Posted on May 2, 2018
S1:E1: All The Scan Lines Have Been Written
Into The Vertical Blank: Growing Up Atari Season 1 Episode 1 – All The Scan Lines Have Been Written
In this, the real premiere episode, the boys pull out all the production stops to bring some much needed levity and interludes to a game playing session and discussion on modern releases for the Atari 8-bit computers. Games discussed and Played: Stunt Car Racer, Bosconian, Time Pilot, X:8, Crazy cat and more.
Show notes and links:
Also, be sure to check out the Inverse ATASCII Atari 8bit and now ST Podcast. We did not realize that on his podcast Wade has an assistant much like “Emily” (our rude British AI assistant). We have given Emily a part-time role and put “IRATA” in her place. Also Wade assistant’s is not and is not nearly as rude because Wade is much more of an adult than Steve or Jeff
Stunt Car Racer for the Atari 8bits – Download and info
Bosconian for the Atari 8bit (disks 439 and 440)
Time Pilot for the Atari 8bit computers
X:8 for the Atari 8bit Computers
Crazy Cat for the Atari 8bits
Mr. Do for the Atari 8bits – well worht your time although we only mention it briefly
More info at the great Atari Mania Site
Places to buy cool stuff
Lotharek’s Lair – https://lotharek.pl/
USB Joysticks (Sorry, I can’t find the Legacy Engineering site anymore):Innex Retro Link Classic Console USB Controllers Atari
Atari Sales / Video 61 http://members.tcq.net/video61/main.html
Excel Magazine http://excel-retro-mag.co.uk/?v=79cba1185463
Info on Atari 8bit Graphics modes:
The Atari Box Pre-Order: https://atarivcs.com/
Good Atari Forums
Atari Mania: http://www.atarimania.com/atari_forum/index.php
Atari Age: http://atariage.com/forums/
Emulation, Disk and Cart Images ready to run
Atarionline.pl – in polish, but can be translated
8bitrocket’s 8 Tokens for a Dollar Song:
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