S3 E17: Our Top 50 Favorite Games from Atari

Episode 17 August 11, 2020 01:46:48
S3 E17: Our Top 50 Favorite Games from Atari
Into The Vertical Blank : Generation Atari
S3 E17: Our Top 50 Favorite Games from Atari

Aug 11 2020 | 01:46:48

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Show Notes

Into the Vertical Blank: Generation Atari - Episode 50! 

In this Episode we both ranked out top 50 games released by Atari across all platforms and came up with our combined top 50 + about 30 honorable mentions. Systems - Atari 2600, 5200, 400/800/XL/XE, ST, Lynx Jaguar and even more.

Written, Edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton

Branding by Daryl Litts

Additional music - “8 Bit Wonderland” By Tony Longworth

Mentioned::

https://www.dankitchengames.com/

https://www.netflix.com/title/81019087

http://atariteca.blogspot.com/

Yamo’s Revenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M4BVYrQ-0Y

Zoo Keeper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tU7cRfdbUg

Vergeworld Icarus demo: http://retrobones.com/

Don’t forget:

http://www.intotheverticalblank.com

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