Friends, thank you for joining us for another episode of the Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast. On this go around I discuss the 1983 classic arcade game, Crystal Castles – which was of course released to the wilds of the arcade by Atari. Crystal Castles is an trimetric projected maze game and a classic arcade title that is certainly one of my favorites. Although as you will hear for yourself in this episode, Crystal Castles also happens to have been an arcade title that caused me some very memorable physical pain at the Showbiz Pizza of my youth!

In this episode as always I have done my level best to shine the spotlight on those notable employees of Atari that had a hand in creating Crystal Castles. As well as giving you the general rundown on the gameplay, and hopefully some interesting tidbits of trivia concerning the game. Of course I also have managed to share some vintage audio treats related to Crystal Castles – furthermore I share an exciting bit of news in regards to a game that Atari was working on at the time -but sadly was never released due to the Video Game crash of 1983. I certainly think that after you hear what had been planned you are going to wish things had played out differently to say the very least.

I thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule and listening to the show – so without further ado, let us join Bentley Bear on his quest through Crystal Castles!

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Published by Vic Sage

An avid devotee to pretty much all things retro and retro related - I love to share my memories and passion for films, comics, gaming, podcasting... and curiously enough my overwhelming desire to never stop eating beef jerky.

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