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Lost Treasures of Gaming: Pac-Man Fever

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This week Syd and Sean had on Jerry Buckner of the duo Buckner & Garcia that are responsible for the 1982 hit Pac-Man Fever.  It’s a fascinating listen that we highly recommend everyone check out, but given that it’s a song/album they were discussing I had to be a little creative with what game(s) to showcase.  Turns out there was a game released by Namco called Pac-Man Fever and Fred checks it out.  Then at the end it’s time to re-visit the classic Pac-Man and answer to Syd’s challenge.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Lost Treasures of Gaming: TechnoCop (Genesis)

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This week the Lost Teasures of Gaming Podcast did not have an interviewee, but that doesn’t stop the site’s main podcast, The OMG! Hour, from featuring a Lost Treasure of Gaming.  TechnoCop is a microcomputer title that was mostly known for its Amiga port that made a quite faithful transition over to the Mega Drive/Genesis.  Combing gunplay with driving as a hybrid with Roadblasters and Rolling Thunder of sorts, it’s an interesting title you may not be aware of.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Mr. Robot and his Robot Factory

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This week’s Lost Treasures of Gaming featured Sean’s favorite game growing up, Mr. Robot and his Robot Factory.  Developed by interviewee Ron Rosen, this game bears a striking resemblance to Miner 2049er save for the fact that it had more than twice the number of levels and a level editor built in.  This week Fred takes a stab at the platformer and does relatively well.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Dragon’s Lair (Gameboy Color)

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This week’s Lost Treasures of Gaming featured Mike Mika (some know him as “Donkey Kong Dad”) discussing one of his larger feats: porting the arcade version of Dragon’s Lair to the Gameboy Color along with his team. The feat is difficult and the result is impressive, especially when you see a 500 MB+ title reduced to 4 MB. We check it out, compare the arcade version, and die a lot.

Check out the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast and other content at http://www.omgnexus.com.

Written by Fred Rojas

September 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Miner 2049er

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This week on Lost Treasures of Gaming the boys had on none other than Bill Hogue, creator of Miner 2049er.  As an avid fan in my youth (and I’ve heard quite a popular game in Europe) I was delighted to revisit this title I hadn’t touched in over 15 years.  Originally programmed for the Atari 800, this is the Commodore 64 version, but it captures the soul of the game quite nicely.  If you aren’t familiar with this game that is, according to Hogue, a Donkey Kong hybrid with Pac-Man, you should do yourselves a favor and give this addicting and challenging title a try.

The Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast and several other shows can be found at OMG Nexus.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Ghostbusters The Video Game (2009)

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This week Lost Treasures of Gaming interviewed Ken Rogoway for not only his work on Ghostbusters: The Video Game but also last week’s game Rescue on Fractalus! (the Tandy Computer version) and many others. Here we play one of my favorite parts of the game, a rematch between the Ghostbusters and Stay Puft marshmallow man on the streets of New York.

Check out OMG Nexus for its other shows, including Lost Treasures of Gaming, and content!

Written by Fred Rojas

August 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

Retro Game Night: Battletoads (NES and Arcade)

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This week for Retro Game Night Fred booted up the Rare Replay collection to revisit Battletoads on the NES and finally play the arcade game.  It goes about as you would expect.

Note: Adult Language, viewer discretion advised.

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Written by Fred Rojas

August 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Lost Treasures of Gaming: Rescue on Fractalus!

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This week’s episode featured David B. Fox in the interview chair and a discussion on the development of Rescue on Fractalus!  One of the earliest games from LucasFilm Games before they became LucasArts, this title featured fractal graphics and procedurally generated planets way before that was commonplace.

This was captured in conjunction with the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast on OMG Nexus.  Lost Treasures of Gaming on Gaming History 101’s Twitch channel can be watched live every Friday night at 11:30 pm EST.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Lost Treasures of Gaming: U-Boat

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For this week’s Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast Sean and Syd were talking to Vic-20 programmer Mark Vittek.  Fred shows you what the original program from 1983’s article of Compute! looked like and then plays a few rounds to show off just how much muscle the Commodore Vic-20 had in only 4K of RAM.

This was captured in conjunction with the Lost Treasures of Gaming podcast on OMG Nexus.  Lost Treasures of Gaming on Gaming History 101’s Twitch channel can be watched live every Friday night at 11:30 pm EST.

Written by Fred Rojas

August 1, 2015 at 11:00 am