (36:03)

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204: Amok Downtime!

Select Game PodcastStrange Brew! What has kept the Odyssey2 alive into the 21st century? Not me talking about it, that’s for sure – it’s the homebrew programmers and their sometimes brilliant, sometimes frustrating additions to the Odyssey2 and Videopac libraries. This month’s show examines a cross-section of homebrew titles, from the very first to the fairly recent. (35:55)

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203: The Odyssey2 At The Arcade!

Select Game PodcastAmazing Arcade Ports! Select Game is back after some downtime to take the Odyssey2…or really the Videopac…to the arcade, where we’ll play Popeye, Frogger, and Pong For Videopac & Odyssey2! Plus: Odyssey2 homebrew news from MGC, and a whole new way you can help the site keep the lights on. (39:29)

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202: The All-Ball Show

Select Game PodcastBalls! Select Game returns to cover several Odyssey2 sports games: Bowling!/Basketball!, Pocket Billiards!, Electronic Table Soccer!…and a doomed attempt to play Football! And there may even be something about a trackball! Balls. (44:53)

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201: Feedback! Space Blocks!

Select Game PodcastScintillating Second Season Starter! Select Game kicks off 2017 with your letters and e-mails, wondering where The Art Of Odyssey is, new Select Game swag, and 2016 me plays Blockout! / Breakdown! and Out Of This World! / Helicopter Rescue! (1:00:59)

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11X: Christmas Special!

Select Game PodcastDeck the Halls! It’s the story of a serious sunburn, rainbow trout, a game room serviced by a single distributor, an attempt to will Odyssey2 ports of arcade games into existence, and a lifelong obsession that culminated in…a marquee. And this podcast. (1:05:53)

This podcast is dedicated to the memory of player two, Alison Green (1942-1987).

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The Letter
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110: Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Munchkin

Select Game PodcastExciting Season Finale! He came to gobble dots and munch on munchers. He brought rave reviews to the Odyssey2. And litigation hell came walking in five steps behind him. Hear the story of K.C. Munchkin! from his conception to his downfall, find out if the game was ever really “rare”, and much more! (1:04:30)

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109: Imagic

Select Game PodcastGnarly Ninth Episode! Third party publishers didn’t lavish a lot of attention on the Odyssey2 or Videopac, but here’s the entire lineup from one company that did: legendary third-party game company Imagic translated Demon Attack and Atlantis for Odyssey2 fans. (26:14)

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108: Comic Book Heroes!

Select Game PodcastElectrifying Eighth Episode! Crack open the funny pages, break out the action figures, and swing into action with Spider-Man and the Power Lords on the Odyssey2! Find out what the incredibly obscure selling point of the Power Lords toys was, and just how bad your host is at playing Spider-Man! (38:28)

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107: Loving The Aliens!

Select Game PodcastSpaced-Out Seventh Episode! A much-longer-than-usual episode starts off with discussion of absent friends and sound quality, what the most disappointing thing about Cosmic Conflict! was (it’s not what you think), why the Invaders From Hyperspace have got your number, and what one of these games owes to a certain George Lucas movie. Little E once again appears as Player 2, and Little C finishes on a song! (1:08:49)

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