Gaming History 101

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Podcast: Game Club – Salamander/Life Force

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This week Fred flies solo to discuss the shoot-em-up (shmup) series Salamander, better known as Life Force in the United States.  He discusses the various games from the arcade titles to the NES/Famicom port, to even the MSX and PC-Engine (Turbografx-16) ports.  Additionally the connections to series Gradius are discussed and the various ways to play the games today.  He also announces April’s game club title.

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Written by Fred Rojas

April 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

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  1. Reblogged this on Old School Game Blog and commented:
    Hi everyone,
    I just had to re-blog this amazing post from Gaming History 101. It contains a podcast episode about Salamander/Life Force, one of my all-time favorites in the schmup genre.

    Please spend some time listening to the podcast, as it contains a lot of interesting information on the game. 🙂 Highly recommended!
    I used to play the MSX-version quite a lot in the past and I still have my old cartridge in my collection.
    Hope you’ll enjoy it and that you’ll pay Gaming History 101 a visit.
    Have a good evening and thanks for reading!

    Old School Game Blog

    April 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  2. Hi thanks for postinng this

    Lia Sparks

    October 18, 2022 at 2:00 am

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